Festivals

June 2-4, 2016: Fort Branch Community Festival

The annual festival will be held Thursday, June 2, through Saturday, June 4, at the Fort Branch Community Park. The festival will feature carnival rides, pageants, a talent show, games, car show, a family oriented Glow Bike Ride and fireworks show on Thursday night with a parade on Saturday, June 4th, and a longer, more competitive bike ride on Saturday morning. Musical entertainment and Beer Garden will also be ongoing through the festival dates.
The festival sponsored by the community group, Fort Branch Community Pride.

Fort Branch Park
Fort Branch, IN

Contact: Candy Yancey @ 812-664-6737

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June 16-18, 2016: Haubstadt Sommerfest

Thursday, June 6
5:00 pm: Concessions and Rides Open
6:00 pm: Little Miss Contest
6:00 pm until Midnight: Beer Garden w/ Entertainment
6:00 until 9:00 pm: Race packet pick-up for pre-registered participants


Friday, June 17
5:00 pm: Concessions and Rides Open
5:30 pm: Talent Show
6:00 pm until Midnight: Beer Garden w/ Entertainment
6:00 until 9:00 pm: Race packet pick-up for pre-registered participants

Saturday, June 18
6:30 until 7:45am: Race Registration
8:00 am: Lil’ Dutch Run
8:20 am: Laufenfest 5K Run
8:25 am: Laufenfest 5K Walk (Free drinks, food, biergarten, clown, massages and Helen’s accordion after race)
1:00 pm: Sommerfest Parade
1:00 pm: Concessions and Rides Open
6:00 pm until Midnight: Beer Garden w/ Entertainment

Haubstadt, IN
Old Haubstadt gym grounds

http://www.haubstadtsommerfest.com

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June 19, 2016: Lyles Station Juneteenth Celebration

Video presentations of
'"America's Untold Journey"
Featuring Lyle Station at 1pm

Juneteenth, also know as Emancipation Day, celebrates the
ending of slavery on June 19, 1865, in one of the last
Confederate holdouts of the Civil War — Galveston, Texas.
Nearly two months after the war ended on that date, blacks
there first received official word that slavery was abolished.

After originating in Galveston, the celebration every June 19 has
slowly spread and is now officially recognized as a state
holiday or state holiday observance in 25 states. Indiana does
not recognize the day as an official state holiday, but many
events throughout the state, such as the one at Lyles Station,
commemorate the day.

The Lyles Consolidated School is located 4 miles west of Princeton, IN at the intersection of County Roads 100 N and 500 W. For more information, call 812-385-2534.

Lyles Station Historic School & Museum
Lyles Station, IN

Contact: Stanley Madison
(812) 385-2534
http://www.lylesstation.org/Events.html

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July 10-16, 2016: Gibson County Fair

Friday night concert- presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana.
Old Dominion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrgCwAM06Yg

Gibson County Fairgrounds

711 N. Embree Street
Princeton, IN 47670

http://gibsoncountyfair.com/pages/map.htm

Contact: Connie Wilson
(812) 385-3445
http://www.gibsoncountyfair.com

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July 26, 2016: Back to School Festival

5pm-10pm daily
Rides, games & food!
Free Gate with $10 arm bands

Gibson County Fair Grounds

Gibson County Fairgrounds
812-385-3445

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July 28-30, 2016: Owensville Watermelon Festival

Come join them for the festivities including rides, games, food, pageants, talent show, run/walk, and parade!

contact Vanessa Riggs at 812-724-2506 or 812-664-0417.

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August 2-6, 2016: Oakland City Sweet Corn Festival

Chicken & smoked pork chop dinners nightly, Sweet corn on the cob. Entertainment, food & craft booths - flea market, carnival and parade.

Oakland City, IN

(812) 677-0728
http://www.oaklandcitylions.com

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September 16-18, 2016: Gibson County Golden Heritage Days Festival

Located around the courthouse square, Golden Heritage Days is Gibson County's largest festival. Pageants, rides, live entertainment, food and craft vendors.
Come out and celebrate Gibson County's "Golden Heritage."

Downtown Princeton
Princeton, IN

(812) 385-2134
http://www.gibsoncountychamber.org

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