Festivals

June 5-7, 2014: Fort Branch Community Festival

The annual festival will be held Thursday, June 5, through Saturday, June 7, at the Fort Branch Community Park and will feature carnival rides, pageants, a talent show, games and a parade on Saturday, June 7.
The festival sponsored by the community group, Fort Branch Community Pride.

Fort Branch Park
Fort Branch, IN

Contact: Casi Anders at 812-304-0054.

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June 19-21, 2014: Haubstadt Sommerfest

Thursday, June 19
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 20
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 21
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, 2014: Lyles Station Juneteenth Celebration

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 6-12, 2014: 159th Annual Gibson County Fair

The VOICE finalists in Concert Friday night, July 11th!
The SWON Brothers!

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 31, 2014 -August 2, 2014: Owensville Watermelon Festival & Parade

Rides, food and crafts. Little Mr., Miss, Junior Miss and Miss Watermelon contests. Bingo, raffles, live entertainment and variety show, 5K Watermelon Run

Owensville, IN

Venessa Riggs
812-724-2506
Ness91in@yahoo.com

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August 5-8, 2014: 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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August 29, 2014 -September 1, 2014: Labor Day Celebration

Gibson County Fairgrounds in Princeton, Indiana will host the Labor Day Association's 128th LABOR DAY CELEBRATION .

This year's event includes free Backyard Blast Inflatables, free antique appraisals, and free daily concerts with Soul Harmonics Band, Vintage Rendition Band, Neil Yockey, Calabash Band, and a Gospel Sing. A special benefit concert by Gibson County Gives Back will be held Saturday evening with country music entertainer, Jason Michael Carroll and special guest, Jason Clutter. General admission for this benefit concert is twenty dollars, with children 4-9 years of age, only ten dollars, and three years of age and under free.
Other attractions include the Demolition Derby on Friday and Sunday Nights, zip line rides, Washer & Horseshoe pitching, The Official State Picking & Fiddling Championships, talent show, poker run, Queen contest and more, plus one of the area's largest parades on Labor Day. Featured speaker on Sunday afternoon will be Fran Quigley, Clinical Professor at Indiana University.
Entrance to the fairgrounds and parking are free with shuttle service from the parking lot available each evening.

709 N Embree St, Princeton, IN 47670

For more information contact Parade Chairman:
Ricky Rush 812-454-0362

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August 30, 2014: Lyles Station New Beginnings Celebration

Featuring children's activities, music, entertainment, a variety of vendors with BBQ dinners being served.

Lyles Station Historic School & Museum
953 N 500 W
Lyles Station, IN

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

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September 19-21, 2014: 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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October 3, 2014: Downtown Princeton Oktoberfest

Beirstube, food & Kaoke!

Downtown Princeton, Indiana

Paula French: 812-385-0999

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