Welcome Covered Bridge Festival Goers!
It's time once again for one of the country's biggest festivals, and it happens right here in our own back yard: Parke County, Indiana. Welcome to the thousands of folk who will come to visit the historic, picturesque bridges of our area. Enjoy the unique tastes of Indiana festival food. I especially recommend the town Square in Rockville. Local charitable organizations traditionally surround the town square, offering such delectible delights as Pumpkin Ice Cream and, in my recollection, one of the biggest grilled pork chops I have ever seen. Please do brave the crowds for the treats on the square in Rockville, you will be supporting charitable organizations in their biggest fundraising event of the year.
My personal favorite spot is Bridgeton. This tiny town will be lined with vendors with all the variety you've come to expect from Covered Bridge. Fried Cheese from Wisconsin. Home made treasures from local arisans.
In Mansfield you don't want to miss the Mill, a historic and operating mill where I think you can still buy freshly ground flour and other items from a simpler age.
And of course you have a chance to take tours of the many Covered Bridges the festival is built around. Take a tour, grab a map, find the bridges. They truly are the reason so many people have "come to town."
For an official website, check this one out: http://www.coveredbridges.com/index.php/covered_bridge_festival
Be careful and pay attention when you're driving OR walking...! We want this to be a safe and fun time for all. And remember, you can take HI-99 with you everywhere you go with our handy smart phone apps.
See you at the festival!