Parke County Covered Bridge Festival
Indiana's Largest Festival
Photographers and history buffs will enjoy guided tours featuring beautiful covered bridges and nationally renowned scenic rural views. Shoppers will be pleased with the array of vendors that offer specialty items, hand-made goods, tasty chocolates and candies. Since 1957 this authentic Hoosier festival has been headquartered on the courthouse lawn in Rockville, where community non-profit organizations and vendors offer crafts, food, and unique items under a large tent that is open daily, rain or shine. Some of the booths have been part of the festival for decades, proudly serving locally made delights like sassafras tea, cornbread and beans, and maple syrup! Visitors to the historic Square can experience unique wood carving demonstrations, antique stores, the Covered Bridge Art Gallery, an old fashioned “five-and-dime” type variety store, colorful restaurants and the Historic Ritz Theater. Bridgeton has an array of handmade crafts, vendors, and a food court. Its scenic historic district includes the Bridgeton Mill and Covered Bridge, Collom’s General Store, the 1878 House, Case Log Cabin, and Bridgeton School. Mansfield is bustling daily with hundreds of vendors offering an array of goods and festival food.