Festival of the Turning Leaves

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Festival of the Turning Leaves

Event Details

The Festival of the Turning Leaves is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, marking five decades of joy and festivities. Since its inception in 1973, this beloved event has brought together the community for a memorable experience.

Prepare to be captivated by the incredible lineup of musical entertainment lined up for the 50th Festival in 2023. Whether you are a music enthusiast or simply enjoy toe-tapping melodies, these performances are sure to delight attendees of all ages.


September 22, 2023

5-8pm Bluegrass Jam – Lions Depot, Bean Supper served by Sugar Plain Friends. All acoustic “jammers” are welcome. No electric instruments. (Restrooms available)

8pm – Movie Night at the Park – Bring chair/blanket & enjoy a “Super” adventure to save the Kingdom from evil with your family. Free Popcorn! (Restrooms open)

Following Movie – (9:45??) Fireworks! – @Park

September 23, 2023

  • 6:30am – Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast, Lions Depot
  • 8am – Flag-Raising, Town Hall American Legion Post#218
  • 8am-6pm Street Fair & Food Court
  • 8:30am – Hope for His Children 5/10K Walk/Run Registration, E. Church St. Trail Head
  • 9am – Hope for His Children 5/10K Walk/Run, E. Church St. Trail Head
  • 9am – 5pm – Sugar Creek Art Center – Festival Bazaar
  • 10am – 4pm – Thorntown Heritage Museum Open
  • 10am – 4pm – Young McDonald’s Farm, Kid’s Area
  • 10:30am – Arni’s Pizza Contest, Stage Area
  • 11am – 1pm – Backroad Revival Band, Stage
  • 11am – Parade Line up & Judging, Mill Street
  • 10am-2:30pm – Versiti Blood Drive, Main St.
  • 1pm – Parade Begins, Elementary School
  • 2pm-3:30pm – Back Porch Pickers, Stage
  • 2pm – 4pm – Dave’s Barrel Train Rides, Museum
  • 3:30pm – Clown Band Performance, Museum
  • 5:30pm-7:15pm – Country Summer, Stage
  • 7:30-8pm – Trivia Winners Awards
  • 8pm-11pm – The Woomblies Rock Orchestra, Stage

**Limited Seating is provided at the stage area, please bring lawn chairs.

September 24, 2023

  • 6:30am – Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast, Lions Depot
  • 8am-4pm – Street Fair and Food Court
  • 9 am-4 pm – Car Show (Awards at 3 pm)
  • 9:30 am – ?? – Columbus Huey Helicopter Rides – Thorntown Fire House (proceeds benefit COLUMBUS INDIANA HUEY a non-profit veteran and civilian volunteers organization)
  • 10am – Community Church Service – Christ the King, Stage
  • 12pm-4pm – Sugar Creek Art Center & Thorntown Heritage Museum Open
  • 12pm – Western Boone Star Voices, Stage
  • 12pm-3:30pm – Touch-a-Truck, W. Main St.
  • 1pm – Talent Factory Arts & Dance, Stage Area
  • 2pm- 4pm – Dimestore Readers, Stage
  • 4pm – Retiring of Colors, Town Hall


September 22 (Friday) - 24 (Sunday)


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