October, 2022

202206octAll Day09James Whitcomb Riley Festival(All Day) Main Street Greenfield, 20 W. South Street Greenfield, Indiana 46140Category:Fair/Festival,Fall Fun,Small Indiana Town Festival

Event Details

One of the largest craft festivals in the state of Indiana, celebrating the birth of James Whitcomb Riley, the Hoosier Poet. Enjoy kids activities, food, flea market booths, fine arts, decorated pumpkins, a parade and more.

Over 460 exhibitors will be set up on the streets around the 100-year old-courthouse.  The event follows many years of traditions in celebrating the birth date of famed “Hoosier Poet” James Whitcomb Riley.  The Riley Festival begins every year on the first Thursday of October in beautiful downtown Greenfield Indiana.  Residents of Greenfield, Hancock County, and surrounding areas combine their talents and resources to honor the memory of Greenfield’s native son.  Each year, one of Mr. Riley’s poems is selected as the theme for that year’s festival. The 2022 theme is “Little Orphant Annie”.

2022 Riley Festival Hours

October 6: 5pm-9pm
October 7-8: 9am-9pm
October 9: 11am-5pm



October 6 (Thursday) - 9 (Sunday)


Main Street Greenfield

20 W. South Street Greenfield, Indiana 46140