The Parke County Covered Bridge Festival
The Parke County Covered Bridge Festival is an annual event that showcases the county’s 31 historic covered bridges. Visitors can also enjoy authentic arts and crafts, delicious food, and beautiful
The Parke County Covered Bridge Festival is an annual event that showcases the county’s 31 historic covered bridges. Visitors can also enjoy authentic arts and crafts, delicious food, and beautiful fall foliage during the festival.
Since 1957, the festival has been headquartered on the courthouse lawn in Rockville, Indiana. Vendors and crafters are open daily from 9 am to 6 pm, providing visitors ample time to explore the unique offerings at the festival.
Attend the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival to experience the intersection of history, art, food, and nature all in one place.
Community organizations and vendors offer crafts, food, and unique items. Experience unique wood carving demonstrations, antique stores, Art Gallery, 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. Mansfield Village is home to the Historic Mansfield Roller Mill – an 1880’s flour mill with authentic machinery, 1867 Mansfield Covered Bridge, and Mansfield Civic Center.
Montezuma features crullers, roast hog and beans, guided tractor pulled wagon tours of the Wabash and Erie Canal, and vendors. Stroll across the Wabash River on the restored historic B&O Railroad Bridge.
Bloomingdale offers chicken and noodle dinners, ham and beans, barbecue and vegetables at the Friends Meeting house (Quaker Church). Some of the best apple butter is made and sold here.
Pumpkins, mums, primitives and family yard sales with a little bit of everything.
A large tent of handmade items, the 1872 Mecca Covered Bridge, a One-Room Schoolhouse, and Parke County’s oldest operating tavern — the Mecca Tavern.
The Civic Center is the activity hub with a wide variety of items, including local crafts and a quilt sale. A large Country Market of Homemade items, Ice Cream, Quilters, Homemade Bread and cookies, and Chicken Noodles.
Tangier serves “world famous” buried beef and is home to the Sandlady’s Gourd Farm. Three covered bridges nearby.
BILLIE CREEK VILLAGE
Close to downtown Rockville along US 36. These beautiful grounds are home to three covered bridges and several historic buildings including a school house, two churches, Governor’s home and a General Store. Handmade crafts, shopping and festival food.
October 13 (Friday) - 22 (Sunday)