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A guide to summer festivals, fairs in the Fort Wayne area

Warm weather means a multitude of summer festivals to enjoy. (Illustration by Stock.Xchng)
Warm weather means a multitude of summer festivals to enjoy. (Illustration by Stock.Xchng)
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Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:01 am
You'll find food, fun, entertainment and games at this year's summer festivals.Here are festivals and fairs that will take place in Fort Wayne and the surrounding area through September. We've listed phone numbers or websites, when available, for more detailed information:

SPRING TRI-STATE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: 4:30-10 p.m. today; 6:15-10:25 p.m. Friday; 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday; noon-10:30 p.m. Sunday, Noble County Fairgrounds, 580 N. Fair St., two miles east of Indiana 3 on Indiana 6, Kendallville. Free today; $8 Friday; $15 Saturday; $12 Sunday, $25 weekend pass.

SUMMER JAM VENDOR AND CRAFT SHOW: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 1, Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne.

ART FAIR: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 1 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 2, Village at Winona, Artisan Court, 901 E. Canal St., Winona Lake. www.villageatwinona.com.

GERMANFEST: June 2-9, Headwaters Park and other area locations in Fort Wayne. www.germanfest.org.

CANAL DAYS: June 4-8, downtown and Schnelker Park, New Haven. www.newhavencanaldays.org.

NORTHERN INDIANA LAKES FESTIVAL: 5-9 p.m. June 7, downtown Warsaw; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 8, Center Lake, Warsaw; 1-6 p.m. June 9, Village at Winona, 901 E. Canal St., Winona Lake.

BBQ RIBFEST: June 13-16, Headwaters Park, Fort Wayne. www.bbqribfest.com.

SILVER LAKE DAYS FESTIVAL: June 14, Silver Lake. Free admission.

ASHLAND DAYS: June 14-15, downtown LaFontaine.

COOK'S BISON RANCH CALF DAY CELEBRATION: June 15, Cook's Bison Farm and Ranch, Wolcottville.

STRAWBERRY “DAZE”: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 18, Ligonier.

TURTLE DAYS: June 19-22, downtown Churubusco.

HUNTINGTON HERITAGE DAYS: June 19-23, various locations, Huntington.

HOAGLAND DAYS: June 20-22, Hoagland Park, Hoagland.

GREEKFEST: June 20-23, Headwaters Park, Fort Wayne.

IPFW RIVERFEST: 10 a.m.-11 p.m., June 22, IFPW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.

COVINGTON ART FAIR: June 22-23, Covington Plaza, Fort Wayne.

JEFFFEST: 6-8:30 p.m. June 23, downtown Huntington.

CHARLEY CREEK ARTS FEST: June 25-30, Charley Creek Gardens and various other locations, Wabash.

MERMAID FESTIVAL: June 26-29, North Webster.

QUILT FESTIVAL: June 26-29, Shipshewana.

RIDE FOR THE RED FESTIVAL: June 28-30, Auctions America, Auburn. $10 daily advance, $15 day of show, $20 three-day pass advance, $25 three-day pass on June 28.

BUSKERFEST: 4-10 p.m. June 29, Wayne and Calhoun streets in Fort Wayne. Magic show 2-4 p.m. at Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.

LATINA FESTIVAL: June 30, Headwaters Park, Fort Wayne.

SALAMONIE SUMMER FESTIVAL: July 4-7, downtown Warren.

WABASH COUNTY 4-H FAIR: July 5-13, Wabash County Fairgrounds, Wabash.

LAGRANGE COUNTY 4-H FAIR: July 6-13, LaGrange County Fairgrounds, LaGrange.

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY COMMUNITY FAIR: July 8-13, Kosciusko County Fairgrounds, Warsaw. www.kcfair.org.

WHITLEY COUNTY FAIR: July 12-18, Whitley County Fairgrounds, Columbia City.

FORT WAYNE NEWSPAPERS THREE RIVERS FESTIVAL: July 12-20, various locations in Fort Wayne. www.threeriversfestival.org.

HUNTINGTON COUNTY 4-H FAIR: July 12-25, Huntington.

INDIANA DULCIMER FESTIVAL: July 13-14, Folkcraft Instruments, Woodburn.

WELLS COUNTY 4-H FAIR: July 13-18, Wells County 4-H Fairgrounds, Bluffton.

NOBLE COUNTY 4-H FAIR: July 14-20, Noble County Fairgrounds, Kendallville. www.noblecountyfair.org.

ADAMS COUNTY 4-H FAIR: July 21-25, Adams County 4-H Fairgrounds, 220 W. Washington, Monroe.

ALLEN COUNTY FAIR: July 23-28, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road. www.allencountyfairgroundsin.com.

BERNE SWISS DAYS: July 25-27, downtown Berne. www.berneswissdays.com.

PRIDEFEST: July 26-27, Headwaters Park, Fort Wayne.

AFRICAN FOOD FESTIVAL: Noon-5 p.m. July 27, St. Augustine Multicultural Lutheran Church, 3316 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne.


AMISH ACRES ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL: Aug. 1-4, Amish Acres Historic Farm grounds, U.S. 6, Nappanee. www.amishacres.com.

FANDANA MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL: With NEEDTOBREATHE, Aug. 2-4, Huntington University, 2303 College Ave., Huntington.

INDIANA STATE FAIR: Aug. 2-18, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis.

ST. JOE PICKLE FESTIVAL: Aug. 8-10, downtown St. Joe.

FUN FEST BY THE RIVER: Aug. 8-10, Main and Market streets, North Manchester.

MIHSIHKINAAHKWA POW WOW: Aug. 9-10; Morsches Park, Columbia City. www.miamipowwow.org.

MAUMEE VALLEY ANTIQUE STEAM AND GAS ASSOCIATION SUMMER SHOW: Aug. 15-18, Jefferson Township Park, four 4 miles east of New Haven.

HERB FEST: Aug. 17, Paradise Spring Historical Park, Wabash. Free admission.

TASTE OF ROANOKE: Aug. 17, downtown Roanoke.

CHAUTAUQUA DAYS: Aug. 17-18, Gene Stratton-Porter Historic Site, Rome City.

MARKLE WILDCAT FESTIVAL: Aug 23-25, Markle Park, Markle.

TASTE OF THE ARTS: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 24, downtown Fort Wayne.

LIVING HISTORY DAYS AT THE OLD FORT: Aug. 24-25; Sept. 8; and Oct. 26-27, Old Fort, 1201 Spy Run Ave. in Fort Wayne.

FALL TRI-STATE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: 7-10 p.m. Aug. 29; 6:15-10:25 p.m. Aug. 30; 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Aug. 31; noon-10:30 p.m. Sept. 1, Noble County Fairgrounds, 580 N. Fair St., two miles east of Indiana 3 on Indiana 6, Kendallville. Free Aug. 29; $8 Aug. 30; $15 Aug. 31; $12 Sept. 1; $25 weekend pass.

AUBURN-CORD-DUESENBERG FESTIVAL: Aug. 29-Sept. 1, various locations, Auburn. www.acdfestival.org.

LIGONIER MARSHMALLOW FESTIVAL: Sept. 2-5, Main Street, Ligonier.

GRABILL COUNTRY FAIR: Sept. 5-7, downtown Grabill. www.grabillcountryfair.com.

FALL FESTIVAL: Sept. 5-7, Community Park, Roanoke.

COVERED BRIDGE FESTIVAL: Sept. 5-8, downtown Roann.

WHITLEY COUNTY AUTUMN ART FESTIVAL: Sept. 7, Whitley County Courthouse, downtown Columbia City.

STONE'S TRACE PIONEER FESTIVAL: Sept. 7-8, Stone's Trace Historic Site, Ligonier. www.stonestrace.com.

BLUFFTON FREE STREET FAIR: Sept. 17-21, downtown Bluffton.

NAPPANEE APPLE FESTIVAL: Sept. 19-22, downtown Nappanee. www.nappaneeapplefestival.org.

JOHNNY APPLESEED FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 21; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 22; Johnny Appleseed and Archer parks, Fort Wayne. www.johnnyappleseedfest.com.

DEKALB COUNTY FREE FALL FAIR: Sept. 23-28, downtown Auburn and DeKalb County Fairgrounds, Auburn. www.dekalbcountyfair.org.

FORKS OF THE WABASH PIONEER FESTIVAL: Sept. 28-29, Hier's Park, Huntington. Admission charge.


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