Although Indiana is home to many different festivals throughout the year, its largest is the Covered Bridge Festival. This event occurs annually in mid October, lasting for 10 days. It is held in Parke County, which is known as the covered bridge capital of the world. At one point, this county boasted 53 covered bridges, of which 31 survive today. These bridges have been proudly showcased by the Covered Bridge Festival since 1957. Today, the festival sees about 2 million visitors each year. These visitors not only have ample opportunity to visit the county’s covered bridges, they can also enjoy the free entertainment scheduled for daily, shop for crafts and antiques from street vendors set up in downtown Rockville, watch a show at the Historic Ritz Theater, and more.
For more information, visit the festival’s website at: http://www.coveredbridges.com/events/parke-county-covered-bridge-festival