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PO Box 121                          Francesville, Indiana 47946                    219-567-9689




 During the third weekend in September, the residents of Francesville, Indiana, gather together to celebrate life in “A Small Town with a Big Heart.”  Our celebration begins late afternoon on Friday and continues through Sunday afternoon.  During this time, festival-goers can experience wholesome, family fun at very little cost.

On our downtown streets, you will find a variety of arts, craft, and flea market treasures to enjoy and purchase. There are also a variety of American, Greek, Oriental and Mexican foods available to whet your appetite. Benches are strategically located near many of the booths and food vendors and provide ample seating for those who want to rest, eat or visit.


Just in case you’d rather enjoy a casual “sit-down” meal, simply head to the fire station!  There you will find delicious meals sponsored by various local organizations.  Friday evening’s meal, sponsored by the American Legion, consists of fish & tenderloin.  The Pulaski County REACT Team starts Saturday morning off right by providing a pancake and sausage breakfast; while the evening meal on Saturday is sponsored by the Humanitarian Distribution Center and features broasted chicken and delicious desserts.  Then who can resist a tantalizing Sunday dinner showcasing Indiana pork chops–grilled to perfection?  This dinner is sponsored by the Francesville Fall Festival Committee.  All proceeds from each one of these meals are invested back into our local organizations and benefit countless numbers of Indiana residents, both locally and afar!


Much of the entertainment provided throughout the weekend is FREE.  Special activities for both young and old alike consist of bands, concerts, a family “fun run,” a petting zoo, a bake contest/auction, various “street” demonstrations, a “harvest dance” for tweens and teens, a garden tractor pull, a corn-hole tournament and BINGO.   In addition, to playing BINGO the old-fashion way, we also offer CHICKEN BINGO!  It’s a light-hearted, fun-filled game of chance which requires not only people participation, but chicken participation. It’s one of those “must-see-to-believe” activities that is sure to put a smile on your face and have your head shaking in amazement!  Three other free highlights of the weekend you won’t want to miss are the parade on Saturday afternoon, the fireworks display at dusk on Saturday evening and a colossal car show on Sunday.  Each of these events has become a “sparkling jewel” in our festival.   Attendance for these events is huge…so plan to come early and stay late!

Of course, carnival rides and games, sponsored by Beer, Jessup & Co. are available all weekend long, too…for a fee.   There are a variety of smaller rides for younger children and several larger rides for bigger kids. Parents can rest assured knowing Beer, Jessup & Co. has been providing our festival with safe, fun-filled carnival entertainment for a number of years.  We applaud their faithfulness, their attention to safety, and their willingness to co-partner with us in providing advance ride ticket sales at a reasonable price!


We Look Forward To Seeing You In September!



Francesville, Indiana is located on US Hwy 421– 40 miles North of Lafayette or 40 miles South of Interstate 80/90


Acorn Oaks Campground is located on S. R. 14 – Phone 219-567-2524

Manor at Meadow Springs Bed & Breakfast is located on the corner of US Hwy 421S & US Hwy 114—Phone 219-954-0042

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    The Lincoln Funeral Train will be rolling into Francesville on September 18, 2015.