Summer Event Spotlight- Part 2

For Part II of my Summer Event Spotlight I am very excited to tell you guys about some unique events that will be happening in the first couple weeks after we get out of school!

Besides county fairs, festivals and races have been some of my favorite summer activities. You get to meet a lot of new people and experience some of Indiana’s traditions.

The first festival I wanted to highlight was the 500 Festival for the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race!

Each May the 500 Festival puts on events and programs that celebrate the success of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Some of these events include the Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day and Rookie Run, American Family Insurance Community Day, memorial service and IPL 500 Festival Parade.

The 500 Festival will take place Wed, May 4, 2011 to Sun, May 29, 2011, and will be held in Indianapolis and at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Admission to this event is FREE and it should be a very good time for you to take your friends or family.

The second festival I want to share with you is the All-American Country Hoedown.

I’ve never actually been to this event but it seems like a really fun time!

The All-American Country Hoedown will be held Thu, Jun 2, 2011 to Sun, Jun 5, 2011 in Campbellsburg, IN, in Washington County.

Some of their events include the Miss Country Girl Pageant, a Seniors Day Luncheon and Entertainment, the Classic Car Show, Talent Show, Habitat for Humanity 5K Walk/Run, and a Street Dance.

They also have tons of food to satisfy any craving! Some include a fish fry, pancake breakfast, chicken BBQ and ice cream social plus more mouth-watering treats to tempt your taste buds.

But wait, it doesn’t stop there… they also have craft booths, and antique tractor show, children’s and adult pedal tractor pulls, and a parade.

Admission to this is also FREE and the festival has been around for 17 years. It is definitely an Indiana tradition!


I can’t wait to check some of these fun events out! Have any of you attended either of these festivals? Or have any suggestions of other ones to go to? Feel free to leave a comment for me in the box below!


Posted on April 27, 2011, in Events. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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