Special Events & Festivals

Discussion


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Jason Lapan (left), of Huntington, and I Make Sawdust booth owner Dale Boyer discuss woodworking among other things during the Renaissance in Roanoke Fine Art Show and Juried Craft Show in downtown Roanoke on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 12.

The right choice


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Amy Chappell, of Fort Wayne, and Caitlyn Best, also of Fort Wayne, look over some prints for sale at the Renaissance in Roanoke Fine Art Show and Juried Craft Show on Saturday, Oct. 12, in downtown Roanoke.

Look at this


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Aimee McVoy (left) and Declan mcVoy, of Roanoke, look over a display of wooden pens at a booth in downtown Roanoke as part of the Renaissance in Roanoke Fine Art Show and Juried Craft Show on Saturday, Oct. 12.

 

A Renaissance in Roanoke back Oct. 12

Plein air painter John Kelty (right) works on his watercolor while Bob Mansfield (left) and Cathy Eckert, both of Fort Wayne, watch during the Renaissance in Roanoke event last year in downtown Roanoke. This year’s event takes place Saturday, Oct. 12.
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Downtown Roanoke will once again be bustling with artists and art lovers as A Renaissance in Roanoke returns to town on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Presented by the Roanoke Village Inn, this annual juried art fair will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street in Roanoke.
The centerpiece of the event is its juried art marketplace. Artwork created by local and regional artists in a range of mediums will be available for purchase.

Fire!


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A trio of soldiers from the encampment at the 44th annual Forks of the Wabash Pionner Festival fires their muskets at a target on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Watching the blacksmith work


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Vanessa Koughn (back left) and Dave Koughn, both of Huntington, watch as Aaron Dutt (front), of Uniondale, tends to his blacksmithing duties at the Pioneer Village on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the 44th annual Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Pioneer merry-go-round


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Several youth enjoy a ride on the pioneer merry-go-round sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 637 on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the 44th annual Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival  at the Huntington County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Got it!


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Rick Deckena, of North Manchester, moves on to the next target after shooting a balloon during a demonstration by the Indiana Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the 44th annual Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival.

Sixteenth president makes a point


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Danny Russel, in character as President Abraham Lincoln, makes a point to several youngsters during a speech at the Pioneer Village on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the 44th annual Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival.

Vintage base ball


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Weege Bugga, of the Huntington Champion Hilltoppers vintage base ball team, drives a pitch during a game on Saturday, Sept. 28, as part of the 44th annual Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

CCC’s Hayden set to preach at PF worship

Chris Hayden, pastor of Central Christian Church, will preach an old-fashioned sermon with “a little fire, a little brimstone but a lot of love” at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival Worship Service on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 9 a.m. at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.
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In the spirit of an old-time church service, Rev. Chris Hayden will bring some tried-and-true preaching to the congregation when he ministers at the annual Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival Worship Service on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 9 a.m. at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Pair of reenactors, nine local writers to be highlighted at Forks of Wabash Pioneer Fest

Beverly Williams, of Fort Wayne, entertains with a selection on the hammered dulcimer, a pioneer days instrument, at the 43rd annual Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival last year at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.
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The latest Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival will be a celebration of writers.

A pair of reenactors portraying famous Hoosier authors, along with nine local authors, will be among the special guests at this year’s festival, which is set for Saturday, Sept. 28, and Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds, in Huntington.

This is the second year the festival has had a theme, says Publicity Chair Cindy Klepper. Shining a spotlight on the efforts of writers made a lot of sense to the festival’s steering committee, she states.

Two full days of entertainment set for upcoming 2019 Pioneer Festival

Lizzie eHoff and her Cough are among the musical acts to perform at the 44th annual Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival. The group will play on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 1 p.m. on the festival stage.
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Two full days of entertainment will be featured on stage at this year’s Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival Sept. 28 and 29, with performers reflecting both the folk music popular during the country’s early days and the newer sounds of the pioneering spirits of today.

Roanoke’s new royalty


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In its inaugural pageant held during the Roanoke Fall Festival, Harper Sue Ziliak (left) and Kaden Kreider were crowned Little Miss Roanoke and Little Mr. Roanoke, respectively, on Thursday, Sept. 5, at Roanoke Park. Harper, 7, of Fort Wayne, is the daughter of Danielle Giokaris and Zach Ziliak. Kaden, 5, is the son of Tayler and Kelli Kreider, of South Whitley.

Belting out a number


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Area favorite Wehr Rock of Elders belts out a number for the crowd at the Main Tent at the Roanoke Fall Festival on Saturday night, Sept. 7.

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