Special Events & Festivals

Nip of fall brings artists out in force for Renaissance in Roanoke Saturday

Abi Dominguez (left) and his dad, Nacho Dominguez, create a piece of art to take home from last year’s Renaissance in Roanoke art festival. The event returns this year on Saturday, Oct. 12.
TAB file photo.

The first nip of fall brings the artists out in force for Renaissance in Roanoke, an outdoor art fair to be held on Roanoke's main street on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

An art marketplace, featuring 42 juried artists, is one of the main attractions of the day. The regional artists' booths will be located on Main Street from First Street to Second Street.

The artists will showcase a variety of works, and several will offer demonstrations. Visitors can see Linn Bartling on the pottery wheel, as well as woodcarvers Larry Wiedman and Dan Diefenbacher.

"A Renaissance in Roanoke" schedule of activities

"A Renaissance in Roanoke"
Saturday, October 12, 2013
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Located on Main Street in Roanoke, IN (Huntington County)
No admission charge

Located on Main Street in historic downtown Roanoke, this free admission outdoor juried art fair features local and regional artists offering quality artwork, children's activities, demonstrations, entertainment, student exhibitions, and culinary delights.

Olinger’s dedication earns him 2013 Arrowhead Award

Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival Co-Chairman Mindy Rider (left) and Chairman Jennifer Scalf (right) present the 2013 Arrowhead Award to Jamie Olinger, who has performed at the festival every year for 37 of the festival’s 38 years.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jamie Olinger was just 19, and a recent graduate of Huntington North High School, when he performed for the first time at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival.

That was in 1977, the second year the festival was held. In the 36 years since, he hasn't missed a year in the festival's entertainment lineup.

Olinger's dedication was recognized on Sunday, Sept. 29, when he was presented with the 2013 Arrowhead Award.

Shearing with scissors


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Lisa Sherman, of Warsaw, demonstrates sheep shearing with shearing scissors at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival at Hier's Park in Huntington on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Woodworking


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Pioneer Mark Krumanaker, of Huntington, demonstrates woodworking at the Pioneer Village on Saturday, Sept. 28, during the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival at Hier's Park in Huntington.

Teddy Roosevelt at Pioneer Festival


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Gib Young, of Huntington,portraying the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, spills stories from Roosevelt's many adventrues in life to a crowd at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival at Hier's Park in Huntington on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Spinning


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Ruth Neinzen, of Fort Wayne, spins silk and wool at the Pioneer Village on Saturday, Sept. 28, during the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival at Hier's Park in Huntington.

Blacksmithing


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Jim Johnson, of Huntington, performs blacksmith duties during the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Hier's Park in Huntington.

Clogging at the Pioneer Festival


Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Applejack Kloggers perform on the stage at Hier's Park in Huntington during the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Pioneer Festival performance


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Members of Shakin' Hammers, of Centreville, MI, perform old-time music at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Hier's Park in Huntington.

Climbing to the bell


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Young McKenzie Kruger (center), of Delta, OH, gets help from members of Boy Scout Troop 135 as she climbs the troop's Jacob's ladder trying to reach the bell at the end during the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Hier's Park in Huntington.

Getting the cannon ready


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Members of the 1st U.S. Light Artillery, 1812, get the cannon ready to fire during one of their military demonstrations at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Hier's Park in Huntington.

Pioneer finest


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Melba Edwards, of Zanesville, is dressed in her pioneer finest as she works in a booth at the antiques barn at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Plein air art


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Melissa Pharoah (center), of Huntington sketches some pioneer life from the reenactors at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival at Hier's Park in Huntington on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 28. Pharoah later added paint to her work. With her are her sister, Holly (left) and her mother, Krysti.

Chair caning


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Cameron Huffman (left), of Roann, explains his chair canning technique to Dan Hosler, of West Lafayette, at the Pioneer Village during the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Hier's Park in Huntington.

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