Special Events & Festivals

National anthem


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Mallory Bunting, Miss Huntington 2008-09, sings the national anthem during the Veterans Days 2009 Program put on by the Huntington County Veternas' Service Office at the First Church of the Nazarene on Tuesday evening, Nov. 10.

Honoring veterans


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Heritage Pointe resident Lilly Nutter straightens one of the veteran stars Laura Plummer has placed on a display board in the community's Fahl Dining Room to honor veterans who have eaten in the dining room in the past.

Kleppers earn Arrowhead Award

The Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival Arrowhead Award was presented Sunday, Sept. 27, to Cindy Klepper (third from left) and her late husband Denny Klepper for their volunteer efforts on behalf of the festival.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Cindy Klepper and her late husband, Denny, were named winners of the 2009 Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Arrowhead Award on Sunday, Sept. 27, during the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival.

The annual award is given to a person or persons who have made great contributions to the festival over a period of years.

Carving Santa's head


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Tom Holzinger carves a Santa Claus head Sunday, Sept. 27, in his tent at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival.

Watchful teacher


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Pioneer teacher Lucy Klein (standing) keeps an eye on her students Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival. The students are (from left, in front) Hayley Haynes and Natalie Wilson and Savannah Ocasio (rear).

Lady bugs from acorns


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Vivian Gaerte makes ladybugs out of acorns Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival. Gaerte was amusing herself while her mother demonstrated basketweaving in Pioneer Village.

Sharpshooting practice


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Members of the 1st U.S. Light Artillery, 1812, practice their shooting skills at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Varsity Singers appear at Pioneer Festival


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Huntington North High School Varsity Singers perform a show of Civil War-era songs at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Loading the cannon


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Members of the 1st U.S. Light Artillery, 1812, clean out the cannon and stage military drills during the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Sheep shearing


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Lisa Truman demonstrates how to shear a sheep the old-fashioned way at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Satuarday, Sept. 26.

Accordion playing


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Accordionist Stanley Nicholson performs in the Pioneer Village at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Gun display

Re-enactor Marlin "Bubba" Pattee discusses his display of guns with Barik Hiple (left) and Paul Ehler (mostly hidden) at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Feeling the fur


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Re-enactor Randy Bellamy (right) shows his furs to brothers (from left) Austin, Hunter and Logan Dunnuck at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Antiques Barn booth


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Antiques dealer Robin Phillips-Lloyd (right) chats with Gene Nichelson at her booth in the Antique Barn at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Company Singers


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Company Singers Rick Henly (left) and Rich McConnell perform Civil War-era songs while strolling the encampment at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26. Jim Kline, not in photo, was also with the group.

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