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Festivals & Events

Numerous family-friendly events occur throughout Boone County on a regular basis. Residents and visitors enjoy the variety of artistic and historical exhibitions at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center; the quality products of local farmers markets; and exciting Friday night gallery walks, where Zionsville’s many galleries, shops and restaurants provide entertainment and refreshments as they open their doors to hundreds who stroll the village streets in search of interesting and unique purchases. Additionally, the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library hosts many interactive community events for patrons of all ages, as well as bringing in distinguished speakers like nationally renowned author/ garden designer Gordon Hayward in the spring of 2009.

BOONE COUNTY ANNUAL FESTIVALS & EVENTS

Boone County Chamber Annual Home & Garden Show
Held the third weekend of April, the Annual Home & Garden Show is a three-day event located at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds in Lebanon.

Zionsville Country Market
Sponsored by the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce, the Zionsville Country Market is held on the brick street the third Saturday of May.

Zionsville Farmer’s Market
Sponsored by the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce, the Zionsville Farmer’s Market is held Saturdays from 8 to 11 a.m., June through September, at Hawthorne and Main Street.

Lincoln Park Concert Series
This wonderful concert series is held Wednesdays at 7:40 p.m., June and July, in Lincoln Park.

Miss Indiana Pageant
The entertaining annual Miss Indiana Pageant is held in June at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center.

Brick Street Gallery Walk
Sponsored by the Zionsville Arts Initiative, the Brick Street Gallery Walk is held on an evening in June along Main Street in Zionsville, featuring 30-plus artists, live music, refreshments and more.

Boone County 4th of July Celebration
Guests enjoy the excitement of the Fourth of July holiday every year in Lebanon.

Lions Club 4th of July Celebration
Held at Lions Park in Zionsville, this Fourth of July event is a great way to spend the day with family and friends.

Annual Witham Foundation-Boone County Chamber of Commerce Polo Event
Polo enthusiasts count the days to this thrilling event, held the second Saturday of July at the Hickory Hall Polo Club in Whitestown.

Boone County 4-H Fair
Celebrate the county’s strong agricultural roots at its annual 4-H Fair, held the last week of July at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds in Lebanon.

Street Dance & Taste of Zionsville
Sponsored by the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce, the Street Dance & Taste of Zionsville is held the first Saturday evening of August along Main Street in Zionsville.

Traders Point Hunt Club Charity Horse Show
Held the second week of August at the Wild Air Farms in Zionsville, the Traders Point Hunt Charity Horse Show benefits the Riley Hospital for Children.

Advance Labor Day Festival
Sponsored by the Advance Fire Fighters, the annual Labor Day Festival is held the first weekend of September.

Zionsville Lions Club Fall Festival & Kiwanis Club Parade
Recognized as the county’s biggest and most anticipated annual festival, the Fall Festival is held the second weekend of September at Lions Park in Zionsville and features carnival rides and games, activities for kids, live entertainment, LionPalooza, food vendors, and more. The Kiwanis Club Parade is held Saturday morning in downtown Zionsville.

Back to the Fifties Festival
Held the third weekend in September, the Back to the Fifties Festival is held in downtown Lebanon and is composed of a car show, art show, bicycle show, and 5K R & R Run & Walk.

Thorntown Festival of the Turning Leaves
Held the last full week of September, the Festival of the Turning Leaves is filled with entertainers, arts and crafts, food vendors, museum tours, a car show, a parade, and other activities and events.

Taste of Boone County
Held the first Saturday of October in Whitestown’s new Anson Development, the Taste of Boone County welcomes guests to sample signature dishes and treats from some of the most popular, locally owned eateries. Proceeds of the event are donated to the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds Capital Campaign Fund.

Annual Brick Street Chili Cook-Off
Sponsored by the Friendly Tavern, the Brick Street Chili Cook-Off is held the second Saturday of October in Zionsville.

Zionsville Trick or Treat & Ghost Walk in Boone Village
Held in October, participating merchants provide free treats to trick-or-treaters. The Ghost Walk, sponsored by the SullivanMunce Cultural Center, is held in the evening.

Boone County Chamber Annual Community Civic Banquet
The Community Civic Banquet is held in November to honor community leaders, volunteers and Chamber Board members.

Christmas in the Village
Held the first weekend of December in Zionsville, Christmas in the Village features live music, free carriage and train rides, refreshments, carolers, and a parade down Main Street on Saturday morning.

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