Festivals and Special Events

Franklin County Indiana has many yearly festivals & special events you don’t want to miss!

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Always the last Saturday in June. Chicken frying and music on Friday night and Saturday the Canoe Races!


The biggest little German festival in Indiana! Always the third weekend of July.

Metamora Music Festival

Two day celebration of traditional American music along the Whitewater Canal, Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend in Metamora.


Fear Factory

 Lights on Tour Allows guests to experience Fear Factory without the scare. It is a great family fun way to explore our 30,000 sq. ft. haunted factory. Actors are present but will not jump or scare guests. Tour guides are available upon request. S …

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St. Michael Fall Fest

Annual festival includes fun for the entire family.

Franklin County Antique Machinery Show

Always the last week in September (Thursday through Sunday.) Featuring corn shredding, tractor games, steam engines and much more!

Canal Days

Canal Days is a three-day festival beginning the first Friday in October. This event is the primary fundraiser for Historic Metamora, Inc.

Haunted Village of Metamora

A frightful night of ghost and ghouls as you wander around the village of Metamora.


Metamora Christmas Walk

First weekend following Thanksgiving. Lanterns line the canal, luminaries light the pathways and decorations are a plenty throughout the entire village of Metamora.

November Noel

Santa arrives in downtown Brookville. Come out for all the holiday fun!

Whitetail Acres Tree Farm

Enjoy all the sights, scents and sounds of Christmas in our country store. Visit us beginning the day after Thanksgiving and select your own real Christmas tree.


Swap Meet

Every April. Franklin County Antique Machinery Club will have its Annual Swap Meet at the Franklin County Fairgrounds.

Metamora Memorial Day Ceremony

Always conducted the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend at 2pm. Honor and remember past and present soldiers.

Strawberry Daze

Always the first Saturday and Sunday of June. Start the summer with sweet strawberry shortcake.

Yearlong Events

Main Street Brookville, Inc

Brookville Main Street is the place to be on weekends. Newly revitalized with curbs, sidewalks and streetscapes. Once a month this organization has a program to entertain the locals and visitors. Click here for events schedule Click here for Chicken Tr …

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IGA Cookouts

May through October. Check out the dates for this year's cookouts at the Brookville IGA!

Opry Barn

Live entertainment venue at the west end of Metamora, March to November.