Festivals and Special Events

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

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Happy Valley Bluegrass Festival

Friday, June 7 & Saturday, June 8 2024. Two days and nights of live bluegrass music, food & craft vendors and camping in secluded Happy Valley, just off SR 229, Batesville Indiana


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

Columbia Street Music District, Metamora 2024

Eclectic music venue featuring local, regional & national acts. Food & craft vendors. Located in the historic shopping district of Metamora, Indiana

Metamora Music Festival

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

Canoefest (Cancelled for 2024)

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


Chicken Festival & Fry-Off

September 14, 2024 from 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Enjoy live music, activities for kids, a beer garden, and of course, some of the best fried chicken in the region at Brookville’s Chicken Festival & Fry-Off! Free admission. Sponsored by Brookville Indiana…

Haunted Village of Metamora

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

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.


Holiday Home Tour 2023

Tour starts at the Franklin County Seminary & Museum - 412 E. 5th Street, Brookville Indiana. Tour locations will be revealed at this historic 1830 Federal Style brick schoolhouse

2024 St. Patrick’s Day Specials

Here is a list of St. Patrick's Day Specials:

Holiday Under the Spires 2023

Always the First Saturday in December. For the past 20 years, the town of Oldenburg has come together to celebrate the Holidays Under the Spires. With many of the town’s unique shops open, we encourage you to visit Oldenburg and catch the holiday spiri…

Metamora Christmas Walk

The Christmas Walk begins the first weekend following Thanksgiving for four consecutive weekends. Lanterns line the canal, luminaries light the pathways and decorations are a plenty throughout the entire village. Fridays & Saturdays until 10:00 p.m., Sundays until 5:00 p.m.

November Noel

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

Weaver Christmas Lights 🐶

A Christmas light display that started December, 1966 with one strand of lights now surpasses 100,000! On display every night between Thanksgiving & New Year's Eve from 6 to 10 PM

Winter Wonderland, Brookville 2023

Brookville Town Park has turned into a Winter Wonderland! Drive thru the light display November 18, 2023 through January 1, 2024

Reindeer Encounter

Your reindeer encounter includes: interaction and petting of the reindeer. Feeding the real reindeer in their pen, refreshments and outdoor games.

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.


Derby Day Party

Join us for an afternoon and evening of Bourbon, wine & beer tasting, pie tasting & auction, and a Derby Hat contest at Third Place Brookville! Doors open at 2:00 p.m.

Metamora Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Numerous chainsaw carvers converge on the village of Metamora every Memorial Day weekend. Carvers complete a project to auction off to the public on Sunday. Other items are available for purchase from various carvers.

Metamora Memorial Day Ceremony

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

Columbia Street Music District, Metamora 2024

Eclectic music venue featuring local, regional & national acts. Food & craft vendors. Located in the historic shopping district of Metamora, Indiana

Mandolin Gathering

Metamora Mandolin Gathering is a day of workshops and activities among mandolin players and builders! All ages and music levels Welcome. Come Play and learn or just listen. April 29, 2023 Register at Here

Swap Meet

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

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…

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.