Festivals and Special Events

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

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Brookville on Tap

1st Annual Brookville on Tap partnering with Indiana on Tap!

The Umbrella Sky Project

Only the 5th Location in the US!

Metamora Music Festival

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


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.


The Umbrella Sky Project

Only the 5th Location in the US!

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 Under the Spires

Always the First Saturday in December. For the past 17 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 …

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Metamora Christmas Walk

First weekend following Thanksgiving. ONLY Friday & Saturday!!! 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!

Weaver Christmas Lights

A Christmas light display that started December, 1966 with one strand of Christmas lights and now surpasses 100,000 They will be on every night between Thanksgiving and New Year’s eve from 6 to 10 PM.

Batesville Sky Winer Wonder

It is with great pleasure that we share with you that Batesville Sky – Umbrella Sky Project hasbeen a huge success! In fact, this project was so successful that we are BAAC is capitalizing on this success and moving forward with three additional instal …

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Holiday Historic Home Tour

Tour homes will be provided closer to the date. December 11, 2021 at 1 pm to 4 pm

Winter Wonderland Brookville

Brookville Town Park has turned into a Winter Wonderland

Reindeer Encounter

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

Lighting up the Valley

Franklin County has joined Wayne, Union, Fayette, Ripley and Dearborn Counties to Light up the Valley! 2021 Map IS OUT!!!!

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.


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 30, 2022

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.