Special Events & Festivals

Call for entries in Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 7

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 and the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce are encouraging all veterans and patriotic citizens to place an entry in the eighth Annual Veterans Day Parade. The parade will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7.

The parade staging will begin at 9 a.m. at the Huntington North High School (HNHS) west parking lot. Parade participants will enter HNHS at the MacGahan Street entrance.

All entries are to check in at the registration table and then proceed to their assigned entry number that will be marked on the pavement.

Rocking like a wagon wheel

Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

The bluegrass band The Rock Bottom Boys of Madison County serenades the crowd before a firework show on Saturday, Aug. 29, during the culmination of a modified schedule of events for the 2020 Salamonie Summer Festival in Warren.

Classic fair concessions booths get busy

Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

A handful of food vendors catered to folks gathered for the 2020 Salamonie Summer Festival firework show on Saturday night, Aug. 29, in Warren. King’s Concessions saw a steady line of customers at both their concessions trailers, serving up fair classics like elephant ears and corn dogs.

Patriotic Grand Finale

Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

Fireworks filled the sky with red, white and blue blasts as Toby Keith’s “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue” played over the loud speaker during the grand finale of the 2020 Salamonie Summer Festival firework show on Saturday night, Aug. 29.

Sharing the spark

Photo by Lauren Winterfeld

A group of individuals share in the fun of lighting sparklers on the baseball field at Tower Park in Warren as they wait for the 2020 Salamonie Summer Festival firework show to begin on Saturday evening, Aug. 29. Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

Go-kart go!

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Trey Williams, 7, of Upland, pedals a kid-sized go-kart in the “family fun freeway” activities area, held on the lawn of the Knight Bergman Center in Warren Saturday, Aug. 22, during the Salamonie Summer Festival.

Close encounter

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Tate Arivett, 11, of Van Buren, gets a closer look at the passenger inside the 1923 Ford T-Bucket at the Car, Truck and Bike Show held during the Salamonie Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 22. The hot rod, owned by Bill Connett of Ossian, features 25 skeleton heads for kids to find and count, including the one wearing a mask.

Cool treat on a hot day

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Aubrey Martin, 5, of Warren, beats the heat by enjoying some ice cream at the Salamonie Summer Festival Saturday, Aug. 22. Festival events included a “family fun freeway” on the lawn of the Knight Bergman Center in Warren. Aubrey is the daughter of Hayley Martin.

The winners

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Sheri Yoder (left), of Warren, gives a high-five to her husband, Michael Yoder, after their team won the Family Feud competition during the Salamonie Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 22. Their team, rounded out by their sons Richard Shaw, Wyatt Yoder and Caileb Hoke, won the $100 cash prize and $75 in local merchant gift certificates.


Ready to show

Bill Miller, of Kokomo, relaxes under a bit of shade behind his 1927 Model T Ford he brought to the Car, Truck and Bike Show Saturday, Aug. 22. The show was part of the Salamonie Summer Festival events.

Fast money round

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Michael Yoder (left), of Warren, comes up with an answer posed by game host Treva Flemming during the Family Feud game held Saturday, Aug. 22, as part of the Salamonie Summer Festival. Yoder’s team came out on top in the event.


Making the shot

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Lakota Todd, 6, of Warren, fires off a shot into an inflatable basketball hoop as Brett Irelan (right) and Alexander Irelan, 18 months, stand by on Saturday, Aug. 22, during the Salamonie Summer Festival. The game was part of the “family fun freeway” on the Knight Bergman Center’s lawn.


Salamonie Summer Festival carries on with abbreviated event schedule

Treva Flemming (middle) poses a question to Wyatt Yoder (left), of the Yoder family, and Johnna Cummins, of the Sheets family, during a round of the Family Feud tournament held at the 2019 Salamonie Summer Festival. This year, the game will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Knight Bergman Center.
TAB file photo.

While most of the summer festival season has been kaboshed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the town of Warren has decided to have an abbreviated version of the Salamonie Summer Festival this year complete with fireworks.

Festival Chair Cheryl DeWeese says this year’s festivities will be a “mini series” of the usual activities-packed event. However, there will still be fun things to do for all ages throughout the end of this month to celebrate America, Salamonie style.

4-H members receive results of breed rabbit show in the 2020 Huntington County 4-H Fair

Judge Bruce Ormsby (left) renders his opinion on the senior blue Dutch rabbit shown by 4-H’er Claire Shafer (right), as her brother, Hayden Shafer (third from left) and Rylee Bowman (second from left) observe during the 4-H breed rabbit show held Wednesday, July 29, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Claire’s rabbits took best of breed and best opposite sex awards in the division.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Here are the complete results of the 2020 Huntington County 4-H Fair rabbit breed show.

Best of show went to Corey Marden’s New Zealand white intermediate doe.

Kayda Newman, best of breed; Kylynn Slusher, best opposite sex.
Blue ribbons: Kayda Newman, Kipton Newman and Kylynn Slusher (5 ribbons).


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Four-H’er Nora McDaniel cuddles her Netherland Dwarf rabbit as she awaits her turn to be called to the judge’s box during the Huntington County 4-H Fair breed rabbit show, Wednesday, July 29.