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Historical Society will come to 2021 FOTW Pioneer Festival

The Huntington County Historical Society will be at the 2021 Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival.

Volunteers will staff the Historical Society space at Hier’s Park on both Saturday, Sept. 25, and Sunday, Sept. 26, during regular festival hours. It will be situated amid other historical exhibits in Heritage Hall.

In addition to a historical display, the society will offer books and other souvenirs for sale and there will be an opportunity for festivalgoers to complete forms for Historical Society membership.

Pioneer Festival is coming up

The Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival will return to Huntington this month for its 45th year, filling the Huntington County Fairgrounds and adjacent Hier’s Park with the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era.

The festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Costumed re-enactors demonstrate the everyday skills of the era while the 1st U.S. Light Artillery 1812 engages in military drills and riders on horseback exhibit their sharpshooting skills.

Pet Parade

Photo by Emily Wyatt.

The Roanoke Fall Festival Pet Parade on Saturday, Sept. 11, featured (from left) Aubrey, Logan and Addison Tyler displaying their costumes and dressed up pet bunnies.

4-H’ers earn belt buckles

At the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Awards night on Sunday, Aug. 29, three 4-H’ers won belt buckles for their high point scores for this year’s horse and pony shows. The first two buckles were sponsored by Linzy Zahm (left) and went to high point multi horse exhibitor Madison Wajer (second from left) and high point single horse exhibitor Allie Raab (center). The last buckle went to Dawson Husband (fourth from left), presented by Chad Kreider (right) who sponsored the award in memory of his father, Phil Kreider.

Roanoke Fall Festival returning for Sept. 2021

The Roanoke Fall Festival is returning this year to offer live music, kids activities, parades, a ducky run, food, crafts, a cake and cookie contest, pageants and more, from Wednesday, Sept. 8, through Saturday, Sept. 11.
The annual Cake and Cookie Competition will take place on Saturday, Sept. 11. There will be cash awards given out. Forms to enter may be found on their website,

Roanoke Parade entries wanted

The American Legion Post No. 160 is still looking for parties interested in being a part of the 67th annual Fall Festival Parade in Roanoke on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 3 p.m. There will be several competition categories. Every parade entry must be registered with the American Legion Post in order to be in the parade. Forms must be returned to the Post by Saturday, Aug. 28.

Forms may be returned to the Post at 1122 N. Main St., Box 331, Roanoke, IN 46783. The Post phone number is 672-2298. Registration will be at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church parking lot. Line-up begins at 2 p.m.

Miss Roanoke Fall Festival crowned Saturday, Aug. 14

Miss Roanoke Fall Festival contestant Jordan Hofmann was crowned Queen by State Festival Queen Kendall Johnson during the Saturday, Aug. 14, Miss Roanoke Fall Festival Scholarship Pageant, which took place at the Cottage Event Center in Roanoke.
Photo by Katelynn Farley

On Saturday, Aug. 14, members of the community gathered together at the Cottage Event Center in Roanoke for the 2021 Miss Roanoke Fall Festival Scholarship Pageant, where the Roanoke Fall Festival Queen was crowned.

This pageant marked the first time that a Roanoke Fall Festival Queen was crowned since 1976, when Nancy Lutz was crowned the winner. Of the three contestants for 2021 - which were Addison Dennis, Jordan Hofmann and Christine Niccum - it was Hofmann that took the crown for the evening. Dennis took first runner-up and Niccum took second runner-up.