Special Events & Festivals

Mud bog

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jared Fitzmaurice takes his shot at the Andrews Summer Festival mud bog competition, sponsored by the Andrews Volunteer Fire Department, on Saturday, Aug. 23.

Tractor pulling

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Jessica Hostetter takes her turn at the Andrews Summer Festival Tractor Pull, hosted by the Evel River Tractor Pullers Associstion, on Saturday, Aug. 23.

Face painting

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Adalynn Jones (right) has her face painted by Lindsey Merrill of Creative Faces during the Andrews Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 23.

Painting the rocks

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Volunteer Laura Dillon (second from left) helps (from left) Jersey Hacker, Jacelynn Sunderman and Addisyn Clift paint pet rocks during the Andrews Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 23.

Corvettes on display

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Corvettes line the main street of Andrews during the Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 23.

Grilling up fun

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Bippus State Bank President Ryan Warner (left) mans the grill on the bank's float at the Andrews Summer Festival Parade on Saturday, Aug. 23. The bank was the festival's corporate sponsor this year and won first place in the parade.

7 Shadows performs at Andrews Summer Festival

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The 7 Shadows Ban perfforms on the downtown stage Friday evening, Aug. 22, during the Andrewsw Summer Festival.

Kissing pig caps Andrews Summer Festival planning

A performance by the Blue River Band will be one of the highlights of the Andrews Summer Festival, which starts Thursday, Aug. 21, and runs through Saturday, Aug. 23.
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For Cathy Johnson, 12 months of helping plan the Andrews Summer Festival will be capped off by kissing a pig.

It hardly seems a fitting end for the festival committee member, but she admits it's of her own doing.

People paid to vote for candidates, of which Johnson is one, in the festival's Kiss the Pig contest and she encouraged people to make their voices heard.

"I went out and really solicited money," she explains, "not so that I could win, so that the money would go into the festival fund."

Andrews Summer Festival Schedule of Activities


4:00-8:00 p.m.

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Johnson Tax Service


All Day

4:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.
Hosted by Fettinger Karate Academy

7:00-10:00 p.m.
Community Center

Giedeman and Price submit winning entries for Andrews Summer Festival logo design competition

Andrews Elementary School students Jadynn Giedeman (left) and Gavin Price submitted the winning entries in the Andrews Summer Festival “Design the 2014 Logo” contest.
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Artwork by two Andrews Elementary School students have found their way into the Andrews Summer Festival.

Third-grader Jadynn Giedeman's entry, "Andrews Summer Festival, family fun for everyone" was selected as the festival motto.

Harper takes first Hula Hoop Contest

Ten-year-old Brooklyn Harper took first place in the Andrews Summer Festival Hula Hoop Contest on Saturday, Aug. 17.

Second place went to Jorri Booth, 8.

Both girls stopped only after everyone else dropped out.

The youngest hula hooper in the contest was Serenity Boggs, 8, who kept the hoop going tor 8.5 minutes.

The hula hoop contest drew 16 contestants and went three rounds. It was sponsored by Miller's Pub.


Making a butterfly

Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Teyler Tingle works diligently to make a butterfly during children's activities at the Andrews Summer Festival on Saturdya, Aug. 17.

Marching Vikes in Andrews

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The Marching Vikes colorguard performs as it heads down the Andrews Summer Festival Parade route on Saturday morning, Aug. 17, in downtown Andrews.

Tractors on parade at Andrews

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Several tractors make their way down the Andrews Summer Festival Parade route on Saturday morning, Aug. 17, in downtown Andrews.

Enjoying the ride

Several Andrews Lions Club members enjoy the ride on the Lions Club float during the Andrews Summer Festival Parade on Saturday morning, Aug. 17, in downtown Andrews.

Proud marshal

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"Indiana's Weatherman" Paul Poteet (left) displays the certificate he was given as parade grand marshal as he makes his way down the route during the Andrews Summer Festival Parade on Saturday morning, Aug. 17, in downtown Andrews.

Great vantage point

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Children riding on top of the Andrews Fire Department truck wave to the crowd during the Andrews Summer Festival Parade on Saturday, Aug. 17.

‘Teen Night@The Park’ kicks off reformatted Andrews festival Friday

Radio DJ Monte Sieberns will spin the tunes for Teen Night@The Park, the opening event of this weekend’s Andrews Summer Festival. The free event, on Friday evening, Aug. 16, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Andrews Park, is open to all teens.
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A reformatted Andrews Summer Festival opens Friday evening, Aug. 16, with a special event for teens at the Andrews Park.

"We'll have a DJ there with music," says Ray Tackett, one of the festival's organizers. "If they want to dance, they can dance."

The DJ for the evening is Monte Sieberns, who grew up in Huntington and can be heard on Wabash radio station 105.9 The Bash.

"Teen Night@The Park" gets underway on Friday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. and continues through 9 p.m. at the Andrews Park. It's open to any age teen, Tackett says, and there's no admission charge.

Andrews Summer Festival schedule of activities


7:00-9:00 P.M.
DJ Monty Sieburns


All day, all around town

10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Main Street

10:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M.
Behind Town Hall

6:00-10:00 P.M.
Bethesda Church Parking Lot


8:30-11:00 A.M.
Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library

Raider band at Andrews

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Riverview Middle School marching band heads into town along with the rest of the Andrews Western Days Parade on Saturday, Aug. 25.

Mud bogs

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Eddie Hyde drives his truck down the mud bogs course at the Andrews Western Days on Saturday, Aug. 25.

Parade golf carts

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Diane (left) and Dale Gray, along wtith their two dogs, were among the contingent of golf carts in the Andrews Western Days Parade on Saturday, Aug. 25.

Candy pick-up

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Brothers (from left) Tatum and Adrian Brooks scramble for candy along the Andrews Western Days Parade route with the help of their mother, Amy Brooks, on Saturday, Aug. 25.

Andrews Western Days Parade draws crowd Saturday Aug. 25

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The Huntington North High School Marching Vikes lend their music to the parade.

Cutie princess

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Ten-month-old Lilly Forney, held by mom Randi Forney while dad Dustin Forney stands behind, was named cutie princess at the Andrews Western Days on Friday evening, Aug. 24. Adrian Huston was named cutie prince, but was not in atendance for the announcement.

Face painting at the festival

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Cheyanne Geideman (left) a member of the River of Dreams Leo Club, paints a butterfly on Makayla Collins face on Friday, evening, Aug. 24, durng Andrews Western Days activities.

Putting the toppings on

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Saundra Garretson puts topping on a bowl of chocolate ice cream during the free ice cream social at Bethesda Free Will Baptist Church in downtown Andrews on Friday evening, Aug. 24,during Andrews Western Days activities.

Show to go on in Andrews as Western Days sets activities

Caedyn Hartwig powers his mini four-wheeler through the mud during the kids’ division of the Andrews Western Days mud bogs last year. The mud bogs this year will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, starting at 11:30.
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The show will go on in Andrews this year as Andrews Western Days will run Friday, Aug. 24, through Saturday, Aug. 25, with a schedule of events announced recently.

The festival will conclude with musical entertainment provided by The Blue River Band from Indianapolis performing country western hits in front of Andrews Town Hall.

The events scheduled for this year's festival are:

Friday, Aug. 24
• All day community garage sales, throughout town.

• Cowboy John Amusements (moonwalks and slides), from 4 p.m. to 9 pm., on the town hall lawn.

Andrews Western Days Parade seeking entries for Aug. 25 event

The Andrews Western Days Parade is looking for participants.

The parade will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m. Units will line up at 9 a.m. at the Andrews Fire Department on Main Street.

Parade participants must register by Aug. 18 by mailing their information to the Andrews Lions Club, PO Box 184, Andrews, IN 46702. Required information includes name of individual or organization, address, phone number, number of persons or vehicles and a description of the entry for commentary.

Just like the big boys

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Wes Loshe is all concetration as he takes his Gator Power Wheel through the children's mini-mud bog at the Andrews Western Days on Saturday, Aug. 27.