Special Events & Festivals

Arrowhead Award

Phyllis Renz (left) and Tina Bobilya (second from left), of the Huntington County Visitor and Convention Bureau, accept the 2014 Arrowhead Award from Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival Chairman Mindy Rider (third from left) and festival co-chairman Jeremy Garner (right). The award is presented each year to an individual or organization that plays a major role in making the festival a success. Festival organizers cited assistance from the Visitors Bureau in getting the word out about this festival, which this year drew a crowd estimated at 7,050 on Saturday and 6,300 on Sunday.

Mounted Regulators demo


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Chad Kreider shoots out a balllon while on horsebasck during a demonstration by the Indiana Mounted Regulators at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Hier's Park.

Merry-go-round the old-fashioned way


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Riders get pushed around on the old-fshioned merry-go-round manned by Boy Scout Troop 637 of Huntington at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Hier's Park.

Shelling corn

Landon Zezula uses an old-fashioned corn sheller to take the corn kernels off an ear of corn during the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Hier's Park.

Cooking lunch the old-fashioned way


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Tim Bickel, of Goshen, fries up some bacon the pioneer way on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival at Hier's Park.

Candle dipping


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Ruby Mickley, 3, the daughter of Jason and Jill Mickley, of Fort Wayne, does some old-fashioned candle dipping at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival at Hier's Park on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Blacksmith chores

Mark Thomas, of Markle, pounds out a piece of a "squirrel cooker" during a blacksmith demonstration at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Hier's Park.

Kickin' it


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Applejack Cloggers kick it up during a performance on the stage at Hier's Park as part of the Forks of the Wabash Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Horse-drawn wagon rides


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Joe Eisenhauer (left), of Eisenhauer's Little Bit Farm in Andrews, was providing horse-drawn wagon rides around Hier's Park on Saturday, Sept. 27, as part of the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival.

Invite public to pioneer-style worship at Pioneer Festival

Rev. Chris Hayden, pastor of Central Christian Church, will bring the message during an old-fashioned worship service on Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival. The service begins at 9 a.m.
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The public is invited to attend the non-denominational pioneer-style worship service that will be held as part of the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Sunday, Sept. 28, at Hier's Park.

The service will be led by Rev. Chris Hayden and the congregation of the Central Christian Church, Huntington. The 50-minute worship service will begin at 9 a.m. at the festival's "opera house saloon" and will feature old-fashioned preaching and with period music and hymns.

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