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Special Events & Festivals

Registration open for ninth annual Veterans Day Parade

The Huntington County Veteran Service Office is encouraging all veterans and patriotic citizens to place an entry in the ninth annual Veterans Day Parade, which will be Saturday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m.

The parade staging will be at 9 a.m., at the Huntington North High School (HNHS) west parking lot. Parade participants will enter HNHS at the MacGahan Street entrance, check in at registration and then proceed to the assigned entry number that will be marked on the ground.

‘Doc’ Wiedman earns 2021 Arrowhead Award

Larry “Doc” Wiedman (middle) received the 2021 Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival Arrowhead Award on Saturday, Sept. 25, during the festival. Pioneer Festival Co-Chairman Jennifer Scalf (left) and Lori Satchwill presented the award.
Photo by Emily Wyatt

The Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival made its return in 2021 on Saturday, Sept. 25, and Sunday, Sept. 26, offering participants food, entertainment, shopping and activities for all ages during the two days.

There are many people involved with the festival to make it run smoothly, but Pioneer Festival Co-Chairman Jennifer Scalf says that they give the Arrowhead Award every year to an individual, group or organization that “goes above and beyond to make our festival a success.”

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, roanokefallfestival.org.