Special Events & Festivals

Parade marshal


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington County Veterans Day Parade Grand Marshal Wilbert "Curley" Seibold (left) rides in a convertible driven by Chris Love of Bailey-Love Mortuary as he nears the end of the parade route Saturday, Nov. 9. Seibold served in World War II and was a prisoner of war after his aircraft was shot down over Germany.

Offering service to veterans


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The American Legion Operation Comfort Warriors float rolls along Jefferson Street during the Huntington County Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 9. The program is dedicated to meeting the needs of wounded, injured or ill military personnel by providing them with comfort items not usually supplied by the government.

Leading the parade


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

With a banner leading the way, the Huntington County Veterans Day Parade moves down Jefferson Street Saturday, Nov. 9. Sixty units participated in the parade to honor the county's veterans. The procession ended at the Huntington County Courthouse lawn for a flag-raising ceremony, 21-gun salute and the playing of Taps. An estimated 300 people attended the event.

Face canvas at Renaissance


Photo by Lauren M. Winterfeld.

Sandy Johnson (left) of Sweet Cakes Comedy looks for another piece to add to her facepainting on Addi Lindsey at "A Renaissance in Roanoke" in downtown Roanoke on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 12.

Farmer's market


Photo by Lauren M. Winterfeld.

Rebecca Stockert (left) and Matt Behnke (middle) purchase apples from David Doud of Countyline Orchard at the farmer's market at the "A Renaissance in Roanoke" event in downtown Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 12.

Phil 4 perform at Renaissance


Photo by Lauren M. Winterfeld.

A string quartet from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic performs on the entertainment stage during "A Renaissance in Roanoke" in downtown Roanoke on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 12.

Nip of fall brings artists out in force for Renaissance in Roanoke Saturday

Abi Dominguez (left) and his dad, Nacho Dominguez, create a piece of art to take home from last year’s Renaissance in Roanoke art festival. The event returns this year on Saturday, Oct. 12.
TAB file photo.

The first nip of fall brings the artists out in force for Renaissance in Roanoke, an outdoor art fair to be held on Roanoke's main street on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

An art marketplace, featuring 42 juried artists, is one of the main attractions of the day. The regional artists' booths will be located on Main Street from First Street to Second Street.

The artists will showcase a variety of works, and several will offer demonstrations. Visitors can see Linn Bartling on the pottery wheel, as well as woodcarvers Larry Wiedman and Dan Diefenbacher.

"A Renaissance in Roanoke" schedule of activities

"A Renaissance in Roanoke"
Saturday, October 12, 2013
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Located on Main Street in Roanoke, IN (Huntington County)
No admission charge

Located on Main Street in historic downtown Roanoke, this free admission outdoor juried art fair features local and regional artists offering quality artwork, children's activities, demonstrations, entertainment, student exhibitions, and culinary delights.

Olinger’s dedication earns him 2013 Arrowhead Award

Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival Co-Chairman Mindy Rider (left) and Chairman Jennifer Scalf (right) present the 2013 Arrowhead Award to Jamie Olinger, who has performed at the festival every year for 37 of the festival’s 38 years.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jamie Olinger was just 19, and a recent graduate of Huntington North High School, when he performed for the first time at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival.

That was in 1977, the second year the festival was held. In the 36 years since, he hasn't missed a year in the festival's entertainment lineup.

Olinger's dedication was recognized on Sunday, Sept. 29, when he was presented with the 2013 Arrowhead Award.

Shearing with scissors


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Lisa Sherman, of Warsaw, demonstrates sheep shearing with shearing scissors at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival at Hier's Park in Huntington on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Woodworking


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Pioneer Mark Krumanaker, of Huntington, demonstrates woodworking at the Pioneer Village on Saturday, Sept. 28, during the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival at Hier's Park in Huntington.

Teddy Roosevelt at Pioneer Festival


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Gib Young, of Huntington,portraying the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, spills stories from Roosevelt's many adventrues in life to a crowd at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival at Hier's Park in Huntington on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Spinning


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Ruth Neinzen, of Fort Wayne, spins silk and wool at the Pioneer Village on Saturday, Sept. 28, during the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival at Hier's Park in Huntington.

Blacksmithing


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Jim Johnson, of Huntington, performs blacksmith duties during the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Hier's Park in Huntington.

Clogging at the Pioneer Festival


Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Applejack Kloggers perform on the stage at Hier's Park in Huntington during the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28.

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