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Indiana August Festivals

Woman holding cotton candy at the fair | SOLFCU2018 Festival season is in full swing! Check out our list of the hottest, family friendly, foodie thrilling Indiana summer festivals you won’t want to miss!


Looking for some fun times in Northern Indiana? Look no further, the festivals are popping all through August.

South Shore Summer Music Festival 

August 3rd, 4th, 10th & 11th 
“Join the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Kirk Muspratt for the 12th annual South Shore Summer Music Festival offering free concerts in communities across Lake and Porter Counties featuring a mix of patriotic, classical, Broadway, and movie music, perfect for the whole family.” Via 

Plan ahead at Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra's Concert Page!

Taste of Cass County 

August 11th 
“Food, fun and music highlight this festival in downtown Logansport! Sample food and drink from local eateries. Live music, a kids corner and fun for the entire family.” Via

Learn more at the Logan's Landing website!

5th Annual Indiana Bacon Festival 

August 25th 
“Bacon, bands and brew! Great food, music featuring Little Texas, craft beer, wine, KCBS sanctioned Master Series BBQ cook off, Family Zone, bacon-eating & hog-calling contests, and more! Enjoy fabulous bacon creations like bacon mac -n- cheese, chocolate covered bacon, bourbon & bacon cupcakes, bacon Pizza King pizza, bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers & so much more.” Via

Get all the details at the Indiana Bacon Festival Website! You can also find the on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Central Indiana

Central to everything so there’s really no way to miss these festivals. Get your fair, festival and food on, it’s time to enjoy the summer, Hoosier style. 

Indiana State Fair 

August 3rd - 19th 
“The Indiana State Fair returns every Aug. to celebrate youth, agriculture and education in a fun and entertaining experience. Join us Aug 3-19, 2018.” Via

Plan your ideal days at the Indiana State Fair website!


August 18th 
“This annual summer festival celebrates wine, art, music and microbrew. The musical lineup performs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the gate.” Via

Learn all the details and get your discounted advance tickets at the WAMMFest website!

20th Annual Bean Blossom Blues Fest 

August 23rd - 25th  
“Take part in the biggest jam fest in the Midwest! Enjoy a full weekend of exceptional award-winning blues artists, food, camping, vendors, and craft beer. Everyone is welcome to bring their own instruments, jam, and make music – unexpected performances are the best part! Tickets and schedule of events available online. Camping is also available! Past performers have included big names like Elvin Bishop, Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots, Deak Harp, Mary Bridget Davies, and many more! In fact, the Bean Blossom Blues Fest was named Visit Indiana's 2016 Best Music Festival!” Via

Learn more at the official Bean Blossom Blues Fest website! You can also check them out on Facebook and Youtube.

Beers Across the Wabash

August 25th 
Taste and assortment of ales, lagers, and IPA’s from the best of the best of Indiana breweries.

Learn more at Beers Across The Wabash's Eventbrite site!

53rd Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Show 

August 22nd - 25th 
“Join in the fun and check out the World’s Largest Antique Gas Engine & Tractor Show, presented by the Tri-State Gas Engine & Tractor Association! The 53rd Annual Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Show, occurring August 22nd through the 25th is a must see with 60 acres of demonstrations, swaps, displays, craft dealers, entertainment and exceptionally delicious food. The Show is hosted at one of Indiana’s premier Fairgrounds, the wooded and scenic Jay County Fairgrounds, 806 E. Votaw St., Portland!” Via

 Plan out your weekend at the Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Show website

Southern Indiana 

If you are headed to Southern Indiana, we’ve got a few spots you might want to check out. 

Jasper Strassenfest 

August 2nd - 5th 
“Family-oriented street festival with German music, food, events, dancing, rides, games, beer garden, 5k run/walk, car show, parade and great fun! Come to Jasper this weekend and join in the great fun. So much to do - especially on Saturday. Sunday is mainly the parade - but what a parade it is!” Via

Get all the details at the Jasper Strassenfest website!

Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues 

August 17th & 18th
“Nine great blues performers rock the stage non-stop at this 2 day event. Sixty professional barbecue teams from around the country compete in the Indiana State Championship Barbecue Cook-Off for cash/prizes and a chance to represent Indiana at the Kansas City Barbecue Society’s world championship. On Friday night, there’s a Backyard Blast cooking competition for amateurs and a Kid’s Q for the youngsters on Saturday. Riverboat cruises on the Queen City paddle wheeler, a 5K RibberRun/Ride, the Pig Toss Corn Hole Tournament and the “Piglet Pen” children’s play area, round out the offerings for a great family weekend.” Via

Learn more at the Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues website

47th Swiss Wine Festival 

August 23rd - 26th 

“Voted a Top 10 Event in Indiana by Top Events USA and the #4 food event by Best of Indiana, the 47th Swiss Wine Festival pays homage to Switzerland County's wine-making roots. Indiana's only four-day festival, the event includes the famous Wine Tasting Pavilion, Midwest Championship Grape Stomping, arts & crafts, riverboat cruises, big name entertainment, food booths and non-stop entertainment. Contests include a 5K walk/run, 3 on 3 basketball and corn hole competition, poker run and more. Fun for the entire family, the event includes the Grand Festival parade on Saturday morning and amusement rides and more for youths of all ages throughout the event. Come enjoy a taste of Switzerland County's heritage!” Via 

Plan out an end of August getaway at the Swiss Wine Festival website!

Wherever you find yourself this August, make sure you put the Free ATM Locater on your phone to find the closest Free Solidarity Shared ATM for your cash needs or look for the Co-Op or Alliance One logo. Check out our ATMs page for a map of all our local ATMS and links to all our extended ATM networks!

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