New Carlisle kicks off 13th annual Hometown Days Festival
NEW CARLISLE, Ind. - US 20 opened just in time for New Carlisle's 13th annual Hometown Days Festival to kick off Friday.
Hometown Days, Inc. started the summer festival back in 2005 when it got word the annual Historical Days Festival would be discontinuing.
Fast forward 13 years - they have about 75 vendors selling mostly handmade items and 14 food stands.
There's something for everyone to enjoy, including a parade Saturday at noon, a wiffle ball tournament, a home run derby, and performances throughout the weekend.
Organizers say hundreds of people stop by for the fest, giving their small town a nice boost.
"If they don't go into town to shop during the weekend or hit one of the restaurants, they usually at least see that they're there, and they come back at another time. We've had one of the restaurants tell us he always gets great business during the weekend, but then he gets a lot of repeat business when people come back, so it works good for everybody," said Hometown Days, Inc. member, Kimber Vaundry.
New Carlisle's 'biggest party of the year' continues until Sunday, July 30.
It runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
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