Here in Marshall County our summer is filled with local festivals and different types of events. But we thought we’d share with you some of our biggest and personal favorite events to attend and look forward to each year.
1. Culver Lake Fest
Culver Lake Fest is held every year during the third full weekend of July, but this year we’re celebrating the 33rd Annual Culver Lake Fest! So, bring your lawn chairs, sit back, relax, and join the fun at at Culver’s Lake Maxinkuckee.
The event will take place from Friday, July 15 – Sunday, July 17. Everyday holds a new treasure to enjoy such as fireworks, a parade, bass fishing tournament, 5 mile run, classic car show, craft and commercial booths, firemen’s water ball contest, the Miss Maxinkuckee pageant, corn hole contest and much more. Aside from all the wonderful events that take place throughout the weekend you can look forward to the Arts and Crafts booths, with over 20 artisans specializing in hand crafted items and a number of commercial vendors.
But, you can’t forget everyone’s favorite thing about festivals…the food! We will have all kinds of mouth watering food from elephant ears to BBQ ribs and ice cream to homemade lemonade.
The weekend calendar at this point in time is looking to be as followed:
- July 15 & 16 Classic Car Treasure Hunt Cruise w/ Meet n Greet (Fri 4p – Sat 6p)
- July 15-17 Rat Rod Functional Art Competition (Fri 4p – Sun 1p)
- July 16 Lake Fest Parade – Car Clubs Invited (7-11a)
- July 16 Treasure Hunt Cruise Meet n Greet (4-6p)
- Sponsored by Max Motors
- July 16 & 17 Lake Fest Antique Boat Show (9a Sat – 3p Sun)
- July 17 Classic Car Show (9a-3p)
- July 17 Classic Car Corral (9a-3p)
- July 17 Rat Rod Art Functional Competition Finals (1p)
- July 17 Classic Car Around Lake (3:30-4:30p)
- Car show categories: Early Vintage 10s-40s, Hot Rods 20s-40s, Fab 50s, Tri-Five Chevy, Classic 60s, 70s, 80-85s, Kustoms, Gassers, Rat Rods, Street Racers, and Vintage Military. (Show Director: Vernon Patrick 773-791-7311, firstname.lastname@example.org)
PROUDLY SUPPORTING: Relay for life of Marshall County – Team Shirley’s Shufflers. Be prepared to get completely covered in glow powder while walking or running the 3 mile course under the cool glow of the black lights. All ages and runner/walker levels are welcome to participate! This is a family friendly event that will leave you glowing from head to toe!
Taking place on Saturday, July 16th beginning at 9:30PM at Jane’s Park Soccer Fields – Woodies Lane – Bremen, IN. Come for the 5k, but stay for the glowing after party! Dance the night away under the black lights while getting covered in more glow dust. Enjoy yourself with family & friends as we throw more color in the air every 10 minutes! You won’t want this fun one of a kind night to end!
Pricing: Through 06/15: $35; 06/16 Through 07/16: $40; Day of Walk-Up: $45
Link for sign up: http://nrroadracing.com/races/glowinthenight5k-marshall-co-16/
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Many of us have driven through downtown Plymouth and during the summer I’m sure we’ve noticed that many businesses have tents set up. Not giving it much thought, we wonder what’s going on. Well when you see tents lined up downtown it’s Downtown Plymouth holding their annual Sidewalk Sales!
All the businesses move a majority of their stock outside on the walk way to get the attention of visitors. Also, on a side note, many of the businesses use this time to hold HUGE sales on their products! Don’t miss your chance! Help support our local downtown small businesses!
The first sidewalk sale of the summer will be held on July 14 and the second will be on September 15, all day!
Located over in Argos, Indiana, a proud one stoplight town, are the Marshall County 4-H Fair Grounds where the 4-H Fair takes place! The event is so large that it takes place over the span of a week. There’s rides, food, carnival games, entertainment, contests, and of course all of the livestock being shown and judged to win first prize! Come out and see pigs, cows, bunnies, goats, chickens, goose, even some exotic animals the list just goes on!
Daily activities include: Livestock judging, Horse & Pony classes, 4-H Exhibit Building displays, Open Class Building Displays, Commercial Exhibits, Family Activity area events, Entertainment, Carnival, plenty of food, and MORE!!!
2016 Fair Dates: July 17-23, 2016
Link to site: http://www.marshallco4hfair.com/
5. Marshall County Blueberry Festival
Last, but certainly, NOT least is the Marshall County Blueberry Festival! The annual Blueberry Festival is the LARGEST festival throughout the state of Indiana and takes place over labor day weekend. And this year they will be celebrating their 50th anniversary!
Throughout the weekend you can expect to experience music and performances, hundreds of food venues, shopping, rides, a parade, a firework show, and many MANY different activities taking place throughout the weekend. Keep an eye out for Blueberry Hank and Miss Blueberry 2016 who will be crowned Queen June 25 during the annual Miss Blueberry Pageant! Also, with the 50th anniversary taking place this year who knows what surprises they may have in store for us.
This year’s dates are: September 2-5, 2016 in Centennial Park located in Plymouth, Indiana.