For all things fall, visit Indiana’s largest festival, The Parke County Covered Bridge Festival. This 10-day festival always starts on the 2nd Friday in October. The Parke County Covered Bridge Festival – showcases the county’s 31 historic covered bridges and features authentic arts and crafts, fantastic food, and beautiful fall foliage. Each community has a specialty and no two are the same. Below are some of the local’s favorite stops to make during the event, you can find the full list on the Parke County Visitors Bureau website, HERE.
- Rockville: Headquarters of the event since it began in 1957.
- Bridgeton: Plenty of historical aspects and structures including the Bridgeton Mill and Covered Bridge.
- Mansfield: Thousands flood here for delicious food and shopping.
While you’re in the area, visit Putnam Counties’ nine historic covered bridges and drive through the gorgeous countryside of West Central Indiana. We offer a variety of amenities to complement your trip to The Covered Bridge Festival. Stay at The Inn at DePauw in downtown Greencastle within walking distance of multiple restaurants and shops, and a short 30-minute drive to downtown Rockville. Needing quicker access, stay at The Holiday Inn Express just off of I-70, giving you a short drive to SR 59 which runs north to south through Parke County. Make a week-long vacation out of the trip and rent a VRBO for an extended stay, we have a link to the available options you can find, RIGHT HERE.