Greencastle Music Fest might be the pinnacle of the Putnam County music year. Of the hundreds of live performances, in dozens of venues around the county, this always is the largest single draw with several thousand enjoying themselves, the music, the end of summer, and food and drink in downtown Greencastle. Streets are closed, kids’ games are plentiful, the mood is high, and the music goes late. This is the Fest’s 10th anniversary year. Founded in 2010 by restaurateur Gail Smith, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Almost Home Restaurant, the event was an instant success that continues to be fresh and a lot of fun. Admission is $5 and only available at the gate.