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Throughout the year, Carroll County hosts a variety of festivals and events for your family’s enjoyment.  The season kicks off with the Carroll County Garden Fair in April at the Flora Community Park Merchants Building. This is truly a gardener’s delight! 

The Carroll County Hog Jog in June has been known throughout the midwest for the last 31 years.  It includes a 10K and 2-Mile run, a 2-mile walk, and even a 50 meter Runt Jog for the kids.  It also originates at Flora Community Park. 

If classic cars interest you, a cruise-in follows on the same day as the Hog Jog.  It is sponsored by the Idlers Car Club and has been an annual event for 21 years.


The Canal Days festival is held every 4th of July weekend at Canal Park in Delphi with narrated trail walks, activities for children, and plenty of food.  Canal transportation is celebrated at the Wabash & Erie Canal Park and Interpretive Center.  In 2009, the new replica canal boat, The Delphi, was introduced.  Rides are available each weekend.

The most historically significant county festival is Old Settlers which has taken place each August since 1855! Its roots trace back to an annual meeting of the original settlers of the county.  It is held Wednesday through the second Saturday each August.  Historic programs, special dinners, historic crafters, a carnival, and other activities are featured on the courthouse square and other venues throughout Delphi.  Also downtown, the Opera House and the Opera House Gallery of Contemporary Art feature tours of the facility and an exhibition of local artists.  .

If you’re into tractors, you won’t want to miss the annual Camden Tractor Pull held each August.  Or for just good old family fun you will want to catch Deer Creek, Burlington, and Camden’s annual festivals.  Flora’s Moonlight Madness is a full day of events from town-wide garage sales to food booths, shopping, games and live entertainment.  To round out the year, you can celebrate an Old-Fashioned Christmas at Canal Park and enjoy music, walking trails, and homemade apple dumplings!

Carroll County Garden Fair
Carroll County 4-H Fairgrounds, Flora
Last Saturday in April

Discover the Wildcat at Adams Mill
at Adams Mill, Cutler
Second Saturday in June
Hog Jog and Cruise In
Flora Community Park, Flora
Saturday of Fathers Day Weekend
Canal Days Festival
Canal Park, Delphi
July 4th Weekend
Carroll County 4-H Fair
4-H Fairgrounds,  Flora

Old Settlers Festival
Courthouse Square, Delphi
Wednesday through
2nd Saturday  in August

Camden Tractor Pull
Camden Park
3rd Weekend in August

Burlington Festival
Burlington Park
3rd Weekend in September

Moonlight Madness & Cruise In
1st Saturday in October, Flora