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
at the Flora Community Park Merchants Building. This is truly a gardener’s delight!
The Carroll County Hog Jog
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.
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 Thursday through the second Saturday each August. Historic programs, special dinners, a carnival, and other activities are featured on the courthouse square and other venues throughout Delphi. Also downtown, the Delphi Opera House
and the Opera House Gallery of Contemporary Art feature tours of the facility and an exhibition of local artists and don't miss the Chapel Gallery
for a unique venue featuring over a dozen artists.
The most recent event is the Indiana Bacon Festival
held in Delphi during the last Saturday of August featuring Bacon, Bands, & Brew! Live music, great food items featuring Indiana Kitchen brand bacon, family fun zone, craft beer & wine, and more. Event supports over 15 non-profit organizations and attracts visitors from all over the US.
If you’re into tractors, you won’t want to miss the annual Camden Tractor Pull or the Pork Pull. Or for just good old family fun you will want to catch Deer Creek, Burlington, and Camden’s annual festivals. Flora’s Depot Day Festival is a full day of events from town-wide garage sales to food booths, shopping, games and live entertainment. To round out the year on the first Saturday in December, you can celebrate the Burlington Christmas Walk and an Old-Fashioned Christmas at Canal Park and enjoy music, walking trails, and homemade apple dumplings!
Carroll County Festivals
Carroll County Garden Fair
: Carroll County 4-H Fairgrounds, Flora
When: Takes place on the Last Saturday in April
Discover the Wildcat at Adams Mill
: Adams Mill, Cutler
Hog Jog and Cruise In
: Flora Community Park, Flora
When: Saturday of Fathers Day Weekend
Canal Days Festival
Where: Canal Park, Delphi
When: July 4th Weekend
Carroll County 4-H Fair
Where: 4-H Fairgrounds, Flora
Old Settlers Festival
Where: Courthouse Square, Delphi
When: Wednesday through 2nd Saturday in August
Camden Tractor Pull
Where: Camden Park
When: 3rd Weekend in August
Where: Burlington Park
When: 3rd Weekend in September
Moonlight Madness & Cruise In
: Moonlight Madness & Cruise In
When: 1st Saturday in October, Flora