Upcoming Events & News
Plans are underway for our 24th Back to the Fifties Festival at the Boone County Fairgrounds September 14 & 15.
Entertainment has been booked and many special events are scheduled. Great shopping is planned from our exhibitors both in the Commercial Building and outside in the "Grassy Area". With two other events on the grounds, you will have lots to see and do during the weekend.
Want to sponsor a "special event" just contact us on the CONTACT PAGE. .
GET INVOLVED!!! is a new "HEADER" where you will now find SPONSORSHIP, BOOTHS AND VOLUNTEER information. That is a new category where we are listing areas for you to become involved in the Festival. As we grow, we need more members on the committee and volunteers to keep our Festival a smooth running event. Check it out and find that special spot for you. We know you will have a great time becoming a member/volunteer. You can contact us on the CONTACT PAGE or call on the TOLL FREE LINE. We are also listed on our FACEBOOK page.
Our annual fund raiser at Arni's of Lebanon was well attended and we thank of you. A big THANK YOU to Marc Lehmann for sharing his magic talents with us. It's always a pleasure to have him surprise us with something new and exciting. Be sure to catch him at the Festival on Saturday at 1:30 strolling the Center Circle sharing his magic. Also, a huge thanks to the staff at Arni's for their service that evening. They were kept busy all evening and there were smiles all around.
Our second fund raiser will be at Denny's Restaurant Friday, September 7 from 4-10pm and Saturday, September 8 from 9am-4pm. The Festival will receive 10% of all food sales during those hours. No coupons or flyers will be necessary - just come and enjoy their wonder food and service. You can download the Denny's flyer and share with family and friends. Thank you for assisting the Festival with this event.
Download Denny's Support Flyer
Visit the Boone County Convention and Visitors Bureau website for addition information: boonecvb.com
The festival was titled "Saturday On The Square" in the '70s. It was to provide an opportunity for local and Central Indiana artisans to sell their wares/crafts and was under the supervision of local merchants around the square.
With the addition of the Friday night events, the name was changed to the "Back to the Fifties Festival, Inc." and the support of businesses was sought. Entertainment was secured as well as '50's classic cars, '50's exhibits in merchants' windows, library and the historic Boone County courthouse. The current logo was adopted in 2001 with the festival's expansion.
The Festival became incorporated in October, 2003 and has operated as an independent entity since November, 2003 with a not-for-profit status granted in September, 2004.
The Festival operates through the calendar year with an all-volunteer committee adding many community volunteers the weekend of the Festival. It is also a member of the Indiana State Festivals Association and the Boone County Chamber of Commerce.
The Festival's mission is to further the visual and performing arts in Boone County.