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What a fantastic weekend we had at our new location - Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds!!!!!!! It was a beautiful weekend.
Thank you to all who came and checked us out. The Classic Car Show was beautiful and the turnout was unreal.
We know we have a few "kinks" to work out for next year but that's what happens with a move. But all in all - what a beautiful facility and we have room to breath, park, and just enjoy ourselves.
The food was just great and if you didn't find something you liked - you just need to let us know what we missed.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! AGAIN AND MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR SEPTEMBER 14 & 15, 2018. WE WILL RETURN WITH MORE GREAT ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD, SHOPPING AND CARS!!!!!
If you took pictures while attending the Festival and would like to share - please send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org We will be updating our website with all the new location pictures and would love to include yours.
Want to sponsor a "special event" just contact us on the CONTACT PAGE. We hope to add new experiences for 2018 and are looking for new sponsorship.
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.