Upcoming Events & News
Following notification from the Boone County Board of Health, we have been advised to cancel the September 18-19, 2020 "BACK TO THE FIFTIES FESTIVAL, INC." at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, IN.
With the spike in numbers of Covid-19, our concerns are with our vendors, entertainers and all attending the event. With the Festival scheduled in September, the Committee were so hopeful and worked diligently to put on our event but must take the recommendation of the officials seriously.
As our committee makes plans for 2021, please mark your calendar for September 17-18 for our strong return with great entertainment, vendors, classic cars and bicycles and all that goes with a fun-filled, family friendly "Back to the Fifties Festival". Watch our website for complete details and updates.
Please stay safe and see you in 2021!!!
All donations are much appreciated!!!!!
Want to sponsor a event, just contact us on the CONTACT PAGE.
GET INVOLVED!!! is a new "HEADER" where you will now find SPONSORSHIP, BOOTHS, VOLUNTEER AND GRANT 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.
WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE FESTIVAL VENDORS AND OUR LOCAL RESTAURANTS AND BUSINESSES.
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.