Summer Events in Madison County

All event information is subject to change. Please check the website or social media pages of the event’s organizers for the most up-to-date information. 


Lapel Village Fair

Date: July 7th-8th

Location: Downtown – Lapel, IN 

Friday – Vendor booths open (12PM-8PM), Dan’s Fish Fry (4PM-7PM), Street Dance (8PM-10PM) 

Saturday – Vendor booths open (10AM-6PM), Optimist Club 5K Run/Walk (8AM), Car Show (9:30AM-2:30PM), Parade (3:30PM), Fall Creek Valley Community Band (5PM), Untethered Hot Air Balloon Ride (6PM)


57th Annual Redbud 400 

Date: July 15th      

Time: Gates Open – 4:30PM, Racing Begins – 7:30PM 

Location: Anderson Speedway – Anderson, IN 

Division: ASA Stars National Tour


Madison County 4-H Fair

Date: July 16th-22nd

Location: Beulah Park – Alexandria, IN 

“Family fun for all since 1929. Great entertainment, quality music, buildings of crafts and fine handiworks, all phases of agriculture, a wide variety of youth activities, carnival rides and games and of course, mouthwatering fair food.” 


Bicentennial Birthday Bonanza

Date: July 23rd     

Time: 12-6PM

Location: Dickmann Town Center – Anderson, IN 

“The major bicentennial ‘signature event’ will occur with a county-wide community ‘birthday bash’ in downtown Anderson. The event will feature entertainment, food and other refreshments, fun activities for kids and families, and displays about Madison County’s history.” 


Abe Summer Celebration

Anderson Black Expo’s Summer Celebration

Date: July 28th-30th  

Location: Jackson Park – Anderson, IN 

Come enjoy the parade, entertainment, vendors, sports, car show, and other activities! 



Checkered Flag Gala & The Madison County 200

Date: August 4th-5th  

Location: Anderson Speedway – Anderson, IN 

“August 4 and 5 will be ‘The Madison County 200’ race weekend, a partnership with the Anderson Speedway in honor of the bicentennial. Friday night will see a Checkered Flag Gala, and race being staged the next day! Gala: 6PM – Cocktail Hour, 7PM – Dinner, 8-10PM – Dance to Music by the Flying Toasters”


Dan Patch Stakes

Date: August 11th     

Time: 6:15PM

Location: Harrah’s Hoosier Park – Anderson, IN

“Join us for the 30th running of the Dan Patch Stakes! Enjoy championship harness racing, food trucks, FREE t-shirt giveaway, prizes and more!”


Elwood Glass Festival

Date: August 18th-20th     

Location: Callaway Park – Elwood, IN

“The Glass Festival includes a parade, carnival rides, arts and crafts, food, collectibles, bus tours, demonstrations, and fun contests. The Vintage Rollers Car Show brings more than 300 classic and antique cars each year. Live bands and other entertainment perform at the Jim Knoop Amphitheater at Callaway Park. And free bus tours are available daily and include stops at Carol’s Legacy Glass and the House of Glass.

The Glass Festival is an event for the whole family. Admission is FREE!”


Way Out Beer Fest

Date: August 19th     

Time: 3:30-7:30PM

Location: Main Street/Pax Verum Brewing Co. – Lapel, IN

“Focusing on unique, unusual and rare ‘way out’ beers from over 30 breweries, Way Out Beer Fest offers unlimited samples on the picturesque, downtown Main Street of Lapel, Indiana. Expect to enjoy many new beers and/or riffs on existing beers. Attendees will also have the opportunity to vote on their favorite ‘Way Out People’s Choice’ beer & brewery at the fest.⁠ Unlimited samples, live music, food trucks and a commemorative tasting glass are included in the ticket price.”


Anderson Gaslight Festival

Date: August 26th     

Time: 9AM-9PM

Location: Historic West 8th Street – Anderson, IN

After celebrating Anderson’s first Gaslight Festival 50 years ago, this treasured event will return! Enjoy the parade, tours of historical homes, a kid’s zone, carriage rides, a car show, music, and so much more!




Date: September 7th     

Time: 6PM

Location: Barnhart Field at Falls Park – Pendleton, IN

Bring your own picnic and come to Barnhart Field for the 3rd Annual ParkFest. Children’s activities, great music, awesome community spirit!


Fall Creek Heritage Fair

Date: September 8th-9th

Time: 10AM-6PM

Location: Falls Park – Pendleton, IN

“100+ vendors. Handmade, vintage, arts and crafts, food, live music.”


Downtown Pendleton Fall Festival

Date: September 8th-9th

Time: Fri 10AM-6PM, Sat 10AM-5PM

Location: Downtown – Pendleton, IN

“Art and exhibit, craft booths, food, kids’ zone, music, and more.”


Andersontown Powwow and Indian Market

Date: September 9th-10th

Time: Sat 10:30AM-11PM, Sun 10:30AM-4PM

Location: Beulah Park – Alexandria, IN

“Enjoy Indiana’s Native American history as you learn the ways of the Miami and Delaware Nations, authentic foods, Native American art, activities for the young and old!”


Frankton Heritage Days Festival

Date: September 15th-17th

Location: Heritage Field – Frankton, IN

“Three days of festival fun for 48 years. Family-friendly atmosphere. Free entertainment, Saturday parade and fireworks, clown and magic shoes. Antique tractor pulls, 5K run/walk, car show, vendors, carnival and variety of great food. Free parking and shuttle service.”


Spirit Fest

Date: September 16th-17th

Time: Sat 10AM-6PM, Sun 10AM-4PM

Location: Camp Chesterfield – Chesterfield, IN

“Our beautiful, historic grounds will once again be filled with visitors who are eager to visit their favorite reader, body worker, or vendor and see what new and exciting people have joined us. This year’s event will be held entirely outdoors.”


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