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Dillsboro Homecoming Festival Leaps Into Action Wednesday

Posted On May 13, 2014

Press release from Dearborn County Convention, Visitor & Tourism Bureau

dillsboro-homecoming-fest-frog-05132011.jpg(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Dearborn County will kick off the start of the summer festival season this week with the Dillsboro Homecoming Festival, a popular street fair scheduled to take place May 14-17.  The first Southeast Indiana festival of 2014, the Dillsboro Homecoming Festival offers food, fun and family entertainment on the streets of downtown Dillsboro, a small town located approximately 30 miles outside of Cincinnati.

Organized by the Dillsboro Civic Club, the festival has been named a “Grand Champion Event” four times by the Indiana Association of County and District Fairs.

WHAT:             The Dillsboro Homecoming Festival

WHEN:             May 14-17, 2014

TIME:               Wed.-Thurs.: Beginning at 7pm

                        Fri.: Beginning at 6:30pm

                        Sat.: Beginning at 8am (Parade begins at 11am)

WHERE:          Downtown Dillsboro, Indiana

COST:             Free Admission

In addition to traditional carnival rides, games and food booths, the event features a variety of fun activities, including a 5K Run & Walk, classic car show, and musical entertainment.  Also on the agenda are a large number of crazy contests, including the popular frog jumping and best-dressed frog competitions, baby contest, and more.  In the evenings, visitors will want to stick around for free concerts throughout the festival, including a return of the popular Dillsboro Idol Contest.  Other performances include Two’s a Crowd on Thursday night, Ridge Runner on Friday night and Channel Kats, Centerline, and Linda Lee on Saturday night.  A large parade on Saturday morning, complete with marching bands, floats and decorated entries, is also a highlight of the event.

For more information on the Dillsboro Festival, or a complete schedule of events, contact the Dearborn County Convention, Visitor & Tourism Bureau at 800-322-8198 or visit our online Calendar of Events at www.visitsoutheastindiana.com.  Visitors can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/visitsoutheastindiana.