Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Covered Bridge Festival
This past Saturday, we traveled two hours west to
to visit the Covered BridgeFestival. The Covered Bridge Festival is
one of the largest festivals in Park County where several towns in Indiana celebrate the longevity of the thirty-one
covered bridges in the area. I’ve been
an Park County resident my whole life, but this
was my first time attending the festival.
About an hour into our drive, we began our stretch of a two lane highway
that passed through several small towns, all of which were having yard sales as
the festival traffic made its way through.
I’ve never seen so many yard sales off of a small highway. We didn’t stop at any, but note to self:
remember to allow more time for the yard sales next time. Once we arrived in Indiana , we visited three town festivals:
Park County , Rockville and Bridgeton .
Each town is full of food and different vendors selling all sorts of
items. Most of the food is like fair
food, but there’s some good home cookin’ here and there if you look for
it. As we journeyed to and from towns, we
stopped at the covered bridges along the way.
The county makes it easy to get from town to town by using signs and
arrows to get you everywhere. Just
follow the arrows and you won’t get lost.
On the plus, parking for each town was only $2-4. On the down side, we weren’t expecting the
traffic that came with the large crowds that were out and about seeing what
each town had to offer. Overall, we had
a good time and would definitely do it again:)
If you every visit Mansfield in mid October, I’d recommend the
Covered Bridge Festival. Indiana