Annual Event Calendar


Special Events in Bridgeton are sponsored by the Bridgeton Covered Bridge Association, Inc.  Please note: All shops are not opened for all events.

Bridgeton Covered Bridge:  One of 31 bridges in Parke County.  Drive yourself over the mapped covered bridge routes.  Bridgeton is on the Red and Black route.  Rockville is the starting point for these tours.

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April
Bridgeton Mountain Man Rendezvous

Last full weekend in April.

Early 1800ís living history re-enactment with pioneer crafters at work including a blacksmith, woodworkers, spinning and knitting, and plenty of fun learning activities for the kids. Come by the 1822 Case Log Cabin and see how the pioneers cooked their meals on the hearth including chicken-on-a-string and bread baking.

Black powder muzzle loader shoots Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

Canoe Race Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

For more information:

  bton1878hse@aol.com - (765) 548-2136

To schedule field trips:

(765) 548-2760

May
Art and Wine Fair

Second Saturday in May

Visit with the artists as they work and shop for fine arts and crafts at the 1878 Barn, Artisanís Barn at the Mill and Collomís General Store. Find the perfect Motherís Day gift! And enjoy wine tasting and music from 12 noon Ė 5 p.m. at the 1878 Barn.

Contact the following for more information about the event.

  bton1878hse@aol.com - (765) 548-2136

June
Woodworking and Quilt Show

Second full weekend in June

Quilt Show is at the Bridgeton 1878 Barn. New and antique quilts , machine and hand made. Vote for your favorite or enter your own, call (765) 548-2136 for details.

Woodworkers will be in Collomís General Store and at the Artisans Barn at the Mill. Choose from a wide variety of woodworkers. Find a truly unique Fatherís Day gift!

Contact one of the following for more information about this event.

  Quilters: bton1878hse@aol.com - (765) 548-2136

  Woodworkers: info@collomsgeneralstore.com - (765) 548-2000

September
Milling Days

Weekend after Labor Day

Oliver Evans is the Father of the American Industrial Revolution.  He designed and built the world's first automated factory.  It was a water powered flourmill and the Bridgeton Mill is patterned after his designs.  This event is scheduled near Oliver's birthday. 

Contact one of the following for more information about this event.

 (812) 877-9550 or (765) 548-0106 - http://www.bridgetonmill.com

October
Bridgeton Covered Bridge Festival

Starts on the second Friday in October for 10 days

An estimated 1,000,000 visitors come to Bridgeton for this 10 day event.  Folks come from all over to tour the 31 Covered Bridges in Parke County, visit the many events going on in the area, see the beautiful autumn leaves, and visit the historic town of Bridgeton.

For contact information please see the vendor page by clicking here.

November / December
Bridgeton County Christmas

Last full weekend in November and first weekend in December

The Mill and shops will be open and full of gifts. The 1878 Barn, Collomís General Store, and the Artisans Barn at the Mill will be open and full of vendors. Many local vendors are returning from the Covered Bridge Festival and we will have new ones as well! Kids may visit Santa in the 1822 Case Log Cabin, both Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact one of the following for more information about this event.

 bton1878hse@aol.com - (765) 548-2136

 bridgetonmill@gmail.com - (765) 548-0106 - http://www.bridgetonmill.com

YEAR 'ROUND SPECIAL OCCASIONS!

The  Bridgeton covered bridge is a great place for that special occasion. What more beautiful setting could you want for your wedding? Several couples have chosen to exchange their vows in this romantic setting.

Kim and Steve Branson

 

 
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