Indian Lake State Park plans 37th annual Fall Festival

Staff report

LAKEVIEW — Kick off fall at Indian Lake State Park’s 37th Annual Fall Festival. Held at the campground, the popular weekend event is co-sponsored by the Indian Lake Development Corp. (ILDC). The festival opens Friday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m. and runs Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The festival features more than 100 art and craft displays, food and beverage concessions plus local bands with music for all ages. Attendees will also be able to sample fresh-pressed apple cider prepared by park staff.

Local musical acts include the Mad River Valley Dulcimer Group, The Fountainaires Jazz Band, the Marching Lakers of Indian Lake High School and many more.

Children’s activities include free Linniger pony rides on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., free train rides on Grandpa’s Express on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., and an archery event where everyone can try shooting bow and arrow. On Sunday morning, The Seedsowers will host a puppet show and program at the amphitheater at 9 a.m.

The state park’s campground is located 2 miles north of Lakeview at 13156 State Route 235 North. Parking is available nearby; festival attendees will be shuttled from the parking area to the festival by hay wagons on both Sept. 23 and 24.

For additional information, call the Indian Lake State Park office at 937-843-2717.

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Staff report