Some of the best memories I had growing up revolve around going to fall festivals with my family, and one of my most cherished memories is of waking up early on a chilly weekend in October to take a roadtrip to the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival.

My grandparents took my father to the festival when he was young and he took my brother and I while we were growing up. I hope to continue the tradition when we start a family, because it is a wonderful autumn experience!

The festival draws large crowds from states across the Midwest, but you can make the most of your experience by:

  1. Getting to Rockville early to enjoy hot apple cider and a few crullers in the morning.
  2. Looking through arts and crafts when vendors open in the afternoon.
  3. Driving through the county to view the covered bridges with beautiful fall foliage in the background in the evening.

Have you been to a covered bridge festival before? What was your favorite part of the experience?

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Posted by:Caitlin Burm

Hi! I’m Caitlin, the creator of Burm Voyage, a blog sharing my family’s lives, moments, and travels across the U.S.

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