Bring family and friends and head to this year's Grabill Country Fair, September 6 through 8 in Grabill, Indiana to enjoy a slower pace and the atmosphere of simpler times. Grabill, Indiana is located just 10 miles east of Fort Wayne, on Leo-Grabill Road, in the heart of Amish country.
Because of the fair's location, Amish heritage takes center stage with fair activities. The fair features a variety of artisans, often numbering more than 100 booths in total and live displays from chain saw carving to portraits and T-shirt artistry. The fair also has a craft show and live entertainment. This year the Inspired Four Gospel Group will perform on Thursday, followed by country rock group Cook Belle on Friday and bluegrass group David & Lee Bluegrass on Saturday.
The fair would not be complete without some old-time competition! Events include a watermelon eating contest, cherry pit spitting, baby crawl and jump rope event, among others!
The Grabill Country Fair's roots date back to 1973 when the fair was started by the Grabill Chamber of Commerce. Today the annual festival is known to attract on average 100,000 visitors. The weekend is complete with hearty, home-cooked foods such as corn on the cob and apple dumplings.
Shuttle service for the fair is provided at Leo High School. For additional information on shuttle times, along with a full fair itinerary and directions, visit the Grabill Country Fair online. Or call 260.627.5227, Extension 5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Previously a reporter at daily newspapers in Indiana and Ohio, Holly Hammersmith now works as a full-time freelance writer and editor. In her spare time, Holly can be found running or practicing yoga. She also enjoys visiting local coffee shops and day tripping. Find Holly on Twitter @HFHammers and at http://hollyhammersmith.com.