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The Navy Bean Festival returns to the rising sun from October 8 to 9

Navy Beans, live music, free rides and more.

(Rising Sun, Ind.) – The annual Navy Bean Hometown Fall Festival takes place Friday and Saturday October 8 and 9, 2021 along Main and Front streets in downtown Rising Sun. A splash-in seaplane as well as art, craft and food vendors will also be part of the festivities.

A new amusement ride business will be used this year, offering small mechanical rides for young people and climbing and obstacle courses for older youth. The City of the Rising Sun graciously provided all the rides free of charge to festival-goers.

The event opens at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 8 with walks down Main Street and the sale of white beans and cornbread along the river. The music starts at 6:00 p.m. with Stray Bullett. The other guys perform from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The event will reopen at noon on Saturday, October 9 with white beans served along the river and free rides. The music starts at 2:00 pm with Southern Savior; Joker’s Wild from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Foreigner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Lunchbox from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The annual Navy Bean Parade is on hold for 2021 due to lack of volunteers.

The white beans were provided by Hurst Bean’s of Zionsville, IN, who have graciously donated the featured attraction to the Navy Bean Festival for the past several years.

Presented by Rising Sun Main Street, the Navy Bean Hometown Festival is sponsored in part by Ohio County Tourism, Inc.

For more information, contact Amber DePrez, Director of Rising Sun Main Street at (812) 438-2750 or email [email protected] For more information on accommodation, restaurants and tourist attractions, contact the visitor center at (888) 776-4786. Additional information is available at Enjoyrisingsun.com. Follow Rising Sun / Ohio County Tourism on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


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