Community News & Events

Middlebury 2017 Fall Festival
Friday & Saturday Sept 15-16

Don’t miss our 16th annual Fall Festival! Join us as we kick off Fall 2017 in the heart of downtown Middlebury. Admission is free.

Festival Schedule and Event Details

Download Festival Schedule

Fall Festival Cornhole Tournament – Saturday, September 16

Players will need to check in between 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM

Tournament Location – East Side, of State Road 13, Downtown Middlebury Park, behind
the pavilion……………….Alternate location if raining


Entry Fee:  $30 per team

First Prize: $150.00 Second Prize:  $100.00  Third Prize:  $30 Entry Fee

Entry deadline: Friday, September 15th

Register Your Team:
Contact Jessie Kauffman, 574-825-5569

Local teams wanted – Amateurs ONLY, No Professional or Semi-Professional teams accepted!

Entries limited to the first 32 teams.  Save your spot  — Sign up today!

2017 Homemade Baking Contest – Saturday, September 16

The 2017 homemade baking contest will be accepting entries between noon and 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 16th in the Middlebury Public Library Community Room.

Breads, cookies, cakes, pies, and misc.

Kids, Teens, and Adults

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 
 Accepting entries in the Public Library Community Room
1:00 pm Judging begins

Download Baking Content Entry Form Here

Middlebury Riverfest – Saturday, August 26

A family fun and educational event that celebrates the importance of fresh water and the value of the Little Elkhart River. Saturday August 26 from 10am – 2pm at Riverbend Park 511 E Warren St. Free Admission.

Visit the Riverfest Facebook page to learn more.


Middlebury 2017 Festival Schedule
Fall Festival   Friday & Saturday, September 15 & 16
Hometown Holidays   Friday, November 17

Looking for festival sponsorship forms and vendor applications?
Get Middlebury Festival Sponsorship Forms here.
Get Middlebury Festival Vendor Applications here.



New Chamber Member:
A & B Lawn and Landscape 

Names left to right: Scott Cooper, Dominic Devito, Kaitlyn Stout (owner), Gary Miller, Bryan Stout (owner), not pictured Dustin Kemp and Roger Huffman, Chamber Board of Directors President.

Join us in welcoming our newest member to the Middlebury Chamber of Commerce!

A & B Lawn and Landscape is owned by Bryan and Kaitlyn Stout and has been in business since 2006. They started out with just doing lawn maintenance (mowing, pruning, snow plowing, etc.) and in 2016 added the excavating division. A & B is a full service excavating and landscape company offering everything from site work such as lot clearing, basements, septic, and final grades, to gravel driveway installations, aggregate material delivery, lawn installations, landscape installations, lawn mowing, pruning, and snow plowing.

A & B Lawn and Landscape 564-238-6458


Middlebury Hosting 9 Life-Size Bronze Sculptures
These 9 sculptures are part of a huge public art display that opens for free viewing this week! This epic art display features the engaging and patriotic work of American sculptor Seward Johnson. There are 56 life-size (or bigger) bronze sculptures installed in the downtowns of Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, and Wakarusa. Make sure you find them all! (And yes, you can touch them.)

Interact and be photographed with these extraordinary works of art. Post your fun selfies and pics using #EpicArtAdventures and #QuiltGardens.

Open for public viewing from May 16 – October 20. Find out more.

Seward Johnson, Portrait of an American Artist
from Epic Art Adventures
Seward Johnson is an American artist who began his career as a painter before turning to sculpture. Johnson has long been considered one of the most widely recognized sculptors of our time and his works have developed a large and loyal following. More than 450 of Johnson’s life-size cast bronze figures have been featured in private collections and museums around the world and in prominent displays in places such as Times Square and Rockefeller Center in New York City, Pacific Place of Hong Kong, Les Halles in Paris, and Via Condotti in Rome.

Johnson is noted for collections that depict people engaged in everyday activities, works inspired by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, and interpretations of cultural icons. A monumental scale sculpture of Johnson’s is on display at Pioneer Court (Michigan Avenue at the Chicago River) in Chicago, and his life-size works have been on exhibition in recent years in Carmel, Crown Point and Warsaw. At 86, Johnson remains active creating new pieces. For more information about Seward Johnson click here.

Middlebury Was Featured in USA Today!
This photo of a Middlebury farm was featured in USA Today’s 
Picturesque small towns in every state.


Essenhaus Classic Car Cruise-In                     Thursday Nights, May – September















Croquet & Quilts – Saturday, August 12
Flashback Friday Movies in the Park
Friday July 21, Friday August 18

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