Middlebury Chamber of Commerce

Middlebury Fall Festival 2021

Middlebury fall Fest

Friday & Saturday, September 10 & 11, 2021

Don’t miss our 20th Annual Middlebury Fall Festival! Join us as we
kick off Fall 2021 in the heart of downtown Middlebury.
Admission is free.

Festival Highlights 2021

Fall Festival Fireworks at dusk on Friday-Das Essenhaus Campus
Local Artisans and Crafters
Homemade Foods – fried pies & ice cream, elephant ears,
kettle corn and more
Farmers Market: homegrown produce, treats, pumpkins and mums
Cornhole Tournament on Saturday
Chicken BBQ Dinner – Take-out ONLY – “Caring Hands”, September 11, 4:30p.m. – 8:00 p.m. , Bristol St.

Print 2020 Schedule 2021 Schedule Coming Soon

Friday, September 11

10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.                                    Concessions, Vendor Booths

Food, Arts, Crafts, Demo, & Commercial -Memorial Park

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                  Wood Carvers Demonstration

                                                                           Memorial Park/Large Pavilion

4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                              Community Fundraiser

 Chicken BBQ Dinner – Carry Out ONLY –Pick-up on Bristol Street (The fire station will be closed to the public) Sponsored by Caring Hands

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                                   Michael Kelsey Entertainment Tent

Dusk                                                       Drive-in Movie and Fireworks Display

Das Dutchman Essenhaus Campus

Saturday, September 12

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                    Concessions, Vendor Booths

10:00 a.m.               Food, Arts, Crafts, Demo, & Commercial — Memorial Park

Commercial Memorial Park

11:30 a.m.     CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS Cornhole Registration**East Park • 108 N. Main St., Middlebury

*Pre-register available

11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.                                Polski Chix-Entertainment Tent

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.             Heartland Country Cloggers-Entertainment Tent

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                                    Julia James-Entertainment Tent

This information is correct as of 8-27-2020. To check for updated information, visit www.middleburyinchamber.com

*Cornhole Registration link    www.facebook.com/MiddleburyChamberof Commerce&VisitorsCenter

2020 CDC Festival Guidelines:

Middlebury, Indiana Fall Festival – Letter to Attendees from Middlebury Fall Festival Committee:

Middlebury Fall Festival, September 11 and 12.  

Tough Times Don’t Last But Tough Towns Do” September in Middlebury, Indiana, announces the indispensable annual fall festival.  

This year’s Fall Festival will look a little different due to the pandemic. However, the festival will be as “homegrown” as ever! 

The festival takes place in Downtown Middlebury Parks, September 11 and 12. Attendees must enter Memorial Park at the park’s main entrance and exit in the park’s rear, near the old Baptist Church.

Although the festival will downsize, old favorites remain the same; homegrown vegetables and fruits, pumpkins, ornamental gourds, colorful fall mums, local woodcarvers in action, pottery, and Amish art.  

Bring your lawn chairs to the downtown parks and tap your foot to spirited music entertainment throughout the weekend. 

At dusk, don’t miss the drive-in movie, an opening act for the incredible Friday night fireworks on the Essenhaus Inn campus’s grounds. 

Join the annual Saturday, Corn Hole Tournament held at high noon in East Park. Attendees must enter East Park at the main park entrance and exit in the rear of the park. 

Order to-go Bar-B-Que, Bristol Street (adjacent to Middlebury Fire Department), “Caring Hands” fundraiser.  

Let’s not forget to grab our favorite Amish fried pie, kettle corn, wood-fired pizza, or corn on the cob from the Music Parents Association.  

All downtown shops will be open extended hours during the festival for shopping convenience. Visit the new General Store, located in downtown Middlebury. Welcome General Store of Middlebury!

Please note:  

  • Please stay at home if ill or part of a vulnerable population.
  • Bring lawn chairs– due to pandemic this year’s seating for entertainment tent, is eliminated.  
  • Festival sites will request the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for COVID-19 social distancing and masks. Should you arrive at the festival without your face covering, you may purchase masks at the information gazebo. 
  • Please take advantage of the hand sanitizing/handwashing stations while attending the festival.  
  • If you plan to attend the Friday night movie and fireworks on the Essenhaus Inn campus’s grounds and arrive with a social pod, please remain in your vehicle and with your pod, in designated area.  
  • Staff and signage will remind those attending the festival events to follow CDC Guidelines. Please know, not following CDC Guidelines will leave officials with no other choice but to cancel the festival.

If festival staff or Middlebury businesses explain what they’re doing to combat COVID-19, take heed and trust they have your safety in mind. We’re living in a new normal, and even though our new greeting norm may look different, familiar faces are excited to have you back at the festival in 2020.

For information: Middlebury Chamber of Commerce, 574-825-4300, Sheri Howland, Executive Director, director@middleburyinchamber.com or

Carmen Carpenter, Community Outreach Coordinator, carmencarpenter@middleburyinchamber.com

Disclaimer:  Pending Elkhart County Health Department’s Special Events Committee approval of the 2020 Middlebury Fall Festival Manage Plan following the CDC and ECHD Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in being part of the 2020 Middlebury Fall Festival! Vendor Registration is currently CLOSED.

First, review the 2020 Rules and Regulations to make sure we’re a good match.

To become a vendor for the 2020 Fall Festival, complete the application below and send to:
Middlebury Fall Festival
P.O. Box 243
Middlebury, IN 46540

Please note, applying does not guarantee that there will be space available for your booth.

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