Covered Bridge time in Parke County

The annual Parke County Covered Bridge Festival gets started this week. It’s considered Indiana’s largest festival and begins on the 2nd Friday in October every year. It will run October 13-22. Parke County Commission President Jim Meece says over 1 million people attend the festival every year and spend around $15 million. There will be a large tent and the streets around the courthouse will be filled with crafters and vendors from 9 am to 6 pm daily. Guided bus tours will be given from Rockville Courthouse Square. The Parke County Covered Bridge Festival has been headquartered in Rockville since 1957.