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September 16th


Downtown Wabash
Paradise Spring Park
Wabash River Trail

Festival Schedule

Shop Downtown!

Visit all participating downtown businesses and non-profits for special sales, activities, and more.

Located between Huntington Street and Cass Street along Market Street and Canal Street, enjoy lots of opportunities to engage, connect and shop!


Visit ART IN THE ALLEY WALK to watch local artists creating works of art LIVE in the alley. Vote for the Peoples' by making donations.

Artist include Kellie Brace, Julia Dickey, Leann Kooi, Kaleigh Middelkoop, andSusan Stewart,  (Proceeds support the 2023 Founders Festival.)

Ride the Trolley!
Runs 9 am - 2 pm

Stop 1:     Wabash Carnegie Public Library Story Walk

Family Activities, a new story, and more!

Stop 2:     Entrance to Paradise Spring Historical Park

Living History, Reminisce Tent, and more or enter Vendors' & Food Truck Row on East Market Street

Stop 3:     Hill Street Entrance to the River Walk

Follow the trail .8 mi back to Paradise Spring Park. Scan the barcodes along the trail to learn a little history as provided by the Wabash County Museum.

Stop 4:     Dr James Ford Historic Home   

Self-guided tours from 9 am - 2 pm        10 am Story Hour in the Parlor        11 am Make Your Own Corn Husk Doll          1:00 pm Music in the Garden

Stop 5:     Wabash Farmers Market         

Extended Hours 8 am to 1 pm, or stop by Wabash City School's Admin Building for Face Painting 

Stop 6:     Intersection of Miami & Canal St

KidZone by Bachelor Creek

Eat, Rest & Listen Zone

Booths including Wabash Church of the Brethern & New Journey Community Church

Live Deejay

Visit Vendors' Row!
East Market St between Wabash & Huntington Streets

A Peek of Geek      Be Unique & Buzzed Creations     Bee Mark's Honey     Brandi's Resin Art      Castleberry Woodcrafters

Chang Dynasty 87 Photography      Chris Kugler      Dad's Workshop      Donna Wendt & Sherry Sarll    Ellen's Bridal

Fairview Wood Creations      Farmhouse Crafted       Floral Fancies Soapery      Freemasons     Learn More Center     Ledbetter Grand Fudge Shop

Little Lite Candle Co LLC      Metropolitan School District of Wabash Co     Moon Lotus Handmade Designs      Paparazzi     Pink Zebra     

Red Door Homestead      Scentsy     Smilish Jewels     Sundown Designs      The Salty Soap Co. LLC      Thirty One     Tina’s Treats

V's Sweets & Treats     Wabash Church of the Brethren     Walmart     Wireless Zone 

Food Trucks & More!
East Market St         Museum West Parking Lot      Paradise Spring Park

Red Barn Elephant Ears     Barabbas Barbecue     Emmett's Paddy Wagon     Megan Dafoe Concession 

T & J’s Food Service LLC.     Tim's Thai 2 Go      Kona Ice     The Shakin Dog      Lagro Interurban Supply (roasted nuts)

Wabash Izaak Walton League Pulled Pork Sandwiches (Paradise Spring Park)

Ham & Beans, cornbread (Cook’s Cabin at Paradise Spring Park)

Kettle Korn (Paradise Spring Park)

Paradise Spring Historical Park
All Day Events:    Info Table & Merch under the Pavilion Visit the Cabins Meet Railroad Historian, Kyle Coble

Scheduled Events

9 am-Raising the Colors & 4:30-Loweing the Colors


11 am - New Sign Dedication


9:45 am - Ben Smith & Sam Unger, Richvalley

10:30 am - Kyle Coble Railroad Talk

11:20 am - Treaty History Play

11:45 am & 2:30 pm - Trader David Connor

11:50 am - Alec Guenin, Lagro Canal

12 pm - Peggy Coppler, St Patrick's Church

3 pm - Janet Pattee, LaFontaine




10 am - Dennis Adams, Woodright Demo

10 am & 1 pm - Firearms Demonstration

12 pm & 2 pm - Militia Drill

3 pm - Militia Gathers to Salute Parade



10:15 am - Rod Morrison, Fiddle Music

12:15 pm - Music & Dancing

12:20 pm - Three Bobs Perform 2 PM - Music


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