It’s Strawberry Festival Time !

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STRAWBERRY TIME — June 5 – 7, 2015

Busy, busy, busy!  We’re hustling here to bring you our kewlest  Strawberry Festival this year.  Opening on Friday, June 5 at 5 p.m., we have so-o-o-o much stuff packed into this year’s three-day schedule. Follow us on Facebook for insta-updates.

The craft & hobby show at the Township Civic Center just keeps growing.  We’re rounding up an assortment of craft and hobby demonstrators to complete the displays just for you.  The  Civic Center will be open at the south of the midway all weekend, also featuring a delicious spaghetti supper on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and a truly great all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet bar on Sunday from 7 to 10:30 a.m.

As always, KidZone will have activities for all ages from dunk booth and bounces to full-scale games.  Be sure not to miss out on the shortcake eating contest and pet parade for both children and adults.  Pageants stretch from queen’s scholarship run down to age zero.  Even the vehicle show is stretching out.  Called the Strawberry Classic, this car, truck and heap show truly includes even a “You Really Drove That Here?” class. With its over four dozen entries, it just keeps growing and showing each year.

Be sure not to miss our much larger Saturday parade, fish fry, fireworks and free live concert too.  There’s so much more  .  Stay tuned here and follow us on Facebook to get the latest blab as Festival 2015   comes together for YOU.

Wanna volunteer an hour or two? Need info or directions?  Call 812.236.3155 or 765.832.9455 or email us at

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$500 Queen Scholarship and Other Pageants

Each year the festival organizers, with the help of contribututors, presents a scholarship pageant with scholarship funds and other prizes to the winner.  Other pageant levels include Junior Miss [ages 11-15], Strawberry Princess [ages 5-10], Little Miss and Mister [ages 3-4] and Strawberry Babe [0 to 24 months].  For applications and rules on the various pageants, go to the Forms page.

Queen and Junior Miss candidates will be attending the Queens’ Tea at the Township Civic Center at the corner of Main and Central Streets in Rosedale at 6:30 on the evening  May 26, 2015 for introduction to the public, last minute registrations and queen interviews with the judges.  Do plan to attend this gala evening event!  (Publicity photos will be taken.)

Contact Judi Hartman on Facebook or at the Hair Hut in Rosedale for more information.

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New Vendors Wanted

SRC is searching for new and additional vendors for their annual venues.

Strawberry Festival:  First June weekend, beginning at 5 p.m. that Friday.     Rosedale Country Christmas Shoppe:  First December weekend,  Friday at 5 start.  Applications and vending regulations are available on our Forms page.


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Concerned about the weather here?

Weather Channel logoHow’s the weather in Parke County?  The  national weather service gives 1-2-5-10 day forecasts, front lines and even hourly reports.  Fortuntely (sometimes unfortunately) , they’re usually pretty spot-on, too.  Just click here, enter a zip code (we’re 47874), and pick your time span.  See you!

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Parke County, IN — Covered Bridge Capital of the World (R)

While in Rosedale in June enjoying the best homemade strawberry shortcakes in Indiana, do be sure to see some of our famous Parke County covered bridges.  After all, we are the Covered Bridge Capital of the World, y’know.   For more on the area, its reknowned bridges and October’s county-wide festival, check out

On the red covered bridge route, just off US 41

On the red covered bridge route, just off US 41

New Vendors Wanted for Parke County Covered Bridge Festival in Rosedale:  Florida Township Civic Club manages vendor bookings both inside and outside the Civic Center in Rosedale during Covered Bridge Festival week.  Deadline is 2 weeks prior to that festival.  For information on spaces, call (812)_ 548-2522.  You may also email and we’ll gladly forward the word on to the booking chairpersons.

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