The Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival, a celebration of Hoosier life in the mid-1800s, was founded in 1976 in Huntington, Indiana. The festival is co-sponsored by Phi Chapter of Psi Iota Xi and Friends of the Festival.
The festival is held each year on the fourth full weekend of September at the Huntington County Fairgrounds, 631 E. Taylor St., Huntington, Indiana, and the adjoining Hier's Park. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. an old-time worship service is offered at 9 a.m. Sunday before the festival opens. A full program is offered, rain or shine.
Proceeds from the festival are used to support local charities and historic preservation projects in the community. Proceeds from the 2019 festival supported:
Huntington County Community School Corporation
LaFontaine Arts Council
Huntington County Extension
Quayle Vice Presidential Learning Center
Community Choirs of Huntington County
Sigma Eta Fine Arts Sorority
Boys and Girls Club of Warren
Parkview Huntington YMCA Dance Program
Huntington City-Township Public Library
Love INC Food Pantry
Life's Little Treasures Daycare
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