Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival

About Us



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 Sorority and Friends of the Festival.

The festival is held each year on the fourth full weekend of September at Hier's Park, 547 S. Briant Street, Huntington, Indiana, and the adjoining Huntington County Fairgrounds. Hours 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 festival are used to support local charities and historic preservation projects in the community.
Proceeds from the 2018 festival supported:

Altrusa Christmas party for special needs individuals
• Forks of the Wabash Historic Park
• HAT (Huntington Area Transportation)
• Hoosier Art Salon
• Children's Choir of Huntington County
• Huntington City-Township Public Library
• School Child Emergency Fund
• Huntington County Community Foundation
• Huntington County Extension Homemakers
• Huntington County Historical Society
• HCCSC summer speech program
• Huntington County 4-H Fair Association
• Story time and crafts at the Huntington Library
• Huntington County Literacy Coalition
• Huntington North High School Band
• Huntington North High School Masque & Gavel
• Huntington North High School Varsity Singers
• Kate's Kart
• Kids Kampus
• Knights of Columbus Pitch-In Program
• LaFontaine Arts Council
• McKenzie's Hope
• News for You newsletter for Huntington Library
• Pathfinder Services
• Place of Grace
• Professional Piddlers Association
• Pulse Opera House
• Relay for Life
• Sigma Eta Fine Arts Sorority
• Coloring books for all HCCSC first-graders during Speech and Hearing Month in May
• Speech and hearing departments at HCCSC Preschool and Andrews, Flint Springs, Roanoke, Horace
Mann and Riverview Schools
• Scholarships for Huntington County students

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