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SOCIAL & COMPETITION: Riley Days at Greenfield


Annual Riley Festival Photo Competition

October 3 - 6 at Greenfield...Courthouse Annex (111 American Legion Place).

Friday, October 4 (6-9 pm): Chris Williams and his wife will be hosting the exhibit during this time.

For those interested, there will be competition open to amateurs and professionals.
To enter, see the information below:



Even if you're not interested in competing, go and see the exhibit, open Thursday through Friday (Oct 3-6) at the Courthouse Annex in Greenfield.

THE FESTIVAL: Enjoy one of the largest craft festivals in the state of Indiana with designated areas for food, commercial and flea market booths, plus Fine Arts, Home Arts/Quilt, Photography, Poster, and decorated pumpkin shows.

There is NO ADMISSION CHARGE to the Riley Festival. The Festival begins Wednesday, October 3rd at 5pm. Thursday 5pm-9pm, Friday & Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. Bring the family and discover everything the Riley Festival has to offer!

Each year one of Mr. Riley’s poems is selected as the theme for the Festival.

Themes for the next two years are:

2013 – “The King”, and

2014 – “When the Frost is on the Pumpkin”.

The Americana Riley Festival Parade will be on Saturday, with over 75 units marching from the high school through downtown to Riley Park.

Over 460 exhibitors will be set up on the streets around the 100 year old courthouse. Mr. Riley’s statue was placed in front of the courthouse in 1918 and is the focal point of the riley Festival.

Many events take place during the Festival. Check the Schedule of Events on the back of this flyer for a listing. riley Festival is one of the largest festivals in the state of Indiana, both in attendance and in exhibitors. The annual Queen Pageant sponsored by Keihin North America, Inc. is held prior to the Festival.

The Riley Festival follows years of tradition by celebrating the birthday of the “Hoosier Poet” James Whitcomb Riley. It is a showcase for a wide variety of talent that runs continuously Friday through Sunday in downtown Greenfield, IN.

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