Interview: Lanesville Heritage Festival

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Posted on September 3, 2011 at 10:24 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 17 at 4:21 PM

LANESVILLE, Ind. (lanesvilleheritageweekend.org) --Lanesville Heritage Weekend, located in beautiful Southern Indiana, is a three day festival that celebrates the history and heritage of small towns with others annually beginning the second Friday in September. The festival started in 1976 and has given farmers and our community, a place to gather in order to share their memories and heritage. It is very important to embrace your heritage and the past, as it molds you into who you are today and what you will or can become in the future.

Lanesville was originally settled by a group of settlers headed by John Harbison, who moved into the area around 1807. General Lane surveyed and plotted the town and thereby lending his name to the settlement. The town has over 700 residents today.

Lanesville is famous for it's festival in September and has over 80,000 in attendance. Many come to visit old friends; many come to exhibit their tractors and wares; many come to eat; and many come to watch the parade, but one thing they all have in common is they leave with good spirits, new friendships, and memories to last a lifetime. To join our organization, dues are $5.00 per year payable at Tractor Registration Gazebo during the festival or at any regular meeting.

Dates for Lanesville Heritage Weekend 2011 are September 9th, 10th, and 11th with FREE admission and FREE parking.  All times are Eastern Daylight Savings. Our meetings are held monthly (no meeting in December) on the 3rd Thursday night at 7:30 pm in the Heritage Community Building. These meetings are open to the public, so come and see what plans are coming for the future.

We are a family oriented festival, so NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES are allowed on the Heritage Grounds at any time. We also do not allow skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles, or pets of any kind (with the exception of Handicapped Assistance), so everyone can enjoy the show.  Absolutely No Golf carts, ATV's, Lawn Tractors, etc. will be allowed to drive on the Grounds with the exception of the parade on Saturday and for HANDI-CAPPED access. HANDI-CAPPED transportation must be registered at the Antique Tractor Registration Red Gazebo and must show proof of insurance.
 

Click here for more information about the Lanesville Heritage Weekend.

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