2023 Daily Events Schedule



  • Food Trucks and Craft Vendors open (5:00pm-9:00pm)
  • “Family Bargain Night” at the Carnival starting @5:00pm (ALL RIDES require only ONE TICKET per rider)
  • Donut Eating Contest (530p) (Sponsored by J2 Studio)
  • Photography Show Awards (MC Public Library 6:00p)
  • Customer Appreciation Night (6:00-8:00p) (sponsored by Home Bank SB)
  • Free Stage Entertainment -The Venue  (7:00-9:30p) (Family Disc Jockey)
  • J2 Dance Performance  (6p)
  • Art Show Display Opening (6:30-8:30pm) (Art Sanctuary – 190 N. Sycamore St. Martinsville 46151)


  • Food Trucks and Craft Vendors Open (5:00pm-10p)
  • Carnival Opens (5:00pm)
  • K9 Demonstration (5:00p-5:45p)
  • Meet our HOMETOWN HEROES (5:45-7:30p)
  • TAPS on the Square (6:55pm) (Spirit of ’45’ Buglers)
  • Free Stage Entertainment (7:30-10:00p) (Cord Watkins and MLE Band)
  • Art Show Display (Art Sanctuary 12:00-9:00p)


  • Car Show- John R Wooden Middle School (9:00a-2:00p)
  • Food Trucks and Craft Vendors Open (11:00a-10:00p)
  • Kids Events (11:00a-1:00p) (Washington St.) (Sponsored by WCBK and Joy FM)
  • Art Show Display (Art Sanctuary 12:00-3:00p)
  • Carnival Opens @1pm (‘Kids Day’ – ONE ticket per ride/rider from 1:00-5:00pm Saturday Only!)
  • Clogging Demonstration (2:00-3:00p) (Washington St.)
  • CornHole Tournament  (3:00p) (Jefferson St near the New Venue)
  • MAGS gymnastics demonstration (3p-4pm Washington St.)
  • Bloomington Blockheads Roller-Derby Team Demonstration (4:00p-5:00p)
  • Gentry Martial Arts (5:00p-6:00p) (Washington St)
  • Art Show Winners Tea (6:30p Art Sanctuary)
  • Elite Dance (6:00p-7:00p) (Washington St)
  • Free Stage Entertainment (7:00-10:00p) Ottis Tuckker Band (The Venue)


  • 5K Race (Registration 8am. Race begins at 9:30am Bell Intermediate School)
  • Fall Foliage Festival Parade (Steps off at 1pm)
  • Carnival Opens (Noon-5pm)

All Festival Happenings; Food Trucks/Craft Vendors/Carnival CLOSE at 5pm Sunday October 15th!



This year’s Conservation Tour will be at Old Town Waverly Park, located at 8425 Main Street, Martinsville, IN 46151.  It should be noted that, while a Martinsville address, the park is located just south of Waverly.

This beautiful park is a treat to visit if you have not done so yet! With paved and mulched walking and hiking trails, you can explore more than 30 acres of natural spaces alongside the beautiful White River. This time of year, the park is decorated in a festive fall theme and is a great spot to capture a photo of your favorite little pumpkin!   Work has begun to remove invasive plants from the park and plant natives in their places. There are several restored buildings that will give you the feel of what the old town of Waverly might have looked like to early settlers and many fun public events are held there.

We are honored to have Kat Kimball from Paws, Wings, and Other Things to join us that evening and introduce us to Peanut the Opossum! The organization has made it their mission to rescue and rehabilitate orphaned, injured, or sick native Indiana wildlife and return them back into their natural habitat, as well as educate the public about wildlife and promote their conservation.

Ray Major is a well renowned tree planting expert! We are pleased that he has agreed to join us for the evening and share his knowledge on locating, gathering, storing, and preparing tree seed for direct seeding with us. Using some of what we learn, we will take a hike and plant some tree seeds in the areas cleared of invasive plants at a recent Weed Wrangle! Check out the Trees from Seeds Facebook page!


The evenings events will be outdoors, weather permitting, and registration and check-in will begin at 4:45 pm. Should we have rain in the forecast, we will notify you of changes made to the tour.

4:45 to 5 p.m.

Sign- In and Registration

at the Old Waverly Bank Building

5:00 p.m.

Presentation by Paws, Wings, and Other Things

Featuring Kat Kimball and Peanut the Opossum

5:30 p.m.

Dinner and Tree from Seeds Presentation with Ray Major 

(This will be outdoors if weather permits)

Please let us know in the RSVP if you have any dietary restrictions! 

7:00 p.m.

Tree Identification Hike around Old Town Waverly Park and Plant Tree Seeds!

This trail is not paved and may have uneven ground.

Please wear closed toe shoes and long pants as we will be hiking in wooded areas.


Lisa MacPhee
Morgan County Soil and Water Conservation District
180 S. Main Street, Suite 002
Martinsville, IN 46151


Farmers Day (sponsored by Purdue Extension) Wednesday October 11th, 4p-7p @Morgan County Fairgrounds.