Festival Country: Festival season is finally here

Don’t let another summer pass by without grooving to live music at summer concerts, shopping for handmade and locally grown finds at festivals and farmers markets, and enjoying the best food and drinks on the patios at our best restaurants.

May is finally here which means the official start of festival season. Check out these ideas and see why our area is known as Festival Country.


The Hoosier Vintage Wheels Swap Meet and Car Show will have more than 500 vendors showing off vintage vehicles, muscle cars, race cars, antiques, bicycles, and auto parts. This event is May 17 and18 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Johnson County Fairgrounds located at 250 Fairground St. The cost is $5, and kids get in free.

Strawberry season is here and that means Strawberries on the Square is too! Celebrate the arrival of strawberry season with strawberry shortcakes served May 24 starting at 11 a.m. This festival features food and entertainment all day until 9 p.m. at the Johnson County Courthouse at 5 E Jefferson St. The Summer Car Cruise-In will also take place from 5 to 10 p.m.


The Greenwood Farmers Market is finally back and will be happening every Saturday until September from 8 a.m. to noon. There will be fresh farm produce, vendors with homemade items and more at 525 N. Madison Ave. The farmers markets in other communities will also start soon.


The Picnic Concert series at Mallow Run Winery invites lovers of music, food, and wine to come out for a variety of concerts this summer starting on May 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. The May 25 concert features the band Tastes Like Chicken and admission is free. The winery will also be open noon to 6 p.m. on May 26, with live music from 2 to 5 p.m. The winery is located at 6964 W. Whiteland Road.

To find the complete list of concerts, festivals, and other events, visit festivalcountryindiana.com.

Taylor Tyndall is public relations and events manager at Festival Country Indiana. Send comments to [email protected].