The 2012 Riley Festival is only 3 weeks away! We are busy setting up and getting the booth stocked really full so it can last the full 4 days. During the festival it is impossible to get close enough to JW Riley's Emporium to re-stock. Unless you can carry it in your hands while walking many blocks, you just don't do it!
This years Riley Festival theme is "The Bear Story" based on James Whitcomb Riley's poem of the same name. The festival is October 4th thru the 7th, downtown Greenfield, Indiana. They are expecting almost 500 vendors to surround the courthouse and Riley's statue as well as the neighboring blocks. With craft, flea market, commercial and food booths along with parades, entertainment, pageants, contests and more, it's a weekend filled with fun! All the local store owners run specials and give-aways during the festival too.
For more information about the Riley Festival, visit the official website at Riley Festival. I'll have some more information and pictures in the next post -- stay tuned!