Old Washington Street Festival

General Information

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For 2017 we welcome you to come and celebrate the 41st edition of the Old Washington Street Festival.

For additional information about the festival, please contact the festival committee.

Dates and Times

The Old Washington Festival is held annually on the third weekend of September.

Saturday 16 September 2017

11 am – 7 pm

Sunday 17 September 2017

11 am – 5 pm

Festival Description

Be a part of all the excitement and festivities during the Annual Old Washington Street Festival to be held on the four blocks of East Washington Street between Madison and Hackley Emily Kimbrough House Streets.

The primary focus of the Old Washington Street Festival is on the architectural, cultural, and social heritage of Muncie's Emily Kimbrough Historic District and the surrounding neighborhood from Gas Boom Era (1880 through 1910).

On Washington Street, visitors will find artist booths, crafts vendors, musical entertainment, refreshments, antiques, a hand-drawn fire pumper, and demonstrations of period crafts to take visitors back to the gas boom era. We expect the variety of attractions to draw in excess of 8,000 people.

Since 1976 the East Central Neighborhood Association in Muncie, Indiana has sponsored the Old Washington Street Festival.

Historic Home Tour

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While you are at the festival you can investigate the interiors of selected stately old homes in the East Central Neighborhood. The ECNA Historic Home Tour is your opportunity to discover the beauty and craftsmanship of a rotating selection of the historic homes in the East Central Neighborhood. The homes on the tour usually cover the range from those just getting started on renovation to those that are fully restored.

Home Tour tickets and information are available at the information booth at the corner of E Washington and N Vine during the festival. For additional information about the historic tour, please contact the festival committee.

Booth Space Information

The Old Washington Street Festival committee welcomes applications for booth space at the festival. For additional information regarding the specific types of booth spaces available, please see the list below: