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COVID-19 forces cancellation of Parke County Covered Bridge Festival

Annual event draws thousands to Parke County
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Posted at 7:22 PM, Aug 17, 2020

ROCKVILLE — What is perhaps the state's biggest fall festival will not take place this year.

COVID-19 concerns are behind the cancellation of the 2020 Parke County Covered Bridge Festival. County Commissioners made the decision Monday.

The annual 10-day October festival showcases the county's 31 covered bridges with events in nine communities.

While the Covered Bridge Festival will not take place, organizers still encourage a visit to Parke County, about 60-miles west of Indianapolis. The bridges will still be there.