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Homestyle eats on the menu at Navy Bean Fall Festival

Earlier this week, we took the family out to Bob Evans for dinner.  I was thrilled to see navy bean soup on the menu. It’s one of those foods that I love, but that I never make because no one else in my family cares for it. Imagine, how excited I was to find out that Rising Sun, Indiana will host its 23rd annual Navy Bean Fall Festival on October 8 and 9!

Organizers estimate they will serve up 2,000 steaming hot bowls of navy bean soup and 1,000 homemade corn muffins — a necessary side to the soup — over the course of the two-day celebration, which is held in Riverfront Park.  In addition to the delicious eats, the festival serves up free admission and parking, free face painting and kids’ entertainment, as well as live concerts on an outdoor stage.

The schedule for the festival is as follows:

Friday, October 8:

5:00-9:00 p.m.  — Navy Bean Soup served – Navy Bean Soup Tent

5:30-9:30 p.m. — Murray Brothers rides – downtown Rising Sun

6:00 p.m. — Bourbon Lakes – Main Stage

6:45 p.m. — After Midnight – Main Stage

8:30 p.m. — Confederate Railroad – Main Stage

Saturday, October 9:

10:30 a.m. — Festival Parade – Main Street

11:00 a.m.-close — Navy Bean Soup served – Navy Bean Soup Tent

12:00-9:00 p.m. — Murray Brothers rides – downtown Rising Sun

12:00 p.m. — KidZone (face painting, magic, comedy) – Pavilion

12:00 p.m. — Jamon Zeiller – Main Stage

1:00 p.m. — Cornhole Tournament – Riverfront Park

2:45 p.m. — Skallywags – Main Stage

4:30 p.m. — Steve Trent & Smalltown Band – Main Stage

6:15 p.m. — Cooke & Belle – Main Stage

8:00 p.m. — Parrots of the Caribbean – Main Stage

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Written by : Amy moved to Indiana for college in 1988 (Go Bulldogs!) and has never left. Married with three children, she's always on the lookout for fun and affordable things to do in Indiana. Elsewhere on the web, you can find Amy at The Fourth Frog Blog and All Things Aging. Amy receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.