Fortville Winter Festival in Fortville, Indiana TICKETS GIVEAWAY

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Fortville Winter Festival in Fortville, Indiana TICKETS GIVEAWAY

Fortville Winter Festival in Fortville, Indiana

Fortville Winter Festival in Fortville, Indiana

Fortville, Indiana may be a small town, but you certainly wouldn’t know it judging from the extravagant annual Winter Festival this time held December 7, 2013.

With a parade, barrel rides, zip lines, and Santa, this Hancock County town knows how to throw a party!

Fortville Winter Festival in Fortville, Indiana TICKETS GIVEAWAY

Now in its fourth year, the Fortville Winter Festival only gets bigger and better each time.

For starters, Fortville is just cute as a button! The main drag is only a few blocks long but is filled with some of the most charming buildings you ever did see.

Just imagine the way that quaint downtown will look once it is transformed by sparkling lights, with the songs of choirs and Christmas carols filling the air! Yes, it is kind of like a Mayberry.

Fortville, Indiana Festival

Fortville Winter Festival in Fortville, Indiana

Fortville Winter Festival in Fortville, Indiana

Do you have someone on your nice list? Shop the European Christmas Market, the Marché de Noël. Take in the sights in a horse-drawn carriage. Marvel at the variety of decorated Christmas trees. Enjoy the friendly competition between businesses in the Light Up Fortville Contest.

Folks roam the streets in costume, the Snowflake Princess will be crowned, and the Main Street will be lit at 6 PM.

It doesn’t stop there! Santa will be in the parade that begins at 3 PM and winds through the town! So, too, will the Indianapolis 500 Gordon Pipers this year and a tribute to the 71st Anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Sip Hot Cocoa and munch on great food. Just don’t forget pictures with Santa!

Back from a fifteen year hiatus, the Fortville Winter Festival in Fortville, Indiana will put on the type of holiday display that will make you remember the magic.


Fortville Winter Festival in Fortville, Indiana

Fortville Winter Festival in Fortville, Indiana

The Fortville Winter Festival begins at 2 PM and runs until 8 PM. Do you want to win 2 tickets to the zipline and 2 tickets to the barrel train? Please, leave a comment below AND your email! For extra entries, please see below.

Mandatory: Leave a comment below and your email! Tell me: What’s your favorite holiday tradition?

For extra entries – pick and choose from the following, just make sure to add a comment to this page each time to let me know!  It could net you FOUR extra entries! Hooray!

Disclaimer: No compensation was received or provided. My opinions are mine and mine alone. Offer is only for readers who can travel to attend the Fortville festival. Giveaway ends December 6, at 12 Noon CST. Winner will be chosen via Tickets may be picked up, with identification, at the  Fortville Action Inc. booth. Winner’s name will be posted on this page AND on the little Indiana Facebook Page (so keep on the lookout!).

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  1. Jessica Nunemaker December 8, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Yes! I had spotty internet while traveling so the folks at the Fortville Winter Festival kindly got in touch with the Winner, Comment #3, Denise, with the news.

  2. Liz December 8, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Was a winner announced for this giveaway at all?

  3. Solducky December 5, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    I liked you on FB as sarah solducky. 🙂

  4. Solducky December 5, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    We love to go see lights, taking hot chocolate and popcorn with us in the car.

  5. Kim December 4, 2013 at 9:04 am

    This will be my first time coming to the winter festival. From what I read I’m very excited and will bring my grandchildren who live in neighboring Lapel! I really love the town of Fortville. The best little town I have ever lived in! So much to do in all the seasons!

  6. Anne Mahler December 3, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    a Christmas tradition we have is baking and my mother knits hats and mittens to give to needy children. Now that we don’t have children a big part of our Christmas anymore, she a nd are always saying how we would like to visit other small towns in our state and enjoy thier Christmas celebrations, Fortville would be a nice place to start seeing how we have never been there before!

  7. Liz December 3, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    And I now follow you on FB!

  8. Liz December 3, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    I live in Fortville and it’s the cutest little town. Our favourite tradition is checking out holiday lights while drinking hot chocolate.

  9. Ashley @ Simply Designing December 3, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    I follow you on FB

  10. Ashley @ Simply Designing December 3, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I follow you on Twitter from @SimplyDesigning

  11. Ashley @ Simply Designing December 3, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    SO fun!!! Our favorite holiday tradition is definitely reading a Christmas book every night in December! When I am on top of things, I wrap them all and they get to choose and unwrap a book every night to read (we reuse the same books every year 🙂

  12. denise wilson December 3, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I follow you on FB! 🙂

  13. denise wilson December 3, 2013 at 11:44 am

    My favorite holiday tradition is a tie between picking out a live tree every year and watching Rudolph! lol

  14. Julia Murphy December 3, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Every year our family goes out for a movie and supper on Christmas Eve. After, we go to candlelight service at church!

  15. Brandi Arthur December 3, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I’m from Fortville and love this festival! My dad is one of the Gordon Pipers, and I’m SOOOOO excited to see them perform this year!!!!

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