Wolcott Sesquicentennial and SummerFest in Wolcott, Indiana

Wolcott Sesquicentennial and Summer Fest in Wolcott, Indiana


Wolcott, Indiana was certainly big on festivity as they rolled two big events, their annual SummerFest and the Wolcott Sesquicentennial, into one.

This White County celebration pulled out all the stops!

Wolcott Summer Fest and Sesquicentennial in Wolcott, Indiana

One hundred and fifty years is a long time so you can imagine that a festival like that doesn’t happen every day! This small town kicked things off right with fair rides, games, food, and a tractor show.

But that wasn’t all. Scheduled events like “Longest Beard” competition, tug of war, Water Ball, and even a soccer tournament rounded out the two day event. There were so many tractors from many different years as part of a tractor show. It seemed like there was really something for everyone!

Did I mention the live band and dancing in the street set for the evening? Fun stuff.

Wolcott, Indiana Celebration

Wolcott Sesquicentennial and SummerFest in Wolcott, Indiana

Wolcott Sesquicentennial and SummerFest in Wolcott, Indiana


It was a hot day in the sun but if you stuck to the shade it was perfection. I had a good time just walking around enjoying the crowd. Much of the entertainment was set on the lawn next to the historic Wolcott House.

The Wolcott House, a fantastic family residence (once upon a time) was chock full of excellent Indiana history, and open for tours! Guess what article will be appearing here soon? It’s a very unique attraction and quite startling when you first see it in the quaint downtown.

Wolcott’s Summer Fest also took place around parts of a big paved track. Vendors had booths arranged with their wares on a portion of the track from movies and games to candles to jewelry and art!

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Wolcott Sesquicentennial and SummerFest in Wolcott, Indiana

Wolcott Sesquicentennial and SummerFest in Wolcott, Indiana


Summer Fest and the Sesquicentennial Celebration were a fun way to spend the long Independence Day weekend! Fair food, events, and a tour? How can you lose?

At one point, I noticed that an Abraham Lincoln lookalike was strolling the grounds. I sure wish I had caught up to him for his thoughts on the whole thing. Happy Birthday, Wolcott–here’s to many more!

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