Potter’s Bridge celebrates 15th year of annual fall festival

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Arts and craft vendors fill the outside and inside of Potter’s Bridge during the annual fall festival. Organizers said more than 70 vendors will attend this year’s event. (File photo)

Arts and craft vendors fill the outside and inside of Potter’s Bridge during the annual fall festival. Organizers said more than 70 vendors will attend this year’s event. (File photo)

For the 15th consecutive year, the Hamilton County Parks & Recreation Dept. will transform the usual tranquil Potter’s Bridge Park, 19401 N. Allisonville Rd., Noblesville, into a lively festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 4.

Guests of the Potter’s Bridge Fall Festival can listen to live music, visit the art and craft booths, take their little ones to the kids’ area, and enjoy the natural scenery of Noblesville’s most scenic park on the White River Greenway Trail – all for free.

“There are festivals throughout the county and country, but there is something very special in having vendors in view of the historic Potter’s Bridge,” said Resource Development Specialist Don Nicholls of the HHCPR dept. “The ambience, people can go and enjoy the fair or the park and scenery itself.”

Nicholls said the festival will include more than 70 vendors with a wide variety of products, entertainment and food.

“We have all the returning favorites people have come to know and love,” he said. “The artisans are very proud of what they manufacture and craft.”

Vendors range from oil paintings to custom jewelry made out of flatware to furniture.

“It’s all the interesting things you can’t get in the regular retail stores,” said Nicholls. “It’s truly a great blend of arts and crafts.”

In addition to vendors, the festival will include a kids’ zone with a bounce house and good sized playground. Nicholls said that on a good day the festival has 3,000 guests.

“We have a wonderful momentum and a rich history,” he said. “It’s easy for us to promote to vendors. It’s a testament to the popularity and turnout. The wide range adds to the success, enjoyment and interest for this fair.”

Nicholls said live music will be provided by local blues and folk band, Philadelphia Phil.

“We’d like them to move around the festival grounds so all vendors and guess can enjoy it,” he said. “It also helps change the traffic patterns of guests too.”

The event will be held rain or shine. For more information or to vend or volunteer at next year’s festival, call 770-4400 or visit myhamiltoncountyparks.com.


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