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Festival Activities

Something for the whole family!

There’s so much happening at the Festival and we just can’t wait to get the party going. Our team has been busy planning and preparing for the Sandborn Fall Festival, and we’re so excited for all the events, booths, car show, music and more we’ve got lined up. Browse the list below, and if you need more information please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Kid's Zones

We will have two areas of kid zones set up with Yard Games (donated by Fit For Freedom LLC and The Schopmeyer Family) for our young and young at heart including a Giant Checkers Game, Giant Snakes and Ladders, Connect4, Portable Cornhole, Jinga, Ladder Toss, and more!!

Tim Perkins will also have a boffer ring set up for those.  Items made out of pvc pipe and pool noodles so safe for kids and adults.  

Live Music

The Anderson Shelter House is the place to be for Live Music all day Saturday Sunday!

Car Show Music & Announcements by DJ Tim Perkins 

Exit 209 Saturday 10am-1pm

Gary Phelps 1:30-4:30pm

Charlie Archer Band Saturday  5-8pm

SFCC Worship Team Sunday  11am

Cars, Motorcycles, & Tractor Shows

Come and see the beautiful cars and motorcycles from local owners in the Old School Grass Lot on the Park Grounds.

Saturday 10am-3pm

On Sunday, come see some of the tractors in the same spot!  11am-4pm

Vendor & Craft Fair

We have things for you to shop, eat, smell, and more located inside and out!! 65+ Vendors and Crafters and Food Trucks located throughout the Sandborn Community Park and the Sandborn Community Building Gym!!

Check out what vendors are here!! 

Youth Baseball Tournament

We are opening up the baseball diamond for a youth baseball tournament.  Questions about the tournament or to sign your team up, get with Jason West 812-890-1561

Jonah Fish Fry Fundraiser

Come and enjoy fresh fried fish cooked by Neptune Foods as a fundraiser for the Sandborn Fall Festival to keep it going for years to come. Side options are baked beans, coleslaw, applesauce, and macaroni and cheese.  

$12 adult meal gets you 3 pieces of fish, 2 sides, and a drink.  

$8 kids' meal gets 2 pieces of fish and a side and drink.  

Desserts are $2.  

All proceeds go to the non-profit Friends of Sandborn Fall Festival that puts on the Sandborn Fall Festival each year.  


Thanks to the generous sponsorship of local farmers and businesses, HTB Pyrotechnics will be completing Saturday night with an amazing firework show around 8-8:30pm! Bring a lawn chair and enjoy!

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About Sandborn Fall Festival

Our Story

Sandborn Fall Festival was formally known to many locals as the Black Creek Festival and in years past had been coordinated through many different organizations including the Park Board, The Sandborn Lions Club, and more. In 2017, the Sandborn Volunteer Fire Department initiated bringing back the annual event but under the new name "Sandborn Fall Festival".  The event was put on by the Sandborn Volunteer Fire Department through 2021 (except for 2020 due to COVID 19 regulations), but unfortunately in 2022, they no longer had the manpower for such an undertaking.  

In 2023, the Town of Sandborn Town Council reached out to local members of the community to create the event again utilizing a new community based non-profit "Friends of Sandborn Fall Festival" to pull it all together.  

A percentage of the proceeds from the annual event go back to the Sandborn Park Board while the remaining proceeds will be used to help continue this tradition for years to come.  We hope that you enjoy your time here in our little town! 

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Our Sponsors

Thank you all for your generous contributions!


Level Four Sponsors

Donations of $1000+

Wagler Custom Homes

The Schopmeyer Family

Apple Farms

Pahmeier & Son Farms LLC

Yagle Farms

Williams Mechanical LLC


Level Three Sponsors

Donations of 500+

Contact us to have your name or organization listed here.


Level Two Sponsors

Donations of $100+


Level One Sponsors

Donations up to $100

Simple Maple Leaves

Other Sponsors

Donation of Time, Resources, or Materials

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Your Visit

Our festival provides guests with unique experiences and loads of opportunities. With so many events and activities happening, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. In this section you’ll find everything that you need to know so you can make the most out of your visit. Get in touch if you would like to contribute your tips or for more information.

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Inside Crafts & Vendors

Community Building Gym

See the vendors inside the packed gym with delicate items and community outreach! 

Outside Crafts & Vendors

Located on the Community Park Grounds

Take a venture along the park grounds and see what all these vendors have to offer!

Food, Food, Food

Anderson Shelter House & Throughout the Festival

Between the fireman's breakfast and the multiple food trucks that we have, you for sure won't be going hungry!!  

Firefighters Breakfast on Saturday and Donuts and Coffee on Sunday are all Donation based!!  There will also be Concession Stands benefiting the Park Board behind the baseball diamond.  

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Contact Us

Do you have questions about the event, our vendors or sponsors? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!

200 Ross Street
Sandborn, IN 47578


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