What’s Happening This First October Weekend 2011, Wayne County

By KPass | Featured

Sep 30

Events For October 1 -2, 2011

The Annual 4th Street Fair!

"The Tree" we look for every year at The 4th Street Fair

Food vendors, fresh nuts of all kinds, handmade crafts, fun for the kids, live music and dance, kettle corn, antiques, old books, art and all the fun and scrumptious things of Fall in a 2 day event.  It will be a beautiful weekend to come out and walk S. 4th Street for this annual tradition ringing in the first weeks of Fall.  Also see Art On The Green at the 4th Street Fair- a fundraiser sponsored by the Richmond Art Museum.

Family Garden Lesson At Cope Environmental Center, Centerville IN

Families with elementary school-age children are welcome to join the Cope Environmental Center for a garden lesson on October 1st from 10-12 AM.  Families will learn about plant reproduction and what seeds need to germinate by reading of “The Tiny Seed,” a book about a little seed that travels through the seasons.  Salsa will also be made from local produce.

Just Between Friends

The Nations Leading Children,s and Maternity Consignment Sales Event. When: October 1st from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and October 2nd 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  It will be located at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in the Kuhlman Center.

A visit from the past- Tales From The Departed 2010

Tales From The Departed Saturday 1-5 p.m.

This is a historical walking tour of prominent citizens of Richmond buried at the Earlham Cemetery, with reenactors at the gravesites telling about that person’s life! It’s informative, fun and a great family outing!  Admission is  $10 per car.


Two opportunities to enjoy the sumptuous foods of Octoberfest this weekend.  During the 4th Street Fair on Saturday the YMI will hold their annual Octoberfest starting at 1:00 p.m.  Later in the day the American Legion Post 65 will host an Octoberfest from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  The cost at the Legion is 10.00 per person and includes German wine and beer tasting with appetizers and German cuisine dinner.

About the Author

Karole Passmore is a freelance writer who enjoys writing articles and short stories, interviewing local people, and researching non-fiction subject matter– preferably historical. Graduate of RHS, Ivy Tech Richmond, and Earlham College– with a major in History, Karole has spent most of her life in Wayne County and enjoys the quaint atmosphere of a small town.