40th Festival Of Flag Waving Fun

An early look at the events planned for the Crothersville Red, White & Blue Festival indicates a lot of wholesome family centered activities, according to festival director Sherry Bridges.

For the 40th time the Crothersville community will gather on the second weekend in June for it’s annual festival to salute our veterans and Old Glory. The Festival committee is excited to be planning the 40th Festival tagged as “Indiana’s Most Patriotic Festival.”

This year’s Crothersville Red White & Blue Festival will be June 11-13.

The Crothersville Red, White & Blue Festival began as this community’s celebration of the nation’s bicentennial in 1976. Rather than have a celebration around the 4th of July like nearly every other community, the local organizers opted to celebrate on Flag Day weekend, June 14.

And every year for 40 years the Crothersville community has displayed its patriotic pride.

Prepare to be rocked for the “Thrill in the Ville” as Robert Becker and Radio 96.3 will be broadcasting live on Saturday, June 13 starting at 9 p.m. and will start the count down as Zambelli Fireworks prepares to light up the Crothersville sky at 10 p.m.

“The festival committee encourages everyone to come early with your lawn chairs or blankets and mark your spot for the afternoon,” said Bridges. “Then make your way to the festival grounds, enjoy the good food, and visit with friends while waiting for the fireworks.”

Taking center stage on Friday evening at 7 p.m. will be Ron Gaddis from Nashville, Tennessee. Ron played bass guitar for county music legend, George Jones for over 20 years. He also played many years with ‘The Voice’ Vern Gosdon.

Kicking off the festival on Wednesday evening, June 10 will be bracelet night. Brady Amusements will offer special ride promotion. Discount bracelets will be available.

The CHS Yearbook staff will sponsor the Prince & Princess Contest and will be crowned on Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m.

New this year, Crothersville Little League will hand out awards on Friday evening at 5 p.m. on the festival stage.

The RWB Festival Parade will step off Saturday, June 13 at 4 p.m.

Bridges said the festival committee will meet tonight (Wednesday), May 27 at 6:30 p.m. to finalize all the events.