​Festival hours

Sat.,  June 1, 2019, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun., June 2, 2019, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

River Park Square, Plymouth, IN

Free Admission!

Photos are representative of past festivals. See Schedule of Events under The Festival for events scheduled this year. 

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The Bourbon Fair began in 1872 and ran through 1962, with as many as 25,000 people attending in its heyday. It all began when The Pioneer Farmers Club organized a small fair in 1872 and grew from the one-day event.  In 1891 the Bourbon Fair Association was established.  The Pennsylvania Railroad ran special trains to and from Bourbon during the fair.

 • The Bourbon Public Library was opened in its current location in 1940 thanks to a donation of land by James Matchette and trust fund from William Erwin. The Library was originally started as a book exchange among members of the Bourbon Monday Club in 1928. It grew in popularity and was housed in two department stores before finding a permanent home on the corner of Main and Sunset St.

 • The Bourbon College was built in 1900 and became the College and School of Music, but only lasted two years.

• The Betsy Ross Club was a service organization from 1975-1983.  They organized Old Town Pump Days, helped organize support for a local EMS, and also established a REAL Services site for local seniors.

Bourbon, Indiana


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