July 23-25, New Carlisle, hometowndays.net
At this festival, they take one thing seriously, but in the funniest way: Wiffle Ball. A highlight of this three-day festival is the annual Wiffle Ball tournament. There’s also plenty of summer fun with art and craft vendors, live bands, fireworks, a parade, kids’ games and activities, and delicious festival food.
August 5-8, Jasper, jasperstrassenfest.org
One of the largest and most popular community festivals in Indiana and the Midwest, this fun cultural event celebrates all the best of German culture and beyond. The town has long celebrated its German heritage and has been celebrating Strassenfest in its current form since 1979. There will be fun events including paintball target shooting, basketball shootout, carnival games, competitions and of course, many German Cuisine – schnitzel, knockwurst, apple strudel and more.
59th Annual Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival
August 5-8, Nappanee, thebarnsatnappanee.com
The big event in its central Midwest location attracts artisans and attendees from several states to shop from hundreds of vendors. Located around the farm pond, there are usually over 300 stalls with handicrafts and demonstrations. This family-friendly event includes food, music, and guided historical tours.