The Harvest Homecoming is the biggest celebration IN Southern Indiana and generally takes place the First Saturday in October. There are lots of activities like a Harvest Homecoming Parade, a Balloon Race, a 5K Run, Pumpkin Judging Contest, Band Contest, and so much more. But the one thing that brings it all together are the booths in the downtown area of New Albany. Several Streets are blocked off in the business district and there must be over 200 booths with fare of every type. There are of course Food Booths, mt favorite is the VFW Post 1693 Dumplings booth. For as long as I can remember the VFW Post 1693 has served Dumplings each day during the 4 day booth event as long as they last. This year was no different.
Here are a couple shots of what you might see if you are one of the lucky 500,000 + people who visit the Harvest Homecoming each year.
A View from on high of one of the entrances to the booth area. 100's of booths and thousands of people gather here once a year for the Harvest Homecoming.
Over the 4 day booth festival thousands of chickens are served to thousands of hungry people.
The booths cover at least 8 city blocks with enough variety to satisfy everyone.
If you ever have the opportunity to visit the "Harvest Homecoming" celebration in New Albany Indiana during the first weekend in October you should take advantage. You will definitely be glad you did. If you do, look for me, I'll be there.