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The Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival, a celebration of Hoosier life in the mid-1800s, was founded in 1976 in Huntington, Indiana.

The festival is co-sponsored by the Huntington County Junior Historical Society, Phi Chapter of Psi Iota Xi Sorority, and Friends of the Festival.

The festival is held each year on the fourth full weekend of September at Hier's Park, 547 S. Briant Street, Huntington, Indiana. Hours hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. An old-time worship service is offered at 9 a.m. Sunday before the festival opens. A full program is offered, rain or shine.

Proceeds from the festival are used to support local charities and historic preservation projects in the community. Proceeds from the 2011 festival supported:

Altrusa Christmas Program for special needs adults
American Cancer Society

American Legion community fireworks display

Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library

Associated Churches of Huntington County

Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County

Children's Choir of Huntington County
Council Against Domestic Violence
HAT (Huntington Area Transportation)
Heritage Days Parade band sponsorship
Hoosier Art Salon

Huntington City-Township Public Library

Huntington County 4-H Fair Association

Huntington County Community Schools speech and hearing programs
Huntington County Emergency Management
Huntington County Free Clinic
Huntington County Historical Society
Huntington County Humane Shelter

Huntington North High School Varsity Singers

Knights of Columbus Pitch-In Program for Huntington County
LaFontaine Arts Council

Love INC
McKenzie's Hope

Malta House
Miss Huntington Scholarship Program
Pathfinder Services
Pulse Opera House
Relay For Life
Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary

School Child Emergency Fund

United Way of Huntington County

Youth for Christ

Scholarships for Huntington County students totaling more than $5,500




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