FESTIVAL 411: Events, entertainment and parking info

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The 51st annual Riley Festival starts today (Thursday, Oct. 7) and runs through Sunday, Oct. 10, in downtown Greenfield. The area around State and Main streets is shut down for the festival.

Read below for the latest information on events, entertainment and parking.

DAILY SCHEDULE

Thursday, Oct. 7

11 a.m.-4 p.m. – Riley Boyhood Home open for tours (normal admission fees)

4-9:30 p.m. – Shuttle Bus from 4-H Fairgrounds to the Festival Area

5 p.m. – Riley Festival Opens, all exhibits open

5 p.m. – Photography, Home Arts & Quilt Show and Fine Arts Exhibits open

6 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies – GBC Entertainment Tent

9 p.m. – Festival and all Exhibits Close

Friday, Oct. 8

8-9 a.m. – Festival Opens

9 a.m.-9 p.m. – Photography, Home Arts & Quilt Show and Fine Arts Exhibits open

9 a.m. – Greenfield Christian Church Boutique and Bake Sale

8:30 a.m.-9:30 pm – Shuttle Bus from 4-H Fairgrounds to the Festival Area

10 a.m.-6 p.m. – Riley Boyhood Home open for tours (normal admission fee)

12:30 p.m. – Parade of Flowers

9 p.m. – all Exhibits and Vendors Close

Saturday, Oct. 9

7 a.m. – Mayor’s Breakfast at Trinity Park United Methodist Church. About 25 tickets were still available as of the Daily Reporter’s deadline on Wednesday, Oct. 6. To purchase tickets, call Linda Jones at 317-605-6057.

9 a.m. – Festival Opens

9 a.m.-9 p.m. – Photography, Home Arts & Quilt Show and Fine Arts Exhibits open

8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. – Shuttle Bus from 4-H Fairgrounds to the Festival Area

9 a.m.-6 p.m. – Greenfield Christian Church Boutique and Bake Sale

10 a.m.-6 p.m. – Riley Boyhood Home open for tours (normal admission fee)

11 a.m. – Riley Festival Parade kicks off at Greenfield-Central High School

6-7:30 p.m. – Open Mic Poetry Readings – GBC Entertainment Tent

9 p.m. – All Exhibits and Vendors Close

Sunday, Oct. 10

10 a.m. – Church Service at Greenfield Christian Church

10:30 am-5:30 p.m. – Shuttle Bus from 4-H Fairgrounds to the Festival Area

11 a.m. – Festival opens

11 a.m. – Photography, Home Arts & Quilt Show and Fine Arts Exhibits open

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wilkerson Dance Studio

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Apostolic Pentecostal Church – GBC Entertainment Tent

2-4 p.m. – Riley Boyhood Home open for tours

2 p.m. – Riley Birthday Celebration – Riley Museum garden

3-4 p.m. – Riley Festival Awards Program – GBC Entertainment Tent

3:30 p.m. – Photography and Fine Arts exhibits close

3:30-4:30 p.m. – Photography exhibits are released

3:30-4:30 p.m. – Fine Arts exhibits are released

4 p.m. – Home Arts & Quilt Show closes

4:30-5:30 p.m. – Home Arts & Quilt Show exhibits are released

5 p.m. – Festival closes

Save the date: Oct. 6-9, 2022

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

A full slate of entertainment is scheduled at the Entertainment tent, the Rock Stage and the Gazebo.

Entertainment tent

Thursday, Oct. 7

6:30-9 p.m. – The Woomblies Rock Orchestra

Friday, Oct. 8

5-5:30 p.m. – Little Miss and Mister Pageant

5:30-6:30 p.m. – Ricochet Cloggers

7-9:30 p.m. – Polka Motion

Saturday, Oct. 9

Noon-1 p.m. – White River Cloggers

1-2 p.m. – Laura Hayden School of Dance

2-3 p.m. – Brenda Faith

3-4:30 p.m. – Musicality Arts

4:30-6 p.m. – Jennier Mlott

6-7:30 p.m. – Poetry Readings

8-10 p.m. – Elvis Tribute, Todd Berry

Sunday, Oct. 10

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Apostolic Pentecostal Church

1-2:30 p.m. – 4 The Light

3-4 p.m. – Awards

Rock Stage

Friday, Oct. 8

6-7:30 p.m. – Haley Jonay

8-10 p.m. – The Flying Toasters

Saturday, Oct. 9

6-7:30 p.m. – Craig Moore

8-10 p.m. – JAMBOX

Gazebo

Friday, Oct. 8

5-7 p.m. – Bobby Wiggins X2

7-9 p.m. – Dave Muskett

Saturday, Oct. 9

1-2 p.m. – Michael Adams

2-3 p.m. – Kurt Hodgin

3-4 p.m. – Joe Shelton

4-5 p.m. – Kenn Aull

5-6 p.m. – Albert Williams

6-7 p.m. – Kenn Aull

7-9 p.m. – Dave Muskett

FESTIVAL PARKING

Free Riley Festival parking is available at a number of parking lots and along city streets. Visitors should take care not to block residents’ driveways; vehicles could be towed.

Free parking is also available at the Hancock County Fairgrounds, where guests can take a shuttle to the festival for 50 cents per ride.

Parking lots are available at the following locations:

HARVEST MARKET LOT

On the southeast corner of Pennsylvania and South streets

WOLF LOT

On the east side of Pennsylvania Street, just south of the Pennsy Trail

COUNTY ANNEX LOT

South of the Hancock County Annex on American Legion Place, just north of the Pennsy Trail

For more information, visit RileyFestival.com.