The covered bridge has always been one of the staples of Indiana culture and a scenic experience for anyone that hasn’t seen one before. Especially when people are setting up shop and taking in the spirit of the Annual Parke County Covered Bridge Festival. From the amazing food, the swinging music, shopping and of course all of the amazing people that attend the festival you won’t want to miss it! The Annual Parke County Covered Bridge Festival has always started on the 2nd Friday of October since 1957 and brings in more than 2 million people per year. With the festival well underway you may want to head over to Parke County and celebrate before October 19th.