Bourbon Summerfest

Bourbon Summerfest 2023 will be held on August 11th, 12th, and 13th. Booths of various arts & crafts and delicious foods are lined up for the public to enjoy. The parade will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 12th with line up being at the Triton High School parking lot. Fireworks, a car show, live entertainment and much more will be taking place for all to enjoy. Click here to download the 2023 Bourbon Summerfest Schedule.


Friday, August 11, 2023

Community wide garage sales all day on Friday. Find some great deals all over town from our local residents.

Little Miss Summerfest Pageant

Held in the Triton High School Auditorium. A small cash donation received at the door is appreciated as it helps fund the pageant.

  • 5:45 pm
    Door open
  • 6:00 pm
    Pageant begins.
  • 6:45 pm
    Cutie King & Cutie Queen Contest (ages 2-5) and Cutest Baby (newborn to 2 years) will be inside Triton High School West Entrance at office area.


Saturday, August 12, 2023

Community wide garage sales all day on Saturday. Another day of great deals!

15th Annual Jacob's Run

In memory of Jacob Berger. Registration at Ernie Watkins Pavilion (football field ticket booth) in the Triton High School parking lot. Thank you Joel Faulkner for keeping this event organized yearly.

  • 8:00 am
    5K Run
  • 8:45 am
    Fun Run

Bourbon Summerfest Parade

This year's parade theme is "Fill the World with Music".

  • 9:00 am to 10:30 am
    Bourbon Summerfest Parade lineup at Triton High School parking lot. Registration is near Ernie Watkins Pavilion with restrooms available at the pavilion.
  • 10:30 am to 11:00 am
    Parade judging.
  • 11:00 am
    Depature from parking lot to parade route led by Bourbon Volunteer Fire Department.

Fun & Games

Bounce houses ($5 wrist band for all day), kids games, food booths, craft vendors, tractor show, and more fun for all. Our festival is golf cart friendly - please drive safely, sit in the comfort of your golf cart and watch the activities. We would love to see as many golf carts as possible at the festival Saturday afternoon and evening.

  • Tractor Show (All Day)
    Deane Leeper Memorial Tractor Show.
  • Community Wide Garage Sales (All Day)
    Find some great deals from local residents!
  • 1:00 pm
    Kevin Wilson Magic Show at the Triton High School Auditorium.
  • 2:00 pm
    Integrity Academy of Martial Arts demonstration with Chip Dean at Triton High School.
  • 5:00 pm
    Wonder Wheels BMX Stunt Team will perform.
  • 5:45 pm
    CPR demonstration by Lutheran EMS, as their schedule permits.
  • 6:00 pm
    Music by Quentin Flagg at the Triton High School front lawn.
  • 7:00 pm
    Police Dog "Chase" demostration with Indiana State Police Trooper Dave Caswell, as his schedule permits.
  • 7:00 pm 
    Steve Neidig Memorial Hot Air Balloon Glow.
  • Fireworks (Saturday Evening)
    At dark, at approximately 9:30 to 10:00 pm, enjoy the fireworks presented by the Bourbon Volunteer Fire Department led by Chief Chad Stepp.


Sunday, August 13, 2023

Bourbon Community Breakfast

Enjoy a great breakfast by the Bourbon American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

  • 7:30 am to 10:30 am
    Bourbon Community Breakfast at the Triton Elementary Cafeteria.

Bourbon Street "Show and Shine" Car Show

Enjoy the 36th Annual Bourbon Street "Show and Shine" Car Show. The show vehicle entry fee is $10.00 and spectators are free.

  • 8:00 am to 11:30 am
    Car show registration.
  • 11:30 to 3:00 pm
    Car show.
  • 3:00 pm
    Car show awards presented.

Bourbon Antique Tractor Ride

Please bring protection for trailer rams to protect the parking lot asphalt. In memory of Deane Leeper.

  • 7:00 am to 9:00 am
    Tractor ride line-up at the Triton High School parking lot.
  • 9:00 am
    Tractor ride departure with approximately 3-hour ride.

Sunday Church Service

Bourbon First UCC church service held in the Triton High School Auditorium. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • 10:30 am
    Music by Preacher Larry Shutske and Samantha Howard.

Thank You

Thanks to the Town of Bourbon and Triton High School for working with the Bourbon Summerfest Committee for making this festival possible for the community. For and any all questions or specific contact numbers for events, please call 574-342-2000. Special thanks to all of our sponsors - hope to see you there!