We've had requests for GPS mappable addresses for those planning to visit Mansfield Village during the 2013 Parke County Covered Bridge Festival. Many Mansfield locations actually display as "Rockville" addresses, although mansfield is about ten miles southeast of Rockville (as the crow flies). If your GPS won't accept "Mansfield Indiana" as a destination, try one of the following addresses. These should get you within a few blocks of the Mansfield Covered Bridge. These addresses also work within Google Maps. Click HERE to view Mansfield in Google Maps. (Continue reading for Addresses & Maps)
There's fun for everyone in the family at the Mansfield Village Annual Mushroom Festival the weekend of April 27th 2013!
Come early and register for organized mushroom hunts and buy or sell mushrooms at the auction. Win a cash prize for the largest mushroom each day, regardless of where it was found. Visitors who join in the mushroom hunt cantake home, not only a delicious meal, but also a hand carved mushroom walking stick for those who find the largest and most mushrooms.
Registration for the hunt is Saturday and Sunday from 8 until 10 AM at Fox's Overlook.
Last Blast of Summer Along the Banks of Big Raccoon Creek!
September 7—8, 2013
The early autumn breezes along Big Raccoon Creek set the stage for this annual weekend event full of family fun. Bring the whole family out to skip a stone over the creek, stroll the bridge or browse through the treasures at in Mansfield Village.
Mansfield Village Celebrates The Covered Bridge Festival
October 11-20, 2013 8 am - 6 pm Daily
The Mansfield Village celebration of the Covered Bridge Festival is unlike nowhere else in the county. As hundreds of thousands of visitors gather in October every year in Parke County, Indiana, the Mansfield Covered Bridge stands out as one of the most visited. Built in 1867, this bridge is 247 feet long and was built by J. J. Daniels to cross Big Raccoon Creek. It is an icon that continues to remind us of a simpler time.
November 29-30, December 1, and December 6-8, 2013 Fri: 5 pm—9 pm ● Sat: 10 am—9 pm ● Sun: 10 am—4 pm Shop at Fox's Overlook● Two weekends of Christmascelebration!
Christmas time is a special time of year, with celebrations on every corner. During this magical season, you'll find all sorts of gift-giving ideas that you won't find anywhere else, from homemade goodies to handcrafted items at Fox's Overlook.
Chances are, not may folks stopped in the middle of a covered bridge to comment on its beauty or ingenious construction 100 years ago. They simply used it to cross a body of water.
Yet what was built with an ordinary purpose has become for many a source of extraordinary beauty; a muse for lovers, artists and writers; a focal point for wedding planners; and a curiosity for engineers and tourists.
Unfortunately they are also fragile, often falling prey to vandalism and arson.
Parke County's thirty-one remaining treasures give good reason for calling us the Capital of Covered Bridge Country, with the oldest dating back to 1856 and the newest to 2006.
This beautiful, full-sized calendar showcases a different Parke County Covered Bridge each month. The calendar includes dates for the 2013 Parke County Festivals and Special Events.