Since 1970, Enjoy one of the largest craft festivals in Indiana with over 450 vendors plus designated areas for food, commercial and flea market booths, Fine Arts, Home Arts/Quilt, Photography, Fine Arts, Poster and Decorated Pumpkin shows. The Riley Festival follows years of tradition by celebrating the birthday of the “Hoosier Poet” James Whitcomb Riley. Free entertainment runs continuously from Friday thru Sunday. Friday features the Children's Parade of Flowers. The 100 unit Ameriana Riley Festival Parade on Saturday highlights the day. A car show, Antique Engine and Tractor show, Antique show and Riley Run take place during the festival along with other shows. A donation fee shuttle runs from the Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds to the east entrance of the festival.