Information on events, entertainment and parking

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Visitors make their way through the festival area during the 2019 event. (Tom Russo | Daily reporter)

The 51st Annual Riley’s Festival begins today (Thursday October 7) and continues through Sunday October 10 in downtown Greendfield. The area around State Street and Main Street is closed for the festival.

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

DAILY SCHEDULE

Thursday October 7

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

4 pm-9.30pm – Shuttle from the 4-H exhibition center to the festival area

5:00 p.m. – Riley Festival opens, all exhibitions are open

5 p.m. – Opening of the Photography, Home Arts & Quilts and Beaux-Arts exhibitions

6:00 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies – GBC Entertainment Tent

9 p.m. – Closing of the festival and all exhibitions

Friday October 8

8 am-9am – Festival opening

9 am-9pm – Photography, Home Arts & Quilts and Fine Arts exhibitions open

9 a.m. – Greenfield Christian Church pastry shop and sale

8.30am-9.30pm – Shuttle from the 4-H exhibition center to the festival area

10 a.m.-6 p.m. – Riley Boyhood Home open to visitors (normal admission price)

12:30 p.m. – Flower parade

9:00 p.m. – all exhibitions and vendors close

Saturday October 9

7:00 a.m. – Mayor’s Lunch at Trinity Park United Methodist Church. About 25 tickets were still available as of the Daily Reporter deadline of Wednesday, October 6. To purchase tickets, call Linda Jones at 317-605-6057.

9 a.m. – Festival opening

9 am-9pm – Photography, Home Arts & Quilts and Fine Arts exhibitions open

8.30am-9.30pm – Shuttle from the 4-H exhibition center to the festival area

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Greenfield Christian Church Boutique and bake sale

10 a.m.-6 p.m. – Riley Boyhood Home open to visitors (normal admission price)

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 exhibitions and vendors close

Sunday October 10

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

10.30am-5.30pm – Shuttle from the 4-H exhibition center to the festival area

11 a.m. – Festival opening

11 a.m. – Opening of the Photography, Home Arts & Quilts and Beaux-Arts exhibitions

11 am-5pm Wilkerson Dance Studio

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

2 p.m.-4 p.m. – Riley Boyhood Home open to visitors

2:00 p.m. – Riley’s Birthday Celebration – Riley Museum Garden

3 pm-4pm – Riley Festival Awards Program – GBC Entertainment Tent

3.30 p.m. – Photography and Fine Arts exhibitions close

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – The photography exhibitions are launched

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – The fine arts exhibitions are launched

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

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – The Home Arts & Quilt Show exhibitions are launched

5 p.m. – Festival closes

Save the date: October 6-9, 2022

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

A full list of entertainment is provided at the entertainment tent, rock stage and gazebo.

Entertainment tent

Thursday October 7

6.30 p.m.-9 p.m. – The Woomblies Rock Orchestra

Friday October 8

5 pm-5:30pm – Little Miss and Mister Pageant

5.30 p.m.-6.30 p.m. – Ricochet Cloggers

7-9:30 p.m. – Polka Motion

Saturday October 9

12 pm-1pm – White River Cloggers

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

2:00 p.m. – Brenda Faith

3 pm-4:30pm – Musical arts

4.30 p.m.-6 p.m. – Jennier Mlott

6 pm-7.30pm – Poetry readings

8 pm-10pm – Tribute to Elvis, Todd Berry

Sunday October 10

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

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – 4 La Lumière

3 pm-4pm – Rewards

Rock scene

Friday October 8

6 pm-7:30pm – Haley Jonay

8 pm-10pm – The Flying Toasters

Saturday October 9

6-7:30 p.m. – Craig Moore

8 p.m.-10 p.m. – JAMBOX

Belvedere

Friday October 8

5-7 p.m. – Bobby Wiggins X2

7-9 p.m. – Dave Muskett

Saturday October 9

1 p.m.-2 p.m. – Michael Adams

2:00 p.m. – Kurt Hodgin

3 pm-4pm – Joe Shelton

4-5 p.m. – Kenn Aull

5-6 p.m. – Albert Williams

6 pm-7pm – Kenn Aull

7-9 p.m. – Dave Muskett

FESTIVAL PARKING

Free parking for the Riley Festival is available in a number of parking lots and along city streets. Visitors should be careful not to block the aisles of residents; vehicles could be towed.

Free parking is also available at the Hancock County Fairgrounds, where guests can catch a shuttle to the festival for 50 cents each way.

Car parks are available at the following locations:

HARVEST MARKET LOT

Southeast corner of Pennsylvania and South streets

WOLF LOT

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

LOT ANNEX OF THE COUNTY

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

For more information, visit RileyFestival.com.


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