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Cumberland Arts Goes to Market Celebrates Indiana Bicentennial

The eighth annual Cumberland Arts Goes to Market festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on August 20 along Saturn Street in the historic town of Cumberland, Indiana. This celebrated community festival that combines art, craft and music in conjunction with the town’s farmers’ market has been designated a Bicentennial Legacy Project.

The festival will use funds from a grant received from the Indiana Office of Tourism to “put history on the street” by offering seven history stations that highlight important periods in Cumberland and Indiana history. In the spirit of looking to the future, a 50-year time capsule filled with the written hopes and dreams of festival visitors will be buried at the conclusion of the event.

Also new this year is Civil War-period dancing and traditional Irish folk music performed by the Irish Airs. A marching band will proceed to the main stage to kick off Storytelling Arts with storyteller Sally Perkins performing an original piece, weaving a fascinating tale of Cumberland history.

There’ll also be traditional features including a stage of great performers, more than 100 artist and craft vendors, farmers’ market vendors, and a variety of great food and fun activities for the entire family.

Free admission and parking. Farmers’ market vendors begin selling at 8 a.m. Arts and crafts sales begin at 9 a.m. Location: Saturn St. at Cumberland Town Hall, 11501 E. Washington St. For more information, call 317-894-2645 or visit

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