Salamonie Senior Citizen Fall Fest, Sept 8-11 (Indiana)

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Salamonie Senior Citizen Fall Fest, Sept 8-11 The sixth annual Salamonie Senior Citizen Fall Fest, which highlights enjoyment in the outdoors and new hobbies for mature adults, is Sept. 8 -11, in the modern campground in Lost Bridge West.

“Visitors can take a step back from today’s hectic lifestyle and enjoy this relaxing chance to learn from talented instructors,” said Marvin McNew, director of Upper Wabash Interpretive Services.

Monday, Sept. 8, features the monthly senior carry-in luncheon at 12:30 p.m., with guest speaker Shirley Needham sharing information about chimney swifts; a 3:30 p.m. euchre tournament; a 4:30 p.m. Cement Lawn Leaf craft; and a 7 p.m. bird feeder craft program.

Fishing begins at 8 a.m.,Tuesday, Sept. 9, and the euchre tournament continues at 9 a.m. The fall door decoration craft is at 2 p.m.; line dancing is at 4 p.m. The day ends with a fishing trip at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10, promises a chance to learn how to press cider at 10:30 a.m. The main entrée is provided at the carry-in dinner at noon; wood carving begins at 2 p.m.; lawn games and playing music is at 4 p.m. The evening entertainment begins at 7 p.m.

Thursday morning features a taste of Dutch oven cooking with a breakfast demonstration by Brad Rody.

Register soon to enjoy the activities of your choice.A $2 program fee entitles visitors to a program pass to use for the week’s events. Seniors will pay this fee to the interpreters after their arrival and use one program pass for all of the week’s events.

Campsites should be reserved using the Central Reservation System. To pay for your site, call 1-866-6CAMPIN or use the Internet, Stay for the week or just visit during the day.

This special event is located in Lost Bridge West Recreation Area on Highway 105 in western Huntington County. There is a $4 entrance fee per vehicle ($7 for out-of-state vehicles) to enter the Lost Bridge West Recreation Area. Indiana residents may purchase an Annual Entrance Permit for $36. Those 65 or older may choose to purchase the annual Golden Hoosier Passport entrance permit for $18. 

Visit for more information or to download a registration form. Registration forms can also be requested by calling (260) 468-2127 or visiting the Salamonie Interpretive Center. Registering soon will help event preparation.