The Fulton County Museum, which includes a round barn museum and living history village, are located on US 31 only four miles north of Rochester, Indiana, and one mile west of the Michigan Road. The museum is open Monday – Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and is closed holidays.
Here are the featured events at the Fulton County Museum. For exact dates and details, check the Fulton County Museum Web site here.
Living History Faire
Annually one weekend in March. Admission charged. This is a pre-1890 time period event devoted to living history & accoutrements.Leather, beads, jewelry, dreamcatchers, moccasins, furs, blacksmith items, pottery, historic clothing, candle lanterns, and other goods are available for purchase. Seminars in the afernoons; food available all day.
Redbud Trail Rendezvous
Annually the last full weekend in April. Since 1990, the Redbud Trail Rendezvous has brought fun history to northern Indiana. It portrays Indiana history from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War. It features historic camps, tents and teepees, pioneer foods, demonstrations of traditional crafts, music, Indian dances, vendors in the historic buildings of the living history village called Loyal, Indiana.
Historical Power Show
Annually, the third weekend in June. Admission charged. Since 2003 the Historical Power Show showcases hundreds of antique tractors, hit–n-miss engines, vintage garden tractors, antique equipment and trucks, tractor games and tractor pulls, demonstrations of many old-time machines, and steam engines to power a 1910 sawmill while sawing logs. The show features a flea market, parts vendors, food, music, and vendors of toys and antiques, big toy show inside the Fulton County Museum, much more. Breakfast buffet in museum. Lilly Pearl square-dancing tractors perform.
Trail of Courage
Annually, third weekend in September. Admission charged. The Trail of Courage was founded in 1976 as a Bicentennial event. It has grown and increased in authenticity and popularity ever since. Frontier Indiana comes alive with music and dance on two stages, Indian dances, pre-1840 crafts and trading, foods cooked over wood fires, Mountain Man tug of war, tomahawk throwing contests, muzzleloader shoots, cannon demo, and canoe rides on Tippecanoe River.
Haunted Woods Trail
Annually, two weekends in October. Admission charged. Kids under age 15 must be accompanied by adult. Free tram rides from museums and free parking lot to haunted area. Features headless horseman, thrilling and spooky scenes in the woods. Guided tour (walking required) takes approximately an hour.