Festival Attractions


8 Mile Run, 5 Mile Walk and/or 2 Mile Kid’s Run

One of the oldest running/walking events in Southern Indiana, the Lanesville Heritage Races presented by Lanesville Boys’ Basketball, features 3 events.

The 8-mile run and 5-mile non-competitive walk/run courses start at the Lanesville High School (not the gym) and wind into the countryside. This is one of the most scenic routes in Southern Indiana. The course takes you past several farms and over rolling hills throughout the beautiful Southern Indiana countryside.

Awards are given to the top two finishers in each age group for men and women in the 8-mile run and times will be given in the 5-mile run/walk. The winners will receive a plaque. The 2-mile kids’ run starts and finishes on the Lanesville High School track. Timed results and non-monetary age group awards will be given out to the top two finishers.

In addition, we are raffling off 2 pairs of shoes with custom fitting from Pacers and Racers. Door prize winners will be announced after road race awards. Winners must be present.

2 Mile Results 

5 Mile Results

8 Mile Results

Contact Information

Race Contact:
Kyle Brown

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Antique and Feature Tractor Exhibit

Antique & Feature Tractor Exhibit

Do you have an antique tractor? Do you have antique tractor equipment? Would you like to display your gems at our show?

We have a spot for you!

To display, simply bring your tractors to the red roof gazebo which will be adorned with flags and banners. You can’t miss it! Once you arrive you will check in at the desk to register your tractor and receive your ribbon. You will then be directed to your parking spot in the sea of tractors.

It is FREE to exhibit and FREE admission and FREE parking!

All trailers will need to be parked off site at St. Mary’s Church in downtown Lanesville which is a short distance from the grounds.

We do not require pre-registration for your display. We do ask you contact any of the folks listed below or via the contact form if you have large pieces of equipment or a large display so we can make space arrangements. Some large equipment cannot be displayed as we are limited on space. We want everybody to participate so please be mindful of your display items.

Each year we feature a different flavor so everyone has their turn in the spotlight.

2023 Antique & Feature Tractor Brochure

Contact Information

Clyde Pitts - (812) 267-7717

Amy Watson amypwatson@aol.com - (502) 645-0552

Freddie Armstrong - (812) 987-1486

Upcoming Shows During Lanesville Heritage Weekend


  • 2024 - ODDBALL & ORPHANS
  • 2026  -   JOHN DEERE
  • 2030 - FORD
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Community Center Building
The  Lanesville Heritage Community Center is available year round to rent for parties, meetings and wedding receptions!

The Lanesville Heritage Community Center is a multi-purpose building owned by the Lanesville Heritage Committee.  During the Lanesville Heritage Weekend festival the Community Center is home to the following home cooked meals:

 9/9/23 – Saturday 11 AM – 3pm

Chicken and Dumplings Lunch served by local churches

9/10/23 – Sunday 11 AM

Fried Chicken Dinner served by the Lanesville Heritage members.

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Festival Contests

Festival Contests

Queen and Princess Pageants

Friday, starts at 6:00 PM in the Lanesville High School gymnasium

Queen Pageant follows directly after the Princess Pageant.

Please contact Shelby Ferree with any questions:


Lanesville Heritage Weekend QUEEN entry form

Lanesville Heritage Weekend PRINCESS entry form


Miss Lanesville Heritage Queen: Hylton Brumley

1st runner up Queen: Emilee Snyder

Miss Congeniality: Emilee Snyder

Miss Lanesville Heritage Princess: Willa Hutson

1st runner up Princess: Lilyonna DeWeese 

Horse-Shoe Pitching

Sunday at Noon Near Mail Pouch Barn

The contest is limited to the first 64 entries.

Please Contact Bobby Edlin (812) 989-8376 with any questions.

Antique Tractor Games

Sunday at 10:00 AM in the tractor pull area

Grand Stand admission is free for everyone.  Sign up for the tractor games is located in the Tractor Display Red Gazebo.  Please contact Fred Armstrong @ (812) 288-8378 or Ryan Bundy @ (502) 379-1631 with any questions.

Amateur Fiddle Contest

Friday at 8:00 PM in the Heritage Community Center

There are two amateur classes for sixteen and under and seventeen and over.  There will be $300 in prizes.

Younger Youth Division

1st Place, Mason Spencer

2nd Place, Elizabeth Avis

3rd Place, Olivia Spencer

4th Place, Parker Spencer


Older Youth Division

1st Place, Caroline Drexler

2nd Place, Caleb Spencer

3rd Place, Mishi Shiga

4th Place, Rowen Deming

Log Sawing Contest

Sunday at 1:00 PM on the Heritage Ground near the Shelter House

To register contact Larry Baker @ (812) 987-7890.

Mixed: John Riley & Holly Potberg

Women’s: Donna & Hawn Hublar

Men’s: Darrel & John Riley

Pedal Tractor Pull

Sunday at 2:00 PM in front of the Jaycee Building. Registration / Weigh in will take place in front of the Jaycee Building and will begin at 1:00 p.m. and close at 1:45 p.m. Contestants must be able to pedal the tractor without assistance.  All contestants must wear shoes. There will be a $1.00 entry fee for each contestant. The pulling tractor will be furnished for all participants.

There will be four classes of contestants.  Age limit is 12 years of age.

Download and fill out the registration form below or fill out day of contest at 1pm. Please contact Matthew Schickel at 812-987-8894 with any questions.

Class 1 (30-45 Pounds)

Class 2 (46-60 Pounds)

Class 3 (61-75 Pounds)

Class 4 (76-90 Pounds)  

2023 Pedal Tractor Pull Winners

Class 1 

1. Kainer Denny from Lanesville

2. Waylon Blackman from Lanesville

3. Nora King from Henryville

Class 2 

1. Charles Mattingly from New Middletown

2. Olivia Schickel from Lanesville

3. Rhett Cantrell from Lanesville

Class 3

1. Logan Hess from Corydon

2. Braxton Denny from Lanesville

3. Massie Sullivan from Corydon

Class 4 

1. Callie Lyons from Georgetown

2. Victor Gatlin from Sulphur, Ky

3. Bryce Schmelz from New Salisbury

Crafts and Food Booths

Craft and Food Booths

There are two-hundred sixty food, arts/crafts, and vendor booths located in front of the Heritage Community Center and also to the west of the Jaycees building by the Midway. There is something for everybody!

If you are wanting to have a NEW vendor booth at this year’s festival, you must fill out the contact form below. Please read the introduction letter and rules. After review and acceptance, we will email you the application form. Previous vendors will receive a packet in the mail and do not have to fill out the review form.

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Vendor Booth hours

(Starting Thursday, September 7)

Thursday – Booths open at 5pm

Friday - Booths open at 9a

Saturday - Booths open at 9a

Sunday - Booths open at 9a

Vendor and Food Booth


Vendor's Booth Rental Form

For booth application, it is required you describe your booth in detail. Including items you will be selling. If food - please list out the majority of your menu.

We do not want duplicate product/services/food and we take pride in the good quality products/services/food that our vendors showcase at our festival.

Lanesville Heritage Weekend has the right to refuse any applicant. Lanesville Heritage Weekend is not responsible for any purchases from any vendor, and also not responsible for any trademark infringements from our vendors.

Farm Toy Show

Farm Toy Show

All Weekend in Jaycee Building

Friday - Noon-7P

Saturday - 9AM-7PM

Sunday - 11AM-3PM

Farm Toy Show Contact

Dale Brown
(812) 293-3118
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Feature Gas & Steam Engine Exhibit

Feature Gas & Steam Engine Exhibit

Feature Steam Engine: CASE

Feature Gas Engine: CASE

Feature Gas Engine: Associated

Steam & Gas Engine Exhibit Contact

Steam Engine Exhibit Contact:
Sonny Myer
(502) 619-0141

Scott Thomas
(502) 639-1688

Gas Engine Exhibit Contact:
Rob Stewart
(812) 267-3619

Norm Theriac

Bill Stewart

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Heritage Food Building

Heritage Food Building

The Heritage Food Building is a very popular venue that feeds tens of thousands of guests each year. Individual or company wide volunteers welcomed.

Lanesville Lions Club

Lion's Club Breakfast Friday, Saturday, Sunday 7:30-10:30a

All Heritage food building profits go to the Lanesville Heritage Committee. This is one of the biggest fundraisers put on by the Committee. Please come show your support by indulging in some great food.

Heritage Food Building Contact

For any questions or to schedule a time to volunteer. please contact: Donn Blank (812) 989-0883, Travis Robinson 812-225-1287, or Nic Acton 812-972-0126

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Midway Rides

Midway Rides

Midway Rides – All weekend!

  • Thursday at 6:00 PM
  • Friday starting at 3:00 PM
  • Saturday starting at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday starting at 11:00 AM

Tickets Prices: $1.50 each or 20 for $25


  • $75 for 4-day armbands
  • Thursday: $20
  • Friday:   $25
  • Saturday: 10am-4pm:  $25 (Rides will be closed from 4pm-4:30pm)
  • Saturday: 4:30pm-Close $25
  • Sunday: 11am-5pm  $25

Rides vary in the # of tickets for ride admission.

Midway Rides will be open at Lanesville Heritage Weekend brought to you by Huesman Amusement Company, Shelbyville Indiana! Lots of rides for kids and adults alike.

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Festival Parade


Saturday of Heritage Weekend at 1:00 PM

The parade sign-in and line-up forms are in the large field on the west end of Lanesville at the intersection of IN 62 and Lanesville-Crandall Road.

Parade line-up begins Saturday before 10 AM.   Please check in at the tent by 10:30 AM to receive your entry number and be placed in your reserved spot.

No phone entries. Registrations will not be accepted after August 31st. 

Festival Parade Contact

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Traditional and Sawmill Demos

Traditional and Sawmill Demonstrations

All festival weekend long, there are lots of interesting demonstrations and displays that show you how hard our ancestors worked just to survive in the old days.

Traditional and Sawmill Demonstrations

All festival weekend long, there are lots of interesting demonstrations and displays that show you how hard our ancestors worked just to survive in the old days.

Past Traditional demonstrations:

Apple butter making by Eddie Mathis
Blacksmithing by Andy Bennett
Broom making by Bryan Newton
Chain carving by Denzil McKim
Chair caning by Lou Stein
Glassblowing by Kerry Zimmerman
Honey by Alan Crone
Rope making by James Blank
Shaker boxes by Steve Colts
Sorghum making by  Steve Hubert
Spinning by Debby Rochner
Stained glass by Janet Hayes
Weaving by  Marlene Gaither
Wood turning by Rob Roby
Wood carving by Dave Thornton

and of course, Abe Lincoln played by Donnie Foreman


*** Subject to change ***

Sawmill Demonstrations

Steam Engine and Antique Tractor owners will take their turn at belting up to the sawmill to see how well they can power the mill.

Traditional Demonstrations Contact

Marilyn Cottrill

(502) 593-8325

Sawmill Demonstrations Contact

James Schellenberger

(812) 952-2862

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Truck and Tractor Pulls

Truck and Tractor Pulls

In 2017, the newly remodeled and expanded Tractor/Truck Pull Arena debuted to record attendance crowds. In addition to the new pull arena, we also opened our new concessions and ticket building. Thanks to all the volunteers and in-kind donations to help ensure we will be able to entertain for years to come and expand our hosting capabilities.

Join us this year for some of our biggest festival events, the Truck and Tractor Pulls. More information to come as the festival draws near.

Thursday, 6PM - Antique Tractor Pull -  Free Admission for All

Friday, 3PM - Garden Tractor Pull

Friday, 7PM - Tractor & Truck Pulls, Scales open at 6PM

Saturday, 10AM - Antique Exhibitor Pull, Scales open at 9:30AM

Saturday, 6PM - Tractor & Truck Pull. Scales Open at 3PM

Download the Truck & Tractor Pull Information

89 Feature Tractors

16 Feature Lawn & Garden tractors

16 Feature Equipment items

232 Non Feature tractors

13 Non Feature Lawn & Garden tractors

27 Non Feature Equipment items

8 trucks

1 train

6 steam engines

Best Lawn & Garden Display – Justin Gyger, Lebanon IN

Best Antique Feature Tractor Display – Wink Family, Owensboro KY

Farthest Traveled Feature Tractor, Steve Stocking, Fairlee VT

Oldest Non Feature Tractor – Scott Thomas, New Albany IN

Oldest Non Feature Lawn & Garden Tractor – Jacob Gleitz, Corydon IN

Oldest Feature Lawn & Garden Tractor – Alex Kannapel Sellersburg IN

Oldest Feature Tractor – Marty & Julie Mercer, Locust NC

Truck and Tractor Pull Contact

David Walther, Chairman
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Vintage Farm Machinery Exhibit

Vintage Farm Machinery Exhibit

There are numerous Vintage Farm Machinery field demonstrations throughout the festival weekend at our Vintage Farm Machinery Exhibit, which is located by the red roof gazebo. Some of the demonstrations include threshing what, shredding, stationary baling, steam engine powered saw mill, corn shredding, straw baling, stone crushing and more!

Please contact us if you are interested in displaying your machinery, volunteering during the festival or sponsoring this event!

Vintage Farm Machinery Exhibit Contact

Jerry Reinhardt
(812) 946-2278 - cell
(812) 952-2800

Clyde Pitts
(812) 267-7717

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Chainsaw Carving with Abby Peterson

Chainsaw Carving with Abby Peterson

Abby Peterson is a master at chainsaw carving. He will be doing live carving demonstrations beginning Friday at 9a. His carvings will be auctioned off on Saturday at 4p at the sawmill area.

Traditional Demonstrations Contact

Marilyn Cottrill

(502) 593-8325

Sawmill Demonstrations Contact

James Schellenberger

(812) 952-2862

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