Harvest Homecoming

  • Mission Statement

    Harvest Homecoming is a group of volunteers dedicated to providing a family oriented festival. It unites the community in a spirit of fellowship and is committed to continuous improvement.

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  • A Local Legacy

    Honored by the Library of Congress Bicentennial Local Legacies Project in 2000, Harvest Homecoming, a festival drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors to New Albany, Indiana, has been thriving and growing for 50 years.

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  • We Need Volunteers!

    Join the Harvest Homecoming family, become a volunteer! You'll meet many great people, and have the satisfaction of helping keep Indiana's greatest festival running smoothly.

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The 2017 Harvest Homecoming festival will be held October 7-15, with booth days on October 12-15.

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Celebrating 50 Years!

It was October 1967 when a group from the New Albany Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee had a pancake breakfast and small pumpkin festival as a downtown fundraiser.

New Albany’s second Pumpkin Festival kicked off with a parade on Thursday night, Oct. 10, 1968. The following weekend, downtown streets were blocked off for the sale of barbecued chicken, pumpkin pie and cider. The Farmers Market was open. A public square dance was held in front of the City County Building. Teenagers enjoyed a Battle of the Bands. Sunday afternoon culminated in a Pumpkin Growing & Decorating and Costume contest. Downtown merchants held their First Annual Harvest of Values Sale.

The brainchild of the New Albany Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee, the festival became a separate entity, Harvest Homecoming, in 1969. Founding members included the late Cora Jacobs, Henry Ramsier, Paul  Lipps, Charles Walte, Ruth Cole, Bud Ettel and Thelma Bertrand.

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Office Hours

Our office is located on the corner of Pearl and Elm Street and will be open from 12:00pm until 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, beginning the day after Labor Day. Stop by for more information or to pick up an application for one of our various festival events.

431 Pearl Street, New Albany, IN

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