Each September in Tipton, residents gather to enjoy an event that harkens the end of summer — the Tipton County Pork Festival. This year, the festival takes place September 6-8. Here’s a quick look at some of the Dan Young GM staff’s favorite activities you can enjoy during this beloved event.
Enjoy some delicious food
It wouldn’t be a pork festival without — you guessed it — pork. From pork chops and pork burgers to ribs and pulled pork, the options are nearly endless. All you have to do is check out the Pork Court, and you’ll find a variety of eateries and plenty of places to relax and enjoy your food.
Catch some live entertainment
Throughout the festival, you will find a long list of live entertainment options, including some local bands. The event headliner is Bobby Miller, who will perform Michael Jackson tunes. Also performing will be Timeless Tina, paying tribute to the music of Tina Turner. They’ll go on stage Saturday, September 8 at 8:30 p.m.
Watch the parades
There are two parades during the Pork Festival — one to kick off the festival’s opening and another to close it down. Both of these parades are worth lining up for, especially if you want to catch sight of the festival’s queen.
This year’s fair will take place July 10-15. The schedule is filled with events and exhibitions that will showcase the hard work of local students who participate in 4-H. You’ll have the opportunity to witness cat and dog shows, livestock exhibitions, horse showmanship competitions and the 4-H Queen Pageant. You’ll also be able to view a wide variety of 4-H projects, from gardening and cooking to fine arts and engineering.
Family Friendly Entertainment
A bicycle rodeo, a tractor and truck pull (and a youth pedal tractor pull), a color fun run, a youth talent show, a fashion revue and more will be featured at the 4-H this year! You’ll also be able to kick back and enjoy plenty of live entertainment, including an appearance by the popular Electric Amish musical comedy act. No Tipton County 4-H Fair experience would be complete without scrumptious snacks, so while you’re there, don’t forget to stop by one of the many food booths and enjoy an elephant ear, corn dog or lemon shake-up.
Dan Young GM is proud to call Tipton its home. One of the best annual events in Tipton is the Tipton County Pork Festival, which will be held this year from September 7 through September 9. The Tipton County Pork Festival has been an ongoing tradition since 1969, making 2017 the 49th year for this not-for-profit event meant to promote the pork chops that support the Tipton economy.
If you plan to visit this year, you will want to check out the schedule of events ahead of time to make sure you don’t miss crowd favorites such as the parade, the karaoke contest, the mainstage events, the bike ride, the tractor pull, and, of course, all the great food. Live entertainment this year includes Kevin Jones, Southern Country, DEVON, Rogers Ritual, and Bobby Miller doing a Prince tribute.
Be sure to check out the Pork Court and enjoy as many food vendors as your stomach will allow, but also save time for the art show, crafts, the pageant, and more. You can access a map for the event here—trust us, you’ll need it.
We at Dan Young GM hope to see you at this year’s Tipton County Pork Festival! Happy eating!
Finding the right way to spend summer comes down to each individual person. Those looking for fun nights and memories need look no further than Tipton. We here at Dan Young GM have a few recommended things to do in Tipton, Indiana, before summer is over!
Take the Family Out
Spending time at the dinner table with family is a great way to bond. Tipton restaurants, like Christopher’s Family Dining, help nurture a warm, welcoming atmosphere where guests can talk amongst one another. Those looking for a quick bite on-the-go will find the Corner Deli right up their alley.
Visit a Bar
Tipton, Indiana, is home to a social scene similar to that of a large city. Those looking for a quick drink will enjoy a trip to a more casual bar like the Tipton County Lounge on East Jefferson Street. Visitors looking to enjoy everything Tipton has to offer might find their way down to the Ti-On Lounge just a few doors away.
Spend the Night Out
Despite its small size, Tipton has an avid night life scene. Dougbo’s and Railroad Crossing, for example, have a lot to offer those looking for a night on the town. It never hurts to explore other places, like Junction and Railroad Crossing, too!
Spring weather is finally here, and there’s nothing like celebrating its arrival with a little trip into mother nature. Car camping is a great way to get out and enjoy the fresh air, and it’s even better when you have a great car to accompany you.
Most of the choices in the Chevy lineup at Dan Young GM make for great car camping vehicles, whether you have the nimble Chevrolet Trax crossover, the powerful Silverado pickup, or even the Chevy Sonic hatchback. The most important thing when car camping is a versatile interior with plenty of room for your gear and a capable powertrain. These vehicles have it all.
Before you leave, pack up your Chevrolet with plenty of water. Most campsites have places where you can refill bottles, but it’s better to be safe and hydrated than sorry and thirsty. You’ll also want to make sure that you pack plenty of food and snacks. Some meals should be something you cook, but some should be accessible without fire, in case you can’t make it happen. Make sure your Chevy is also equipped with a first aid kit, just in case you or a neighbor needs it.
Once you’ve picked your camping spot and set up your tent, you can enjoy all of the outdoor activities that come along with the adventure. It may be tempting to keep everything in your Chevy when you’re not using it, but it’s important to instead hang your food up at night if you’re in an area with bears. Even if your supplies are locked away, a bear can still break your Chevrolet’s windows to get to the food, which is not what you want!
With these tips for car camping and precautions in mind, you’re set to plan your own getaway in your Chevy this spring or summer. Visit Dan Young GM to find your perfect car camping vehicle today!
Spring isn’t too far away, but we still have another few weeks of wintery weather to deal with. If you’re ready to kick your winter cabin fever to the curb as we move into a new season, here are some excellent late winter events near Indianapolis you should attend.
Indy Wings Week. Hot wing lovers of all kinds will be descending upon Indy the week of February 20th through 26th. This week, participating restaurants will offer wings for half off of their regular price; this includes 317 Burger, Old Pro’s Table, Monon Food Company, The Vanguard, Taylor’s Pub at Nora, and many more. This event benefits the non-profit Second Helpings.
The Cat in the Hat. Bring the whole family to this fun theatre event held February 23rd-March 2nd. It will be at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana. Tickets start at $12.50.
Haunted Union Street Ghost Walk. Head to Westfield, Indiana on February 24th to experience the haunted side of the city. No children under 9 years of age. Reserve your tickets today.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Indiana Pacers. Celebrate Indiana’s 50th anniversary season by catching a Pacers game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. They will be taking on the Grizzlies on February 24th at 7pm.
Here at Dan Young GM we are excited to have a full calender. Which events are you adding to your calendar?
The holidays are just around the corner. After Thanksgiving dinner, there’s probably a couple things on your mind: Black Friday and Christmas. Take a break from the present-shopping to take part in some fun holiday events in Tipton.
Sensitive Santa – December 4th
Santa should be for everyone! That’s why Sensitive Santa is at the Markland Mall. This Santa is for children with special needs and their families. The private photo session makes sure to take into account sensory and physical needs of all kids attending.
Creative Night Out – December 7th
Wanna get creative? At this event, you’ll be able to create a holiday gift that’ll serve as a countdown until the days of Christmas. It’ll tell you how many days you’ll have until Christmas and serve as a cute home décor item!
Breakfast with Santa 2016 – December 17th
Have breakfast with Santa! You can bring the whole family to have breakfast or lunch with the Jolly Old Saint Nicholas. He’ll greet everyone one-on-one, so feel free to take pictures.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Bowling Party – December 17th
Fun for the whole family or fun for friends! Put on your best ugly Christmas sweater and hit the bowling alley for fun and festive bowling.