This Indiana festival celebrates history and cornbread!

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View of the dam behind the mill (YouTube)
View of the dam behind the mill (YouTube)

A Hoosier Delicacy

Few things go together as well as corn and Indiana.  Except maybe cornbread and soup!  This September you can celebrate the Hoosier delicacy with the Mansfield Village Cornbread Festival.  What makes this festival extra special is not only will you get to chow down on delicious cornbread, but the event takes place in a really cool historic location.


The Mansfield Roller Mill

The historic Mansfield Roller Mill is a historic location owned by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.  This roller mill is located in Parke County, Indiana, and dates all the way back to the 1800s.  Here is what Parke County has to say about the historic mill:

The Mansfield Roller Mill or Mansfield Mill is a (gristmill) that was built in Mansfield, Indiana, United States by Jacob Rohm in 1875. This building replaced an older mill that dates back to 1821 built by James Kelsey and Francis Dickson;

The mill is a state historic site owned by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks. It is operated by the Raccoon Lake Interpretive Services from nearby Raccoon State Recreation Area. Much of the original water powered equipment still operates.

The Mansfield Village Cornbread Festival

The home of a gristmill that grounds grain into flour sounds like the perfect location to enjoy some delicious cornbread!  The Mansfield Village Cornbread Festival will take place September 9th through 10th.


The weekend will host live music, traditional ham and beans with cornbread, and tours of the historic mill.

Mansfield Village Cornbread Festival

Live music all weekend - Come join the fun!
DNR will be giving tours of the historic Roller Mill and the Bar/Grill will be cooking it up - including our traditional Ham and Beans w/cornbread.
Experience this small, charming festival in beautiful Parke County. The village will be open 9am-5pm both days and the restaurant will be open late night.
Mansfield is located 6 miles south of US 36 in Bellmore on SR 59.

You can get more information on the Mansfield Village Cornbread Festival, here.

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