Atlanta, Indiana is a town of 750 people in northern Hamilton County, but each year on the fourth weekend of September, the town welcomes more than 80,000 people. The Atlanta New Earth Festival spans two days and welcomes guests from Indiana and beyond.

Atlanta New Earth Festival

This is Hamilton County’s longest running and largest festival. It started in 1974 with just 25 vendors and is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2018. The name “new earth” comes from one of the original art shops in Atlanta, called “A Touch of Earth.”

The focus is on handcrafted items. More than 600 vendors are on-site, including arts and crafts, pottery, clothing, jewelry, antiques, collectibles, home décor plus a farmers’ market, kids’ zone, food and juried art area. Enjoy live music from The Flying Toasters.

Atlanta New Earth Festival

While you’re in town, visit Mr. Muffin’s Trains to see the model train layout, the Nickel Plate Arts studio space and the Nickel Plate Express, opening in September. The Choo Choo Café is slated to open mid-September in time for the festival.

The 2018 Atlanta New Earth Festival is Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., located at 105 E. Main Street, Atlanta, Indiana 46031.

 

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