2020 Hometown Days Update
Held annually during the last full weekend of July, New Carlisle Hometown Days is one of the major highlights of the year for the community.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, several summer events have already been canceled around the area. Despite this, the Hometown Days committee is continuing to prepare for the festival while also monitoring the situation locally, statewide, and nationally.
While a final decision will not be made until later in the summer, the Hometown Days committee recently released this statement to explain their approach:
"For the past 15 years, New Carlisle Hometown Days has been dedicated to providing a safe, fun, and family-friendly summer festival to celebrate our hometown. Continuing a tradition that precedes us by over half a century, we recognize the importance of this event to local businesses, churches, school clubs, and other community groups.
However, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a great deal of uncertainty for planning large-scale events like our festival.
As of now, Hometown Days remains scheduled for Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26. The festival dates fall beyond the proposed Stage 5 of the “Back on Track Indiana” roadmap for reopening, which allows festivals to resume.
We will continue to monitor any changes to the guidelines set forth by the state’s plan and will adhere to any additional restrictions imposed by local governments. The safety of all festival attendees, entertainers, vendors, and volunteers is our top priority.
The Hometown Days committee will continue to devote our efforts to preparing for the festival, including enhanced safety and sanitary procedures.
We acknowledge that this will not be a typical year for our event, but we will make every attempt to host the festival provided it can be done safely and in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations.
Given the fluidity of the situation, we will communicate any updates if the circumstances change."