10.03.2008

Looking for Something Fun to Do With the Family This Weekend In Indy? Go to the Riley Festival

titlenameD The Riley Festival runs Thursday through Sunday on the streets of downtown Greenfield, with most activities within a stone's throw of the courthouse square.

This year's festival theme -- drawn each year from a James Whitcomb Riley poem -- is "Our Hired Girl." Riley was born Oct. 7, 1849, in Greenfield and died July 22, 1916, in Indianapolis.

Crowd -Children's Parade With hundreds of crafts and vendor booths, the festival also will feature more than 100 units in the parade down Main Street at 11 AM Saturday.

The Riley Home, where James Whitcomb spent his boyhood years, is at 250 W. Main St. in Greenfield, and will be open during the festival from 10 AM to 6 PM For information, call (317) 462-8539.

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