Monroe County Fall Festival

September 21-23 2017

2017 Theme: Family Fun Fest 

Welcome to the official website of the Monroe County Fall Festival held in Ellettsville, Indiana at Marci Jane Lewis Park every September.

The Monroe County Fall Festival has been an annual tradition in the community of Ellettsville, Indiana for over 50 years.  This festival has something for everyone, including a spectacular parade, education day, queen contest, craft booths, commercial tent, food vendors, and two stages packed with lots of live music and entertainment.  This festival is free to the public because of our generous patron sponsors so please visit the sponsor page to learn more about them.  Plan to join us for some community fun!


Ellettsville was founded in 1837 and later incorporated in 1866. It gets its name from the first merchant to get established, Edward Ellett. Ellettsville's proud heritage is rooted in the limestone industry. "Millions of tons of building stone have been shipped by trains and trucks throughout the United States to build magnificent memorials, cathedrals, government buildings, libraries, public schools, colleges and universities, and countless churches and synagogues. Included in these shipments have been priceless carvings that have told the rich history of our states and national capitol. Craftsmen from our limestone mills have traveled throughout the nation to do on-site work on these structures in building American history" (by Maurice Endwright), hence the town's motto, "Builders of American History."

With a population of approximately 6,000, Ellettsville is best known for is its home town atmosphere, where friends are always friends and neighbors always are willing to help neighbors. Yet, it is technologically up-to-date and bustling with new business and residential areas. It is served by a local fiber optic network, a state-of-the-art sewage treatment plant, and two state highways, making it an ideal place to live, work and grow a business.

Situated only 7 miles from Bloomington, the seat for Monroe County, Ellettsville is close to Indiana University, Ivy Tech Community College, and Lake Monroe, the largest lake in Indiana. Ellettsville is only 8 miles from Indiana’s first state park, McCormick’s Creek, featuring the Canyon Inn. There are abundant opportunities nearby for recreation, art, entertainment and shopping. 

Ellettsville is served by Indiana University Health, the only nationally recognized health care system in Indiana. IU Health’s Bloomington Hospital has 24-hour emergency service with a hospital ambulance stationed at the Ellettsville Fire Department. Many medical practitioners have offices in Ellettsville for convenient access to all medical services.  Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation is a strong community asset with primary, intermediate, middle, and high schools.​

Logo Contest for Monroe County Fall Festival 
$100 cash prize!
Contest is open to the general public and all entries must be submitted to in pdf or jpg format by February 28th, 2017.  Logo is be used as a festival identifier for years to come.  See below for full contest rules.

Monroe County Fall Festival Logo Contest Rules
The Monore County Fall Festival (MCFF) Association is looking for a new visual identity and need your help. We are seeking current community members who can design a creative, innovative and professional logo. The logo should be recognizable and help promote our organization's mission listed above.  

How to Enter the Contest

The contest begins on January 27, 2017. Submissions will be accepted through February 28, 2017.  In order for your entry to be submitted and reviewed by our judges, all entries must be:

     1. Submitted directly to

     2. Submitted in their original source file.

     3. Submitted as a high resolution .pdf  or .jpeg with 300 dpi or higher.

Logo Requirements
     1. Professional: This logo may be featured on the website, social media platforms and other mediums (stationary, pamphlets, t-shirts etc). As a result, while we want the logo to be eye-catching, it must still be legible.
     2. Theme: The theme of the Fall Festival changes every year. We would like the logo to be timeless and encompass the character of the festival. You can learn more about the festival here on the website or on the Facebook page.
     3. Color: There are no limitations and any colors may be used. 
     4. Integrity: Logo cannot contain copyrighted material. Logo must have been created and edited by the contestant(s). Logo may not include images or licensed images that have been previously published. Must be easily reproducible and scalable for large and small formatting.

Contest Details
Winner will be selected by the MCFF Association members. Contestants agree that the MCFF Association may publish their logo and name(s) and may use both for advertising campaigns and/or marketing materials in the future. Contestants assign all ownership rights, including all intellectual property rights to the logo, to the MCFF Association. Additionally, the MCFF Association may alter, modify or revise the logo as it sees necessary to achieve the goals of the festival. The MCFF Association reserves the right to not select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.  

Contest winner will receive $100, be introduced at the festival opening ceremony and be in the parade with the logo on a banner.