Grant County Offers Exciting Labor Day Weekend Events

With August and back-to-school in full swing, Labor Day is fast approaching. Now is a great time to make plans for this three-day weekend, and Grant County has some exciting options for the whole family!


Hosted by the Upland Lions Club, The Upland Labor Day Festival is three days of family fun, September 4 – 6. Bring your shades so you are not blinded by the shiny chrome and glossy paint jobs at the truck show and car cruise-in! Matthews cumberland covered bridge festivalRummage through the garage sale items, and shop the craft vendors. Delight the kids at the midway carnival, pedal tractor pull, big wheel and tricycle races, and the apple crate derby! Move your feet to the beat with a variety of live music throughout the weekend. And, since it is the Lions Club, you know there will be great food at the pancake breakfast, ice cream social and the food vendor trailers and booths throughout the festival. Cap off the weekend on Labor Day with a parade honoring the American worker. With so many entertainment options and activities, The Upland Labor Day Festival is a great way to spend your holiday weekend.


On September 4 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., the Marion Municipal Airport will be roaring with the sounds of aircraft, classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, and tractors. If you love engines of any kind, you won’t want to miss Fly/In Cruise/In. The aircraft will include antique, classic, homebuilt, rotorcraft, warbird and ultralight planes. Overhead, Four Wright R-1820 Cyclone radial engines will take flight. The Mid America Flight Museum’s B-25J “God and Country” restored aircraft will be on display and in the air. Start the day with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast until noon. Hardcore gearheads and casual enthusiasts alike will love this “powerful” event!


On Friday night, September 3, I-69 Speedway in Gas City will be revving up for the Labor Day Weekend ClassicNon-wing sprint cars, modifieds, street stocks, hornets, USAC SpeeD2 Midwest Thunder midgets will take to the ¼ mile oval dirt track with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and racing starting at 7:30 p.m. For a closer look, pit gates open at 3 p.m. General Admission gates open at 5 p.m. Free parking. Start your Labor Day weekend with speed and excitement at the Labor Day Weekend Classic!



Make plans now to spend Labor Day weekend in Grant County to satisfy your need for speed and fantastic family fun. Have a blast just 90 minutes north of Indianapolis!

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About Grant County

Grant County, Indiana, is home to nifty attractions, outtasight events and rebellious celebrities. Whether it’s saddle shoes, classic cars, vintage bikes, James Dean, or Garfield, we love everything classic and cool. Have a blast just 90 minutes North of Indy.

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