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Spencer Pride

Festival Registration Underway

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Applications are currently being accepted for the Spencer Pride Festival, the second largest annual event on the grounds of the Owen County Courthouse and surrounding square.  The festival will be held on June 7 from 10am to 5pm.

In the past, the festival’s marketplace has been a big draw for the crowds that attend the festival.  Last year’s festival included almost 65 booths from various not-for-profit organizations and businesses.  Whether attendees were seeking shopping, learning, or simply a place to enjoy a June afternoon, they made their way to the courthouse to experience the event.

Organizations and businesses interested in participating in the marketplace at the Spencer Pride Festival can apply online at, or can call Judi Epp at 317-345-4729.   While there are still some spots available, they are going quickly.  Jonathan Balash, Spencer Pride Inc. President, reported that March saw a doubling of registrations over the entire 10 month period prior.  Food vendors are no longer being accepted.

Registration fees vary on the type of booth and begin at $20.  A very small number of booth spaces are left that come with free use of a canopy, table, and chairs.

Limited sponsorship opportunities are also available as of the time of this publication.

This is the eighth year of the popular rural LGBTQI pride event. The Spencer Pride Festival is admission free, family-friendly, and includes all-day live entertainment, festival foods, raffles, and the aforementioned marketplace.  Activities are available for individuals of all ages.  This year a Petting Zoo will be a new addition to the Market Street Family Fun Area. Chalk It Up, an event coordinated by the Main Street Association, will be part of this year’s festival.

For more information regarding the 2014 Spencer Pride Festival please or send questions to   You can also find us on Facebook (SpencerPride), Twitter (@SpencerPrideInc), & Skype (SpencerPrideInc).