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The Parke County Covered Bridge Festival is a fall festival which takes place in nine communities in Parke County, Indiana. It celebrates the county's 31 covered bridges, and is attended by more than 2 million people each year. It begins on the 2nd Friday in October and lasts 10 days.
The festival began in 1957, when a group of local women decided to hold a three day festival to accommodate the many interested tourists looking for information about the bridges. The first festival was rather small and occurred only in Rockville.
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