Francesville Fall Festival Starts Today

Francesville FlagToday’s the start of this year’s Francesville Fall Festival.

Kicking things off this afternoon will be an American Legion Fish and Tenderloin Fry at 4:30 Eastern. At 7:00 p.m. will be the Master Cracker Jack and Miss Kandy Corn Contest as well as line dancing with Tri-County Kickers.

In addition to the food vendors, carnival rides, and special events going on throughout the weekend, there will be the added highlight of the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Train. It will be commemorating the original train, which made a brief stop for refueling in Francesville during the early morning of May 1, 1865, as it carried the president’s body to Chicago and, eventually, Springfield, Illinois. There will be Lincoln-themed events throughout the day Saturday.

The Francesville Fall Festival runs today through Sunday. For the complete lineup, visit