Magical holiday fun starring my hometown: Fortville Winter Festival Giveaway!


My family and I have lived in Fortville, Indiana for almost ten years now.  This beautiful, friendly small town is a pretty special place, and I rarely miss a chance to brag about all of the wonderful things for families Fortville has to offer.

A very special holiday event and family tradition is just around the corner:  the Fortville Winter Festival!  Local friends, consider this your formal invitation from me to attend and kick your holidays off to a joyful, small town, family fun start!

Hosted by Fortville Action, Inc. this festival will be held in downtown Fortville on Saturday December 7, 2013 from 2pm to 8pm.

Fortville Winter Festival December 7, 2013

There’s something special for everyone in the plans:

  • Choirs & Carols
  • Christmas Market
  • Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
  • Visit with Santa
  • Lighting of Main Street
  • Snowflake Princess Fundraiser
  • Holiday Parade
  • A Light Up Fortville Contest for business and commercial properties

The Parade starts at 3p.m. and will feature the Indianapolis 500 Gordon Pipers (you know this IndyCar fan loves that!) as well as a tribute to the 71st Anniversary of Pearl Harbor.


Santa will be on-hand and there will be a zip line, carriage ride, a barrel train, many food and craft vendors, a Kids Zone, live music and the Snowflake Princess contest. And my favorite Fortville Pachyderm will be there, too.  (Some of you might remember our famous Pink Elephant from Indiana Bastille Day).

Plus, my friends, I would really love for you to see my town all magically lit up, truly a holiday sight to behold. The lighting of Main Street begins at 6pm and you and your family aren’t going to want to miss it.

The Giveaway

Local folks, I’m so excited about this! Fortville Winter Festival is offering us a giveaway!

This small town holiday event is FREE to attend, but there are some special paid events.  And that’s where today’s giveaway comes in:  one lucky Simple Kids reader will win a bundle of family fun including 2 Zip Line Tickets and 2 Barrel Train Tickets.

The Zip Line will be located on Main Street in the heart of the festival. The Barrel Train will take kiddos through a wonderland of holiday inflatables in Landmark Park.

To Enter:

There are a few ways to enter this giveaway.  Just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter form below:

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This giveaway will end at midnight EST Thursday, December 5, 2013. I’ll contact the winner and we will get you all set up to claim your tickets.

You can visit the official Fortville Winter Festival webpage here for more details.  The Fortville Winter Festival is brought to you by Fortville Action, Inc. 

This fun, family-friendly, FREE event is this Saturday, December 7, 2013.  Will I see YOU there?

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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  1. We are doing a literary advent calendar and unwrapping a different Christmas book each day as well as doing Ann Voskamps advent book together!

  2. Sounds like a blast!

  3. I’m really looking forward to our tree lighting in downtown. There’s a big tree, Santa, fireworks and one of the old theaters is showing Rudolph.

  4. Going sledding once we have snow!


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