Parade entries sought for 30th Navy Bean Fest


Rising Sun Main Street announces that the Navy Bean Fall Festival seeks parade entries for their 30th annual event. The parade takes place on Saturday, Oct.14th at 10:30 a.m. in Historic Downtown, Rising Sun.

A $5 registration fee is required, although donations above the minimum amount are appreciated. Prize money will be awarded in three categories including: Grand Bean, Grand Beany, and Just for Fun. From floats to boats, if you can push it, pull it or ride it, enter it into this year’s parade. Submission form entry deadline is Oct. 1st.

Applications with a complete set of rules are downloadable from the Navy Bean Fall Festival website at, and are available at the Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism Visitors Center (100 S. Walnut St.) and Rising Sun Main Street (103 S. Walnut St.) offices during normal operating hours.

The Grand Bean Award for the Best Overall Float Presentation has a first place prize of $250; second place of $150; and $50 for third place. The Grand Beany Award for Best Float Presentation by a Youth Group has a first prize of $150; second of $100; and $50 for third. The Just for Fun award will be awarded to the Most Entertaining Parade Entry with an award of $100. Judged entries must be lined-up by 8:30 a.m.

Line-up for this year’s event has changed to the city’s new boat ramp located off of Maiden Lane. The judging stand will be on the corner of Walnut and Main Street.

For additional parade or Navy Bean Fall Festival information, contact Karrah Miller at Rising Sun Main Street at (812) 438-2750.

The Navy Bean Fall Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 13 & 14th. Information and a schedule of events can be found at or by calling (812) 438-2750. Lodging, eatery, event, and tourist attraction information can be obtained by calling the Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism Visitors Center at (888) 776-4786 or logging on to