Indiana’s largest continuously running picnic to continue during pandemic


BOWLING GREEN, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Old Settlers Picnic’s 152nd celebration will continue this August amid the pandemic.

The picnic will see some changes. Instead of families bringing their own meals, food will be limited to the Jonah Fish Fry. Activities will be limited to the horse pull and antique tractor pull. There will not be any live performances or vendors.

The annual picnic will continue on August 28th & 29th. The fish fry Friday, August 28th will be from 4 – 8 p.m. and will only be available for pick up.

Large meals with three pieces of fish will be available for $10 and small meals with one piece of fish will be $6. Meals include two sides.

The horse pull will start on Friday at 7:30 p.m. with limited seated. It’s encouraged that guests bring their own seats and social distancing will be practiced.

The antique tractor show is scheduled for Saturday, August 29th, it will start at 6:30 p.m. Seating will be limited and guests are encouraged to bring their own seats, social distancing will be practiced.

Proceeds from the picnic will benefit the Bowling Green Community Center and grounds. Funds will also support a new historic State Road 46 sign.

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