PARKE COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Parke County Covered Bridge Festival has some of the most sought-after scenery the state has to offer.

It’s no different when it comes to food. People come from all across the country to get a taste of the food they have offer.

Rick Burchell is the owner of Rick’s Smokehouse, and he explains the importance of these local booths.

“A lot of people come out for the food. They love the food. So many of these food vendors are from right here in the Wabash Valley or from Indiana. To get a taste of the Indiana fall, as well as good Indiana food, is really cool,” said Burchell.

Some of these vendors only open up shop for this event. It’s because the vibes and atmosphere at this festival are unmatched by anything else, at least in their eyes.

Kyla Kuhn runs the Pennsylvania Dutch funnel cake booth, and she expresses her love for this festival.

“It’s just so much fun, this festival. It’s the only one I do, but it’s so much fun because we get to camp. It’s just a lot of fun to serve the people here and everyone is in a mellow, fall type of mood,” said Kuhn.

This festival has impacted so many people’s lives over the years. The scenery, food, and people will always make this event worth the trip.

“Many people who are from here and have moved away, journey back to come back for this special time because of the memories they have built up and the impression that it has made upon their hearts and on their lives,” added Burchell.

You still have some time to visit, if you haven’t already. This festival runs through October 22nd.