STATEMENT FROM THE ELWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REGARDING THE 2020 GLASS FESTIVAL
2020 ELWOOD GLASS FESTIVAL CANCELLED — Due to safety concerns over the Coronavirus pandemic, the Elwood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, in conjunction with Elwood city officials, has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Elwood Glass Festival.
The board has been monitoring the COVID-19 information provided by the Indiana State Department of Health, and is committed to adhering to virus-related guidelines and orders issued by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb.
The safety and wellbeing of the Festival’s hundreds of attendees, its many vendors, volunteers and staff are the Chamber’s foremost concerns. The festival managers did not feel they could effectively enforce social distancing, ensure that all attendees and participants are masked, and that all public surfaces and restrooms remain sterile.
“This August’s Glass Festival was to have been our 49th annual,” said Jim Pearson, Chamber board president. “We, like the Elwood community, are greatly disappointed. While we will all miss the delicious festival food, the carnival, the shopping, and the great entertainment, it all takes a backseat to the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.”
Planning for next year’s Glass Festival, the 50th annual, is already underway. With the additional time to devote to the 2021 event, Chamber Director Marcy Fry vows to make it the biggest and best Glass Festival in the event’s history. •
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PLEASE JOIN US NEXT YEAR FOR THE
50th ANNUAL ELWOOD GLASS FESTIVAL
AUGUST 20-21-22, 2021
Welcome to the official website of the Elwood Glass Festival – always held the third full weekend each August.
Friday, August 20, 2021 – noon to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 21, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 22, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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The Elwood Glass Festival – located in Elwood, Indiana – is the pride of the community and one of the leading festivals in Central Indiana. The festival has been Elwood’s largest annual event for 49 years.
The Glass Festival is organized by the Elwood Chamber of Commerce with sponsorships from local businesses and help from countless volunteers from the community. It is held annually, the third weekend of August, Friday through Sunday.
The Glass Festival is a tribute to the unique, beautifully crafted hand-blown art-glass produced throughout the Elwood community since the earliest days of the Indiana Gas Boom, more than 100 years ago. Today, two outstanding art-glass factories call Elwood their home – The House of Glass and Carol’s Legacy Glass.
The Glass Festival includes a parade, carnival rides, arts and crafts, food, collectibles, bus tours, demonstrations, and fun contests. The Vintage Rollers Car Show brings more than 300 classic and antique cars each year. Live bands and other entertainment perform at the Jim Knoop Amphitheater at Callaway Park. And free bus tours are available daily and include stops at Carol’s Legacy Glass and the Historic Elwood Opera House.
The Elwood Glass Festival is an event the whole family will enjoy. Admission is FREE!
Due to the large number of people visiting the Glass Festival, no pets (except for service animals), no bicycles, golf carts or skateboards will be allowed in Callaway Park during the event. People are also asked to refrain from smoking in the park during the festival.
The Glass Festival is held in Elwood’s Callaway Park, located on the north side of town. Click the map below to obtain directions from anywhere.
Applications may be downloaded from this website …
Click here to access the COMMERCIAL/CRAFT VENDOR APPLICATION.
The Chamber also will be happy to email applications to vendors upon request. Or, applications are always available at the Chamber office.