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James Dean Festival & Run

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Each year the James Dean Festival in Fairmount, Indiana draws fans of all ages from all over the world. This year, the residents of Fairmount will once again open their doors to movie fans from around the world as they celebrate the life and legacy of “The Rebel” himself.

 

The 2015 James Dean festival will take place from Thursday, September 24th through Sunday, September 27th. The festival's main attractions will be the Annual Museum Days and the Annual James Dean Run. This experience is not one to miss. 

2015 Schedule of Events

 

James Dean Run - Playacres Park

Please contact the Fairmount Historical Museum at (765) 948-4555 for additional information.

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Fairmount Visitor Information:

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Friday - September 25, 2015

  9:00 am Registration Opens

 10:00 am Run Opens With DJ Music

 Noon Top 20 Area Opens - Southwest Baseball Field

  5:00 pm Registration - Flame Throwing & Muffler Rapping

  Contest - Pavilion

  Top 20 Awards - Pavilion

$500 CASH DRAWING FOR PRE-ENTRY ONLY

  6:00 pm Registration Closes

  6:00 - 8:30 pm Dr. Rock and the Rollers - Pavilion

  9:00 pm Muffler Rapping Contest - SW Baseball Field   

  9:30 pm Flame Throwing Contest - SW Baseball Field

 

Saturday - September 26, 2015

  8:00 am Registration Opens

 10:00 am Music With DJ

 11:00am-12:00pm Mopar & Mustang Corral Jdging Registration

 Noon Top 20 Area Opens - Southwest Baseball Field

  10:00am-2:00 pm Registration for Games - ISRA Booth/Trailer

  2:00 pm Let the Games Begin ISRA style - ISRA Trailer

  2:00 pm Grand Parade

  3:00 pm Registration for the "Parade of Neon" - Pavilion

  5:00 pm $500 CASH DRAWING - REGISTERED ENTRIES

  2 - $100 Cash Drawings - Merc Owners Only

  Saturday Top 20 Awards

  6:00 pm Registration Closes

  6:00 - 8:30 pm Biff and the Cruisers - Pavilion

  9:00 pm Parade of Neon

 

Sunday - September 27, 2015

 8:00 am Registration Opens

  9:00 am Church Service - Pavilion

  9:00 am - Noon Class Judging

  Open Hood & Trunk For Judges

 10:00 am Music With DJ

 10:30 am Registration for Adult Creeper Race - Pavilion

 11:00 am ISRA Adult Creeper Race - Pavilion

  Noon Registration Closes

  2:00 pm Awards Ceremony - Pavilion

  $100 Cash Drawing - Merc Owners Only

Thursday - September 24, 2015

  5:00 pm 12th Annual Pre-James Dean Run - Downtown

 

Friday - September 25, 2015

8:00 am Streets Closed Off

10:00 am 50's & 60's Music on Main Street with DJ Jason Carpenter

  4:00 pm Free Showing of East of Eden

  Municipal Building, 214 W Washington St

  4:00 - 6:00 pm Mix Factory - Main Street Stage

  5:00 pm Crowning of 2015 Senior Citizens King & Queen

  6:00 - 7:30 pm Welcome Line Dancers - Main Street Stage

 8:00 - 10:00 pm Jessie Brown-Main Street Stage

 

Saturday - September 26, 2015

  9:00 am Garfield 25th Great Race - Starts at the Telephone

  Office - 221 W Washington St

  9:00 am Music & Trivia With DJ - Main Street Stage

 10:00 am Children's Pet Parade - Main Street Stage

 11:00 am Kiddie Tractor Pull - West of Fire Station - 214

  W Washington St

 12:00 - 1:00 pm Encore! Dance Academy

  2:00 pm Grand Parade

  2:00-6:00 pm Corn Hole Toss Contest - Registration at the Air

  Brush Booth

  4:00 pm Free Showing of Rebel Without A Cause

  Municipal Building - 214 W Washington St

  6:00 pm 50's Dance & Costume Contest - Main Street Stage

  7:30 pm James and Dean - Main Street Stage

  8:00 pm Little James Dean Look-Alike Contest

  Main Street Stage

  9:00 pm World Famous James Dean Look-Alike Contest

  Main Street Stage  

  10:00 pm Moon Cats - Main Street Stage  

 

Sunday - September 27, 2015

 11:00 am Music With DJ Jason Carpenter

  1:00 pm Free Showing of Giant

  Municipal Building - 214 W Washington St

  1:00 pm ArGuys 'N Gals

  Main Street Stage

  2:30 pm M-G High School Band - Main Street Stage

 

 

 

James Dean Festival