HOPE — What began as an effort to lure out-of-town folks to Hope to spend their money a half-century ago has evolved into Bartholomew County’s longest-running and biggest multi-day festival.

Hope Heritage Days will return for the 50th time Friday through Sunday, primarily on the Hope Town Square, where clear skies and warm temperatures are forecast to stick around all weekend.

Considered by many Hoosiers to be the quintessential Indiana fall harvest festival, the family oriented jubilee has been known to attract more than 30,000 people to Hope over the three days with the lure of free parking, no gate admission and enough food, music and other activities that are too good to resist.

For more on this story, see Wednesday’s Republic.

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Mark Webber is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at mwebber@therepublic.com or 812-379-5636.