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The annual Vermont Settlement Festival celebrates Orland's designation as the birthplace of Steuben County.
Events take place at the Orland Town Park, just north of State Road 120. Admission and parking are free! No dogs allowed except service animals. 
The primitive village opens at 9 a.m. both days. 
Saturday, July 29
6 a.m. pancake breakfast - Orland Lions Club - Community Building
7 a.m. raceday registration for 5K run and 2K walk - Orland Town Park Pavillion
7:30 a.m. opening ceremonies, American Legion Post #423
8 a.m. 5K run and 2K walk sponsored by LAND OF LAKES RUNNING CLUB 260-668-8786
9 a.m. crafters village open
9 a.m. cruise-In at American Legion Post #423
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. SWEET SUMMERS Ice cream - downtown Orland - all proceeds to ORLAND CHAMBER
10 a.m. check in best fresh vegetable display at Pavillion - sponsored by MID-TOWN MARKET
11 a.m parade - Grand Marshal: GALEN MILLER
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. INFLATABLES KID ZONE - FREE - Sponsored by MILLER POULTRY
Noon to 1 p.m. magician Jim Barron  - Main Stage
Noon Chicken BBQ - Chicken Donated by MILLER POULTRY
1 to 3 p.m. talent show - Main Stage ages up to 18 $50 winner in three age groups Sponsored by KAIN TOOL INC
2 to 4 p.m. Dekalb County Horseman Assoc. Horse Drawn Rides -Sponsored by LURECRAFT
3 to 4 p.m. tug of war - Teams of 8 - Sponsored by BILLS PROFESSIONAL TOWING & RECOVERY
3 to 5 p.m. music by Scotty Butters on the Main Stage
5 p.m. closing ceremonies by Orland American Legion Post #423
Sunday, July 30
7:30 am opening ceremonies Boy Scout Troop #423
9 a.m. crafters village open
9 a.m. kayak race check in start time 10 a.m. on County Road 800 West sponsored by RIVERSIDE BAIT STORE - KAYAK RENTAL
9 a.m. mud volleyball check in & pick up T-shirts 11 a.m. start mud volleyball
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wasepi Bluegrass Gospel Singers
10 a.m. kayak race starts 
11 a.m. mud volleyball starts
11 a.m. sign-up pedal pull ages 3 to 12 at the tent sponsored by BILLS PROFESSIONAL TOWING & RECOVERY
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Chinese auction - Main Stage
Noon pedal pull starts
Noon to 4 p.m. petting zoo & pig races 
2 p.m. following pedal pulls - Backyard Bass with the IN DNR -learning to cast a fishing pole
2 to 4 p.m. Dekalb County Horseman Assoc. horse drawn rides - Sponsored by LURECRAFT
1:30 to 5 p.m. music by Cactus on the Main Stage - Sponsored by KEVIN AND KELLIE KAIN
5 p.m. closing ceremonies

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“Downtown Angola Archi-Tour”


A walking tour of the downtown Angola commercial historic district, from the Historic Preservation Commission.

In the early part of the 19th century, the first non-native American settlers that arrived in the area were almost exclusively from the eastern states of New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, New Hampshire and Ohio.  Steuben County offered abundant natural resources such as vast lakes as a food source and fresh water supply, rolling prairie fields rich in tillable soil and mature stands of hardwood forest for the construction of buildings and furniture.  Angola was platted in 1836, became the county seat of government in 1837, was incorporated as a town on October 1, 1866 and in 1906 was incorporated as a city. 

By the early 1920’s, the national highway numbering system designated Maumee Street as U.S. 20.  It proved to be one of the most important travel routes across the northern part of Indiana, helping make downtown Angola’s Public Square a hub, connecting urban areas west of Angola to the remaining eastern part of the country. 

In recent years, downtown Angola began its own revitalization effort. The newly constructed streetscape respects local architectural heritage, honors the best in our traditions and enhances the downtown experience for both locals and visitors alike.


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Trine Rec. Area 360° Tour

Steuben County, Indiana

Steuben County, Indiana offers year-round recreational opportunities. Enjoy a ride down Indiana’s only refrigerated toboggan at Pokagon State Park. The 1,260-acre park on Lake James has hiking trails, camping, nature center, boat rentals and the 137-room Potawatomi Inn. Find unique shopping opportunities in quaint downtowns and at The Outlet Shoppes at Fremont. End the day at one of Northern Indiana Lakes Country’s hotels. Special hotel and lodging packages are available throughout the year.

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