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Churubusco Turtle Days

Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 at 8:00am

Various Venues in Churubusco
Churubusco, IN 46723

Turtle Days is the oldest continuously running festival of Indiana held annually in Churubusco (Turtletown USA) celebrating the legend of “Oscar the Turtle” the “Beast of Busco”.  2019 we will celebrate the 70th Churubusco Turtle Days Festival, in honor of the hunt for “Oscar” which began in 1949.

The four day festival will be filled with contests, vendors, concessions, music, games, rides, fireworks, and many activities for the whole family.

Thank you, to all that help make this festival one to remember, by getting involved, sponsoring, or participating in the celebration.


8:00am: 5k & 10k Race

We Are Super Excited To Announce That This Year We Also Have A 10k!  The Race Will Be Chip Timed Again This Year. Join Us For A Run, Walk Or Crawl Around Churubusco!  This Is A Fun Event That Is Part Of The Turtle Days Festival, Which Is The Longest Continuous Festival In Indiana.  All Proceeds And Donations For This Event Go To The Turtle Days Festival To Support The Churubusco Park.  The Park Provides A Fun Place For Kids And Families To Enjoy The New Playground, Splash Pad, Picnic Areas And All Of The Youth Sports Activities.

Anytime Fitness Members!  This Event Is Sponsored And Coordinated By The Anytime Fitness Locations In Bluffton, Columbia City, Churubusco And Huntington Locations. Please Support This Event And Show Your Anytime Fitness Spirit.  Information For Special Training For The Races Can Be Found At Each Of Our 4 Locations.

Awards Will Be Given For Various Age Groups.  Please Join Us For This Fun 5k/10k Walk/Run That Supports Our Community!  We Appreciate Your Participation And Donations!!  Let’s Do This And Make Healthy Happen Together!!

Click Here For Registration Information

11:00am: Parade At North And South Main Street

Trophies Will Be Awarded For:
-Best Performance
-Best Use Of The Theme
-Best Overall
-Best Vehicle (Classic/New)

1:00pm – 3:00pm: Kid’s Day At Community Area Churches

Once Again, Churubusco  Area Churches Will Sponsor A Wonderful Free Fun-Filled Afternoon For The Kids With Many Games To Play And Prizes To Win.  Come Out This Year And Join In On The Family Fun.  More Details To Come! Keep Checking Back To See What We Have In Store.   


Will Be Lighting Up The Sky This Year!!!!!

Don’t Forget To Schedule Your Turtle Days Time To Include The Fireworks Display Just After Dark (10:15ish) Near The Soccer Fields At The North End Of The Park During

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