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WinterFest - A Jay County Holiday Tradition

Friday, November 30, 2018 - Sunday, 2 December 2018 

WinterFest 2018 presented by the Jay County Chamber of Commerce is a three-day holiday celebration in Jay County, Indiana. In 2018, the celebration will be held from Friday, November 30, 2018 through Sunday, December 2, 2018.

November 30th will lead the festivities with all day merchant shopping and the ALCOVE Holiday Gift Show at Arts Place from 5 to 7pm; Christmas at the Courthouse activities starting at 5:30pm; the popular WinterFest Parade of Lights (Registration Required) in Downtown Portland, Indiana at 7:30pm and visits with Santa at the beautiful Jay County Courthouse after the parade.

Saturday, December 1st has a full day of activities. The popular Kids’ Character Breakfast & Karnival featuring Winnie & Friend (Ticket Required) will be held at East Jay Middle School from 8:30 to 11AM. Additional activities include: Free Kids’ Movie "The Grinch" at the Ritz Theatre in Portland, IN; Free Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides with canned food donation at the Courthouse; A Christmas Carol production by the Minnetrista Center at the Jay County Public Library and the Little Miss WinterFest Pageant at 2pm in the auditorium of Jay County High School.

Sunday, December 2nd will conclude WinterFest with the Holiday Home Tours (Ticket Required) throughout Jay County from noon to 5pm. Guests can tour five locations beautifully decorated for the holidays and talk with the owners.

Save the date and make WinterFest 2018 the start of your family’s holiday celebration and a season to remember. For information or event tickets, contact the Jay County Chamber of Commerce in Portland, Indiana. Phone: (260) 726-4481, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Facebook: "Winterfest Jay County Chamber of Commerce". To purchase advance tickets:


Location Portland, Indiana

Contact Jay County Chamber, 260-726-4481