Rising Sun’s annual Navy Bean Festival returns for two days of fun Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12.

Schedule of Events (details follow)…


Friday, October 11:

  • 5 pm- Rides open and Bean Soup serving begins
  • 6-8 pm- Music by Nashville Crush
  • 6:30 pm- 4-H Junior Leaders Baby Contest
  • 9-11 pm- Music by The Menus

Saturday, October 12:

  • 11 am- Parade
  • 12 pm- Rides open and Bean Soup serving begins
  • 12-1:30 pm- Music by Jake Speed & The Freddies
  • 2-4 pm- Music by Templin Road
  • 5-7 pm- Music by Bad Habit
  • 8-10 pm- Music by Rusty Griswolds


Bean Soup-  Do we really need to get into details?  I mean, it’s what the festival is known for.

Rides and Vendors- Stationed from Heritage Hall to the Legion Alley on Main Street and also on portions of Poplar and Front Streets.  Ride tickets and wristbands can be purchased from the ticket booth at the festival.  TICKET INFO:  Unlimited Ride wristband for Friday is $20 and $25 for Saturday.  A pack of 30 tickets is $30.  Individual tickets are $1.50 each.  Rides require two to four tickets each.

Parade- Assembly and line up will begin at the Boat Ramp at Harold Fryman’s Landing.  The route will go along Front Street, turn left on First Street, right on Walnut Street and end at Rising Star Drive.  It does not return to the boat ramp.  If you have questions, please call 812-438-2750.

Baby Contest- At Heritage Hall. Cost is $10 to enter and open to all Ohio County residents for babies newborn to 12 months.  Babies need to wear white onesies for the Little Blossom/Little Bean Sprout (0-3 months, 3-6 mo., 6-9 mo. & 9-12 mo.) and a cute outfit for other classes which are Pride of the Patch Girl/Boy (0-12 mo.) and Miss/Mr. Baby Bean (0-12 mo.).  Registration is due by 4 pm Thursday, October 10 at the Ohio County Extension Office.  Call 812-438-3656 for more information.

Sea Plane Splash-  It’s like a car show but with sea planes.  Look along our riverfront starting at 5 pm Friday and noon on Saturday.

Nashville Crush- A mix of high energy country and rock.  It’s a party on stage no matter where they go and they’ve played some of the biggest clubs, fairs and festivals in the region over the last five years.

The Menus- Original and cover songs featuring colorful, visually staggering and often comical performances.  They have been voted by Cincinnati Magazine as the “Best Local Band” for six straight years.

Jake Speed & the Freddies- A four-piece group performing American folk, country blues and ragtime.  The group’s great sound comes from the usage of a flat top guitar, mandolin, fiddle, upright base with a harmonica, kazoo, washboard and watering can mixed in as well.

Templin Road- A cover band whose members average about 38 years of playing and performing each.  They have vocally rich harmonies and expert musicianship.

Bad Habit- Two decades of classic rock covers featuring the links of Styx, Kansas, Deep Purple, Boston and more.

Rusty Griswolds- Formed in 1999, this group is known for their powerful renditions of the greatest songs from the 80s.  Over the years, they have helped performed to help raise over $2.7 million for around 450 charities.