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The Metamora Music Festival

The Metamora Music Festival has been going on in the meadow at Lane's End for two decades. In 2007 the Back Porch was added to the barn and monthly Acoustic Final Fridays were started. The festival takes place on the Sat and Sun of Labor Day weekend, there is no admission charge, free parking is available across the creek from the Back Porch. A very nice campground is located on the north side of US 52, part of the Whitewater Gateway Park of the Whitewater Canal Scenic Byway.


Metamora is located about halfway between Indianapolis and Cincinnati on US Highway 52. Nine miles west of Brookville Lake.


Photo albums for the festival, by year, are found on the Facebook Page 

Guidance from the CDC on Event Attendance

Attending an event or gathering

Prepare before you go:

  • Stay home if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, if you are waiting for COVID-19 test results, or may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

  • Prioritize attending outdoor activities over indoor activities and stay within your local area as much as possible.

  • Bring supplies to help you and others stay healthy—for example, masks (bring extra), hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, and drinking water.

Use social distancing and limit physical contact

  • Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet or more from people who don’t live in your household. Be particularly mindful in areas where it may harder to keep this distance, such as check-in areas, parking lots, and routes of entry and exit.

  • Select seating or determine where to stand based on the ability to keep 6 feet of space from people who don’t live in your household, including if you will be eating or drinking.

  • Arrive to the event early or at off-peak times to avoid crowding and congested areas.

  • Avoid using restroom facilities or concession areas at high traffic times, such as intermission, half-time, or immediately at the end of the event.

Wear masks

  • Wear a mask when interacting with other people to minimize the risk of transmitting the virus.

    • Wearing masks is most important when social distancing is difficult.

    • Masks are strongly encouraged in settings where individuals might raise their voices, such as shouting, chanting, or singing.

Limit contact with commonly touched surfaces or shared items

  • Use touchless garbage cans or pails and cashless payment options when possible. Otherwise, exchange cash or card by placing payment in a receipt tray, if available, or on the counter.

  • Avoid any self-serve food or drink options, such as buffets, salad bars, and condiment or drink stations. Use grab-and-go meal options, if available.

  • Use disposable food service items including utensils and dishes, if available.

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer immediately before eating food or after touching any common surfaces like hand railings, payment kiosks, door handles, and toilets. 

Metamora, Indiana's Canal Town
Metamora, IN

The Town


Metamora is an unincorporated village, platted along the proposed route of the Whitewater Canal in 1838.

Whitewater Canal State Historic Site

Whitewater Canal State Historic Site


The historic site is a part of the Indiana State Museum, attractions include a working grist mill and a horse-drawn canal boat.

Franklin County Tourism

Franklin County Tourism


The Franklin County website has lots of information about where to stay, eat and play while visiting us.