The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay to stop in DeKalb County!


This year, the state of Indiana has been busy celebrating! Rightfully so, as 2016 marks the 200th birthday of the Hoosier state! One very much anticipated aspect of the yearlong commemoration has been the Bicentennial Torch Relay. This festivity began on September 9th and continues to get closer to its stop in DeKalb County each day!

The Torch Relay will be passing through each of the 92 counties in Indiana, and covering 3,200 miles! Regular updates on their 5-week journey through the counties can be found on the Torch Relay’s Twitter, Facebook page, and the route is shown on!

The Relay will make its way through DeKalb County on Saturday, October 1st! This date also happens to be the last day of the 85th Annual DeKalb County Free Fall Fair! Spectators can anticipate an Indiana Bicentennial Torch Presentation on the west side of the Courthouse square during the fair festivities!


This “Cauldron Lighting Ceremony” will begin at 7:00 PM and includes guest speakers from the community and state: Norm Yoder, Mayor of Auburn; Don Grogg, DeKalb County Commissioner President; Ben Smaltz, State Representative; and Dennis Kruse, State Senator.

To learn more, visit and see the exciting details and information of the Torch Relay process!

For more on the 85th Annual DeKalb County Free Fall Fair, stop by the Visitors Bureau for a brochure or visit!


About Visit DeKalb County

Welcome to the official blog of the DeKalb County Visitors Bureau. Nestled in the North East Corner of Indiana are ten communities that all share a common bond. And that bond is DeKalb County. Our job at the DeKalb County Visitors Bureau is to showcase all of the experiences the county has to offer and one of the many ways we do that is by blogging. Each of our blogs tells a different story of DeKalb County and we hope that by sharing these stories and events it will encourage people from all over the world to visit the place we call home.
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