Michael "Balls" Farabaugh

We are dedicating this, the 15th Bean Blossom BikerFest, to our Founder and Mentor, Michael “Balls” Farabaugh, who left us in March.

Michael “Balls” Farabaugh, along with his wife Debby, was the founder of Bean Blossom BikerFest. He had a vision of bringing the motorcycle party “back to Bean Blossom.” So…the Bean Blossom BikerFest was born 15 years ago in 2002.

Over the years, Balls has been a driving force in the motorcycle rights arena. He began in the early seventies when government was attempting to regulate the ever-popular choppers with their ape hanger handle bars, stretched forks and loud pipes. If you have ever heard Balls tell the story about Freedom Fighters gathering on the lawn of the Statehouse burning their helmets, you will never forget it! His fight for motorcycle rights continued throughout the years. He was involved in organizing ABATE of Indiana and was the Executive Director from 1978 to 1990. He founded the national “Meeting of the Minds” from which emerged a National Steering Committee and the Motorcycle Riders Foundation.

15th annual BikerFest | September 5-10, 2017

Welcome to the 15th anniversary of the Bean Blossom Bikerfest!

"Southern Indiana's Best Old School Biker Party"


TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE GATE.....We are now a 21 & over event...

We are updating the website and our Facebook page daily, keep checking back often and make sure you like and follow our Facebook page.

So much to do at BikerFest....

  • Daily Live Entertainment
  • Ridge Runners Bar with Full Bar, Corn Hole, Hillbilly Golf, Contests & Games, and the World Famous Hairy Mary Bloody Mary's!
  • Hilarious Field Events & Redneck Olympics
  • Titillating Hoosier Honey's Contest
  • Ride In Bike Show - Judged and Prizes
  • Acoustic Music - Fingers and Sunshine & Rossel and Friends | Ridge Runners Juke Joint Bar

CAMPING is available through Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground. Special camping rates apply and reservations are handled by the park staff. For more info and rates, contact the office at 800.414.4677. Campsites will sell out so reserve your spot today.

Golf cart rentals are available through Cunningham Golf Carts - call to reserve your cart - 800.456.1577.

Due to legal liabilities and insurance policies, we are now an adult only - 21 & over event.

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Meet Courtneyjean, our 2017 Bean Blossom Bikerfest Babe.....she will be onsite throughout the weekend signing posters.













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