Every September, the James Dean Festival takes place in Fairmount (Indiana, United States of America).
James Byron Dean was a boy who spent his childhood in Fairmount, became a famous actor and died in 1955 at age 24 in a car accident in Cholame (California). You may know him from East of Eden, Rebel without a cause and Giant, which are the only three movies he starred in.
Lots of things take place during the festival, such as a tractor-pulling race, a James Dean look-alike contest and a car show. If you come join the fans this event draws each year, you will be able to enjoy live music and parades as well.
This four-day long remembrance celebration begins Thursday, September 25th and ends Sunday, September 28th. Why not come have some fun?
By the way, I bet you did not know that Jim Davis, creator of Garfield, was raised in Fairmount as well, did you?
“Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.”
Iria Mayán Tejedor