Mentone is the self-proclaimed “Egg Basket of the Midwest” because of prolific commercial egg production in the area, and holds an Egg Festival annually to celebrate their heritage.
At the beginning of June, Mentone comes alive with the annual Egg Festival. Three days of entertainment, sporting events, arts and crafts, car shows and an egg-citing parade draw visitors to Mentone’s vintage business district.
From September to November, you can get lost in the corn maze at Goshert Farms! Enjoy a Kiddie Straw Maze, Corn Pit, and a Petting Zoo amoungst their displays of pumpkins, gourds, mums, Indiana Corn, and corn stalks. Goshert Farms is also home to K&K Soy Products, 100% soy wax candles that burn 99% soot free and contain high- quality fragrance oils.
The Bell Aircraft Museum, located downtown near the crossroads of Indiana SR 19 & 25, is a memorial to local legend and aviation pioneer Lawrence D. Bell. Visitors can see Mr. Bell’s private collection of aircraft and aviation memorabilia.
Did you know?
- A large concrete egg stands near the town center and is considered locally to be the “Largest Egg in the World.” Though there is a competition with the town of Winlock, Washington, who claims they have the world’s largest egg.
- Lawrence Bell, founder of Bell Aircraft Corporation, was born in Mentone. The firm produced such significant aviation contributions as the nation’s first jet propelled airplane, world’s first commercial helicopter, and the Bell X-1A.
- Located in the former Bell Memorial Library is the home of Robert Hudson where you can see his amazing art gallery collction of Native American oil paintings, murals of Indiana, paintings of people and pencil work nudes.