Freetown July Festival is a tradition in our small town since 1936. We are the "really small town" next to the "small town" made famous by Jackson County native John Mellencamp. Freetown is located 10 miles west of Seymour, Indiana, the hometown of John Mellencamp and 2009 Miss America Katie Stam. We proudly sponsor this celebration as "A Festival for the Family." Depending on the activities planned, this two or three day event is scheduled annually the second weekend of July. Some of our events include the following activities.