In The Community
Community Events Happening in the Southern Indiana Region
A. Lincoln: A Pioneer TaleJune 7-29 @ Lincoln Amphitheatre, Lincoln City | 800/264-4223 | www.lincolnamphitheatre.org
Longhorn Cattle ShowJune 15 @ Gibson County Fairgrounds, Princeton | 618/780-5365
Sculpt EVV OpensJune 15 @ Haynie's Corner Art District, Evansville | www.sculptevv.org Sculpt EVV juried outdoor sculpture show celebrates the City of Evansville's bicentennial (1812-2012) as well as the commitment to an art-filled future. The newly dedicated Arts District outdoor gallery and adjacent sculpture park are the venues for the exhibition's approximately 10-12 artworks, as well as the commitment to an art-filled future. The newly dedicated Arts District outdoor gallery and adjacent sculpture park are the venues for the exhibition's approximately 10-12 artworks.
Lanier Civil War DaysJune 15-16 @ Lanier Mansion, Madison | 812/ | www.indianamuseum.org/sites/lani.html 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $3 per adult; $1 per child. Enjoy a weekend of Civil War encampment, historic trades fair, local history talks, musical performances and re-enactors, children’s building apprentice station and old toys during the Lanier Civil War Days event.
NMLRA National Spring ShootJune 15-16 @ Friendship | 812667-5131/ | www.nmlra.org Muzzle loading rifle competition, living history events and encampment, and rifle museum in Friendship. Hours vary. Admission charged.
"The American Girl" Day Camps for GirlsJune 17-20 @ Hillforest Victorian House Museum, Aurora | 812/26-0087 | hillforest.org Girls ages 5-14 will have a great time learning of the history of the "American Girl" doll series and participating in crafts, games, and a little lady tea. Each camp is one day. Cost: $25.00 per child.
Haubstadt SommerfestJune 20-22 @ Old Haubstadt Gym Grounds, Haubstadt | 812/768-6637 | www.haubstadtsommerfest.com
Daviess County FairJune 21-29 @ Daviess County Fairgrounds, Elnora | 812/ | www.daviesscofair.com
Adventures With Nature Field DayJune 22 @ Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area, Hoosier National Forest | 812/547-7051 | www.fs.usda.gov/hoosier
Lyles Station Juneteenth CelebrationJune 22 @ Lyles Station, Princeton | 812/385-2534 | www.lylesstation.org
Bluegrass on the SquareJune 22 @ Hurley D. Conrad Memorial Bandstand, Historic Downtown Corydon | 888/738-2137 | www.thisisindiana.org
The Laufenfest 5k Run, Walk, & Lil’ Dutch RunJune 22 @ Old Haubstadt Gym, Haubstadt | www.laufenfest.com
Harrison County SummerfestJune 22 @ Harrison County Fairgrounds, Historic Downtown Corydon | 888/738-2137 | www.harrisoncountysummerfest.com
Gibson County Antique Machinery ShowJune 28-30 @ Gibson County Fairgrounds, Princeton | 812/664-0306 | www.gibsoncountytractor.com
F.A.R.M. Club Antique Tractor & Engine ShowJune 28-30 @ Ripley County Fairgrounds, Osgood | 812/654-3949 | www.farmclubonline.com Featuring: International Harvester. Grandstand events: KOI Truck & ATV Drags, Go-Kart Racing & Lawn Mower Derby, truck and tractor pulls. Steam engines, threshing, hay press, demonstrations and more.
A Taste of TuscanyJune 29 @ Hillforest Victorian House Museum, Aurora | 812/926-0087 | www.hillforest.org The event includes a delicious three-course dinner, wine, live music, and much more. The Aurora Firecracker Festival Firecracker display will be viewed at 10:00 p.m. from the wonderful vantage point at Veraestau overlooking the Ohio River Valley. Cost: $50.00 per person. Call 812-926-0087 or log on to www.hillforest.org for reservations.
Paddle with your PoochJune 29 @ Bluegrass Fish & Wildlife Area, Elberfeld | 812/479-0771 ext. 105 | www.wesselmannaturesociety.org
Kiwanis Club of Corydon Annual FireworksJuly 3 @ Old Capitol Golf Club, Corydon | 812/738-1155 | www.thisisindiana.org
Traditional Fourth of July CelebrationJuly 4 @ Atheneum, New Harmony | 812/682-4488 | www.usi.edu/hnh Annual celebration featuring patriotic speeches, music, and a community picnic. Festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Atheneum, 401 N. Arthur St., New Harmony, Indiana, and continue at Maclure Park on Church St. Co-sponsored by Historic New Harmony, New Harmony Kiwanis Club, and the Working Men’s Institute.
4th of July Fireworks ShowJuly 4 @ Gibson County Fairgrounds, Princeton | 812/385-3445
Independence CelebrationJuly 4 @ Otwell Community Center Grounds, Otwell | 812/354-1278 | www.pikecountyin.org
Madison RegattaJuly 5-7 @ Vaughn Dr., Madison | 812/265-5000 | www.madisonregatta.com 200MPH Hydroplane racing; limited class racing, vintage boats, air show, fireworks, musical entertainment, food.
Perry County 4-H FairJuly 5-13 @ 4-H Fairgrounds, Perry County | 812/547-7084
Fences by August WilsonJuly 5-14 @ Murphy Auditorium, New Harmony | 812/682-3115 | www.newharmonytheatre.com Character Troy Maxon is an aging athlete who never had the chance to break the color barrier in major league baseball and now struggles against the daily hardships besetting him. Fences conveys both the greatness and fallibility that co-habit the heart of a man denied the greater opportunities, struggling to survive as an individual and provide for a family in a 1950s steel town.
Thunder Over PatokaJuly 6 @ Patoka Lake Beach | 812/819-6916 | www.patokalakeindiana.com The sparkling lights from the shore light up the beach area while boaters view the fireworks from the waters. Fireworks begins at 10 p.m. and may be viewed from many areas surrounding the lake.
Independence Day WeekendJuly 6-7 @ O'Bannon Woods State Park, Corydon | 812/738-8234 | interpretiveservices.in.gov 1800's Living Pioneer Farmstead Day on Saturday, July 6 & Sunday, July 7 from 10 am to 4 pm. Farmstead features a working blacksmith shop, pioneer home, tomahawk throws and pioneer demonstrations of all kinds. There will be an 1850 Hay Press demonstration from 1:00-1:30pm.
Crawford County 4-H FairJuly 6-13 @ Crawford County 4-H Community Park | 812/338-2352 | www.crawfordcountyindiana.com The 2013 Crawford County 4H fair will be held on July 13-20 at the 4H Community Park located on Hwy 66 across from the High School. Event is host to 4H exhibits nightly, lots of food, music, demonstrations, queen contest, and much more
The Gibson County FairJuly 7-13 @ Gibson County Fairgrounds, Princeton | 812/385-3445 | www.gibsoncountyfair.com
Battle of Corydon ReenactmentJune 12-14 @ Hayswood Nature Reserve, Corydon | 812/738-2137 | www.corydonbattlepark.com The blast of cannons and the piercing ring of reveille will punctuate southern Indiana’s countryside as soldiers reenact the famous Civil War Battle of Corydon, which originally took place July 9, 1863. Events, such as an on-field reenactment, demonstrations, an encampment and military ball are held at Hayswood Nature Reserve just a short distance from the historic battlefield. A special reenactment of Morgan’s Raid will gallop into downtown Corydon on Saturday at high noon, just as they did in 1863 with Confederate soldiers pillaging local shops, homes and buildings. In addition to the downtown raid and the Battle of Corydon Reenactment, other activities include a lecture on Civil War history by, none other than Abe Lincoln himself portrayed by Larry Elliot, a ladies tea, a lighthearted military ball, various historic demonstrations and a memorial service for the fallen soldiers.
Daviess County 4-H FairJuly 12-19 @ Eastside Park 4-H Building, Washington | 812/254-8668 | www.daviesscounty.net County 4-Her's display various exhibits, livestock shows and a Thursday auction caps off the event. Refreshments are available on the grounds.
Morgan's Raid activitiesJuly 13 @ Corydon Capitol State Historic Sites, Corydon | 812/738-4890 | www.thisisindiana.org Prior to the downtown Raid re-enactment at noon, children can make toy Civil War soldiers in the Capitol for $1.
Pike County 4-H FairJuly 13-21 @ Hornady Park Fairgrounds, Petersburg | 812/354-6838 | www.pikecountyin.org Rodeo on July 19 & 20, Demo Derby on July 21
154th Harrison County FairJuly 14-20 @ Harrison County Fairgrounds, Corydon | 812/738-4025 | www.thisisindiana.org 154th Harrison County Fair. Carnival rides and games, food booths, nightly grandstand entertainment, 4-H livestock shows and sales.
33rd ABATE BoogieJuly 18-21 @ Lawrence County Recreational Park, Springville | 800/232-2283 | www.abateofindiana.org The Midwest's Best Biker Fest! Live bands, motorcycle rodeo, ride in bike show, swap meet, tattoo & arm wrestling contests, win a new Harley, Hoosier Honeys, scenic bike ride, free camping.
Cotton Patch Gospel by Tom Key and Russell Treyz, music and lyrics by Harry ChapinJuly 19-August 4 @ Murphy Auditorium, New Harmony | 812/682-3115 | www.newharmonytheatre.com A humorous and heartwarming bluegrass musical, Cotton Patch Gospel retells the New Testament from a Southern perspective that begins when the baby Jesus is born in an abandoned trailer behind a motel in Gainesville, Georgia.A single storyteller performs multiple roles with help from his band of disciples.
Reptile Discovery DayJuly 20 @ Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve | 812/479-0771 ext. 102 | www.wesselmannaturesociety.org
Gibson County Theatre Company Presents "Broadway to Broadway" July 26-28 @ Gibson County Fairgrounds Activities Building, Princeton
| 812/386-0900 | www.gibsoncountytheatre.org
Bluegrass on the SquareJuly 27 @ Hurley D. Conrad Memorial Bandstand, Historic Downtown Corydon | 812/738-2137 |
Evansville Germania Mannerchor VolksfestAugust 2-4 @ Germania Mannerchor, Evansville | wwwevansvillegermania.com Kraut, sausages, bands and beer gardens. You'll find all that and laderhosen, too! The Germania Mannerchor Volksfest is an Evansville tradition that celebrates our German Heritage starting at lunch and ending well into the evening. 21+ after 2 p.m.
Koch Planetarium Laser Light Show August 3-18 @ Evansville Museum, Evansville | 812/425-2406 | www.emuseum.org Laser light shows return to the Koch Planetarium August 3-18 at 6:00 p.m.. Each show will feature multi-color, laser light effects and animations set to the beat of music, projected onto the planetarium dome with a backdrop of stars.
Family Fun FairAugust 3 @ Falls of the Ohio State Park | 812/280-9970 | www.fallsoftheohio.org
Oakland City Sweet Corn FestivalAugust 6-10 @ Wirth Park, Oakland City | 812/677-0728 | www.oaklandcitylions.com
Old Settler FestivalAugust 6-10 @ Odon City Park, Odon | 812/636-8218 | www.daviesscounty.net
Movie Under the StarsAugust 10 @ French Lick Scenic Railway, French Lick | 800/748-7246 | www.frenchlickscenicrailway.org Take a train ride to our outdoor movie area for a relaxing family experience. The train will depart around 1 hour prior to sunset with a 35 minute trip to the movie area. Refreshments are available and guests are encouraged to bring blankets or folding lawn chairs. Check website for exact departure time and movie listings.
Collectors Carnival Antiques & Collectibles ShowAugust 10-11 @ Vanderburgh Co. 4-H Center, Evansville | 812/471-9419 | www.collectorscarnivalshows.com/ Collectors Carnival Antiques & Collectibles Show will be held at the Vanderburgh Co. 4-H Center 100 quality dealers in 2 air-conditioned buildings plus outside field spaces selling antiques and vintage collectibles from the 1970's and beyond.
Madison RibberfestAugust 16-17 @ Bicentennial Park, Madison | 800/559-2956 | www.madisonribberfest.com Two-day treat for the taste buds! Madison, Indiana State Barbecue Cook-off and Blues Music Festival.
Reitz Home 21st Annual Mystery EventAugust 17 @ | 812/426-1871 | www.reitzhome.com/ In this regular who-done-it, local celebrities star in a mystery only visitors can solve inside the historic Reitz Home. Drinks and dinner follow, and the murder mystery is solved! 5:30 p.m.
21st Annual MysteryAugust 17 @ Reitz Home Museum & Aztar, Evansville | 812/426-1871 | www.reitzhome.com
"A Roar of Thunder" Riverboat Regatta August 17-18 @ Lesko Park, Aurora | 877/571-6004 | www.thunderregatta.com Enjoy the 15th year of tunnel boat racing on the Ohio River. Aurora is on the Powerboat Superleague points circuit. Food available.
Whispering Beard Folk FestivalAugust 23-25 @ Old Mill Campground, Friendship | 615/428-3264 | www.whisperingbeard.com Over 35 folk bands in Friendship's Old Mill Campground starting at 11:30 am each day. Camping available.
Frog FolliesAugust 23-25 @ Vanderburgh Co. 4-H Center, Evansville | 812/428-FROG | www.frogfollies.org Since 1975, each August, the E'ville Iron Street Rod Club has put on a rod run for street rod owners. At the first event, there were 44 registered street rods. Since then, the event has grown to to an average of 4,000 street rods! These "Froggers" provide fun for the whole family with games, activities and dances during the weekend. The automotive swap meet is one of the largest in the United States and the commercial street rod vendor area has over 600 spaces and the used parts section of the swap meet area continues to grow each year.
Earth Discovery DayAugust 24 @ Falls of the Ohio State Park | 812/280-9970 | www.fallsoftheohio.org
Bluegrass on the SquareAugust 24 @ Hurley D. Conrad Memorial Bandstand, Historic Downtown Corydon | 888/738-2137 | www.thisisindiana.org
Wine, Cheese and Art FestivalAugust 30 @ Washington | 812/254-5262 | www.daviesscounty.net
Family Fun Day on the GreenAugust 31 @ French Lick Town Green, Frenc Lick | 812/936-3418 | ww.visitfrenchlickwestbaden.com Join us for a day filled with family entertainment! Food, music and activities the entire family will enjoy
Lyles Station New Beginnings Celebration & 5K Run/WalkAugust 31 @ Lyles Station Historic School & Museum, Princeton | 812/385-2535 | www.lylesstation.org
Daviess County Amish Quilt AuctionAugust 31 @ Simon J. Graber Community Building, Cannelburg | 812/486-3491 | www.daviesscounty.net
Lyles Station New Beginnings Bicycle RideSeptember 1 @ Lyles Station Historic School & Museum, Princeton | 812/385-2535 | www.lylesstation.org
Heartland Half Marathon & 5KSeptember 1 @ Jasper Riverwalk | 812/482-9115 | www.heartlandhalfmarathon.com
20th Annual Juried Art ExhibitSeptember 4-29 @ Jasper Community Arts, Jasper | 812/482-3070 | www.jasperarts.org
White River Valley Antique ShowSeptember 5-8 @ Daviess County Fairground, Elnora | 812/345-0064 | www.wrvas.com
Turkey Trot FestivalSeptember 5-8 @ Ruritan Park,
Montgomery | 812/254-0938 | www.daviesscounty.net
Archaeology DaySeptember 7 @ Dubois County Museum, Jasper | 812/634-7733 | www.duboiscountymuseum.org
Music on the HillSeptember 7 @ Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, Evansville | 812/479-0771 ext. 101 | www.wesselmannaturesociety.org
Salute to World War IISeptember 7-8 @ Indiana Military Museum, Vincennes | 812/882-4962 | www.indymilitary.com
Leavenworth RiverfestSeptember 7-8 @ Leavenworth | 812/734-5209 | www.crawfordcountyindiana.com
Arts and Crafts in the ParkSeptember 8 @ Newtown Park, Lawrenceburg | 812/926-3750 9am-5pm. 37th annual arts & crafts sale held in quaint city park. 160 booths of fine handmade crafts and fine arts. Food & restrooms available.
Winslow Community FestivalSeptember 13-14 @ Winslow Community Festival, Downtown Winslow | 812/789-2207 | www.pikecountyin.org
Halloween Weekends at Lake RudolphSeptember 13-14 @ Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort, Santa Claus | 877/478-3657 | www.lakerudolph.com Seven weekends of Halloween fun during September and October! Enjoy costume contests, bonfire ghost stories, trick-or-treating, site decorating, and more. It's fun for the entire family.
Canaan Fall Festival & Pony Express Mail RunSeptember 13-14 @ Downtown Canaan | 812/839-4770 | Pony express mail run w/special postmark, food, entertainment, frog contests, museum tours, flea market, Little Papoose Contest. Fri 9AM-10PM, Sat 8AM-10P
Holland Community FestivalSeptember 13-15 @ Holland Park, Holland | 812/536-3331
Archaeology DaySeptember 14 @ Falls of the Ohio State Park | 812/280-9970 | www.fallsoftheohio.org Sponsored by the Falls of the Ohio Archaeology Society. Enjoy educational displays with hands-on activities for the kids including: atlatl throwing, three sisters bracelets, corn grinding, mock dig, pottery making, using stone tools, and more! Adults - archaeologists are available to date your artifacts and explain how they were used.
Car FestSeptember 14 @ Downtown Petersburg | 812/354-9372 | www.pikecountyin.org
Paddle with your PoochSeptember 14 @ Bluegrass Fish & Wildlife Area, Elberfeld | 812/479-0771 ext. 105 | www.wesselmannaturesociety.org
"Halfway to St. Patty’s Day" Irish Road Bowling TournamentSeptember 14 @ Ireland | 812/482-4271 | stpat.irelandindiana.com
ICS Indiana State Championship Chili Cook-OffSeptember 14 @ Vincennes | 812/886-0400 | www.vincennescvb.org
20th Century Chevy Car FestivalSeptember 14-15 @ Eastside Park, Washington | 812/617-5580 | www.daviesscounty.net
NMLRA National Championship ShootSeptember 14-22 @ National Muzzle Loading Rifle, Friendship | 812/667-5131 | www.nmlra.org Muzzle loading rifle competition, living history events and encampment, and rifle museum in Friendship. Hours vary. Adm. chg.
Gasthof Village Fall Fest and Quilt AuctionSeptember 18-21 @ Gasthof Amish Village, Montgomery
| 812/486-4900 | www.gasthofamishvillage.com September 18-20 are preview days. Auction is September 21.
Milltown Community FestivalSeptember 20-22 @ Downtown Milltown | 812/739-2246 | www.townofmilltown.org
Block BashSeptember 20-22 @ French Lick Town Green, French Lick | 812/936-3030 | www.bearhollowwoodcarvers.com The nation's top eight chainsaw carvers compete for three days in the heart of French Lick. Event includes artists of all mediums, live music, food and bike show. Live auction of carved items.
Golden Heritage Days FestivalSeptember 20-22 @ Downtown Princeton | 812/385-2134 | www.gibsoncountychamber.org
Candlelight TourSeptember 21 @ Spring Mill State Park, Mitchell | 812/849-3534 | www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2968.htm
Rock the RocksSeptember 21 @ Falls of the Ohio State Park | 812/280-9970 | www.fallsoftheohio.org The 9th Annual Rock the Rocks - A Tribute to The Beatles is the Falls of the Ohio Foundation's annual fundraiser. Festivities that evening include dinner by Terri Lynn’s Catering, bourbon tasting, handcrafted beers from the New Albanian Brewing Company, wine tasting, live music by The Rigbys, a silent auction, fossil bed hike, viewing of the center's film, original exhibits, and new exhibit plans. Tickets are $75 each or $600 for a reserved table of eight, and the dress is casual. Proceeds will benefit The Falls of the Ohio Foundation’s educational mission. Call 812-283-4999 for tickets.
Anderson Woods Riverwalk Tasters FestSeptember 21 @ Jasper Riverwalk Park | 812/661-7188
NADAC Agility TrialSeptember 21 @ Gibson County Fairgrounds, Princeton | 812/568-3439
Civil War BallSeptember 21 @ Spencer County Courthouse, Rockport | 812/444-9252 | www.indianasabelincoln.org Celebrating the 151 years since the Civil War, the ball will feature authentic dances. Period clothing required. Light refreshments served.
Ferdinand Folk FestivalSeptember 21 @ 18th Street Park, Ferdinand | 812/367-2282 | www.ferdinandfolkfestival.com
Outdoor AdventuresSeptember 21 @ Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, Evansville | 812/479-0771 ext. 102 | www.wesselmannaturesociety.org
KunstfestSeptember 21-22 @ New Harmony | 812/682-3050 | www.newharmony.biz Annual festival held throughout downtown New Harmony. Featuring traditional German crafts, music, and food celebrating the Harmonist settlers. Sponsored by the New Harmony Business Associates.
100 Mile Bike RideSeptember 21-22 @ Ferdinand | 800/968-4578 | www.dcmultisport.com
67th Annual Persimmon FestivalSeptember 23-28 @ Downtown Mitchell | 812/849-4441 | www.persimmonfestival.org
Versailles Pumpkin ShowSeptember 25-29 @ Versailles | 812/689-7431 | www.ripleycountytourism.com/pumpkin Wednesday: King and Queen Contest; Thursday Prince and Princess Contest; Friday Talent Show; Saturday parade starts at 10:30 am with Giant Pumpkins; Sunday NEW this year 1-5 pm. Rides for all ages, food, contests, art show, craft exhibits, live entertainment, music and more 5-10 pm nightly.
Fall FestSeptember 26-28 @ Downtown Lawrenceburg | 812/539-3113 | www.lawrenceburgfallfest.net Annual festival, featuring top name entertainment, games, carnival rides, Bar-b-que contest and food.
Huntingburg HerbstfestSeptember 26-29 @ Huntingburg City Park, Huntingburg | 812/683-5699 | www.huntingburgchamber.org
Autumn Music FestivalSeptember 27-28 @ Schwartz Family Restaurant, Eckerty | 812/613-3494 | www.crawfordcountyindiana.com
Old Eckerty DaysSeptember 27-28 @ Downtown Eckerty | 812/613-0014 | www.eckertydays.com
Halloween Weekends at Lake RudolphSeptember 27-28 @ Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort, Santa Claus | 877/478-3657 | www.lakerudolph.com Seven weekends of Halloween fun during September and October! Enjoy costume contests, bonfire ghost stories, trick-or-treating, site decorating, and more. It's fun for the entire family.
Gibson County Theatre Company Presents, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"September 27-29 @ Gibson County Fairgrounds Activities Building, Princeton | 812/386-0900 | www.gibsoncountytheatre.org
31st Annual Native American DaysSeptember 27-29 @ Angel Mounds State Historic Site, Evansville | 812/853-3956 | www.angelmounds.org/events/native-american-days/ A culmination of everything Angel Mounds has to offer, Native American Days spans space and time to present a full narrative of Native American lifeways. The event includes numerous demonstrations and hands-on activities, an Indian market, performance area, and concessions. So whether you're into music and dancing, prehistoric tool technology, drum construction, children's games, or just love to shop and eat, this fun-filled weekend is for you.
Kid's DaySeptember 28 @ Downtown Jasper | 812/482-6866 | www.downtownjasper.org
11th Annual Funk in the City Haynie's Corner Art FestivalSeptember 28 @ Haynie's Corner, Evansville | 812/575-9138 | www.funkinthecity.com/ Located in the heart of the Haynie's Corner Arts District, Funk in the City features more than 100 artists/artisans from Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, Ohio, Arizona and Colorado. A portion of the proceeds help fund the fine arts programming at the Boys & Girls Club of Evansville.
40th Annual Vanderburgh County Extension Homemakers Fine Arts and Crafts ShowSeptember 28-29 @ Vanderburgh Co. 4-H Center, Evansville | 812/435-5287 | www.evansvillehomemakers.com/ Providing over 400 booths with vendors from 5 states offering only the finest handmade arts and crafts. Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $2 per person.
Madison Chautauqua Festival of ArtSeptember 28-29 @ Downtown Madison | 800/559-2956 | Premier outdoor juried fine arts & crafts event.
Southern Indiana Horseman’s Club Fall Trail RideSeptember 28-29 @ Tell City | 812/836-2052
Samara: Frank Lloyd Wright in Indiana September 29 @ Evansville Museum, Evansville | 812/425-2406 | www.emuseum.org