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July

Marengo 4th of July Festival, July 1-3
Marengo, 812-365-2158

Daviess County July 4th Bicentennial Celebrations, July 1-10
Daviess County, 812-254-5262

Thunder Over Patoka, July 2
Newton Stewart State Recreation Area, Patoka Lake, 812-685-2464

Indiana... The Best of the Midwest, July 2
Verastau Museum, Aurora, 812-926-0087
Celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial with an evening of hometown fun on the lawn of Veraestau.  Delicious country dishes, wine, live musical entertainment, and much more will be featured.  Come for the party and stay for the show as the evening will end with a BANG with the viewing of Aurora’s firework display at 10:00 p.m. from the best vantage point in all Aurora.  Reservations required.  Cost: Hillforest and Indiana Landmark Members $45.00, Non-members $50.00.  For reservations call 812-926-0087 or visit www.hillforest.org.

Newburgh Fireworks Celebration, July 2
Old Lock & Dam Park, Newburgh
5-9 p.m. At 5 pm the streets close and the games begin.  It is an old fashion summer social with food, games and music. What makes it special is the location at the Old Lock and Dam Park which is on the banks of the Ohio River. The Fireworks begin at 9 pm – it’s one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in area! Free.

Independence Day Celebration, July 4
Otwell Community Center Grounds, Otwell, 812-354-1137

Shiner Pride Car Show, July 10
Main Street, Rising Sun, 888-776-4786
Car, truck & bike show along the beautiful Ohio River waterfront and downtown Rising Sun. Admission: Free for spectators

Crawford County 4-H Fair, July 10-16
Crawford County 4-H Park, Marengo, 812-338-9000

Pike County Fair, July 10-16
Pike County Fairgrounds, Petersburg, 812-354-6838

Gibson County Fair, July 10-16
Gibson County Fairgrounds, Princeton, 812-385-3445

Movies & Music On Main Street, July 15
Downtown Rising Sun, 812-438-2755
Time: Live music begins at 6:00 pm. Movie at dusk. Music: Tyler Brindley-Movie: Norm of the North

Big Doin's ~ Old Fashioned Tent Chautauqua & Art Fair, July 16
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Switzerland County Historical Museum, 208 East Market Street, Vevay, 812-427-3560

Red Skelton Festival, July 16
Vincennes University Campus, Vincennes, 812-886-0400

"The American Girl" Day Camps for Girls, July 18-22
Hillforest Museum, Aurora, 812-926-0087
Girls ages 5-14 will have a great time learning of the history of the “American Girl” doll series and participating in crafts, playing dress-up for a take home photo, and taking part in a little lady tea.  Cost:  $30.00 per child.  Call 812-926-0087 or log on to www.hillforest.org for reservations.

Bluegrass on the Square, July 23
Historic Corydon Downtown Square, Corydon, 888-738-2137

Jackson County 4-H Fair, July 24-30
Jackson County Fairgrounds, Brownstown, 812-358-2751

August

Oakland City Sweet Corn Festival, August 2-6
Oakland City, 812-677-0728

Old Settler Festival, August 4-6
Odon City Park, Odon, 812-686-8218

Reitz Home Mystery Event, August 13
Reitz Home Museum, Evansville, 812-426-1871
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with cast party following event at the Reitz Home Museum gardens & veranda 224 SE 1st St, Evansville, IN 47713. Admission & rsvp required.

Rising Sun Regatta, August 13-14
Downtown Rising Sun, 888-776-4786
Powerboat racing action on the Ohio River. Arts & crafts, food vendors. Kids activities and live music on Saturday night. Admission: Free for spectators

Movies & Music On Main Street, August 19
Downtown Rising Sun, 812-438-2755
Time: Live music begins at 6:00 pm. Movie at dusk. Music: NightSong – Movie: Jurassic World

Holiday World's "Rock the World" Christian Music Fest, August 20
Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Santa Claus, 877-463-2645

Whispering Beard Folk Festival, August 25-28
Old Mill Campground, Friendship, 615-382-1708
Over 35 folk bands, Old Mill Campground in Friendship valley starting at 11:30 am each day.  Camping available.  Adm chg.

Bacon, Blues, and Brew - Music and Arts Festival, August 26-28
Walhill Farm, Batesville, 812-934-2600
Three days of music, art, food, drink, and happy people at Walhill Farm in Batesville.  Enjoy live music and artists booths.

Bluegrass on the Square, August 27
Historic Corydon Downtown Square, Corydon, 888-738-2137

September

Wine Down to the Weekend, September 1
Reitz Home Museum, Evansville, 812-426-1871
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Reitz Home Museum gardens & veranda 224 SE 1st St, Evansville, IN 47713. Music supported by The Mesker Music Trust, Administered by Fifth Third Bank, open to the public, free admission, no rsvp, 21 and over.

Wine, Cheese & Art Festival, September 2
Corner of Main & 2nd, Washington, 812-254-5262

9th Annual Salute to Veterans of WWII (Living History Event), September 3-4
Indiana Military Museum, 812-886-0400

Wine Down to the Weekend, September 8
Reitz Home Museum, Evansville, 812-426-1871
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Reitz Home Museum gardens & veranda 224 SE 1st St, Evansville, IN 47713. Music supported by The Mesker Music Trust, Administered by Fifth Third Bank, open to the public, free admission, no rsvp, 21 and over.

White River Valley Antique Show, September 8-11
Daviess County Fairgrounds, Elnora, 812-345-0064

Daviess County Turkey Trot Festival, September 8-11
Ruritan Park, Montgomery, 812-254-0938

Paoli Fall Festival, September 9-11
Paoli Square, Paoli, 812-723-4769

Lanesville Heritage Festival, Sept. 9-11
Lanesville Heritage Park, Lanesville, 812-952-2027

Pioneer Skills Demonstrations, September 10
Lincoln State Park & Col. Jones Home, Lincoln City, 812-937-4710
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn pioneer skills like doll making, butter making, and hearth cooking.

NMLRA National Champion Shoot, September 10-18
National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, Friendship, 812-667-5131
Muzzle loading rifle competition, living history encampment, events, lectures, classes, youth activities, and rifle museum in Friendship. Hours vary. Parking & adm chg.  Located on the east side of Friendship, on State Route 62.

Wine Down to the Weekend, September 15
Reitz Home Museum, Evansville, 812-426-1871
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Reitz Home Museum gardens & veranda 224 SE 1st St, Evansville, IN 47713. Music supported by The Mesker Music Trust, Administered by Fifth Third Bank, open to the public, free admission, no rsvp, 21 and over.

Movies & Music On Main Street, September 16
Downtown Rising Sun, 812-438-2755
Time: Live music begins at 6:00 pm. Free admission.

Halloween Weekends at Lake Rudolph, September 16-17
Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort, 877-478-3657

Fall Classic Friday Night on the Square, September 16, 6-10 pm
Salem Square, Salem, 812-883-4303

Block Bash, September 16-18
French Lick Town Green, French Lick, 812-936-3030

Golden Heritage Days Festival, September 16-18
Courthouse Square, Princeton, 812-385-2134

Milltown Festival, September 16-18
Milltown, 812-633-4843

Autumn Music Festival, September 16-18
Schwartz Family Restaurant, Eckerty, 812-338-9000

Ripley County Celebrates Indiana's Bicentennial, September 17
Ripley County, 812-689-7431
Celebrate Indiana with us as we welcome the Bicentennial Torch throughout Ripley County.  Stops in Versailles, Osgood, Batesville, Sunman, & Milan. Starting at noon.

26th Annual Knox County Chili Cook-Off, September 17
Patrick Henry Drive, Downtown Vincennes, 812-886-0400

Honest Abe Trail Run, September 18
Lincoln State Park, Lincoln City, 317-850-9638

114th Annual Versailles Pumpkin Show, September 21-25
Courthouse Square, Versailles, 812-689-7431Indiana's Oldest Festival!  Family fun, clean & safe rides; Sat parade, 10:30 am with Giant Pumpkins.  Rides for all ages, art show, craft exhibits, live entertainment, music and more in downtown Versailles on the Courthouse Square, 5 pm-10 pm nightly. ; Sunday 1 pm-5pm.  No adm chg.

Wine Down to the Weekend, September 22
Reitz Home Museum, Evansville, 812-426-1871
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Reitz Home Museum gardens & veranda 224 SE 1st St, Evansville, IN 47713. Music supported by The Mesker Music Trust, Administered by Fifth Third Bank, open to the public, free admission, no rsvp, 21 and over.

Halloween Weekends at Lake Rudolph, September 23-24
Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort, 877-478-3657

Old Eckerty Days, September 23-24
Eckerty, 812-613-0014

Kiwanis 27th Annual Apple Festival, September 24-25
Liberty Park, Batesville, 812-934-3201
Arts, crafts, entertainment, vendors, games, apples, Liberty Park in Batesville.  Sat 11 am-6 pm, Sun 11 am-4 pm.  No adm chg.

Happy Halloween Weekends at Holiday World, September 24-25
Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Santa Claus, 877-463-2645

Wine Down to the Weekend, September 29
Reitz Home Museum, Evansville, 812-426-1871
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Reitz Home Museum gardens & veranda 224 SE 1st St, Evansville, IN 47713. Music supported by The Mesker Music Trust, Administered by Fifth Third Bank, open to the public, free admission, no rsvp, 21 and over.

Seymour Oktoberfest, September 29-October 1
Downtown Seymour, 812-524-1914

Halloween Weekends at Lake Rudolph, September 30-October 1
Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort, 877-478-3657

Historic Newburgh Theatre, September 30-October 2
Historic Newburgh Theatre Series presents always funny and intriguing community theatre.  2016 will mark the 5th year of the Newburgh Theatre Series. Productions will be the Friday, Sept 30 at 7:30pm; Saturday, October 1 at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 2 at 2:00pm.  Purchase your ticket in advance at Historic Newburgh, Inc. by calling 812-853-2815. $15 per ticket.


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