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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

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

Tri Kappa Tour of Homes, September 30-October 2
Downtown Madison area, 800-559-2956

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.

October

Friendship Music Festival - Bluegrass in the Valley, October 1-2
Friendship, 812-689-7431
Live regional Bluegrass bands in Friendship, IN.   Music, and food!  Sat 11 am-6 pm, Sun 11 am-4 pm.

Rural Heritage Tour, October 1-2
Vevay, Switzerland County, 812-593-5726

Tri Kappa Tour of Homes, October 1-2
Downtown Madison area, 800-559-2956

Harvest Festival & Hayrides, October 1
Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, Evansville, 812-479-0771

Corn Maze & Fall Fun at Lyles Station, October 1-30
Lyles Station Historic School & Museum, Princeton, 812-385-2534

Wine Down to the Weekend, October 6
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.

Navy Bean Fall Festival, October 7-8
Downtown Rising Sun, Main & Front Streets, 812-438-2750
Navy bean soup, vendors, kid's rides and more!

Seaplane Splash-In, October 7-8
Downtown Rising Sun, Main & Front Streets, 812-438-2750
Seaplanes flying on and off the Ohio River.

Art on the Green, October 7-9
French Lick Town Green, French Lick, 812-936-3030

Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew, October 8
Broadway to Jefferson St., Madison,  812-265-3135

Wine Down to the Weekend, October 13
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.

Zimmerman Glasstoberfest, October 14-15
Zimmerman Art Glass Factory, Corydon, 888-738-2137

Newburgh Ghost Walks, October 14-16
Downtown Newburgh, 812-853-2815
The annual Ghost Walks are an interesting walk through the streets of Historic Downtown Newburgh.  The tour guides share some of the spookier legends of Newburgh’s history.  Learn about the Civil War, Underground Railroad; as well as Newburgh river lore.  You will meet some of ghosts of the townspeople as they share stories from the past.  Tours are available Friday, October 14th from 6-9pm; Saturday, October 15th from 5-9pm & Sunday, October 16th from 5-8pm.  This event cost $5-$9- Advance tickets are suggested as tours fill quickly. 

Wandering Owl Beer & Wine Trail, October 15
Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, Evansville, 812-479-0771

Crawford County Sorghum Festival, October 15
Crawford County High School, Marengo, 812-338-3330

Fort Vallonia Days, October 15-16
Downtown Vallonia, 812-524-1914

Wine Down to the Weekend, October 20
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.

All Hallows Eve, Thiebaud Farmstead, October 21-22
Vevay, 812-427-3560

Ghostly Stroll Walking Parade, October 22
Downtown Newburgh, 812-853-2815

Corydon Extravaganza Vintage, Antiques & Art, October 22-23
Harrison County Fairgrounds, Corydon, 812-267-4101

Wine Down to the Weekend, October 27
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.

Mystery at the Mansion Dinner Theatre, October 28-29
Hillforest Museum, Aurora, 812-926-0087
Experience a fun filled evening of mystery and mayhem presented by the Rivertown Players.  A full dinner served in the Hillforest parlors is included.  Cost: Members  $35, Non-members $40.  Reservations are required and may be placed by calling 812-926-0087 or visit www.hillforest.org.

November

Christmas Casino, November 3-January 1
Rising Star Casino Resort, Rising Sun, 812-438-1234
Beautiful decorations and family fun

Geocahing with Abe, November 4-6
Lincoln State Park, Lincoln City, 812-937-4710

Craft & Barrel, November 5
Downtown Princeton, 812-449-5551

18th Annual Muster on the Wabash (Living History Event), November 5-6
Fort Knox II, Vincennes, 812-886-0400

Art in the Wild, November 12
Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, Evansville, 812-479-0771

Deal with the Dealers, November 12
Participating antique stores in Madison, 812-273-3040

Madison Craft Show, November 12,
Madison Armory, Madison, 812-273-3756

Trains on Main, November 19-January 8
Heritage Hall, 214 Main Street, Rising Sun, 812-756-0654

A Victorian Christmas Exhibit, November 20-December 30
Hillforest Museum, Aurora, 812-926-0087
Experience the warmth and charm of 160-year-old Hillforest as it is decorated for a true Victorian past Christmas.  Regular admission charged. 1-5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.

Festival of Trees and Host of Angels, November 25
Lanthier Winery, Madison, 812-273-2409

Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes, November 25-26
Downtown Madison area, 800-559-2956

Light Up Corydon, November 26
Historic Corydon Downtown Square, Corydon, 888-738-2137

USAP Antique Tractor Pull, November 27-29
Gibson County Fairgrounds, Princeton, 270-929-5669

December

Christmas Market at the Historical Museum, December 2 & 3
Ohio County Historical Museum, Rising Sun, 812-438-4915
Crafts, jewelry, antiques, and more! 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes, December 2 & 3
Downtown Madison area, 800-559-2956

A Victorian Christmas Exhibit, December 1-30
Hillforest Museum, Aurora, 812-926-0087
Experience the warmth and charm of 160-year-old Hillforest as it is decorated for a true Victorian past Christmas.  Regular admission charged. 1-5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.

Victorian Christmas Tea Time, December 3
Hillforest Museum, Aurora, 812-926-0087
Tour Hillforest’s Victorian Christmas exhibit and enjoy a festive three-course tea in the Hillforest parlors featuring delicious seasonal treats and flavored tea. Members   $28,  Non-members $30.  For reservations call 812-926-0087 or visit www.hillforest.org.

Madison Handmade Market, December 3
Little Golden Fox, 602 W. Main, Madison, 812-274-1080

Lighted Snowflake Christmas Parade, December 3
Downtown Princeton, 812-385-0999

Victorian Christmas Tea Time, December 6
Hillforest Museum, Aurora, 812-926-0087
Tour Hillforest’s Victorian Christmas exhibit and enjoy a festive three-course tea in the Hillforest parlors featuring delicious seasonal treats and flavored tea. Members   $28,  Non-members $30.  For reservations call 812-926-0087 or visit www.hillforest.org.

Victorian Christmas Tea Time, December 8
Hillforest Museum, Aurora, 812-926-0087
Tour Hillforest’s Victorian Christmas exhibit and enjoy a festive three-course tea in the Hillforest parlors featuring delicious seasonal treats and flavored tea. Members   $28,  Non-members $30.  For reservations call 812-926-0087 or visit www.hillforest.org.

Christmas on the Square, December 10
Orleans Congress Square, Orleans, 812-865-9930

A Country Christmas, December 10
Vevay, Switzerland County, 812-593-5726

Santa on the Square, December 10
Downtown Princeton, 812-449-5551

Holiday Gift Show, December 10
Crawford County 4-H Park, Marengo, 812-338-2352

Santa on the Square, December 17
Downtown Princeton, 812-449-5551


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