In The Community
Community Events Happening in the Southern Indiana Region
Annual Spring Old Court DaysMay 24-26 @ Jefferson County Courthouse, Madison | 812/273-6226 | www.visitmadison.org Browse through arts & crafts, collectibles, antiques, food booths, farmer’s market.
Timeless Classic Car ShowMay 25 @ Hornady Park, Petersburg | 812/354-9552
Southern Indiana UncorkedMay 25 @ Harrison County Fairgrounds, Corydon | 812/968-5510 | www.southernindianauncorked.com 6th annual wine and microbrew festival featuring wineries from across Indiana.
Twilight TourMay 25 @ West Baden Springs Hotel, West Baden Springs | 812/936-5870 | www.historiclandmarks.org Costumed interpreters portraying pivotal characters from the hotel’s fabled past. Reservations required. Sponsored by Indiana Landmarks.
Spirit of Vincennes RendezvousMay 25-26 @ Vincennes | 812/886-0400 | www.spiritofvincennes.org Take a step back in time and surround yourself with the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of the American Revolutionary War period during the Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous. Held on Saturday (9am-6pm) & Sunday (10am-5pm) EDT of Memorial Day weekend, enjoy authentic food prepared over open fires and browse through merchant tents that offer goods relative to the time period. A continuous line up of entertainment is offered and varies from year to year including battle re-enactments, period music, jugglers, fire eaters, story tellers, oxen demonstrations and more. Saturday hours: 9am - 6pm with battles at 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Sunday hours: 10am - 5pm with battles at 12 noon and 3:30pm. Gate admission,$2.00 with 15+ acres of parking. Adult admission, $8.00; Children 6-12 years, $2.00 and children under 5 years are FREE.
Civil War Days and Pioneer Memorial ServiceMay 25-27 @ Spring Mill State Park, Mitchell | 812/849-3534 | www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2968.htm Pioneer Village demonstrations, Civil War encampments, historical speakers, ladies tea, gristmill operates hourly. May 25 & 26 at 2:30 p.m., The Yankees vs the Confederate Battle re-enactment at Sycamore Field.
English Reunion FestivalMay 29-June 1 @ English | 812/946-1432 | www.crawfordcountyindiana.com
Beer CruiseMay 31 @ Patoka Lake Marina | 888/819-6916 | www.patokalakemarina.com Unspoiled views of Patoka Lake sunsets, combined with Upland Brewery beers and food pairings, make for a relaxing summer evening aboard the Patoka Voyager cruise boat. Admission includes five tastings of Indiana hand-crafted beers paired with five foods. Reservations required.
8th Annual Midwest Dragon Boat Racing FestivalJune 1 @ Eagles Crest Lake, Evansville | 812/575-9138 | www.midwestdragonboatracing.com This family-friendly, fast-paced competition in one of the fastest growing water sports! Twenty local, regional and neighboring-state teams pitch their party tents and give their all to compete for the regatta championship on Eagle Crest Lake on Evansville's eastside. Food, inflatables and other activities are available for the family. No admission charged to come and watch the fun. Time trials begin at 8AM.
Free Fishing WeekendJune 1 @ Sam Peden Community Park, New Albany | 812/ | www.fallsoftheohio.org/special_events.html Free outdoor activities, open to all ages. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Red Skelton FestivalJune 5-8 @ Vincennes | 800/886.6443 | www.redskeltonmuseum.org/events/red-skelton-festival Fun events including Hobo Day, World's Biggest Clown Birthday Party, Clown Pie Fight, Red Skelton Follies, Paint the Town Red Festival & Parade of 1,000 Clowns.
Thunder Over PatokaJune 6 @ Patoka Lake Beach | 812/819-6916 | www.patokalakeindiana.comThe sparkling lights from the shore light up the beach area while boaters view the fireworks from the waters. Fireworks may be viewed from many areas surrounding the lake. Fireworks show begins at 10:00 p.m.
First Fridays in French LickJune 7 @ French Lick | 812/936-6230 | www.frenchlickartisan.com Tours, special events, featured artists, specials, music and fun! Stroll the streets of downtown French Lick enjoying the art and rich history of the area. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
Relay for LifeJune 7 @ Gibson County Fairgrounds, Princeton | 812/385-3445
A. Lincoln: A Pioneer TaleJune 7-29 @ Lincoln Amphitheatre, Lincoln City | 800/264-4223 | www.lincolnamphitheatre.org
Orange County Music and Heritage ReunionJune 7-8 @ Orleans Congress Square, Orleans | 812/865-3484 | historicorleans.com Enjoy acoustic, traditional, folk and roots music performed on two stages, heritage exhibits, arts & crafts fair, food vendors and more. Bring the entire family to this free music event.
Gasthof Spring FestivalJune 8 @ Gasthof Amish Village, Montgomery | 812/486-4900 |
Salute to the Veterans of VietnamJune 8-9 @ Indiana Military Museum, Vincennes | 812/882-1941 | www.indymilitary.com
NMLRA National Spring ShootJune 8-9 @ Friendship | 812667-5131/ | www.nmlra.org Muzzle loading rifle competition, living history events and encampment, and rifle museum in Friendship. Hours vary. Admission charged.
Gibson County Theatre Company Presents "Disney’s Cinderella"June 8-10 @ Old Princeton High School, Princeton | 812/386-0900 | www.gibsoncountytheatre.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 |