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2015 MAJOR EVENTS CALENDAR
Events in our 12-county distribution area.
For additional events throughout the year,
see our monthly Calendar of Events page. Check back for updates to this calendar as dates become available.

SEPTEMBER

Bedford, KY
12-13: Trimble County Apple Festival.
Held on the Trimble County Courthouse Square from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday and noon - 5 p.m. Sunday. Featuring apple pie judging, children's activities, arts and crafts, antiques & collectibles, quilt exhibit & raffle, car & antique tractor show, and food. Live entertainment and food court. (502) 255-7591 or visit: www.trimbleapplefest.org.

Canaan, IN
4: First Friday on the Square.
At the shops around the courthouse square.
11-12: Fall Festival and Pony Express Mail Run.
Village flea market, crafts, food, music, parade, contests. Free. (812) 839-4770 or (812) 839-4101.

Carrollton, KY
5: Goldenrod Art & CraftsFestival.
Arts and crafts festival at Gen. Butler State Resort Park. 1-800-325-4290.
11-12: Bands & BBQ at the Point.
A two-day music festival at Carrollton's Point Park on the riverfront. Camping available. Concessions. Bring lawn chair or blankets. For tickets and information, call 1-888-831-3280 or visit: www.bluestothepoint.net.
26: Ironman Catfish Tournament. At Point Park. 1-800-325-4290.
19: Backyard Concert Series. Enjoy a variety of live music at the Butler-Turpin State Historic Site, featuring wine tasting from River Valley Winery. 1-866-462-8853.

Commiskey, IN
TBA: Commiskey Fall Festival.
1-800-928-3667.

Friendship, IN
12-20: Friendship Flea Market & National Muzzle Loading Rifle Assocation Fall Shoot.
Downtown flea market throughout town. (859) 356-7114 or www.ripleycountytourism.com. Contact NMLRA's John Miller at P.O. Box 67, Friendship, IN 47021. (812) 667-5131. Visit: www.nmlra.org.

Madison, IN
4-5: Chelsea Jubilee.
Saluda Park, Chelsea. Indiana's oldest festival includes music, rides, swine rodeo, food & flea market. Sponsored by Chelsea Park Jubilee Association. 5-11 p.m. Friday; noon-11 p.m. Saturday. Free. (812) 889-2726.
5: Rockin' on the River: Rock bands perform with proceeds going to the Salvation Army. At Madison Bicentennial Park. (812) 265-4133.
19: Hispanic Cultural Awareness Day. Entertainment, food, crafts and information centering around the Spanish culture. 4-9 p.m. Broadway Fountain in downtown Madison (Brown Gymnasium, if rain). Free. Call Shirley Kloepfer at (812) 273-4350.
25-27: Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale. Sponsored by Madison/Jefferson County Public Library located at 420 W. Main St. Includes paperbacks, hard covers, videos and books on tape. (812) 265-2744.
25: Fourth Friday Downtown. Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5-8 p.m. Sponsored by the Madison Main Street Program. (812) 493-4984.
25-27: Fall Old Court Days. Outdoor antique and craft market held around the Jefferson County Courthouse at Main and Jefferson Sts. Free. Sponsored by the Pilot Club of Madison. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. each day. (812) 273-6226.
26-27: Lee Bottom Field Annual Fly-In. Music, food, aviation displays. (812) 866-3211.
26-27: Harvest Celebration Festival. "Fall into Fun." A cornucopia of artists, crafters, festival food and wine engulf the gardens surrounding Lanthier Winery. Celebrate the harvest traditions amidst the brilliance of autumn. 123 Mill Street Location, vintage Madison, Indiana. www.lanthierwinery.com. 1-800-41-WINES.
26-27: Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art. Enjoy Southern Indiana's premier open-air juried fine arts and fine crafts show featuring artists and craftspeople from across the nation. 10-5 each day. Riverfront foodfest, outdoor and evening entertainment and children's activity tent. Free. Sponsored by VisitMadison Inc. (812) 265-2956 or 1-800-559-2956 or visit: www.madisonchautauqua.com.

Prospect, KY
TBA: Prospect Arts & Crafts Fair.
Sponsored by the North Oldham Lions Club. Call Alan Simon at (502) 228-4161.

Seymour, IN
TBA: Annual Seymour Oktoberfest.
Enjoy the German heritage of Jackson County. Authentic German fare, music and dances, arts and crafts, flea market, carnival rides, 5K Run/Walk, Biergarten, parade, hot air balloon race, talent show, baby contest, baking contest, quilt exhibit and more. 1-888-524-4020 or visit: www.jcvcb.com.

Sparta, KY
25: ARCA Racing Series 150.
For race and ticket information, call 1-888-652-RACE or visit: www.kentuckyspeedway.com.
26: NASCAR XFINITY Series VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300. For race and ticket information, call 1-888-652-RACE or visit: www.kentuckyspeedway.com.

Versailles, IN
TBA: Annual Versailles Pumpkin Show.
Courthouse Square. Sponsored by the Versailles Lions Club and Tri-Kappa Sorority. Call (812) 689-5423.

Vernon, IN
TBA: Labor Day Antique & Vintage Collectibles Market.
Courthouse Square. Visit: www.jenningsco.org.

OCTOBER

Carrollton, KY
17-18: Two Rivers Bass Tournament.
At Point Park. 1-800-325-4290.
TBA: Carroll County Tobacco Festival.
Carrollton courthouse square. Amusement rides, arts, crafts, flea market, parade, food vendors. 1-800-325-4290.
TBA: Kentucky Kruizers Car Show. 1950s & '60s music, concessions, inflatable games, food venders for the whole family at Gen. Butler State Resort Park. (502) 732-4384 Ext. 2412.
TBA: Backyard Concert Series. Enjoy a variety of live music at the Butler-Turpin State Historic Site, featuring wine tasting from River Valley Winery. 1-866-462-8853.
TBA: Heritage Saturday. Demonstrations of heritage skills such as spinning, basket weaving, wine making and lye soap making at the Historic Masterson House, Hwy. 42 east of Carrollton. Tours available of the house (circa 1790). 1-800-425-4290 or visit: www.carrolltontourism.com.
16-18 & 23-25: Halloween Family Weekend. Gen. Butler State Resort Park hosts the haunted train ride and goulish miniature golf and other scary events. 1-866-462-8853 or visit: www.generalbutler.com.

Crestwood, KY
TBA: Crestwood Fall Arts & Crafts Fair.
Artists, crafters, food and entertainment plus a parade in downtown Crestwood. (502) 241-2323.

Goshen, KY
16-18: Hermitage Classic.
Thre-day combined driving competition including a three-phase test of athletic endurance, mental stamina and precision for both the horse and driver. Open to the public and features VIP events, entertainment and local food vendors. 1-800-813-9953.

La Grange, KY
9-10: La Grange Railroad and Bluegrass Festival.
The La Grange Railroad Festival, which began in 2010, is a Discover Downtown La Grange project that celebrates this town's railroad legacy. (502) 269-0216.

Madison, IN
10: Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew. Annual community event on Main Street featuring food contests and live music. Sponsored by the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce. (812) 265-3135 or visit: www.madisonchamber.org
16: Night Spirits. Beginning at 7 p.m. groups of 15 will depart from the Visitor Center at 15 minute intervals. During the tour, guests will encounter costumed actors with tales to tell. Reservations recommended. $10. Appropriate for ages 14 and older. 7-9 p.m. (812) 273-0556.
23: Fourth Friday Downtown. Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5-8 p.m. Sponsored by the Madison Main Street Program. (812) 493-4984.
24: Spooky Mansion. Family event featuring ghost stories, creepy crafts, tour of decorated mansion basement and light refreshments. 7-9 p.m. at Lanier Mansion State Historic Site. Tickets $3 per child. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. (812) 273-0556.

New Castle, KY
TBA: New Castle Fall Fling.
(502) 845-4181.

Pewee Valley, KY
TBA: Pewee Valley Arts and Crafts Day.
More than 100 artists and crafters, entertainment, children's activities, food and drinks. Juried show benefits the Pewee Valley Women's Club Scholarship Fund and St. Aloysius Art Programs. Held in four locations: Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church at 119 Central Ave., St. Aloysius School Campus, the Old P.V. Firehouse and the P.V. Women's Club on Mt. Mercy Drive. (502) 222-4601.

Rising Sun, IN
TBA: Navy Bean Fall Festival.
Annual event with crafts, food booths, live music and bean soup and cornbread dinners. Free. 1-888-776-4786 or visit: www.enjoyrisingsun.com.

Versailles, IN
TBA: Versailles State Park Bluegrass Festival.
More than 10 regional bluegrass bands perform at Versailles State Park. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission charged. (812) 689-6424 or visit: www.ripleycountytourism.com.

Vevay, IN
TBA: Sleepy Hollow Fall Celebration.
Annual fall celebration in the town of Vevay. (812) 427-3237 or 1-800-HELLO-VV.

NOVEMBER

Carrollton, KY
TBA: Gen. Butler Dinner Theatre.
Gen. Butler State Resort Park Conference Center. Enjoy dinner and a performance. Ovenight packages offered. (866)462-8853.
28: Small Business Saturday. At Carrollton area businesses.
TBA: "Another Reason to be Thankful." Customer appreciation event. Merchants open regular business hours with special buys for the event. Also lighting of the community Christmas tree. (502) 732-5713.

Madison, IN
TBA: Light Up Madison.
Celebration of the season with the annual lighting of the city's Christmas tree on the Courthouse lawn and visits with Santa Claus. Free. Sponsored by the Madison Main Street Program. (812) 265-3270.
TBA: Christmas in Madison Open House. Historic Downtown Madison Merchants present their Christmas Open House.
TBA: Second Friday Art & Shop Hop. 5-9 p.m. on Main Street. Sponsored by the Madison Main Street Program. (812) 273-0556.
27-28: Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes. Two weekends of tours of public sites and private homes decorated for the holidays. Sponsored by the Madison Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. 5-9 Friday-Saturday; 4-7 Sunday. Advance tickets $12 adults, $5 children in advance; afterward $15 adults, $5 children. (812) 265-2956 or 1-800-559-2956 or visit: www.nightsbeforechristmas.com.
27: Fourth Friday Downtown. Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5-8 p.m. Sponsored by the Madison Main Street Program. (812) 493-4984.

Scottsburg, IN
TBA: Courtyard Christmas.
More than 700 luminaries, carriage rides, arts and crafts to parades, Santa Claus, children's games & the traditional lighting of lamps around Scottsburg's Courthouse Square. Kelly Neuhauser at (812) 752-4343.

DECEMBER

Carrollton, KY
1-31: Festival of Trees. View an array of decorated Christmas trees sponsored by local businesses, churches, schools and clubs at Gen. Butler State Resort Park. 1-866-462-8853.
1-31: Winter Wonderfest Days. Gen. Butler State Resort Park holds a variety of holiday events, including Breakfast with Santa and a concert at the lodge. 1-866-462-8853.
5: A Christmas Carroll. Downtown, lighting the courthouse square, miniature ponies, children's games, story time, horse drawn carriage rides, bake sale, visits with Santa, much more. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Free. (502) 732-8100 or 1-800-325-4290 or visit: www.carrollcountyky.com.

La Grange, KY
5: Light Up La Grange.
From 6-10 p.m. in downtown La Grange. Sponsored by the La Grange Business Association. Special shopping promotions, children's activities, live music, horse-drawn carriage rides, refreshments, and window decorations, carol singers. Call Keli Quinn at (502) 269-0126 or visit: www.DiscoverDowntownLagrange.com.

Madison, IN
4-5: Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes.
Two weekends of tours of public sites and private homes decorated for the holidays. Sponsored by the Madison Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. 5-9 Friday-Saturday; 4-7 Sunday. Advance tickets $12 adults, $5 children in advance; afterward $15 adults, $5 children. (812) 265-2956 or 1-800-559-2956 or visit: www.nightsbeforechristmas.com.
5: Christmas Parade. Parade begins at Main & Mill streets and ends at Main & Jefferson. Begins at 10:30 a.m. free entertainment following the parade at the Brown Gym on Broadway. Includes a visit from Santa Claus with treats for children. Sponsored by Madison Business & Professional Association. (812) 265-2835 or (812) 273-4956.
12: Spirit of Christmas Past. Holiday program for children at the Lanier Mansion. Includes Victorian Santa, stories, crafts and refreshments. 2-4 p.m. $3 per child. (812) 273-0556.
TBA: "Festival of Christmas Music." A selection of holiday favorites sung at the St. Michael the Archangel Church, 521 E. Third St. Sponsored by Historic Madison Inc. Free but donations accepted. (812) 265-2967 or visit: www.historicmadisoninc.com.
TBA: "Handel's Messiah." At the St. Michael the Archangel Church, 521 E. Third St. Directed by Hanover College's Mark Hopkins. Sponsored by the Madison-Ohio Valley Arts Council. Tickets at door or the Madison tourism office. (812) 265-2956.

Rising Sun, IN
TBA: Holiday Winter Walk.
Tree lighting, visits with Santa, carriage rides and extended shopping hours. 1-888-776-4786 or visit: www.enjoyrisingsun.com.

For a more complete listing of monthly events, visit the RoundAbout Calendar of Events.

 

 

 

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