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2017 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.

FEBRUARY

La Grange, KY
11: Chocolate Crawl on La Grange.
Meander through downtown La Grange shops for prizes and specials - and chocolate! 1-800-813-9953.

MARCH

Madison, IN
24: Fourth Friday Downtown.
Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5-8 p.m. Sponsored by the Madison Main Street Program. (812) 493-4984.

APRIL

Carrollton, KY
15: Easter on the Square.
Visit with the Easter Bunny, crafts, games and entertainment in the Carroll County Courthouse Square. Sponsored annually by the Carrollton Main Street Program. (502) 732-5713.

La Grange, KY
TBA: Blue Hydrangea Progressive Tea.
Sample teas at shops in La Grange with proceeds to benefit charity. 1-800-813-9953.

Madison, IN
7-9: Annual Indiana "Hot Luck" and Fiery Foods Exhibition.
A great gathering of spicy people with hot tastebuds. Weekend event includes Hot Luck, salsa competition, fiery foods exhibition and music. At the Thomas Family Winery, 208 E. Second St., Madison, Ind. 1-800-948-8466.
21-22: Bits & Pieces Quilt Show. Annual event at the Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds, Hwy. 256. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit scholarship program. Sponsored by the Jefferson County Extension Homemakers. Call (812) 265-1809.
28: Fourth Friday Downtown. Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5-8 p.m. Sponsored by the Madison Main Street Program. (812) 493-4984.

Vernon, IN
22-23: Sassafras Tea Festival & Civil War Living History Festival.
Civil War battle re-enactments and encampments on the Courthouse Square. Historical demonstrations and displays. Free. Sponsored by the Jennings County Historical Society. 1-800-928-3667.

MAY

Carrollton, KY
5-6: Pioneer Power Club's Annual Antique Tractor Show.
(502) 525-3346.
28: Backyard Concert Series. Free. 7 p.m. on the lawn of Butler-Turpin State Historical Lodge at Gen. Butler State Resort Park. (502) 732-4384.

Madison, IN
12: Chamber Golf Scramble.
At Sunrise Golf Course. Sponsored by the Madison Chamber of Commerce. (812) 265-3135.
13-14; 20-21: Madison in Bloom Garden Tours. Tour Times: Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sundays Noon - 4 p.m. (812) 265-2335.
18-20: RiverRoots Music and Folk Art Festival. A celebration of the area's folk heritage with music, storytelling and displays. Plus traditional foods, microbeer and wine. Wristbands $25 and include $10 in food coupons if purchased before May 1. Then $25 for the weekend; $15 Friday only; $20 Saturday only; $10 Sunday only. Tickets available March 1. Sponsored by VisitMadison Inc. 1-800-559-2956 or visit
www.RiverRoots.org.
26: Fourth Friday Downtown. Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5-8 p.m. Sponsored by the Madison Main Street Program. (812) 493-4984.
27: Riverfront Run Car Show. Car show, food and fun at the riverfront. (812) 599-6635.
26-28: Spring Old Court Days. Antique and craft market held around the Jefferson County Courthouse and Second Street parking lot. 9-6 each day. Free. Sponsored by the Pilot Club of Madison. (812) 273-6226.

JUNE

Carrollton, KY
2: First Friday on the Square.
At the shops around the courthouse square.

17: 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 or visit: www.generalbutler.com.

Friendship, IN
10-18: Flea Market & National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association Shoot.
1-888-747-5394. Contact NMLRA's John Miller at P.O. Box 67, Friendship, IN 47021. (812) 667-5131. Visit: www.nmlra.org.

La Grange, KY
3-4: Arts on the Green.
Annual juried art show sponsored by the Oldham County Arts Association. On the Oldham County Courthouse lawn. Free to spectators. Music and food included. (502) 241-1006 or visit: www.aaooc.org.

Louisville, KY
TBA: Louisville Festival of the Arts at The Paddock.
Art show at The Paddock mall on Brownsboro Road exit of Gene Snyder Freeway, 4300 Summit Plaza Dr. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.

Madison, IN
9: Music in the Park.
Summer concert series at the Broadway Fountain and sponsored by the Madison Main Street Program. Free. 5-9 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. (812) 265-3270 or visit www.madisonmainstreet.com.
17: Riverfront Wine, Stein & Barrel. Taste the best wines, craft brews and bourbon the region has to offer. Enjoy regional music and food. (812) 265-2956.
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.

Osgood, IN
26-28: Dearborn-Ripley F.A.R.M. Club Antique Tractor Show.
Swap Meet, flea market, antique tractor display, craft show, Midwest Farm Toy Show and tractor pulls. Camping available. At the Ripley County Fairgrounds. Contact Chuck Heck at (812) 926-3654.

Vernon, IN
27-28: Town & Country Garden Tour & Historic Home Tour.
1-800-928-3667.

JULY

Carrollton, KY
5: RaceFest.
Annual festival to celebrate the NASCAR races at nearby Kentucky Speedway. Around the courthouse square and featuring vendors, music, food, children’s activities, corn hole. Sponsored by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. Free. (502) 732-7051.
7: First Friday on the Square. At the shops around the courthouse square.
15: 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 or visit: www.generalbutler.com.

Friendship, IN
9-10: National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association's Youth Shoot.
Contact NMLRA's Scott Mings at nmlrayouth@seidata.com or visit www.nmlra.org.

La Grange, KY
15: Oldham County Day.
Annual community wide celebration featuring a 10:30 a.m. parade, food, live music and many nonprofit and commercial exhibitor booths around the Courthouse Square. Sponsored by The Project Guild.

Madison, IN
June 30 - July 2: Madison Regatta.
Unlimited hydroplane boat races on the Ohio River. Festival includes parade at 6 p.m. Friday; 10K race on Saturday; beauty pageant; fireman's waterball fight; bed races on Main Street; battle of the bands contest on Thursday; weekend air show, fireworks at 10 p.m. Saturday on the river; live entertainment nightly on the riverbank. (812) 265-5000 or 1-800-559-2956 or visit www.madisonregatta.com.
14: Music in the Park.
Summer concert series at the Broadway Fountain and sponsored by the Madison Main Street Program. Free. 5-9 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. (812) 265-3270 or visit www.madisonmainstreet.com.
28: Fourth Friday Downtown. Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5-8 p.m. Sponsored by the Madison Main Street Program. (812) 493-4984.

Sparta, KY
6: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 225.
For race and ticket information, call 1-888-652-RACE or visit: www.kentuckyspeedway.com.
7: NASCAR XFINITY Series 300. For race and ticket information, call 1-888-652-RACE or visit: www.kentuckyspeedway.com.
8: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts Race. For race and ticket information, call 1-888-652-RACE or visit: www.kentuckyspeedway.com.

AUGUST

Brownsboro, KY
TBA: Brownsboro Day Festival.
Day-long event featuring music, food and tours. Free.

Carrollton, KY
4: First Friday on the Square.
At the shops around the courthouse square.
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 or visit: www.generalbutler.com.

Madison, IN
11: Music in the Park. Summer concert series at the Broadway Fountain and sponsored by the Madison Main Street Program. Free. 5-9 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. (812) 265-3270 or visit www.madisonmainstreet.com.
18-19: Madison Ribberfest. Annual event on the Madison riverfront featuring blues bands, amateur and professional barbecue cooking contests and children's activity area. Sponsored by VisitMadison Inc. Tickets available by calling (812) 265-2956 or 1-800-559-2956, or visit www.madisonribberfest.com.
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.
25-26: Prince of Peace Schools Community Festival. Public welcome. Midway games, rides for youth, raffles, contests, teen dance at 9 p.m. Saturday for $2. Music, dance, beer garden, casino and games of chance for adults. Family dinners served Friday and Saturday night. Hours: 5 p.m. - midnight Friday; 3 p.m. - midnight Saturday. On the Pope John/Shawe school grounds, 221 W. State St. (812) 273-5835.
25-27: Neavill's Grove "Old Settlers Meeting." Annual event in Deputy featuring antique farm machinery, arts and crafts, flea market, entertainment, food, games and contests. Free. Sponsored by the Neavill's Grove Association. (812) 273-3807.

Vevay, IN
24-27: Swiss Wine Festival.
Celebration of Swiss heritage featuring ethnic food, live entertainment, parade, grape stomping, contests, amusement rides, arts and crafts, wine tasting and beer gardens. 1-800-HELLO-VV or visit: www.swisswinefestival.org.

Westport, KY
TBA: Westport River Daze. Arts and crafts, music, parade, food. (502) 758-1099.
TBA: Native American Festival. Traditional Native American ceremonies and performances and displays at the Westport City Park. (502) 222-1983.

SEPTEMBER

Bedford, KY
9-10: 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
8-9: 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
1: First Friday on the Square.
At the shops around the courthouse square.
15-16: 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.
16: 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 or visit: www.generalbutler.com.
28-30: Carroll County Tobacco Festival. Around the courthouse square. (502) 525-0502.

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

Friendship, IN
9-17: 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
1-2: 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.
2: Rockin' on the River: Rock bands perform with proceeds going to the Salvation Army. At Madison Bicentennial Park. (812) 265-4133.
8: Music in the Park. Summer concert series at the Broadway Fountain and sponsored by the Madison Main Street Program. Free. 5-9 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. (812) 265-3270 or visit www.madisonmainstreet.com.
16: 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.
22-24: 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.
22: Fourth Friday Downtown. Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5-8 p.m. Sponsored by the Madison Main Street Program. (812) 493-4984.
29-Oct. 1: 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.
30-Oct. 1: 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.
30-Oct. 1: 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.
30-Oct. 2: Tri-Kappa Tour of Homes.

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
22: ARCA Racing Series 150.
For race and ticket information, call 1-888-652-RACE or visit: www.kentuckyspeedway.com.
23: 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
20-22 & 27-29: 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
TBA: 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
TBA: Ford Louisville Ironman Triathlon Festival.
Main Street. (502) 269-0126.
TBA: 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
14: 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
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.

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.

Vernon, IN
9-10: Hector's Haunted Happenings & Mystery Dinner.
Visit www.jenningscounty.org for more info.

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
7-8: Bavarian Beer Blast.
Downtown Vevay. Visit www.BavarianBeerBlast.com for more info.
15: Sleepy Hollow Fall Celebration.
Annual fall celebration in the town of Vevay. (812) 427-3237 or 1-800-HELLO-VV.

NOVEMBER

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.
24-25: 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.
24: 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.
2: Winter Wonderfest Day. 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.
2: 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.
2-3: Christmas Tour of Homes. (502) 732-7036.

La Grange, KY
TBA: 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
1-2: 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.
2: Christmas Parade. Parade begins at Main & Mill streets and ends at Main & Jefferson. Begins at 11 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.

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

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