Explore the Indiana Wine Trail’s “Souper Saturday” Event

Visitors to Southeast Indiana can explore the Indiana Wine Trail during a special “Souper Saturday” event planned for this weekend.  The seven wineries located along the trail will offer soup and wine tastings throughout the day on Saturday.


Situated along and around the Ohio River Scenic Byway, the Indiana Wine Trail features seven wineries in the scenic southeastern corner of the state.  In Dearborn County, the trail includes Holtkamp Winery and Vineyards, located at 10868 Woliung Rd., New Alsace.  An estate winery known for their award-winning vintages, Holtkamp offers a large selection of wines ranging from dry and semi-dry red and white wines, to sweet fruit wines and dessert wines.  The family-owned boutique winery features an onsite tasting room as well as a deck overlooking the vineyards and pond open to the public during warmer weather.  

Souper Saturday will run from 11am– 5pm on Saturday, February 24.  As always during Wine Trail events, participants should bring ID along with them and select a designated driver in advance.  Maps and distances between each of the wineries can be found on the Indiana Wine Trail website, or on brochures located at each of the participating wineries.

Wine, Chocolate & Prizes, Oh My!

Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it!  Want to spend a fun night out in Southeast Indiana?  First up, join Lawrenceburg Main Street for their annual Chocolate & Wine Walk.  Planned for Friday, February 9, the evening will include sweet treats, beverages, free carriage rides and door prizes at the shops located along downtown Lawrenceburg’s historic district.

Next, plan to Get Wine(d) & Dine(d) in Downtown Aurora on Friday, February 16.  Sponsored by Main Street Aurora, this evening event allows shoppers to enjoy a glass of wine while visiting downtown Aurora businesses.  Pick up a punch/rack card at participating businesses, get it stamped by all participating businesses, and return for a chance to win a fantastic grand prize.  The Southeastern Indiana Art Guild will also be hosting their third-annual “It's All About the Party, SIAG Painting Party” that evening.  We hope you have a great Valentine’s Day!


(Photo credit: Lawrenceburg Main Street) 


Tri-State Fishing & Outdoor Show to Take Place This Weekend

More than 50 vendors, plus speakers from across the country, will be on hand this weekend at the Lawrenceburg Event Center for the first-annual Tri-State Fishing & Outdoor Show.  The show will begin Saturday morning and run through late Sunday afternoon.

The inaugural event will feature two full days of fishing- and outdoor-related activities, including educational seminars by professional anglers, target shooting, boat and tackle dealers, informational/conservation and club booths, charter captains and outfitters, demonstrations and more.  A two-story rock climbing wall will also be set up in the main lobby of the Event Center.

The Tri-State Fishing & Outdoor Show will take place January 20-21 (9am-7pm on Saturday, and 9am-5pm on Sunday).  Tickets are $8 per person at the door, with children 12 and under admitted free.

Show attendees can find out more details by by visiting or by following the Tri-State Fishing & Outdoor Show on Facebook. More information is also available by calling event organizer Brailey Promotions, Inc. at 317-626-4448.

For more information on visiting Southeast Indiana this winter, including links to area accommodations, restaurants, and events, click here.

**(Photo credit: Tri-State Fishing & Outdoor Show)**

Welcome to Winter in Southeast Indiana

If you’re looking for a unique getaway this month, you’ve come to the right place.  In fact, winter is a great time to visit Southeast Indiana.  In addition to skiing, boarding and tubing at Perfect North Slopes, we've got a lot going on, no matter what the weather.  


Grab a group of friends for an overnight at Hollywood Casino, where you’ll find nonstop gaming,
a wide variety of dining options, and loads of entertainment and fun.  Don’t forget to check out
Boogie Nights, Hollywood’s onsite dance club, for 70s- and 80s-themed dancing fun on Friday and
Saturday nights.  





Down the road in Aurora, Great Crescent Brewery is also a nice winter gathering spot.  In addition to a large selection of handcrafted microbrews, the brewery features a cozy taproom located in an historic 1843 building, with food and live music offered on select days of the week.





If cabin fever’s got you down, bundle up and head outdoors for a refreshing winter hike.  Explore Dearborn Trails hiking and biking path, or re-connect with nature at the Oxbow, a 2,500-acre parcel of land located at the mouth of the Great Miami River along the Ohio River outside of Lawrenceburg.

You can check out these -- and other winter getaway options -- on Dearborn County's official tourism website,