Beer, Bands & BABA-Q Event to Take Place This Weekend

The community of Bright, Indiana is rolling out the welcome mat this weekend for Beer, Bands & BABA-Q, a special event planned for this Saturday at the Bright Firehouse.

Co-sponsored by the Bright Area Business Association, or BABA, and Eagle Country 99.3 radio, the first-annual music and barbecue fest will benefit multiple non-profit organizations in and around the Bright area.

Beer, Bands & BABA-Q will run on Saturday, October 14 from 11am-7pm and will offer free admission, with food, beverages and KidZone armbands available for purchase.

The family-friendly event will include a BBQ competition and live local music throughout the day, plus handcrafted Indiana beer and wine from vendors such as At the Barn Winery and Great Crescent Brewery.  Participating food vendors include The Food Truck, Stout’s Brick House, Urban Vistro, C-Cubed, Market Street Grille, and Freddys Frozen Custard and Steakburgers.

Kids can enjoy the KidZone while parents enjoy the cuisine, with $5 all-day armbands allowing access to a variety of bounce houses.  Attendees can also enjoy free live music from Southbound Sound, My Brother’s Keeper, and Michael T. and Friends.

Enjoy Discounts and Special Offers on New "Shop Southeast Indiana" Shopping Trail

Fall is here, and along with it the launch of our newest promotion: a shopping trail designed to showcase the best of Dearborn County’s distinctive shops, boutiques, and seasonal markets.  Known as Shop Southeast Indiana, it’s your guide – complete with special discounts – to great vintage and handmade goods found throughout our region, or the supplies to make your own.

Discover the rolling hills and river towns that have shaped our area for generations as you browse your way through shops big and small.  In addition to unique and handcrafted merchandise such as home décor, clothing, jewelry and accessories, shoppers will also find arts and craft supplies, yarn, textiles, fabric and more.

Featuring shop listings and categories organized by location, the four-color Shop Southeast Indiana brochure offers a coupon page of special discounts valid at participating stores and markets (you’ll find the click-and-print version here).  Shop hours, locations and an area map likewise help shoppers find their way along the route.

Southeast Indiana’s popular market events are also included.  These range from the seasonal Tri-State Antique Market, which is held May through October at the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, to the Over the Moon Vintage Market (spring and fall), to the Junkin’ Trail Extravaganza (October and March).

To pick up your Shop Southeast Indiana brochure, stop by the Dearborn County Visitors Center in downtown Lawrenceburg or click here to learn more

“Have Fun & Give Hope” During Awesome October Giveaway

Now that fall has arrived, our Tour for the Cure® Awesome October Giveaway is returning for another year of fun!  Planned for Oct. 1-31, the month-long contest will run on our Tour for the Cure® Facebook page and will feature one large grand prize complete with a spa package, lunch, overnight getaway, dinner, and a selection of Vera Bradley merchandise.


Here’s what one lucky winner will receive:    

The contest will run through the end of October.  As in years past, participants must be 21 to enter and can enter one time per week, with bonus entries available for sharing on Facebook.

A travel incentive program sponsored by the Dearborn County Convention, Visitor & Tourism Bureau, Tour for the Cure®  offers overnight travel packages, day trips, group excursions, special events and more, and has raised more than $75,000 for the Vera Bradley Foundation since Tour for the Cure® began.  The Foundation – a nonprofit organization affiliated with Vera Bradley Designs, Inc. – works to support breast cancer research through their endowed chair at Indiana University, a center for groundbreaking research offering hope to women everyday.

To learn more - or to enter - click here


It's Time for the Aurora Farmers Fair

One of the region’s longest-running fall festivals returns to Southeast Indiana this week.  The Aurora Farmers Fair will begin Wednesday and run through late Saturday on the streets of downtown Aurora, an historic town located along the Ohio River.

In addition to a carnival atmosphere, visitors will enjoy free live music on four stages throughout the town.  Other highlights include live entertainment, unusual contests, rides and games, an exhibit hall, large street parade on Saturday morning, and more.  The Farmers Fair first began as an agricultural show in 1908, and has entertained generations of residents and visitors each fall, many of whom return year after year as an annual tradition.

This year’s Aurora Farmers Fair will take place October 4-7 and will once again offer free admission and free entertainment.  To learn more, or for a full schedule of fair events, contact the Farmers Fair Information Line at 812-926-1300 or click here.