May 13th, 2015 7:24pm
Southeast Indiana’s first festival of the season will kick off tonight with a variety of food, music, and fun for the whole family, including a popular frog-jumping contest you have to see to believe! Scheduled to run through Saturday night, the Dillsboro Homecoming Festival will take place on the streets of downtown Dillsboro, a small town located approximately 30 miles outside of Cincinnati.
Organized by the Dillsboro Civic Club, the festival has been named a “Grand Champion Event” four times by the Indiana Association of County and District Fairs.
In addition to a carnival-like atmosphere with rides, games and concessions, the festival will feature live entertainment, music, children’s activities and more. The popular annual street fair also offers a wide variety of unusual contests and events, including traditional Dillsboro Festival favorites like apple peeling, Twinkie-eating, corn shelling and a Skyline coney dog eating competition, all scheduled for Wednesday night. A baby contest will be held on Thursday evening, while the 38th-annual frog jumping and “best dressed” frog competitions will take place Friday night.
Runners can participate in a 5K Walk & Run on Saturday morning before the parade, while car enthusiasts will enjoy the classic car show planned for Saturday at noon. And families of all ages will want to stick around for entertainment in the evenings, including performances by Bruce Murray’s “Murricane” on Wednesday night, The Killer Bs on Thursday night, The Rigbys on Friday night and Jessie Strassel and The Belairs Show Band (formerly Hot Wax) on Saturday night.
Festival hours are Wednesday-Friday, 6pm-11pm, and Saturday, 8am-11pm, with the parade beginning at 11am.
May 8th, 2015 1:37pm
There's only one more month to go before Tour for the Cure® Golf Day, a day of fun on the course designed to raise funds for breast cancer research. A joint event sponsored by the Dearborn County Convention, Visitor & Tourism Bureau and Grand Oak Golf Club, the one-day event helps benefit our Tour for the Cure® initiative, a travel incentive program that supports the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.
Throughout the day on Fri., June 12, Grand Oak will donate $5 to Tour for the Cure® for every 18-hole round played, and $2.50 for every 9-hole round played. The event is open to the public, with advanced tee time reservations recommended but not required. As in previous years, golfers are invited to wear pink to show their support of the cause. The golf day will take place from 8am until dark, with participants allowed to golf at the time of their choosing.
We hope you’ll help us “Have Fun and Give Hope” this year. To schedule your tee time, call Grand Oak at 812-637-3943. To learn more, click here.
Apr 27th, 2015 3:00pm
It’s time to show your stuff! If you’re a runner, athlete or 5K enthusiast who loves the challenge of a great race, then you won’t want to miss Mud-Stash, Perfect North Slopes’ popular adventure race and mud run that will take place at the Lawrenceburg-area ski property at the end of next month.
Scheduled for Sat., May 30, the event will feature two race options, including the Mud-Stash (between 4-5 miles), and Mini Mud-Stash (approximately 1.5-mile), with obstacles ranging from simple hill climbs and mud-crawls to wall rappels, swinging bridge, “lily pad” water crossing and more. As in years past, participants should arrive ready to get dirty, with themed costumes and group participation welcomed and encouraged.
This year’s Mud-Stash events will once again feature music, food service, and beverages, and since spectators are admitted free of charge, you can invite your friends and family to come cheer you on. Upon completion, all Mud-Stash participants will receive a medal in addition to other perks. Finally, mark your calendar for the fall, since an additional Mud-Stash has been scheduled for Sat., September 12.
Apr 2nd, 2015 5:00pm
April is here, and you know what that means: it’s racing time in Lawrenceburg, Indiana! Beginning this week, the Lawrenceburg Speedway will open the doors on its 2015 season, with a variety of races planned for weekends throughout the upcoming spring and summer months.
A popular draw for amateur racing enthusiasts, the Lawrenceburg Speedway features motorcycle racing on Friday nights and sprint car, modified, pure stock and hornet racing every Saturday night on a 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval track. The facility also offers grandstand seating, concessions and convenient on-site parking, making it a great outing for the entire family.
To learn more about visiting the Lawrenceburg Speedway, or for a complete racing schedule, log on to the Speedway’s website or call the track at 812-539-4700. You can also connect with the Lawrenceburg Speedway on Facebook for real-time updates throughout the racing season.