Sugar Ridge Golf Club

18-hole course in Lawrenceburg

Great Crescent Brewery

Enjoy beer tastings, brick oven pizza and house-smoked meats

Dearborn Trails

Multi-use hiking and biking trail

Lawrenceburg Speedway

Sprint car, modified and pure stock racing

Grand Oak Golf Club

18-hole course in West Harrison

Hillforest Victorian House Museum

National Historic Landmark in Aurora

Hollywood Casino

State-of-the-art gaming, fun and entertainment.

Perfect North Slopes Mud-Stash

Obstacle course 5k running event, May 31 & Sept. 6

Congratulations to Nick Goepper

Team USA swept the men's slopestyle at the Winter Olympics

Competition Racing

Indoor European-style Karting

River Watch Floating Restaurant

On the Ohio River Scenic Byway, Lawrenceburg

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Check Out the Tri-State Antique Market

It’s no secret that the Tri-State Antique Market makes for a great day trip.  That’s because this monthly antique show is one of the largest of its kind in the state, offering bargains galore on antique furniture, unique collectibles and a variety of one-of-a-kind items.

Treasures abound at the monthly Tri-State Antique Market

An indoor-outdoor show that takes place on the first Sunday of the month from May through October, the show typically features approximately 200 dealers each month and is held rain-or-shine at the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds. 

The next Tri-State Antique Market will be held on Sun., June 5, with additional shows planned for July 3, Aug. 7, Sept. 4, Oct. 2 and Oct. 30 (makeup for the canceled May show).  The event runs from 7am-3pm, with early birds admitted during dealer set-up after 6am.  Adult admission is $3, and children under 18 are admitted free. 

For more information, contact manager Bruce Metzger at 513-738-7256 or visit the Tri-State Antique Market’s website.  Happy shopping!   


"Every Round Makes a Difference” at Tour for the Cure® Golf Day

Golfers from across the region will tee up for a great cause next month at our second-annual Tour for the Cure® Golf Day, an all-day event that will benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer (SM), a major supporter of breast cancer research and our signature Tour for the Cure® beneficiary.

Golfers prepare to hit the course at Tour for the Cure® Golf Day.

Scheduled for Friday, June 17 at Grand Oak Golf Club in West Harrison, the event will run from 8am until dark, with participants allowed to golf at the time of their choosing.  The event is open to the public, with advanced tee time reservations (812-637-3943) recommended but not required.

Throughout the day, Grand Oak will donate $5 to Tour for the Cure® for every 18-hole round played, and $2.50 to Tour for the Cure® for every 9-hole round played.  It’s a great way to have fun and give hope to women in need!  To learn more about this special event, log on to our website at http://www.tourforthecure.info/ or visit the Tour for the Cure® Facebook fan page.  Hope to see you on the links!  

 


Dillsboro Festival to Take Place Next Week

Dearborn County will kick off the start of the summer festival season next week with the Dillsboro Homecoming Festival, an annual event scheduled to take place May 18-21.  The first Southeast Indiana festival of 2011, the Dillsboro Homecoming Festival offers food, fun and family entertainment on the streets of downtown Dillsboro.

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, bed races, Twinkie-eating, corn shelling and crosscut saw competitions, all scheduled for Wednesday night.  A baby contest will be held on Thursday evening, while the frog jumping and “best dressed” frog competitions will take place Friday night.  A large parade on Saturday morning, complete with marching bands, floats and decorated entries, is also a highlight of the event. 

The frogs will be out in full force at next week's Dillsboro Festival

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 “Kenny Jackson & Band” on Thursday, “Skallywags” and the “Soul'd Out Gospel Quartet” on Friday, and “Linda Lee & Noble Creek Band” on Saturday.   

Want to check out the full festival schedule?  Visit our online Calendar of Events or call us at 800-322-8198 for a complete list of what’s been planned. 


Spring Events Planned at Hillforest and Veraestau

Two of Dearborn County’s most well-known historic landmarks – Hillforest Victorian House Museum and the Veraestau historic site – will welcome visitors with a variety of great events this month.

Hillforest was the home of industrialist Thomas Gaff.

A gracious Italianate mansion overlooking historic downtown Aurora, Hillforest is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated as a National Historic Landmark.  The 1855 mansion is intricately tied to the town’s history and offers visitors a glimpse into Aurora’s past, including the rich river history that has shaped the city throughout the centuries.  This month, Hillforest has several events on the agenda, including a “Celebrate Spring” Afternoon Tea on May 17 and special “Ghosts in the Museum” tour and paranormal investigation on May 20.  You can learn more about both events by clicking here.        

Veraestau will open for tours the third weekend in May

At nearby Veraestau, a Greek Revival structure with stunning views of the Ohio River valley, visitors can enjoy the house’s classic proportions, unique history and extensive grounds.  Then, don’t miss Derby Day at Veraestau, a special outdoor celebration planned for May 7.  Scheduled to take place from 3-8pm, the day will include traditional refreshments (including mint juleps), Dixieland music, fancy carriages, a ladies’ hat contest and a viewing of the Run for the Roses.

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