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

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Win Big During Our Awesome October Giveaway

Welcome to fall in Southeast Indiana!  In the next couple of weeks, you’re going to learn more about a great four-week giveaway program we have planned for Tour for the Cure®.  Known as the “Awesome October Giveaway,” the contest will run on our Tour for the Cure® Facebook page and will feature tons of great prizes including gift cards, Vera Bradley merchandise and more.

Our Awesome October giveaways include:

WEEK OF OCTOBER 2ND
McCabe’s Greenhouse & Floral $100 Gift Card and Vera Bradley “Clare” Handbag in Tea Garden (breast cancer awareness) pattern (awarded on Oct. 9)

WEEK OF OCTOBER 9TH
Hollywood Casino Overnight Giveaway Package (including overnight accommodations for two, breakfast for two at Celebrity Grill, and passes for two to Boogie Nights Dance Club), plus a Vera Bradley Carry it All Wristlet in Tea Garden (awarded on Oct. 16)

WEEK OF OCTOBER 16TH
Parlour of Aurora (full-service salon and day spa) $100 Gift Card, plus a Vera Bradley Hatbox Cosmetic Case in Tea Garden (awarded on Oct. 23)

WEEK OF OCTOBER 23RD
Week of Oct. 23 - Perfect North Slopes $100 Gift Card and Vera Bradley Backpack in Tea Garden (awarded on Oct. 30)

Ready to try your luck?  In order to participate, all entrants must be 21 years of age, must have a Facebook account, and must “like” the Tour for the Cure® Facebook page.  It’s free to enter, and you can enter each contest once per week.  Good luck, and we hope you have an awesome October!

*Certain restrictions may apply.  See complete Contest Rules for details.


Busy Labor Day Weekend Planned in Southeast Indiana

Labor Day Weekend already?  We can’t believe it either!  It seems like it was just the Fourth of July.  Looking to send the summer out in style?  Here’s a round-up of what’s going on throughout the Labor Day Weekend in Southeast Indiana:

Racing fans will find a full schedule of races at the Lawrenceburg Speedway this weekend.  In addition to motorcycle racing this evening, college students can enjoy free admission to the Speedway on Saturday night, where they’ll be racing sprints, modifieds and pure stocks beginning at 7pm.

 

 

If you haven’t tried the J. Damon’s brick oven pizza at the Great Crescent Brewery yet, tonight is your chance.  Enjoy a selection of wood-fired pizza and tasty hand-crafted beer at the brewery’s historic building in downtown Aurora.

 

 

Antique lovers will also want to check out the Tri-State Antique Market at the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds on Sunday.  Featured in publications such as Midwest Living, Country Living, and Indianapolis Monthly magazines, the event is an indoor-outdoor show that draws approximately 250 dealers each month.


“A Roar of Thunder” Regatta Returns to Southeast Indiana

The “A Roar of Thunder” Aurora Regatta will return to Southeast Indiana this weekend for two full days of powerboat racing along the Ohio River.  The 14th-annual event will feature powerboat racing in two separate speed classes as part of the Powerboat Superleague points circuit, plus a unique professional powerboat driving school in which participants can experience the thrill of tunnel boat racing firsthand.

Scheduled to take place Aug. 18-19 at Aurora’s Lesko Park, the free event is one of Southeast Indiana’s most popular, typically attracting upwards of 10,000 spectators each year.  The boats can reach up to 120 miles per hour as they slice through the water along the one-mile course.  

In addition to two full days of racing (including the Championship Finals on Sunday), this year Aurora has been selected as one of only six venues in the nation to host an APBA (American Power Boat Association) professional driving school. Two two-seater powerboats will be available for the training, which includes safety and capsule training and on-the-water experience in a tunnel boat.  Once the course has been completed, participants will have the opportunity to show off their new skills during two boat demonstrations as part of the annual Powerboat Super league races.  (Participants must be at least 18 years old, and the cost per person is $350).

The Regatta also features free parking, food and refreshment booths and an air show demonstration each day.  The event is organized by Aurora Riverfront Beautification, Inc. and offers free admission thanks in part to the generosity of many local sponsors.

For more information on the 2012 Regatta, please click here for a schedule, or contact the Dearborn County Convention, Visitor & Tourism Bureau at 877-571-6004 or online at http://www.thunderregatta.com/.  To learn more about the Regatta Driving School or to request a driving school entry form, contact the Powerboat Superleague at 304-455-2049 or log on to http://www.aprsuperleague.com/.


Bright Community Festival Scheduled for This Weekend

Food, fun and family activities are on the agenda this weekend in Bright, Indiana, where the Bright Community Festival will take place on both Friday and Saturday evenings.  A fundraiser for the Bright Volunteer Fire Department and EMS, the event will feature a variety of activities for the entire family, including live music, kids’ rides and games, a beer garden, informational booths, gaming and more.

In addition to a carnival-like atmosphere, visitors to the festival can enjoy a parade on Saturday afternoon, followed by chicken dinners on Saturday night.  The free event is also well known for its legendary raffles, including a vacation trip for two (plus $1,000 cash) and a jumbo split-the-pot giveaway.  Live entertainment will likewise take place throughout the two nights of the festival. 

The Bright Festival Parade will be held on Saturday afternoon. 

The Bright Community Festival will be held beginning tonight, Fri., July 27, from 6pm-11pm and Sat., July 28 from 4pm-11pm at Bright Firehouse #1, located off of Salt Fork Road in Bright.  The parade is scheduled for 3pm on Saturday. 

For more information, contact the Dearborn County Visitors Center at 800-322-8198 or visit our online Calendar of Events.

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