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May 18th, 2012 12:34pm
Perfect North Slopes is at it again…After the popularity of last year’s Mud-Stash event, which was held earlier in the fall, the Lawrenceburg-based ski area has scheduled another for this Saturday, May 19.
Popular with runners and adventure-seeking athletes of all ages, the special 5K “mud run” and obstacle course incorporates a variety of challenges ranging from simple hill climbs to mud-crawls, cargo nets, bridges and more. Participants should arrive ready to get dirty as they challenge themselves to the limit during this no-holds-barred course containing nearly 40 obstacles.
The registration fee for this special event is $70 per person, which includes an official Mud-Stash medal upon completing the course. In addition, all competitors will receive a $20 gift card which can be applied toward a variety of perks such as Mud-Stash t-shirts, beverages, food, or even admission to the next Mud-Stash. An after-party, beer garden and live entertainment have also been planned.
Want to invite your friends and family to cheer you on? Spectators will not be charged a gate fee for admission and will be able to purchase concessions throughout the day, so participants are encouraged to bring along fans to support them.
For more information on this weekend’s Mud-Stash, to view the Mud-Stash video, or register online, visit http://www.perfectnorth.com/ or log on to the Perfect North Facebook page. More information is also available by calling the Slopes directly at 812-537-3754. For those unable to attend this Saturday’s event, additional running events scheduled at Perfect North include a special nighttime run on June 30 and another Mud-Stash day run on Sept. 8.
May 15th, 2012 4:10pm
Dearborn County will kick off the start of the summer festival season this week with the Dillsboro Homecoming Festival, an annual event scheduled to take place May 16-19. The first Southeast Indiana festival of 2012, the Dillsboro Homecoming Festival offers food, fun and family entertainment on the streets of downtown Dillsboro, a small town located approximately 30 miles outside of Cincinnati.
Getting ready for the frog-jumping contest
Sponsored 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 traditional carnival rides, games and food booths, the event features a variety of fun activities, including a 5K Run & Walk (Saturday at 8am), classic car show (Saturday at noon), and musical entertainment throughout the festival. Also on the agenda are a large number of crazy contests, including the popular frog jumping and best-dressed frog competitions, baby contest, and more. In the evenings, visitors will want to stick around for the many free concerts, including a performance by The Skallywags on Thursday night, Midnight Special on Friday night and Linda Lee, The Brasher Bogue Project, Michael Ray, and special guest Jeff Bates on Saturday night. A large parade on Saturday morning, complete with marching bands, floats and decorated entries, is also a highlight of the event.
Spectators line the streets for the annual Dillsboro Festival parade
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.
May 7th, 2012 9:46am
Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines! The 2012 season of the Lawrenceburg Speedway is now underway, with a variety of races planned for weekends throughout the upcoming spring and summer months.
Located off of U.S. 50 at the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, the Lawrenceburg Speedway is a top draw for racing fans from throughout the Tri-State. The facility, which features a 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval track, offers motorcycle racing on Friday nights, and sprint car, modified, pure stock and hornet racing every Saturday night throughout the racing season.
Speedway fans check out the view from the grandstands
In addition to an evening of great racing, spectators can enjoy grandstand seating, concessions, on-site parking, and special pricing for kids. Those wishing to go behind the scenes can also purchase pit passes for an additional price.
Want to check out the Lawrenceburg Speedway for yourself? To learn more about the Speedway, or for a complete 2012 schedule, visit the Lawrenceburg Speedway website or connect with the track on Facebook or Twitter. Fans can also call the Speedway directly at 812-539-4700.
Apr 24th, 2012 12:16pm
Murder, mayhem, mystery and more are on the menu this month at Hillforest Victorian House Museum in Aurora, where a unique Mystery Dinner Theatre performance will take place Fri., April 27 at the nineteenth-century Italianate mansion renowned for its period architecture and historic ambience.
Performed by local theater troupe Rivertown Players, the Hillforest Murder Mystery Dinner will feature an ensemble presentation of “A Door in the Dumpster,” an original Hillforest mystery written and performed by members of the Rivertown Players cast. The live performance features an assortment of ghosts, goblins and a number of over-acting actors who play a variety of "true characters" of Hillforest.
The ghostly figure of Thomas Gaff greets Mystery Dinner Theatre guests
Originally built in 1855 by industrialist and financier Thomas Gaff, Hillforest is located at the top of Main Street overlooking the Ohio River and city of Aurora. The mansion was acquired in 1956 by the Hillforest Historical Foundation, which then opened the home as a museum. Over the years Hillforest has been restored it to its original beauty and today depicts the graceful lifestyle of the Victorian period. Open for tours from April through December, Hillforest is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
Hillforest’s Murder Mystery Dinner will take place at 6:30pm on April 27, with advance reservations required. Dinner and a tour of the house are included in price. For more information or to reserve your ticket ($35 for Hillforest members; $40 for non-members), please contact Hillforest at 812-926-0087 or visit http://www.hillforest.org/.