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Fall Means Fun in Southeast Indiana

Winter may be just around the corner, but right now the air is crisp, the weather is clear, and the weekends are starting to fill up.  Before you get too busy, don’t forget to make time in your schedule for one of the great events taking place in Southeast Indiana this month.  

Looking for a little family fun this fall?  You’ll find it at the Lobenstein Farm Pumpkin Festival in St. Leon.  Planned for Oct. 20-21, this annual event is fun for kids of all ages.  Enjoy pumpkin picking, wagon rides, farm animals and more in the scenic Southeast Indiana countryside.  Then, mark your calendar for several great Halloween events taking place in Aurora throughout the month.  In addition to Nightmare on Volunteer Drive, a haunted house taking place at the Aurora Firehouse on Friday and Saturday evenings, visitors can go on their very own ghost-hunting expedition at Hillforest Victorian House Museum, which will host a “Ghosts in the Museum” Paranormal Investigation” on October 20, 26 & 27.  Finally, join Main Street Aurora for Horror, History & Hauntings on Oct. 27, a special program for adults at the Great Crescent Brewery in downtown Aurora!  In addition to a catered dinner by Three Sisters Catering, participants will enjoy Alfred Hitchcock short stories and live vintage commercials starring local "celebrities."

For more information on any of these fall activities, including event times, reservation information and admission prices, check out our online Calendar of Events


Enjoy Fall Fun at the Aurora Farmers Fair

Historic downtown Aurora – the small community located along the Ohio River in Southeast Indiana – will welcome visitors from across the region this week to the Aurora Farmers Fair, a large multi-day festival that has been a tradition in the community since 1908.

The Farmers Fair, which will run from Wednesday, Oct. 3 through Saturday, Oct. 6 on the streets of downtown Aurora, will offer free admission in addition to a full slate of fall festival activities, including carnival rides and games, food and information booths, an exhibit hall, folk craft demonstrations, unique contests, and more. 

Organized by the Aurora Lions’ Club and the Aurora Farmers Fair Association, the festival will also feature a full schedule of live entertainment, including free Main Stage performances by Ooh La La & The Greasers and The Van-Dells on Friday night, and Her & Kings County and Bush Hawg on Saturday night, plus many more throughout the festival.  A large street parade – complete with marching bands, floats and decorated entries – will take place Saturday morning.

For more information on the 2012 Aurora Farmers Fair, including a complete schedule of events, call the Farmers Fair information line at 812-926-1300 or click here.  To learn more about visiting Southeast Indiana this fall, contact the Dearborn County Visitors Center at 800-322-8198, log on to http://www.visitsoutheastindiana.com, or visit us on Facebook.


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.

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