Indiana Wine Trail’s “Souper Saturday” Scheduled for This Weekend

Seven wineries located along the Indiana Wine Trail will host a special “Souper Saturday” event this weekend, with Dearborn County’s own Holtkamp Winery offering soup and wine tastings throughout the day on Saturday.


Each winery along the trail will offer visitors the opportunity to sample a variety of soups and wines, plus stock up with special pricing offers.  The event will run from 11am– 5pm on Saturday, Feb. 25.

Situated along and around the Ohio River Scenic Byway, the Indiana Wine Trail includes seven wineries in the scenic Southeastern corner of the state.  New to the trail this year is Dearborn County's Holtkamp Winery and Vineyards, located at 10868 Woliung Rd., New Alsace.  An estate winery known for their award-winning vintages, Holtkamp offers a large selection of wines ranging from dry and semi-dry red and white wines, to sweet fruit wines and dessert wines.  The family-owned boutique winery features an onsite tasting room as well as a deck overlooking the vineyards and pond open to the public during the warmer months.  

As always during Wine Trail events, participants should bring ID along with them and select a designated driver in advance.  Maps and distances between each of the wineries can be found on the Indiana Wine Trail website, or on brochures located at each of the participating wineries.

Winter Fun Continues at Perfect North

When it comes to skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing, Perfect North Slopes is the place to go for winter fun!  In fact, this family-owned facility has got you covered with a variety of flexible lift tickets, equipment rental and season passes available all season long.  If you’re new to the sport, get a lesson in the basics at Perfect’s Snow Sports School, which offers skiing and boarding instruction for those just starting out.  Then relax between runs in the lodge, where you can re-fuel with food or a hot beverage before heading back out to the slopes or to a nearby Southeast Indiana hotel.

Because Perfect North makes their own snow, you can hit the slopes anytime, including this month’s Presidents’ Day holiday on February 20.  Then, mark your calendar for Perfect’s annual Spring Carnival.  Planned for Sunday, March 5, the event is the perfect way to send the winter out in style, with special Carnival activities taking place throughout the day, weather permitting.  Learn more by clicking here or by following the Slopes on Facebook.

Upcoming Concerts at the Lawrenceburg Event Center

Live music fans from across the region will head to downtown Lawrenceburg this month and next for three great concerts at the Lawrenceburg Event Center.  The venue will host a performance by legendary performer Rick Springfield on Saturday, Feb. 4, followed by an appearance by the group the Barenaked Ladies on Saturday, March 4, and classic rock group America on March 24.

Known for his dozens of Top 40 hits throughout the 1980s, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Love Somebody,” “An Affair of the Heart,” and “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” Rick Springfield’s career has spanned the decades.  The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ’80s, he’s a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums worldwide.

Pop rockers the Barenaked Ladies likewise have a devoted following.  Still together after nearly three decades, the band’s 14 studio albums have collectively sold more than 14 million copies, won eight Juno awards, and earned multiple Grammy nominations.  They are known for their U.S. chart-topping single "One Week," and are the artists behind the theme song to one of TV's most popular shows, The Big Bang Theory.

Famous for their signature single, “Horse With No Name,” the founding members of America Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell have been performing together for more than forty years.  The duo’s chart-topping albums and classic rock hits have earned them critical accolades and a strong fan base made up of music lovers of all ages.

Tickets for all three shows are on sale now and can be purchased via Ticketmaster.  For more information, or to book a room at the onsite DoubleTree by Hilton Lawrenceburg for after the show, click here

Check Out Our Winter Fun Giveaway

We’re excited to announce that our Winter Fun Giveaway is returning for another year!  Planned for January 10 through February 6, this four-week Facebook promotion features a selection of great Southeast Indiana prizes, including dining and attraction gift cards, a brewery experience, overnight at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lawrenceburg and more.

Each week we'll highlight the many things visitors can see and do in our region, with weekly themes including Perfect Winter Fun, Aurora Nights, Winter Fun Getaway for Two, and Be My Valentine.


Week 1 - (January 10-16) Perfect Winter Fun at Perfect North Slopes, including a Perfect North Bonus Pack (5 tickets anytime) and Adult Gold (Unlimited) Tubing Pass, both valid for the 2017 season at Perfect North Slopes.  Total prize value of $405 (awarded on January 17).

Week 2 - (January 17-23) Aurora Nights prize pack, including a $75 gift card to Third and Main Historic Restaurant and a $50 gift card to Great Crescent Brewery (awarded on January 24).

 Week 3 - (January 24-30) Winter Fun Getaway for Two, including an overnight stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lawrenceburg, plus a $50 gift card to The Levee Bar & Grill (awarded on January 31).

Week 4 - (January 31-February 6) Be My Valentine prize pack, including a $125 gift card to Final Cut Steakhouse, plus a dozen long-stemmed roses and box of fudge from McCabe’s Greenhouse & Floral (awarded on February 7).

In order to participate, all entrants must be 21 years of age and are required to enter via the Dearborn County-Southeast Indiana Facebook page.  It’s free to enter, and you can enter each contest once per week.  Good luck, and we hope to see you this winter!