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The Sounds of Summer are Rockin' Along the South Shore!

One of the best things about summer in the South Shore? Festivals! Plenty of food – from BBQ and gyros to funnel cakes and cotton candy and don’t forget about kids activities like parades, face painting and carnival rides. It seems that you can’t have a festival without amazing live…

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These Two Festivals Are a Must for Summer Fun

August is festival time along the Ohio River in Madison and Vevay. These two river towns play host to amazing festivals in August, which feature great food, music and summer fun. Start with Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues, August 18 & 19, 2017 in Madison. Then take a week to recover (or stay for the…

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Two Huge Events, One Exciting Hendricks County Weekend

If you wanted an insider's take on the best weekend of the year to visit Hendricks County, I would tell you it may not get any better than July 8 & 9. Whether you like the sound of drumbeats while watching the splendor of a tribal dancer adorned in beautiful colors, beads and feathers or the roar…

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Treasure Hunters Love This Southern Indiana Antique Market

On the first Sunday in May, Martha and I dusted off our hunting gear (tote bags, wheeled cart, good walking shoes) and headed out at the crack of dawn for the opening of hunting season at the Tri-State Antique Market in Lawrenceburg. Since 1985, Tri-State Antique Market, “Indiana’s largest…

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11 Must See Acts at the Virginia Avenue Folk Fest

Stephen Kellogg once told me that today is a great time “…to be a fan of music.” There were no lines to read-between when he made that comment. As it has done for publishing and cable television, the Internet has blasted wide open the once-selective world behind the microphone. The result…

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Wine, Dine & Unwind at This Historic Farm & Winery

When you're in southeast Indiana and ask people what to do, I guarantee someone will say, "You need to visit Stream Cliff Farm." People visit Stream Cliff for all kinds of reasons: to dine, taste wine, buy plants, enjoy the gardens, take a class, shop, enjoy music & events, for the atmosphere, the…

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You Have To See These Beautiful Gardens in Madison

Are you searching for signs of spring? Madison in Bloom Spring Garden Tour is a sure sign that spring has arrived in southeast Indiana. For 2 weekends, May 13-14 and 20-21, 2017, you can explore (not just peek through the fences) some of Madison’s most beautiful gardens and interact with the…

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10 Reasons You Must Experience Mayberry in the Midwest

Ever wished you could step inside your television and become a resident of the fictional town of Mayberry portrayed on the 1960s hit, The Andy Griffith Show ? The Mayberry in the Midwest Festival will be May 20-21, 2017, in Danville, Ind. That dream is actually more possible than you might think…

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Yelp Bazaar: Top Five Gifts to Share Your Hoosier Pride

We are less than a month away from your favorite shopping event of the year. That’s right, Yelp Indy is bringing the Bazaar back for another round of free shopping and celebration. The Bazaar will fill the Central  Library with music, people and more than 140 local businesses on December 8. RSVP…

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