SATURDAY, MAY 14TH, 2016. Visit the Community Art Center to see Plein Air Painters at work, Creative pieces in many different mediums. Visit & talk with 15 artists on site. Pick up a map to Tour 8 home studios. Take a drive to Patriot Indiana, and visit the riverfront studio of Jay Benzing. All in all a wonderful experience on a Saturday in May.
Rivertown Art Tour
Community Yard Sale Saturday June 11, 2016 – 8am – 4pm Yard Sales are set up all around the town of Vevay for your treasure hunting pleasure. Some sites in the County will be on the map. Maps available at the Visitor’s Center or by email firstname.lastname@example.org a few days before the sale. Call: 812-427-3237
Community-wide Yard Sales
Join us Saturday July 16, 2016 on the Museum Grounds in Vevay. Big Tent Chautauqua 11am & 2pm Live Old time Tent Show Annie Oakley, Dr Balthazar’s Marvelous Miracle Medicine Show Comedy Juggler, Matt Jergens The Fiery Suffragette Artisan Booths 10am – 5pm Chautauquas were the rage in Vevay from 1905 through 1931. Our Chautauqua provides the perfect venue for the talents of local artisans. Sponsored by the Switzerland County Historical Society Free Admission 812-427-3560
Big Doin’s Chatauqua & Art Fair
Join us August 25-28th, 2016 for a great time 45th Swiss Wine Festival, Paul Ogle Riverfront Park in Vevay, Indiana. All kinds of entertainment and special exhibits For detailed schedule of events & performances visit: www.swisswinefestival.org
Swiss Wine Festival 2016
Join us each month from 6-9 p.m. in downtown Vevay for Vevay’s First Friday event. Community Art Center, corner Main & Ferry Art Show Opening features a different artist each month. Live music at Swiss Perks Coffee Shop or on the street. Enjoy late evening shopping and dining, and just visiting with friends. Live Music Various musicians perform on Main Street and Ferry Street, when weather permits.
Vevay’s First Friday
The Bavarian Beer Bash, originally scheduled for October 2016, has been cancelled. Consult our Calendar on the Home Page for other enjoyable events in Vevay and Switzerland County.
Bavarian Beer Bash
The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay will touch each of Indiana’s 92 counties during the 2,300 mile journey across the state. The torch relay route showcases locations of natural beauty, local interest and/or historic significance to the state. It will start in September 2016 in Corydon, Indiana’s first state capitol, and culminate with a celebration in October on the statehouse grounds in Indianapolis. Handling of Torch The torch relay will be in Switzerland County on Saturday, September 17. Accompanying the torch will be a mobile visitor center serving as an interactive museum, which will be open to the public from 9am – noon. It’s exhibits highlight important milestones during Indiana’s first 200 years. A torch is the centerpiece of our state flag, representing liberty, enlightenment and Indiana’s far reaching influence. The Switzerland County torch relay will begin in Vevay, travel north on State Road 56, and end in East Enterprise. The torch itself is being designed by engineering faculty and students at Purdue University. It will be primarily transported by individual people, passing the flame from torch bearer to torch bearer. Additional Modes of Transportation Other modes of transportation will also be employed that are symbolic of the history and heritage of […]
Indiana Bicentennial 2016
The 2016 Vevay White Stockings Baseball season is underway: Blackbottom 9 – 7 inning Double Header 4/10 1:00 pm Paul Ogle Park, Vevay IN Rising Belle River/Lexington Bluegrass Barons 4/17 1:00 pm Heritage Village – Cincinnati OH Cincinnati Buckeyes/Cincinnati Red Stockings 5/1 12:00 pm Heritage Village – Cincinnati OH Blackbottom 9 – 7 Inning Double Header 5/15 1:00 pm Joyce Park – Fairfield OH Rising Sun Belle River/Rip City Canal Jumpers 6/26 1:00 pm Rising Star Casino – Rising Sun IN Heart of Vintage BaseBall Tournament 7/10 10:00 am Joyce Park – Fairfield OH Ruler of the River Tournament 8/14 TBO Classgen Field – New Richmond IN Losantiville Black Stockings – 7 Inning Double Header 8/21 1:00 pm Eden Park – Cincinnati OH Indiana vs Ohio Battle of the Borders 9/11 1:00 pm Rising Star Casino – Rising Sun IN Vevay Fall Classic 9/25 1:00 pm Paul Ogle Park – Vevay IN Vevay White Stockings is inspired by a historic team of the same name. Some games are played with vintage rules, and some with modern rules. Call Andy Haskell at 317-409-3209 for more infomation
Vevay White Stockings Baseball Season
October 1-2, 2016. Visit 3 historic sites in Switzerland County: Musee de Venoge, Thiebaud Farmstead, & Stonehouse Creations. Hearth cooking, heirloom gardens, period music, early trades. The Thiebaud farmstead features a restored 1860s house with period furnishings. The French-Swiss cottage at Musee de Venoge dates to the early 1800s. Stonehouse Creations is located at a historic stone house in near Lamb, featuring produce and flowers, fresh & dried. Free Admission: Donations appreciated Hours: Saturday October 1, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday October 2, noon – 5:00 pm www.venoge.org Phone: 812-593-5726 www.switzcomuseums.org Phone 812-427-3560 Stonehouse Creations & Greenhouse 1134 E Hwy 56 Vevay IN 47043 Phone 812-599-7392
Rural Heritage Tour
The Sleepy Hollow Fall Celebration will take place the Saturday, October 15, 2016. Join us for family-oriented fun around the historic Switzerland County Courthouse Square and on Liberty Street. The fall leaves at the courthouse and the town’s decorations help showcase Sleepy Hollow as one of Switzerland County’s favorite annual events. Attractions Enjoy arts and crafts, demonstrations, the “friendly” Headless Horseman, horse drawn wagon rides, and live entertainment. There will also be a bale throwing contest (men and women), a needle in a haystack search (youth), plus a pumpkin & apple pie baking contest, Live band music plays from 10am till 4pm, usually bluegrass, cajun or country. Bring a camera because there will be plenty of memories in the making! Vendor Space Arts and crafts vendor space is available on a first come, first serve basis by pre-registration at the Switzerland County Visitors Center. Handmade arts & crafts only! (No flea market or commercial items please). Table space is 10′ wide and 6′ deep and is available along the courthouse fence. Spaces measuring 10-feet wide by 12-feet deep are available on Main Street between the sidewalk and the street. Also on Main Cross Street on the blacktop. Enjoy arts and […]
Sleepy Hollow Fall Festival
Visit two historic houses, 1820’s Venoge and 1860’s Thiebaud farmstead. Enjoy country hospitality as you step back in time to Christmas in the past The pleasures of hearth cooking, and entertaining of the times in rural southern Indiana, come to life in these beautifully restored National Register sites. Musee de Venoge 175 Hwy 129 Vevay IN 47043 Phone 812-593-5726 Thiebaud Farmstead 5147 Hwy 56 Vevay IN 47043 Phone 812-427-3560 For more details, visit these websites: www.venoge.org www.switzcomuseums.org
A Country Christmas
A fairy tale Christmas Wonderland, complete with lighted displays and holiday inflatables. Come down to the Ogle Riverfront Park after dark and find yourself in a fantasy world of light and color. On display throughout the month of December. Light up the park event Saturday December 3, 2016 Help us restore the lighted displays before December 1st. Call the Visitors Center to adopt a display, 812-427-3237. Or contact Larry Tolbert