Friday, March 30, 2012

Spring Time in Southern Indiana

Turtles at Celina Pond in Perry County, Indiana
We've been busy posting photos of the blossoms of Southern Indiana on our Facebook page.  

Be sure to check it out. 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Celebrate the Artisans of Southern Indiana

Indiana Artisan Marketplace Features Local Artisans, March 31-April 1

Turtle Creek Winery: Indiana Artisan
If you appreciate fine art and specialty foods and would like to support local artists, don’t miss the Indiana Artisan Marketplace on March 31 and April 1 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. We’re proud to announce that an artisan from our county will be exhibiting at the Marketplace, the state’s premier art and food experience.

Indiana Artisan recognizes the highest level of Indiana craftsmanship and includes everything from fine chocolates and handmade soaps to specialty jewelry and stoneware pottery. Artists from our county have had their work recognized as exceptional by Indiana Artisan.

Whether you’re a transplant to Central Indiana looking to reconnect with artists from home or an art enthusiast willing to travel to support our artisans, you’ll want to visit the Marketplace for an experience unlike any other. Browse one-of-a-kind artwork while enjoying Indiana music, watching art demonstrations, and tasting the craft foods and wines. You’ll also have the rare opportunity to meet artisans from our town and around the state and hear their incredible stories.

Artisans from our county exhibiting at the Marketplace include:

·  Laura Pfeiffer, Corydon, 24 wines from Turtle Run Winery, 
Turtle Creek Winery


Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. EDT

Sunday, April 1, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT

Location: Indiana State Fairgrounds
Admission: $10 (children 15 and under free)
Parking: $3

Friday, March 23, 2012

Bloomin' Good Times in Dubois County

Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand
 Located in the rolling hills of Southwestern Indiana, Dubois County was named in honor of Toussaint Dubois, a Frenchman who lived in nearby Vincennes, Indiana. The first settlers, many of who were of German and Irish descent,  came to this area in the early 1800s because of its abundant forests and wildlife.  A

 buffalo trace that ran through this part of Indiana also attracted many settlers, some coming here in 1801 to settle along the trace which ran from Vincennes to Jeffersonville, Indiana near Louisville, Kentucky.

The turret at Monastery Immaculate Conception
German Catholics were attracted to the area as there was a large Catholic settlement in Vincennes.  They built many wonderful cathedrals in the small towns of Dubois including in Jasper, Huntingburg and most famously, Ferdinand, where the magnificent Monastery Immaculate Conception, built in 1867 and located on 190 acres of undulating hillside, is located.

Each of the towns in the county are distinctive and each has a rich architectural and historical aura.
Historic 4th Street in downtown Huntingburg

Huntingburg so represents small town America that several major motion pictures were filmed there including A League of Their Own, Soul of the Game and The Flood.
This spring, as flowers are blooming, follow the winding roads through the charming cities and hamlets of Dubois County.

For more information on what to do in
Dubois County, click here.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Volunteer smorgasbord set for French Lick-West Baden

The historic resort communities of French Lick and West Baden are cooperating to make it easier for people to find their ideal volunteer experience.

At a free Volunteer Open House on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, those over 18 can browse the opportunities available at four nonprofit organizations: French Lick West Baden Museum, French Lick Scenic Railway, Indiana Landmarks, and Visit French Lick West Baden (the convention and visitors bureau for Orange County). Refreshments will be served at the open house, 5-7 p.m. at the Visitors Center in French Lick, IN.  

Staff and volunteers from each organization will discuss the various ways volunteers can participate in delivering entertaining and educational programs to visitors. The organizations need volunteers as tour guides, museum store assistants, office assistants, tourism ambassadors and special projects volunteers. 

Visit French Lick West Baden provides visitor information via phone, email and in person at the Visitors Center where tourists receive assistance with trip itineraries, obtain information about local and regional attractions, and pick up maps.

Indiana Landmarks, a statewide historic preservation group, offers guided walking tours of the historic French Lick and West Baden Springs hotels and operates Landmarks Emporium, museum stores located inside each historic hotel.

The French Lick West Baden Museum offers visitors a glimpse into the past of the historic resort towns and features “the biggest little show on earth,” a miniature diorama of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus that once occupied winter quarters in French Lick.

The French Lick Scenic Railway, located in the historic French Lick Depot, preserves, restores and displays railroad history. The railway operates train excursions, including a new Murder Mystery event and The Polar Express, a popular winter ride. 

What: Volunteer Open House

Where: Visitors Center
      8291 West Beechwood Avenue (behind the Dairy Queen on SR 56)
      French Lick, IN 47432
      (812) 936-3418, 866-309-9139

When: Wednesday
      April 18, 2012
      5-7 p.m.

Who:  French Lick West Baden Museum
      French Lick Scenic Railway
      Indiana Landmarks
      Visit French Lick West Baden

Monday, March 19, 2012

Enjoy Spring in Southern Indiana

Photo of the Ohio River Scenic Byway as it passes through Leavenworth, Indiana by Sharon Wilson
Did you know the Ohio River Scenic Byway is a 302-mile journey through Southern Indiana?  This beautiful early spring weekend is the perfect time to start your journey. 

Photo by Sharon Wilson of Crawford County Tourism
Spring is here early this year and it is a great time to make plans at Patoka Lake Marina and Lodging

Bluespring Caverns Park opened last week. A different look, more gift store items, & wildflowers are waiting for you & your family. Enjoy our natural wonders!

Golfers, you have to be loving this weather! Get inspired and learn more about French Lick Resort Golf here.

Head to Santa’s Stables in Santa Claus for a trail ride through spring meadows and woods. Lead by trained horseback guides, there’s a 45 minute long trail ride as well as a 15 minute option.

Photo by Sharon Wilson of Crawford County Tourism

For your calendar: Blooms A Busting lawn & patio show will be Mar 24 at the LAWRENCE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS from 8 am-4 pm. Shop vendors, hear master gardener presentations, gather planting information, win door prizes. Spring is near - are you ready? Details at 812-275-4623.

Rodney Beasley and Sons
Outdoor patio dining with full menu will be open for guest at Terry's Pit Stop at Patoka Lake this season.

The 5th annual Southern Gospel music Concert featuring "The McKameys "and Rodney Beasley and sons will be held on March 31st at the Crawford County 4H Community Park. Tickets on sale now!

HELP SOLVE THE MURDER ON THE FRENCH LICK EXPRESS!! For 10 selected days in March and April you can help us join us for A Murder Mystery on the French Lick Express. After a sumptuous dinner under a tented dining area, guests will assist the local authorities in solving the Mystery of a Murder on the French Lick Express. Guests will assist in questioning of a bizarre group of suspects. Reservations required. Dinner optional. 812-936-5300.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

All Aboard for Murder

Murder on the French Lick Express is a theatrical based production combining the intrigue of a classic “who-done-it” murder mystery, with the mystic and timelessness of train travel.

Guests will join us for an optional buffet-style dinner in our tented dining area.  As dinner ends, the show will begin.  Visitors will follow the cast to board the train as it heads out to the murder site.  The lead detective will interview suspects during the trip and guests will need to pay close attention in order to gather clues to solve the mystery.

Murder on the French Lick Express operates ever Friday and Saturday night from March 23rd through April 20th.  There are two special Wednesday night performances on March 28th and April 4th.

Doors open at 6:15pm Eastern time for dinner with the show beginning at approximately 7:00pm.

Tickets for Murder on the French Lick Express are $25 for guests ages 6 and up for the show only.  For dinner and the show tickets are $42 ages 6 and up.

Tickets for Murder on the French Lick Express and other Special Events may be purchased online at our website www dot French Lick Scenic Railway. O R G.  Choose the event you are wishing to purchase for and follow the links through to Ticket Web.  Convenience Fees do apply.

Tickets may also be ordered by phone by calling 1-866-468-3401. Convenience Fees do apply. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

We've Got Things to Do

Explore Southern Indiana Events!

On Tues, Mar 13 at 6pm  is Wildflower Folklore with Jill Vance at the Bedford Public Library.  812-275-4471

Head over to Twitter and tweet us @IndianaLandmark with the hash tag #LoveLandmarks and win free tickets for our exclusive tours of the magnificent restored hotels at West Baden Springs and French Lick. Be sure to Follow us while you're there! (P.S. if you redeem your tour coupon you'll be entered for a chance to win a free overnight at West Baden.)

Is the beautiful weather reminding you to get outside and get active again? Be sure to sign up for the Dogwood Pedal, a cycling event being held in conjunction with the Orleans Dogwood Festival on Saturday, May 7, 2011.

Visit the Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, Indiana. Tour the beautiful grounds, home to nearly 100 Benedictine monks when visiting Santa Claus, Indiana. Carol, our Office Manager, gives you all the details of this beautiful property in our latest video!


Along with many fabulous places to dine and fun things to do, enjoy a ride on The EASTER BUNNY EXPRESS aboard the French Lick Scenic Railway. Along the way, the train will be making a special stop where kids will be able to enjoy hunting for Easter eggs and other prizes. There will even be a chance to meet and have your photograph taken with the Easter Bunny. Call us at 812-936-5300.
Rodney Beasley and Sons
On March 31st, the 6th annual Southern Gospel Music Concert featuring The McKamey's, a family group from Clinton, Tennessee. Also performing are local favorites Rodney Beasley and Sons playing banjo and mandolin.  Crawford County Community 4H Park, Marengo, IN.  Tickets $10.00.

Indiana Artisan Marketplace
Sat, Mar 31 - Sun, Apr 1 
Showcasing the work of Indiana's best artists and artisans, you can buy one-of-a-kind artwork and artisan food directly from the Hoosiers who make it at this once-a-year, special event. Stop by the Limestone Country booth and learn more about the Limestone Trail, a route that winds through Lawrence and Monroe counties and features the area's limestone heritage, art, architecture and attractions. Admission is $10.00, children 7 yrs or younger are free. Parking is $3.00. Click here for more information.

Comfort Suites French Lick offers 20% off golf rates when staying at the hotel. 
Conveniently located it’s Near Casino • Indoor Go-Karts Winery • Patoka Lake • Rail Museum Horseback Riding • Spas Pioneer Village • Water Parks Cave Tours • Antique Gallery Artisan Market • Laser Tag Miniature Golf

Hike the Donaldson Woods & see the old growth forest without the leaves. Wow, those trees are tall! Enjoy your personal state park! Spring Mill State Park.

April in Lawrence County
8 – Easter Egg Scramble, Spring Mill State Park, 1 pm. Storytime, crafts, & Easter egg hunt. 812-849-3534

11-12 – Bluegrass Festival, Little Grantville Bluegrass, Fri. 4-9 pm, Sat. 12-9 pm. Multiple bands perform, food, free admission. 812-277-1705

21-22 – Lawrence County History Festival & Pow Wow, Bedford North Lawrence High School grounds, 10 am-5 pm. History re-enactments, classic rock & roll band concert by NOX, multi-nation Pow Wow, period crafts and vendors. 812-279-3561

May in Lawrence County
18-20 – International Bowhunters Organization, Triple Crown Championship, Lawrence Co. Fairgrounds, 7 am-7 pm. Adult and youth competitions, vendors, auctions, hunter defense education course. 812-277-0187

26-27 – Civil War Days, Spring Mill State Park, 9 am-5 pm.  Meet historical figures of the Civil War, such as Mrs. Robert E. Lee, and Mrs. Stonewall Jackson, battle re-enactments, and attend a Civil War Ball. 812-849-3534

25-28 – Memorial Weekend Ride, Midwest Trail Rides Horseman’s Campgrounds. Hoosier National Forest trail rides, welcome social, dance, meals, lodging, box stalls, horse clinician-Gary Lane. 812-834-6686

Abraham Lincoln turned  203 on Sunday, February 12 and the world premiere of A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale to take place in June at the Lincoln Amphitheatre.

The show is set in 1816  when Thomas, Nancy, Sarah, and a young Abraham Lincoln moves to Southern Indiana, at that time a wilderness with bears, cougars and wolves. The family was looking for new opportunities. Amidst the hope of a new life, Abe’s mother Nancy sings a powerful song about moving on to Indiana and never looking back. 

The scene fades to the Executive Mansion with President Lincoln talking about his beloved mother to his sons Willie and Tad. “I wish we could have met her,” says Tad. President Lincoln looks at his sons and says “Me, too. She was a special woman. She always taught me to respect others and to remember my place in life.” 
So begins A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale, a new musical about Abraham Lincoln’s Indiana boyhood years. Audiences will witness this inspiring story come to life at the majestic Lincoln Amphitheatre, a 1,500-seat covered outdoor venue nestled amongst the trees on the very land Lincoln walked as a boy. 

A.Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale runs June 8-June30, Wednesday to Saturday evenings with one Sunday matinee July 1. Tickets are currently on sale at the box office (online coming soon) 800-264-4223.

Bookit Now!
Spa at French Lick Expands to Meet Customer Demand

Four massage rooms added, new shower experience offered and Pluto tubs get a BIG makeover

  Some exciting new changes are coming to The Spa at French Lick in the form of new treatment rooms, larger soaking tubs and a new shower system that can only be described as a “shower experience.”
With 65% of its business coming in the form of massages and more requests than they could handle, The Spa at French Lick saw an opportunity to expand. Four additional massage rooms are now under construction in the former salon portion of the spa. The new additions will bring the total number of treatment rooms to 28 in the 27,000 square foot spa. 

“Massages are our most requested service,” says Spa Director Kim Allen.  “More and more guests are recognizing the benefits of massage and coming to us to heal injuries, to help with certain health conditions, and to promote overall wellness."

Wellness has been a reoccurring theme ever since the spa first started offering Pluto baths over 100 years ago. With high concentrations of magnesium, sodium and potassium, the Pluto water is enriched with over 20 different minerals. The Soaking mineral baths offer many benefits, including stimulation of circulation, cell hydration and increased moisture retention.  In addition, medical research shows soaking in the water detoxifies and eases muscle and joint tension to induce relaxation.
The inherent benefits of the traditional bath are being enriched with new technology. New spacious garden tubs will allow each bathing experience to be meditative, comfortable and invigorating. 

Even the showers are getting a make-over at the resort spa. 

“Imagine all the components of your perfect shower,” says Allen. “These new showers not only offer multiple rain showerheads and body sprays but they also let you customize everything from the temperature, to the lights and even the sound thru a digital touchpad.” 

The spa, which is open 365 days a year, does not expect any interruption in service during construction. Work will be done after hours and is expected to take 4-6 weeks.  

For reservations at the Spa at French Lick as well as its sister property-The Spa at West Baden, please call 888-936-9360.  

The dates are set for the Sunset Wine Cruises at Patoka Lake.  Lawrence County’s Carousel Winery is featured Oct 6th. Enjoy food paired with several selections of wine tastings, a full glass of your favorite all while cruising the lake during the long shadows time. Details 888-819-6916.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

FoodieAlert! Perry County Food Trail

The Ohio River in Derby, Perry County IN

The Indiana Foodways highlights the best of what Indiana has cooking and included in their Culinary Food Trails is the Perry County Trail  which meanders its way through beautiful Perry County with stops at two wineries as well as long time favorite restaurants. For more information on Indiana Foodways Culinary Trails, visit

The following are the Perry County Trail stops along with write-ups from the Indiana Foodways about each.

Blue Heron Winery

5330 Blue Heron Lane off Hwy 66 E.

The winding gravel path up Blue Heron Lane leads to a boutique winery overlooking the River. Gary and Lynn Dauby host special events in their barn, filled with local art and stone carvings, as well as growing French grapes and making their favorite wines, including the semi-dry Two Towers, and their popular on Deck Red, often paired with chocolate. All wines are $16.97 per bottle. Another path through the woods leads to the impressive 22' Celtic Cross carved from one stone by artist Greg Harris.

Carriage Inn
217 Main Street
Tell City

Carriage Inn is located in an old brick, quaint carriage house where James Bach landed when he decided to come back home to Indiana from South Carolina.  The menu consists mainly of an array of pizza and sandwich fare plus the now famous Fried Cheescake.  James came up with the Fried Cheescake when a weedding he was catering had a cake disaster. The story goes that a most unusual dessert was created when the groomsmen accidently wrestled their way into the wedding cake.  At the last second, he pulled out some frozen cheescakes from storage and proceeded to experiment to insure something was served to the wedding party.  After a standing ovation from the wedding party, he realized he had a winning dish.  The Fried Cheescake was featured in the One Tank Getaways Cookbook from WTHR-TV, an Indianapolis TV station.  The Carriage Inn was originally opened in 1979 and there is still a booth dedicated to the original owners.

Marcy’ Restaurant
12194 Indiana Street

Leopold is a very small town near I-64 with one very good restaurant - Marcy's, in a very unpretentious modern building with a plain paneled dining room on one side and a pleasant bar on the other. It's hard to snag a table after a local game, when everybody turns out to savor the tender, perfectly seasoned ribs, served with spicy or sweet sauce, available only on Fridays and Saturdays. The marinated rib-eye, chicken livers, frog legs and catfish fiddlers are week-day specialties, and the menu also features a wide choice of sandwiches, appetizers and kids' meals. Most of the entrees should be accompanied by the local specialty; creek (pronounced "crick") fries - potatoes fried with bacon and onions, and finished off with local cheesecake or peach cobbler.

Rocky Point Waterfront Grill
7398 E. State Road 66 "The Scenic By-Way"

Jim Weeks is "the pig roast man" and a nationally award-winning barbeque specialist. He uses only hard woods in his smoke house, and his own rubs to make the pulled pork, ribs and chicken that are staples of his menu, along with the homemade hot potato chips. But Jim also likes to experiment, and is constantly perfecting his recipes for pork tenderloin, seafood, chicken dishes and desserts. Ask what he's working on if you like surprises, or succumb to the nightly specials: Wing night on Wednesdays, crab legs on Thursdays, prime rib or all-you can-eat fish on Fridays, and classic Italian beef on Saturdays. The casual restaurant with a bar is above the general store at the Marina, with a great view of the river, especially from the balcony.

Tell City Pretzels
1315 Washington St
Tell City

Tell City Pretzels have been part of Indiana food lore since 1858, when the centuries-old Swiss recipe became a favorite along the Ohio River. 

The hand-twisted all natural (just 4 ingredients) pretzels have a new store front at the factory with an antique bar where you can purchase the classic "Der Kruncher" pretzels, Tell City sticks, or new ranch pretzels. Call ahead for a tour that includes the hand-twisting demo. 

The Tell City Pretzel company has been designated as an Indiana Artisan food producer. Visit to learn more!

The Patio
3120 E. State Road 66

Three generations of Michelle Stahley's family have made this classic dining experience a pleasure for Perry County's citizenry since the 1960's. With the best Bloody Mary in town, a seafood buffet on Friday nights, and tender grilled prime rib daily, you might expect the see Frank Sinatra and his friends smoking at the bar. Also renowned for their salads, big sandwiches, hand-cut steaks and coconut cream pie, the Patio offers a daily buffet and extensive traditional menu. The frog legs were especially tender and juicy when we visited.

Winzerwald Winery
23600 North Indiana Lake Rd. (CR 39)
Bristow, IN 47515

"The friendly little German-style winery at the top of the hill" is a bit modest for this beautifully appointed tasting room and winery with a spectacular view of the Southern Indiana Uplands just below I-64. Dan & Donna Adams are serious vintners with a great deal of experience and education in wine-making and a string of awards for a variety of complex German and Swiss style wines grown from their own grapes. Winzerwald means "vintners of the forest" and reflects the winery's location in the Hoosier National Forest area. The distinctive Nutcracker logo and label also reflects the Adams' Southern German heritage.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Snow's Gone but Not Forgotten

We know it was 60 plus degrees today but just a few days ago there was a wonderful layer of powdery white snow in Southern Indiana and Sharon Wilson, Office Manager for the Crawford County Tourism Board was outside taking photos of the beautiful late winter snow.

See these and more on our Flickr page

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Antique Meal Celebrates 90-Years of Tri Kappa in Mitchel

Tri Kappa recreates 90-year-old menu for anniversary celebration

MITCHELL — Gamma Epsilon chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa in Mitchell celebrated its 90th anniversary on Jan. 8 with a formal dinner recreating the original induction meeting menu of Jan. 7, 1922.

Charter members of the chapter, Ruth Whitted Alexander, Mary Crawford, Virginia Crawford, Pauline Braman Dalton, Vere Braman Diefendorf, Frances Hostetter, Josephine Marley Hamer, Marjorie Clements Laker, Kathryn Coleman Mathews, Lela Holmes Lindley, Ada Sims Loy, Helen Murphy, Helen Weitknecht and Emma Rhodes, were feted to dinner at the Crawford House in Mitchell.

Debbie Unger, president of the chapter for 2012, is also the owner of the Morgan Keane House on Mitchell’s southwest side. Although not in business any longer as a public venue, Unger still hosts a few events during the year for friends and family — and, in this case, sorority sisters.

“I found the recipes the old-fashioned way. I Googled them,” she said with a laugh. “Finding these old recipes really wasn’t that hard. The only real problem I had was with the grapefruit cocktail. Today it is a drink. Back then it was an appetizer/salad and was served in a pretty piece of stemware. That was the hardest recipe to find.

“I don’t know why they would have had two creamed items on the menu. All that butter and milk. And if you look at pictures of them, they all had these teeny-tiny waists.”

Unger said chapter members realized this important anniversary was coming up a couple of years ago and wanted to do something special for the occasion. Once the original menu was found in historical records, she thought it would be fitting to recreate that first meal.

The meal — consisting of grapefruit cocktail, creamed chicken on patty shells, creamed peas in potato nests, celery, hot rolls and tomato jelly — was served on Tri Kappa plates, as was the dessert course of ice cream, cake, nuts and coffee. The Mitchell chapter is one of only two chapters in the state to have its own chapter house, therefore, having its own plates and cutlery. Everything was in a black-and-white decor, which are the colors of Tri Kappa.

During the program, chapter members shared historic events, news stories and the history of the Mitchell chapter.

Tri Kappa exists only in the state of Indiana. The organization was founded in Indianapolis in 1901 by seven women at the Girls’ Classical School.

Those original seven members were to go to their respective hometowns and found a chapter. Today there are 146 active chapters and 114 associate chapters throughout the state, which include about 9,000 members.


Creamed Chicken in Patty Shells
1 stick butter
One-half cup flour
4 cups whole milk
4 cups cooked chicken, cubed
2 pinches thyme
salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter, whisk in flour until smooth. Slowly whisk in milk. Add thyme, cook until thickened. Add chicken, salt and pepper. Serve over pastry shells. 6-8 portions.

Creamed Peas in Potato Nests

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon sugar
One-half teaspoon salt
dash of pepper
2 cups frozen peas

In quart saucepan, melt butter, whisk in flour until smooth. Slowly whisk in milk. Then stir in sugar, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Add peas. Simmer five minutes until peas are heated. Serve over nests of mashed potatoes. Serves 4 to 5.

Tomato jelly
1 1/4 cups boiling water
1 3-ounce package lemon gelatin
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar
One-half teaspoon salt
One-eighth teaspoon hot sauce
Dissolve lemon

Monday, March 5, 2012

Patoka 4 Seasons Resort Late Winter Snow

We've got snow in Southern Indiana and have the photos to prove it. 

But better look quick because by tomorrow it might be gone.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Think Spring!

Cave Country Canoes has caught spring fever really bad and they sent over a cache of early spring photos for us to share at Explore! Southern Indiana's Flickr page

So check it out and catch some spring fever too...

Friday, March 2, 2012

Indiana Artisan Marketplace Features Lawrence County Artisans, March 31-April 1

If you appreciate fine art and specialty foods and would like to support local artists, don’t miss the Indiana Artisan Marketplace on March 31 and April 1 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. We’re proud to announce that two artisans from our county will be exhibiting at the Marketplace, the state’s premier art and food experience.
Indiana Artisan recognizes the highest level of Indiana craftsmanship and includes everything from fine chocolates and handmade soaps to specialty jewelry and stoneware pottery. Artists from our county have had their work recognized as exceptional by Indiana Artisan.

Whether you’re a transplant to Central Indiana looking to reconnect with artists from home or an art enthusiast willing to travel to support our artisans, you’ll want to visit the Marketplace for an experience unlike any other. Browse one-of-a-kind artwork while enjoying Indiana music, watching art demonstrations, and tasting the craft foods and wines. You’ll also have the rare opportunity to meet artisans from our town and around the state and hear their incredible stories.

Artisans from Lawrence County exhibiting at the Marketplace include:
·         Charlotte Waltz, Norman, persimmons,
·         Carousel Winery, Mitchell, wine,

In addition, Lawrence County Tourism and Visit Bloomington will be at the Marketplace representing the Limestone Trail.  This tourist trail through the limestone belt of Lawrence & Monroe Counties presents history, geology, art, and heritage of the limestone industry in the area.  

Dates: Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. EDT
            Sunday, April 1, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT
Location: Indiana State Fairgrounds
Admission: $10 (children 15 and under free)
Parking: $3