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SUMMER / FALL 2019      © 2021 812 Magazine

What's a Hoosier to do?

Result #1: All-American Country Hoedown (June 3-5)

Grab your cowboy hat and dancin' boots before wandering down to Campbellsburg. The good old country fun you'll have is an affordable way to bring in Southern Indiana's blissful summer months. Pull out your signature recipe for the baking contest, dress-up your little one for the Little Cowboy and Cowgirl contest or reignite that musical flair in the talent show. We doubt the crowd of just over a thousand guests will overwhelm you, but we're willing to bet you'll fill up on BBQ chicken and be tappin' your boots to the tunes of two Indiana-based musical groups.

Result #2: Harrison County SummerFest (July 1-2)

In Corydon, for about the same price as a trip to the movies and box of candy, couples, families and friends can win prizes based on their karaoke routine, Texas Hold 'Em strategy, corn hole skills or appetite for wings. If you're more interested in entertainment, be sure to purchase tickets to the Old Capitol Power Pull before the 5,000 seats are snatched up. With cold beer, country music, fried food and truck-and-tractor championships to offer, we challenge you to find a better way to celebrate our country's birthday than the 8th annual "Cockadoodle Days" celebration.

Result #3: Swiss Wine Festival (Aug. 25-28)

This European-inspired celebration in Vevay is a classy way to end the summer season. For just $13 dollars per person or $25 per couple, visitors are invited to sample wine from Indiana's award-winning wineries as the producer describes his or her technique. Stomp on grapes, watch the crowning of this year's Edelweiss Teen Princess or cruise on the Ohio River aboard the Queen City riverboat.

Result #4: Popcorn Festival of Clay County (Sept. 30-Oct. 3)

For the 9th year in a row, close to 20,000 people will flock to Brazil, the hometown of Orville Redenbacher, for a deliciously commemorative weekend. In honor of the "popcorn king," attendees are invited to enter contests where popcorn eating, popcorn recipes, homemade scarecrows and Redenbacher look-alikes will be put to the test. Of course if competition isn't your thing, the Cornstock Music Fest, carnival rides, fireworks and endless free popcorn are sure to make this a weekend one that your family will look forward to every year. Carnival tickets range from $1.50-$15, but bringing along your game face will make every penny seem well spent.