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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Show your hometown pride with an HCHC destination bumper sticker

You’ve seen them before, the oval bumper stickers on cars that are from various destinations, such as “OBX” for the Outer Banks, or “HH” for Hilton Head, well Historic Corydon, Harrison County now has one too. You can purchase yours at the Blaine H. Wiseman Visitor Center located at 310 North Elm Street in Historic Downtown Corydon for $2.00 + tax.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Open House at Scout Mountain Winery

Scout Mountain Winery invites you to their Christmas Open House on December 18 and 19 from noon to 6 p.m. each day. Enjoy the holidays with food and treats while you taste their wine. You will also receive a present with your wine purchase. Scout Mountain Winery is located at 2145 Scout Mountain Road, Corydon. For more information call 812-738-7196.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Show at the Corydon Jamboree

The Corydon Jamboree will have their Christmas show this Saturday, December 18. The show will feature Lloyd Wood, Amber Martin, Ron Gaddis, Ronnie Murphy and Dennis Adkins. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with entertainment beginning at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $10 and $6 for children six to ten years old. Children under five are free. For more information call 812-738-1130 or visit corydonjamboree.com.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Tea at Magdalena's Restaurant

The 5th annual Christmas Tea at Magdalena’s Restaurant and Cafe on the Square will take place on Sunday, December 19 with the first setting from 2 to 4 p.m. followed by a second setting from 6 to 8 p.m. The tea will feature an array of specialty teas of the season, fancy foods, a candy buffet, gourmet desserts, live music, poetry reading, door prizes and more. Each setting is $25.00 per person. Reservations are required. For more information visit magdalenas.com or call 812-738-8075.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Open House at Scout Mountain Winery

Scout Mountain Winery invites you to their Christmas Open House on December 11, 12, 18 and 19 from noon to 6 p.m. each day. Enjoy the holidays with food and treats while you taste their wine. You will also receive a present with your wine purchase.

Scout Mountain Winery will also be participating in the Winter Wine Walk this Saturday, December 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. They will be stationed inside Arlston's Book Sellers.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Indiana is turning 194! Celebrate at Corydon Capitol State Historic Site

Indiana is turning 194!
Celebrate at Corydon Capitol State Historic Site on Dec. 10.

Indiana is turning 194! Corydon Capitol State Historic Site is celebrating on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Wright Interpretive Center. Living historian Brian Cushing, performing as early settler John Tipton, brings to life one of Indiana's most successful settlers.

John Tipton immigrated to Harrison County at the age of 17 to take up farming. It wasn't long before he was commanding a company of the Harrison County Yellow Jackets, fighting with them at the Battle of Tippecanoe. Following the War of 1812, he was promoted to Brigadier General. Returning to Harrison County, he served as sheriff and then in the State House of Representatives for the new state of Indiana. He served eight years as a U.S. senator. Tipton helped found the towns of Logansport and Columbus.

Brian Cushing has been re-enacting for more than ten years and lends his expert advice to many groups and historical societies. He is excited to give a presentation in the town Tipton lived in for many years.

The Wright Interpretive Center is located at 126 East Walnut Street in downtown Corydon, Indiana. The program is $2 per adult and $1 per student. Cake and punch will be available to all attendees in order to wish Indiana a happy birthday — the actual day is Dec. 11. For questions, call Corydon Capitol State Historic site at 812.738.4890.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Repeal Day Celebration at Grateful Goat Vineyard & Winery

Grateful Goat Vineyard & Winery, one of the newest wineries to our area located just north of Harrison County, will host a Repeal Day Celebration. It is an event to celebrate the anniversary of the end of prohibition which occured December 5, 1933. Celebrate the 77th year of freedom with your friends at Grateful Goat. For more information visit www.gratefulgoat.com or www.facebook.com/gratefulgoat. The event if free and will take place on Saturday, December 4 from noon to 8 p.m. Grateful Goat Vineyard & Winery is located at 1404 W, Palmyra Lake Rd. in Palmyra, IN. They can be reached at 812-364-4649.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Winter Wine Walk

Historic Downtown Corydon presents the Winter Wine Walk. Avoid the mall madness and sip and shop before the holiday crunch. The Winter Wine Walk will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 11 at varioius locations around the square in Historic Downtown Corydon.

Shops include:

Little Texas Consignment

Albin Jewelers

Cellar on the Square

Ariston's Book Sellers

Magdalena's Restaurant

Viola's Gallery

Abigail's Antiques

Colokial

White Cloud Window

House of Gems

Wineries Include:

Best Vineyards Winery

Huber Winery

Old Capitol Brew Club

Scout Mountain Winery

Indian Creek Winery

Turtle Run Winery

More Signing up Daily!

Start your walk at any of the participating businesses. $10 entry fee for adults. Fee includes a souvenir glass, a free chance drawing ticket and free samples.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Have Breakfast with Santa at Magdalena's Restaurant & Cafe on the Square

Magdalena’s Restaurant and CafĂ© on the Square will host Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 4 from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Children ten years and under are invited to this special breakfast with the jolly man himself, SANTA CLAUS! Children can participate in games, crafts, door prizes, pictures and sing-a-long songs. The cost is free for children. Adults pay the cost of the breakfast buffet.

Reservations are required. For more information visit magdalenas.com or call 812-738-8075.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Harrison County Convention and Visitors Bureau would like to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving! We hope to see you at the 25th Annual Light Up Corydon on Saturday, November 27. Remember......This Is Indiana!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Don't forget to purchase your Light Up Ornament

Light Up Corydon ornaments, commemorating the 25th annual Light Up Corydon event, will go on sale to the public on Saturday, November 27 during Light Up Corydon festivities. The ornaments will be available for purchase for $28 at the Blaine H. Wiseman Visitor Center, Butt Drugs, Town Square Gallery and The Christmas Goose. The ornaments are made by Zimmerman Art Glass. Proceeds go to Main Street Corydon.

Monday, November 22, 2010

25th Annual Light Up Corydon Schedule of Events

Noon: Merchant Open House Begins

Noon – 6 p.m.: Governor Hendricks’ Headquarters Open House

1:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Sugar Arts Society silent auction of Gingerbread Houses and a gingerbread ornament decorating station for kids.

2:00 – 9 p.m.: Free Carriage Rides on the Square

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Registration for WKLO Kringle Jingle Kash Prize Giveaway

4:00 p.m.: Registration for Shopping Spree Begins – Tent next to Bandstand

4:00 p.m.: Corydon Dulcimer Society Christmas Program – Wright Interpretive
Center

4:00 p.m.: Harrison County Homemakers annual Cookie Walk (on the square)

5:00 p.m.: Christmas Entertainment Begins on the Hurley D. Conrad Memorial Bandstand

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Live Nativity Scene – Nativity Collection Display at Corydon United
Methodist Church (on the Square)

6:20 p.m.: Live Storytelling of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” on the Hurley D. Conrad
Memorial Bandstand

6:40 p.m.: Santa Lights Up the Square

6:50 p.m.: Drawing for Shopping Spree

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Pictures and Visits with Santa - First State Capitol

8:00 p.m.: Hayswood Theatre Presents: “Little Women”

Dec. 4, 11, & 18 - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Pictures with Santa at First State Capitol

Friday, November 19, 2010

Hayswood Theatre Presents “Little Women” in November

Hayswood Theatre is bringing the well known classic novel, “Little Women” to the stage beginning November 26 and running through December 12. This Christmas story is a favorite amongst many generations. The story centers around the adventures and hardships four sisters endure during the Civil War. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for children (17 and under) and seniors (65+), and can be purchased at the Blaine H. Wiseman Visitor Center or by calling 738-2138.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Corydon Ornament Commemorating the 25th Annual Light Up Corydon

Light Up Corydon ornaments, commemorating the 25th annual Light Up Corydon event, will go on sale to the public on Saturday, November 27 during Light Up Corydon festivities. The ornaments will be available for purchase at the Blaine H. Wiseman Visitor Center, Butt Drugs, Town Square Gallery and The Christmas Goose. The ornaments are made by Zimmerman Art Glass. Proceeds go to Main Street Corydon.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

25th Annual Light Up Corydon

Avoid the mall crowds this post Thanksgiving weekend and enjoy the nostalgic ambiance of an old-fashioned Christmas. Join us on November 27 to celebrate the 25th annual Light Up Corydon event on the downtown square. Kick off the Christmas season with merchant open house specials, gazebo entertainment, prize drawings, Christmas carolers, carriage rides and all the excitement building up to the arrival of good ole St. Nick as he lights up the square. Bring your family and friends and make Light-Up Corydon a new holiday tradition. Read next week's blog for a complete schedule or call or visit the Blaine H. Wiseman Visitor Center located at 310 North Elm Street in Historic Downtown Corydon at 812-738-2138. Visit thisisIndiana.org for more information.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Hayswood Theatre Presents “Little Women” in November

Hayswood Theatre is bringing the well known classic novel, “Little Women” to the stage beginning November 28 and running through December 12. This Christmas story is a favorite amongst many generations. The story centers around the adventures and hardships four sisters endure during the Civil War. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for children (17 and under) and seniors (65+). Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Blaine H. Wiseman Visitor Center or by calling 812-738-2138.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Corydon Jamboree’s November Line-Up

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday night with entertainment beginning at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $10 and $6 for children six to ten years old. Children under five are free. For more information call 812-738-1130 or visit corydonjamboree.com.

Nov. 6 - By the Book (Gospel Quartet)

Nov. 13 - Christy Miller

Nov. 20 - Lloyd Wood, Amber Martin, Mary Kutter

Nov. 27 - Mike Porter, Marsha Banning (Brother/Sister Duo)

The venue is a 400+ seat auditorium which is temperature controlled for your comfort and features a state-of-the art sound system. The audience includes people of all ages, backgrounds, and musical preferences. You may even see your neighbor there. Concessions are available.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Mmmmmm, chicken!

Who's hungry for some chicken? The Pisgah #32 Masonic Lodge will host a chicken dinner on Saturday, November 6 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information about the dinner call 812-738-3931.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Have Dinner at Indian Creek Winery

Indian Creek Winery will host a dinner this Saturday, November 6. Call 502-396-6209 for more details.
Indian Creek Winery is located at 6491 County Line Rd. NE in Georgetown, IN.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Discounted Cave Tickets Available at the Blaine H. Wiseman Visitor Center

Discounted cave tickets to Squire Boone Caverns and Marengo Cave are available for purchase at the Blaine H. Wiseman Visitor Center located at 310 N. Elm Street in Historic Downtown Corydon. Adult tickets to Squire Boone Caverns are $12 and child tickets are $6. Adult tickets, for both Marengo Cave tours are $18 and $9.50 for children. No other discounts apply. All tickets are non-refundable. Call 812-738-2138 for more information.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Saturday's Line-Up at The Corydon Jamboree

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday night with entertainment beginning at 7:30 p.m. $10 general admission, $6 for children six to ten years old and free for children under five. For more information call 738-1130 or visit corydonjamboree.com.

October 3oth
"Country Star Revue"
Karissa Stepter
Ricky Puckett
Tiffany Puckett
Gene Hogan
Otis Berry

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Last Weekend for Halloween Fun

Looking for some scary things to do this Halloween weekend? Harrison County has some frightfully fun activities that will put you in the Halloween mood.

Hayswood's Haunted Theatre

Hayswood Theatre has turned its stage into a haunted theatre and this is the last weekend to enter, if you dare. The haunted theatre will take place on Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30. Tickets for the haunted theatre are $5.00 a person and are only available at the door. The haunted theatre opens at 6:30 p.m. with consecutive tours beginning at 7 p.m. and concluding at 11 p.m.

Terror at The Fun Farm

Experience terror at The Fun Farm this Friday and Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. The Fun Farm has a 3D haunted house and corn maze for you to brave your way through. Admission is $15.00 per person. Call The Fun Farm at 800-952-3580 for more information and for group discounts and hours. The Fun Farm is located at 2690 Breckenridge Rd. NE in Corydon.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

HCHC Destination Bumper Stickers on Sale NOW!

You’ve seen them before, the oval bumper stickers on cars that are from various destinations, such as “OBX” for the Outer Banks, or “HH” for Hilton Head, well Historic Corydon, Harrison County now has one too. You can purchase yours at the Blaine H. Wiseman Visitor Center located at 310 North Elm Street in Historic Downtown Corydon for $2.00 + tax.

Enjoy Fall Down on the Square this Saturday

Fall Down on the Square will take place this Saturday, October 30, from 3 to 8 p.m. This is the second year for the free festival taking place on the Historic Downtown Corydon Square. Festivities include games, pony rides, hay rides, live music, food, drawings and a children's costume contest for ages 0 to 12. For more information about the festival, call 812-738-1869.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Dulcimer Society’s Traditional Music Festival

The Dulcimer Society’s Traditional Music Festival will take place this weekend, October 29 and 30, at O'Bannon Woods State Park. Activities for the weekend will include the dulcimer concert, workshops, crafts, a chili cook-off, pumpkin carving, hay rides, a presentation on bird watching, trick-or-treating, and a campsite decorating contest. Call 812-738-8232 for more information.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

2nd Annual Scout Mountain Fall Shindig

Scout Mountain Winery will host their 2nd Annual Scout Mountain Fall Shindig on Saturday, October 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. Owner, Mike will be making his famous 30 gallon cast iron pot of beans and ham, and wife and owner, Margaret, will prepare the cornbread. They will also have live music and hopefully, if we get some rain, a bon fire. Just bring your lawn chair and favorite people. The event benefits the local Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.). Scout Mountain Winery is located at 2145 Scout Mountain Road NW in Corydon. For more information call 812-738-7196 or visit www.scoutmountainwinery.com.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hayswood’s Haunted Theatre

Hayswood Theatre will turn its stage into a haunted theatre on October 22, 23, 29 and 30. Tickets for the haunted theatre are $5.00 a person and are only available at the door. The haunted theatre opens at 6:30 p.m. with consecutive tours beginning at 7 p.m. and concluding at 11 p.m.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween Fest at Buffalo Trace Park

Buffalo Trace Park will host a Halloween Fest on Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24. The fest will feature Halloween trick-or-treating, camp site decoration contest and pumpkin carving. For more information call 812-364-6112. Buffalo Trace Park is located at 1540 Hwy. 150 in Palmyra.

76th Annual Halloween Parade

This year marks the 76th consecutive running year for Corydon’s annual Halloween Parade on Capital Avenue; making this one of the longest running parades in the country. The parade will take place on Saturday, October 23 at 6 p.m. A costume contest will be held on the Hurley D. Conrad Memorial Bandstand at 4 p.m. The contest is open to all ages. For more information call 812-738-4890.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fall foliage beauty unveiled in Historic Corydon, Indiana - Online Leaf Cam lets visitors watch as fall foliage unfolds

Travelers seeking memorable getaways where they can experience the most beautiful autumn weather and scenery will find it in Historic Corydon and Harrison County Indiana. The region offers a variety of ways in which to experience the season’s hidden escapes and acres of untouched colorful and changing leaves.

Leaf peepers can get a sneak peek of Corydon’s fall foliage from their computer screens between now and October 31 when they visit www.thisisindiana.org. While there, they can also register to win a Harrison County Couples Getaway Package worth $250.

Breathtaking scenic views and vivacious color are on display throughout Harrison County with an incredible variety of hiking trails, farms and wineries that make for a perfect couples weekend escape. O’Bannon Woods State Park, just one of the many beautiful parks in the region, offers a variety of outdoor activities, with camping, hiking and horseback trails, nature reserve, pioneer village, and more, spread out over 24,000 acres of forests. A multitude of family-related attractions and fall festivals, including playful pumpkin patches and romantic horse and carriage rides at Deere Farms, is the perfect getaway for the vibrant reds, yellows and oranges of the autumn season. Upcoming events include fall outdoor concerts at the wineries, antique car show, Fiber Arts Festival, Halloween parade and festivals.