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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Friday Evening is Full of Exciting Things to do in Historic Corydon, Harrison County

There's no excuse not to be out and about in Historic Corydon, Harrison County this Friday, July 30, evening. From music and entertainment to cultural celebrations you are sure to find something to occupy your time.

Colokial, located at 117 W. Walnut Street in Historic Downtown Corydon, will host another Flavors of the World event featuring a night of Guatemala and Colombia culture. This spicy event will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the Colokial parking lot. Guests will be able to purchase food and enjoy music from Guatemala and Colombia. The store will also remain open and feature great deals. The event will also feature wine tasting by Scout Mountain Winery. For more information call 812-738-1320 or visit

While you are celebrating with Colokial, you can listen to the sounds of the Friday Night Summer Band Concert, or back your lawn chairs and blankets and head over to the heart of the Historic Downtown Corydon square to watch and listen. These free community concerts are held Friday evenings Memorial Day through Labor Day at 7:30 p.m. at the Hurley D. Conrad Memorial Bandstand. Food service is provided by different non-profit organizations each week beginning at 6 p.m. This Friday's performance is by Bourbon City Brass Band. The concerts are subject to the rules and regulations of the Corydon Capitol State Historic Site and may be cancelled due to dangerous weather. For up-to-date cancellations, call 888-738-2137.

The 151st Harrison County Fair, Indiana's oldest continuously running county fair, will continue Friday night. Admission is $8.00. Here is Friday's Fair schedule:
9 a.m. - Open Dairy Goat Show
noon - Admission Gates Open
1 p.m. - Harness Races
5 p.m. - Midway Rides Open
5 p.m. - Mechanical Bull Rides ($2.00)
5 - 9 p.m. - Yellow Brick Road Open
5 - 10 p.m. - Merchant Exhibit Building Open
5:30 p.m. - Bear Hollow Chain Saw Sculpturing
6 p.m. - Baby Contest
6 p.m. - Open Boer Goat Show
7 p.m. - Threshing Demonstration
7 p.m. - Truck Pull
8 p.m. - Storm Bringers on the Midway Stage
9:30 p.m. - Bear Hollow Chain Saw Sculpturing
9:30 p.m. - Chainsaw Sculptures Auction

Hayswood Theatre will wrap up its production of "Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming" this weekend. It's October 1945 and the gospel-singing Sanders family is back together again. The war is over and America's years of prosperity are just beginning. But there's another kind of rite of passage at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, where Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe is giving his last service. Join the Sanders family as they send Mervin and his wife June off in style with hilarious and touching stories and twenty-five toe-tapping Bluegrass Gospel favorites. Hayswood Theatre will raise its curtain to the production of “Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming” from July 16 through August 1. Show times are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors (65+) and children (17 and under) and can be purchased at the Blaine H. Wiseman Visitor Center or by calling 812-738-2138.

While you're in Historic Downtown Corydon, or driving through, check out all of the quaint storefronts surrounding the Corydon Capitol State Historic Site that make Historic Downtown Corydon a shopper's delight. A treasure is sure to be found whether it's antiques, crafts or collectibles you desire. Hours of operation vary by store. And if it's food you are looking for, dine-in at one of restaurants.

For more Historic Corydon, Harrison County events and attractions, and for a list of dining and accommodation options, visit or call 888-738-2137.

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