[r76] Festivals that Showcase our District (9/6/2013 - 10/8/2013)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Start Date: 9/6/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AM

Summer is coming to a close, and fall is in the air. Just because summer is ending doesn’t mean there aren’t still plenty of family fun events to take advantage of in our community. Some of my favorite upcoming events include the traditional German festival, Kunstfest, which honors the founders of New Harmony. Another event is the annual Mount Vernon River Days festival on the banks of the Ohio River.  Both offer something unique for everyone.  

This year, the 2013 Kunstfest will be held on September 21 and 22 in New Harmony. This will mark 31 years of this traditional festival. Kunstfest is two days filled with music, delicious traditional foods, art and crafts and historic reenactments. Historic New Harmony will be filled with more than 150 street booths and stands, as well as the regular galleries and shops of this vibrant town.  There will also be historical craft demonstrators, including blacksmithing, broom and rope making, pottery, antique firearms and even bee keeping. 

The annual Mount Vernon River Days festival will be held on September 13, 14 and 15. Located on the Ohio River riverfront, this festival will have over 100 food and vendor booths and will showcase fireworks, boat races and a parade. There will also be a 5K color run to benefit local children’s programs and a Bar-B-Que competition. This festival will showcase the city of Mount Vernon and the surrounding community.  

I am proud to represent an area rich in tradition and I invite you to come to these special events and experience what we have to offer. Whether it’s your first time or you have run out of fingers and toes to count on, you are in for a truly exceptional experience.


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