April Events

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Indiana State Festival Association Member.


TBA through October
INDIANAPOLIS (Central)
Africa Celebration '98: "The Spirit of a Continent"
Various locations. See January TBA listing for details.

3-4
MADISON (South Central)
2nd Annual Hot Luck & Fiery Foods Exhibition
Thomas Family Winery. Calling all chile-heads, hot food lovers, and spicy vendors! Sample and buy foods, chiles, sauces, peppers. Music, too! Fri: 7-10 pm; Sat: noon-7 pm. Adm. Chg. Steve or Elizabeth Thomas, (812) 273-3755.

3-5
SOUTH BEND (Northern)
22nd Annual Valley
RV & Camping Show
University of Notre Dame's Joyce Center. See page 82 for details.

4-5 Hoosier Artist
VALPARAISO (Northern)
Duneland Woodcarver Show
Porter County Expo Center. Exhibits of woodcarvings; original pieces for sale. Competitions; demonstrations on Sunday. Sat: 10 am-5 pm; Sun: 10 am-4 pm. Adm. Chg. Frank Kik, (219) 845-2695.

4-5 Hoosier Artist
VINCENNES (South Central)
Stitches in Time
Indiana Territory State Historic Site. Family heirlooms, unique pieces more than 100 years old, all types of needlework past and present are on display. Sat: 9 am-5 pm; Sun: noon-5 pm. No Adm. Chg. Jane Campbell, (812) 882-7422.

5 Hoosier Artist
RISING SUN (South Central)
18th Annual Quilt Show and Art Fair
Various historic buildings along S.R. 56. Over 100 handmade quilts, art on display. Demonstrations by various artists. 10 am- 4 pm. No Adm. Chg.RS/OC CTVB, Inc. (888) RSNG-SUN.

8-30, 5/1-24
INDIANAPOLIS (Central)
500 Festival Events
Various locations. See page 81 for details.

11 Hoosier Artist
GREENCASTLE (Western)
Fleece Fair
Putnam County Fairgrounds. Demonstrations of spinning, carding, weaving. Buy wool, yarn, spinning and weaving supplies. Petting zoo, camel rides, food. 9 am-5 pm. No Adm. Chg. Pat Fender, (812) 829-4501.

11 Hoosier Artist
ROCHESTER (Northern)
8th Annual Spring Craft Show
4-H Fairgrounds. Something for everyone! Over 50 craft booths of handcrafted items in two buildings. 9 am-4 pm. No Adm. Chg. Wilma Thomas, (219) 653-2115.

11
VEVAY (South Central)
Easter Egg-Stravaganza
Downtown. Egg hunt, lunch with the Easter Bunny, kite-flying contest, trees decorated with eggs; take advantage of the merchants' spring specials!
10 am-3 pm. No Adm. Chg. Ann Mulligan, (800) HELLO-VV.

16-17 Hoosier Artist
MUNCIE (Eastern)
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Festival of American Music
Pruis Hall at Ball State University. America's rich musical heritage is highlighted in works of various composers. 5:30 pm. No Adm. Chg. Erwin Mueller, (765) 285-5400.

16-18 TOPEKA (Northern)
Topeka Spring Carriage Auction
Auction Horse Arena. Vendors from all over the U.S. display handmade carriages, authentic prairie schooners, and stagecoaches—to be auctioned off. 8 am-10 pm. No Adm. Chg. Robert Bale, (219) 593-2197.

17-19 Hoosier Artist
INDIANAPOLIS (Central)
Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo
Indiana State Fair Event Center. Huge event featuring a professional rodeo, hundreds of booths, arts and crafts, educational opportunities, and more. 9 am-9 pm. Adm. Chg. Debra Jo Endres, (317) 692-7115.

17-18 Hoosier Artist
MUNCIE (Eastern)
Spring Handcrafters' Showcase
Delaware County Fairgrounds Memorial Building. Distinctive exhibits from a five-state area, selling Americana, country, Victorian, southwestern, primitive, contemporary arts and crafts. Fri: 4-9 pm; Sat: 9 am-4 pm. Adm. Chg. Judy Cloud, (419) 436-1457.

18-19
FORT WAYNE (Eastern)
9th Annual Festival of Dollhouses/Miniatures
Show & Sale Community Center. Displays of judged dollhouses and vignettes in a wide range of subjects. Also dealers selling miniature items. Homemade food and desserts available. Sat: 10 am-5 pm; Sun: 11 am-5 pm. Adm. Chg. Joyce VanRy, (219) 483-1953.

18-19 Hoosier Artist
VALPARAISO (Northern) "Quilters Create Memories"
Quilt Show Porter County Expo Center. Approximately 250 new quilts, quilted clothing, merchants' mall, quilt raffle, daily fashion shows. Sat: 9 am-5 pm; Sun: 10 am-4 pm. Adm. Chg. Joann Coredig, (219) 531-1616.

18
WEST LAFAYETTE (Western)
International Food Bazaar
University Church. An ecumenical event for the taste buds! Authentic cuisine from over 25 different countries; cultural displays, native dress. 10:30 am-2 pm. No Adm. Chg. Denise Bartel or Toun Onabanjo, (765) 743-4353.

18-19 WINCHESTER (Eastern)
Home & Business Expo National Guard Armory. See and buy the latest items available for the home and garden. Exhibits; prizes; food available. Sat: 10 am- 5 pm; Sun: noon- 4 pm. No Adm. Chg. Liz Wynn, (765) 584-3731.

20-25 Hoosier Artist
LAPORTE (Northern)
LaPorte County Public Library's 100th Anniversary Celebration
Public Library. Mon.-Fri: Special programs for all ages, including cultural and historical topics. Sat: Craft booths and demonstrations, music, food, special performers. Hours vary. No Adm. Chg. Mary Hedge, (219) 362-6156.

20-25 Hoosier Artist
NEW HARMONY (Southern)
Heritage Week
Various locations on North & West Streets. Stroll the streets to see a variety of 19th century craft demonstrations: basket making, candle dipping, wood turning, blacksmithing, and more. 9 am-5 pm. Adm. Chg. Connie Weinzapfel, (812) 682-4488.

24-26 Hoosier Artist
NASHVILLE (South Central)
Wildflower Foray
Various locations. Nature hikes, garden tours, and musical entertainment add enjoyment to the acres of spring flowers and birds. Call for a schedule of activities. No Adm. Chg. Andrea Smith, (812) 988-2785.

24-25 Hoosier Artist
VERNON (South Central)
Springfest in Historic Vernon
Streets of Vernon. Celebrate spring at this juried arts and crafts festival on Vernon's picturesque streets. Sat: 9 am-5 pm; Sun: 9 am-4 pm. No Adm. Chg. Lisa Trace, (800) 928-3667.

25
ANDERSON (Eastern)
Earth Day - Arborfest '98
Geater Community Center. Earth-friendly activities, demonstrations, and tree giveaway, provided by exhibitors and sponsors. 10 am-3 pm. No Adm. Chg. Tamera Doty, (765) 648-6853.

25-26 Hoosier Artist
BLOOMINGTON (South Central)
Tulipfest eMonroe County Fairgrounds. Dealers from a five-state area display and sell thousands of works of art; also crafts, collectibles, and gift items. Food available. 10 am-4 pm. No Adm. Chg. Helen Lucas, (812) 277-0875.

25-26
BRIDGETON (Western)
Mountain Men Rendezvous
Bridgeton National Historic District. See how life was in the early 1800s: tour an encampment; join costumed participants around campfires for stories. 9 am-5 pm. No Adm. Chg. Blanche Case, (765) 548-2136.

25-26
CRAWFORDSVILLE (Western)
36th Annual Jaycee Sugar Creek Canoe Race & Sport Festival
Elston Park. 10.5- and 16-mile USCA-sanctioned races; children's events; 8K run; USCA-sanctioned bicycle criterium races. Hours vary. No Adm. Chg. Deb Cramer, (765) 364-0969.

25-26 Hoosier Artist
GREENFIELD (Central)
Will Vawter Art Festival & Competition
James Whitcomb Riley Home. Fine arts competition featuring portrait, landscape, abstract, graphics, and wildlife scences. Monetary prizes awarded in each category. Sat: 10 am - 7 pm; Sun: noon-5 pm. (317) 462-4188.

25-26 Hoosier Artist
LAFAYETTE (Western)
Bouquet of Crafts
Tippecanoe City Fairgrounds. Exhibitors from a four-state area feature their clothing, jewelry, ceramic, wood, floral, and fabric crafts. Sat: 10 am-5 pm; Sun: 11 am-4 pm. Adm. Chg. Karen Yackley, (630) 231-8644.

25-26 Hoosier Artist
LEBANON (Central)
American Indian Council 7th Annual Spring Pow Wow
Community Building on 4-H Grounds. Native American arts, crafts, dancing, singing, and food. Dancing Sat: 1:30 pm & 7:30 pm; Sun: 1:30 pm & 4:30 pm. Festival hours are Sat: 10:30 am-9:30 pm; Sun: 10:30 am-4:30 pm. Adm. Chg. Nancy Malaterre, (765) 482-3315 or Susie Deem, (317)545-5057.

25-26 Hoosier Artist
MANSFIELD (Western)
Mansfield Mushroom Festival
Various locations. Go on a mushroom hunt; bid in a mushroom auction. Also arts, crafts, and country food in the covered bridge heartland. 8 am-5 pm. No Adm. Chg. Pat McCarter, (765) 653-4026.

25-26, 5/2-3
METAMORA (South Central)
Morel Madness
Trappers Rendezvous on Canal Street. Bring in the largest, most morels for prizes! Also mushroom tastings, other fun: greased pig contest, chicken hypnotizing, more. 9 am-6 pm. No Adm. Chg. JoAnn Hough, (765) 698-1245.

25-26 Hoosier Artist
NASHVILLE (South Central)
Village Art, Craft, & Antique Fair in Brown County
Various locations. Enjoy art, crafts, antiques for show and sale in the heart of "artist territory." 10 am-5 pm. No Adm. Chg. Pryde Bayliss, (812)988-4014.

25-26 Hoosier Artist
ROCHESTER (Northern)
Redbud Trail Rendezvous
Fulton County Historical Society Grounds. See living history of the frontier: historic camps, crafts, competitions, music; eat authentic food; learn their dances, and more. 10 am-5 pm. Shirley Willard, (219) 223-4436.

25-26 Hoosier Artist
TELL CITY (Southern)
Dogwood Festival
Various locations. Tour scenic Cannelton, Rome, Tell City, and Troy. Along the way visit local communities for food, arts, crafts; take buggy rides, and more. 9 am-4 pm. No Adm. Chg. Donna Adams, (812) 547-2385.

25-26 Hoosier Artist
VERNON (South Central)
Sassafrass Tea Festival
North American House. Sip freshly brewed tea while watching Civil War living history. Heritage artists, period cooking, and evening dance at the Blue and Gray Ball. Museum also open. 9 am-5 pm. Adm. Chg. only for war re-enactment. Chris Asher, (812) 346-8989.

26 Hoosier Artist
NASHVILLE (South Central)
Doll & Toy Show
Seasons Convention Center. Doll artists from across the country display and sell handcrafted dolls, toys, related crafts, doll-making supplies. 9 am-4 pm. Adm. Chg. Joyce Snyder, (812) 988-6463.

30, 5/1-2 Hoosier Artist
TERRE HAUTE (Western)
German Oberlander Club "Strassenfest"
4th & Wabash Ave. German food and beer, outstanding bands, dancing, and Hoosier hospitality with a German flair. 11 am-1 am. No Adm. Chg. David Walbring, (812) 466-2107.

 

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