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Heritage Festival

FestivalBring your children for a fun filled day in beautiful southern Indiana. Nestled on the Ohio River, Cannelton is a historic small town born during the times of the booming river trade business. Once a year the city pays tribute to its rich history by hosting the Cannelton Heritage Festival in celebration of history, art, crafts, food and music.

This downtown festival is one of a kind set in the shadows of the Indiana Cotton Mill, a massive sandstone structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Artisans and craftsmen will be set up in front of historic late 1800’s storefronts on the town’s Main Street. Demonstrations by experienced tradesmen will feature skills and talents practiced by the early settlers of Cannelton.

Children will love the hands-on arts and crafts projects at our free Art Workshop Stations under our children’s tent. The kid’s carnival is a popular stop, or perhaps take a free ride on a horse-driven wagon through town. Pick out your pumpkin and dress it up with paint, feathers and anything else your child can imagine.

This family fun day is sure to please mom and dad too. Live music throughout the day ranging from oldies to contemporary. Local wineries will be on hand for tastings and a variety of foods ranging from chicken dinners (a local favorite) to hand-dipped ice cream and pie.

LETTERBOXING! Bring your family on a scavenger hunt through time at our Sandstones of Time Letterboxing Tour. This second annual event will combine America’s fastest growing family hobby of Letterboxing with the history and appeal of Cannelton’s greatest treasures. Test your wits on finding the clues and collecting exclusive stamps for this one-day event.

The Cannelton Heritage Festival is on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Central) on Washington Street. Cannelton is located approximately one and half-hours from Evansville, IN and Louisville, KY, and 30 minutes from Owensboro, KY. The festival is just off Highway 66, part of the Ohio River Scenic Byway.

For more information, contact Brandi Hess, 812-549-5954, email brandihess@gmail.com. If you’re interested in learning more about Letterboxing, or to register your family for the Sandstones of Time Letterboxing Tour, visit www.cannelton.org/sandstonesoftime