Things Happening This Weekend

Posted by Kara Hinshaw on Friday, August 11th, 2017 at 12:33pm.

Hope you had a great week. If you are looking for things to do in the Tri-County, see a few of the events happening this weekend! Have fun!

Hard Day’s Night: Beatles Tribute Band (August 12, 6:30pm - ?)
At Lincoln Amphitheatre inside Lincoln State Park

Hard Day’s Night is returning to Lincoln Amphitheatre after a well-received performance in 2015. Hard Day’s Night is ranked as one of the best national Beatles tribute bands. Determined to keep Beatlemania alive, this tribute band is thrilled to introduce new generations to the Beatles, and continue to recreate the Beatles experience for long-time fans.  

Admission:  $17.95 - $29.95
For more information contact 812-937-2359

Holy Family Cardboard Boat Regatta (August 12, 8:00am – 2:00pm)
At Jasper Riverwalk

This event allows participants to design and create a floating vessel of corrugated cardboard using engineering genius, artistic flair (or perhaps a combination of the two), and with human power, compete in multiple races and finish with the crew still insdie.

Awards are given for the following categories:
-First Place Finish (Corporate)
-First Place Finish (General Entry)
-The Most Spectacular Sinking
-The Engineering Spectacle
-The Best Theme (includes boat and crew)
-The Artistic Masterpiece
-The Spirit Award
-The Best Dressed Crew

All boats must be made of normal, regular, ordinary, everyday corrugated cardboard. Cardboard manufactured for shipping (waxed, weather sealed, rolled, pressed, reinforced, etc) is not allowed.

Any one-part glue is allowed. Two part or epoxies, tar-based substances, two-part varnishes, berglass resin, epoxy glue, or similar substances are not permitted. No two-part substances may be used.

Duct tape may be used over the seams ONLY. Please do not cover your boat with tape. It adds too much weight and slows you down.

Creativity is encouraged. Kayaks barges, pirate ships, riverboats, rafts, giant candy, cars, trucks, airplanes, space shuttles, aircraft carriers, dragons, sea monsters, sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, and other marine animals and many other themes are encouraged. Since this is a family event, any theme deemed inappropriate for our younger audience members by judges or starters are subject to disqualification with no refund. So, please use common sense when developing your winning design!

Oars may be of material other than cardboard. Your boat must be free of sharp edges, pointy objects or anything else that could cause injuries. The boat’s passenger area must not be permanently enclosed above the occupant's’ shoulder. Each person must be visible while in the boat. All passengers must wear a life jackets and shoes (no flip-flops).

Boats may not be over 20 feet in length.

Please see Registration Form to complete rules. A completed registration form and payment must be received before race start time on the day of the race.

For more information contact 812-482-6866 or visit

Schweizer Fest (August 11 - 13)
At City Hall Park

Luke Hilgenhold Performance (August 11, 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm)
At City Hall Park

Local 19 year old singer/guitarist has gathered quite a following in the surrounding area during recent months. Musik Halle, City Hall Park.

Country Line Dancing (August 11, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm)
At German American Bank

Country Line Dancing - “Silver Steppers” in front of German American Bank

Carl & Eryn Sommer (August 11, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
At City Hall Park

Longtime Perry County musician, Carl, and his 14 year old daughter, Eryn have been playing many local venues lately and drawing rave reviews. They both play guitar and sing. It promises to be a great musical evening for the entire family. Musik Halle, City Hall Park

Country Line Dancing (August 11, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
At German American Bank

Country Line Dancing in front of German American Bank - Main Street. Presented by Mary Lynn and Larry’s Country Line Dancers.

Tayler Lynch & the Insane Outlaws Band (August 11, 8:30 pm - 12:30 am)
At City Hall Park

Tayler Lynch, singer-songwriter, native of Louisville, KY has hit the music scene in a big way. Tayler has performed at many of Nashville’s most iconic venues such as The Stage, Legends Corner, Silver Dollar Saloon, The Blue Bird, The Listening Room, and Puckett’s, just to name a few. His performances are not limited to just Tennessee, Tayler has played venues in, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, and Texas.

Silly Safaris Live Animal Show (August 12, 10:30 am - 11:15 am)
At City Hall Park

Coyote Chris returns to Schweizer Fest again to recreate their live animal family celebration for kids of all ages. Come join the up-close and personal audience participation and have some fun. Musik Halle, City Hall Park.

Schweizer Fest Horseshoe Tourney (Draw Partner) (August 12, 6:00 pm)
At Zoercher-Bettinger Park

Bring your own partner doubles tournament. Sign-in begins at 6 pm. The competition is tentatively scheduled to be held at Zoercher Bettinger Park (10th and Watt Streets) but other locations are under consideration. Check the website for final location information  

For more information visit or contact Calvin Cash at 812-631-8491

Schweizer Fest Vender Market (Draw Partner) (August 12, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)
At City Hall Park

A variety of venders will be in city hall park selling different goods.

30th Annual Diaper Derby (August 12, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
At City Hall Park

Races for babies and toddlers. Crawling for 6-10 months of age then for 11-15 months of age. Walking for 12 months of age and under and then for 13 to 18 months of age. Register 11:30-12:00 Musik Halle

Schweizer Fest Road Run (August 12, 8:00 am - ?)
At Tell City

Six-mile race begins at 8am and two mile race begins at 8:05 am. Kid’s fun run begins at 9:20. The race starts on 7th Street and ends on Main Street. The course winds through the streets of downtown Tell City before heading through some challenging hills for the 6 mile participants. Participants must complete an official entry form before 7:30 am the day of the race. Award ceremony takes place on Musik Halle stage after the race. Entry fee is $20 per person if received on or before August 5th or $15 per person Family Rate (when signing up 3 or more at one time). Late entries will be $25 after Aug 6th Make checks payable to: Tell City Cross Country Boosters. Proceeds benefit the Tell City Track & Cross Country Teams.

For more information visit or contact Chris Hollinden at 812-719-3644

Farmers Market (August 12, 8:00 am - 10:00 am)
At Tell City Depot

36th Annual Pet Show (August 12, 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm)
At City Hall Park

Everyone goes home a winner! Registration 1:15 - 1:45. To enter show dogs and cats must have rabies shots. Musik Halle - City Park

Schweizer Fest Bench Press Competition (August 12, 10:00 am - ?)
At Everybody’s Fun & Fitness Center

Test your strength in this competition that’s been hosted by EverBody’s Fun & Fitness Center for nearly 20 years! Weigh-in begins at 9:00 am. Competition starts at 10:00 am. 11 divisions - 8 for men, 2 for women, and a masters. Entry fee is $25. All participants will receive a shirt and awards will be given to 1st place winner of each division.

Christian Music Show (August 12, 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm )
At City Hall Park

3:30 - 4:30 pm - Union Baptist Church Worship Group - Led by Daniel White - Guitars, bass and drums accompany this Hawesville group that will present Contemporary Christian music and traditional hymns.

4:45 - 5:45 pm - Justin Bosley and T. J. Xanders - This local duo returns to Schweizer Fest with their unique combination of American folk, rock, blues, gospel and bluegrass sound. They will perform old and new hymns, spiritual songs and contemporary praise and worship music.

6 - 7 pm - Debra Rickelman talented Spencer County vocalist and pianist has performed with her band, and solo, and recently has been working on recording some of her music. She’s performed a couple of years ago in the Musik Halle at Schweizer Fest, and is excited to be closing out this year’s Christian Music Show.

Schweizer Fest Cornhole Tournament (August 12, 1:00 pm - ?)
At Beer Garden

The event will take place on the South end of the Beer Garden. Sing-in from 12-12:40 pm. No early entries will be accepted. The tournament is limited to 64 teams. Both team members MUST be present at sign up. Bring your own partner, all ages are welcome. Entry fee is $20 per team. Best of three in each tround. First place wins $500! Proceeds benefit the Tell City Track and Cross Country Teams.

“Midnight Special” (August 12, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am)
At City Hall Park

In 2014, this highly acclaimed 5 piece recording and touring group gave one of the most talked-about performances ever at Schweizer Fest. You wanted them back, and we got ‘em. Midnight special is 70’s arena rock like you haven't heard played since the 70’s. They have toured with Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Kiss, and Judas Priest, and have been playing together for 36 years. Their playlist includes Steely Dan, Bob Seeger, Foreigner, Elton John, Pink Floyd, Queen, Journey, Styx, Edgar Winter, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper and Genesis. You’ll hear songs you never thought you’d heard songs you never thought you’d hear performed live again. With their authentic equipment and vintage guitars, Midnight Special will transport you back in time for a memorable finish to this year’s Schweizer Fest.

Schweizer Fest Golf Tournament (August 12 - 13)
At Hoosier Heights Country Club

The 43rd annual tournament will be held at Hoosier Heights Country Club on Saturday August 12 and Sunday August 13.

9th Annual Schweizer Fest Wine Garden (August 13, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
At City Hall Park

The Schweizer Fest Wine Garden will be held in City Hall Park on Saturday (August 13th, 2016). This year’s wineries include: Winzerwald Winery; Blue Heron Winery, Monkey Hallow Winery; Quibble Hill Winery; Best Vineyard Winery; River City Winery; Indian Creek Winery; Windy Knoll Winery; Butler Winery, and Scout Mountain Winery. Each will have an assortment of wines available for you sampling enjoyment. Entry to the event is just $15 per person payable the entrance to the wine garden. The first 200 guests are eligible to receive a limited, dated monogrammed wine glass to take home. Also available will be Tell City Pretzels and cheese. Local entertainer Leo Gronquist will provide entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Schweizer Fest Bicycle Tour (August 13, 8:15 am - ?)
At Everybody’s Fun & Fitness Center

The Cyclepaths local bike riding group will be having a free open ride on Sunday. August 13. This bike ride is 50 miles and will start at EverBody’s Fitness located at 710 Fulton Street departing at 8:00am. The route consists of some flat and rolling hills with a couple of good climbs. We will travel along the Ohio River, through German Ridge, to Derby and back around to Saddle Lake and then head back to Tell City. The route offers a stop at Rocky Point and again at the Derby Genral Store for restroom breaks and hydration/nutrition. Roads will be marked with Dan Henry symbols and have limited SAG support. Each rider is required to wear a helmet and be prepared to handle their own bike maintenance if needed. Riders should bring money for the purchase of their drinks and snacks.

If you need anything, the Key Associates team will be around. Let us know if you would like to view any homes in SpencerPerry, or Dubois Counties. 


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