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30th Annual Navy Bean Festival-October 13 & 14, 2017
The 30th annual Rising Sun Navy Bean Festival has something for all ages! Parade, Queen Pageant, Corn Hole Tournament, 5K Run/Walk, KidZone featuring free activities and shows, and an afternoon of Senior Fun. All entertainment is free on the Festival Main Stage, the KidZone and Heritage Hall. Admission to the festival is free with parking on the streets and in the lots located in downtown Rising Sun. www.navybeanfestival.org Friend Navy Bean Fall Festival on Facebook. Sponsored in part by Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism.
Seaplane Splash-in at the 30th Navy Bean Festival-October 13 & 14, 2017
Come to the river boat ramp at Front and Plum Streets and watch the wonder of seaplane aviation. Held during the 2017 Navy Bean Festival seaplanes will be taking off and landing on the Ohio River. The pilots will also have their planes on land for people to see up close. They will be happy to talk about their aviation experience and share their passion with the public. Sponsored in part by Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism.
5th annual Christmas Train Show-November 18-December 31, 2017
The Conductors of Southeastern Indiana will present their Fifth Annual model Christmas Train Show at Heritage Hall on November 18-December 31, 2017. The Hall is located at 214 Main Street in Rising Sun. For more information, contact Charlie White at (812) 756-0654. There is a small admission charge per person. Sponsored in part by Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism.
Holly Days Marketplace-November 2017
Join us for arts & crafts vendors, bakery items and more inside the Pendleton Art Center each Saturday and Sunday throughout November 2017. The Pendleton is located on Main Street in downtown Rising Sun. Times are 10 am-4pm on Saturdays and noon-4pm on Sundays.
Sponsored in part by Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism.
The Christmas Casino-Now-through January 1, 2018
Santa by Seaplane-Santa Christmas Photos-December 1, 2017
Presented by Rising Sun Main Street, Santa will arrive in downtown Rising Sun by Mac’s Seaplane Service on Friday, December 1 from 5-7 p.m. From Rising Sun Riverfront Park, Santa will walk to the Main Pavilion and light the town’s Christmas tree. He’ll move on to the Pendleton Art Center where there will be free Santa photos available.
The Nutcracker-Cincinnati’s Kinderballet -December 2, 2017
Sponsored by Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism, Cincinnati’s Kinderballet will perform at the Rising Sun Senior Center on Saturday, December 2 from 3-4 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
Make-it/Take-it Classes-December 2017
Join us for Make-it/Take-it classes for youths s inside the Pendleton Art Center the first three Saturdays in December. Children can select from two different crafts and play a life-size version of the game, Candy Land. Time are 4:30-6:30 p.m. and Dec. 2, 9, and 19.
Santa House at the Visitors Center
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at their decorated Santa House stationed at the Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism Visitors Center the first three Saturday’s of December from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Youths can drop inside the center and decorate a sugar cookie at the “Sprinkle Station.” The event is free and open to the public. The Visitors Center is located at the corner of Main and South Walnut Street in downtown Rising Sun.
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Quiltfest – Historical Quilts at the Ohio County History Museum – March/April 2018 (TBA)
QuiltFest has grown from 35 quilts in 2002 to 98 quilts today. Quiltfest has vendors, classes, quilts, and a quilt and art item competition for cash prizes. The event takes place in Historic Downtown Rising Sun each March. The 2018 dates TBA
Music on Main-On the Riverfront; Third Friday May through September 2018 The 2018 Music on Main & Cruise-in schedule TBA.
Shiner Pride Car Show-July 2018
The Shiner Pride Show Your Pride Car, Truck, and Bike Show has over 350 entrants. Cars are displayed on the beautiful riverfront and downtown. Sponsored by the City of Rising Sun and managed by the Shiner Pride High School Band, all the money raised helps pay for band trips. The event is free for spectators. Participants can pre-register or sign up the day of the event at an additional charge. Forms (when available) will be at the Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism Visitors Center at 100 S. Walnut Street in Rising Sun or at the tourism information center at Rising Star Casino Resort at 777 Rising Star Drive in Rising Sun.
Ohio Valley River Cats Catfish Tournament-September 2018
The Ohio Valley River Cats will host their Annual Two Day Open Team Catfish Tournament in 2018. Prizes for the top 25 teams and free Mayor’s BBQ for everyone. In 2016, the First Place payout was $10,000 with additional payouts to 25 places. Big fish payout and awards for a team with a female angler were also available. The 2016 Big Fish was 69.6lbs, not surpassed in 2017. Sponsored in part by Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism. www.enjoyrisingsun.com