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Santa Letters Accepted at the Visitors Center

Staff and volunteers at Ohio County Tourism will be collecting letters from youths to send to Santa at the North Pole. The special red Christmas mailbox will appear outside the 217 N. High Street Visitors Center after Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
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2019 Light Up Ohio County Residential Holiday Decorating Contest Guidelines

Click below for 2019 Ohio County Tourism Holiday Decorating Contest Guidelines/Entry Form LightUpOhioCountyDecorationGuidelinesPreRegForm_2019 RISING SUN/OHIO COUNTY, IND: Ohio County Tourism, Inc. is sponsoring the third annual “Light Up Ohio County”, a residential holiday decorating contest and light trail. NEW for 2019: County residents who would like to be included on the light trail but not…
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2020 Tourism Marketing Grants announced-Nov. 4, 2019 deadline

2020 Tourism Marketing Grant Application GRANT SUBMISSION PERIOD FOR 2020 IS NOW CLOSED. The Ohio County Convention, Tourism, and Visitors Commission (Ohio County Tourism, Inc.) is pleased to announce 2020 Marketing Grant opportunities for non-profit/501 organizations. Grants are being made available to non-profit organizations that produce tourism-related events/projects to generate visitors and overnight stays in…
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2020 Blues & BBQ-Vendor Applications (Arts/Craft/Food/Information)

RISING SUN/OHIO COUNTY, IND: Vendor applications/guidelines for the 2020 Rising Sun Blues & BBQ event are now available by clicking on this link. 2020BluesBBQVendorApplication The event will take place Rain or Shine on Saturday, June 20, 2020 from noon-10:00 p.m. on Main, Poplar and Front Streets in downtown Rising Sun, IN.  Festival staff will pre-approve…
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Entries sought for Main Street’s scarecrow decorating contest

RISING SUN/OHIO COUNTY, IND: Rising Sun Main Street is announcing a call for entries for their upcoming Navy Bean Festival  Scarecrow Decorating Contest.  The deadline to enter is Tuesday, October 1, 2019 by noon. Entries will be displayed outdoors from October 4 to November 1 on Rising Sun Main Street. Registration forms are available at…
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2019 Navy Bean Parade entry form/guidelines

Navy Bean Festival Parade Entry Form  RISING SUN/OHIO COUNTY, IND: Rising Sun Main Street announces that the Navy Bean Fall Festival seeks parade entries for their annual event. The parade takes place on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Historic Downtown, Rising Sun, Indiana. Parade entries will line up at the City’s new…
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2019 Hot Summer Nights Vendor Application

Click below to download an arts/crafts/information vendor application for our Hot Summer Nights event on Satuday, August 17, 2019 from 4-9:30 p.m. HotSummerNightVendorApp2019 Join us for a deejay, vendors, and Kid Zone with inflatables. The Belairs Show Band (50s-60s) will be performing beginning at 7 p.m. Bring your own lawn chairs and dancin’ shoes and…
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Entries accepted for Photography Postcard Contest Aug. 5-22, 2019

RISING SUN/OHIO COUNTY, IND: Attention photographers! The Ohio County Convention, Tourism and Visitors Commission (Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism) announce their upcoming annual Photography Postcard Contest. Richie Baker’s entry was one of the top four winning images of the 2018 Rising Sun/Ohio County Photography Postcard Contest. His image of the Pendleton Art Center was featured on…
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Ohio County locations sought for movie producers

April 26, 2018: Ohio County is currently being scouted by an independent film maker as a location for his next production. The producer is looking for “a large room/barn/warehouse sort of feel. Preferable empty or close to empty or could move stuff out momentarily….spacious.” Other locations are being considered but we’d love to see them…
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Blues & BBQ 2018 Entry Form and Guidelines

Attention all you backyard BBQ connoisseurs! Think you have what it takes to claim you make “the best BBQ ribs” in Rising Sun/Ohio County, Indiana? Enter Ohio County Convention, Tourism and Visitors Commissions inaugural Rising Sun’s Blues & BBQ 2018 event! We are partnering with Rising Sun Main Street and downtown businesses to kick-off our…
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