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Visitors Center closed due to coronavirus

RISING SUN/OHIO COUNTY, IN: The Visitors Center, located at 217 N. High Street in Rising Sun, is currently closed until further notice due to the coronavirus situation. The Ohio County Convention, Tourism and Visitors Commission Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at approximately 4:30 p.m. to discuss if the office will…
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Amateur BBQ Competitors Sought for 2020 Blues & BBQ Competition

2020BluesBBQCookingContestantApplications RISING SUN/OHIO COUNTY, IND: Attention all backyard amateur BBQ cooking competitors! The 2020 Rising Sun Blues & BBQ event organizers are offering higher prize money for the top three winners of this year’s amateur BBQ Competition. The event will be held on June 20, 2020 in downtown Rising Sun. Prize money will be: $500…
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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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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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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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Tourism commission receives Community and Regional grant awards

The Ohio County Convention, Tourism, and Visitors Commission is pleased to announce that they have received grant awards from the Ohio County Community Foundation and the Rising Sun Regional Foundation. The Ohio County Community Foundation awarded the Commission a $5,000 grant for Christmas decorations and events in 2018. A conference/meeting grant was also received for…
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Heritage Barn at Willow Creek offers tours, event venue

As soon as you arrive at the secluded Barn at Willow Creek located in Ohio County you feel as if you’ve stepped back in time. The 450-acre property is in the middle of a Classified Forest Wildland Area and a Wildlife Habitat Area. The park-like setting lends itself to beautiful century old trees, moss covered…
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Volunteers for Christmas season needed

Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism is looking for adult and older youth volunteers to help with Christmas decorating this year. Woodworkers, decorators, artists, and a special team to help Santa process the letters he’ll receive in his Santa box are being sought. Youths can earn credit for their volunteer hours. Please call the tourism office at…
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