Good times a sure bet Saturday in Cannelton

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Heritage Festival activities abound

The city of Cannelton will celebrate its annual fall Heritage Festival Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Washington Street in the city’s downtown.

Perry County’s premiere art festival will host dozens of artisans and craftsmen from the region. Jeff Reinhardt, a blacksmith artist from Floyd Knobs, will demonstrate his metal work with his forge. Nita Claise, local artist, will showcase her talent with her pottery wheel.
Other demonstrations by weavers, carvers and painters will also be available throughout the day.

Live music with Boogertown Gap, regulars in the Gatlinburg, Tenn., music scene, will start at 11 a.m. Jon Vaughn of Jasper takes the stage at 1 p.m. and Randy Lanham of Owensboro, Ky., will play at 3 p.m.

Finally, local recording artist Jeremy Luecke of Tell City will play from 5 to 6 p.m. Acoustic street performances by Boogertown Gap and Randy Lanham will take place separately among the arts and crafts booths with a break at 1 p.m. for Boot Hill linedancers of Hawesville, Ky.

The wine garden returns for its fourth year with five Indiana wineries. Local wineries Blue Heron, Wine Shak and Winzerwald, along with Windy Knoll of Vincennes and Turtle Run of Corydon will offer tastings and wine sales.

The wine garden will be open from noon to 6 p.m. and admission is $5.

New this year is a cornhole tournament at 3 p.m. with cash prizes. Registration is from 1:30 to 2:30. The cost is $20 per team. The first round starts at 3 p.m. and teams will play best of three in each round.

Prizes are $200 for first, $100 second, $50 third place.

Have some family fun with a letterboxing tour, free wagon rides, straw maze, craft projects, and pumpkin painting.

Also enjoy a free outdoor Pioneer Living museum exhibit. With six different learning centers of historical displays and hands-on stations, this exhibit provides an experience through time to an early pioneer settlement.

For the more active festival-goer, start the day off with the Cannelton Elementary 1-mile and 5-kilometer fun runs. The 1-mile race will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Myers Grade School and registration will begin at 7 a.m. The 5K race will begin immediately following the 1 mile race; registration for the 5K will begin at 7:30 a.m.

The second annual Cannelton alumni men’s basketball games will be held at 11 a.m. and noon at the community center.

For more information, artist booths, and registration for festival events, visit www.cannelton. org or contact Brandi Hess at 549-5954.