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If you’re looking for fun things to do in southern Indiana, French Lick West Baden is a good place to start. The local event calendar offers up plenty of enjoyable and family-friendly southern Indiana events, festivals, concerts and more in this charming resort community.

Browse the French Lick West Baden event calendar to find the latest events and things to do in southern Indiana!
 

 

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July
29

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (French Lick)

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown.

July
30

Patoka Lake Tour (Patoka Lake)

10:00 am - Noon
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
Experience this breathtaking tour of Patoka Lake. Search for Osprey, Bald Eagles and other wildlife as you cruise the lake in style. Listen to stories from the past and learn about the history surrounding the 2nd largest man-made lake in Indiana. Reservations recommended.

July
31

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (Paoli)

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown. Located in the parking lot of Wal-Mart.

August
1 - 3

2nd Annual World at War Paintball (French Lick)

Varies
Phone: 812-936-2354
www.sleepingbearretreat.com
Enjoy a weekend of paintball competition at the unique Sleeping Bear Retreat. Prices include camping. Tepee rental is available at a discounted rate. World war woods ball scenario with 5 teams spread along 52 acres competing to win the war. Registration required.

August
1

Patoka Lake's "Small Town Hoedown" (Patoka Lake)

7:00 pm
Phone: 812-685-2447
www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2953.htm
Meet the Naturalist at the Patoka Lake Modern Campground Center Shelter House for an evening of music, singing, and s'mores. Bring your guitars, mandolins, dulcimers, and singing voices. Local musicians, bands, and individuals are invited to perform under the cover of the shelter house or night sky around the fire. Free event.

August
2

Summer Concert in the Park (Orleans)

7:00 pm
Phone: 812-865-9930
www.historicorleans.com
Free concert held in Historic Congress Square. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnics are welcome. Concerts are held outdoors and may be cancelled due to dangerous weather.

August
2

Smokey the Bear's 70th Birthday Bash (Patoka Lake)

10:00 am - Noon
Phone: 812-685-2447
www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2953.htm
Kid's crafts, games and activities. Enjoy a presentation by local fire fighters, cake, prizes, pictures with the bear himself and more!

August
2

Train to Strassenfest (French Lick)

Train departs at 3:00 pm
Phone: 800-748-7246
www.frenchlickscenicrailway.org
Climb aboard and travel to Jasper for the traditional German-themed Strassenfest! On arrival, the train will have a 4.5 hour layover allowing you to enjoy food, fun and festivities.

August
2

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (Orleans)

8:00 am - Noon
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown.

August
5

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (French Lick)

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown.

August
6

Patoka Lake Tour (Patoka Lake)

10:00 am - Noon
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
Experience this breathtaking tour of Patoka Lake. Search for Osprey, Bald Eagles and other wildlife as you cruise the lake in style. Listen to stories from the past and learn about the history surrounding the 2nd largest man-made lake in Indiana. Reservations recommended.

August
7

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (Paoli)

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown. Located in the parking lot of Wal-Mart.

August
8

Sunset Wine Cruise (Patoka Lake)

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
Unspoiled views of Patoka Lake sunsets, combined with Indiana wine and food pairings, make for a relaxing summer evening aboard the Patoka Voyager cruise boat. Admission includes five to seven tastings of wine, two full glasses of your favorite wine and a souvenir wine glass. Reservations required.

August
9

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (Orleans)

8:00 am - Noon
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown.

August
9

Summer Concert in the Park (Orleans)

7:00 pm
Phone: 812-865-9930
www.historicorleans.com
Free concert held in Historic Congress Square. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnics are welcome. Concerts are held outdoors and may be cancelled due to dangerous weather.

August
10

Sunday Lake Tour (Patoka Lake)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
A relaxing 2-hour excursion of beautiful Patoka Lake aboard the Patoka Voyager cruise boat. Light snacks, tea & lemonade included. Cash bar available. Reservations required.

August
11 - 12

Alice Dye Women's Golf Invitational (French Lick)

Varies
Phone: 888-936-9360
www.frenchlick.com
Make it another August to remember when you join your friends at French Lick Resort for a celebration of women's golf. For the past four years, The Alice Dye Women's Invitational has been a very successful and fun event. In 2014, the Alice Dye Invitational joins the Legends Championship for a week-long celebration of women's golf.

August
12

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (French Lick)

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown.

August
13

Patoka Lake Tour (Patoka Lake)

10:00 am - Noon
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
Experience this breathtaking tour of Patoka Lake. Search for Osprey, Bald Eagles and other wildlife as you cruise the lake in style. Listen to stories from the past and learn about the history surrounding the 2nd largest man-made lake in Indiana. Reservations recommended.

August
13 - 17

The Legends Tour Championship (French Lick)

Varies
Phone: 888-936-9360
www.frenchlick.com
French Lick Resort will again host a week-long tribute to women's golf, beginning on Monday with the fifth annual Alice Dye Invitational. This is a popular two-day women's amateur event filled with great golf, food and fun. An all-day golf clinic for women will be conducted by the Legends on Wednesday and on Thursday the Pro-Am Sponsor match will be played at the Pete Dye Course. The Legends Championship will be played Friday, Saturday & Sunday on the Pete Dye Course.

August
14

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (Paoli)

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown. Located in the parking lot of Wal-Mart.

August
16

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (Orleans)

8:00 am - Noon
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown.

August
16

Family Fun Day on the Green (French Lick)

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phone: 812-936-4737
www.townoffrenchlick.com
Come downtown to experience Family Fun Day on the Green and enjoy bouncy houses, games, live entertainment and much more! Classic car show begins at 8:00 am. Vendor booths open 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

August
16

Twilight Tour (West Baden)

8:00 pm
Phone: 812-936-5870 or 812-936-5570
www.historiclandmarks.org
Twilight Tours bring to life what it was like to be a guest of the West Baden Springs Hotel during its grand era of the ‘teens and ‘20s. Costumed characters representing famous guests and other twentieth-century luminaries re-enact the history of the hotel and its era. Reservations required. Sponsored by Indiana Landmarks.

August
16

Valley Dog Days Car Show (French Lick)

8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Phone: 812-936-9306
See classic, antique and modern cars during this car show located downtown French Lick.

August
19

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (French Lick)

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown.

August
20

Patoka Lake Tour (Patoka Lake)

10:00 am - Noon
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
Experience this breathtaking tour of Patoka Lake. Search for Osprey, Bald Eagles and other wildlife as you cruise the lake in style. Listen to stories from the past and learn about the history surrounding the 2nd largest man-made lake in Indiana. Reservations recommended.

August
21

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (Paoli)

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown. Located in the parking lot of Wal-Mart.

August
22

Sunset Wine Cruise (Patoka Lake)

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
Unspoiled views of Patoka Lake sunsets, combined with Indiana wine and food pairings, make for a relaxing summer evening aboard the Patoka Voyager cruise boat. Admission includes five to seven tastings of wine, two full glasses of your favorite wine and a souvenir wine glass. Reservations required. Salt Creek Winery.

August
23

Head for the Hills Triathlon (Patoka Lake)

TBA
Phone: 812-685-2447
www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2953.htm
2nd Annual Patoka Lake Triathlon at the beach to raise money for Patoka's Educational Raptor program.

August
23

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (Orleans)

8:00 am - Noon
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown.

August
24

Sunday Lake Tour (Patoka Lake)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
A relaxing 2-hour excursion of beautiful Patoka Lake aboard the Patoka Voyager cruise boat. Light snacks, tea & lemonade included. Cash bar available. Reservations required.

August
26

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (French Lick)

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown.

August
27

Patoka Lake Tour (Patoka Lake)

10:00 am - Noon
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
Experience this breathtaking tour of Patoka Lake. Search for Osprey, Bald Eagles and other wildlife as you cruise the lake in style. Listen to stories from the past and learn about the history surrounding the 2nd largest man-made lake in Indiana. Reservations recommended.

August
28

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (Paoli)

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown. Located in the parking lot of Wal-Mart.

August
29 - 31

Labor Day Celebration at French Lick Resort (French Lick)

See website for details
Phone: 888-936-9360
www.frenchlick.com
End your summer with a bang at French Lick Resort and you'll find activities for the whole family to enjoy. Pool parties, bowling, golf, tennis, horseback riding, KidsFest and live entertainment just to name a few!

August
30

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (Orleans)

8:00 am - Noon
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown.

August
30 - 31

Wild West Hold-Up (French Lick)

1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
Phone: 800-748-7246
www.frenchlickscenicrailway.org
The train robbin' bandits, known as the Lost River Renegades, strike again on the French Lick Express. Local Marshals are lookin' for a few brave souls to deputize and climb aboard the next train ride to help catch these scoundrels.

September
1

Wild West Hold-Up (French Lick)

1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
Phone: 800-748-7246
www.frenchlickscenicrailway.org
The train robbin' bandits, known as the Lost River Renegades, strike again on the French Lick Express. Local Marshals are lookin' for a few brave souls to deputize and climb aboard the next train ride to help catch these scoundrels.

September
1

Labor Day Celebration at French Lick Resort (French Lick)

See website for details
Phone: 888-936-9360
www.frenchlick.com
End your summer with a bang at French Lick Resort and you'll find activities for the whole family to enjoy. Pool parties, bowling, golf, tennis, horseback riding, KidsFest and live entertainment just to name a few!

September
2

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (French Lick)

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown.

September
3

Patoka Lake Tour (Patoka Lake)

10:00 am - Noon
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
Experience this breathtaking tour of Patoka Lake. Search for Osprey, Bald Eagles and other wildlife as you cruise the lake in style. Listen to stories from the past and learn about the history surrounding the 2nd largest man-made lake in Indiana. Reservations recommended.

September
4

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (Paoli)

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown. Located in the parking lot of Wal-Mart.

September
6

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (Orleans)

8:00 am - Noon
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown.

September
9

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (French Lick)

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown.

September
10

Patoka Lake Tour (Patoka Lake)

10:00 am - Noon
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
Experience this breathtaking tour of Patoka Lake. Search for Osprey, Bald Eagles and other wildlife as you cruise the lake in style. Listen to stories from the past and learn about the history surrounding the 2nd largest man-made lake in Indiana. Reservations recommended.

September
11

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (Paoli)

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown. Located in the parking lot of Wal-Mart.

September
12 - 14

Paoli Fall Festival (Paoli)

Friday: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Saturday: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm. Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Phone: 812-723-4769
www.paolichamber.com
Enjoy food vendors, music, crafts, parade and fun for the entire family. Located at Paoli Square.

September
13 - 14

Vintage Base Ball (West Baden)

See website for details
Phone: 888-936-9360
www.frenchlick.com
Imagine baseball played on an open field with underhanded pitching and without gloves. That is exactly what you will find at the Vintage Base Ball World Series, to be held at West Baden Springs Hotel. Six Midwestern teams will don the vintage uniforms and recreate the language and customs of 19th century base ball (it was commonly referred to by two words at that time) while competing in live action games.

September
13

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (Orleans)

8:00 am - Noon
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown.

September
13

Fall Foliage Wine Cruise (Patoka Lake)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
Unspoiled views of Patoka Lake fall foliage, combined with Indiana wines and hors d'oeuvres/dessert pairings, make for a relaxing autumn afternoon aboard the Patoka Voyager cruise boat. Admission includes five to seven tastings of wine, two full glasses of your favorite wine and a souvenir wine glass. Reservations required.

September
14

Sunday Lake Tour (Patoka Lake)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
A relaxing 2-hour excursion of beautiful Patoka Lake aboard the Patoka Voyager cruise boat. Light snacks, tea & lemonade included. Cash bar available. Reservations required.

September
16

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (French Lick)

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown.

September
17

Patoka Lake Tour (Patoka Lake)

10:00 am - Noon
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
Experience this breathtaking tour of Patoka Lake. Search for Osprey, Bald Eagles and other wildlife as you cruise the lake in style. Listen to stories from the past and learn about the history surrounding the 2nd largest man-made lake in Indiana. Reservations recommended.

September
18

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (Paoli)

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown. Located in the parking lot of Wal-Mart.

September
19 - 21

Block Bash (French Lick)

Varies
Phone: 812-936-3030
www.bearhollowwoodcarvers.com
Excitement and entertainment as 10 of the top chainsaw carvers in the U.S., including Jason Emmons, compete live in downtown French Lick. Live music, food and wares from artists of all mediums.

September
20

Wheelin' IN the Fish (Patoka Lake)

10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Phone: 812-685-2447
www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2953.htm
Outdoor opportunities for people with special needs and their families. Fishing (poles & bait provided while supplies last), boat rides, door prizes and lunch provided.

September
20

Fall Foliage Wine Cruise (Patoka Lake)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
Unspoiled views of Patoka Lake fall foliage, combined with Indiana wines and hors d'oeuvres/dessert pairings, make for a relaxing autumn afternoon aboard the Patoka Voyager cruise boat. Admission includes five to seven tastings of wine, two full glasses of your favorite wine and a souvenir wine glass. Reservations required.

September
20

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (Orleans)

8:00 am - Noon
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown.

September
20

Twilight Tour (West Baden)

8:00 pm
Phone: 812-936-5870 or 812-936-5570
www.historiclandmarks.org
Twilight Tours bring to life what it was like to be a guest of the West Baden Springs Hotel during its grand era of the ‘teens and ‘20s. Costumed characters representing famous guests and other twentieth-century luminaries re-enact the history of the hotel and its era. Reservations required. Sponsored by Indiana Landmarks.

September
20 - 21

Day Out With Thomas (French Lick)

Various times
Phone: 800-748-7246
www.frenchlickscenicrailway.org
An amazing ride with Thomas the Tank Engine! Plus tons of other activities.

September
21

Sunday Lake Tour (Patoka Lake)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
A relaxing 2-hour excursion of beautiful Patoka Lake aboard the Patoka Voyager cruise boat. Light snacks, tea & lemonade included. Cash bar available. Reservations required.

September
23

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (French Lick)

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown.

September
24

Patoka Lake Tour (Patoka Lake)

10:00 am - Noon
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
Experience this breathtaking tour of Patoka Lake. Search for Osprey, Bald Eagles and other wildlife as you cruise the lake in style. Listen to stories from the past and learn about the history surrounding the 2nd largest man-made lake in Indiana. Reservations recommended.

September
25

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (Paoli)

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown. Located in the parking lot of Wal-Mart.

September
27

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (Orleans)

8:00 am - Noon
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown.

September
27

Fall Foliage Wine Cruise (Patoka Lake)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
Unspoiled views of Patoka Lake fall foliage, combined with Indiana wines and hors d'oeuvres/dessert pairings, make for a relaxing autumn afternoon aboard the Patoka Voyager cruise boat. Admission includes five to seven tastings of wine, two full glasses of your favorite wine and a souvenir wine glass. Reservations required.

September
27 - 28

Day Out With Thomas (French Lick)

Various times
Phone: 800-748-7246
www.frenchlickscenicrailway.org
An amazing ride with Thomas the Tank Engine! Plus tons of other activities.

September
27

5K Blackhawk "Boo"gie (French Lick)

8:00 am
Phone: 312-450-3711
www.indianatiming.com
As an official kick-off event for the Annual Orange County Pumpkin Festival, this fun run/walk is a chance to support the local Blackhawk Blessings organization help feed local children. Register online or request a registration form via email at southernindiana5kseries@gmail.com to participate.

September
30

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (French Lick)

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown.

October
1

Patoka Lake Tour (Patoka Lake)

10:00 am - Noon
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
Experience this breathtaking tour of Patoka Lake. Search for Osprey, Bald Eagles and other wildlife as you cruise the lake in style. Listen to stories from the past and learn about the history surrounding the 2nd largest man-made lake in Indiana. Reservations recommended.

October
1 - 5

47th Annual Orange County Pumpkin Festival (West Baden/French Lick)

Varies
Phone: 812-631-1578
Carnival, food booths, vendor booths, flea market, craft market, games, entertainment & more. Parade will be held on Sunday.

October
1 - 31

Fall Break Activities at French Lick Resort (French Lick)

See website for details
Phone: 888-936-9360
www.frenchlick.com
From hiking and biking to horseback riding and boating, this Midwest premier resort destination will have ample choices for viewing the beautiful hues of red, orange and yellow. Exciting weekend activities for all guests – power walking, hayrides, watercolor painting, s’mores and evening outdoor movies.

October
2 - 31

Wilstem Ranch Pumpkin Patch at Historic Castle Knoll Farm (French Lick)

TBA
Phone: 812-936-4484
www.wilstemranch.com
Pick out a pumpkin and experience some other fun family activities a midst the fabulous fall foliage! Admission price includes the choice of a pumpkin for children 12 and under, children's hay maze, corn box, playhouse and petting farm. Additional items available for a nominal charge include wagon rides, barrel train rides, mini zip line, bouncy house and Neveplast Super Slide. Wilstem Ranch is situated on 1,100 sprawling acres of beautiful woods and fields, offering horseback riding, over 30 miles of hiking and biking trails and zip lines.

October
3 - 4

Psycho-Path (French Lick)

Dusk til Midnight
Phone: 812-936-2354
www.sleepingbearretreat.com
Do you dare to walk the Psycho-Path? A haunted path through the ghostly woods with monsters and zombies. After walking the trail, try a paintball zombie hunt.

October
3 - 5

Concours d' Elegance (West Baden)

See website for details
Phone: 888-936-9360
www.frenchlick.com
Experience a world-class Concours at the premier destination voted the Best Historic Resort in America by Historic Hotels of America. In addition to Sunday’s Concours, the weekend will feature an Auction, Welcome Reception, Driving Tour of scenic Southern Indiana and a visit to a local automotive collection, and a Saturday evening Gala. The featured marques this year are Cars from Shelby America and Historic & Classic Cars made in Indiana.

October
4

Fall Foliage Wine Cruise (Patoka Lake)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
Unspoiled views of Patoka Lake fall foliage, combined with Indiana wines and hors d'oeuvres/dessert pairings, make for a relaxing autumn afternoon aboard the Patoka Voyager cruise boat. Admission includes five to seven tastings of wine, two full glasses of your favorite wine and a souvenir wine glass. Reservations required.

October
4

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (Orleans)

9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown.

October
5

Sunday Lake Tour (Patoka Lake)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
A relaxing 2-hour excursion of beautiful Patoka Lake aboard the Patoka Voyager cruise boat. Light snacks, tea & lemonade included. Cash bar available. Reservations required.

October
8

Patoka Lake Tour (Patoka Lake)

10:00 am - Noon
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
Experience this breathtaking tour of Patoka Lake. Search for Osprey, Bald Eagles and other wildlife as you cruise the lake in style. Listen to stories from the past and learn about the history surrounding the 2nd largest man-made lake in Indiana. Reservations recommended.

October
10 - 11

Psycho-Path (French Lick)

Dusk til Midnight
Phone: 812-936-2354
www.sleepingbearretreat.com
Do you dare to walk the Psycho-Path? A haunted path through the ghostly woods with monsters and zombies. After walking the trail, try a paintball zombie hunt.

October
11

Fall Fun Fest in the Park (Orleans)

Varies
Phone: 812-865-9930
www.historicorleans.com
Harvest Fair, 5K Run/Walk, food, car show, corn hole, chili cook-off, children's activities, historical walking tour, live entertainment & more.

October
11

Orange County HomeGrown 5K Run/Walk (Orleans)

10:00 am
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
The 3rd Annual Orange County HomeGrown 5K Run/Walk benefits local farmer's markets. Information can be obtained online.

October
11 - 12

Art on the Green (French Lick)

Varies
Phone: 812-936-6230
www.frenchlickart.blogspot.com
Find unique works of art by regional artists and craftsmen. Meet the artists and watch demonstrations daily. Featuring ceramic art, garden art, jewelry, lapidary art, metal art, photography, primitive dolls, textiles and much more. Entertainment daily. Food and fun for the whole family.

October
11

Fall Foliage Wine Cruise (Patoka Lake)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
Unspoiled views of Patoka Lake fall foliage, combined with Indiana wines and hors d'oeuvres/dessert pairings, make for a relaxing autumn afternoon aboard the Patoka Voyager cruise boat. Admission includes five to seven tastings of wine, two full glasses of your favorite wine and a souvenir wine glass. Reservations required.

October
11

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (Orleans)

9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown.

October
12

Sunday Lake Tour (Patoka Lake)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
A relaxing 2-hour excursion of beautiful Patoka Lake aboard the Patoka Voyager cruise boat. Light snacks, tea & lemonade included. Cash bar available. Reservations required.

October
15

Patoka Lake Tour (Patoka Lake)

10:00 am - Noon
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
Experience this breathtaking tour of Patoka Lake. Search for Osprey, Bald Eagles and other wildlife as you cruise the lake in style. Listen to stories from the past and learn about the history surrounding the 2nd largest man-made lake in Indiana. Reservations recommended.

October
17 - 18

Autumn Getaway Weekend (Patoka Lake)

Varies
Phone: 812-685-2447
www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2953.htm
Crafts & games, campsite decorating, Dutch Oven cook-off competition, pet parade & pet costume contest, nature programs, cast iron chili, pumpkin carving, face painting and much more during this two day event!

October
17 - 18

Psycho-Path (French Lick)

Dusk til Midnight
Phone: 812-936-2354
www.sleepingbearretreat.com
Do you dare to walk the Psycho-Path? A haunted path through the ghostly woods with monsters and zombies. After walking the trail, try a paintball zombie hunt.

October
18 - 19

Wild West Hold-Up (French Lick)

1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
Phone: 800-748-7246
www.frenchlickscenicrailway.org
The train robbin' bandits, known as the Lost River Renegades, strike again on the French Lick Express. Local Marshals are lookin' for a few brave souls to deputize and climb aboard the next train ride to help catch these scoundrels.

October
18

Fall Foliage Wine Cruise (Patoka Lake)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
Unspoiled views of Patoka Lake fall foliage, combined with Indiana wines and hors d'oeuvres/dessert pairings, make for a relaxing autumn afternoon aboard the Patoka Voyager cruise boat. Admission includes five to seven tastings of wine, two full glasses of your favorite wine and a souvenir wine glass. Reservations required.

October
18

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (Orleans)

9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown.

October
19

Sunday Lake Tour (Patoka Lake)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
A relaxing 2-hour excursion of beautiful Patoka Lake aboard the Patoka Voyager cruise boat. Light snacks, tea & lemonade included. Cash bar available. Reservations required.

October
22

Patoka Lake Tour (Patoka Lake)

10:00 am - Noon
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
Experience this breathtaking tour of Patoka Lake. Search for Osprey, Bald Eagles and other wildlife as you cruise the lake in style. Listen to stories from the past and learn about the history surrounding the 2nd largest man-made lake in Indiana. Reservations recommended.

October
24 - 25

Psycho-Path (French Lick)

Dusk til Midnight
Phone: 812-936-2354
www.sleepingbearretreat.com
Do you dare to walk the Psycho-Path? A haunted path through the ghostly woods with monsters and zombies. After walking the trail, try a paintball zombie hunt.

October
25

Fall Foliage Wine Cruise (Patoka Lake)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
Unspoiled views of Patoka Lake fall foliage, combined with Indiana wines and hors d'oeuvres/dessert pairings, make for a relaxing autumn afternoon aboard the Patoka Voyager cruise boat. Admission includes five to seven tastings of wine, two full glasses of your favorite wine and a souvenir wine glass. Reservations required.

October
25

Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market (Orleans)

9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Phone: 812-653-0977
www.orangecountyhomegrown.org
Locally grown produce, baked goods, local handcrafted items, Buck-a-Book trailer, jammer tent, Master Gardener, and fun family activities. Sponsored by Orange County HomeGrown.

October
29

Patoka Lake Tour (Patoka Lake)

10:00 am - Noon
Phone: 888-819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com
Experience this breathtaking tour of Patoka Lake. Search for Osprey, Bald Eagles and other wildlife as you cruise the lake in style. Listen to stories from the past and learn about the history surrounding the 2nd largest man-made lake in Indiana. Reservations recommended.

October
31

Psycho-Path (French Lick)

Dusk til Midnight
Phone: 812-936-2354
www.sleepingbearretreat.com
Do you dare to walk the Psycho-Path? A haunted path through the ghostly woods with monsters and zombies. After walking the trail, try a paintball zombie hunt.

November
1 - 2

Wilstem Ranch Pumpkin Patch at Historic Castle Knoll Farm (French Lick)

TBA
Phone: 812-936-4484
www.wilstemranch.com
Pick out a pumpkin and experience some other fun family activities a midst the fabulous fall foliage! Admission price includes the choice of a pumpkin for children 12 and under, children's hay maze, corn box, playhouse and petting farm. Additional items available for a nominal charge include wagon rides, barrel train rides, mini zip line, bouncy house and Neveplast Super Slide. Wilstem Ranch is situated on 1,100 sprawling acres of beautiful woods and fields, offering horseback riding, over 30 miles of hiking and biking trails and zip lines.

November
2

Uncorking Crafts (West Baden)

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Phone: 812-936-2293
www.frenchlickwinery.com
Come enjoy some snacks and a glass of wine while working with a local artist to create crafty items from corks and other wine related items.

November
7 - 9

The Polar Express (French Lick)

5:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Phone: 800-748-7246
www.frenchlickscenicrailway.org
All aboard! Inspired by the Warner Bros. film and award winning book by Chris Van Allsburg, the magic of The Polar Express comes to life. Read along with the story as the train makes its magical round-trip journey to the North Pole. Meet Santa and enjoy caroling, hot cocoa, a treat and a special gift for each child. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas!

November
8

Holiday PJ's 5K - Family Fun Run/Walk (West Baden)

10:00 am
Phone: 312-450-3711
www.indianatiming.com
Suit up in your festive holiday pajamas for this high energy kick-off to Southern Indiana's holiday season. Register online or request a registration form via email at southernindiana5kseries@gmail.com to participate.

November
8

Holiday Craft Workshop (Patoka Lake)

9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Phone: 812-685-2447
www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2953.htm
Create holiday decorations and gifts for you or a friend. Fun crafts for the kids! Pre-registration required, call for details and fee information!

November
14 - 16

The Polar Express (French Lick)

5:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Phone: 800-748-7246
www.frenchlickscenicrailway.org
All aboard! Inspired by the Warner Bros. film and award winning book by Chris Van Allsburg, the magic of The Polar Express comes to life. Read along with the story as the train makes its magical round-trip journey to the North Pole. Meet Santa and enjoy caroling, hot cocoa, a treat and a special gift for each child. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas!

November
21 - 23

The Polar Express (French Lick)

5:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Phone: 800-748-7246
www.frenchlickscenicrailway.org
All aboard! Inspired by the Warner Bros. film and award winning book by Chris Van Allsburg, the magic of The Polar Express comes to life. Read along with the story as the train makes its magical round-trip journey to the North Pole. Meet Santa and enjoy caroling, hot cocoa, a treat and a special gift for each child. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas!

November
21 - 30

50 Days of Lights (French Lick)

See website for details
Phone: 888-936-9360
www.frenchlick.com
Experience two magical villages sitting next to each other, filled with sparkling lights and wondrous displays, larger-than-life holiday trees, music of the season filling the air and holiday treats to tempt every taste bud.

November
21

Tree Lighting Ceremony (French Lick)

7:00 pm
Phone: 888-936-9360
www.frenchlick.com
Join in the celebration as French Lick Springs Hotel lights the beautifully decorated hotel, grounds and Christmas tree.

November
21 - 23

Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair (French Lick)

See website for details
Phone: 888-936-9360
www.frenchlick.com
Shop ‘til you drop at the 4th Annual French Lick Resort Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair. Local and regional artists and craftsmen will be offering truly one-of-a-kind gifts.

November
22

Tree Lighting Ceremony (West Baden)

7:00 pm
Phone: 888-936-9360
www.frenchlick.com
Join in the celebration as West Baden Springs Hotel lights the beautifully decorated Christmas tree inside the Atrium.

November
27

Thanksgiving at French Lick Resort (French Lick)

See website for details
Phone: 888-936-9360
www.frenchlick.com
Bring the whole family and enjoy Thanksgiving Day spreads at both the French Lick and West Baden Springs Hotels.

November
28 - 30

French Lick Christmas Spirit (French Lick)

Varies
Phone: 812-936-4737
www.townoffrenchlick.com
A celebration of the holiday season. Light and Music show every weekend on the Town Green. Local merchants will have extended hours in addition to special holiday events.

November
28 - 30

The Polar Express (French Lick)

5:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Phone: 800-748-7246
www.frenchlickscenicrailway.org
All aboard! Inspired by the Warner Bros. film and award winning book by Chris Van Allsburg, the magic of The Polar Express comes to life. Read along with the story as the train makes its magical round-trip journey to the North Pole. Meet Santa and enjoy caroling, hot cocoa, a treat and a special gift for each child. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas!

December
1 - 21

French Lick Christmas Spirit (French Lick)

Varies
Phone: 812-936-4737
www.townoffrenchlick.com
A celebration of the holiday season. Light and Music show every weekend on the Town Green. Local merchants will have extended hours in addition to special holiday events.

December
1 - 31

50 Days of Lights (French Lick)

See website for details
Phone: 888-936-9360
www.frenchlick.com
Experience two magical villages sitting next to each other, filled with sparkling lights and wondrous displays, larger-than-life holiday trees, music of the season filling the air and holiday treats to tempt every taste bud.

December
5 - 7

The Polar Express (French Lick)

5:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Phone: 800-748-7246
www.frenchlickscenicrailway.org
All aboard! Inspired by the Warner Bros. film and award winning book by Chris Van Allsburg, the magic of The Polar Express comes to life. Read along with the story as the train makes its magical round-trip journey to the North Pole. Meet Santa and enjoy caroling, hot cocoa, a treat and a special gift for each child. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas!

December
12 - 14

The Polar Express (French Lick)

5:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Phone: 800-748-7246
www.frenchlickscenicrailway.org
All aboard! Inspired by the Warner Bros. film and award winning book by Chris Van Allsburg, the magic of The Polar Express comes to life. Read along with the story as the train makes its magical round-trip journey to the North Pole. Meet Santa and enjoy caroling, hot cocoa, a treat and a special gift for each child. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas!

December
13

Orleans Christmas on the Square (Orleans)

Dusk
Phone: 812-865-9930
www.historicorleans.com
Twinkling lights, Santa and Mrs. Claus, storytelling, children's crafts, live nativity, musical entertainment, food and so much more.

December
19 - 21

The Polar Express (French Lick)

5:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Phone: 800-748-7246
www.frenchlickscenicrailway.org
All aboard! Inspired by the Warner Bros. film and award winning book by Chris Van Allsburg, the magic of The Polar Express comes to life. Read along with the story as the train makes its magical round-trip journey to the North Pole. Meet Santa and enjoy caroling, hot cocoa, a treat and a special gift for each child. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas!

December
25

Christmas at French Lick Resort (French Lick)

See website for details
Phone: 888-936-9360
www.frenchlick.com
At French Lick Resort, experience a sparkling Holiday Wonderland, take in the sounds of the season, create memories to last a lifetime and indulge in special Christmas Day feasts available through a variety of venues.

December
31

New Year's Eve at French Lick Resort (French Lick)

See website for details
Phone: 888-936-9360
www.frenchlick.com
Whether seeking a luxurious, festive party or something just for the kids, New Year’s Eve activities at French Lick Resort will help you ring in the New Year.

January
1 - 11

50 Days of Lights (French Lick)

See website for details
Phone: 888-936-9360
www.frenchlick.com
Experience two magical villages sitting next to each other, filled with sparkling lights and wondrous displays, larger-than-life holiday trees, music of the season filling the air and holiday treats to tempt every taste bud.

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