Wine fest returns for third year
The third annual Southern Indiana Uncorked will be held Saturday at the Harrison County Fairgrounds in Corydon from 1 to 7 p.m.
The yearly wine and microbrew festival will feature 12 wineries and breweries from the region, along with numerous local artists and craft vendors.
‘We’re adding new components to keep it interesting,’ festival chairman Nathan Blank said. ‘This year, an amateur beer and winemakers’ showcase will let hobbyists share their pastime with others.’
A local brewing club will conduct how-to brew demonstrations and sampling of homemade beers.
The Harrison County Arts Council is sponsoring an art pavilion highlighting 12 local artists with a variety of media represented.
Admission to the festival is $10 and includes a souvenir tasting glass and 12 sampling tickets. Advance tickets are available through tomorrow (Thursday) at Cellar on the Square, 110 Elm St. in Corydon, for $1 off with a non-perishable food donation for Harrison County Community Services. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association.
The festival will provide live entertainment all day, with performances by regional favorites. Scheduled to perform are:
Amanda Lucas, from 1 to 3 p.m. Lucas, who has made a name in the local music scene playing with childhood friend Audrey Cecil, originally sat in with Cecil’s band, Two Cent Penny, playing djembe, hand percussion, guitar and providing backup vocals. In December 2007, the two formed the duo, Amanda Lucas and Audrey Cecil. They have played 100 to 150 shows each year, sharing the stage with Girlyman, Nini Camps & Trina Hamlin of the Hamiltons, Eric Himan, Lindsey Hinkle, Nervous But Excited, Tracy Rice, Brooks Ritter, Ben Sollee, Garrison Starr, Wishing Chair and other regional/local artists.
Arnett Hollow, from 3 to 5 p.m. Steeped in bluegrass, old time and other world music, the band has always pushed the boundaries of their influences to unique places. Since its debut album, ‘After the Rain’ in 2007, Arnett Hollow has been featured on the cover of Louisville Music News and performing for the Kentucky Homefront radio broadcast on WFPK, as well as the Homegrown Music Series at 4th Street Live! in Louisville.
Hambone, from 5 to 7 p.m. Aka Nick Hamstra, Hambone is a rising indie blues singer and guitar player in the Louisville area. One of his specialties is playing a handmade cigar box guitar.
This year’s festival is sponsored by Cellar on the Square, Harrison County Convention & Visitors Bureau, WFPL, Ordner Insurance, Community First Bank, Bennett & Bennett Insurance, Blank & Ingram CPA’s, Dat Kjun Bar & Grill, Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home and Party Central Rental & Sales.
For more information, visit www.southernindianauncorked.com or contact the festival chairman by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 968-5510.
For visitor information, visit www.thisisindiana.org, text ‘This Is Indiana’ to 51684 or call 738-2138.