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SummerFest returns to Fairgrounds

Harrison County SummerFest, presented by Lucas Oil Products Inc., will begin at 5 p.m. Friday at the Harrison County Fairgrounds in Corydon with a kids’ play area, art and craft booths, silent auction and beer garden and will resume Saturday. The gates will close both nights at midnight.
Admission to the festival is free; however, admission and registration fees are required for some events.
Backyard Fun, a play area for children, will be open both days from 5 to 9 p.m. The cost will be $2 per ride or $5 for a bracelet for all rides.
Arts, crafts and food booths will be open Friday from 5 to 9 and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Guests can view the silent auction items Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. until it closes at 7 that night.
Registration for the karaoke contest will begin at 6:30 Friday evening followed by the contest at 7:30. The grand prize is $350, with $100 going to the runner-up and $50 to the third-place finisher.
The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Old Capitol Power Pull will take place in the grandstand at 7 both nights. Tickets for each Power Pull are $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 7 through 18 (children 6 and younger are admitted for free). Pit passes may be purchased for an additional $10 the day of the pull once a Power Pull ticket is purchased.
The Point Blank Beer Garden will be open Friday from 5 to midnight and again Saturday from noon to midnight.
Saturday’s activities will begin with the Uncapped 5k run/walk at 7:30 a.m.
The 4-H Petting Zoo will be open Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the American Red Cross will have a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. Donors will receive a free T-shirt.
A couple of new events have been added this year.
Southern Indiana Uncapped, presented by Point Blank Brewing Co. and sponsored by First Capitol Liquors, will take place in the beer garden from 1 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Persons must be at least 21 to attend, and a $10 admission fee is required, which includes 10 sample tickets and a souvenir glass. There also will be live entertainment and home-brewing demonstrations.
Also new will be the SummerFest Bike Show from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Registration costs $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show. Bikes will be judged on Best Stock, Best Custom and People’s Choice. Judging will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Proceeds from the bike show, as well as Southern Indiana Uncapped, will benefit the family of Braeley England, a 4-year-old girl from Palmyra who was born with spina bifida. Braeley has endured 15 surgeries with more expected. The proceeds will help the family pay medical expenses not covered by insurance.
Other activities include a cornhole tournament Saturday at 7 p.m. (must be 21 or older) with cash prizes and free entertainment.
For more information and to download event registration/entry forms, visit