Kunstfest Celebrates New Harmony’s German Heritage

August 29, 2012 in Editorials

Vibrant colors of black, red, and gold will blanket autumns earthy display throughout New Harmony on Saturday, Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept. 16, when the town’s business associates kick off the 30th Annual Kunstfest celebration. Lively German folk music and delicious food will be offered throughout the town.

New Harmony’s streets will be lined with over 125 vendors selling their hand-crafted wares to expectant visitors. Art, crafts and flowers and more will entice your eye at this year’s annual event. Food vendors will serve bratwurst, kuchen, cider, apple butter, and much more to hungry guests. The distinctive German flag and buntings will grace buildings and homes in celebration of New Harmony’s rich German heritage, and merchants will offer an array of ‘all things autumn.’

Historically-accurate pioneer crafts of the 1860s and 1870s will be demonstrated by skilled craftsman dressed in period costume. Be amazed by the old ways of blacksmithing, rope making, beekeeping, butter churning, broom making, basket weaving and wood working – just to name a few. New this year, the kids will enjoy panning for gold!

In addition, liars are being sought for the 22nd annual “Big Whopper Liars Contest”. Folks who would like to tell a fun, clean story that is not on the up and up are encouraged to join in on the fun. For more information about dates and time contact Scott Huck @ Jacobs Village @ 812-963-5198.

The Children’s Center for Dance Education (CCDE) will present Don Quixote at Thrall’s Opera House on Saturday Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. This is a free presentation thanks to the generous support of the Robert Lee Blaffer Trust. The CCDE’s Dance Ensemble is the only non-profit program of its kind in the Tri-State Region. For more information contact Danielle at 812-430-1637 or visit childdance.org.

For more information about Kunstfest visit newharmony.biz. There you will find a list of frequently asked questions, a printable vendor registration form, and event contact information. New Harmony is located just 30 miles northwest of Evansville, Indiana, just west of Indiana Highway 69 on Highway 66. From Interstate 64, at exit 4, travel just 7 miles south of the Interstate. Visit newharmony.biz to be enchanted by Historic New Harmony, seek lodging accommodations and plan your visit to the many shops and eateries offered.