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  • September 30, 2011 @ 3:54:35 PM — AdministratorGeneral

    October means Corn Maze!

    Every Saturday and Sunday in October you can travel out to Metamora, IN and get lost. Get lost in the Corn Maze, that is.  The Whitewater Canal Trail's annual fundraiser provides family fun while supporting the development of the trail. For only $5 per person you can wander through the corn, celebrating the bicentennial of Franklin County by depicting the courthouse tower.  Hayrides provide a shuttle service between the maze and downtown Metamora, Indiana's Canal Town. While in town you can enjoy a horse-drawn canal boat ride, visit the Grist Mill and buy freshly ground corn meal and grits, or grab a bite to eat.  The WCT Corn Maze is east of Metamora, on US Highway 52 with free parking available. Hours are 1 to 5 PM, weather permitting.

  • September 21, 2011 @ 9:15:49 PM — AdministratorGeneral

    Annual Franklin County Antique Machinery Show

    The Annual Franklin County Antique Machinery Show kicks off this week on Thursday, Sept 22 at 8 AM.  Long known as "more than tractors on a hill" this four day events showcases history and artisans as well as antique agricultural equipment. Visit their Facebook page to see photos and information.

    At the FCAMC website you can access details on such events as the horse pull and antique tractor pull.

  • September 14, 2011 @ 8:40:36 PM — AdministratorGeneral

    Old Time Music Festival Beats the Weather

    It was 100 degrees in the shade on Saturday, and rain kept falling sporadically on Sunday; but the Old Time Music Festival in Metamora went on.  Over 30 regional groups and performers shared their talents from two stage areas, workshops were well attended, and everyone had a great time! 

    One highlight of Sunday was an impromptu performance of "I saw the light" by Brian Keith Wallen (2011 Cincy Blues Challenge winner and Starr-Gennett Blues Artist), Dean Phelps (2010 Indiana Thumb Pick Guitar Champion and 3rd in the nation for 2011), and Ted Yoder (2010 National Champion Hammered Dulcimer player).   This was captured on video and can be seen on YouTube.