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August 8 @ 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
One event on August 8, 2019 at 7:00 am
Thursday, August 8
Self-Guided Walking Tours
Tour starts at the Tell City Historical Society Museum (located at the corner of 9th & Franklin Streets). Sponsored by ATTC and the Tell City Historical Society.
Old Fashioned Bargain Days
Sidewalk sales throughout the day at businesses in Tell City.
7 – 10 a.m.
45th Annual Kaffee Klatch
Sponsored by Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa
A hearty breakfast of traditional fare along with festival favorites is served in the Evangelical United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $8 for adults and ages 5 and under eat free. For tickets contact Cindy May at 812-547-9896 or at 812-549-7903 or any Tri Kappa member. Please leave a message. Tickets are also available at Fifth Third, German American Bank, Heritage Federal Credit Union and Old National.
11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Schweizer Fest Market
City Hall Park
Check out this year’s Schweizer Fest Market. With displays and sales by local artisans and antiquities dealers, you’re sure to find many treasurers. Adjacent to the Marketplace, there will be a section for Direct Sales and Non-profit organizations where you can buy a popular item or learn more about our Perry County community! For information about participating vendors, or if you’d like to showcase some of your own wares, contact Tara Damin on the contact page.
6 p.m. – Midnight
Domestic & Craft Beer Garden
Back for the fourth year, area micro-breweries will offer a selection of beers on tap for beer connoisseurs including selections from Tell City Brewing Company and St Benedict’s Brew Works. The Craft Beer Garden will be located in the Domestic beer garden area located on Main Street. ID is required.
6 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Scenic Lincoln Way Train Rides
Train rides for all ages to enjoy. Excursions will depart from the Tell City Depot (333 – 7th Street). There will be family rides and themed rides for children with a young children’s story hour on the caboose. Call 812-547-7933 for ticket information and pricing.
Sponsored by Aleris, Ivy Tech and Webb Wheel Products
Musik Halle, City Hall Park
Check out the multitude of various talents during this time-honored event. Participants must be registered by August 2nd. Call 812-719-3017 for more information. Entry forms are available at the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, German American Bank, and Conner Floor Covering.
Schweizer Fest Business of the Year Recognition & Reception
Sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce
Hollinden Realty was founded in March of 1969 by Jim and Mary Ann Hollinden. Over the years the company has specialized in real estate and construction, resulting in providing and sourcing housing needs for Tell City residents and those in surrounding communities. A family-owned business, Hollinden Realty is now managed by second-generation broker, Tony Hollinden. In honor of the more than 50 years of successfully serving the community’s real estate needs, Hollinden Realty has been named as the 2019 Schweizer Fest Business of the Year.
To honor its many years of service, Hollinden Realty will be recognized in the wine garden area located on the southwest corner of City Hall Park. Following the formal recognition, the Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a reception in the business’ honor. Hors-d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $15 per person and $25 per couple. ID is required.
8:30 – 11:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Hollinden Realty
Brau Garten, City Hall Park
The Beginner’s Luck Band is a Classic Rock and Country Band from Southern Indiana making its first Schweizer Fest appearance this year. This high-powered, six-piece band features five vocalists and great harmonies. Get ready for an exciting evening of country, rock and dance music. Tim Hayes, Gary Hall Jr, and Joe Snyder on guitars, Fridge Green on bass guitar, Charlie Griffin on Drums, and Tell City’s own Vernie Shaefer on the keyboards will keep the party going on Thursday night.