Art and music, arts and crafts, food, baseball and live music of all kinds: it’s all on tap this weekend in Hendricks County.
The Hendricks County 4-H Fair continues all this week finishing up Saturday at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds & Conference Complex in Danville. The show animals, fair rides, fair food, and prizes are all out there for the family to enjoy before school starts.
New this year is the arrival of the historic Cartlidge Barn. The annual rodeo is Friday night and popular demolition derby is Saturday night to get the adrenaline pumping. More on the fair can be found here.
Live music always kicks up a notch this time of year, as the music and food moves outside for your enjoyment. Chateau Thomas Winery in Plainfield features the band Random Harvest at their Music on the Veranda on Friday. Just down the street, The Coachman Restaurant provides live Music on the Deck both Friday and Saturday, with ‘Nuff Said on Friday, and local wedding band favorite Ashley and the Cosmos on Saturday evening.
In Danville on Saturday, you can enjoy Summer Sounds on the Square with Tad Robinson. The 21 and under crowd gets in free while it's just $5 for adults.
Earlier in the day is the Youth Advisory Board Environmental Awareness Concert, which is open to all ages in the scenic beauty of McCloud Nature Park, 8518 Hughes Road, North Salem.
If baseball is more your speed, you will want to check out the action at the Al and Jan Barker Sports complex in Plainfield, which will host the Little League Major Boys State Tournament.
This truly is baseball in its purest form as the top Little League teams featuring 11- and 12-year-olds in the state converge on Hendricks County. The best part is it is free to enter and watch. The tournament begins this weekend and runs through July 24. The winner of the tournament advances and represents Indiana in the Great Lakes Regional Tournament.
Finally, if you enjoy some of all of the above, with a good dose of retail therapy, be sure to visit the 36th Annual Brownsburg Festival of the Arts on Saturday, which features more than 150 artists who work in just about every medium imaginable, sharing and selling their wares. The festival also showcases a children's area and food tent with live music.