Jazz fest canceled, other events still planned

UPDATE: Due to the strong possibility of inclement weather, this year's jazz fest has been canceled. The festival committee plans to meet in the coming weeks to discuss the possibility of rescheduling the event. As of Thursday night, the run/walk and car show are still scheduled to take place.



HUNTINGBURG — Jazz and car enthusiasts as well as wine and craft beer lovers will want to be in Huntingburg on Saturday.

The annual Garden Gate Jazz, Art, Wine & Craft Beer Festival will be held at Market Street Park. The entrance to the park will be at 309 E. Fourth St.

This year’s festival could likely be the last one at the park before the park undergoes a major transformation as part of the city’s Stellar projects. The Stellar Endowment-Market Street Park Project is an overhaul of the park to include features like walkways, swings, and pavilions. On Friday, the Huntingburg Chamber and Garden Gate Committee will give $25,000 in Garden Gate proceeds to the project. The check presentation will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday at 307 E. Fourth Street.

Saturday’s festival will include area jazz artists performing from noon to 8 p.m. Featured artists include the Vincennes University Jazz Ensemble, the After Hours band, Hot Jive Stew and the Wade Baker Quintet. In between sets, Jasper High School’s jazz band will perform.

Wine and craft beer samples and sales will start at noon. The wineries that will be in attendance include Patoka Lake Winery of Birdseye, Monkey Hollow Winery of St. Meinrad, Best Vineyards of Goshen, Blue Heron Vineyards & Winery of Cannelton, Buck Creek Winery of Indianapolis, Cedar Creek Winery of Martinsville, Easley Winery of Indianapolis, Ertel Cellars Winery of Batesvile, Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards of Borden, Madison County Winery of Markleville, Pepper’s Ridge Winery of Rockport, Winzerwald Winery of Bristow, and Windy Knoll Winery of Vincennes.

Breweries that will be at the fest include Basket Case Brewing Company of Jasper; Schnitz Brewery & Pub of Jasper; St. Benedict’s Brew Works of Ferdinand; Carson’s Brewery of Evansville; Breckenridge of Littleton, Colorado; Dogfish Head Craft Brewery of Milton, Delaware; Quaff On! Brewing Company of Nashville, Indiana; and Urban Chestnut Brewing Company of St. Louis.

Dubois County Suds Club will also be on hand, providing samples only.

The festival is free and open to everyone. Those who want to sample wine and beer must purchase a sampling admission, which costs $15 and includes a commemorative glass. Craft beer pours will be available for $4 and wine will be available to purchase by the bottle. A person must be at least 21 to have samples.

Along with jazz and drinks, the festival will include an arts market that features handcrafted items like artwork and vintage pieces. The local artisans who will be featured at this year’s market include Artisan Homestead, Cheryl Bays Jewelry & More, Chocolate Moonshine, Face Painting by Ruth, Luna Maya, Wibbly Wobbly Crafts, Michele’s Unique Boutique, Barnside Creations, The Herbal Squirrel, Junk to Enjoy, Shoppe 29, Around the Corner, Mary Jo Country Crafts, A Very Vine Creation, Stir Crazy Kettle Corn, Steckler Grassfed Cheese, Simply Lilac, Treetop Terrace and Sisters of St. Benedict.

More than 200 walkers and volunteers will participate in the JazzedUp 10k/5k run/walk, set to start on Fourth Street at 8:45 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. People can still register for the run on Saturday; the cost is $25.

The Huntingburg Kiwanis will also hold its annual car show along Fourth Street. People will be able to see classic and antique cars, motorcycles and trucks up close. Participants can enter cars into the show for $20 at the Overtime Restaurant. Proceeds from the show go to Riley Hospital for Children and other Kiwanis related programs.

No coolers, pets or tents are allowed at the Garden Gate Festival. For more information about the festival, call the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce at 812-683-5699.


8 a.m. Huntingburg Kiwanis Car show opens on Fourth Street

8:45 a.m. JazzedUp 10k/5k run/walk starts

11 a.m. Arts market opens

Noon Wine and craft beer samples and sales start; jazz performances start

12:30 -1:30 p.m. Vincennes University Jazz Ensemble performs

2-3:30 p.m. After Hours band performs

4:15-5:45 p.m. Hot Jive Stew performs

6:30-8 p.m. Wade Baker Quintet performs

* The Jasper High School Jazz Band will perform in between sets.

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