Winter Gate previews city’s annual spring festival

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Wade Baker and On the One will perform from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Gaslight, 328 E. Fourth St.


HUNTINGBURG — Select stores in downtown Huntingburg will be open Saturday evening for the Winter Gate festival.

“Winter Gate marks our promotional kickoff and preview for the Garden Gate Festival,” said Sara Schroeder, director of the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce. The chamber hosts both Winter Gate and April’s annual Garden Gate Jazz and Wine Festival.

Wineries and a craft beer company will provide free samplings Saturday night from 5 to 9 p.m. They include:

• Carson’s Brewery at Old School Cafe, 304 E. Fourth St.

• Monkey Hollow Winery at the Purple Plum, 417 E. Fourth St.

• Patoka Lake Winery at Single Thread Boutique, 401 E. Fourth St.

• Windy Knoll Winery at Serendipity Fibers, 314 E. Fourth St.

• Winzerwald Winery at Touch of Class Furniture Outlet, 301 E. Fourth St.

Participants will have to show photo identification that they are of legal age to get samples. At each sampling area, participants can enter their name to win a gift bag that has Garden Gate T-shirts, wine glasses and two free sampling tickets for the April event. A total of five gift bags will be given away.

Wade Baker and On the One will perform from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Gaslight, 328 E. Fourth St.

The Art Factory, Lush Esthetics & Boutique, New Beginnings By Gehlhausen’s and Gehlhausen’s Flowers & Gifts will also be open. Tickets for samples and maps of participating merchants and vendors will be available at Current Blend, 307 E. Fourth St.

The Garden Gate Jazz and Wine Festival is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at Huntingburg City Park. The festival’s regular location, Market Street Park, is under construction to become a more expansive and developed city park.

For more information, contact the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce at 812-683-5699 or visit the chamber’s website,

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