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Whether your summer fun is based at the lake, in a city or state park, or in your own backyard, we hope you find this section helpful as you try to make the best of the coming warm weather with family and friends.



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    WelcomeAfter what was a record winter, spring

    is nally year.Whew!Its time to look forward to the

    coming of summer and all that northeast Indiana has to offer with its many lakes, streams and festivals.

    Northeast Indiana is a good place to be if you want to be outdoors, with hundreds of lakes, many pristine streams and rivers, beautiful parks with rolling hills and wooded areas plus exciting events.

    Folks throughout our four-county area work hard to bring together a variety of

    entertainment and festivals, from music to the celebration of the automobile and its rich heritage in our area, especially in DeKalb County.

    Whether your summer fun is based at the lake, in a city or state park, or in your own backyard, we hope you nd this section helpful as you try to make the best of the coming warm weather with family and friends.

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    LAKE JAMES Greg Grifs is a sailor, favoring his MC and M20 scows over kayaks, canoes or speed boats.

    Grifs, a retired art teacher, spends lots of time sailing his two sailboats he refers to as scows despite the fact its ofcially referred to as the Lake James Yacht Club.

    An MC scow is 16 feet long and usually sailed by one person. An M20 scow is 20 feet long with two people.

    I actually have both, he said. I enjoy both. An M20 is a boat that has three sails. When youre downwind, you need a spinnaker, which is a front sail thats usually colorful.

    Of the two vessels, Grifs said he probably likes his MC scow best.

    Its got a lot of sail and moves pretty well. It handles moderate winds, he said. For sailing, these are good inland boats.

    Grifs got his start in loving scows when he was a crew member of an M20 on Lake James.

    Summers are denitely busy on Lake James for racing on weekends on the rst basin. MC scow races are at 10 a.m. Saturdays and M20 competition is at 10 a.m. Sundays. He said the club no longer

    Three Steuben yacht clubs navigate long histories

    On your mark, get set, go, as Greg Grifs takes off on a Lake James MC scow race.


    See YACHT CLUBS page 4

    Grifs began as part of scow crew, now owns two

  • has regattas for MC and M20 scows.The yacht club is afliated with the

    M20 Sailing Association and Interna-tional MC Class Sailboat Racing Associ-ation.

    Each weekend after Labor Day, a three-basin race, the Ray Harman Classic, is held. Its probably best viewed from the beach in front of the Potawatomi Inn.

    To watch a race, if you dont understand, its a mystery, Grifs said.

    That may be true for those who dont understand the pasttime. Grifs said it has a certain grace.

    Steuben County may be known for having 101 lakes, but it also features two other yacht clubs, both with lengthy histories and annual summer races.

    Those two other yacht clubs Clear Lake and Lake George have their own history and traits. The following is a brief look at each one:

    Clear Lake Yacht ClubThe Clear Lake Yacht Club was

    launched with a regatta in 1934 that sparked the facilitys long history. That led to the clubs establishment in 1935 that was centered around yacht racing.

    The top winner received a trophy of a cup with two funnels and a pair of tin cups.

    Sailing members eliminated the 50-cent boat entry fee in 1936 feeling people couldnt afford it.

    The clubhouse building project started in 1938 and was improved upon over the years. Finally, in 1949, the mortgage was burned.

    The club eventually added tennis courts, various activities and even a childrens sailing school for members.

    Lake George Yacht ClubAn online Sailing Magazine article

    said for more than 50 years, the Inland Cat Class Sailing Association has been afliated with the Lake George Yacht Club. The lake has the unique claim that part of it lies in Michigan and part in Indiana. But that doesnt stop the action.

    The club was organized in 1957 with the Inland Cats introduced to summer residents by Norm Bell and John Larimore. The Inland Cat was one of the rst all-Fiberglas sailboats.

    Lake racing started that same year with six two-person boat crews. Their competition was a quest for the Design-ers Trophy, a miniature 135-square foot Inland Cat sail.

    Lake Georges annual regatta is held the last weekend of July.

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    Greg Grifs takes his M-20 scow with a spinnaker on the front out on Lake James.


  • May 9 - 11:Spring SpectacularOnce a year savings on select wines for four days only! This is the perfect time to stock up your wine rack for all your summer entertaining!

    May 21: Chef Erics CookinA live cooking demonstration held at Satek Winery! Chef Eric will amaze the crowd as he prepares ve different dishes each made with Satek wine. Each dish will also be paired with a taste of wine.

    June 7: Vintage, IndianaIndianas festival of wine, food and fun!There will be over 20 Indiana wineries andsome of Indianas top chefs. The fun will beheld at Military Park in Indianapolis, IN from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    June 21: Art ShowSatek Winerys semi-annual art show is back again! This time featuring over 25 different artists from all over the tri-state area that willbe displaying their work for viewing and purchase. The event is family-friendly and runs from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., free admission.

    June 27 - July 6:Satek Winerys 13th Anniversary CelebrationCelebrate our anniversary with an exclusive free anniversary glass for every two bottles purchased; no limit, while supplies last.

    August 16: Art ShowThe art show returns again! With over 25 different artists setting up on the lawn promenade. Food is available for purchase, or bring your own picnic out on our lawn. This is a family-friendly event with free admission held from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    September 14 - 15: Von Steuben Day CelebrationA celebration for the countys namesake! Come and enjoy 20% off all wines that contain Steuben grapes for two days! There will also be live entertainment, food and more!

    September 14: Tour de VineyardOur rst ever bike tour. Ride your bike through and around some of our beautiful vineyards. Registration is required.

    November 21 - 23: Holiday Open HouseGet a head start on all of your holiday entertaining and gifts. Join us for our annual Holiday Open House and see many gift ideas for everyone on your list, receive a 20% discount on all merchandise, warm-mulled wine, free recipes and more!

    2014 Event Schedule

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    DeKalb CountyAuburn May 3 to Oct. 25, Wednes-

    days and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., west side of the courthouse on Main Street,

    Steuben CountyAngola May to October, Saturdays

    from 8 a.m. to noon, Steuben Community Center parking lot, 317 S. Wayne St.; July 3 to Oct. 29, Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to noon, 519 N. Wayne St.

    WIC certied, accepts EBT.Fremont May to October, Saturdays

    from 8 a.m. to noon, Fremont Town Park, corner of Bell and Albion streets.

    LaGrange CountyHowe May to October, Saturdays

    from 6 a.m. to noon, Howe Town Park,

    S.R. 120E.LaGrange May 3 to October,

    Tuesdays from 2-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., downtown LaGrange.

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    South Milford May 24 to October, Austin Park, 7850 W. 750S, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

    Noble CountyKendallville June 7 to Oct. 11,

    Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, 100 S. Main St.

    Ligonier May to October, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, Pettit Park, Cavin Street.

    Rome City June 6 to Oct. 10, Fridays from 4-7 p.m., Sycamore Park, S.R. 9.

    Farmers MarketsVendors set up shop at the Auburn Farmers Market in June 2012.


    Wendy Albright sells goods on the south side of the DeKalb County Courthouse at the Auburn Farmers Market in October 2012. The farmers market now meets on the west side of the courthouse and will open in May.


  • Here is a listing of some of the major events going on in the northeast Indiana four-county area this summer:


    8-10 Auburn Spring Collector Car Auction, Swap Meet and Car Corral, Auburn Auction Park. 927-9797.

    8-10 Antique Automobile Club of America Central Division spring meet. Call 717-534-1910.

    13 Automotive Art Show, special exhibit of works of Sue Steele-Thomas, Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, Auburn. 925-1444.

    15 Cruise-In to Downtown Auburn. Courthouse Square, Auburn. 925-2100.

    8-16 47th annual art show, Eckhart Public Library, 925-5776.

    18 Discovering Historic Auburn, 6th Street between Jackson and Main streets, Auburn, 436-3866.

    23 Masquer-AID Ball, Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, 925-1444.

    JuneThrough September, Summer Art

    Exhibit, Pedaling Art, downtown Auburn

    (see related story).14 Townwide garage sales, Hamilton,

    488-3128.27 Fort Wayne Philharmonic Patriotic

    Pops concert, DeKalb Outdoor Theater, Auburn,

    July3-4 Garrett Heritage Days, Eastside

    Park, Garrett, with reworks on the 4th, 357-3133.

    4 Fun Days antique tractor show, 9th Street, downtown Auburn, 837-7930.

    5 Community reworks 4th of July Celebration, Auburn Auction Park, Auburn, 927-9797.

    5 Hamilton Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks, downtown Hamilton and at Hamilton Lake,

    6 40th anniversary celebration, Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, Auburn, 925-1444.

    24-26 St. Joe Pickle Festival, St. Joe, 337-5461.

    August2 Ashley Hudson Festival, S.R. 4,

    Ashley and Hudson, 587-3300, 587-9118.9 Butler Days Festival, Butler,

    908-5344, 444-9554.23 Hamilton Summer Festival,

    downtown Hamilton and Hamilton Lake, 668-9012 or

    24 Garage Tour, six locations, NATMUS and ACD Festival event, 925-9100, 925-3600.

    26-28 39th annual Hoosier Tour, ACD Festival event, 925-3600 or

    27-31 Auburn Fall Collector Car Auction, Swap Meet and Car Corral, Auburn Auction Park, Auburn, 927-9797 or

    28-31 Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, numerous events throughout Auburn and scattered around DeKalb County,

    September22-27 DeKalb County Free Fall Fair,

    downtown Auburn and DeKalb County

    Fairgrounds, Auburn, 925-1834 or


    24-26 National Clydesdale Sale, Michiana Event Center, Howe.

    26 Kite Komotion, Shipshewana Events Center eld, Shipshewana.

    May2-3 Shipshewana MayFest, downtown

    Shipshewana.3 Howe Farmers Market opens, Town

    Square, Howe.3 LaGrange Farmers Market opens,

    101 N. High St., LaGrange.6 Shipshewana Flea Market opens,


    Summer events abound throughout northeast Indiana

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    Auburn automobiles make their way down Main Street in downtown Auburn during the annual Parade of Classics in this Aug. 31, 2013, le photo. This years parade will be held on Aug. 30.


  • 9 Shipshewana annual Spring Garage Sale, Shipshewana

    15 B.J. Thomas, Shipshewana Events Center, Shipshewana.

    16 Lee Greenwood and Crystal Gayle, Shipshewana Events Center, Shipsh-ewana.

    17 Countys Family Reunion with Bill Anderson, Shipshewana Events Center, Shipshewana.

    23-24 33rd annual Haiti Benet Auction, Shipshewana Antique Auction, 345 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana.

    24 South Milford Farmers Market opens, Austin Park, South Milford.

    June6 Sandi Patti, Blue Gate Theater,

    Shipshewana.13 Oak Ridge Boys, Shipshewana

    Events Center, Shipshewana.14 Calf Celebration Days, Cooks

    Bison Ranch, 5645 E. C.R. 600S.14 Gaither Vocal Band, Shipshewana

    Events Center, Shipshewana.18-21 Walldogs in Shipshewana,

    downtown Shipshewana.19-21 Shipshewana Art Festival,