Plan a Weekend Getaway to Dubois County in Southern Indiana
Dubois County hosts family-fun festivals for people of all ages! Plan a weekend getaway that will create memories to remember for a lifetime.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland, Indiana, where the community works together to put on an unforgettable Irish experience! Enjoy kid and adult contests, games and activities March 16-18. Don’t forget to stop at The Shamrock Pub & Restaurant to enjoy a homestyle meal and green beer!
Ferdinand Herb & Garden Days & Chainsaw Carving Festival is a weekend full of fun, April 20-22! Enjoy demonstrations and admire the spring flowers and herbs in bloom. Be intrigued with wood carving professionals, revealing their artistic talent of creating trees into works of art! Shop at local stores for all of your spring gardening needs.
Feel the rhythm and enjoy the sounds of both traditional and Latin jazz near Huntingburg’s Historic 4th Street on April 21. Relax and partake in the wine and microbrew experience with area wineries and craft breweries exhibiting their finest to taste!
The JCAC Chalk Walk Arts Festival is a family-friendly event intended to inspire and stimulate the creativity and artistic ability in everyone! Enjoy the celebration of arts with hands-on activities, demonstrations, performances, displays and an Arts Mart all around the square in Downtown Jasper on May 5.
While in the area, don’t forget to explore our unique attractions that exhibit our passion for our heritage and hospitality.
For the history buff, must-see-stops include St. Joseph Church, built by the early parishioners in the 1800s; Holy Family Church, featuring the nation’s second-largest faceted-glass window; and Monastery Immaculate Conception, home to one of the nation’s largest communities of Benedictine women. Take a tour of the Jasper City Mill, recently constructed to resemble the former mill and watch the workings of the waterwheel or visit the Dubois County Museum, one of the largest county museums in Indiana. Dubois County is also home to the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame and Huntingburg League Stadium, site of the hit motion picture, “A League of their Own.”
Looking for a girlfriend getaway? Dubois County was chosen by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for the 2012 girlfriend getaway destination. Spend the weekend strolling through Huntingburg’s historic 4th street, Main Street in Ferdinand and Downtown Jasper, featuring unique specialty and antique shops. In the evening, take a ride on The Spirit of Jasper Train, featuring the Jasper to French Lick express or a Ride and Dine excursion, serving a meal from the Schnitzelbank, offering authentic German cuisine.
Centered between caves, coasters, lakes and Lincoln (Abe), Dubois County offers a destination for all families. Enjoy a day at Patoka Lake, boating and jet-skiing on Indiana’s second-largest reservoir, followed by a day at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. Families can also enjoy a day touring Marengo Cave or Lincoln Boyhood and learn the life of Lincoln. Dubois County is uniquely positioned between many attractions, a majority of them within 25 miles of Jasper.
For visitor information, go to visitduboiscounty.com or call 800.968.4578