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Kunstfest | Southern Indiana’s German Fall Festival

2016 Kunstfest | September 17th – 18th

It’s once again time for New Harmony’s largest and most anticipated event of the year—Kunstfest! This celebration of German heritage and art is one of the biggest of its kind in Indiana, and this year the town will welcome the The Tippecanoe Ancient Fife and Drum Corps.

The New Harmony Business Associates invite you to the walkable village of New Harmony, Indiana on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th for the 34th annual Kunstfest. This free, family-friendly event is fun for all ages!

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“Kunst” means “art” in German, and you can expect to see a lot of it. Artists from across the region will sell and showcase their creations. With so many unique pieces, you’re sure to find something you’ll love!

Over 250 vendors will line the streets, showcasing art, gifts, antiques, crafts, and more on Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 9am-4pm. Many of the local storefronts will also be open with special promotions during the festival. Be sure to come hungry! All of your German favorites will be there—bratwurst, kraut balls, kuchen, apple cider, chicken and dumplings, German potato salad, brain sandwiches, fried bologna, ice cream, kettle corn and more!

kunstfest-tippecanoe-fife-drum-corpsThe Tippecanoe Ancient Fife and Drum Corps will bring their unique presentations of 18th century French music and early colonial French marine presence to Kunstfest! Bring the family to enjoy the Corps at the Kids and Family Parade throughout the town, followed by the Mini Show and March on Saturday and Sunday.
Other events include musical performances from the Dulcimer & Polka, Blue Grass, and German Folk Music genres, Music on the Patio, Liar’s Contest at the Murphy Auditorium, children’s activities at the family stage at Maclure Square, carriage rides, and more!

kunst-vendors-3Something you can’t miss at Kunstfest is the historical craft demonstrations. Each year, children stand in awe as they watch experts demonstrate blacksmithing, rope making, pottery, weaving, spinning and more. Some of these creations will be available for sale, and demonstrators will be present to explain the art of each craft to audiences.

Don’t worry about having to park far away from the festival! Parking will be available at the New Harmony School and Atheneum with shuttles taking visitors to and from the festival.

With so many attractions and activities to take part in, it’s probably best you come for the whole weekend! For more information about the charming places you can stay and the 34th annual Kunstfest, head to visitnewharmony.com or visit our event page on Facebook!

2016 Kunstfest Sept. 17th-18th

About Jim Spann

I'm a harmonist in training, learning to live in the now and cherish my surroundings. Moved to New Harmony with my wife Stephanie, son Nathan, and daughter Lydia to start a new chapter in our family and launch the New Harmony Soap Company.

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