It's nearly Labor Day - the unofficial end of summer (officially, the season continues until Sept. 22), and that means one last fun long weekend fling before the changing of the season! We've compiled a list of the top events taking place in Morgan County over Labor Day Weekend, but don't forget about other great things to do in the area! If you're not feeling comfortable at larger events, even outdoors, you can still plan a fantastic weekend in Morgan County - hit the hiking trails, enjoy a drive-in movie (or two) under the starts, explore a new park or eatery, visit some locally owned boutiques or indulge in a sweet treat or two... whatever you do, have a great holiday weekend!
Kick off the holiday weekend early with an evening in downtown Martinsville. Cool cars, trucks and motorcycles begin to arrive on the courthouse square just before 5 pm. Enjoy walking through the unique collection of vintage to modern vehicles and chatting with owners and be sure to stop in at a locally-owned downtown eatery for dinner or dessert!
This three-day event (Sept. 3-5) is a Paragon tradition. Enjoy live music each evening, a car show, a vintage fire truck display, carnival games, vendor booths, great food and more! Battle of the Bands takes place on Saturday along with the annual parade and a super hero (and villain) meet and greet opportunity! Get this year's complete schedule on our blog here: Paragon Homecoming Festival 2021 Schedule.
The Centerbrook Drive-in
Looking for a fun family activity where you can still stay socially distant? Head for the drive in movies! See two movies under the stars for the price of one. The Centerbrook Drive-in will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday night for Labor Day Weekend. They will be showing the newest film from the Marvel cinematic universe, Shang-Chi and the LEgends of the Ten Rings, beginning at 8:45 pm and Free Guy, beginning at 10:35 pm. Gate opens at 7:30 pm. Cash only for admission (cards are accepted at concessions).
It's prime harvest time, which means your Morgan County Farmers Market is bursting with locally grown produce, freshly baked treats, handmade items and more! The market often features live music from young aspiring artists as well, so hang around a bit and get to know local farmers as you enjoy the atmosphere of this Saturday morning tradition.
Drink at the Creek: Country Rockin' Blues Fest
Cedar Creek's Drink at the Creek Concert Series rachets things up a notch for the holiday weekend with the Country Rockin' Blues Fest - a two-day event featuring five great bands each day. Save some cash with a two-day pass. Remember to bring your own seating. All ages are welcome; kids 12 and under are free! This year's line up for Saturday features She Loves Horses (Tom Petty Tribute), Benito Dibartoli Blues Band, Jake Dodds, Jennie DeVoe and the Classic Rock Experience. Sunday will feature Virtue, Gene Deer and Gordon Bonham Blues Band, Split Rail, Midnight Rider (Allman Brothers Tribute) and Creedence Revived (CCR Tribute). Food and beverages available on site.
Chef Matt and the staff at 21 North Eatery + Cellar invite you to join them for a Tapas style brunch on Sunday, Sept. 5 from 11 am to 2 pm. Put this on your must-do list if you're a foodie - the special menu includes three types of Spanish tortillas, Arepas, Papi Chulo and more! Reservations are recommended - call 765-315-0767 to make yours! 21 North Eatery + Cellar is part of the Indiana Foodways Alliance, so make sure you download their new mobile passport and get checked in when you visit! (More info on the food trails passport program at VisitIndiana.com/cuisine.)