graphicWhether you prefer the magic of history revisited, or the excitement of a tractor and truck pull, the adventure is available in Connersville. Summer concerts downtown, and a winter concert series add to the variety of entertainment available in Connersville. High school concerts and choruses and an array of festivals and community events offer family entertainment opportunities year-round.

Historic Connersville, Inc., has recently relocated the community museum to a larger, more accessible facility. The Whitewater Valley Arts Association provides a venue for local painters, sculptors and artisans. The biennial Art Association Art Auction has become a major event, as nearly 100 works by local artists are auctioned to raise money for the organization.

The Fayette County Public Library provides a community gathering place for families and provides a showcase for young artists. The library houses nearly l00,000 books on its shelves and in the bookmobile. It provides a computer center for the public with Internet access and an extensive collection of books on tape for the visually impaired and those who want to be enriched while they go about their daily tasks. The library also offers nearly 300 periodicals, more than 1,200 video cassettes, and a large collection of recordings and compact discs.

A new addition to the community calendar is the Party on the Square held the first Saturday of May. The event kicks off the summer activities with a car show and swap meet, games and live entertainment from music to storytellers, all focused around the Court House Square. Whitewater Valley Rail- road, the longest scenic tour train in Indiana, kicks off their regular season from the downtown on that same day.

Roberts Park is home to many activities throughout the year. The annual Community Pride Picnic is a community party. Free food, games, entertainment and tournaments are offered throughout the day. The Fall Festival and the Main Event Car Show wind down the summer events at the park with arts and craft vendors and entertainment and 500 antique, rod, classic and custom cars on display. A variety of special musical entertainment acts perform at the Amphitheater throughout the summer months. The Fayette County Free Fair is the oldest free fair in the state and a major event for local 4-H members and Fayette County Homemakers. Two locally organized tractor and truck pulls are sanctioned events that provide roaring excitement in the park while the annual horse races at the Fayette County Free Fair offer a quieter, yet equally exciting experience.

The Jaycees annual go cart race attracts national competitors and the local Mudfest Volleyball Tournament brings 100 teams together for a weekend of fun as teams compete on a court of mud and water. Both events raise money for local charities.

A community orchestra and a regional opera company are available in nearby Richmond, and community theater opportunities abound throughout the area. National theater and entertainment venues are an easy and enjoyable evening or weekend experience in nearby Indianapolis or Cincinnati.


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