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Tourism

Daviess County hosts many fairs, events and tours and has many great locations to visit, including the a popular spot, state-run Glendale Fish and Wildlife Area, with more than 8,000 acres for hunting and camping and the 1,400-acre Dogwood Lake for fishing.

Several Amish shops dot the rural landscape here and offer quilt material, collectibles, handcrafted furniture, cabinets, quilts, dolls, glassware, homemade jellies, candies, cheeses, meats, pickles and baked goods. Authentic Amish buffet-style restaurants are easily accessible. Dinky Auction Center holds auctions on Friday evenings. A quilting shop in Downtown Washington ships material all over the world via Internet sales.

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The White River Antique Show in mid-September at the Daviess County Fairgrounds attracts more than 15,000 annually. Visitors can see threshing machines, a one-room school in session, antique tractor pulls and old-fashioned processes including cider-making, candlemaking, sorghum-making and engine-turned homemade ice cream. The Old Settlers Festival, held in Odon in mid-August hosts carnival rides, food and a kickoff parade.

The annual Daviess County Turkey Trot Festival is held in Montgomery the weekend following Labor Day. This festival features top-notch live entertainment, a beer garden, renowned turkey races, pig wrestling contests, mud volleyball, crafts, food, games and a carnival. There are a number of other smaller socials and festivals held throughout the county, including the Rail Fest in Downtown Washington in May.

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Daviess County also has many opportunities for cultural activities including Veale Creek Theatre that provides five productions each year from May to December.

Daviess County's Historical Society operates the county museum, which displays various local artifacts. The Historical Society also meets at different sites located throughout the county and runs programs that focus on the history of the different areas.

Some tourists visit the county for the annual Carfest and Cruiz-In in September, while others come for the annual acclaimed Christmas lights at Eastside Park on from Thanksgiving until New Year's Day.

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