Evansville event features expo, festival, art tour

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Gazette staff
September 16, 2011
— The morning commute sends lots of Evansville residents to work in Dane County and Janesville, along with purchases they make out of town.

Sometimes, they might not know the same services or goods can be found in town, said Lori Allen, vice president of the Evansville Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism.

"We just want to let them know that there may be something they're buying out of town that may be available locally—especially businesses that don't have storefronts," she said.

That's one reason for the chamber's first Evansville Area Business Expo, set for 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Creekside Place. The expo is a free family event showcasing what area businesses have to offer. It will include workshops, refreshments and door prizes.

The chamber is piggybacking the expo on other Evansville weekend events including the Harvest Windmill Festival and the 14 South Artists 8th Annual Fall Studio Art Tour.


What: Evansville Area Business Expo

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Creekside Place, 102 Maple St., Evansville

Cost: Free

Free seminars: Jeff Farnsworth from State Farm Insurance will offer, "New Auto Insurance Rules and How They Affect You" at 1 p.m., and Blase Strobl from Core Physical Therapy and Dr. Samuel White from Mercy Evansville Clinic will offer "Management and Treatment of Low Back Pain" at 2 p.m.

For more information: Visit evansvillechamber.org.

What: Harvest Windmill Festival

When: Saturday and Sunday

Where: Downtown Evansville

Cost: Free

Events include: Farmers market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; festival tent all weekend; mystery author singing and tailgate at noon Saturday at Eager Free Public Library; historic cemetery theater at 2:30 p.m. Saturday; "Star 'N' You" karaoke from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday; kiddie parade at 1 p.m. Sunday starting at Creekside Place; children's activities and petting zoo Sunday; music by Duane Worden from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday; and art auction at 2 p.m. Sunday on Main Street.

For a full schedule: Visit evansville-wi.net.

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