Frugal Fridays: Weekend Events in Richmond and Beyond (Sept. 11-13)

“Join us for a celebration of ceramics as we turn a spotlight on talented regional artists who work in clay!  Pottery will be on display and available for purchase!  Functional ceramics like plates, bowls, and mugs will be shown alongside sculpture and art pieces!  We will also highlight area food vendors who will be on site, selling delicious fare to enjoy while browsing the ceramic booths!  Plus, there is nothing like good, live music to liven up any festival!  Bring the whole family as there will be hands on opportunities for both children and adults!  Come get your hands in the clay!”

When: Friday, September 12 from 10AM to 4PM
Where: 350 Hub Etchison Parkway, Richmond, Indiana (On the front lawn, easy walk from the seminary)
Cost: Free admission!

Free Live Music — The Richmond Music Festival
“The Starr-Gennett Foundation presents the Richmond Music Festival, September 11-13, 2015, in the Historic Depot District and Wayne County Veterans Memorial Park.  The festival features music written and inspired by legendary gospel artist Thomas A. Dorsey, also known as Georgia Tom Dorsey, a 2007 Walk of Fame inductee.  Dorsey recorded blues for the Gennett label from 1923 to 1930.”
When & Where:
 (Sept 12) Noon to 10 PM in the 4th Floor parking lot, Depot District; (Sept 13) 5:30 to 7:30 PM in the Veterans Park in the Gorge.
Cost: Free!
Info: (includes complete list of performers)

Richmond Farmers Market
The Richmond Farmers Market is a Growers?Only Market to look out for our local farmers and producers. Vendors are the growers and producers of the fruits, vegetables, plants, herbs, flowers, baked goods, dried goods, jams, honey, syrup and/or other approved products they intend to sell at the market. The Richmond Farmers Market supports local, small?scale farmers and gardeners by providing a marketing opportunity to sell homegrown produce, and homemade farm?related items directly to consumers.

Where: 47 North 6th St, Richmond, Indiana (across from Morrisson-Reeves Library)
When: Every Saturday from 8:00AM to Noon (May to October)
Cost: No admission cost and free parking

Founders Day
Food and craft vendors will be on the square from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Breakfast will be available at the library at 8 a.m. Saturday, and beans and cornbread can be found starting at 11 a.m. both days at the Templeton Cabin.
Early American demonstrations, including glass blowing, rope making, candle making and tin punching, will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. A juggler will perform three shows Saturday and a magician plans three shows Sunday, and live music takes place both afternoons.
Other activities include butter churning, a cobbler, cake walk, Revolutionary War speaker and pioneer games. An auction of antiques and handcrafted items takes place at 2 p.m. Sunday next to the Templeton Cabin.

When: Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 12-13
Where: Union County Courthouse square, downtown Liberty, Ind.
Info: (765) 458-5294

Canal Days
Cambridge City will celebrate the 43rd annual Canal Days on Saturday and Sunday, with many activities taking place along or near U.S. 40.
This year’s festival theme is “Honoring Lincoln.” The theme complements a new mural being painted at the corner of South Center and Main streets to commemorate Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train passing through the town in 1865. The mural will be dedicated at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Vendors will offer arts, crafts, food and games from 9 a.m. to dark Saturday. Booths will re-open at 9 a.m. Sunday.
Saturday’s activities include a golf tourney, 5K run, a kids’ fishing contest and live entertainment throughout the afternoon and evening on the stage. A gospel talent show begins at 6 p.m. at The River, 610 S. Fifth St.
A public dance takes place from 9 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday at the American Legion. Admission is $3 for singles and $5 for couples. A parade takes place at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The final event is a duck race at the Creitz Park swinging bridge at 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are for sale at the Cambridge City Area Chamber of Commerce welcome tent. The top prize is $500.

When: Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 12-13
Where: Downtown Cambridge City, Ind.
Cost: Free
Info: (765) 478-4689 or

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