Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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August 27, 2013

Laid-back fest offers many sounds

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The Metamora Old-Time Music Festival is sponsored by Historic Metamora and supported by the Whitewater Canal State Historic Site; Metamora shopkeepers; Franklin County Convention, Recreation and Visitors Commission; and Indiana Arts Commission through funding administered by the Columbus Area Arts Council, a regional arts partner.

Because it’s a free festival, “we don’t make any money, we spend it. Any donations are gratefully accepted,” according to Ginther.

Debbie Blank can be contacted at debbie.blank@batesvilleheraldtribune.com or 812-934-4343, Ext. 113.

Extra family fun • The grist mill will be operating and horse-drawn canal boat rides can be enjoyed at noon-4 p.m. on the hour. Tickets are $2-$5 with toddlers and seniors 90+ free. Info: 765-647-6512. • Hikers can enjoy the scenery along the free Whitewater Canal Trail, which begins east of town. • Camping is available at Whitewater Valley Gateway Park, U.S. 52, Metamora. Info: 765-647-2541. • The Whitewater Valley Railroad will offer rides from the Connersville depot to Metamora at 12:01 p.m. both days. After a two-hour layover, the train will depart from Metamora at 3:30 p.m. Round-trip fares are $22 for adults and $14 for kids and one-way fares are $16 and $9. To make reservations: 765-825-2054 or www.whitewatervalleyrr.org.

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