Derby Week

Bedford Bed Race

The Bedford Bed Race is the perfect way to end Downtown Derby Week! This is a competition where 3 – 5 person teams build and decorate their own “beds” to race around the Courthouse Square in Bedford, Indiana.

FOUR RACE DIVISIONS:
Business
School
Seniors
Open

COST $25

Team Check In: 11 am – 12 pm
Parade of Beds: 12:15 pm
Bed Race: Following the parade ~ 12:30 pm
Start-Finish Line: Races begin and end in front of the Miss Indiana Statue

 

CLICK HERE to find the entry form or pick one up at the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce or the Bedford Federal Savings Bank.

 

Derby Week

A WEEK FULL OF FUN

Join us from October 7th – 12th in the Bedford Square to celebrate Downtown Derby Week!

 

MONDAY

WINDOW WALK Take a walk through Downtown and view the festive window displays of our local merchants. Window displays will be judged by Quinn O’Sullivan, a professional Space Maker in New York City. The winning display will be announced on Saturday, October 12.

SHOP THE SQUARE Shop at the participating Downtown merchants for a chance to win a grand prize package worth over $100! The winner will be announced Saturday October 12 around 5:00 p.m.

 

TUESDAY

WALKING TOUR Join us for a guided architectural tour of historic Downtown Bedford. The tour will begin at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Lawrence County Museum.

SHOP THE SQUARE Shop at the participating Downtown merchants for a chance to win a grand prize package worth over $100! The winner will be announced Saturday October 12 around 5:00 p.m.

 

WEDNESDAY

BEDFORD’S JOURNEY A Journey Through Space – Bedford astronaut, Charlie Walker, and other local contributors to the space program will join moderator Marla Jones at the Lawrence County Museum of History in Downtown Bedford to discuss contributions to the space program and share ten things you may not know about the Apollo Space Program. Lunch is included with a $10 donation. Program will start at noon. Seating is limited. Please RSVP bedfordjourney@gmail.com

SHOP THE SQUARE Shop at the participating Downtown merchants for a chance to win a grand prize package worth over $100! The winner will be announced Saturday October 12 around 5:00 p.m.

DASTARDLY DINNER Relive the last moments of Sarah Schafer, the young Latin teacher at Bedford High School who was brutally murdered on her way home from dinner on a cold night in January 1904. Can you solve the murder even the Pinkerton Agency couldn’t solve? Make your dinner reservations now at the Limestone Cafe for one of the two available seatings on Wednesday, October 9th. Times are 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Please call 812-279-0499 to reserve yours

 

THURSDAY

WALKING TOUR Join us for a guided architectural tour of historic Downtown Bedford. Tours begin at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Lawrence County Museum.

SHOP THE SQUARE Shop at the participating Downtown merchants for a chance to win a grand prize package worth over $100! The winner will be announced Saturday October 12 around 5:00 p.m.

 

FRIDAY

WALKING TOUR Join us for a guided architectural tour of historic Downtown Bedford. There will be two tours that will both begin in front of the Lawrence County Museum.
(1) 12 pm – 1 pm
(2) 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHOP THE SQUARE Shop at the participating Downtown merchants for a chance to win a grand prize package worth over $100! The winner will be announced Saturday October 12 around 5:00 p.m.

FREE MOVIE NIGHT Join us to watch the Toy Story at the Harp Commons! Dress as your favorite character for a chance to win a prize! 7 pm – 9 pm UPDATE: MOVIE EVENT RESCHEDULED FOR NEXT FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, SAME TIME

 

SATURDAY

BEDFORD BED RACE Decorate your bed and race it around the CourtHouse! That’s right! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!

FALL MARKET An extension of the Bedford Farmers Market will include extra vendors and craft booths! 8 am – 6 pm

CHILI BOWL Local Churches & non-profit organizations will be selling concessions, including their BEST chili recipes in hopes of garnering the traveling “Chili Bowl” trophy & / or winning the People’s Choice Award! Bring your appetite to support these groups by purchasing food & casting your vote for best chili with $1.00 votes.

FIRESIDE Are you the best storyteller in Bedford? Do you want to hear some of the best stories in Bedford? Join us at StoneGate Arts & Education Center (Shawna M. Girgis Building) from 7pm to 8:30pm. Tickets are $10 per person. Children age 6 & under are free. For more information, call 812-583-6697