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Join us in the hunt for antiques, boutiques and more!

All you have to do is hop in the car (or better yet, a truck with a trailer), and take a drive along Highway 50. This highway goes from coast to coast and passes right through Lawrence County. Vendors and households set up along the sides of the road, selling things like clothes, home decor, plants and antiques. Some stores participate, as well, offering special sales and discounts!

You never know what unique items you may find during this 3 day event. It is a sight to see!

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The July 4th fireworks will be launched from Wilson Park this year.

In order to honor social distancing and to keep the public safe, Wilson Park will be closed to the public. Residents will be encouraged to find a location within a few blocks of the park to sit and watch the aerial firework display. There will be not be a ground firework display.

The fireworks display is expected to take place shortly after dusk.



No tax dollars will be used for the celebration; all the money raised for the celebration will be strictly donations. Anyone wishing to donate can contact Bedford City Hall to learn how to contribute. The goal is to raise $8,000.

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Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Lawrence County’s oldest and largest festival featuring the quirky little fruits, persimmons! The Persimmon Festival offers up live music and entertainment every night, amazing food, games, rides & more! Of course, you will be able to find persimmons EVERYWHERE!

Kick off Festival Week at the Candlelight Tour at Spring Mill State Park (September 18)
Persimmon Festival Parade (September 25)

Please check back for more information as the event draws closer or check out the Persimmon Festival Facebook Page.



*photo above provided by the TimesMail.

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“The man behind Legend’s Alan Jackson, is a humble soul named Doug Brewin…
Starting in 2004 and continuing to the present, Doug Brewin has been performing as Alan Jackson for the Las Vegas Legends show. Still working with a band of his own, Brewin now rocks the house as both Jackson and himself. Because for him, “being a musician is probably one of the best jobs in the world.” Brewin’s performance of Alan Jackson regularly impresses long time fans of Jackson’s work, but more than that, he leaves a favorable impression of the country music star to people new to his work. ”
Mitchell Opera House


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It’s another beginning to the Farmer’s Market Season and we couldn’t be more excited! Pick up fresh produce and beautiful handmade items created by locals. While the market is a great place to gather and socialize, for everyone’s safety, it is asked that you maintain a distance from others. See all of the “Market Manners” below:


As seen in the Bedford Times-Mail 05/15/2020

Bedford Farmers Market to open Saturday

The Bedford Farmers Market is opening as scheduled on Saturday according to Market Director Allison Roodschild. The market will be open during its traditional hours from 8 a.m. until noon.

“We would like to encourage shoppers who are concerned about crowd size to attend during the first hour as we want to give them the best experience for their situation,” Roodschild said in an email. “The first hour will continue to be reserved for the elderly and immunocompromised for the next several weeks as the need is evident.”

The market will once again be located on the west side of the courthouse square in downtown Bedford. Customers will be able to park along J Street.

Roodschild said the Lawrence County Commissioners gave approval for the market to open given the event takes appropriate safety measures. The governor also declared farmers markets to be essential businesses.

“After that happened, we began our research behind the scenes,” she said.

“The market board, which is comprised of vendor members and myself, ultimately made the decision to open. The Bedford Revitalization Board, as our sponsoring organization, was also consulted.”

Roodschild said she was in contact with the Indiana Department of Health, the Farmers Market Coalition, Indiana Farm Bureau and Purdue Extenson to name just a few of the organizations consulted for guidance. She said she also talked with other area market leaders. “What is right for one market might not be right for another,” she said.

“Our basic structure will remain the same, but customers can expect to see changes to each vendor’s displays,” she said. “The use of pre-packaged options and order pick-up will likely be used more frequently.”

The market has adopted the following Market Manners for attendees:

• Do not enter the market if you are sick.

• Make a shopping list.

• Send only one person from the family into the market.

• Wait in your vehicle if lines form.

• No pets will be allowed.

• Keep six feet between people.

• Do not touch surfaces.

• Touch only what you intend to buy.

• Use handwashing station if needed.

• We love you, but please do not linger.

Roodschild and other vendors will be in charge of policing the public to make sure the guidelines are being followed.

“Many aspects of the pandemic situation look to each of us to show respect and kindness to each other,” she said. “I feel confident in my neighbors that we can excel at that, regardless of our personal opinions. The situation will continue to be monitored as changes come down from the state. Some changes may become permanent based on need and feedback from customers and vendors. Time will tell.”

She expects the market season to get off to a slow start.

“I’d like to encourage our customers not to be discouraged,” she said. “Remember for several of us, this is income vital to our lives. Please support us as we overcome the situation.”

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Celebrate Independence Day and the end of Limestone Month with us!

Fireworks are scheduled to go off at dusk in Downtown Bedford.

Beforehand, join us at the Limestone Heritage Festival to listen to live music, eat delicious food and enjoy some great drinks from the beer garden.

CLICK HERE To see more about the Limestone Heritage Festival

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“Brutally Handsome is a group that celebrates the best-selling group of the 20th Century, the Eagles! The band is comprised of five veteran musicians dedicated to recreating as closely as possible the music and vocals of the Eagles. From the early years that helped define the California country-rock sound to the later edgier years, and even touching on solo work, these versatile performers can cover the Eagles’ different styles with ease. Their love and enthusiasm for the music of the quintessential American band makes Brutally Handsome a crowd favorite!” – Mitchell Opera House

CLICK HERE to get your tickets!

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Celebrations! partners with Between the Crowd

With a complete building full of bouncy houses and games, Celebrations! Play Center offers up fun for all ages!

Tonight, Celebrations! will be partnering with a local non-profit youth ministry, Between the Crowd, to bring the community a fun night of jumping! A portion of the proceeds will go to the non-profit, who provide programs and adventure trips for local youth.

Everyone is welcome!

$8.50 General Admission (unlimited jumping)
$15 VIP Admission (unlimited jumping, mechanical bull rides & a snack)

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“Cody Ikerd and the Sidewinders will be performing live at the Mitchell Opera House on January 18th at 7 PM! He has played the drums for 12 years in a variety of different bands and in the past 6 years, also picked up the guitar. There is just something about the old country songs that Cody loves and is drawn to. He strives for the Merle Haggard, Hank Jr., Johnny Paycheck, Jamey Johnson, and Waylon Jennings types of music. The group has had the opportunity to open for the Kentucky Headhunters as well as Nashville’s Mark Collie. This band is one to see!”
-Mitchell Opera House

CLICK HERE to get your tickets.

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