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Calendar of Events

Sat Sep 22 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Steuben County Farmers Market
Sat Sep 22 @ 2:00PM - 03:00PM
Fall Bird Feeders
Sun Sep 23 @ 8:00AM - 03:00PM
Indiana Seaplane Pilots Association Splash-In
Wed Sep 26 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Steuben County Farmers Market

Bison-tennial Public Art Project

The public is invited to watch artist Carl Mosher as he paints the 100-pound bison that will be displayed as part of the Indiana Bicentennial celebration.

BISON TENNIAL ART PROJECT PUBLIC

Mosher will be painting the 5-foot-tall fiberglass bison Wednesday, May 11-Friday, May 13, between 9:30 a.m. and  approximately 3 p.m. at the Northern Indiana Lakes Country Enterprise Center, 907 S. Wayne St., Angola.

A contest was held earlier this year and artists submitted designs for the bison. An eight-member committee, comprised of various community members, chose Mosher’s design. The bison will feature various scenes, including a modern farm, lakes and Pokagon State Park, the Soldier’s Monument and courthouse in downtown Angola plus a pioneer farm, ox cart, Native American icons and wooded scenes.

Mosher teaches local painting classes. His art has received wide recognition and is featured in sponsorship for many wildlife organizations, including Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, Whitetails Unlimited and the Wild Turkey Federation. “I consider my art a success when it touches a common memory or shared experience with the viewer,” he said.

The bison is sponsored by the Steuben County Tourism Bureau and the Indiana Association of United Ways spear-headed the project throughout the state. Locally, the Steuben County United Way helped coordinate the project. Each county in Indiana will display at least one bison. Historically, bison were a major presence in the terrain and commerce in the Hoosier state’s early years. The state’s bicentennial celebration culminates with statehood day, Dec. 11. 

Steuben County Fireworks

Fireworks will light up the Steuben County skies during Independence Day celebrations. On Saturday, June 30, Clear Lake and Crooked Lake host fireworks, along with the Town of Hamilton at Hog Hill. The Lake James fireworks, visible from the Potawatomi Inn front lawn at Pokagon State Park, will be displayed at dusk. Angola's fireworks are set for Wednesday, July 4 at dusk at Commons Park.

Lakes James 4th

Ice Cream Trail Offers Sweet Treats!

Nearly a dozen ice creams shops scattered throughout Steuben County offer a great variety of delicious treats from young and old alike. With flavors ranging from mini chip to amaretto cherry, to lemon cheesecake, you're sure to find one that will satisfy your sweet tooth. 

 

Ice Cream Social 

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The Nature Center is a busy place at Pokagon State Park!

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With a variety of exhibits, the Woodland Window and a state-of-the-art auditorium, the nature center is a must-see stop when you’re at the park. See native Indiana reptiles, amphibians and insects as well as a tiger salamander, Massassauga rattlesnake and Happy the Blanding’s turtle. There’s a live honeybee hive as well as a kid’s corner and touch table.

The Woodland Window is a favorite feature that visitors enjoy year-round. Look for woodpeckers, cardinals, blue jays, nuthatches and finches. You’ll also see squirrels, chipmunks, groundhogs and the occasional deer pass by. The birdseed at the feeders is almost exclusively donated by park visitors.

During the winter months, the center has interpretive programs weekends only and daily during winter break. The summer months bring more frequent programs. Visit www.in.gov/dnr for a schedule of events. The center is open Wednesday-Friday during the winter and daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the summer.

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Steuben County, Indiana

Steuben County, Indiana offers year-round recreational opportunities. Enjoy a ride down Indiana’s only refrigerated toboggan at Pokagon State Park. The 1,260-acre park on Lake James has hiking trails, camping, nature center, boat rentals and the 137-room Potawatomi Inn. Find unique shopping opportunities in quaint downtowns and at The Outlet Shoppes at Fremont. End the day at one of Northern Indiana Lakes Country’s hotels. Special hotel and lodging packages are available throughout the year.

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