Sports and Outdoors

Monday, September 16, 2013

Autumn Harvest Hoedown at Pokagon State Park Sept. 28

From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources:

Music and square dancing will highlight Pokagon State Park’s 29th Annual Autumn Harvest Hoedown on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Sponsored by the Steuben County Tourism Bureau, the hoedown is free and open to the public.

It will run from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the South Beach parking lot. In case of inclement weather, it will be in the CCC Shelter.

Longtime “house band” The Prairie Fire String Band will provide music featuring banjo, string bass, guitars, fiddle, penny whistle, hammered dulcimer, mandolin and multi-voiced harmonies. Square-dance caller Marlin Whitaker also will be on hand.

No square dancing experience is required. In fact, none is preferred.

Angola Boy Scout Troop 125 will provide a cookout and snacks. A campfire will keep dancers warm.

Participants should bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

Although the program is free, the normal park entrance fee of $5 per in-state vehicle or $7 per out-of-state vehicle will be in effect.

For more information, call (260) 833-2012.

Pokagon State Park ( is at 450 Lane 100 Lake James, Angola, 46703.

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