44th Annual Elwood Glass Festival
Friday, August 14 to Sunday, August 16, 2015
The Elwood Glass Festival, located in Elwood Indiana, is the pride of the community and one of the leading festivals in Central Indiana. The Glass Festival has been Elwood’s largest annual event for over 40 years.
The Elwood Glass Festival is organized by The Elwood Chamber of Commerce, sponsorships from local businesses, and other volunteers from the community. It is held annually, the third weekend of August, Friday through Saturday.
The festival is a tribute to Elwood’s unique, beautifully crafted, hand-blown art-glass produced in the community’s two art-glass factories–The House of Glass and Prestige Crystal.
The glass festival includes a parade, carnival rides, a quilt show, arts and crafts, collectibles, food, bus tours, demonstrations, photography and other fun contests. The Vintage Rollers Car Show brings more than 300 classic and antique cars each year. Live bands and other entertainment perform at the Jim Knoop Amphitheater at Callaway Park.
The free Bus tours are available daily during the festival and include The House of Glass, Prestige Crystal, Venus Chocolate Shop, Prestige Crystal Art Glass, and The Historic Elwood Opera House as their destinations.
The Elwood Glass Festival is an event the whole family will enjoy. Admission is FREE!
Friday, 12:00 noon to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday, August 14th, 7:00-9:00 pm
Biff and the Cruisers play 50’s and 60’s hit songs by The Coasters, The Drifters, The Diamonds, Dion, Platters, Elvis and other artists. We add some Motown by Sam & Dave, The Temptations, and Wilson Pickett to get you singing along and dancing!
Biff and the Cruisers have entertained audiences for nineteen years. We have performed on Bahamas and Caribbean cruises for Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines. James Dean Run, Muddy River Run, Wagon Wheel Theatre, Auburn Fair, Columbia City Festival, Williams County Fair, Oktoberfest, Allen County Fair,Wells County Fair, Noble County Fair, Foellinger Theatre, Jefferson Pointe, Three Rivers Festival, Elkhart County Fair, Nappanee Festival, Kehoe Park and Indian Trails Park Concerts, are some of our past performances.
Saturday, August 15th, 7:00-9:00 pm
Cook and Belle, have been performing for the past 15 years at various fairs and festivals throughout Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Illinois. “First Love To Last,” their latest recording, takes you on a vocal journey mixing raw passion, country, soul, with a gospel influence. In the past 15 years, they have shared the stage with such artist as: Rascal Flatts, Lonestar, Charlie Daniels Band, Trace Adkins, Sarah Evans, Phil Vasser, Joe Nichols, Montgomery Gentry, Dierks Bentley, and Craig Morgan. For the past 4 years, “Music With A Message” hosted by Cook and Belle airing on Cumulus Station NASH FM 102.5 has been well received by radio listeners. In 2013, a local PBS station offered Cook and Belle their own tv show called, “Cook and Belle’s Playhouse.” They have currently filmed 8 episodes that can be seen on WIPB Channel 49 plus WIBP Youtube Channel. Bret & Michelle have been married for 22 years and hope to travel for many more years living their passion for music and entertainment.
2015 Tour of Homes
The Elwood Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring the “2015 Tour of Homes”. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, August 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Homes on the tours are:
Jim & Marcie Hester – 9283 W 1300 N (Fairground Rd.)
Carol Shawhan – 1443 Willow Walk Parkway
The Dawkins Home – 1528 North M Street.
Pre-sale tickets are available now at the Elwood Chamber of Commerce for $8. The day of the event tickets will be $10.
Chairperson for this year’s event is Cheryl Nichols. Assisting as volunteers in the homes is Delta Theta Tau Sorority.
For more information, contact the Chamber office at (765) 552-0180 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.