Summer is not over yet, and there is still plenty to do and see this summer. August and September is full of fun activities and events around Kosciusko County.
Pierceton’s Town Fair will be Aug. 3-4. Events start at noon and include a car show, parade, church and Lions Club food tents, live music, craft booths, and games for children.
Mentone Community Farmer’s Market is from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 4, at the corner of SR 25 and Tucker Street.
Fruits, vegetables, meats, dried and fresh herbs and spices, plants, flowers, honey, jams and jellies, flour, ground grains, baked goods, handmade crafts, and artwork will be sold (until Oct. 20).
Lakeland Kiwanis Club’s “Summer Sizzle” bicycle tour will take place in conjunction with the all-you-can-eat corn on the cob and grilled sausage roast from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 4, at North Webster Community Center. Drinks are available as well as pie and ice cream, for an additional charge. This annual event raises money for many groups the club sponsors. The “Summer Sizzle,” a 10-mile or 50-mile ride, ends at the roast.
Lake City Skiers are having summer performances on Tuesday and Sunday evenings on Hidden Lake in Warsaw (through Sept. 2). The water-ski shows are free and start at 6:30 p.m. Hidden Lake is located at the junction of SR 15 and U.S. 30. Shows include ballet line, swivel skiing, jumping and high-speed bare footing.
The Friday Evening Performing Arts Series is held each week and features a different performing group and genre. Free performances begin at 7 p.m. in Central Park Plaza, Warsaw. Kevin Piekarski Jazz Quartet Jazz will perform on Aug. 10 and David Molinari and Creolization Sydeco will perform on Aug. 17. Kris Hitchcock and Small Town Son Country will perform Aug. 24.
The Fifth Annual Heirloom Tomato Festival is Aug. 18 in Pierceton. Crafts, live music, food and farmers market. Informative garden speakers will talk about growing natural foods, problems in the garden, food supply, and seed saving. Heirloom tomatoes and tomato dishes will be available for tasting.
Enjoy fried green tomatoes cooked in an iron skillet on a wood-burning stove. Enjoy a tomato sandwich social and green tomato pie contest. Pies are auctioned off piece by piece as a fundraiser for the festival. There will be 80 to 100 varieties of heirloom tomatoes on display inside The Old Depot.
This is an opportunity for gardeners, gourmets, culinary enthusiasts and people wanting pure food to come together. Bring a chair and spend the day, while enjoying a barbecue and homemade ice cream.
Other events include the 22nd Annual Cruisin’ Hoosiers Car Club Car Show Aug. 25 in Warsaw, and Camp Crosley Family Camp Aug. 31 to Sept. 3 in North Webster.
For a complete list of events, visit www.koscvb.org/events.