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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.

Calendar of Events

Thu Mar 23 @ 7:00PM -
The Overlooked Film Festival
Sat Mar 25 @ 4:30PM - 06:30PM
One-Stroke Painting Class
Sun Mar 26 @ 3:00PM - 05:00PM
Painting For Pennies
Wed Mar 29 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Painting With A Twist

​The days of summer in 101 Lakes Country conjure memories of lazy days baking in the sun, bobbing on a foam float, and sipping tall cool glasses of lemonade (or perhaps something a little harder). Along with those sweet remembrances, is annual event that harkens back to a more nostalgic time. The Lake James Antique Boat & Car Show takes place at the end of each August, in an area of the county fondly refer to as Four Corners. Technically speaking it’s the Old Boat House Marine on Lake James near Jimmerson Lake Bridge across from places like Tom’s Donuts and Jimmy’s in the field right next to Mad Anthony’s.image

​At first glance the show looks like any other festival. But it doesn’t take long to realize this is something special. An assortment of old cars straight out of the 50s and 60s stand guard over the event. Live music helps visitors feel like they’ve gone on a short vacation to the tropics, while a beer tent and plenty of tasty food, from burgers to ice cream temp the tummy. But hold on to your hats, because the real fun hasn’t begun…on the way down to the water, show goers are greeted by local artisans selling everything from jewelry to pottery.

imageDown by the channel beautiful old boats with names like Mahoganus, The Office, and Floats In line the dock. Highly polished Chris Crafts older than many of the visitors compete for prizes. Sight-seers take them in from land and water as pontoons full of people ooh and ahh as they putter by. A submersible car silently glides by for a closer look. All the while, two remote control boats, one filled with a crew of Barbies, zig-zag through the water traffic.
​But the piece de la resistance for this event is an old outboard motor, built in 1910 that still works! A crowd gathers as the owner of the engine hand cranks her to life. The Antique Outboard Motor Club always has several unique finds to show off during the event. Be sure to click on the video with this blog to see the antique motor and other great sights from the annual day-long event. Then bookmark www.indianaacbs.com to learn more and catch next year’s event.

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Erika Celeste is an award-winning journalist who has worked in radio, print, television, and marketing. She owns and operates New Moon Media Group where she’s written several documentaries and books.

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