Every Saturday night in the summer, there is a music jamboree in Corydon.
The stars of the show may me local talent or name groups from New Zealand; they may be gospel or they could be old fashioned rock-n-roll. Whoever they are and whatever music they play, it will be top notch family entertainment.
Call ahead for schedule and prices ($10 a head at last call).
220 Hurst Lane in downtown Corydon
The bandstand in the historic town square is where the bands play for the summer concerts every Friday from June to September. The music types include big band groups, violin quartets, dulcimer ensembles, brass band, local popular groups (River-City, The Doctors, Kosairs). The music lasts for 2 hours and costs you nothing but your time.
There are refreshment stands nearby but you must bring your own chair or lawn blanket.
Some of the groups are good others are just so-so but meeting people on the town square is always cool.
Every year, at the end of the first week in July, Corydon reenacts the Civil War battle that took place in the Corydon region.
Regiments of the same armed units that took place in that battle are filled with enthusiasts and volunteers who spend a weekend as either a Yank or a Reb. They dress, act, talk, fight and die just like they did in the battle. There are field artillery pieces and authentic rifles used (with blank charges that make smoke and noise) in the battle and cavalry and infantry facing off.
The men (and women) camp out in the field just like the real armies did.
There will be souvenier vendors and food tents for the onlookers.
see the website below for schedule and parking arrangements.
this may not be a custom localized strictly to Corydon but it just happened to be something I remembered from our Corydon trip.
There are some roads in the Corydon area where the speed limit is 55 mph and there are two opposing lanes and the only thing separating the oncoming traffic is the double yellow line in the road. Then there are other sections of road where the speed limit is 40 mph and you have four lanes of traffic (two lanes in each direction) and they are separated by three-foot high guard rails. You would think that the roads that are not protected by guard rails would have the slower speed limit.
Just one of those oddities that you remember when you have been driving all day.
Corydon is the holder of 35 commemorative flags that have been used all over the area and now are displayed on special occasions in downtown Corydon all together.
Each flag has its own plaque and documentation (authenticated by the Smithsonian Institute).
The sight and sound of 35 large American flags flapping in the breeze is moving.
To get there to see this: contact the harrison county chamber of commerce to find the dates when the flags will be displayed. The take I-64 to exit 105, drive south on route 135 into Corydon and go to Capital Avenue