Corydon Capital Day

Corydon Capital Day and Powwow

Historic Downtown Corydon, Indiana
Saturday, July 7
10 am to 6 pm

Corydon Capital Day in Historic Downtown Corydon features a powwow, demonstrators, vendors, live entertainment, old-fashioned games, and an outdoor food court.

A powwow organized by the Richmond Powwow Association will include a drum circle, singers, dancers, story tellers, and vendors of handwoven baskets, dream catchers, and shawls will take place from 11 am to 5 pm in Bicentennial Park. Spectators will be invited to participate.

Activities around the First State Capitol Building include live entertainment throughout the day on the Hurley D. Conrad Memorial Bandstand. Visit booths of craftspeople and artisans, such as a blacksmith, spinner, chair caner, two-man saw, weaver, quilter, wood carver, and potter, among others. Carriage rides and historic walking tours are also available.

This event is free and all are encouraged to attend. Corydon Capital Day is organized by Main Street Corydon.

Bicentennial Park (11 am – 5 pm)
Powwow by the Richmond Powwow Association
11 am opening ceremony

On the Square (10:00 to 6:00)
• 10 am flag raising by the Battle of Corydon reenactors and Susan Eastridge
• Carriage Rides: $1 ticket at the Information booth, ride starts in front of the Capitol Building, kids 2 and under free
• “Alice Faye” 1861-1865 Soldiers on the Homefront” This presentation will be a unique historical perspective of the Civil War.
• Demonstators: Two man saw, quilting, spinning, old time games, Chuck wagon, chair caining, woodworking, pottery, loom weaving, branding (souvenir: $1 ticket at the information booth)
• Model train display
• Entertainment on bandstand
• Free historic walking tours by the Historical Society of Harrison County. Tours depart at 12 pm, 2 pm and 4 pm at the bell by the Bandstand

Bandstand Schedule
10:30 am – 11 am: Capitol Dancers
12 pm – 1 pm: Corydon United Methodist Church
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Dennis Foster
3 pm – 4 pm: Dulcimer Society
4 pm – 6 pm: Danny Berry and Matt Gibson (Chuck Wagon Storytellers and son)

Harrison County Public Library (10 am to 2 pm)
Kids’ Crafts

Discovery Center Tours (9 am – 4:30 pm)
Tours $6 adults and $4 children

William Henry Harrison Log Cabin (9 am – 5 pm)
419 North Capitol
Historic displays

Posey House (9 am – 5 pm)
225 North Oak Street
Open for Viewing

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About Historic Corydon and Harrison County

Home to unique history, the region’s best caves, outdoor activities, wineries, shopping, and talented makers and musicians—you, too, can find yourself in southern Indiana.

The historic town of Corydon was established in 1808, and was Indiana’s first state capital from 1816–1825. Corydon is located roughly thirty minutes west of Louisville, Kentucky, and two hours south of Indianapolis, Indiana.

The First State Capitol Building in Historic Downtown Corydon, Indiana
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Thanks to Our Sponsors

Harrison Township

Downtown Corydon Merchants

Harrison County Hospital

Sponsors of the Richmond Powwow Association drum circle

Edward Jones

Lucas Oil