‘Happy Glamper’ show to feature wine, beer walk

Vintage camper event slated

Organizers of Seymour’s first Happy Glamper Show and Sip and Stroll Wine and Beer Walk hope to attract a huge crowd of new visitors and reintroduce others to the downtown this weekend.

The event, which has been put together by Seymour Main Street, will begin at 6 p.m. Friday in the Walnut Street Parking Lot with a display of vintage campers that have been restored.

Becky Schepman, executive director of Seymour Main Street, said more than a dozen campers are expected, some owned by local residents, and there also will be food trucks set up from 5 to 8 p.m.

People will get to step inside and tour the campers and talk to owners about the renovations they’ve made and their “glamping” adventures. Campers will remain open through 9 p.m.

On Saturday, campers will be available for viewing from 1 to 9 p.m. with food trucks from 5 to 8 p.m. and live music from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

“These are vintage campers that owners have restored and brought back to their glory days,” Schepman said. “You can tour the ‘glampers,’ have a snack, enjoy some live music and do some shopping at Seymour’s great selection of downtown shops. This event is perfect for all ages.”

A Sip and Stroll Wine and Beer Walk will be from 2 to 5 p.m. People will be able to visit downtown businesses and try products from First Miracle Winery of Fredericksburg, Best Vineyards of Elizabeth, Butler Winery of Bloomington, 450 Brewing Co. and Simmons Winery, both of Columbus, Salt Creek Brewery in Needmore, north of Bedford in Lawrence County, and Bear Wallow Distillery of Brown County.

The event is being sponsored by This Old Guitar Music Store, Mike Kopp with RE/MAX First Commercial Group and Rails Craft Brew and Eatery.

“If it goes well, we would like to make it an annual event and add to it every year with more campers and more activities,” Schepman said.

If you go

What: Happy Glamper Show and Sip and Stroll Wine and Beer Walk

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Vintage camper show in Walnut Street Parking Lot; wine and beer walk at downtown Seymour stores

Cost: Free

Food trucks will be set up both Friday and Saturday nights. On Saturday, there will be live music, too.

The following vendors will provide tastings at downtown businesses: First Miracle Winery of Fredericksburg, Best Vineyards of Elizabeth, Butler Winery of Bloomington, 450 Brewing Co. and Simmons Winery, both of Columbus, Salt Creek Brewery of Needmore and Bear Wallow Distillery of Brown County.

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January Rutherford is a reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. She can be reached at jrutherford@tribtown.com or 812-523-7069.