Creamery event benefits Historic Traders Point!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sunday, October 26th, 2008 from 12 to 6 pm Traders Point Creamery will be hosting Oktoberfest once again. This is truly the most fabulous, fun-filled day on the farm!
Enjoy the Live Music of PolkaBoy’s 13-piece Power Band, Hayrides, Bonfires, Cow Milking, Pumpkin Patch, Face Painting, Games, Pet the Baby Calves and more. You may also sample our Award-winning Organic Dairy Products that are made right on the farm!

Traditional German Food, Beer, and Wine available for purchase, as well as Traders Point Creamery Ice Cream, Delicious Cheeses, Baked Goods, Hot Chocolate, and more! Drink local beer and enjoy Upland Brewing Co., of Bloomington, Indiana—it is delicious!
Oktoberfest is a fundraiser to protect over 7,000 acres of remaining greenspace in Traders Point Rural Historic Districts and surrounding areas.
Tickets are $8 in Advance online and $10 at the Gate. Children under 10 years free.


About Ross Reller

I am pleased you have expressed interest in learning more about the historic Traders Point area in Indianapolis, Indiana. From 1980 to 1982 I was employed in the PR department at Conner Prairie Museum in Hamilton County. There I learned about William Conner, an important figure in Indiana's pioneer days. A decade later I became interested in the history of the Traders Point area and was surprised to learn that William Conner had been the first land owner in the area. In 1823 he acquired, through the Federal land office in Brookville, a patent for an 80 acre tract carved by Eagle Creek and an Indian trail that was about to be named the first toll roadway through the township (Lafayette Road). Thirty years later a village took shape within this tract. A grain mill on the creek, houses, churches, stores, restaurants, and two gas stations would take shape here in the creek valley hamlet of Traders Point. By 1962 all improvements (except a farmer's co-op) had been removed by the Indianapolis Flood Control Board to make way for Interstate 65 and a new reservoir. This blog is dedicated to preserving evidence of this historic area but I will occasionally use it to discuss related topics. To activate this follow, simply click the confirm button below. If you don't want to follow, ignore this message and we'll never bother you again. I am also a member of the Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery, a non profit association still selling burial plots for those who would like to spend all eternity in Traders Point, and I am an officer in the Pike Township Historical Society and the Traders Point Association of Neighborhoods.
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