Beck's Mill Events

The Mill is Now Closed for the Season, Reopens on 04/01/23

 

2023 SEASON SCHEDULE

(More Details to be Added)

The mill is open on Saturday’s from 11:00am - 4:00pm & Sunday’s from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. The last guided tour of the day begins at 3:15pm both days. The admission fee for adults is $5.00 and children age 16 and under are free with a paid adult admission.  

Beck's Mill Clean Up Day - March 18th

Volunteers needed for our annual clean up day around the mill. Please bring bring gloves, chainsaws, rakes and tarps. The day will begin at 9:00am. For more information on the clean up contact Raymond Lee at 812-883-4009.

Beck's Mill Opens for the Season - April 1st

 

Closed Easter weekend - April 8th & 9th

 

New Volunteer Training - April 15th

11 am & 1 pm

Interested in becoming a Beck's Mill volunteer? Join us on April 15th at either 11:00am or 1:00pm for training sessions.

Fiber Revival at Beck's Mill - Date Pending 

This event features the very rare running of both the carding machines!  The Fiber Revival activities will begin at 10:00am. 

The carding machines are dated to 1816 and considered the oldest in the country…only 5 of these carding machines are left to our knowledge & our 2 are the mills originals!  The carding machines were restored in 2007-2008 at the Lovett Mill in Tennessee.  Many demonstrations….sheep, spinning, felting, weaving, quilting, crochet , hand carding, and wool dyeing. We will have free drop spindle classes with John & Doris Pfaff will be the main teachers so everyone can learn the process. 

This is sponsored by Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement

Food available from Shady Patch Farm

215th Birthday of Beck's Mill - Date Pending

Parking Lot Activities

Include woven rugs by Mary Jane Hamilton, Jewelry by Suzie Harrod, Wooden Spoons by Woody and a couple of Flea Market vendors.  To be a vendor contact: the mill. We have had an overwhelming response on craft & flea market vendors this year and will probably be the biggest showing ever!

Moonshine history and skits with Tommy Green and the gang (note: guns firing blanks), civil war living history encampment with clint barnett

Mill Side Activities

Special music: featuring the corydon dulcimer society, special adult admission price $2.14, Mt . Tabor Church will provide chips & cookies and birthday cake supplied by Walmart. Mt. Tabor will also provide a free hotdog meal while supplies last. The mill will be grinding corn, mill tours will be available on a timed schedule. We will also have a blacksmith demonstration. 

 

The Grind IX/Paul Scifres Memorial 5k Run/Walk - September 16th

Grind IX / Paul Scifres Memorial 5k, (we are honoring the late Paul Scifres at this race)

The run/walk starts at 9:00am,  in person registration starts at 7:30 am $25.00 Run awards overall, Male & Female will receive an award.  Age group awards for the top 3 male/female.  Walk awards, top 3 overall Male & Female walk finishers will receive an award.  Snacks & drinks before & after race.  Breakfast will be prepared by Shady Patch Farm.  

 

Mill Closes for the Season - October 22nd

Beck's Mill Clean Up Day - October 28th

Volunteers needed for our annual clean up day around the mill. Please bring bring gloves, chainsaws, rakes and tarps. The day will begin at 9:00am. For more information on the clean up contact Raymond Lee at 812-883-4009.

 


For More information: 

For any event information, contact the mill at 812-883-5147

All events are subject to change.