Beck's Mill Events


Beck's Mill Opens for the Season - April 3rd

Trail Hiking at Beck's Mill - April 10th & 11th

Hiking weekend Saturday, 04/10 (11:00 am to 4:00 pm) and Sunday, 04/11 (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm)

Mill tours will also be available. Adults $5.00 children age 16 and under are free with a paid adult

Beck's Mill Clean Up Day - March 20th

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.

Mt. Carmel Chicken Barbecue - May 8th

Mt. Carmel chicken barbeque, meal includes half a chicken, slaw and bake beans,

Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement Event - June 25 & 26

Join us and our friends from Indiana University as we explore the history of Beck's MIll and plan for it's future. 

Wheels for the Mill - July 10th

The Cruise-In includes parking lot activities: Mt. Carmel chicken barbeque, meal includes half a chicken, slaw and bake beans. enjoy cars and trucks from the past on the mill side: the mill will be grinding corn and mill tours will be available on a timed schedule.

 Mill and Civil War Living History - July 31st

On Saturday, July 31 (11 am-4 pm) and Sunday, August 1 (1 pm-4 pm) come and find out if the historic mill will survive a Civil War occupation! The mill will host the 44th Unit of Tennessee at Company K. This will be a living history encampment and feature weapons of this time period. This Unit is also looking for Civil War recruitments. Parking lot activities are free. Mill and grounds admission is $5.00 and children under 16 are admitted free with paid adult admission. This weekend marks the return to normal mill hours that is mentioned above! The mill is also looking for recruitments in the form of volunteers, interested? Please call 812-883-5147

213th Birthday of Beck's Mill - August 28th

Parking Lot Activities

Craft vendors will be selling ceramics, jewelry, soaps, leather, iron works, wreaths, antiques, candle holders and food in the parking lot.… flea market items also. 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, craft and flea market vendors (contact Judy at 812-896-3447).

Mill Side Activities

Special music: featuring the corydon dulcimer society, special adult admission price $2.13, Mt . Tabor Church will provide chips & cookies and birthday cake.. The mill will be grinding corn, mill tours will be available on a timed schedule. We will also have a spinning & quilt demo in the mill.

Community Clean up Day with the Washington Co. Soil & Water Conservation District - September 4th



The Grind VIII 5k Run/Walk - September 18th

Click here to view the Race Results

2021 will be our 8th annual “The Grind” at Beck's Mill. Participants can register in-person the day of the run as well. More information on registration will be added. The Event is expected to begin at 9:00am..

T-Shirts will be available to purchase on race day.
Race Day Registration starts at 7:30 - 8:30 am
Race starts at 9 am
Cost $25.00 Snacks & drinks provided before and after the race.
Breakfast will be provided by Shady Patch Farms (included in cost)
Results will be posted on The Grind 5k facebook event page. 
Walk Awards:
Top 3 male & female walk finishers will receive an award
Run Awards:
Overall male & female will receive an award.  Age group warads for the top 3 male/female finishers.  Age groups:  0-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-2+9-30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49,50-54,55-59, 60+
(age group based off age on race day)

Click here to download a Grind VIII Event Flyer


Cornfield at Sunset Paint Party - October 3rd

Click here to Register for the Paint Party

Find your creativity at a Sunflower Paint Party fundraiser for Beck's Mill. A $30 registration fee includes your 11x14 canvas and paint supplies and light refreshments, tea and lemonade will be provided. The party begins at 1:00pm. For more information please contact Austy's Independent Bookstore.


Beck's Mill Hiking Trail Clean Up Event - October 16th

Join up with members of the Hoosier Hikers Council as they explore and work on the trails at Beck's Mill. The  public is invited to help with the trail clean up and maintenance efforts. Meet at 10am at the mill.  

Oktoberfest / Cornmeal Bake-Off - October 23rd

Parking Lot Activities

Campfire beans served with beck’s mill cornbread, cornmeal bake off entries can be dropped off between 11 am to noon. Judging will be at noon and each entry must have at least 1/2 cup of white or yellow beck’s mill cornmeal, please use a non returnable dish and include recipe. moonshine history and skits with tommy green and the gang (note: guns firing blanks), civil war living history encampment with clint barnett, craft and flea market vendors (contact Judy at 812-896-3447).

Mill Side Activities

The mill will be grinding corn and the blacksmith shop will be in operation, mill tours will be available on a timed schedule, pioneer and craft demostrators and music, Additional displays include metal smith, woodburning artist, wooden spoon, walking stick & cane carver, Native American Artifact exhibit, Kid's art table, clay/pottery making, face painting, Johnny Appleseed & craft,  Fur/pelt display, Apple peeler-free sliced apples, spinning & quilting.(interested demonstrators and musicians contact Paula at 812-883-1379) 

Mill Closes for the Season - October 23rd

For More information: 

For any event information, contact Judy at 812-896-3447 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All events are subject to change.