Kokomo Opalescent Glass Items Now Available Online

Kokomo Opalescent Glass Company is America’s oldest art glass company and has been producing high quality glass in Kokomo since 1888.  Tours of the factory are available Tuesday through Friday at 10:00 am.  Group tours are offered by appointment only. 

For convenience and for those not able to visit the factory and gift shop located in Kokomo, Kokomo Opalescent Glass is now available to purchase online.  Visit www.KOG.com to shop online for unique gifts made from Kokomo glass, including suncatchers, decorative vases, paperweights, bowls, serving boards, lampshades, nightlights, perfume bottles, ornaments, and many other items. 

Artists can also buy sheet glass online as well.  You will be amazed at the selection!  For more information, call 765-457-1829 or visit www.KOG.com.

Upcoming Concerts in Kokomo

If you are looking for a fun way to spend a fall evening before the rush of the holiday season approaches, attend one of the upcoming concerts in Kokomo!  

Branson musician George Dyer will be in concert at Fairfield Christian Church (on State Road 26 near Oakford) on Oct. 24, 2010.  Doors open at 3:30 p.m. with concert starting at 4:30 p.m.  Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door.  For more information, call 765-455-0938.

The Purdue Glee Club Celebration Concert will be held on Oct. 29, 2010 at Oakbrook Church at 7:15 p.m.  Tickets are $12.  Call 765-453-8487 for tickets. 

The We Care Christmas Concert will be in Kokomo on Nov. 19, 2010 at the First Church of the Nazarene from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.  The event will also include pictures with Santa, door prizes, and We Care Store items on sale.  Free will donations will be accepted with all proceeds going to We Care.  Call 765-459-4191 for more details.

Kokomo Community Concerts will present pianist Eric Himy in concert on Nov. 21, 2010.  The concert will be held at Kokomo High School Auditorium at 2:30 p.m.  Plan to go early to see the Hoosier String Players perform at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20 each and available at Big Ben Coffee, Windmill Grill, Comprehensive Planning, and Herbst Pharmacy locations.  For more information, call 765-210-0686 or visit www.KokomoCommunityConcerts.org

For a full list of upcoming events in the Kokomo area, visit www.VisitKokomo.org or call the Kokomo Visitors Bureau at 765-457-6802 or 800-837-0971.

Elwood Haynes 153rd Birthday Celebration: Celebrating the Life of the Inventor of America’s First Car

Elwood Haynes & America's First Car

The life and achievements of Elwood Haynes will be celebrated on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at the Elwood Haynes Museum in Kokomo.  Mr. Elwood Haynes was a resident of Kokomo for 35 years and left a legacy that is still tightly woven through our community today in both the automotive industry and through his work in metallurgy.  Haynes was the designer of America’s first commercially successful gasoline-powered horseless carriage in 1894 and was also the inventor of stainless steel in 1912, among many other notable achievements.  His invention of cobalt-based alloys (known as Stellite) is still manufactured in Kokomo today by Haynes International. 

Elwood Haynes Museum in Kokomo

The celebration of his 153rd Birthday will be held from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Elwood Haynes Museum (also his former residence) at 1915 South Webster Street, located at the south end of Highland Park in Kokomo.  Join us for museum tours, historical slide show, new 2-D exhibit, and free cake and drinks.  Antique, classic, and custom cars, trucks & motorcycles are invited to participate in the car cruise-in during the celebration.  Curator’s Choice Awards will be presented at 3:00 p.m. 

In addition, there will be live entertainment and the Rev. Tom Hamilton will be the guest speaker.  The event is rain or shine, and admission is free.  For more information, call the Elwood Haynes Museum at 765-456-7500 or visit their website.

Kokomo’s 2010 Haunted Houses & Spooky Attractions

It is officially haunted house season, and there are plenty of spooky attractions to visit in the Kokomo area.  If you enjoy a good scream and spine-tingling fun, you will not be disappointed! 

For photos, directions, and more information for each haunted attraction, visit the websites listed or call the Kokomo Visitors Bureau at 800-837-0971.  Please note that most locations accept cash only, so make sure you come prepared.  Visit one or all this Halloween season!  

Old Sycamore Haunted Barn
6702 West 00 North South, Kokomo 
Admission: $8 adults & $6 kids 12 & under
Hours: 7:30-11:30pm every Fri. & Sat. in October
Website: www.OldSycamoreBarn.com

A couple characters at Twisted Darkness in 2009

Twisted Darkness Haunted Attraction
1022 South Main St., Kokomo
Admission:  $10 per person
Hours: 7:30 p.m. – Midnight every Fri. & Sat. in October
(plus October 21, 28 & 31)
Website: www.TwistedHaunt.com 

Gray’s Fright Night
10948 West 500 North, Kokomo
Admission: $8 per person
Freaky Fright Night Fridays – Buy One Get One Half Off
Hours: 8 p.m. – Midnight every Fri. & Sat. (from Oct. 8-30)
Website: www.GraysFrightNight.com 

2009 Grays Fright Night photo

Edge of Insanity Haunted Attraction
5635 North 00 East West, Kokomo
Admission: $8 adults & $5 kids 12 & under (each ticket purchase comes with a half price second round ticket)
Hours: 8-11 p.m. every Sat. & Sun. in October (plus Oct. 29)
Website: www.WeitlesAsylum.com 

The Haunt at Easy Acre Farm
“This Ain’t Old MacDonald’s Farm!”
3347 East 50 North, located just 1/2 mile north of State Road 22 between Kokomo & Greentown
Admission: $8 per person
Hours: 8 p.m. – Midnight every Sat. from Oct. 9-30 (plus Oct. 29)
Rain or shine
Website: www.EasyAcreFarm.homestead.com

Halloween Hoot at Easy Acre Farm – A Happy Haunt for Kids!
3347 East 50 North, located just 1/2 mile north of State Road 22 between Kokomo & Greentown
Admission: $6 per person or $15 for 3 people
Family Rate: $4 per person (4 or more)
Hours: Noon – 5 p.m. (October 16, 23, 30 & 31)
Other family activities on the farm include Tractor Trail, Straw Wall, Corn Crawl, Farmer’s Fall (giant tube slide) & ride the Chuckwagon Hayride.
Website: www.EasyAcreFarm.homestead.com 

Kokomo's Haunted Trail Walk

Kokomo Haunted Trail Walk
Jackson Morrow Park, Kokomo – Bring a flashlight!
Admission: Free
Hours: October 30 from 6:00-8:30 p.m.

For more information on events in Kokomo, call the Kokomo Visitors Bureau at 800-837-0971 or visit our website!