Arts & Entertainment

artsThe Southern Indiana Center for the Arts is a working arts center offering a continuing variety of cultural and educational programs. They gallery at the Southern Indiana Center for the Arts features rotating 60 day exhibits by various artists. This gallery also has the world’s only public display of a private collection of paintings by John Mellencamp, singer, songwriter, and Seymour native.

Visit the Southern Indiana Center for the Arts online!

balloonSeymour, Indiana FestivalsThe City of Seymour is host to one of the largest festivals in Indiana — the Seymour Oktoberfest. Held downtown the first weekend in October, the annual event is packed with food, fun and entertainment. The Seymour Oktoberfest parade, the 5K/walk/run/wheelchair race and the balloon race are highlights of the weekend long festivities.

Visit the Seymour Oktoberfest online!

Historical Sites


Covered Bridges — Seymour’s covered bridge was built in the late 1800’s. The Shieldstown Covered Bridge is 355 feet long, is considered the most scenic bridge in Jackson county and carried traffic until 1990.

airmuseumThe Freeman Airfield Museum is located at Freeman Field in Seymour. Dedicated to preserving the history of the men and women who served at the field during WWII, the museum has uniforms, artifacts, photographs, and parts of European airplanes. The Freeman Airfield once housed pilots undergoing advanced pilot training and also the famed Tuskegee Airmen.

Learn more about the Seymour City Aviation Department.