Chautauqua-Wawasee’s 2016 Season

Oakwood Fine Arts Festival 2014

Oakwood Fine Arts Festival

Saturday, August 27, 2016  10 am – 4 pm

Bigger & Better in 2016!!  Chautauqua Wawasee proudly presents the return of this juried, outdoor festival on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Oakwood Resort, 702 East Lake View Road, Syracuse, Indiana.  Free admission and fun for the entire family!  The date of this year’s festival was changed to before Labor Day which has helped to encourage more interest from artists, vendors and festival goers.


Amazing, award winning, fine artists and fine crafters – Visit our Facebook page to get a sneak peak of artists https://www.facebook.com/events/1150596641658630/

All of our artists are selected by a jury of artists and art educators to ensure the highest quality fine artists and fine crafters are in our premiere show.


  • Children’s Art Experience (sponsored by Kosciusko County Community Foundation)
  • Petting Zoo
  • Pony Rides ($4 per child)
  • Ken’s Balloons


10 am – 11 am                   Deborah Chupp – Hammered Dulcimer Performance
11 am – 1 pm                     Shaken, Not Stirred – Jazz Pop Trio
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm             Kevin Piekarski Jazz & Pianist Dave Latchaw

Food/Beverage Vendors

JNB Smokers
Blue Berry Barn Farm
Scoops Ice Cream
Cotton Candy & Funnel Cakes
Tippy Creek Winery


For information on the Oakwood Fine Arts Festival, please contact Marlies Selent-West, Art Festival Director at 574-377-7789 or marlies@chqw.org




Heroin & Prescription Painkillers: A Time for Community Action
Heroine Opiates
Wednesday, October 26, 2016    8am – 3:30pm

In 2014, over 47,000 people died of drug overdoses in the US. Opioids, including prescription drugs and heroin, were involved in 28,647 – 61% of all overdose deaths.

Come learn more…including what you can do with the right resources to address heroin and prescription drug abuse in Indiana’s communities.

Heroin & Prescription Painkillers: A Time for Community Action
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
8am – 3:30pm
Oakwood Resort, Event Center
Open to the Public, cost is only $10/person

It’s going to take all of us working together…to make a difference!

Contact Tammy Cotton, Chautauqua-Wawasee, 574-377-7543, or cotton.tammy@gmail.com



For information on Oakwood Resort’s lodging (hotel, cabins and vacation homes) and restaurants, visit www.oakwoodresort.com