The 2017 Swiss Wine Festival Board of Directors is proud to announce that Indiana’s governor, Eric Holcomb will be the Grand Marshall for this year’s Grand Festival Parade. We are very excited about this. It’s very rare that an acting governor attends functions such as this. The last time this occurred was 43 years ago in 1974 when Governor and Mrs. Otis R. Bowen rode in the parade as Grand Marshall.
Eric Holcomb is the 51st governor of the state of Indiana. Prior to his election, Eric served as Indiana’s Lt. Governor and was a trusted advisor to former governor Mitch Daniels, Vive-President Mike Pence and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.
Governor Holcomb is a veteran of the United States Navy a graduate of Pike High School in Indianapolis and Hanover College in Jefferson County. He is the author of “Leading the Revolution,” a book detailing his experiences with leadership and executive management.
A lifetime Hoosier, Eric h as shot-and-made- a jump shot in each of Indiana’s counties. A student of history, he is also a collector of presidential signatures and has documents signed by 42 of our nation’s 45 presidents.
Now in its 46th year, the Swiss Wine Festival – held in Switzerland County, Ind. – uniquely blends tradition and fun for the whole family. From opening day on August 24th to closing time on August 27th, the Swiss Wine Festival caters to all ages and interests.
In addition to musical guests and entertainment acts, the Swiss Wine Festival offers riverboat cruises on the scenic Ohio River, a wine tasting pavilion featuring Indiana wineries, a beer garden, and new this year we are adding a craft beer and spirits area, parade, fireworks, amusements rides, food and so much more. Learn more at www.swisswinefestival.org.