Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt Named Top 100 in North America

Ferdinand, IN – The American Bus Association (ABA) has named the Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2012. The Dubois County Visitors Center nominated Christkindlmarkt for the honor.

As a representative of the motorcoach, tour and travel industry, the American Bus Association annually publishes “The Top 100 Events in North America” as a guide for both travel professionals and the general public to utilize when planning group tours and vacations. Hundreds of nominations are submitted each year and winners are chosen based on their broad appeal, accessibility to large groups arriving by motorcoach and other pertinent criteria. Those events chosen are printed in a supplement to the September/October issue of Destinations magazine and are also listed on ABA’s website, www.buses.org.

“We were thrilled to learn of the selection of Christkindlmarkt as one of the best events in North America,” said Laura Reckelhoff, Sales and Marketing Manager for the Dubois County Visitors Center. “This Top 100 designation solidifies Christkindlmarkt as a top-notch event for both motorcoach and leisure travelers.”

Started in 1997, Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt offers guests a glimpse into 14th century German custom. The five markt locations of Ferdinand Community Center, Forest Park High School, Tri-County YMCA, Ferdinand American Legion and Ferdinand Library are filled with arts, heritage crafts, food and live entertainment. Free transportation is provided to each markt location as well as places of interest throughout the town of Ferdinand. A complete schedule for the festive weekend can be found at www.visitduboiscounty.com.

The Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt will be held November 19-20, 2011 and November 17-18, 2012.

Contact the Dubois County Visitors Center at 800-968-4578 or visit the website www.visitduboiscounty.com for additional details, including lodging information and special overnight hotel packages.