Chuckwagon Cookout at Historic Tippecanoe Place Friday, August 6!

July 22, 2010 — SOUTH BEND, IN – First Fridays Downtown South Bend celebrates summer on Friday, August 6 with an outdoor western style Chuckwagon Cookout at Tippecanoe Place Restaurant, located at 620 W. Washington St. The Chuckwagon Cookout will feature great food and fun for everyone even the family dog. In celebration of downtown South Bend’s Dog Days of Summer guests are invited to bring Fido along. An authentic Chuckwagon, owned by Jim and Jeanine Dziak of Dream Coach Carriages, will be on display during the cookout festivities. Also on display will be a brief history of Chuckwagons produced by the Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company who began making wagons for farmers, miners and the military in 1852.

The Chuckwagon Cookout will be held outdoors on the beautiful grounds of historic Tippecanoe Place, the former Studebaker family home. A special menu selection for adults and children reflecting the cuisine of cowboys will be offered. The Chuckwagon Cookout starts at 5:00 p.m. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling Tippecanoe Place Restaurant at 574.234.9077. The evening ‘s festivities will feature cowboy activities for the kids and music by the country western band Gypsy Red from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Horse drawn wagon rides to and from Tippecanoe Place Restaurant and the College Football Hall of Fame will run from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. Rides are free, but a small donation is encouraged. Fido is welcome to ride along as well.

First Fridays Downtown South Bend features over 35 participating businesses and takes place from
5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. Participating businesses remain open or host special events such as live music, sidewalk cafés, demonstrations, celebrations, receptions and special offerings. Most events are free or at a reduced rate. Future First Friday 2010 dates are; August 6, September 3, October 1, November 5 and December 3.

For a complete listing of August 6 activities, times and locations visit or call Downtown South Bend, Inc. at 574.282.1110.

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