Brunch Cruise | September 22nd, 2024

2024Sun22Sep11:00 AMSun1:00 PMBrunch Cruise | September 22nd, 2024Live Entertainment from Kyle Baer

Event Details

This 2 hour cruise will transverse all of Lake Freeman while you take in the views from all 3 of the decks on the vessel! You’ll enjoy live entertainment while you dine. This is one of the most unique experiences the state of Indiana has to offer. Dinner and Brunch Cruises are designed for adults. We highly suggest leaving the kids at home for these events as they are not conducive to children.

Dinner and Brunch Cruises on the Madam Carroll
Dinner and Brunch Cruises on the Madam Carroll
Dinner and Brunch Cruises on the Madam Carroll

The menu for this event will be released and emailed to ticket purchasers at least one week in advance of the event. Below is an example of what you can expect from our last brunch cruise of the prior season:

Carved Honey Glazed Ham
Red Eye Gravy, Honey Mustard

Banana and Pecan Pancakes
Biscuit and Gravy Casserole
BLT Frittata
Applewood Smoked Bacon
Loaded Hash Browns
Maple Glazed Pork Slider

Shrimp Cocktail
Eden Valley Farms Lettuces
Fresh Fruit Platter

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake
Fruit and Yoghurt Parfait
Assorted Muffins

Chantz and Kylie Ledyard are the owners and operators of Oak and Barrel, located in Monticello IN. Chantz is originally from Monon IN and grew up in a farming family. He began his cooking career in Monticello IN, working for Dan Sublette, formerly of Sublette’s Ribs. This is the same restaurant that is now Oak and Barrel. Continuing his career in culinary arts, Chantz received his bachelor’s degree at Sullivan University in Louisville Ky. He worked for eight years in Europe, as well as California, and South Carolina, honing his craft. Chantz then decided it was time to return to Indiana and worked for George Pesek in South Bend at Corndance Tavern in Mishawaka. During his tenure at the restaurant Chef Pesek, taught him what true Farm to Table was, he also was taught butchery and charcuterie.

He met his wife Kylie, at Corndance Tavern. Kylie is originally from New Carlisle IN, and has a background in food service management, and event planning. The two together, decided with a family history in farming that Monticello would be the perfect place to open their restaurant; based around the idea of the local farmer being the star, and highlighting seasonal products that were local. Thus, the concept of Oak and Barrel was formed. The restaurant continues to this day creating contemporary modern midwestern cuisine to highlight the Indiana farmer.

This cruise includes live entertainment from Kyle Baer. Kyle is a solo acoustic artist from the lakes of Indiana with a sound and style of his own. Sure, he plays covers of songs we all know and love, but listen close, because you won’t want to miss those unexpected throwback tracks, and original music! Come prepared to watch Kyle rock the Madam Carroll.

Kyle Baer on the Madam Carroll

Regarding Inclement Weather:

The Madam Carroll cruises rain or shine. However, it is the sole discretion of this vessels captain and ownership to determine if inclement weather could create hazardous conditions in which case the ship will remain at dock and this event will continue as scheduled.

Regarding Lake Levels:

After nearly 100 years of keeping Lake Freeman and Lake Schafer level, the US Fish and Wildlife Department intervened and mandated that the water flow leaving the Oakdale Dam be maintained to a specific cubic foot per second to protect an endangered mussel species below the dam on the river. In times of drought, the water levels in Lake Freeman are dropped to maintain constant river flows below the dam. In this event, it becomes unsafe for the vessel to cruise. If this is the case, the ship will remain at dock and this event will continue as scheduled. You can learn more about this erroneous calculation on behalf of the US Fish and Wildlife Department and how you can help the Madam Carroll continue her operation in this article.


Tickets for this event MUST be purchased in advance, reservations close 24 hours prior to the event. If you need assistance and cannot purchase the tickets online, please give us a call by phone: 574-583-3545. Guests with Madam Carroll MemberSHIPs may enjoy a $20 discount on each of their tickets. Learn more about Madam Carroll MemberSHIPs online here.

Boarding: 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Departure: 11:00 AM
Return: 1:00 PM


  • Tickets for this event are $48.00 each, they are emailed to you following your purchase.
  • Seats in GREEN are still available. Seats in GREY have already been sold.
  • Select any seat or multiple seats to add them to your cart.
  • When you’re ready to purchase, select “Check Out“.

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