Celebrate at the 8th “Annual Watermelon Drop” held in downtown Vincennes! The evening begins with a nighttime air show. Be ready to dance in the streets to the music of Hot Rod Lincoln at 6:00pm. Chef Poon will be with us to demonstrate his fantastic watermelon carved creations, children are invited to watch movies in a heated movie tent, and food and novelty vendors will be on site. At the stroke of midnight the 18-foot, 500-pound watermelon will rise in the sky and drop sixteen watermelons while fireworks simultaneously mark the year 2016. As the first Indiana Bicentennial sanctioned event, there will be a ceremonial firing of a replica of the Official Rifle of the State of Indiana created by Sheriff John Small.
Vincennes and Knox County are well-known for the multi-million dollar melon crops produced and shipped throughout the United States. For more information visit http://www.vincennescvb.org/events/2015/12/31