Welcome to Indiana’s Territorial Past, located in Vincennes and Knox County.

Indiana’s first city is the perfect getaway for history enthusiasts.

‘Agritourism’ Category

Now in Season

Knox County watermelons and cantaloupes are now in season!  As well as many of your other local favorites!  Visit the Farmers Market at the Riverfront Pavilion on Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm or Saturday from 8am to 1pm or your favorite roadside farm market to get all of your in season produce.

Summer Bucket List

Summer is officially here and we have put together a Summer Bucket List for ideas for fun and entertainment.  There are also many festivals and events throughout the summer, visit our calendar of events to stay informed.  Enjoy!

Splash around at Rainbow Beach Aquatic Center.

Show support for your favorite summer sports team with memorabilia from FarmandSport.com.

Check out the authentic WWII German bunker and more at the Indiana Military Museum and relive the life of a soldier.

Watch the sunset over the Wabash River from the steps of the George Rogers Clark Memorial.

Find your funny bone at the Red Skelton Museum.

Shop for the best of Knox County’s harvested fruits and vegetables at the Historic Vincennes Farmers Market & bring home “Bobe-BQ” for dinner.

Treat your creative self and attend the “First Friday Art Walk” each month.

Pack your picnic basket and dine al fresco at Historic Fort Knox II.

The Melon Patch is a one stop shop for in season produce, gas, specialty gift items, fudge and the Delish Deli offers sandwiches.

Hike the trails at Ouabache Trails Park.

Pick up some farm-fresh produce or a delicious pie at The Big Peach.

Unwind at Windy Knoll Winery with a wine slushie.

Cool off with an iced coffee at I’Mpressed Coffee.

Beat the heat with indoor tours of William Henry Harrison’s Presidential Mansion, Grouseland and the Vincennes State Historic Sites.

Visit Prairie Acres gift shop for that perfect item and treat yourself to ice cream.

Cool off with a good book at the Knox County Public Library.

Take in a good play at the Old Town Players theatre.

When you are in the mood for something else, take in the area’s most exciting racing action at Lyons Raceway Park in next door Green County.

Summer Bucket List

With four weeks left before school starts search our Knox County Summer “Bucket List” for ideas for activities for adults and children to enjoy.

– Splash around at the new Rainbow Beach Aquatic Center set to open July 19.

– Enjoy an outdoor movie at the Fresh-Air Flicks.

– Visit Riverwalk antiques to find your next treasure.

– Check out the authentic WWI Army trench at the Indiana Military Museum and relive the life of a soldier.

– Watch the sunset over the Wabash River from the steps of the George Rogers Clark Memorial.

– Laugh at the Red Skelton Museum after Phase 2 is unveiled.

– Shop Wednesday Evening’s Farmers Market for fresh local produce & “Bobe-BQ”.

– Treat your creative self and attend the First Friday Art Walk each month.

– Pack your picnic basket and dine al fresco at Historic Fort Knox II.

– Hike the trails at Ouabache Trails Park.

– Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local “Farm to Fork” Restaurant, Prairie Acres.

– Unwind at Windy Knoll Winery with a wine slushie.

– Cool off with an iced coffee at I’Mpressed Coffee.

– Beat the heat with a guided tour of our William Henry Harrison’s Presidential Mansion, Grouseland.

– Visit vincennescvb.org for more local information and events.

 

Wheatfest

Head out to Wheatland this weekend for the annual “Wheatfest,” Friday, July 12 – Saturday, July 13. Enjoy great family fun and entertainment! Visit http://www.vincennescvb.org/events/2013/07/12#wheatfest-wheatland-in for more information.

Fruits and Flowers

The Fruits and Flowers Trail is in full bloom.  Knox County is listed on the trail.  Check it out http://www.fruitsandflowers.org/

The Fruits & Flowers Trail includes orchards, gardens, farm markets and restaurants that celebrate local homegrown bounty. Visit each venue and pick up a local recipe or gardening tip to take home.

Spring Wildflower Walk

The forecast for this weekend is great for the “Spring Wildflower Walk.” Saturday, April 13 from 11:00am – 1:30pm at Ouabache/Wabash Trails Park. No fee or registration is required. 11:00am, “Morning Wetland Walk” with Terri Talarek King on Trail #7, meet at Sacajawea Shelter House in lower park area; 12:30pm, bring your lunch and join the Southwest Chapter of the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society for lunch and a short meeting at Hedstrom Shelter House and 1:30pm “Afternoon Woodland Walk” with Mike Broz Trail #1, meet at Hedstrom Shelter House near park office. Enjoy the nature and beauty that has been preserved in this local county park! For more information call 812.882.4316 or email:knoxcopark@earthlink.net or check the park website, http://www.knoxcountyparks.com/

National Ag Week

It’s National Ag Week…this is a time to recognize the contribution of agriculture in our everyday lives.  The National Ag Day program encourages everyone to: Understand how their food products are produced, value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy and appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.

Melon Acres of Oaktown is offering locals a chance to take part in their farm share program.  For a fee the program provides families with a basket of fresh locally grown produce weekly.  For more information on the program email whitney@melonacres.com

Ag Day Dinner Tonight

The Annual Ag Day Supper will be held on Thursday, March 7 from 5:00pm – 7:30pm at the Vincennes University P.E. Complex. A porkburger supper will be prepared and served by the Knox Co. Pork Producers and the Knox Co. Farm Bureau, Inc. Kids under 12 are invited to participate in “Helping Hands”, an interactive exhibit on learning how to milk a cow. Also for the kids will be a “Kiddie Tractor Pull” with registration from 5:30pm – 6:00pm. Dinner tickets are $1.00 each (NO CARRYOUTS PLEASE) and are available at all Knox County banks, Knox Co. Extension Office and the Knox Co. Farm Bureau, Inc. *FREE shuttle service to and from the Red Skelton Center parking lots.

Enjoy the Fall Foliage

Take a drive this weekend and enjoy the Fall Foliage.  With this weekend’s mild forecast it would be a great time to get out and take in area Fall offerings.  Visit the Indiana Office of Tourism’s Fall promotion site at http://www.in.gov/visitindiana/fall/ for ideas for Fall Fun.

Fruits and Flowers Trail

It’s not too late to enjoy the produce of the season.  Check out the Fruits and Flowers Trail.

The Southern Indiana Regional Marketing Cooperative announces the launch of a new trail designed to attract visitors to the area to enjoy local produce and agricultural activities this fall season. The Fruits & Flowers Trail highlights local establishments such as farm markets, orchards, gardens and restaurants that are sprinkled throughout the 17-county area. Each establishment was selected to represent locally produced favorites offering travelers a unique Indiana fall experience.

A total of 36 establishments are included in the Fruits & Flowers Trail this fall, representing a variety of agricultural experiences such as corn mazes, pumpkin patches, farm markets, farm-to-table restaurants and more. Visitors to these establishments will receive a local recipe that features homegrown items to take a flavor of Indiana home with them.

In Knox County this fall, the two establishments included in the Fruits & Flowers Trail are Prairie Acres Farm Market and Restaurant in Oaktown and the Big Peach in Bruceville. At either of these two locations, visitors can pick up a recipe for Watermelon Salsa.

Check out the website at www.fruitsandflowers.org

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