‘Food’ Category

Rendezvous Buttons

The Rendezvous returns for its 41st year over Memorial Day weekend, May 27th through the 28th.  This years event will boast as much food, merchants and entertainment as years past.  Check out the encampment and interact with re-enactors of the American Revolutionary period.  Enjoy music, jugglers, children’s games and more.  The food is always a crowd pleaser, sample foods such as creek fried potatoes or a buffalo burger.  Shop the merchants featuring wares from the period.  Battle enactments daily.  Saturday evening the Vincennes State Historic Sites and Grouseland will have candlelight tours.  Stop by the Visitors Bureau, 779 South 6th Street, to purchase a two day button for $9.  Buttons are also available the Knox County Chamber and local banks.  For more information or a schedule of events please visit, http://spiritofvincennes.org/

National Popcorn Day

Today is National Popcorn Day!  Visit Pop Around the Clock or Charlies Caramel Corn and Candy Shop and celebrate with some of their specialty popcorn.

Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Sackville

Plan to attend the Battle of Fort Sackville Anniversary
The Annual Battle of Fort Sackville Ceremony will take place at the George Rogers Clark Memorial on Thursday February 25th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Mr. Perry T. Hammock, Executive Director of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission, will be the speaker. Following the ceremony at noon, there will be a luncheon at the Vincennes Fortnightly Club. Mr. Hammock will again speak. The lunch will be catered by Pea-fections and is $13.00 per person.

 

Reservations can be made by calling Dennis Latta at 812-726-5333. Reservations should be made by Tuesday evening.

 

It’s time to Mardi Gras

The Knox County Public Library and the Grouseland Foundation will host a Mardi Gras event on Saturday February 6th.  Music, dancing and food.  Tickets are $15 each and are available at the VTB office, Library and Grouseland during normal business hours.  For more information call Grouseland at 812.882.2096.

Ring in the New Year in Vincennes

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

 

 

Vote for the Hoosier Pie Trail

The Indiana Foodways Alliance’s popular Hoosier Pie Trail has been nominated as part of USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award Contest.  Please help the Hoosier Pie Trail grab the #1 title by voting for and spreading the word! Thanks in advance for your assistance.

http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-food-trail/hoosier-pie-trail-indiana/

A Holiday Bucket List

Are you looking for ideas for entertainment over the holidays?  If so check out this “Bucket List” we have put together.

Stroll down Main Street to see the GIANT Christmas tree at Gimbel Corner

Visit the downtown merchants for your last minute gifts.

Cozy up and get warm with a good book in the warmth of the Knox Co. Public Library’s sunroom

Savor a hot coffee drink at I’mpressed coffee

Make a difference and lend a hand at the local charity of your choice.

Drive through Ouabache Trails Park to see the park lit up with the annual community light display.

Take a tour of Grouseland and see it decorated for Christmas as it would have been when the Harrison lived there.

Take a brisk walk through Gregg Park to view the Christmas lamp post decorating contest entries.

Get a good laugh by visiting the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy.

Ring in the New Year at the 7th Annual Watermelon Drop!

Weekend Fun

This weekend is full of opportunities for adult fun.  The Germanfest kicks off Friday evening at 6pm and runs until 1am.  Enjoy traditional German food and music on Saturday evening as with the same hours.  Individuals must be 21 years of age to attend.   Saturday morning the Farmer’s Market will open at 8am and offer all of your in season Knox County favorites, artisan breads and more.  Saturday evening and Sunday the Hooiser Cruiser will be in town with their classic cars.  Sunday morning at Gregg Park the car show will begin at 9am and run until 2pm.  For more information visit   http://www.vincennescvb.org/events/2014/08/09/#hoosier-cruisers-cruise-car-show-gregg-park-vincennes

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.

 

Rendezvous in Vincennes

Memorial Day weekend and the Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous are right around the corner. Two day buttons are on sale now at the CVB, Chamber of Commerce and local banking institutions for $7. Get yours before they are gone.