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

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

‘Food’ 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.

Spring on Main

Get spring fever during “Spring on Main”, after-hours event and the next “First Friday Art Walk”!  Enjoy craft beer and wine tasting (tickets available to purchase), a classic vehicle cruise-in, live music, food vendors, kids’ games sponsored by Thursday Church, canvas painting and wreath making classes, a photo booth and tours of the Pantheon Theater.  Downtown art galleries Art Space Vincennes, the Northwest Territory Art Guild and the Open Galleries will present exceptional works of art, some is available for purchase.  This event is being sponsored by the Visitors & Tourism Bureau, Willie’s Pub & Catering, First Vincennes Savings Bank and Kemper CPA Group. *All proceeds from the event go to INVin’s efforts toward downtown restoration.

Rendezvous in Vincennes This Weekend

The Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous is this weekend!  Hours for Saturday the 27th are 9am to 6pm and Sunday the 28th are 10am to 5pm.  Battle times on Saturday are 1pm and 4pm and Sunday are noon and 3:30pm.  The event will feature an encampment, entertainment, period food, merchant vendors and demonstrations.  For more information call the Visitors Bureau at 800.886.6443.

 

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!

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