September 2015

Come For The Day - Sept. 19th

Saturday, September 19th is going to be a jammin' day in Evansville. Start the day with PARKSFEST in Garvin Park. Begins at 11am and is FREE. Music all day with celebrity musicians like Shooter Jennings and Davina & the Vagabonds. Fourteen acts in all along with kids' games, arts, brews, bands, and family fun. Oh, yeah, and it's FREE!

Stay For The Night - Sept. 19th

Beginning at 4pm, the annual EVANSVILLE JAZZ & WINE FESTIVAL opens on Main Street in downtown Evansville. Three stages, twelve music performers - including the Evansville Philharmonic Stage Band - wine vendors, local restaurants preparing their specialty dishes - all the makings of a nightclub under the stars. Yes, there will be dancing in the streets! Tickets can be purchased online at

Westside Nut Club Fall Festival! Oct 5th - 10th

Only one place to find this yummy concoction above. At the oldest - 94 yrs young this year. The largest - 100,000 or more people attend each year. The longest - from 11am to 11pm daily for 6 days. And the best #FallFoodFest anywhere - The Westside Nut Club Fall Festival on West Franklin Street! It opens Monday, October 5 through Saturday, October 10 this year. And, yes, it is as fun as its name is funny! 

The delicious combo above is called a Crispy Hashbrown BBQ Slider - pork BBQ, cole slaw, onion, cheese on a crispy hashbrown bun. And there are 130+ food booths that offer other delectable dishes like homemade chicken & dumplings, kuchens, corn fritters, buffalo burgers, ostrich jerky, and darn-near anything that can be fried, baked, or covered with chocolate. On the sweet side, how about dreamsicle fudge? Or Amish sweet rolls? And then there is the interesting, some would say, bazaar choices like cricket suckers, pickle juice icees, and brain sandwiches.

Food is the main course but there's more to this streetfest than food. There are rides, a Midway, two stages for entertainment day and night, and three parades. The street itself provides a cultural element. West Franklin Street is one of the oldest streets in the city and lined with businesses, restaurants, bars, and neighborhoods. 

There is no admission charged, no gates to enter and no age restrictions. Parking is free on the streets although for $5 you can park in a nearby church or business lot. There is a charge to ride the rides. And you do pay for the food but that is why you're here, right? 

For information on these and other fall events or hotel accommodations,visit our website at  Or call 800-433-3025 to speak to one of our tourism specialists in our Visitors Center. New events are announced every day so like us on Fb and follow us on Twitter to hear the latest! 
America On Tap is headed to Evansville on OCTOBER 3rd at the corner of 2nd & Sycamore Streets in downtown Evansville from 1PM-5PM. Attendees can sample over 100 releases of American craft beers while enjoying live music and food. Must be 21 or older.
October 17 is the 2nd annual Mainklin Street Beer Run! You can walk, run, bike, stroll, or taxi your way from Main Street in downtown Evansville to West Franklin Street. Both streets are lined with bars and restaurants where you stop at eight bars and enjoy eight mini-beers. Registration required - organizers expect 900-1000 this year so sign up early.

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Also on Saturday, October 17th, you can spend the day with a walk through the woods with wine, beer, and food at the Wesselman Woods Wandering Owl Beer & Wine Trail. Wesselman Woods is an urban forest and one of the best in the country. The wines and beers are exceptional. The food is locally prepared and served. The walk? Well, that will be up to you. We hope you do - it's a lovely time of year! 
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