VCPRD Programs

 2022 Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department
Programs & Special Events


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Movie in the Park
Saturday, June 4th
9 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
All Ages & Free

Bring your family, friends, blankets, and chairs, and join us for Vigo County Parks & Recreation Department’s 2022 Movie in the Park series with DeeJay Danny Wayne! For more information contact our department at 812-462-3392 or email Sean.Sluyter@vigocounty.in.gov.


Explore the Vigo County Parks Hike
Year Around
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
All Ages & Free
 
Join us for our Explore the Vigo County Parks Hikes for a different park and trail each month. Distances will vary depending on the park and trail chosen. It is recommended to wear footwear appropriate for the season and to bring water from home to stay hydrated while on the trails. For more information contact our Natural Resource Programmer at 812-462-3392 or Sean.Sluyter@vigocounty.in.gov.

Blacksmithing Classes
Fowler Park Pioneer Village Blacksmith Shop
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ages 10 and up
(Ages 10-17 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone throughout the duration of the class)
Registration Required
$60 per person

Work with experienced blacksmiths to learn how to operate a blacksmith forge, understand the parts of an anvil, and the uses for various hand tools in the blacksmith shop. Each participant will shape metal using learned techniques including forging a curve, twist, point, square – octagon – round taper, cutting stock, heating techniques, and fire management. Participants must not wear synthetic clothing for this class. Participants will be standing for the majority of the day. Chairs will be provided for periods of rest. The class fee includes class materials and lunch for each participant/ chaperone. To register call 812-462-3392 or email our Natural Resource Programmer at Sean.Sluyter@vigocounty.in.gov.


50th Annual Pioneer Days
Fowler Park Pioneer Village
Saturday, October 1st – Sunday, October 2nd
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
All Ages!
$5 per Vehicle

Join the VCPRD on October 1 & 2 as we step back in time during our 50th annual Pioneer Days. Experience the way of life lived by Pioneers of Indiana during the 1800s-1840s. There will be children’s activities, live music, hands-on activities, authentic food, vendors, historical cabins & covered bridge, demonstrations, pioneer skills presentations, musical performers, and much more! Come on out to Fowler Park for Pioneer Days… Making History Fun for 50 years! For more information contact our Natural Resource Programmer at 812-462-3392 or Sean.Sluyter@vigocounty.in.gov.


Fowler Park Hayride!
Fowler Park Log Barn
Friday, October 28th
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
All Ages!
$3 Tickets

Join the VCPRD on Friday, October 28th at Fowler Park from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for family-friendly hayrides! Rides will leave from the Foltz Cabin directly across from the Fowler Park Log Barn. Tickets are $3 per person. This event is open to all ages and includes a brief ride through the Fowler Park Pioneer Village and around the park! If you have questions about this event, please call our administrative office at 812-462-3392 or email our Rec Coordinator at Rec.Coordinator@VigoCounty.IN.gov! We hope to see you there!


Fowler Park After Dark
Fowler Park Log Barn
Friday, October 28th
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Ages 13+
$5 Registration Fee

Be afraid, be very afraid and join us for the third annual Fowler Park After Dark! On Friday, October 28th from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the VCPRD will be offering a haunted Halloween tour through Fowler Park Pioneer Village! Participants will meet at the Fowler Park Log Barn and will be guided through the village if they dare! Ghosts and ghouls lurk around every corner! Directly following the event, we will have a showing of Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) in the field directly adjacent to Shelter A, courtesy of DeeJay Danny Wayne! 

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer for this event, please call our administrative office at 812-462-3392 or email our Rec Coordinator at Rec.Coordinator@VigoCounty.IN.gov! Happy haunting!

NOTE: Tours will begin at 7:30 p.m. Parking is available in the barn parking lot. Auxiliary parking is available in the beach parking lot. There is a 10-participant maximum for each guided tour so make sure to arrive early to get registered! The registration fee for this event is $5 and can be paid upon arrival! This is a haunted event and is not recommended for children under the age of 13. Thanks in advance!


Christmas Walk
Fowler Park Pioneer Village
Friday, December 1st, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 3rd, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
All Ages!
Free Entry

Join the VCPRD for our annual Christmas Walk. Walk our Pioneer Village by Candlelight as our Volunteer exhibit holiday traditions from the early 1800s. There will be children’s activities, live music, historical cabins & covered bridge, demonstrations, pioneer skills presentations, musical performers, and much more! For more information contact our Natural Resource Programmer at 812-462-3392 or Sean.Sluyter@vigocounty.in.gov.


 

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