VCPRD Programs

 2022 Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department
Programs & Special Events


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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.

Christmas Walk
Fowler Park Pioneer Village
Friday, December 2nd, 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 Volunteers 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.


 2023 Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department
Programs & Special Events


Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, Feb. 18th
Prairie Creek Park
$8/ Registration Fee/ Age 2 & Under Free
Preregistration Required

Preregister at:
2023 Pancake Breakfast
(Click Link Above)

The rumors you have heard are true. We are bringing back the Pancake Breakfast for 2023. We are excited to bring back the beloved program in a new and educational way. Included in your price of admission is not only the Pancake Breakfastbut also a tour of our maple syrup manufacturing process. Reservations open Nov. 20 and run until Feb. 10. For more information contact our Natural Resource Programmer at 812-462-3392 or Sean.Sluyter@vigocounty.in.gov.


Summer in the Village
Third Saturday of the Month
Fowler Park Pioneer Village
Free Entry
 
Join us every third Saturday starting May 20th in the Fowler Park Pioneer Village for Summer in the Village! Our Pioneers will open their cabins for all to explore! If you have any questions, please contact our Natural Resource Programmer at 812-462-3392 or Sean.Sluyter@vigocounty.in.gov.
Join us from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 20th in the Fowler Park Pioneer Village for Summer in the Village! Our Pioneers will open their cabins for all to explore! If you have any questions, please contact our Natural Resource Programmer at 812-462-3392 or Sean.Sluyter@vigocounty.in.gov.

 


Blacksmithing Classes
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fowler Park Pioneer Village
Ages 10+
$60 Registration
Preregistration Required
 
Check out the blacksmithing classes at Fowler Park! Participants will learn how to operate a blacksmith forge and understand the parts of an anvil and the uses of various hand tools in the blacksmith shop. They’ll also get to shape metal using learned techniques including forging a curve, a twist, a square, and more! Join the VCPRD for blacksmithing! Classes fill up quickly so make sure to register ahead of time by calling 812-462-3392 or by emailing our Natural Resource Programmer at Sean.Sluyter@vigocounty.in.gov.

51st Annual Pioneer Days
Saturday, October 7 – Sunday, October 8, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fowler Park Pioneer Village
All Ages!
$5/ Vehicle

Step back in time during our 51st annual Pioneer Days in our 19th-century log cabin village. 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, vendors, historical cabins & covered bridges, demonstrations, pioneer skills presentations, musical performers, and much more. Come on out to Fowler Park for Pioneer Days…Making History Fun for More Than 50 Years! If you have any questions, please contact our Natural Resource Programmer at 812-462-3392 or Sean.Sluyter@vigocounty.in.gov.

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