River Days is held right on the Ohio riverfront downtown Mt. Vernon, Indiana. The festival is held to remember the rich historic heritage enjoyed by the Ohio River town, which this year will celebrate its 200th birthday! This year the tradition will continue with family favorite events, entertainment, and of course the scrumptious 40+ food booths.
Opening ceremonies kick off on Friday afternoon by the American Legion Post #5, followed by a full day of historical demonstrations and displays, various musical entertainment, and the Little Miss and Mister pageant that evening.
Saturday has a full day of entertainment and historical events along with the mouthwatering Smoke on the Ohio BBQ contest and awards as well as a new event that was added in 2015, the Kids Hamburger Grill on the Ohio competition, bike show, pet parade, tractor display, clowns, and the list goes on. Saturday comes to an end with a concert by the local Wolfgang Orchestra and Chorus followed by the ever popular firework display by the local Lions Club.
On Sunday, the day begins with a non-denominational worship service on the riverfront followed by more entertainment to include the Classic Car Show sponsored by the Pony Express Mustang and Classic Ford Club. A special treat this year is the Torch Relay which will take place on Sunday, 09/11/2016, at the courthouse between 11:30-12:30. Closing ceremonies for River Days is 2:30 on Sunday.
For more information and specifics of the entertainment/activities go to http://mtvernonriverdays.wikispaces.com or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mt-Vernon-River-Days.