Vincennes Prepares for 10th Annual Watermelon Drop

The annual New Year’s Eve watermelon drop in Vincennes is entering its 10th year. Eighteen locally raised watermelons will be dropped at the stroke of midnight tomorrow night from an 18-foot watermelon replica that is hoisted into the air. The Watermelon Drop has received national attention since its beginning. Travel website TripAdvisor once listed the event as one of the “Top Ten Quirkiest New Year’s Eve Celebrations in America.” There are more than 7,000 acres of watermelon farms in or around Knox County.