Lots happening in Knox County this weekend




The Annual Knox County Chili Cook-off is underway in downtown Vincennes.

This marks the second year in a row that the competition hasn’t been sanctioned by the International Chili Society.

Shyla Beam, Director of the Vincennes/Knox County Visitor’s Tourism Bureau says they decided to drop the I-C-S affiliation after the organization changed the rules for the competition.

Beam says they have 12-entries divided into two competition categories: the private judged and the public taster’s choice category.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners in each category.

Chili tasting begins at 12:30pm and tasting cups will be for sale at 2-dollars each.live music by Judah and the Lion at 1:00pm on Patrick Henry Drive..

Entertainment includes Vincennes University’s Annual Tube race on the Wabash River which gets underway at noon. There will also be live music starting at 1 pm on Patrick Henry Drive.








The host of the History Channel’s American Ride, Stan Ellsworth, will be in Vincennes today (Saturday) to film an episode featuring Grouseland.

The television taping gets underway at 10:30 this morning.

After the film crew is finished…Ellsworth will host a meet and greet session with the public.

The crew will also be filming some other landmarks around the city.

American Ride explores the trails of our nation’s historybringing the past alive as Ellsworth visits historical cities and landmarks across the country.






The annual Fall Festival is continuing in Monroe City today. (Saturday)

The Calmuck Cookers will be selling their famous barbecue on the front lawn of the Blue Jeans Community Center starting at 9:30 am.

There will be Euchre games running from 1-to-4 pm. Regional Antique Dealers will host an “Antiques Roadshow” from 1-to-4 pm. Persons can bring their antiques in and receive a price estimate for five-dollars.

Later in the evening the Knox County’s Got Talent show will begin at 7 pm in the Blue Jeans Center gymnasium. Fireworks will follow the talent show.

The Festival concludes Sunday with the annual parade through Monroe City at 2 pm. The South Knox High School Band will put on a concert following the parade at 3 pm.







Good Samaritan Hospital will be hosting the Great Strides Walk this sunday to raise money and awareness about cystic fibrosis.
The event will be held at Vincennes University’s outdoor track with registration starting at 12:30 at the Don Bell Student Recreation Center.

Event chair and G-S-H respiratory therapist Ttammy Howell says cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening disease which affects the lungs and digestive system.

Howell said it was one of her patients that inspired her to organize the local event which is now it’s 4th year.

Howell says the walk is a fun, family-oriented celebration that includes a 5-k walk, food, live music and a silent auction.