Beautiful Vermillion County, Indiana
Vermillion County, Indiana
We invite you to get acquainted with the charm of our small towns as you wander the quiet roads of the county. You will find friendly people and a land richly filled with the adventures and serenity of nature. The tree-covered side roads and quiet waterways will entice you to spend your leisure time outdoors. Hiking, bicycle riding, bird watching, hunting, fishing, or horseback riding; you can do it all here. As you explore, you might see an eagle, a white-tailed deer, or a pileated woodpecker.
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The natural beauty of our land draws many visitors to canoeing or boating on the famed Wabash River. The mighty Wabash is a 503-mile-long natural resource that drains most of the state of Indiana in the United States and it borders the entire 37-mile length of Vermillion County. The Wabash is the state river of Indiana, and subject of the state song “On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away” by Paul Dresser.
Our communities appreciate large gatherings, and our annual events draw visitors from throughout the Midwest. Clinton’s Little Italy Festival, held since 1966, celebrates the food and culture of the ancestral home of many of our residents and is held over the four-day Labor Day weekend, and antique auto aficionados put their affectionately restored vehicles to the test at the three-day Newport Antique Auto Hill Climb. Parke County’s celebrated Covered Bridge Festival is just minutes away.
Your visit to Vermillion County will not be complete without visiting the Ernie Pyle World War II Museum named after the Pulitzer Prize winner. Located in the west-central Indiana town of Dana, the site features Ernie Pyle’s birthplace and a museum highlighting the famous journalist’s life and writings as a correspondent during World War II. The historic site is owned and operated by the Friends of Ernie Pyle, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of Pyle’s legacy in Dana, as well as throughout Indiana and the nation.
Besides our abundant amount of nature and impressive events and historic sites, we are also home to the Historic Newport Jail. You can also visit our impressive wineries of TJ Hasse Winery and Windy Ridge Winery & Distillery, Brooke’s Naturals & Candy Shop, or several of our popular covered bridges.
These are a few of the reasons why you will quickly understand why people love Vermillion County. Your adventure in all seasons is waiting here for you to come and enjoy!
Victory Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K
Looking to qualify for the Boston Marathon or other national races? Join us on April 15th at the Victory Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 5k race. Both our marathon and half marathon […]
Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall
The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will be in Vermillion County on June 9-11. The Wall is a 3/5 scale replica of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall located in Washington, D.C. […]
Vermillion County FairVermillion County Fairgrounds - Cayuga Park
Free parking and free admission to 4-H Fair and exhibits. HUGE Saturday night demolition derby, great fair food and drinks, nightly grandstand events, queen pageant, rides, and MORE! For more […]
Ernie Pyle Fireman’s FestivalDowntown Dana and Ernie Pyle World War II Museum. IN
Grand cake walks, car show, fish fry, queen contest, motorcycle rally, parade (3:00pm - Saturday), flea market, cruise-in, festival foods, kids games, and entertainment. For more details visit Ernie Pyle’s […]
Wabash River Run ~ Canoe / Kayak Race & Family Recreation DayBoat Dock ~ Montezuma, Indiana
Join the excitement and participate in the 2nd annual Wabash River Run – a Canoe / Kayak Race & Family Recreation Day on the Wabash River. Families can enjoy the historic […]
Little Italy FestivalWater Street & North 9th Street
The Little Italy Festival in west-central Indiana is a long-standing annual tradition that has been going on since 1966. Lovers of pizza and pasta and the culture that goes with […]
8th Annual ‘Gathering at the Crossing’
Come celebrate this living history event commemorating early American history east of the Mississippi (Indiana), pre-1816. Free to the public. Sept. 8-10 at the Vermillion County Fairgrounds, Cayuga. Friday and […]
Newport Hill ClimbVermillion County Courthouse Square
World’s largest antique auto competition event. Timed runs up the historic Newport Hill for antique cars and motorcycles. Parade (5:00pm - Saturday). Vehicle raffle, car show, food and entertainment. For […]