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This Weekend: Jul. 27-30

Kiss July goodbye with the county fair, a pie contest, a card con, and more.

Vanderburgh County Fair
July 24-29, Vanderburgh 4-H Center, 201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Road
Enjoy concerts, motocross, rodeo, demolition derby, tractor pulls, and more. Admission is $10 for adults and children over 10, while children nine and under get in free.

Sandy Lee Watkins Songwriters Festival
July 26-30, The Elm, 120 N. Elm St., Henderson, Kentucky, and Rookies Sports Bar & Grill, 117 Second St., Henderson, Kentucky
Experience four nights of acoustic performances and stories by award-winning singers and songwriters from Nashville, Tennessee, who bring iconic songs to life.

Stuff the Bus and Young & Established Backpack Drive
10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 28-29: Walmart Supercenter West, 335 S. Red Bank Road; Walmart Supercenter East, 401 N. Burkhardt Road; Walmart Supercenter Newburgh, 8599 High Pointe Drive, Newburgh, Indiana, and Walmart Supercenter Boonville, 1115 American Way, Boonville, Indiana.
2-4 p.m. July 29, Young & Established Community Center, 1309 Vann Ave.
Donate school supplies at four area Walmart locations, or receive free supply-filled backpacks at Young & Established’s community center.

Living Together
7:30 p.m. July 28-29; 2 p.m. July 30, STAGEtwo at 321, 321 N. Congress Ave.
Valerie Ewers directs this work by Alan Ayckbourn — part of The Norman Conquests trilogy — starring assistant librarian Norman as he endures a traumatic family weekend in a Victorian country house. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for students.

Pie Contest
7-10 a.m. July 29, The Landing parking lot, One E. Water St., Newburgh, Indiana
Bake your best pie — sweet or savory — from scratch using locally grown or raised ingredients and bring it to the Newburgh Farmers Market by 8:30 a.m. Pies will be judged in three categories: sweet, savory, and people’s choice.

Evansville Card Con
9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. July 29, Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust St.
Dealers, collectors, and enthusiasts can trade sports cards, collectibles, Pokemon cards, and memorabilia.

Night Flight 2023
8 p.m. July 29, University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles Complex, 8600 University Blvd.
This four-mile walk, run, and kids’ dash cuts through USI’s campus and travels along the USI-Burdette trail. Registration is $25; the kids’ dash is free. Proceeds benefit USI’s track and field and cross-country programs.

Ellis Park Dachshund Derby Finals
4 p.m. July 30, Ellis Park Racing & Gaming, 3300 Hwy. 41 N., Henderson, Kentucky
Watch little dogs race to the finish while benefiting local animal rescues.

Salsa on the Ohio
6-8:30 p.m. July 30, The Pagoda, 401 S.E. Riverside Drive
Dance under the evening sky to live music or take a break to enjoy food from La Michoacana on Wheels and ice cream from Arctic Avalanche.

Miss Southwest Indiana Pride Pageant
Registration at 7 p.m., pageant at 9:45 p.m. July 30, Bokeh Lounge, 1007 Parrett St.
Drag performers compete for the title of Miss Southwest Indiana. Admission is $8.

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Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti joined Tucker Publishing Group in September 2022 as a staff writer. She graduated from Gettysburg College in 2020 with a bachelors degree in English. A Connecticut native, Maggie has ridden horses for 15 years and has hunt seat competition experience on the East Coast.

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