Fair season is in full swing in Tri-State, with demolition derbies, carnival rides, tractor pulls, and livestock shows filling local fairgrounds throughout the end of July. Check out these events and more taking place this weekend.
6 p.m. July 21-23 and 3 p.m. July 24
Bethel United Church of Christ, 3029 N. Green River Road
There’s no place like Dream Street Studio’s summer musical. See the nonprofit’s theater production of “The Wizard of Oz” featuring area schoolchildren this weekend. Ticket sale proceeds will support music and theater lessons for students.
7 a.m. July 22 through 4 p.m. July 24
2144 New Harmony Rd, Boonville, IN
Browse displays of antique tractors, steam engines, gas engines, and garden tractors at Thresherman’s Park in Boonville, Indiana. See horses and mules working the field, and visit an 1800s log cabin, steam run sawmill, blacksmith shop, wheat threshing, and the Old Fletcher Chapel along with multiple vendors and food booths.
6-10 p.m. July 22
Posey County Fairgrounds, 111 Harmony Township Road, New Harmony, IN
Country music singers Brad Lemmons, Josh Merritt, and Drew Parker will perform at the Outdoor Stage at the Posey County Fairgrounds. A beer garden by the St. Philips Inn will be available from 6-10 p.m. Concert entry is included in the $7 gate admission.
7 p.m. July 22
Warrick County Fairgrounds, 133 E Degonia Rd, Boonville, IN
See drivers smash and crash their way to victory at the Warrick County 4-H Fair’s Demolition Derby. Admission is $7. Power Wheels (kids’ class) registration is at 3 p.m. in the Pits.
9 a.m. July 23
Wesselman Woods, 551 N. Boeke Road
It won’t be too sweaty yet at 9 a.m., but come out to Wesselman Woods Saturday for a sound bath experience provided by Rebecca Samples of Healing Strings. Enjoy the soothing sounds of crystal singing bowls, gong, stringed instruments, drums, flute, voice, and more. Admission is $5 and pre-registration is required. Guests should bring their own mat, blankets, pillows, eye pillow, and anything that will help them feel cozy and relaxed. The sound bath will take place on the hill next to Odonata Pond at Wesselman Woods.
1 p.m. July 23
1114 Parrett St.
Browse the work of more than 80 regional artists at the Summer of Funk arts festival. The day includes food vendors and other local merchants and provides a fun environment to shop and explore the Haynie’s Corner Arts District.
3 p.m. July 23
Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Central Branch Browning Room, 200 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Erick Jones, the great-grandson of Evansville Police Captain Andy Friedle, will present his research on Evansville’s Prohibition history. Hosted by Your Brother’s Bookstore, this lecture will reveal fascinating documents uncovered from Jones’ research.
4-6 p.m. July 23
Amy’s on Franklin, 1418 W Franklin St.
The first official Sober City Movement Evansville event will be held at Amy’s on Franklin. The event will focus on having fun and connecting with other sober or sober-curious people. Guests do not have to be a non-drinker to participate. Wondering where else you can order a tasty mocktail? Read our story “Mocktail Madness” from the November/December 2021 issue of Evansville Living.
5:30 p.m. July 23
Discovery Lodge, 5301 Nurrenbern Road
Join Mater Dei Football Coach Mike Goebel and staff at the Burdette Discovery Lodge for a fried chicken dinner, drinks, music, and auction to support the football program as it enters its 26th season under Goebel. Tickets must be purchased by July 18 for this 21+ event.
7 p.m. July 23
212 Main Street
Enjoy a night of free live music on the roof of the Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery. Seating is limited, and a cash bar will be available. On The Roof is open to all ages.
9:30 a.m. July 24 for Swine Show, 1 p.m. for Meat Goat Show
Full fair opens July 25
201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Road
Experience a week of entertainment and outdoor activities at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Fair with livestock shows, competitions, pageants, exhibits, and more. The fair officially opens July 25 and will take place through July 30. Admission is $10 for adults, and children under age 9 get in free. Weeklong fair passes cost $30.
2-4 p.m. July 24
Evansville Countryside Orchard, 16800 Old Petersburg Road
Ice cream sundaes are on the menu this weekend at Evansville Countryside Orchard, courtesy of JB’s Barnyard, as well as other treats.
3 p.m. July 24
Audubon Kids Zone, Inc., 1325 Powell St., Henderson, KY
Drop into this pop-up skate park for the East End Skate Jam. Food, giveaways, and a build-a-board workshop will all be available. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Organizers will have loaner boards and equipment on-hand.
Through July 27 at 5 p.m.
Easterseals Rehabilitation Center, 3701 Bellemeade Ave.
The proceeds from this annual public drawing for a new vehicle or $15,000 in cash benefits Easterseals Rehabilitation Center. Tickets are $50 or three for $100 and may be purchased by individuals or as a group. To purchase tickets, call 812-437-2600 or either mail a check to or visit Easterseals Rehabilitation Center at 3701 Bellemeade Ave.