River City Weekend’s Fall Fun & Festival Guide 2019

Hello, Fall!

Fall is near and dear to our hearts here at River City Weekend. We're Team PSL and pro crispy leaves.

The Tri-State has a full lineup of great fall events in store. Check them out below!


Evansville Taco Festival

Two full days of tacos, tequila, margaritas, Hispanic heritage and more. Enjoy over 20 taco and food booths, a frozen margarita bar, and tequila flights!

When: Saturday and Sunday, September 14 & 15

Where: Old National Events Plaza | 715 Locust St. Evansville, IN

How much: GA $10 + $3 tacos sold separately. Kids 10 & under are free.

Posted by Evansville Taco Festival on Sunday, October 21, 2018

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Dale Fall Fest

Go for the food, stay for the fun! The Dale Fall Fest is a great time for the whole family with great food booths, carnival rides, entertainment and more.

Click here to see a full schedule.

When: Thursday – Saturday, September 5-7

Where: Dale Town Park | 103 S Wallace St., Dale, IN

How much: Free admission

Posted by Dale Fall Fest on Friday, December 7, 2012

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Salute Music Fest

7 bands, 1 day! The inaugural Salute Music Fest is set for Saturday, September 7. Jam with these awesome country bands, get some food, cold drinks – all for a good cause. Salute Music Fest will directly benefit Veterans and Veterans organizations in the Tri-State.

Check out the music lineup, here.

When: Saturday, September 7, Gates open at 2 p.m. and music starts at 3 p.m.

Where: Vanderburgh County 4H Center | 201 E Boonville-New Harmony Rd. Evansville, IN 47725

How much: $40 online, $50 at the gate.

Posted by Salute Music Fest on Thursday, August 15, 2019

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Cheers on the Pier

Tri-State Beer fanatics… you don’t want to miss this one. Cheers on the Pier brings together more than 30 breweries, over 75 beers, some wines, and a bourbon or two. The event benefits the Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club of Owensboro.

When: Saturday, September 7, 3-7 p.m.

Where: Owensboro Convention Center | 501 W 2nd St, Owensboro, KY 42301

How much:

  • General Admission (Ages 21+): $40
  • General Admission 4-Pack (Ages 21+): $120
    All GA tickets Include: souvenir glass, taste card w/ 38 samples, a ticket for bourbon sip & mini cocktail from OZ Tyler.
  • Designated Driver (Ages 21+): $10

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2019 Owensboro Air Show + After Party

Keep your eyes on the skies! The Owensboro Air Show will have performers showcase vintage warbirds, aerobatic demonstrations, and military jets. Saturday and Sunday are free. Friday is a Ticketed event where you can get up close to these amazing aircraft.

When: Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15

Where: Owensboro River Front

How much: Free

Downtown ROMP: Air Show After Party

Find a great seat at the Bluegrass Hall of Fame and Museum, then stay for Downtown ROMP: Air Show After Party! The outdoor stage will be taken over by the sounds of some ROMP alums and favorites. There will be food vendors, outdoor bar stations, and more – all after the air show.

When: Saturday, September 14

Where: Bluegrass Hall of Fame and Museum | 311 West 2nd St., Owensboro, KY 42301

How much: $15

Posted by Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum on Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Mt. Vernon River Days

Its a party on the Mt. Vernon Riverfront! Gear up for great food, fireworks, a vendor fair, tons of kids activities and more!

Click here to see the full schedule of events.

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 13-15

Where: Mt. Vernon, Indiana Riverfront

How much: Free admission

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Ferdinand Folk Festival

This festival is a one-day event packed with live music, art, environmental and wellness education opportunities and more! It’s nestled in 18th Street Park and is for the whole family. Oh, and it’s free!


When: Saturday, September 21, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: 18th Street Park | 18th St., Ferdinand, IN

How much: Free admission

Posted by Ferdinand Folk Festival on Friday, March 15, 2019

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Fall Funk in the City

This annual art festival will feature over 80 artists and handmakers from throughout the region, awesome food vendors, and live music.


When: Saturday, September 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Haynie’s Corner Arts District | Evansville, IN

How much: $5 Admission | Kids are free

Posted by Funk in the City, Inc. on Sunday, August 11, 2019

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SWIRCA Brewfest

This is the big one. SWIRCA Brewfest is set for Saturday, September 28 at Bosse Field. You can taste over 300 craft beers, wines, and liquors (although, we don’t recommend tasting all of them). This event is for everyone 21 and over only and benefits SWIRCA & More.

When: Saturday, September 28, 6 – 9 p.m.

Where: Bosse Field | 23 Main St., Evansville, IN 47711

How much:

  • VIP Ticket $70 – Includes an extra hour of tasting, VIP entrance line, special food, and private bar, souvenir tasting glass, premium parking
  • SIP Ticket $55 – NEW! – Includes extra hour of drinking.
  • GA Ticket $40 – Includes tasting glass


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Downtown Evansville Fall Wine Walk

Enjoy wine and live music while shopping and eating in Downtown Evansville. There will be free silhouette portraits, free tarot card readings, live paintings, and fire performers as well! Your ticket gets you a commemorative wine glass, four tastings from your favorite shops, bars, restaurants.

When: Friday, September 27, 5:30  – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Main St. Walkway | Downtown Evansville, IN

How much: $15


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Party in Paradise

Its a party and its in paradise! They say its a throwback to simpler times. The event is set for Saturday, September 28 from 5-10 p.m. Enjoy cold beer, live music, and food trucks. Proceeds from the event benefit Warrick Trails.


When: Saturday, September 28, 5 – 10 p.m.

Where: Friedman Park | 2700 Park Blvd, Newburgh, IN 47630

How much: $10


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Tri-State Pickle Festival

Food trucks, a free concert, and pickles? Sounds like a grand ole time!

When: Saturday, September 28, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Yellow Creek Park | 5710 KY HWY 144, Owensboro, KY 42303

How much: Free to attend.

Posted by The Eric Group on Monday, May 6, 2019

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ParksFest Music Festival

ParksFest Music Festival will feature Emcee Jay Jackson who played Perd Hapley in “Parks and Recreation” and the best Lil Sebastian look like you’ll ever see. The entire event is free and includes great live music, kids activities, music workshops, and the region’s best food trucks!


When: October 5, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Where: Garvin Park | 1600 N Main St., Evansville, IN

How much: Free admission

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Posted by ParksFest Music Festival on Tuesday, August 27, 2019

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West Side Nut Club Fall Festival

This festival is considered to be one of the largest street festivals in the United States with over 126 food booths, huge parade, amateur talent shows, carnival rides and more! Have you ever had a brain sandwich? Its a Fall Festival staple. Perhaps a BBQ Sundae or pork tenderloin is more your style. Keep an eye out for the 2019 Munchie Map right here on River City Weekend!


When: October 7-12

Where: Franklin St. | Evansville, IN

How much: Free admission

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Boos and Brews at Burdette

Get your Halloween costume ready for this beer event under the fall leaves! There will be tastings of hundreds of craft beers, food trucks, vendor, music and more. There will cash prizes for best costume.

When: October 19, 7 – 10 p.m.

Where: Burdette Park | 5301 Nurrenbern Rd, Evansville, IN 47712

How much: GA $35

Today is a beautiful day to visit the USI-Burdette Park Trail! Come enjoy nature!

Posted by Burdette Park on Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Wandering Owl Twilight Tasting

Join Wesselman Woods for an evening of food, beer, wine and live music in the beautiful Nature Playscape. All attendees must be 21.

When: October 19, 4 – 8 p.m.

Where: Wesselman Woods | 551 North Boeke Road, Evansville, IN

How much: $50

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First City Music Festival

The first-ever First City Music Festival is set for October 18-19, 2019. The event aims to celebrate the heritage and culture of music a the spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous. The event will be funky and family-friendly with great music, food trucks, vendor booths!

When: October 18 & 19

Where: Rendezvous Grounds | Willow Street, Vincennes, Indiana

How much: Pre-Sale GA $20

Posted by First City Music Festival on Friday, August 2, 2019

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Boo at the Zoo 2019

Mesker Park Zoo loves Halloween, too! The family-friendly event will have live entertainment, decor, trick or treating, storytelling animal encounters, nightly costume contests with prizes and more.


When: October 18-20 and 25-27
Friday & Saturday: 5-8PM
Sunday: 3-6PM

Where: Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden | 1545 Mesker Park Dr., Evansville, Indiana 47720

How much: Tickets are $6 for Zoo Members and $8 for non-members.

Posted by Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden on Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Halloween on Franklin

RAIN DATE! This event has been moved to Saturday, November 2. All activities except for the Monster Bash Dash has been moved.

Franklin St. is fully embracing all things Halloween.

There will be kids activities on lawn of EVPL West, trick or treating, and a pub crawl for the adults.

Kid-friendly for most activities at this event.

When: MOVED! November 2.

Where: Franklin St., Evansville, IN

How much: Varies


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