Special Events and Festivals

Special Event Information

This is our place to showcase some of the highly attended award winning events.  Here you will find more information about each event, what makes it so special and the dates.  We would love to see you and your family join in on the fun.  Come,  be a part and witness what makes this community so special.  Be sure to visit our city calendar to find all community events to discover so much more!

Tame the Terrain
Tame the Terrain is a 4+ mile obstacle race that takes participants up and down the hills of Jennings County, Indiana trekking rock walls, ravines, cliffs, ponds, tunnels and the Muscatatuck River. 

There are 30+ different obstacles set within the terrain of Muscatatuck County Park to challenge participants in a beautiful, natural setting.  There is a whole lot of fun and challenges for the whole family.  You can find up +7000 in attendance and it's one you don't want to miss. 

Age Divisions
Tiny Tamers - Ages 4 - 7, course is 1/2 mile long with +15 mini obstacles
Tamers in Training - Ages 8 - 12, course is 1 mile long with +20 obstacles
Adults Race - Ages +13,  course is 4 miles long with +30 obstacles and have optional competitive heats.

For more information or to register please visit  https://www.tametheterrain.com/index.php

Have a Blast Cruise In
What started out as a conversation in a local coffee shop written on a napkin amongst some friends has turned into an event that brings all generations together in one of the cities most popular, heavily attended nights.  Our annual city cruise in is the same time every year, always the second Saturday in August and starts at 6:30 PM. 

Relive the simple days of all the antique cars and trucks, meet up with your local Jeep crew, 4x4 crew or bring your chair and find a spot as you take it all in.  This is a night to relax, relive the good ole' days and have fun.  

For further details and to stay in the loop of details, check out our Facebook events page.

Christmas in the City
Most definitely the greatest anticipated event of the year for this community.  Always the first Saturday in December, this event has been know to feel like you've just stepped into a Hallmark movie. 

Boasting a parade, Christmas Market, live performances of you favorite Christmas tunes, kiddie train rides this 5 hour event has something for everyone. 

Family, community, fun, food and all things Christmas ringing through the streets of beautifully decorated downtown North Vernon. This event is a must see! 

Click here for more information such as map, parking and FAQs.