As Jennings County's largest festival, the Sassafras Festival celebrates the civil war heritage of Vernon. Centered around the Jennings County Courthouse, Jennings County invites visitors to attend its huge Civil War Reenactment, Major General Lew Wallace & Headquarters, working blacksmith shop, Blue/Gray Ball, mock battles, skits and sutlers. Home-cooked hot meals, hundreds of fresh pies, and sweet breads are available. The Jennings County Historical Society, located in Vernon, offers sassafras tea and cookies. The huge battle reenactment take place at nearby Muscatatuck Park-and is a real treat!
Visit the Historical Society's Website for more details.