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Vinton

Citizens of Vinton, LA passed a petition to incorporate the village in 1910. After an election on the matter of Vinton, Governor Jared Y. Sanders signed a proclamation declaring the community to be an incorporated village. As the village increased in population, it later became the town of Vinton, Louisiana.

Vinton The quaint city of Vinton, LA with a small population of nearly 3,200, was once traveled by civil war soldiers. The soldiers cut a road extending from an area in Vinton known as “Niblett’s Bluff” on the Sabine River to the city of Alexandria. Bret works of the Civil War were constructed at Niblett’s Bluff and remains of them can still be seen today. Army regiments of the Louisiana and Texas Confederacy were stationed near Vinton, Louisiana during the war.

The Civil War activities that took place in the Vinton, LA area have sparked quite an interest with area residents who hold re-enactments of battles often at the Nibletts Bluff area. Robert F. Evans of Vinton, Iowa, originally purchased the majority of the land, where the city currently lies. Mr. Evans sold the property to George Horridge who named the community Vinton after the hometown of its first owner.

Vinton Horse Racing Vinton, Louisiana has long been known for its horse racetrack. The Delta Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel, which has recently been renovated into a multi-million dollar casino and racetrack features live horse racing and many other forms of entertainment.

The city holds an annual anniversary celebration in the Vinton City Park that offers free hot dogs, live music and lots of family fun. Vinton is a wonderful community with friendly people that offers a small-town atmosphere with big-city fun!

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Events

Events

On Saturday, October 20th, ArtsFest returns to engage area children in a free arts festival at the Lake Charles Civic Center’s Exhibition Hall. This long-running event, hosted annually by the Read More →
Sulphur’s annual Cal-Cam Fair is a fall tradition for many Southwest Louisiana residents - and for good reason. Sponsored by the Cal-Cam Fair Association, the 94-year-old fair will take place Read More →
The 5th annual Chuck Fest - Saturday, October 20, 2018. FESTivities will kick off at noon and continue through the night, with live music, food, art and more! Read More →
On Saturday, October 20, the Lake Charles Civic Center will come to life at the eighth annual Culture Fest Louisiana, which will celebrate the diversity of Southwest Louisiana with food, Read More →
"The Haunted Ship - Lake Charles" Set to Open Friday, 28 September at the USS ORLECK Naval Museum Read More →
The Lost Hollows, a locally owned and family-operated attraction, is the largest and most terrifying outdoor haunt in Lake Charles, Louisiana! The fright-filled trail is open every Friday and Read More →
Join us for free concert at MorganField. Join us on the beautiful grounds of The Village at MorganField in October for Music at MorganField! This free, family event will feature live Read More →
This fall, locals can take guided walking tours through Lake Charles history and visit historic spots where time lies still. On October 26, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., five Lake Charles Read More →
Boudin Wars is an Read More →
Welcome EGGHeads! Join us at the Lake Charles Civic Center on Saturday, October 27th for the inaugural Gulf Coast EGGfest! What's an EGGfest?! Read More →
McNeese Cowboys vs. University of Central Arkansas - Time TBA at Cowboy Stadium Read More →
Drive out to the Stars and Stripes in the Park Classic Car Show Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Heritage Square, 1211 Ruth St. in Sulphur. This event features hundreds of Read More →
"The Haunted Ship - Lake Charles" Set to Open Friday, 28 September at the USS ORLECK Naval Museum Read More →
"The Haunted Ship - Lake Charles" Set to Open Friday, 28 September at the USS ORLECK Naval Museum Read More →
Begin your terrifying Halloween journey with a hayride at The Lost Hollows! After traveling to the creepiest woods in Southwest Louisiana, get lost on the Deadly Pines trail, a spine-tingling Read More →