About UsThe Vance County Tourism Department (TDA) provides tourism information to leisure, vacation and business travelers visiting Henderson, Vance County and Kerr Lake. Kerr Lake maps and brochures, Heritage Trail brochures, Community Calendar of Events, special event information, campground and group meeting facility referrals are available by request. We host numerous state and national fishing tournaments on Kerr Lake along with our annual Independence Day weekend celebration, held Saturday,
July 3, 2010.
The department sponsors the annual "Show, Shine, Shag and Dine", an antique and classic car show with nostalgia drag cars. The show is held the third weekend in October in the historic downtown business district of Henderson. The show usually produces 1,500+ car entries and approximately 45,000 spectators. A sister event, the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame & Reunion is also a part of the weekend long activities. It is held at Vance-Granville Civic Center and is an induction and awards ceremony honoring well-known drag racing legends from the East Coast from the 50's thru the 70's for their contributions to the sport of drag racing.