About UsThe Vance County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) offers tourism and local area information on Henderson, Vance County and Kerr Lake to leisure and vacation visitors, business travelers and persons interested in relocating to the area. Our inventory includes Kerr Lake maps and brochures, the Heritage Trail brochure (a local self-guided walking and driving tour), special event information, campground and meeting facility information, city, county and state road maps and other miscellaneous information. We host numerous state and national fishing tournaments on Kerr Lake along with our annual Independence Day weekend celebration.
The department sponsors the annual "Show, Shine, Shag and Dine", an antique and classic car show featuring nostalgia drag cars. The show is held the third weekend in October in the historic downtown business district of Henderson. The show usually produces 1,000+ car entries and approximately 25,000 spectators. A sister event, the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame & Reunion is also a part of the weekend long activities.
Our office is located at 946-T West Andrews Ave. (in the Crossroads Shopping Center) in Henderson. We are open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.