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One Destination, Endless Possibilities… Downtowns | Scenic Drives | Signature Foods | Quilt Gardens | Historic Sites | Unique Shops


Drive The Heritage Trail

Voted a USA Today Readers Choice and named one of America’s “Most Scenic Drives” This scenic winding loop explores welcoming communities, area attractions and Amish life. It’s easy to follow, packed with fun facts, and best of all, you set the pace. Start with a Free audio driving tour (available in CD or digital download)

Quilt Gardens

It’s free, it’s fun and it’s fantastic!

Quilt Gardens


friendly hometown hospitality


Our History

Buggies clattering along country roads here are idyllic reminders of this region's rich Amish heritage of hard work, devotion to family and a simple life lived well. Yet there’s more to the Elkhart County story.

Our History


Experience vacation variety with activities galore.


Gateway Mile

A set-your-own-pace walking tour.

Gateway Mile

Itins & Top Tens

Find the best of everything here.

Itins & Top Tens

Zumba Fitness!

Multiple Dates 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

De-stress, lose weight, make new friends and so much more. That is what the Zumba® program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning, dance fitness party that is moving millions of people toward joy and health! Come join Pamela Sanchez and see for yourself what Zumba® has in store for you! Continuous sessions are offered on Mondays at 7:45 pm and Wednesdays at 6:45 pm at our Downtown Studio, 216 S. Main Street in Goshen. Register for an entire session at a reduced rate, or pay the $6 drop-in rate at class. Register at the Goshen Parks & Recreation Department Office, 607 West Plymouth Avenue, or at class with the instructor. Fall Session I: September 22 - October 21 (10 classes) $50 Fall Session II: October 26 - December 16 (14 classes; no class November 23 & 25) $70 Winter Session I: January 4 - February 10 (12 classes) $60 Winter Session II: February 15 - March 23 (12 classes) $60

Shipshewana Horse Auction

Multiple Dates 9:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Every Friday, horse lovers from all over the United States join us for our weekly auction of Driving, Work and Saddle horses and Ponies. The auction begins at 9am with Tack in the Livestock Barn.

Shipshewana Livestock Auction

Multiple Dates 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Held every Wednesday year-round, the auction begins at 10am with Hay followed by the selling of Livestock: 11am Feeder Pigs 12:30pm Feeder Cattle 2:30pm Veal, Sheep, Lambs, Goats 4pm Butcher Bulls & Cows, Fat Cattle

Shipshewana Misc. & Antique Auction

Multiple Dates 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Held every Wednesday year-round, first bids begin at 9am sharp with the ring of the auction bell where 9-10 auctioneers auction off antiques and treasures of all kinds!

#ShopLocal - From The Heart!

Feb 11th - Feb 13th, 2016 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

When you choose to shop and eat downtown, you keep our local economy strong. Your dollars stay here, creating jobs and building a vibrant community. And for this Valentine's season, we could be giving you a gift - how about a pair of tickets to the 2016 Elkhart Jazz Festival! Shop for your Valentine or enjoy a dinner date Feb. 11-13 and you can enter a drawing for two jazz festival passes (valued at up to $300). Ask merchants for full details! * Subject to participation by individual stores and restaurants; winner to be drawn the week of Feb. 15 and announced on Downtown Elkhart's Facebook page.  

Craft Corner at the Elkhart Public Library

Feb 13th - Feb 13th, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This is a project that will take from 5 minutes to 30 minutes to do depending on your child. Drop in, do the project and leave when you are finished.

Along the Heritage Trail

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  • Do you love art?#INAmishCountry there are many opportunities to enjoy, shop or create art. One of those opportunities is happening soon! March 12th to be exact.Don't miss this event if you love art. Featuring over 40 artists plus giveaways, prizes & wine so be sure to bring a friend!http://bit.ly/242vN4n

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  • For all of you going to the Shipshewana Quilt Festival- The Carriage House has announced their demos/quilting/meal options for INDIVIDUALS during the week of the Festival. ANY size of family, couple, small groups can call Elaine and join. (and if you know anything about our Amish families that provide meals- this type of experience is usually reserved for groups of 10 or more)This is only available for July 20-25, 2016- and you MUST MAKE A RESERVATION. Each option is offered each day of the festival.DINING & QUILTING BEE:8:30 am - 10:30 am, $18: Quilting Bee & Cinnamon Roll11 am - 1 pm, $28: Quilting Bee & Lunch6 pm - 8 pm, $30: Quilting Bee & DinnerCall 260-768-8199 Ext. 2128 (like most Amish Families that have phones for their business, you will have to leave a message and Elaine will get back with you.)

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