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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


Outdoor Adventures

“As seen in the Chicago Tribune” Outdoor adventures along the Heritage Trail

Wellfield Sculptures
Outdoor Adventures


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

Josiah for President: a Musical

Multiple Dates 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM

When former Congressman Mark Stedman throws in the towel on his presidential campaign, his only choice is to return to his home state and decide how to spend the rest of his life ... until he meets Josiah Stoltzfus, an Amish farmer from Pennsylvania. Stedman learns more from Josiah in a few hours than in his many years in office. He comes to the conclusion that someone like Josiah should be running the country. Not a career politician, but someone with a little old-fashioned common sense, someone who’s not afraid of rolling up his sleeves and getting his hands dirty. Someone like Josiah Stoltzfus. Using his old campaign headquarters for a base, Mark Stedman determines to introduce a new candidate to America. Without Josiah’s consent or knowledge, he becomes a write-in candidate for the Presidency. Mark pledges to do everything in his power to make sure Josiah gets elected. But can a plain man of faith turn the tide of politics and become the leader of America, and what w

Shipshewana Flea Market 2015 Season

Multiple Dates 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 8 am - 5 pm, May 5 - October 3. This year's flea market features 4 extended market dates including Memorial Day (May 25-27); Independence Day (June 30-July 4); Labor Day (Sept. 7-Sept. 9); and 2015 Flea Market Season Finale Days/Fall Crafters Showcase (Sept. 29-Oct. 3).

Grease at Amish Acres' Round Barn Theatre

Multiple Dates 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Featuring “Summer Nights” “Grease Lightning” “It’s Raining on Prom Night,” and all of the unforgettable songs made popular by the film adaptation, Grease tells the story of “Bad Boy” Danny Zuko and his unlikely love affair with “Girl Next Door” Sandy Dumbrowski. As they navigate the complexities of love in 1958, the Burger Palace Boys and Pink Ladies tackle many other social issues including friendship, gang violence and teenage pregnancy. So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand-jive the night away with the show that will make you want to stand up and shout, “A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, A-wop-bam-boom!”

July Military Special

Multiple Dates 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Free Time Kids Playcare is giving you Freedom for the entire month of July (we are closed on July 4th). Come in and Buy One Hour of Drop-In Care and Get One Hour of Drop-In Care Free. Also save 50% off our Memberships during the month of July. Proof of military service (current or former) is required. Max of one hour free, per child, per day. Cannot be combined with any other offer, coupon or discount.

Steel Magnolias Drama at Essenhaus' Heritage Hall

Multiple Dates 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Join us to enjoy this memorable performance that is based on a fictional tight-knit southern community. You'll be introduced to Annelle, a recent beauty school graduate who is hired by Truvy to work in her salon. M'Lynn, matriarch of the group, is helping her daughter, Shelby, prepare for her upcoming wedding. They'll be joined in the salon by Weeza, a grouchy two-time widow and Clairee, a cheerful widow who enjoys taking cracks at Weeza whenever possible. Watch, laugh, listen and enjoy as these women come together to prepare for Shelby's wedding day and as time passes, births and deaths that impact each of their lives.

Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail

Multiple Dates 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

The Quilt Gardens... along the Heritage Trail joins quilting, gardening and art into a one-of-a-kind event. A colorful patchwork of quilt inspired gardens and quilt-themed murals linked by the roads that form the Heritage Trail. Every quilt garden and quilt mural has its own intricate pattern, many are original designs, and each has its own unique story. Each of the seven unique communities that host quilt gardens & murals has its own special character and fun finds you’ll want to explore.

Along the Heritage Trail

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  • This weeekend #INAmishCountryFriday: Bellamy Brothersat the Blue Gate Restaurant & Theater; Steel Magnolias at Essenhaus's Heritage Hall; Middlebury 3rd Fridays; Legally Blonde at the The Lerner Theatre by Premier Arts; Zombie Prom at the Bristol Opera House by Elkhart Civic Theatre; Summer Dance Elkhart in Downtown ElkhartSaturday: Coffee on the Piazza at Ruthmere Museum; Gateway Mile Auto Fest in Downtown Elkhart; Legally Blonde at the Lerner Theatre by Premier Arts; Zombie Prom at the Bristol Opera House by Elkhart Civic Theatre; Music on the Patio McCarthy's on the RiverwalkSunday: Legally Blonde by Premier Arts at the Lerner Theatre; Zobmie Prom at the Bristol Opera House by Elkhart Civic Theatre.Hope you have a great weekend.

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