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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)

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Epic Art Adventures

Epic Art Adventures along the Heritage Trail You’ll be captivated at every turn as you discover the amazing public art along the Heritage Trail. 56 Seward Johnson life-size bronze sculptures and a 25-foot tall, 27,000 pound monumental scale sculpture. Viewable FREE Now - October 20 EpicArtAdventures.com

Shipshewana Horse Auction

Multiple Dates 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

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 10:30 am with Tack in the Livestock Barn.

Sculpture in the Gardens: Heavy Metal at Wellfield Botanic Gardens

Multiple Dates 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Wellfield Botanic Gardens is pleased to announce a NEW, collaborative sculpture exhibit, on display from May 13 through September 30, 2017. Presented by the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau, with support from Vision in Mission and Goshen College, the exhibit features ten large, metallic sculptures positioned thoughtfully around the gardens for viewing enjoyment. All sculptures incorporate ‘found’ or repurposed materials, an important component for sustainability of our natural resources! John Mishler photoTwo of the pieces were created by nationally renowned art sculptor John Mishler, who specializes in the use of the common metals including aluminum, copper, steel, and stainless steel to create both abstract and symbolic works of art. Many of John’s outdoor pieces incorporate kinetic energy and have moving parts that turn with the wind. The “moving sculptures” have become John’s trademark. He has works in many public and corporate collections such as ESPN Zone, Chicago; Andrew Corp., Orland Park, IL; City of Elkhart, IN; Wisconsin Percent for Art Commission, U of Wisconsin; Madison & Walker & Co., and Reston, VA. He has works in private collections across the US, Canada & the South of France. Mishler’s sculptures will be accompanied by eight additional large-scale sculptures created by John’s former students and colleagues from the Goshen, Indiana area. Sculptures are numbered 1 through 10 and can be viewed (in order) walking counter-clockwise around the Garden’s main walkway. The exhibit is free with admission to the Gardens.

The Home Game at the Bluegate

Multiple Dates 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

A son's journey, a father's hope. For as long as he can remember, handsome LEVI TROYER has loved playing baseball. He daydreams about playing in the major leagues, but with his father's expectations that he remain on the farm, he manages to keep most of his dreaming in check. All of that changes when a sports talent scout happens into town one day and catches sight of Levi's amazing fast ball. Impressed with both his pitching and batting skills, the talent scout offers Levi a deal he can't refuse. With the decision fully Levi's, how will he choose between his father's wishes of an Amish life and his own deepest dreams? What will it cost him? Levi's journey is one you won't soon forget in Blue Gate's newest musical, THE HOME GAME - A Son's Journey, A Father's Hope. Filled with laughter and drama, this newest Blue Gate production is sure to hit it out of the park!

Elkhart County 4-H Fair

Multiple Dates 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Non-stop action and 9 days of family fun are guaranteed at one of the largest county fairs in the nation. Kids show off prize farm animals from plump pigs to sleek horses, folks flock to the grandstand to watch rodeos, harness racing, tractor-pulls, a demolition derby and top name entertainers. A bounty of fair foods, plenty of demonstrations and a giant midway complete the experience.

Camp Mack Dadirri Camp (Advanced Survivor)

Jul 23rd - Jul 29th, 2017 2:00 PM - 10:30 AM

This camp is for those students that have completed grades seven through twelve. Imagine being so attuned with God's creation that you can read the stories written on the landscape and hear creation's rhythm and songs. This is what it means to embody what aboriginal Australians called Dadirri. Experience how connection with creation deepens our worship, Bible study and community. Dadirri Camp is a full mind-body-heart experience that will make God more real than you ever imagined. Campers from Brethren Heights will join campers from Camp Mack. Prerequisite: Attended Survivor Camp and/or proficiency in selected wilderness skills.

Mennonite Girls Can Cook: A Musical at the Bluegate

Multiple Dates 10:58 AM - 11:58 AM

Now from Blue Gate Musicals: something completely different. Mennonite Girls Can Cook!Watch the excitement, confusion, and just plain frantic fun when a small town cable cooking show, hosted by two Mennonite women, attracts the attention of a Hollywood producer. This idea recipe for hilarity will make you laugh your spatulas off as these lovely ladies gear up for the "Big Time" - and do their best to deal with their starstruck neighbors, who compete for their own fifteen minutes of fame. From the same team that brought you "Half-Stitched" and "Josiah For President", this brand new one act comedy joins faith, food, and friendship, and is inspired by the popular blog and subsequent cookbook "Mennonite Girls Can Cook," by Lovella Schellenberg and published by Herald Press

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