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

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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)

Quilt Gardens

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

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Quilt Gardens

Downtowns

friendly hometown hospitality

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Downtowns

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

Pumpkinvine

Experience vacation variety with activities galore.

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Pumpkinvine

Gateway Mile

A set-your-own-pace walking tour.

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Gateway Mile

Itins & Top Tens

Find the best of everything here.

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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 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.

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!

Shipshewana Flea Market

Multiple Dates 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Midwest's Largest Flea Market, Top 10 Things to do in Indiana and Leisure and Travel say it is one of the best Flea Markets in the country! With over 900 vendors, the possibilities are endless; landscaping, fresh produce, art, home decor, furniture, crafts, antiques, jewelry and so much more! Open Tuesday and Wednesday, 8am-5pm, May 3 through Oct. 1

Deadline to submit exhibitors application for EnviroFest 2016

May 12th - Jun 13th, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Calling all businesses and organizations committed to sustainability, the environment, and community in Michiana! The Elkhart Environmental Center is currently seeking vendors and exhibitors for EnviroFest. If you offer products, services, or information related to sustainability, the environment, and the local community, you are encouraged to apply. Booths promoting environmental and community-based organizations, sustainability initiatives, environmental education, energy efficiency, alternative energy, waste reduction and recycling, water conservation, organic or locally produced foods, environmentally-friendly products and services, and recycled or repurposed art are a great fit. The deadline to apply is Monday, June 13th. EnviroFest will be Friday, July 15 from 5:30 – 9:00 PM at the Wellfield Botanic Gardens. The event includes live music, family-friendly entertainment, kid’s activities, local food and more! For more information, contact Ericka Popovich at (574) 293-5070 or send an email to Ericka.popovich@coei.org. Applications are available at www.elkhartindiana.org/EnviroFest. The Wellfield Botanic Gardens are located at 1011 North Main Street in Elkhart.

Memorial Day at Amish Acres

Multiple Dates 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Make This Memorial Day Weekend Memorable Down on the Farm Veterans or those in active military eat FREE with the purchase of one Thresher’s Dinner! Just print off this page and present it at the restaurant desk upon arrival. Valid Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day Only through sacrifices made by patriotic Americans over the centuries can one imagine the freedom to live and worship as one pleases. In the German One Room Schoolhouse, school’s out! Though a Flag Coloring Contest will be in session – celebrate our great symbol of hope and freedom while testing your coloring skills. The teeter totter will be in constant motion, horseshoes will clink, the kids can milk Betsy the Cow and harness Henry the Wooden Horse, a pick-up volley ball game and pin the tail on the donkey have no age limit. The city of Nappanee is holding its annual Memorial Day parade at 10:30am, starting in the parking lot of the Nappanee Elementary School. The parade will go west on Centennial St. to Main St., then south to Lincoln St, and then ending at Nappanee City Hall. It’ll be followed by a memorial service at 11am. Children stay free and receive Amish Acres portion of the package for $25. Memorial Day Package includes Guided Amish House & Farm Tour National Register of Historic Places Farmstead Documentary Films covering Four Centuries of Amish History and Culture Farm Wagon Tou Amish Horse & Buggy Ride* One Room School House Domestic Craft Demonstrations Award Winning Family Style Threshers Dinner Live Musical Production in The Round Barn Theatre** (Celebrating 29 Years of Plain and Fancy) One Night's Lodging at The Inn at Amish Acres or The Nappanee Inn Complimentary Breakfast at the Inn Valuable Shopping Coupons (Worth over $50 in savings)

Along the Heritage Trail

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