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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


Only in Amish Country

“As seen in the Chicago Tribune” Slow your pace and simply enjoy the “simple.” A free Heritage Trail audio driving tour is a great place to start.

Only in Amish Country


Experience vacation variety with activities galore.


Pizza Wars

Vote for Northern Indiana’s best pizza! Voters have narrowed the field to the eight best pizzas in seven northern Indiana counties. Each will go head to head in a bracket-style voting contest to decide who has the best pizza in the region. Voting begins June 12.

Elkhart County Pizza Wars
Pizza Wars

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

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!”

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.

Bicycle Stunt Artist Special Event at Shipshewana Flea Market

Jun 30th - Jul 1st, 2015 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

3 Shows Daily June 30 at 11 am; 1:30 pm, and 4 pm July 1 at 9:30 am, 12 pm and 2:30 pm Over the past decade professional stunt cyclist Chris Clark has competed around the world and entertained thousands at events like the Gravity Games, the Vans Warped Tour, New York’s Times Square Parade and even the Olympic Games! Each 30 minute show is a breathtaking display of balance and agility as Chris maneuvers his bike and body over his custom built ramps and obstacles, displaying the skills he has acquired in his years of national and international competitive experience. Chris even gets the audience involved by including volunteers from the crowd as part of the show. Each demonstration is followed by an autograph session and give-away of free merchandise. Attendees will also have the chance to enter to win Chris’ personal ride, valued at over $3000!

Exercise in the Garden

Multiple Dates 5:30 AM - 6:00 AM

Are you looking to start exercising? Or do you want to get back into exercising? Join Dr. Mark Lindholm from Natural Health Family Chiropractic (NHFC) at Wellfield Botanic Gardens (WBG) every Tuesday morning in June at 5:30 am to learn the latest strategies for getting the most of your time spent exercising. Dr. Lindholm is committed to empowering his patients with health solutions for a more abundant overall life. These 30 minute classes are structured to teach participants movements you can do on your own at home to continue your routine after the classes conclude. All levels of fitness are welcome, from beginners to experienced fitness buffs. Dr. Lindholm is engaging the class in High Intensity Interval Training and will require some vigorous exercise. Classes are free and no registration is required. Please dress for the weather and exercise. Wear closed toed tennis-shoes. Arrive a little before class is scheduled to begin. For more information contact NHFC at 574-262-4402 or visit WBG website www.wellfieldgardens.org.

Independence Day Extended Flea Market

Jun 30th - Jun 30th, 2015 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).

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    2015 #quiltgardens fun fact: Largest #quiltgarden@Essenhaus Hands all Around exceeds 3,200 square feet. http://t.co/vD8cgdGZKh

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    Another great reason to go to @IechydDaBrew when you're #INAmishCountry. https://t.co/jG7uH2trVQ

  • July is National Hotdog Month. You can try any of these great places for a great hotdog. ~Mindy

  • Our good friends at Carriage House have agreed to hosting couples & smaller groups for in-home meals this summer. Their first meal is July 2 at noon.The cost per person is $30 (Adult); $10 (Child) -Tax & tip additionalPayment must be in cash (No credit cards are accepted)All questions/reservations must go directly through Carriage House: 260.768.8199 X2128 (Note that because this is an Amish home, you must leave a message and wait for a call back to confirm your reservation).A Carriage House meal experience is truly unique. The Jones home is warm and welcoming with many locally made quilts on display and is surrounded by Amish farms. Elaine and her son Seth are very gracious hosts and are happy to chat about their lives and time permitting may even share aspects of their farm. ~Mindy

  • Bristol Homecoming Festival is July 9-11.Spread the word about this great small town festival! There is lots to do and see. The schedule is posted on their facebook page.~Mindy

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    @ElkhartCo4HFair Thanks for the follow!

  • Hope you get out and enjoy all the great summer fun #INAmishCountry has to offer. ~Mindy

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    2015 #quiltgardens fact: The gardens cover 23,000 square feet of soil planted with an estimated 150,000 annuals. http://t.co/XZ85bitmyp

  • This weekend #INAmishCountry:Plays: Josiah for President Blue Gate Restaurant & Theater; Grease Amish Acres Round Barn TheatreFriday: Jeff & Sheri Easter at the Blue Gate; Don't Kick the Turkey's Essenhaus Heritage Hall; Peter Pan with organist Brett Valliant The Lerner TheatreSaturday: Coffee on the Piazza Ruthmere Museum; Color for Kids 5K run and Summer Saturdays in Downtown Elkhart; 2015 Run-Walk-Fly 5K by Rotors N Ribs at Goshen Municipal Airport; Arts on the Millrace in Goshen Sunday: Disney's Camp Rock by Premier Arts at the LernerFind out more about these events at our website.~Mindy

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    @SonjaMidtune And really, you should think of it as your birth MONTH, not just day. :D