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Cities & Towns

The Welcome Mat is Always Out You’ll soon realize that while our communities are connected by several common threads – friendly hometown hospitality, for one – they each claim their own distinct personality.

Cities & Towns

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.

Pumpkinvine

Itins & Top Tens

Find the best of everything here.

Itins & Top Tens

Amish Culture

Horse-drawn buggies clattering down rural lanes, men sporting suspenders and broad-brimmed straw hats, women clad in simple homemade dresses and modest bonnets, tables groaning under a bounty of fresh-from-the-farm food.

Amish Culture

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.

Heritage Trail
Drive The Heritage Trail

Fall is fun in Elkhart County

Whether you have an hour or two, a day or an entire weekend, gather the family and hit the road for an autumn adventure along the Heritage Trail.

Blue Star Museum Program at Ruthmere Museum

Multiple Dates 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Beardsley family has a long tradition of civic involvement -- the idea of America as a unique political experiment is reflected in this series of celebrations honoring our country and the men and women who serve it. Ruthmere is a proud participant in the Blue Star Museum program -- free admission to all active duty service men and women including their families. On the following listed holidays, each visitor will receive a free American flag with their tour. May 25th Beginning of Blue Star Museums, May 26th Memorial Day Observed, June 14th - Flag Day, July Independence Day (observed July 3rd), Sepember11th - Patriot Day, and November 11th Veterans Day (observed November 10th)

Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Market

Multiple Dates 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fridays & Saturdays, October 4 – December 7 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Open Nov 9 until 5:00 pm)\ After the outdoor flea market season ends, some of the vendors are heading across the street for the Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Market during the fall / holiday season! Shop 50-60 vendors who carry unique gifts, local crafts and a variety of other goods inside the Farmstead Expo Barn. Stock up on Christmas and holiday gifts! Admission and parking are FREE. The outdoor pavilion will also be open for vendors to set up in, weather permitting. Interested in becoming an indoor market vendor? Call 260.768.4129 for more information.  

Essenhaus' Holiday Home and Fall Fashion Show

Multiple Dates 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Sponsored by the Essenhaus Village Shops, join us for this annual event that combines fashion, home decor, dining, instruction, door prizes and a lot of fun! Get inspired with seasonal apparel trends, designs and accents for the home and wardrobe. Four different show times are available over three days. Wednesday 11 a.m. Thursday 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Friday 10 a.m.

A Reading Adventure: Trail Tales in Middlebury

Multiple Dates 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Bring the family to Riverbend Park to walk along the trail of story book pages. Read an entire children's book as you combine your reading experience with a walk through a beautiful, natural setting. Books will be changed periodically so stop by on a regular basis!

Knollbrook Farms Corn Maze

Multiple Dates 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Fall Fun Activities: 12-Acre Corn Maze Challenge our twelve-acre mazes with over 5+ miles of the pathway. Our 2019 corn maze celebrates Fun on the Farm. Cozy Up to a Bonfire Knollbrook Farms now has fire pits/bonfires available for rent! They make a perfect headquarters while the group enjoys all the farm has to offer! Only $10 for a 2-hour time slot with wood provided! Other Fun Activities Include: Cow Train Rides ($1 per person) Enjoy a stroll through the woods out to the Pumpkin Patch Pick your own Perfect Pumpkin! Visit our Farm Animal Petting Areas Try your hand at the Pumpkin SlingShot! Race around the Tricycle Track and-new this year-Challenge Your Kids to a Duck Race See the workings of a real Dairy Farm You can also select from a variety of pumpkins, gourds, mums & other fall decorations in our farm market, along with great snacks and treats!

A-mazing Acres Corn Maze

Multiple Dates 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

90+ A-Mazing acres in beautiful southern Michigan — with a corn maze, pumpkin patch, and 45+ attractions. The farm opens each year in the Fall for a traditional harvest season celebration … and more! Real working farm located just 8 miles east of Edwardsburg in Cass County. Family entertainment at its best!

Extra Fee Activities

HyStryker Gem Mining Hay Ride Cow Train Ride Apple Cannon   Days and Hours Wednesday-Friday: 4-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Last ticket sold at the posted closing time; farm closes 1 hour later.

Along the Heritage Trail