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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

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.

Standardbred Horse Sale

Mar 25th - Mar 25th, 2017 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Saturday Standardbred auction. Preview and driving 7am-9:30am. To consign a horse, call Dale Chupp: 260-499-0093.

28th Anniversary Sale at Weaver Furniture Barn

Multiple Dates 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Come to Weaver Furniture Barn to celebrate our 28th Anniversary! We're offering 12 months free financing, raffling off a vacation to Disney World, and offering free BBQ sandwiches and drinks. Refreshments served 11 am-5 pm Friday and Saturday. Pop a balloon to reveal savings up to $500!

Seasonal Hours Announced at The Pier & Back Porch

Multiple Dates 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Beginning Monday, January 2, The Pier Restaurant and Bar will be closed each Monday. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the restaurant and bar will be open from 3:00pm until 8:30pm. Thursdays, lunch will be available from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and dinner service will begin at 5:00 p.m. and run through 8:30 p.m. with the bar remaining open until 10:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, lunch can be enjoyed from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with dinner being served 5:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. and the bar being open until 11:30 p.m. Each Sunday, lunch will be available from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at which time the restaurant and bar will cease operating until Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. The complimentary Continental breakfast offered to hotel guests will be available from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. weekdays with the breakfast buffet being offered to hotel guests and local residents Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Watch for early spring and summer hours to be announced in mid-March, 2017. Summer seasonal hours will begin again in the early spring and continue until early fall. Oakwood Resort is beautifully positioned in Syracuse on the edge of Lake Wawasee, Indiana’s largest natural lake. Offering 77 spacious guest rooms, 35,000 square feet of meeting space, a waterfront restaurant, full-service Aveda salon and spa, the 27-acre resort has become a premier northern Indiana destination for corporate clients, families and leisure travelers.

Youth Art in Elkhart at the Midwest Museum of American Art

Multiple Dates 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Midwest Museum of American Art presents the annual exhibition of art work selected from five area high schools’ art education programs. This year 146 students were selected to exhibit works of art in all media. The exhibit is an annual observance of Youth Art in the Elkhart area high schools and provides an opportunity for students, grades 9 through 12, who have realized success in art to have their work exhibited in a museum setting. During Youth Art Month, attention is focused on the vitally important work carried on in the area of art education throughout the year. Art education in general, and Youth Art in Elkhart in particular, are uniquely capable of bringing about many of the goals of public education, including goals of self-esteem, visual awareness, fostering critical thinking skills, and appreciation of individual differences. For the thirteenth year, there will be a $500 Art Scholarship Award, named in honor of Phillip Monteith, given by the Elkhart Evening Optimists to a graduating Senior going on to attend an art school or a university art program. Finally for the eleventh year, Artist, Kathleen Zienty will present the Robert & Mary Boyer Youth Art Awards to four students in the exhibition. Two Tom Grove Memorial Awards for photography will be given to honor the late Elkhart Art Educator this year. Sponsors for Youth Art in Elkhart 2017 include Elkhart Luncheon Optimists, Elkhart Evening Optimists, June Holloway-Oklahoma City, Northern Box Company, Abby Thomas-Elkhart, Robert & Mary Boyer Youth Art Fund, and State Farm Insurance Agent, Rocky Enfield.

Youth Art in Elkhart at the Midwest Museum of American Art

Multiple Dates 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Midwest Museum of American Art presents the annual exhibition of art work selected from five area high schools’ art education programs. This year 146 students were selected to exhibit works of art in all media. The exhibit is an annual observance of Youth Art in the Elkhart area high schools and provides an opportunity for students, grades 9 through 12, who have realized success in art to have their work exhibited in a museum setting. During Youth Art Month, attention is focused on the vitally important work carried on in the area of art education throughout the year. Art education in general, and Youth Art in Elkhart in particular, are uniquely capable of bringing about many of the goals of public education, including goals of self-esteem, visual awareness, fostering critical thinking skills, and appreciation of individual differences. For the thirteenth year, there will be a $500 Art Scholarship Award, named in honor of Phillip Monteith, given by the Elkhart Evening Optimists to a graduating Senior going on to attend an art school or a university art program. Finally for the eleventh year, Artist, Kathleen Zienty will present the Robert & Mary Boyer Youth Art Awards to four students in the exhibition. Two Tom Grove Memorial Awards for photography will be given to honor the late Elkhart Art Educator this year. Sponsors for Youth Art in Elkhart 2017 include Elkhart Luncheon Optimists, Elkhart Evening Optimists, June Holloway-Oklahoma City, Northern Box Company, Abby Thomas-Elkhart, Robert & Mary Boyer Youth Art Fund, and State Farm Insurance Agent, Rocky Enfield.

Along the Heritage Trail

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  • This weekend along the Heritage Trail:All weekend: Youth Art in #Elkhart at the Midwest Museum of American ArtFriday: Weaver Furniture Barn 28th Anniversary Special; Russ Taff Blue Gate Restaurant & Theatre; Saturday: Standard-bread Horse sale Shipshewana Auction & Flea MarketHave a great weekend.

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  • Woo-hoo! Iechyd Da Brewing Company and Pizzeria Venturi made Yelp's list of top 50 places to eat in Indiana in 2017!