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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


Outdoor Adventures

“As seen in the Chicago Tribune” Outdoor adventures along the Heritage Trail

Wellfield Sculptures
Outdoor Adventures


Experience vacation variety with activities galore.


Gateway Mile

A set-your-own-pace walking tour.

Gateway Mile

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

Shipshewana Flea Market 2015 Season

Multiple Dates 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).

Steel Magnolias Drama at Essenhaus' Heritage Hall

Multiple Dates 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Join us to enjoy this memorable performance that is based on a fictional tight-knit southern community. You'll be introduced to Annelle, a recent beauty school graduate who is hired by Truvy to work in her salon. M'Lynn, matriarch of the group, is helping her daughter, Shelby, prepare for her upcoming wedding. They'll be joined in the salon by Weeza, a grouchy two-time widow and Clairee, a cheerful widow who enjoys taking cracks at Weeza whenever possible. Watch, laugh, listen and enjoy as these women come together to prepare for Shelby's wedding day and as time passes, births and deaths that impact each of their lives.

In "Plein" Sight

Multiple Dates 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

IPAPA (Indiana Plein Air Painters Association) Annual Juried Member Show. Outstanding oils and watercolors rendered "en plain air" - outdoors. Dozens of works on display and for sale in a stunning historic gallery space.

Applications now being accepted for 2015 ElkhartWood Community Tree Planting Projects

Aug 27th - Sep 21st, 2015 8:17 AM - 5:00 PM

Applications are now being accepted for the October 2015 ElkhartWood Community Tree Planting Program. The program supports community tree planting projects in the Elkhart area on public and community spaces. Selected projects will receive up to 15 trees, technical assistance and education that includes proper planting and care of trees. Tree planting events will be scheduled during October. Through a partnership with NIPSCO, the ElkhartWood program will be expanding to include one community tree planting project on community owned space in addition to one project on public land. Projects for community spaces must be customers of NIPSCO. ElkhartWood is an exciting, community-driven program that connects the Elkhart community to the city forest. The program is a partnership between the City of Elkhart Forestry Division, the Elkhart Environmental Center (EEC), and the ElkhartWood Products Network. For more information about the ElkhartWood program and the 2015 application, please visit us online at www.elkhartindiana.org/EEC. The deadline for applications is Monday, September 21.

Shipshewana Corn Maze

Multiple Dates 3:57 PM - 4:57 PM

The Shipshewana Corn Maze is created  with the goal of quality family fun in the traditional American way. Our corn maze is a safe and relaxing event for the whole family and gives the next generation an understanding on how corn is grown and used in our food today. So how did we come up with the idea of a corn maze in such a unique design? In discussing the area events and attractions at a recent family gathering, the idea of a corn maze was born, and with some research we found Mazeplay. Mazeplay has designed many mazes across the country and thousands enjoy the fun every year. We are located in the downtown area of Shipshewana, home of 16 historical murals, 100 shops and many restaurants. Come enjoy the challenge of the maze, bring your family and friends, there is something for all ages to enjoy at the Shipshewana Corn Maze. Labor Day September 7, 2015 hours 10 a.m.-10 p.m. For school groups call for an appointment.  

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