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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!

Quilt Gardens


friendly hometown hospitality



You’ll find everything RV here in the RV Capital



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

Spring Hall of Fame RV Show

Multiple Dates 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The 3rd Annual Spring Hall of Fame RV Show returns to the RV/MH Hall of Fame. Featuring hundreds of brand new RV's from 10 of northern Indiana's finest dealers. You will see the best travel trailers, motor homes, fifth wheels, park models & toy haulers - all in one place. Buy it where it's built and save on your new RV! Check out the campground exhibits and pick a destination for your next family adventure!

Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival

Apr 24th - Apr 26th, 2015 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Tour maple sugar camps, take a ride in an Amish buggy, munch free kettle popped corn as the parade goes by and enjoy lively entertainment. Be sure to take home a jug of maple syrup or bag of giant maple syrup flavored jellybeans.

Midwest Museum of American Art presents "An Artist's Still Life"

Multiple Dates 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

“An Artist’s Still Life” is an exhibit of sixty pieces featuring paintings, drawings, and prints depicting inanimate objects by artists who have worked over the past 100+ years in America. The exhibit opens on Friday, April 3 and will continue on view through the museum’s 36th Anniversary and conclude on Sunday, July 12.

Curator Chat, The Original People: Paleoindians to Potawatomi

Apr 28th - Apr 28th, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Get a guided tour of our new exhibit, The Original People: Paleoindians to Potawatomi, from our Curators. You'll hear about the research they did, how they selected artifacts, and how they created the exhibit.

Essenhaus Spring Fashion Show

Multiple Dates 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Fashion show, delicious Essenhaus meal, gift ideas, show specials, 20% off shopping pass, decorating & floral tips & door prizes! Guest registration opens on Monday, February 25th, 2013 @ 8am.

Lunchtime Live! Featuring Swingin' Senior Saxes and Heart City Brass

Apr 29th - Apr 29th, 2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Edward Jones Investments presents Lunchtime Live! Featuring Swingin' Senior Saxes and Heart City Brass. The Swingin' Senior Saxes & Company (SSS & Co) started as a sax choir shortly after Pauls Schulz and Larry Shaeffer founded the New Horizons Band of Elkhart in 2000. The original membership was saxophones only, and was called a saxophone choir. After a couple of weeks, Norm Heaton on drums and Al Norris on piano were added. Since then, more saxophones, a clarinet. trumpet and bass have been added, so that the current group consists of 12 people, all of them members of the New Horizons Band, playing music from the 1900;s to the 1970's and 80's. Some of the tunes are stock arrangements and some are arranged by Al Norris. The group plays at retirement homes, nursing homes, churches, and service clubs. The present group consists of 12 members, as follows: Alto Sax: Wayne Stutsman, Betty Plunkett, Duane Peterson, Jane Slabaugh; Tenor Sax: Jim Blacklaw, Leonard Skinner, Marlene Schroeder; Clarinet: Judy Defries; Trumpet: Karen Wesdorp; Bass: Jim Baker; Drums: Norm Heaton; Piano, arranger, & director: Al Norris

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  • 2013 Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail

    More than a million vibrant blooms • 20 gigantic gardens and 22 hand-painted super-sized murals • 7 welcoming communities • Annually May 30 - October 1 Visit QuiltGardens.com for more information

  • This weekend #INAmishCountry:Festivals: Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival; Kite Komotion in ShipshewanaFriday and Saturday: David Pendleton at the Blue Gate Restaurant & TheaterAll weekend: Spring RV Show at RV/MH Hall Of FameFriday: Maple City Arbor Day Festival in Goshen at 5 p.m.at Rieth Interpretive Center Saturday: Intro into Ikebana at Wellfield Botanic Gardens, Inc; Elkhart Environmental Center Arbor Day Celebration; Today's Best and Most Country B100 Fun in the Sun Recreation Show and Super Hero Saturday Concord Mall; Here Come the Mummies at The Lerner Theatre.Hope you all have a great and wonderful weekend. To find our more about the above events, please visit our event page.

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  • Third annual Spring RV show is HERE!RV/MH Hall Of Fame

  • Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail

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