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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

Zumba Fitness!

Multiple Dates 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

De-stress, lose weight, make new friends and so much more. That is what the Zumba® program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning, dance fitness party that is moving millions of people toward joy and health! Come join Pamela Sanchez and see for yourself what Zumba® has in store for you! Continuous sessions are offered on Mondays at 7:45 pm and Wednesdays at 6:45 pm at our Downtown Studio, 216 S. Main Street in Goshen. Register for an entire session at a reduced rate, or pay the $6 drop-in rate at class. Register at the Goshen Parks & Recreation Department Office, 607 West Plymouth Avenue, or at class with the instructor. Fall Session I: September 22 - October 21 (10 classes) $50 Fall Session II: October 26 - December 16 (14 classes; no class November 23 & 25) $70 Winter Session I: January 4 - February 10 (12 classes) $60 Winter Session II: February 15 - March 23 (12 classes) $60

Shipshewana Horse Auction

Multiple Dates 9:00 AM - 1:00 AM

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 9am with Tack in the Livestock Barn.

Shipshewana Livestock Auction

Multiple Dates 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Held every Wednesday year-round, the auction begins at 10am with Hay followed by the selling of Livestock: 11am Feeder Pigs 12:30pm Feeder Cattle 2:30pm Veal, Sheep, Lambs, Goats 4pm Butcher Bulls & Cows, Fat Cattle

Shipshewana Misc. & Antique Auction

Multiple Dates 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Held every Wednesday year-round, first bids begin at 9am sharp with the ring of the auction bell where 9-10 auctioneers auction off antiques and treasures of all kinds!

Early Child Learning Program

Multiple Dates 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

FTKP’s Early Child Learning program is for 2-3 year olds & gives children an opportunity to increase their language skills, interact with other children, build brain power & more. Daily planned activities include alphabet, number, shape & color recognition, understanding emotions & healthy eating habits. All activities are presented in a fun & explorative manner. Your child will not only have the opportunity to gain knowledge of the curriculum, but they will gain the socialization skills that is key in development. Small Group Sizes – we typically have 2 groups with 5 kids & 1 teacher. Flexible Schedules – have option of choosing which days of the week & which session you want your child to attend, on a weekly basis. Programs run Tuesday through Friday, beginning August 18th & runs through the school year. Members Cost: 1-2 days $15/day; 3 days $12/day; 4 days $9/day; plus option to purchase 2 additional hours of care for $10/day. Non Members Cost: 1-2 days $18/day; 3 days $15/day; 4 days $12/day; plus option to purchase 2 additional hours of care for $13/day. Registration & payment must be submitted by noon the Friday prior to the week attending.

#ShopLocal - From The Heart!

Feb 11th - Feb 13th, 2016 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

When you choose to shop and eat downtown, you keep our local economy strong. Your dollars stay here, creating jobs and building a vibrant community. And for this Valentine's season, we could be giving you a gift - how about a pair of tickets to the 2016 Elkhart Jazz Festival! Shop for your Valentine or enjoy a dinner date Feb. 11-13 and you can enter a drawing for two jazz festival passes (valued at up to $300). Ask merchants for full details! * Subject to participation by individual stores and restaurants; winner to be drawn the week of Feb. 15 and announced on Downtown Elkhart's Facebook page.  

Along the Heritage Trail

Follow Us Check out Amish Country on Facebook to find out great travel tips and vacation deals in the area.

  • Amish Country

    @Essenhaus has a special treat for #ValentinesDay. #INAmishCountry https://t.co/qQmio3Oq7n

  • You always can use fun stuff for camping! Next month, we'll start seeing our Canadian #RVers come down to look for their new RV's. Then, everyone else will start coming.And why not look for a few nifty gadgets for your new #RV.

  • Shipshewana Pajama Day is February 6. Start your morning in your jammies at 6 a.m. for great sales. Then, trek over to the Blue Gate Restaurant & Theatre for your morning breakfast. Their breakfast buffet will fuel you for the rest of the morning. As you stroll through the rest of Shipshewana, Indiana, make sure you stop at the Davis Mercantile for their sales. And get a pretzel at Jo Jo's Pretzels to revive your stamina. And rest assured, you'll be ready for bed when you get back home.

  • #INAmishCountry you can experience wonderful & often unique theater. Take "Guys on Ice" for example. This comedy is filled with interesting punch lines delivered musically. Shows start March 4th so get your tickets soon. http://bit.ly/1L6bDL0~Mike

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  • Do you have a case of cabin fever? Here is a list of fun filled winter activities to try out. http://bit.ly/1QcNau8~Mike

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    @GoshenParks has programs to keep you fit this winter. Check out their programs. https://t.co/gbRxUP56p4

  • Goshen First Fridays is tonight. From 5-9 downtown Goshen business will be indulging you.A great way to get prepared for Valentines Day.

  • Amish Country

    @CollinRaye sings tonight at 7pm @BlueGateTheater. #INAmishCountry https://t.co/KyF8ZcSPKr

  • They came to the Essenhaus and had pie. Wouldn't you do the same?