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Your guide to bringing the zing to the holiday party!

Posted on Friday, November 17th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Middlebury, Nappanee, Shopping, Unique Shopping

Your guide to bringing the zing to the holiday party!

Don’t let the holidays stress you out. Make it easy on yourself and be a holiday hero with a stop at one (or all) of these shops! Meat-ing of the minds Serve a plate full of savory goodness with a quick stop at Old Hoosier Meats in Middlebury for an unbelievable selection of deli meats … Continued

Shopaholics Rejoice!

Posted on Friday, November 10th, 2017 in Shopping, Unique Shopping

Shopaholics Rejoice!

The Secret to Finding those Hidden Treasures along the Heritage Trail is Here! Who doesn’t love a little retail therapy? With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s the perfect season (or excuse) to get out and shop till you drop. Break out of the big box and discover one-of-a-kind gifts and goodies galore in the unique … Continued

Five Amazing Places to Complete Your Christmas Shopping

Posted on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 in Shopping, Unique Shopping

Five Amazing Places to Complete Your Christmas Shopping

Start with the candy If there’s a candy in this world, you can probably find it at the Wakarusa Dime Store. Your childhood favorites? Yep, they’ve got it. For hand-dipped chocolates, there’s no place like Olympia Candy Kitchen in Goshen for a box of turtles and a phosphate from their old-fashioned soda fountain. Don’t forget … Continued

Blue Gate founder wins prestigious honor; Nappanee Apple Festival up for best in state

Posted on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Places to eat, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country

Blue Gate founder wins prestigious honor; Nappanee Apple Festival up for best in state

  By Terry T. Mark Riegsecker earns state’s highest tourism honor Mel Riegsecker, the founder of Blue Gate Hospitality, was humbled by his selection as the 2017 recipient of the Will Koch Tourism Leadership Award, the most prestigious honor in the state of Indiana in the tourism field. “Make sure that the people that come … Continued

Where to find the best fresh produce in Elkhart County

Posted on Thursday, June 29th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Unique Shopping, Wakarusa

Where to find the best fresh produce in Elkhart County

By Amy Wenger Ah, summer … the season that seemingly takes far too long to arrive, is finally here. Folks have cleaned up their grills, brought out the patio furniture, and spent time lounging poolside basking in the long, leisurely daylight hours. And what better way to complement those summer grilling nights, cookouts and camping … Continued

Best of Elkhart County’s urban-rural fusion shine in new TV commercial

Posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 in Amish, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Places to eat, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Unique Shopping, Wakarusa

Best of Elkhart County’s urban-rural fusion shine in new TV commercial

By Terry T. Mark People in the greater Chicago and Indianapolis region are getting a taste of the eclectic dining, music and shopping scene in Elkhart County thanks to a partnership between the Elkhart County Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. A TV commercial featuring footage from Amish Acres, Artisan, … Continued

Top 10 hidden gems along the Heritage Trail

Posted on Thursday, May 4th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Places to eat, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Wakarusa

Top 10 hidden gems along the Heritage Trail

  By Sara Wakefield Here are the top 10 places along the Heritage Trail that I (and my friends) think more people should know about. While these Heritage Trail gems are not exactly hidden, they’re definitely off the beaten path. In the order of the Heritage Trail driving tour, which starts at the Elkhart County … Continued

Grab your essential guide to Elkhart County in 2017 today

Posted on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 in Amish, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Places to eat, Quilt Garden Tour, RV Resources, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Things to do near Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Unique Shopping, Wakarusa, Where To Stay

Grab your essential guide to Elkhart County in 2017 today

By Terry T. Mark Adventure starts here How do you know it’s almost summer? Around here, we say it’s when the 2017 area guide comes out. Heritage Trail Adventures started arriving at local businesses, restaurants and shops in late February. It’s 68 pages of great information about the best places to dine out, see a … Continued

Marketing campaigns add heat to downtown dining, entertainment

Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Places to eat, Quilt Garden Tour, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Unique Shopping, Wakarusa, Where To Stay

  By Terry T. Mark Turning up the heat Forget the February chill, exciting new initiatives highlighting romance, downtown arts and culture, and the outdoors will boost all corners of Elkhart County in the coming weeks and months. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we launched a social, digital and print campaign in mid-January highlighting experiences … Continued

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