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The Old Faith, Hope, and Charity at Essenhaus’ Heritage Hall

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When country doctor Peter Farraday is faced with retirement, he begins a search for his replacement. The only interested candidate is Dr. Lorraine Marcus, a young physician fresh out of medical school and eager to be needed. When Farraday takes her on, there is a warmhearted grand collision of old ways and new ways. Witness … Continued

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Elkhart County 4-H Fair

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Non-stop action and 9 days of family fun are guaranteed at one of the largest county fairs in the nation.

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A Reading Adventure: Trail Tales in Middlebury

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Bring the family to Riverbend Park to walk along the trail of story book pages. Read an entire children’s book as you combine your reading experience with a walk through a beautiful, natural setting. Books will be changed periodically so stop by on a regular basis!

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Quilt Gardens and Murals Tour

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More than a million vibrant blooms • 17 gigantic gardens and 21 hand-painted super-sized murals • welcoming communities • Viewable FREE May 30 – September 15. The Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail joins quilting, gardening and art into a one-of-a-kind event. This colorful patchwork of quilt inspired gardens and quilt-themed murals is linked by … Continued

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Liverpool FC vs. Borussia Dortmund at Notre Dame Stadium

19 July 2019

This summer, Notre Dame Stadium’s going to see a whole different kind of football. Liverpool Football Club will head across the pond to the United States as part of its pre-season preparations this July to play in three of the most iconic sporting venues in the United States. The University of Notre Dame will host a … Continued

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Gateway Mile Auto Fest

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Talk to owners, interact with car buffs, get a photo with your dream car, enjoy live music, and grab some great food- all while enjoying vibrant Downtown Elkhart. This year take the Friday evening cruise through downtown Elkhart. Rain date is July 27.

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Shipshewana Horse Auction

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The Shipshewana Horse Auction is held every Friday, year-round. Horse lovers from all over the United States join us for our weekly auctions of driving, work, saddle horses, ponies, and tack. Weekly Horse Auction Schedule: 10:30 a.m. Tack 12:30 p.m. Saddle Horses, Ponies, Work Horses, Loose Horses, Driving Horses All horse and tack auction buyers … Continued

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A Simple Sanctuary at the Blue Gate Theatre

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She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, … Continued

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Bike Night at SouthGate Crossing

19 July 2019 6:00 pm

Bike Night For A Cause Live music! Local vendors! Family Friendly Event held rain or shine with plenty of indoor space $5 donation for Hosted by Axemen MC Indiana Chapters I & III 6-10pm

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Summer Chill Concert Series

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Audience members are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets and may bring in food and non-alcoholic beverages. FREE LIVE MUSIC FOOD & DRINK VENDORS SPLASH PAD OPEN ALL AGES For additional details, please contact the Elkhart Parks and Recreation Department at 574.295.7275.  

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Everly Brothers at Blue Gate Theatre

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In January of 2016, brothers Zachary and Dylan Zmed (acoustic guitars/vocals) and their partner (drummer in the group) Burleigh Drummond began developing The Everly Brothers Experience show. Since then they have celebrated the pivotal sounds of The Everly Brothers music with enthusiastic crowds all across the US and overseas in iconic clubs, theaters, performing arts … Continued

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Flashback Friday Movies in the Park in Middlebury

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Bring your chair or blanket to enjoy a family-friendly movie in Riverbend Park.

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Music on the Deck at Fruit Hills Winery and Orchard

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2019 Schedule: May 19 – 2p.m. – 5p.m. – Paul Decker & Craig Ridout – Pizza by Antonio’s May 25 – 3p.m. – 6p.m. – The Whateverly Brothers May 26 – 2p.m. – 5p.m. – JT Buffet June 1 – 3p.m. – 6p.m. – Keith Miller June 2 – 2p.m. – 5p.m. – Steve W … Continued

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Plain and Fancy at the Round Barn Theatre

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A New Yorker and his sophisticated girlfriend drive down around Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to sell a piece of property.

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Elkhart Farmer’s Market

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Open every Saturday from June 1st-August 31st

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Yoga in the Gardens at Wellfield Botanic Gardens

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Yoga is a wonderful way to reduce stress, improve physical health and get in tune with yourself. Experiencing Yoga in the Gardens has the added benefit of connecting you with nature. Classes are open to all levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi. Learn from  Barbara Naranche from Tree of Life Yoga Center In case … Continued

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Wetland Exploration Day with Elkhart Environmental Center

20 July 2019 10:00 am

Come check out wetlands and enjoy fun games and activities!

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Middlebury Then and Now presents Faces of Middlebury

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Grab your cameras and the free map from local businesses to locate each “Face of Middlebury”.  Insert your face for the perfect picture!  Can you find all 30 “faces”?  Post your pics on Middlebury Then & Now’s Facebook page or on Instagram using #facesofmiddlebury.

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Middlebury Then and Now Self-Guided Tour

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Pick up your free tour book (new edition arriving May 2019) at the Middlebury Community Historical Museum, Das Dutchman Essenhaus, Middlebury Visitor Center or other area locations. Walk or drive to the various historical homes, businesses, cemeteries, parks, and landmarks throughout the Middlebury area. Exterior tours only unless the location is open for business.

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Coffee on the Piazza at Ruthmere

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Ruthmere’s popular Coffee on the Piazza series on Saturday mornings is all about fun, games, classic cars, music and Rise n’ Roll donuts! Coffee on the Piazza is also a perfect time to S-L-O-W down with yoga from The Awakening Realm, chill out with local talent, play a parlor game and soak up the rich … Continued

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Michiana Masters Series: Bill Kremer-Cassopolis, Michigan at the Midwest Museum of American Art

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What does it mean to be a Master? First, there are years of training to become more than proficient at the craft of making something be it music, writing, dance, or in this case visual art. From an early age, the individual has displayed a natural tendency toward expressing themselves with an unusual tenacity for … Continued

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Museum Saturday Scavenger Hunt with Elkhart County Parks

20 July 2019 10:00 am

Explore the Elkhart County Historical Museum in a different way. Throughout the day, visitors can walk through the museum as they encounter clues and hunt for answers. This is a great event for the whole family and a fun way to learn about Elkhart County history and our communities.

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Rye Flour Bake Day at Bonneyville Mill

20 July 2019 11:00 am

Bonneyville Mill produces fresh stoneground flour the same way it has for over 180 years. This summer, we are highlighting some of the unique products the mill makes. In July, the focus is on rye flour. Come see the entire progress from unprocessed rye seed to finished baked goods, and sample several dishes. The Bake … Continued

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Round Barn Artisan Market

20 July 2019 11:00 am

The Round Barn Artisan Market isn’t just a market, it’s an experience. Toast to the best local artisans from Northwest Indiana to Southwest Michigan! Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of al fresco shopping, sipping, and music beside one of the area’s most beautiful vineyards! LIVE MUSIC 1:00-2:30 p.m. Steely James 3:00-6:30 p.m. Red Deluxe Band $5 … Continued

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Auction at Southgate Crossing

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Antiques and everyday items

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Tennis Lesson with Elkhart Parks

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Tots Monday thru Thursday Elementary Beginners Middle School/ High School Beginners Intermediate Junior Varsity Varsity Adult All Levels Tuesday & Thursday Ages 4-6 Grades 1st-6th Grades 7th-12th Grades 1st-8th Grades 8th-10th Grades 10th-12th Ages 18+ $55 $65 $65 $80 $80 $80 $75 Central High School 9:00-9:45 am Level One 10:00-10:45 am Level One 11:00-11:45 am … Continued

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Tumbleweed Jumpers concert and collab beer release at Goshen Brewing Company

20 July 2019 8:00 pm

Is it folk music with a little extra groove, or is it bluegrass music with righteous rock beats? Regardless of description, The Tumbleweed Jumpers are a monster of a folk-rock-Americana band–an eight-member, bristling, roaring, dancing, skipping, jamming monster full of infectious melodies, and we’re brewing a beer in honor of this amazing group. Join us for … Continued

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Jammin’ in the Vineyard at Round Barn Estate

21 July 2019 11:00 am

Calling all winos, wanderers, and weekend warriors! Sit back and relax among the vines while sipping your favorite wine, our new canned sangria, craft beer, and cocktails made from our very own spirits. Grab a bite from the food truck, throw some bags out on the lawn, and just let the week go! Every weekend … Continued

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Ruthmere Museum Campus Ice Cream Social

21 July 2019 1:00 pm

Come enjoy a FUN day at Ruthmere Museum’s Ice Cream Social on the Ruthmere Lawn. We will be serving ice cream with toppings. You will want to participate in the croquet games. Bring the whole family!

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Summer Dance Elkhart

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Free dancing and live music on Civic Plaza in downtown Elkhart, Indiana – at the heart of the Gateway Mile

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Day Camp with Elkhart Parks Department

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Sites: High Dive Pavilion, 500 E. Beardsley McNaughton Pavilion, 201 Arcade Ave. Tolson Center, 1300 Benham Ave. Willowdale Pavilion, 1320 Olive St. ADD ON Swim Lessons: $10 4 day Swim Lesson as part of programming Parents/Guardians drop off the Camper to Pierre Moran Pool (9:30 am). The Camper will be returned to their camp by the … Continued

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Shipshewana Flea Market

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Nearly 700 open-air booths on 40 acres await you at the Midwest’s Largest Flea Market in Shipshewana, Indiana. Find bargains on home décor, clothing, furniture, jewelry, tools, crafts, books, beauty supplies, accessories, and everything imaginable. Also shop the Farmer’s Market section for in-season local produce and plants. Food courts, restrooms, scooter rentals and rest areas … Continued

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Cruise-In at SouthGate Crossing

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All models & makes. Motorcycles welcome! Food, ice cream, vintage sodas! Live Dj “Bad Entertainment” Prizes & Giveaways!

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Big River at the Round Barn Theatre

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One of the greatest musicals in theater history, Cole Porter’s first-class musical comedy is sailing to the Joseph Stein Stage.

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Lauren Talley at the Blue Gate Theatre

23 July 2019 7:00 pm

Lauren Talley is one of Christian music’s most dynamic talents and has inspired a generation of young people to serve the Lord. Born into a rich musical heritage, Lauren sang her forst solo at age 2 when she toddled onto the stage, interrupted her family’s concert and announced she wanted to “thing.” Lauren went on … Continued

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Summer Concert Series

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Spend memorable evenings in McNaughton Park listening to the Elkhart Municipal Band. Celebrate Elkhart’s musical heritage by attending the concerts every Tuesday evening from June.The conductor picks up the baton at 8:00 pm in the Arthur J. Singleton’s Band Shell to commence the evening’s concert selections. Seating is provided, however, you may bring your own lawn chair. Park’s … Continued

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Shipshewana Antique & Miscellaneous Auction

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Shipshewana Trading Place holds Antique & Miscellaneous Auctions every Wednesday, year-round, at 9 a.m. Move from ring to ring catching the best deals on a wide variety of merchandise as six to ten auctioneers simultaneously sell inside the Shipshewana Antique Building every week. Find furniture, antiques, primitives, art, glassware, pottery, household items, tools, sporting goods, … Continued

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Shipshewana Livestock Auction

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The Shipshewana Livestock Auction is held every Wednesday, year-round as farmers from all over the Midwest come to trade hay, pigs, cows, sheep and goats. Weekly Livestock Auction Schedule: 10 a.m. Hay 10:30 a.m. Feeder Pigs 11 a.m. Dairy Heifers / Dairy Cows 12:30 p.m. Feeder Cattle 2:30 p.m. Veal, Sheep, Lambs, Goats 4 p.m. … Continued

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Lunchtime Live! Free Concert featuring GoProv at the Lerner Theatre

24 July 2019 11:00 am

GoProv is improv comedy on the go. Hailing from Goshen, Indiana GoProv has been performing improv comedy in the region since 2008. GoProv uses audience suggestions to make a completely improvised scene. One suggestion is all it takes to turn the stage into a playground.

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Noon Time Film at the Midwest Museum of American Art

25 July 2019 12:20 pm

Join us on Thursday, July 25, at 12:20 PM for our Noon Time Film, This American Gothic. This film is a quirky portrait of Eldon, Iowa, population 998 (in 2008), site of the house that inspired one of the most famous paintings in the world— American Gothic, 1930, by Grant Wood. The documentary follows a … Continued

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Classic Car Cruise In at the Essenhaus

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Cruise-In every Thursday evening through September. Enjoy door prize giveaways, live entertainment, and restaurant specials from 3 p.m. to close or the all you care to eat BBQ pork ribs buffet at a special price. Hours are from 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free admission.

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Quentin Flagg’s 50’s/60’s & More Rock ‘n’ Roll Show!

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Quentin Flagg’s 50’s/60’s & More Rock ‘n’ Roll Show! Live performance! Food vendors & shopping!

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Quentin Flagg Concert at Southgate Crossing

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50’s/60’s & More Rock ‘n’ Roll Show

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Groovin’ in the Gardens at Wellfiled Botanic Gardens

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Live music provides the soundtrack to magical evenings at Wellfield Botanic Gardens at our summer concert series presented by Center for Hospice Care. The concert lineup features an eclectic assortment of jazz, contemporary, classic rock, R&B, country, indie-pop, Americana, folk and “blue-eyed soul” performed live by popular artists of our region and beyond. Gates open … Continued

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Open Mic Night Ignition Music Garage

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Open Mic Night Every Thursday!! Come share a Song, Poem, or whatever you like at Ignition Music Garage.

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The Taylors at Blue Gate Theatre

25 July 2019 7:00 pm

The Taylors recently transitioned from a quartet to a trio with the departure of their baby sister and soprano, Leslie in April of 2016. Leslie, a founding member of the group, felt a calling to minister alongside her husband, Aaron, in Myrtle Beach, SC. They currently serve at Socastee Baptist Church as Music Director and … Continued

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Shipshewana Breakfast Club – The Taylors the Blue Gate Theatre

26 July 2019 8:30 am

The Taylors recently transitioned from a quartet to a trio with the departure of their baby sister and soprano, Leslie in April of 2016. Leslie, a founding member of the group, felt a calling to minister alongside her husband, Aaron, in Myrtle Beach, SC. They currently serve at Socastee Baptist Church as Music Director and … Continued

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Picnic in the Park with Elkhart Parks and Recreation and Cummins Onan

26 July 2019 5:00 pm

To celebrate National Park and Recreation Month, Elkhart Parks & Recreation and Cummins Onan are partnering to have a picnic in the park at Sterling Park. There will be food, games, and fun for all.

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Legacy Five at the Blue Gate Theatre

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When the Legendary Cathedral Quartet retired in December of 1999, Scott Fowler and Roger Bennett decided to continue the rich musical tradition of Southern Gospel Quartet singing. Legacy Five was organized and had their official debut in January 2000 in Atlanta, Georgia. Since that day, they have made a major mark on the Southern Gospel … Continued

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Breakfast with the Bison at Cooks Bison Ranch

27 July 2019 8:00 am

Join us for a hearty breakfast on the farm and enjoy a wagon ride to see and feed the bison! Adult Breakfast & Wagon Ride – $12.00/pp Child Breakfast & Wagon Ride – $10.00/pp Adult Breakfast Only – $8.00/pp Child Breakfast Only – $6.00/pp Wagon Rides only can be purchased the day of the event. … Continued

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Fair Trade Sidewalk Sale at Ten Thousand Villages in Goshen

27 July 2019 10:00 am

Ten Thousand Villages in Goshen (206 S Main St) will host an event to showcase select items from the store and other fair trade partners. Many new items, as well as some customer favorites, will be for sale—up to 75% off retail prices. One day only!

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Jammin’ in the Vineyard at Round Barn Estate

27 July 2019 11:00 am

Calling all winos, wanderers, and weekend warriors! Sit back and relax among the vines while sipping your favorite wine, our new canned sangria, craft beer, and cocktails made from our very own spirits. Grab a bite from the food truck, throw some bags out on the lawn, and just let the week go! Every weekend … Continued

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Corn & Sausage Roast at the DAV Elkhart Chapter #19

27 July 2019 3:00 pm

Food will be served from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Karaoke from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. followed by a band from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. All proceeds donated go to Veterans and the Women’s Shelter. Donations are welcome the day of and check Facebook @ywcaforwomen for more event details.

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OxStock-Summer of Love Concert Experience

27 July 2019 5:00 pm

Experience the Summer of Love, 50 years after the original. Kiss the Sky, the world’s greatest Jimi Hendrix tribute, headlines this July 27 outdoor concert event at Ox Bow County Park, presented by Elkhart Public Library. Entry fee for the event will be $10 per vehicle, and tickets will be on sale soon – click … Continued

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The Browns at the Blue Gate Theatre

29 July 2019 7:00 pm

It’s truly a family affair when The Browns hit the stage with their gospel music. The musical stylings of Shelly, Michaela, Adam, and Andrew exude excitement on the stage and offer a life-changing experience to all who hear them. The Browns deliver the powerful message of the gospel through word and song that engage audiences … Continued

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Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival

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More than 300 juried artists and crafters from around the nation to display and sell their wares around the pond on a historic Amish farmstead listed on the National Register.

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Noon Time Talk at the Midwest Museum of American Art

01 August 2019 12:20 pm

Join us on Thursday, August 1, at 12:20 PM for our Noon Time Talk. Director/Curator Brian Byrn discusses the work of John Rogers a 19th-century sculptor and his enterprise to create figure groups each with a narrative theme. This Noon Time Talk is a part of an ongoing series of educational discussions and films held … Continued

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King’s Brass at the Blue Gate Theatre

01 August 2019 7:00 pm

Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass present hymn classics with a contemporary flair. The King’s Brass features three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion and keyboards. These instruments blend together to create a time of innovative worship that will be enjoyed by all generations. Secular and sacred music critics alike applaud their concerts as “superb … Continued

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Shipshewana Breakfast Club – King’s Brass at The Blue Gate Theatre

02 August 2019 8:30 am

Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass present hymn classics with a contemporary flair. The King’s Brass features three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion and keyboards. These instruments blend together to create a time of innovative worship that will be enjoyed by all generations. Secular and sacred music critics alike applaud their concerts as “superb … Continued

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Gallery Talk – Fashions of the Victorian Era at Ruthmere

02 August 2019 11:00 am

Cathy Ellsworth, docent, will present a Gallery Talk about fashions of the Victorian era on Friday, August 2nd at Ruthmere at 11am. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history. Gallery Talks are free and open to the public.

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Goshen First Fridays CornFest

02 August 2019 5:00 pm

Participate in our second annual downtown Corn Hole Tournament and munch on a wide variety of corny snacks – all while enjoying a free concert.

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Lalo Cura and Los Ortega at First Fridays

02 August 2019 6:00 pm

Join us on E Washington St. at Cornfest for an amazing double header of local musical talent! 6:00 p.m. Lalo Cura 7:30 p.m. Fashion Show 8:00 p.m. Los Ortega Lalo Cura: Since its formation in 2012 Lalo Cura has become one of the most innovative Spanish Rock bands in the Midwest. Blending the various styles … Continued

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Shipshewana Steam & Gas Show

03 August 2019 8:00 am

Hear the roar of the engines and watch the annual steam and tractor show with Gas Engines, 30+ Antique Tractors, and Hit & Miss Engines. Held in conjunction with the Shipshewana Antique Festival & Vintage Market. Steam Engine Set Up includes a spark show after dark and is held the night before on Friday, August … Continued

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Shipshewana Antique Market/Festival

03 August 2019 8:00 am

Bring the whole family and find a treasure at the 2018 Shipshewana Antique Festival! Admission and Parking are free. Festival Events / Activities: • Antique & Vintage Market: Shop an outdoor pavilion full of antique dealers selling a variety of antiques, collectibles, furniture, salvage, signs, glassware, toys, vintage items, jewelry and more! • Working Demonstrations: … Continued

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Shipshewana Antique Festival

03 August 2019 8:00 am

Bring the family and find a treasure at the Shipshewana Antique Festival. Shop quality dealers who set up inside and outside selling antiques, jewelry, vintage items, collectibles, furniture, up-cycled products, glassware, and toys, and more! There is also delicious food, entertainment and door prizes! Other Antique Festival events include an antique telephone show, a classic … Continued

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Gallery Talk at Ruthmere Museum

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Ruthmere presents Gallery Talks the first Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history. Gallery Talks are free and open to the public. April 6 – Gallery Talk – TBA May 7- Gallery Talk  Miles … Continued

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EnviroFest at Central Park in Downtown Elkhart

03 August 2019 12:00 pm

Our biggest event of the year! The 24th Annual EnviroFest will include food vendors, booths, raffle & silent auction, live music, kids’ area and entertainment, beer & wine garden, and more! Based off of feedback, there will be a few BIG changes this year that will better serve the city and the region at large. … Continued

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First Saturday Book Sale

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Support the Friends of EPL with their monthly used book sale. Plenty of good deals to be had on gently used books. New selections every month. Hardbacks, paperbacks, DVDs and CDs, all $1 and less.

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Deer Fly Dash with Elkhart County Parks

03 August 2019 6:00 pm

Enjoy a 5K run & walk on trails through forests and prairie to support critical improvements to Boot Lake Nature Preserve. Early registration (before July 1st): $25. Late registration (after July 1st): $35. All online registrants will receive an event t-shirt and race bib. The Deerfly Dash 5k Run & Walk will be held at … Continued

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Heinnies Back Barn Tent Party in Elkhart

03 August 2019 7:00 pm

Bikes. Beer. Burgers. Live Music. Heinnies Annual Tent Party. Great time, music and food. The Deshone family is ready to have fun again! Free admission.

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Jo Dee Messina at The Lerner Theatre

03 August 2019 7:30 pm

Jo Dee Messina is a seasoned veteran in the music industry, always evolving and reintroducing herself and her sound as she gains new experiences in life. Jumpstarting her career, Jo Dee’s breakout song, “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” made her a household name. Following the success of her debut, Jo Dee posted nine No. 1 hits, … Continued

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Storytime at the National New York Central Railroad Museum

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Storytime in the observation rail-car at 10:30 A.M. on Saturdays. Included in the admission price.

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Free Family Sunday – Ruthmere Only

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The first Sunday of each month April – November, either Ruthmere Museum or Havilah Beardsley House is open to the public for no admission charged between 1-4 p.m. Ruthmere is open in April, June, August and October. Havilah Beardsley House is open May, July, September and November. When one site is open for a Free … Continued

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Ruthmere Museum Free Family Sunday – Ruthmere Only

04 August 2019 1:00 pm

The first Sunday of each month April – November, either Ruthmere Museum or Havilah Beardsley House is open to the public for no admission charged between 1-4pm. Ruthmere is open in April, June, August and October. Havilah Beardsley House is open May, July, September and November. When one site is open for a Free Family … Continued

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Shakespeare at the Goshen Theatre

04 August 2019 7:00 pm

“Shakespeare at the Goshen” will be lecture and performance featuring Grant Mudge, Producing Artistic Director of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival. He will talk about the history of Goshen Theater and its relationship with William Shakespeare, and will perform some pieces from the Shakespearean cannon. Since the Goshen Theater is currently under renovations, please enter … Continued

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Michael Booth the Blue Gate Theatre

06 August 2019 7:00 pm

MICHAEL BOOTH Michael David Booth was born in Tampa, Florida and lived there most of life until his family moved to Spring Hill, Tennessee in 2004. His introduction to music came through hearing his dad’s southern gospel group “war stories” as well as listening to southern gospel music. He became a born-again Christian at the … Continued

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Collingsworth Family at the Blue Gate Theatre

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Excitement, spiritual anointing, family-emphasis, and musical excellence are what you can expect to find when you step across the threshold of the auditorium for an Evening of Family Worship and Praise with The Collingsworth Family. Since their first engagement together as musicians for a church camp in Petersburg, Michigan in August, 1986 until now, the … Continued

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Noon Time Talk at The Midwest Musem

08 August 2019 12:20 pm

Join us on Thursday, August 8, at 12:20 p.m. for our Noon Time Talk. Brian Byrn discusses the geometric abstractions of James Wille Faust an Indiana artist and the chronology of his work. This Noon Time Talk is a part of an ongoing series of educational discussions and films held every Thursday at the Midwest … Continued

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Elkhart Riverwalk Grand Prix

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The premier karting street race returns to Elkhart. The Elkhart Grand Prix brings street racing once again to the streets in Indiana. Join us on the Riverwalk for Racing, Kids Zone and Free Concerts!   Friday: 5 p.m.  Opening Ceremony 5 p.m.  Kids Pre-PRIX Race 6 p.m. Free Concert – JR Clark & All Star … Continued

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Bug Night at Cobus Creek

09 August 2019 6:30 pm

They’re creepy, they’re crawly, and they’re back at this insect enthusiasts event! Look at a grasshopper through a lens, tromp through the grass in search of fireflies, and taste a chocolate-covered cricket! There will be crafts and activities for all ages. Bring the entire family for an evening of buggy fun! Insect-themed snacks will be … Continued

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Volunteer Work Day at Bonneyville Mill with Elkhart County Parks

10 August 2019 10:00 am

Help park staff in a ragweed pull and sapling removal along Mill Valley waterways. Make sure you register for this event on the Elkhart County Parks’ website.

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Stories of Elkhart: Union Center Cemetery with Elkhart County Parks

10 August 2019 11:00 am

Learn about the history of Nappanee through the people who lived in the town and are buried in the Union Center Cemetery. Established in the 1860s, Union Center holds many people who made Nappanee and Union Township what they are today. This guided tour will explore the cemetery and stop at graves of prominent business … Continued

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Perseids Party at Bonneyville Mill

10 August 2019 8:00 pm

Looking for a good place to watch the meteor shower? We can help! Bring the family, pick a spot to spread a blanket, and enjoy some space-themed snacks on us. Information and guidance on telescope use and how to spot constellations will also be offered during this stellar event.

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Old Path’s Quartet at the Blue Gate Theatre

13 August 2019 7:00 pm

With loads of enthusiasm and ministry experience, the Old Paths Quartet materialized out of Atlanta, Georgia to become one of the most influential, trend setting Christian groups in Southern Gospel. Their signature sound–Jeremy Peace’s rare, polished high tenor, Tim Rackley’s commanding “out front” lead, Doug Roark’s smooth soothing baritone, and Daniel Ashmore’s rock bottom solid … Continued

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Elkhart ArtWalk

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Celebrate visual and performing arts along Elkhart’s Gateway Mile with “pop-up” galleries, entertainment, fun for kids, and street happenings. Food & beverage specials.   April: Student Art– Showcase during April’s ArtWalk Festival, enjoy the talents of Elkhart’s most up-and-coming artists, students! Elkhart Community Schools K-12 Student artwork will be displayed in locations all throughout Main … Continued

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Elkhart ArtWalk: August “Dog Daze”

14 August 2019 5:00 pm

The free, self-guided, public art phenomenon known as downtown ArtWalk brings together art lovers and community friends to ever-evolving downtown Elkhart. With exciting and unique offerings around every corner, downtown Elkhart celebrates the arts and artists who enhance our community. As the dog days of summer wane, we’re hosting a celebration of all-things dogs! During … Continued

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Noon Time Talk at The Midwest Museum of American Art

15 August 2019 12:20 pm

Join us on Thursday, August 15, at 12:20 PM for our Noon Time Talk. Assistant Curator, Randy Roberts, contextualizes the group of artists known for a regional style of Impressionism beginning with their early years at the Royal Academy in Munich. This Noon Time Talk is a part of an ongoing series of educational discussions … Continued

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Greater Vision at the Blue Gate Theatre

15 August 2019 7:00 pm

Since December of 1990, Greater Vision has inspired audiences with their rich vocal blend and their effective ability to communicate the message of the gospel. They have established a firm place at the pinnacle of Christian music, and have become the most awarded trio in the history of Gospel music. Gerald Wolfe, the group’s founder, … Continued

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Weekend Flea Market – Mother/Daughter Days

16 August 2019 3:00 pm

Bring your Mama to Shipshewana! The Shipshewana Flea Market will be open August 16 & 17 for a special Mother / Daughter weekend event! We will have activities for Moms and Daughters including a mother/daughter lookalike contest, a free photo booth and special door prize drawings! • Friday, August 16: 3 p.m.-8 p.m. • Saturday, … Continued

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Line Dancing at SouthGate Crossing

16 August 2019 6:00 pm

Line dancing with DJ Bruce Sholly, July 5th 6 -9 p.m. Join the fun and learn new steps with instructor, Sandy Floyd! Tickets are $6

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Bike Night at SouthGate Crossing

16 August 2019 6:00 pm

Bike Night For A Cause Live music! Local vendors! Family Friendly Event held rain or shine with plenty of indoor space $5 donation for Hosted by Axemen MC Indiana Chapters I & III 6-10pm

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Round Barn’s Concert in the Vineyard: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

16 August 2019 7:00 pm

A national music act enters Southwest Michigan wine country for the first time at Round Barn’s inaugural Concert in the Vineyard featuring Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness and special guest The Accidentals, presented by Honor Credit Union. With Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness coming off their latest album, Upside Down Flowers, fans can expect to … Continued

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Swap Meet at Shipshewana Trading Place

17 August 2019 7:00 am

Shoppers hunt for bargains and neat finds at the Shipshewana Trading Place Swap Meet. The Swap Meet is an outdoor, open-air marketplace, held on the grounds at Shipshewana Auction on select Saturdays throughout the year. All kinds of fowl, poultry, small animals, pets, produce, baked goods, antiques, guns, flowers, trees, shrubs, and food. There are … Continued

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Bike Elkhart Quilt Gardens Ride

17 August 2019 7:00 am

The 2019 Ride Offers: NEW! Free Admission to Elkhart’s beautiful Wellfield Botanic Gardens with your registration: A self-guided tour of Elkhart County’s fabulous Quilt Gardens. Legendary Northern Indiana hospitality Routes for every pace and skill level. You can choose to ride 30, 50, 70, or even 100 miles — and begin your ride at multiple … Continued

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Weekend Flea Market – Mother/Daughter Days

17 August 2019 8:00 am

Bring your Mama to Shipshewana! The Shipshewana Flea Market will be open August 16 & 17 for a special Mother / Daughter weekend event! We will have activities for Moms and Daughters including a mother/daughter lookalike contest, a free photo booth and special door prize drawings! • Friday, August 16: 3 p.m.-8 p.m. • Saturday, … Continued

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2019 Rock the Quarry Triathlon and Mile Swim Event at Fidler Pond

17 August 2019 8:00 am

Attention, triathletes, and swimmers: You definitely want to put this one on your calendar! A premier event in Goshen that draws athletes from our community and beyond. Our inaugural event in 2015 attracted 227 participants who represented 64 cities and 8 states! This is a special destination triathlon event! Sprint Triathlon This competitive but shorter … Continued

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Textile Care Workshop at the Elkhart County Historical Museum

17 August 2019 10:00 am

Join the Elkhart County Historical Museum Curator of Collections in this hands-on workshop about caring for your textile collections. The program will include an overview of different kinds of textiles with practical tips on storage, display, and cleaning. Participants will also make and take home a padded hanger. Must be 16 years or older. You … Continued

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Middlebury BBQ and Brew Festival at Patchwork Quilt Inn

17 August 2019 4:00 pm

Enjoy stellar musical performances from fan-favorites High Gravity and Billy Croft and the Five Alarm Band, plus much-anticipated 2019 newcomer David Evans. Nosh on catering by Old Hoosier Meats, cool off with a sweet treat from Kukui Ice and quench your thirst with craft beer by local brewers and libations from the full-service open bar. … Continued

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Bike Night at SouthGate Crossing

19 August 2019 10:59 am

Live music! Local vendors! Family Friendly Event held rain or shine with plenty of indoor space $5 donation for Hosted by Axemen MC Indiana Chapters I & III 6-10pm

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Stories in the Garden at Wellfield Botanic Gardens

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Wellfield Botanic Gardens provides the idyllic backdrop for ‘Storytime in the Gardens’, presented by the Elkhart Public Library. Bring a blanket and curl up to listen to a children’s story read out-loud by the staff of the Elkhart Public Library. It’s interactive family time in a gorgeous setting. In case of rain, we will meet … Continued

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Noon Time Talk at the Midwest Museum of American Art

22 August 2019 12:20 pm

Join us on Thursday, August 22, at 12:20 PM for our Noon Time Talk. Brian Byrn introduces the 40 on 40 project that has been managed by Kathy Zienty, Todd Hoover, & Earl Vandygriff in conjunction with the 40th Anniversary of MMAA. Some of the community of participating artists will be present to give informal … Continued

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Tails to Trails at Ox Bow County Park

22 August 2019 6:00 pm

Explore Ox Bow’s diverse terrain through hills, valleys, fields, and woods with your canine companion. Signs will be placed along the path, so visitors can choose to walk at their own pace with their dogs, or join the group for a naturalist-led walk. Water and doggy bags will be available for pets. Dogs must be … Continued

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Hoppers at the Blue Gate Theatre

22 August 2019 7:00 pm

Multi-award winning family group The Hoppers have been singing to global audiences for over 60 years with appearances ranging from presidential religious inaugural ceremonies and New York’s Carnegie Hall to singing conventions and church platforms. They have performed throughout the United States as well as in Israel, Europe and Africa. Their unique blend of harmonies … Continued

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Shipshewana Breakfast Club – Soul’d Out Quartet at the Blue Gate Theatre

23 August 2019 8:30 am

Based in Georgetown, Ohio, Soul’d Out Ministries was formed in 2001 as a trio and then reformed as an all-male quartet in 2004. Soul’d Out is a full-time ministry touring 25 states each year. SOQT performs in churches, theatres, fairs/festivals, Dollywood, Silver Dollar City, as well as the main stage at the National Quartet Convention. … Continued

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The Farm Place Benefit Auction and Haystack Dinner at the Shipshewana Auction

23 August 2019 4:00 pm

The Farm’s objective is to create an atmosphere that allows children to have a facility to be utilized for supervised therapeutic visits. This dinner will help ensure funds for towards those goals.  

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Jake Shimabukuro at the Lerner

23 August 2019 7:30 pm

Almost everyone in Hawaii has strummed a ukulele at one time or another. But at the age of 14, Jake Shimabukuro realized that he was doing something a little different with the four-stringed instrument – OK, a lot different. Shimabukuro’s wholly unique approach to the ukulele started early. As a youngster growing up in Honolulu, … Continued

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Regatta of Recyclables: A Miniature Boat Race

24 August 2019 10:00 am

Build your boat from materials provided and race down the Little Elkhart River. Boat building materials and assistance will be available 10-2 (during Riverfest). Boat race begins at 2:00 p.m. All ages welcome.

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Compost vs. Vermicompost with the Elkhart County Parks

24 August 2019 11:00 am

Decomposition is a natural process that, if maintained, can result in nutrient-rich matter. Vermicompost is using worms to get the same soil additives, but in different conditions than traditional composting. Participants will see examples of both compost and vermicompost setups, with DIY and commercial versions of each. Common hurdles to each practice will be discussed … Continued

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Soul’d Out Quartet at the Blue Gate Theatre

24 August 2019 1:00 pm

Based in Georgetown, Ohio, Soul’d Out Ministries was formed in 2001 as a trio and then reformed as an all-male quartet in 2004. Soul’d Out is a full-time ministry touring 25 states each year. SOQT performs in churches, theatres, fairs/festivals, Dollywood, Silver Dollar City, as well as the main stage at the National Quartet Convention. … Continued

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Tree ID Hike at Ox Bow County Park

24 August 2019 1:00 pm

This program will consist of a hike starting at Black Maple Shelter in Ox Bow County Park. During the hike, participants will learn about several species of trees including locusts, oaks, maples, and several others. For ages 10 and up. Pre-register by August 21st.

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Cast Iron Cookout at Bonneyville Mill

24 August 2019 6:00 pm

This program will teach the basics of using cast iron cookware. Participants will learn proper care of cast iron, and will be invited to taste some different recipes that were prepared in cast iron. There will be information on where to buy cast iron cookware, as well as restoration techniques for used equipment. Pre-register by … Continued

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Taste of the Gardens at Wellfield Botanic Gardens

25 August 2019 11:00 am

Spend a summer day strolling through beautiful gardens, perusing fine art, listening to music and enjoying a sampling of tasty foods.

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Southern Raised at the Blue Gate Theatre

26 August 2019 7:00 pm

Southern Raised, a group of award-winning kinfolk, trained in classical music but raised in the bluegrass soaked Ozark Mountains. They have created a Southern Raised trademark sound where classical meets bluegrass and city streets meet country roads. SR has morphed a progressive sound that spans Christian Country/ Bluegrass, Celtic and Classical. They’re talented, they’re energetic, … Continued

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Cruise-In at SouthGate Crossing

27 August 2019 4:00 pm

All models & makes. Motorcycles welcome! Food, ice cream, vintage sodas! Live Dj “Bad Entertainment” Prizes & Giveaways!

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Noon Time Talk at the Midwest Museum of American Art

29 August 2019 12:20 pm

Join us on Thursday, August 29, at 12:20 PM for our Noon Time Talk. Brian Byrn gives a talk about this important abstract artist and her position among the Abstract Expressionists and how she became a major voice in Post Painterly Abstraction. This Noon Time Talk is a part of an ongoing series of educational … Continued

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Labor Day Weekend at Amish Acres

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Set your Chores Aside this Labor Day Weekend! Come celebrate the long Labor Day Weekend at Amish Acres Historic Farm & Heritage Resort. Bring the family to the farm for the day or the weekend, either way you’ll head home refreshed and relaxed.

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Moe Bandy at the Blue Gate Theatre

30 August 2019 7:00 pm

Moe’s long string of hits include “Bandy The Rodeo Clown”, “Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life”, “Till I’m Too Old To Die Young”, “Americana”, “It’s A Cheatin’ Situation”, “Just good Ol’ Boys”, “Barstool Mountain”, “I Cheated Me Right Out of You”, “I Just Started Hatin’ Cheatin’ Songs Today”, “Rodeo Romeo”, “You Haven’t Heard the Last … Continued

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Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue the Blue Gate Theatre

31 August 2019 7:00 pm

Dan Miller Long before Dan was hosting television shows like PBR Bull Riding, American Magazine and Due West, he was playing the showrooms of Nevada with The Dan Miller Band. While working on a dairy farm in Indiana he dreamed of movies, music, and the entertainment industry. After attending college on a football scholarship he … Continued

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Ruthmere Museum Free Family Sunday – Havilah Beardsley Only

01 September 2019 1:00 pm

The first Sunday of each month April – November, either Ruthmere Museum or Havilah Beardsley House is open to the public for no admission charged between 1-4pm. Ruthmere is open in April, June, August and October. Havilah Beardsley House is open May, July, September and November. When one site is open for a Free Family … Continued

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Shipshewana Labor Day Extended Flea Market

02 September 2019 8:00 am

The Midwest’s Largest Flea Market is open Monday, September 2, Tuesday, September 3, and Wednesday, September 4, for Labor Day! The Shipshewana Flea Market is a do-not-miss Hoosier tradition with nearly 700 booths in an open-air market covering 40 acres. Find bargains on home décor, clothing, furniture, jewelry, tools, crafts, books, beauty supplies, accessories, and … Continued

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The Allens at the Blue Gate Theatre

03 September 2019 7:00 pm

The Allens have been thrilling audiences worldwide with their unique blend of family harmony and energizing creativity for more than two decades. In 1996, Todd and Michelle Allen began the journey to follow a call to full-time evangelistic ministry with their four young children; traveling all across North America in motor-homes and buses. With the … Continued

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Anne of Green Gables at the Round Barn Theatre

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Winner of 9 Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof is the brainchild of Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, and of course, Joseph Stein.

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Hoosier Riverwatch Training at Bonneyville Mill

06 September 2019 9:00 am

Become involved with local rivers and streams as a Hoosier Riverwatch volunteer water monitor. Attend this informational and streamside hands-on training to help make a difference in your community. No experience necessary. Meet in the Baldwin One Room School House. Pre-register by September 3rd.

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Goshen First Fridays VolksFest

06 September 2019 5:00 pm

Goshen’s Volksfest packs an evening full of all-things “volks”, people (“Volks” is German for people) and VOLKSwagens! Check out these groovy historic vehicles while enjoying great food, craft brews, live music, and more.

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Goshen Reptile Expo at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds

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Come see over 6500 sq. ft. of reptiles and small exotic mammals for sale! It is a very large expo filled with animal Fanatics that come from all over the Midwest. This adventure of exotic animals is fun for the whole family. You can count on a huge selection of top quality animals, lots of … Continued

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A Solar Adventure with Elkhart County Parks

07 September 2019 10:00 am

Using a sun filter and Dobsonian telescope, you will safely view the sun. See how large our sun actually stands next to other stars in space, and learn to make your own solar viewing device. If skies are overcast on Saturday morning, this program will be rescheduled for Sunday, September 8 at 2 p.m.

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Gallery Talk – Artist Camille Claudel at Ruthmere

07 September 2019 11:00 am

Mary Weber, docent, will present a Gallery Talk about Camille Claudel on Saturday, September 7th at the Robert B. Beardsley Arts Reference Library at 11am. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history. Gallery Talks are free and open to the public.

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Arts on the Millrace

07 September 2019 11:00 am

Arts on the Millrace is a fine arts festival formed in 2014, located on the gorgeous Goshen Millrace Canal just blocks away from Downtown Goshen, the Goshen Farmer’s Market, and Goshen Brewing Company This family-friendly outdoor festival brings art buyers and music lovers from all over the greater Michiana area. A beer and wine tent … Continued

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Patriot Day Observed – Veterans Admitted Free at Ruthmere Museum

11 September 2019 10:00 am

The Beardsley family has a long tradition of civic involvement — the idea of America as a unique political experiment is reflected in this series of celebrations honoring our country and the men and women who serve it. Ruthmere is a proud participant in the Blue Star Museum program — free admission to all active … Continued

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Nappanee Apple Festival

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Nappanee becomes a bustling community the third weekend in September as the Nappanee Apple Festival kicks off the 40th annual event!

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Noon Time Film at the Midwest Museum of American Art

12 September 2019 12:20 pm

Film: The Collector: Allan Stone’s Life in Art. Allan Stone was one of the most influential Manhattan art dealers of the last half of the 20th Century. He was a renowned expert in abstract expressionism and well known for a unique eye for new talent and genius. He discovered some of the most important American … Continued

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Middlebury Fall Festival

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Don’t miss the 18th annual Fall Festival. Admission is free. Festival Highlights: Fall Festival Fireworks at dusk on Friday Smoked Pork Chop Dinner – Friday – Fire Station Local Artisans and Crafters Homemade Foods – fried pies & ice cream, elephant ears, kettle corn and more Antique Tractor Display Farmers Market: produce, treats, pumpkins, and … Continued

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Summer Astronomy at Elkhart County Parks

13 September 2019 9:00 am

Join us for an evening studying the stars. Learn about the world of astronomy, Greek and Roman mythology expressed in the naming of constellations, and how stars change through the seasons in an informational presentation. Participants will also make a star chart that will show the constellations at any time of year. Enjoy a hot … Continued

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Basket Making Workshop at the Elkhart County Parks

13 September 2019 6:00 pm

Basket making is a popular hobby that can be done using different materials and techniques. This program will teach participants popular basket making methods using several examples and will explore local materials that can be used in creating baskets. Everyone in the class will have the opportunity to make their own basket. Pre-Register by September … Continued

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Mariachi Herencia de Mexico at Goshen College Music Center

13 September 2019 7:30 pm

No one could have anticipated the success of the first album by Mariachi Herencia de México, an ensemble of student musicians from Chicago’s Mexican-American barrios. Released in 2017, their debut disk Nuestra Herencia (Our Heritage) received a Latin Grammy Award nomination, attracted local and national news coverage, and created new demand for appearances around the … Continued

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Elkhart River Clean Up with the Elkhart Environmental Center

14 September 2019 8:00 am

Join the Elkhart Environmental Center (EEC) and your community to help clean up the Elkhart River!  There is no better way to spend a Saturday morning than by giving back and helping to better the environment! We will be starting at the EEC at 8 AM and working our way up the river in teams. … Continued

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Volunteer Work Day with the Elkhart County Parks

14 September 2019 10:00 am

Help in the cutting and pulling of invasive plants, such as bush honeysuckle and multiflora rose. For those 18 years and older. Pre-register by September 11th.

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Fall Wild Edibles with Elkhart County Parks

14 September 2019 2:00 pm

Taste delicious fruit native to Indiana, such as Pawpaws, Persimmons, and other wild edibles found in the fall. The first part of the program will include a nature hike at Ox Bow, where the class will learn to identify edible plant species found locally. Following the hike, participants will learn foraging basics and will have … Continued

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Lorrie Morgan at the Lerner Theatre

14 September 2019 8:00 pm

One of the most eloquently emotive country vocalists of modern times is launching her first new solo album in five years. Lorrie Morgan, the first woman in her genre to begin her career with three consecutive Platinum albums, re-emerges on Shanachie Entertainment with Letting Go….Slow. It is a collection that showcases a rainbow of emotions, … Continued

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Kimball Organ Series: The Navigator at the Lerner Theatre

19 September 2019 7:00 pm

A kindly movie projectionist (Buster Keaton) longs to be a detective. When his fiancée (Kathryn McGuire) is robbed by a local thief (Ward Crane), the poor projectionist is framed for the crime. Using his amateur detective skills, the projectionist follows the thief to the train station — only to find himself locked in a train … Continued

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Middlebury Hometown Happenings: Feathered Friends

20 September 2019 4:00 pm

Family-friendly nature-related activities, including building a suet feeder for birds and a guided birding hike. All ages welcome.

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Bike Night for a Cause at SouthGate Crossing

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Live music, local vendors, fun for all! $5 donation

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Swap Meet at Shipshewana Trading Place

21 September 2019 7:00 am

Shoppers hunt for bargains and neat finds at the Shipshewana Trading Place Swap Meet. The Swap Meet is an outdoor, open-air marketplace, held on the grounds at Shipshewana Auction on select Saturdays throughout the year. All kinds of fowl, poultry, small animals, pets, produce, baked goods, antiques, guns, flowers, trees, shrubs, and food. There are … Continued

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Middlebury Then and Now presents: Photograph Scan-a-thon

21 September 2019 10:00 am

Bring your family photos (people, places & things) from the Middlebury area throughout the years.  Photos will be scanned on site (they will not leave your possession) and used to populate a searchable Indiana database compiled by Indiana Album a nonprofit organization.  Help preserve and share Middlebury memories.

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Middlebury Reading Invasion

21 September 2019 1:00 pm

Take a break from your busy schedule, bring your favorite book or reading device, a chair or blanket and invade the library lawn to read (if it’s cold or rainy,  invade the interior of the library!).  Come and go anytime between 1-3.  All ages.

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Bruce Cockburn at Goshen College Music Center

24 September 2019 7:30 pm

Few recording artists are as creative and prolific as the 13-time Juno winner and Canadian Music Hall of Famer Bruce Cockburn. Since his self-titled debut in 1970, the Canadian singer-songwriter has issued a steady stream of acclaimed albums. His song styles range from folk to jazz-influenced rock, and his lyrics cover a broad range of … Continued

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Lunchtime Live! Free Concert featuring Julia James at the Lerner Theatre

25 September 2019 11:00 am

Julia James has been performing private and public venues locally and regionally for 5 years. She provides a unique twist to traditional covers by making each her own with a soulful style you won’t soon forget. The best of country, rock and pop through the decades are combined with her original writings for a performance … Continued

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Rhonda Vincent at the Blue Gate Theatre

27 September 2019 7:00 pm

Famously crowned as “the new queen of bluegrass” by the Wall Street Journal and the most decorated artist in that field. Vincent’s music incorporates savvy contemporary touches while drawing deeply from the authentic traditions of classic bluegrass, with a flawless band that can execute break-neck instrumentals to heart-wrenching ballads. Her latest project “Taken” features special … Continued

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Shipshewana Standardbred Horse Sale

28 September 2019 9:30 am

Saturday Standardbred auction. Preview and driving 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. To consign a horse, call Dale Chupp: 260.499.0093 • January 26 Web Link: https://shipshewanatradingplace.com/events/standardbred-horse-sale/2019/01/26 • March 23 Web Link: https://shipshewanatradingplace.com/events/standardbred-horse-sale-auction • September 28 Web Link: https://shipshewanatradingplace.com/events/standardbred-horse-sale-september

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Robert B. Beardsley Piano Prize Competition at Ruthmere

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Ruthmere Museum is proud to announce the 2019 Annual Robert B. Beardsley Piano Prize Competition. This competition seeks to discover the next piano virtuoso in the music world. RBB Piano Prize 2019 OFFICIAL RULES Preliminary Round: Deadline August 1, 2019 Entrants for the Beardsley Competition are required to prepare a video audition, 5 to 10 … Continued

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Cirque Mechanics at Goshen College Music Center

01 October 2019 7:30 pm

Spectacle Magazine hailed Cirque Mechanics as “the greatest contribution to the American circus since Cirque du Soleil.” Although inspired by modern circus, Cirque Mechanics finds its roots in the mechanical and its heart in the stories of American ingenuity. The shows, rooted in realism, display a raw quality rarely found in modern circus that makes … Continued

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Gallery Talk – Genealogy at Havilah Beardsley House

02 October 2019 11:00 am

Martin Mullins, a family history consultant, will present a Gallery Talk about genealogy on Wednesday, October 2nd at the Havilah Beardsley House at 11am. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history. Gallery Talks are free and open to the public.

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Fall Crafter’s Fair

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Shipshewana will be hosting a festival of crafters, entertainers, and musicians that has become an annual fall event. The festival will take place in and around the town, located in the heart of beautiful Northern Indiana Amish Country.

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Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Market

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Fridays & Saturdays, October 4 – December 7 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Open Nov 9 until 5:00 pm)\ After the outdoor flea market season ends, some of the vendors are heading across the street for the Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Market during the fall / holiday season! Shop 50-60 vendors who carry … Continued

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October Antique Market

04 October 2019 9:00 am

Shop hundreds of antique & vintage treasures including furniture, jewelry, primitives, collectibles, advertising and more. Dealers set up inside the Farmstead Event Pavilion. Free parking and free admission. Held during Shipshewana’s annual Fall Crafter’s Fair (downtown) and in conjunction with the opening of the Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Flea Market (inside Expo Barn). Interested … Continued

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Goshen First Fridays Homecoming

04 October 2019 5:00 pm

Show your school spirit at Goshen’s annual October Homecoming event. The festival features live music, dancing, harvest eats, and free pumpkin decorating for the kids.

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Goshen First Friday: Homecoming

04 October 2019 5:00 pm

Show your school spirit at Goshen’s annual October Homecoming event. If you’re an alumnus of Goshen’s many educational institutions, you’ll have the opportunity to meet up with other alumni at designated downtown locations. We’re even throwing a “Homecoming Dance” where you can dress up (puffy sleeves encouraged) and dance the night away (you can even … Continued

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Doyle Lawson with Bethel Mountain Band

04 October 2019 6:00 pm

I was born on April 20, 1944 in Ford Town, a part of Sullivan County, near Kingsport, TN, to Leonard and Minnie Lawson. I have two brothers, James and Les, and one sister, Colleen. As far back as I can remember, I loved the sound of music. Just about everyone listened to The Grand Ole … Continued

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Dionne Warwick at the Lerner Theatre

04 October 2019 7:30 pm

Dionne Warwick is a six-time Grammy Award-winning music legend who has earned more than 75 charted hit songs and sold over 100 million records. She was discovered by Burt Bacharach and Hal David in 1961, and went on to record 18 consecutive Top 100 singles (“Don’t Make Me Over,” Walk on By,” “Say a Little … Continued

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Ruthmere Free Family Sunday – Ruthmere Only

06 October 2019 1:07 pm

The first Sunday of each month April – November, either Ruthmere Museum or Havilah Beardsley House is open to the public for no admission charged between 1-4pm. Ruthmere is open in April, June, August and October. Havilah Beardsley House is open May, July, September and November. When one site is open for a Free Family … Continued

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Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Elkhart Enviornmental Center

10 October 2019 5:30 pm

The center celebrates its volunteers, who help make everything they do possible! They provide the main course, the games, and the prizes! Theme and details will be posted closer to the event. Check back for more info!

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Ruthmere Museum Fall Concert Series

10 October 2019 7:00 pm

The winner of our Beardsley Piano Prize Competition, will be our featured entertainment for the evening of October 10, 2019. Ticket pricing for the 2019 Fall Concert Series is as follows: Single concert non-members $40 per seat. Single concert Ruthmere Members $25 per seat. Season Pass for all four concerts with reserved seating is $100 … Continued

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Premier Arts presents: Goodnight & God Bless: The Red Skelton Story at the Lerner Theatre

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A Premier Arts original show. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

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Tusk – The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute at the Blue Gate Theatre

11 October 2019 8:00 pm

Tusk, The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, is the #1 Tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world, bar none. No wigs, no backing tracks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection with note for note renditions that no other Fleetwood Mac tribute on the touring scene today can come close … Continued

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Middlebury Pumpkin Race

12 October 2019 1:00 pm

Grab your crew of family, friends, co-workers & neighbors, purchase a racer kit, design your pumpkin and have some serious fun!  Pit Row opens at 1:00 p.m. for those needing assistance with drilling holes/assembling axles.  The race begins at 2:0 p.m.  Free registration.  All ages welcome and can have individual & group racers. Net race … Continued

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Natalie Grant at the Shipshewana Event Center

12 October 2019 8:00 pm

Seven-time GRAMMY nominated Natalie Grant is known for her powerful, soaring vocals, heart-gripping lyrics, passionate performances, and has remained one of the top-selling Christian & Gospel artists since, her 2005 breakout RIAA Gold certified album, “Awaken.” She has since gone on to have nearly 4 million in career sales. The Gospel Music Association has named … Continued

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Middlebury Hometown Happenings: Hometown Harvest

16 October 2019 6:00 pm

Celebrate the tastes and smells of Fall as we enjoy roasting marshmallows and hotdogs over the campfire. Relax and enjoy the beauty surrounding Middlebury while on a hayride. Bring chairs, blankets and dress for the weather.  All ages welcome.

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The Sunshine Boys at the Round Barn Theatre

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Lewis and Clark were once a successful vaudevillian comedy duo known as The Sunshine Boys. During the later years of their 43-year run, animosity between the partners grew to the point where they ceased to speak with each other. Willie Clark, now an old man struggling with memory loss, reluctantly accepts an offer from a … Continued

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Kenny G at the Shipshewana Event Center

18 October 2019 8:00 pm

In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop, and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz. A phenomenally successful instrumentalist whose recordings make the pop charts, Kenny G’s sound has been a … Continued

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Oak Ridge Boys at the Shipshewana Event Center

19 October 2019

Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. … Continued

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Swap Meet at Shipshewana Trading Place

19 October 2019 7:00 am

Shoppers hunt for bargains and neat finds at the Shipshewana Trading Place Swap Meet. The Swap Meet is an outdoor, open-air marketplace, held on the grounds at Shipshewana Auction on select Saturdays throughout the year. All kinds of fowl, poultry, small animals, pets, produce, baked goods, antiques, guns, flowers, trees, shrubs, and food. There are … Continued

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Essenhaus’ Holiday Home and Fall Fashion Show

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See the latest trends in spring apparel, accents and inspirations.

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Shipshewana Antique & Miscellaneous + Toy Auction

23 October 2019 9:00 am

Live auction with 7-10 Auctioneers selling simultaneously! The entire Shipshewana Auction barn will be full with antiques, collectibles, furniture, primitives, glassware, books, advertising, and miscellaneous items! This particular auction will have a special section of antique and vintage toys! Buyers may preview as sellers unload on Tuesday until 5:00 p.m, or Wednesday starting at 7:00 … Continued

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Booth Brothers at the Shipshewana Event Center

23 October 2019 7:30 pm

Ronnie, Michael, and Paul love Southern Gospel music. They believe it touches the soul and offers encouragement and hope. By singing and ministering to audiences through word and song, these gentlemen are fulfilling God’s call on their lives. Heritage Ron Booth Sr., Ronnie and Michael’s father, immersed his sons in Southern Gospel music during the … Continued

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Tracy Byrd at the Shipshewana Event Center

25 October 2019 8:00 pm

Tracy Byrd’s brand of new traditionalist country made him a star in the ’90s, particularly his playful, good-time party singalongs (though he also turned in the occasional ballad success). Byrd was born in the small rural town of Vidor, Texas, in 1966 and grew up listening to his family’s extensive country record collection. When Byrd … Continued

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Ship-Chic Craft & Vintage Show Fall Market

26 October 2019 9:00 am

Grab your girlfriends for a fun shopping day in Shipshewana for the 4th annual Ship-Chic Craft & Vintage Show Fall Market! 80+ awesome vendors inside the heated Shipshewana Auction Misc. & Antique Building. The Ship-Chic Craft & Vintage Show is a curated pop-up market hosted by the Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market featuring AMAZING vendors … Continued

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Trick-or-Treat at Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Market

26 October 2019 12:00 pm

It’s trick or treat at the Shipshewana Indoor Flea Market! Stop by each vendor booth for some free candy and to meet the vendors! Trick-or-treating will be available from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., or until supplies last. The Indoor Market is open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. for shopping. Great for kids and families! … Continued

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Righteous Brothers at the Shipshewana Event Center

26 October 2019 8:00 pm

The Lovin’ Feelin’ is Back-The Righteous Brothers Live! Blue-eyed soul pioneers The Righteous Brothers are back! With a string of #1 classics, including the most played song in radio history, You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield topped the charts in four decades. … Continued

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Winter Wonderland Walk-through at Indoor Market

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The upstairs of the Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Market will be TRANSFORMED into an amazing winter wonderland walk-through this holiday season. Bring the whole family to see amazing scenes to get you in the holiday spirit. Located in the upstairs of the Farmstead Expo Barn (flea market is held downstairs). Great for kids. Donations … Continued

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Goshen First Fridays Art Tour

01 November 2019 5:00 pm

Local artists showcase their work in downtown businesses in this inspiring annual event. The Arts Tour features exhibits and performances by artists of all types in downtown stores. Purchase art directly from the artists while filling your heart and mind with art, music, dance, poetry, and more.

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Goshen College Music Center

02 November 2019 7:30 pm

he Preservation Hall Jazz Band (PHJB) has held the torch of New Orleans music aloft for more than 50 years, all the while carrying it enthusiastically forward as a reminder that the history they were founded to preserve is a vibrantly living history. PHJB marches that tradition forward once again on So It Is, the … Continued

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Ruthmere Museum Free Family Sunday – Havilah Beardsley House Only

03 November 2019 1:00 pm

The first Sunday of each month April – November, either Ruthmere Museum or Havilah Beardsley House is open to the public for no admission charged between 1-4pm. Ruthmere is open in April, June, August and October. Havilah Beardsley House is open May, July, September and November. When one site is open for a Free Family … Continued

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Gallery Talk – Hudson Valley School at Ruthmere

07 November 2019 11:00 am

Randy Roberts, Assistant Curator at Midwest Museum of American Art, will present a Gallery Talk about the Hudson Valley School on Saturday, November 7th at Ruthmere at 11am. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history. Gallery Talks are free and open … Continued

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Ruthmere Museum Fall Concert Series

07 November 2019 7:00 pm

Matthew Graybil will be performing on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7 p.m. Ticket pricing for the 2019 Fall Concert Series is as follows: Single concert non-members $40 per seat. Single concert Ruthmere Members $25 per seat. Season Pass for all four concerts with reserved seating is $100 per seat (available ONLY to Ruthmere Members). … Continued

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Chuck Wagon Gang at the Blue Gate Theatre

08 November 2019 7:00 pm

The Chuck Wagon Gang is a Country gospel musical group, formed in 1935 by D.P. Carter and son Jim and daughters Rose and Anna. The group got their first radio break as sponsored singers for Bewley Flour in 1936. In today’s Chuck Wagon Gang, Smith and Smakula are joined by sonorous soprano Melissa Kemper, and … Continued

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Shipshewana Light Parade

09 November 2019 6:00 pm

“Sleigh Bells on Parade” our Holiday Lighted Parade will begin at dusk (6:00 pm).

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Round Barn Theater

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One of the most popular Disney films of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way as a practically perfect musical for the Round Barn Theatre!

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Veteran’s Day Observed – Ruthmere Museum Campus

10 November 2019 1:00 pm

The Beardsley family has a long tradition of civic involvement — the idea of America as a unique political experiment is reflected in this series of celebrations honoring our country and the men and women who serve it. Ruthmere is a proud participant in the Blue Star Museum program — free admission to all active … Continued

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Southern Raised Christmas at the Blue Gate Theatre

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Southern Raised, a group of award-winning kinfolk, trained in classical music but raised in the bluegrass soaked Ozark Mountains. They have created a Southern Raised trademark sound where classical meets bluegrass and city streets meet country roads. SR has morphed a progressive sound that spans Christian Country/ Bluegrass, Celtic and Classical. They’re talented, they’re energetic, … Continued

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Seraphic Fire at Goshen College Music Center

12 November 2019 7:30 pm

Grammy-nominated Seraphic Fire makes their return appearance to Sauder Concert Hall for a performance and to record their latest project. The Miami- based vocal ensemble will perform Ordo Virtutum, or Play of the Virtues, a medieval musical drama written by the 12th-century abbess Hildegard of Bingen, universally revered as one of the greatest minds of … Continued

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Country Gold with Leroy Van Dyke, Dallas Wayne, Leona Williams, Darrell McCall & Narvel Felts at teh Shipshewana Event Center

14 November 2019 8:00 pm

Join legendary, award-winning classic country icon, Leroy Van Dyke and friends, as they take you on a retrospective, nostalgic journey featuring America’s golden hits.

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Texas Tenors at the Shipsheawna Event Center

15 November 2019

Since their whirlwind debut nine years ago on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, The Texas Tenors have accumulated a long list of awards, accolades and an enthusiastic fan base, including three Emmy Awards for the PBS special You Should Dream. They have performed more than 1500 concerts around the world including a 24-city tour of the … Continued

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Shipshewana’s Lights of Joy

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Enjoy Driving through Shipshewana’s Lights of Joy, a new holiday light park in Shipshewana, IN. Features more than two million LED Christmas lights displayed in a mile-long symphony of various light scenes.

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Christmas in Shipshewana

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November 16  Chocolate Day Purchase your one of a kind chocolate box at Aunt Millie’s Candy & Nuts inside the Davis Mercantile. Then stroll through our delightful town collecting chocolate confections to fill your box. All inclusive. For details call 260-768-7728. Proceeds each year benefit a local charity or cause. This year all proceeds will … Continued

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The Doo Wop Project at the Shipshewana Event Center

16 November 2019 8:00 pm

The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. In their epic shows, DWP takes audiences on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts … Continued

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Shoji Tabuchi at the Blue Gate Theatre

22 November 2019 1:00 pm

When it comes to popular Branson entertainment, the name says it all… Shoji Tabuchi – “The King of Branson”, world-renowned violinist and entertainer! Shoji Tabhuchi, his beautiful wife Dorothy Tabuchi, and breathtaking daughter Christina Lingo-Tabuchi, present an extraordinary family, variety show. This family that plays, sings, and dances encompass all the wholesome values of truly … Continued

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One Night in Memphis: The #1 Tribute to Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash at the Shipsheawna Event Center

23 November 2019 8:00 pm

“One Night in Memphis” is a rocking concert tribute to legendary Sun Records recording artists Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. Over 90 minutes of rockabilly, country, gospel and pure 1950’s rock and roll music performed live and backed by an authentic and energetic rockabilly backup band. Created and directed by … Continued

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Kimball Organ Series: Sherlock, Jr. at the Lerner Theatre

24 November 2019 3:00 pm

A kindly movie projectionist (Buster Keaton) longs to be a detective. When his fiancée (Kathryn McGuire) is robbed by a local thief (Ward Crane), the poor projectionist is framed for the crime. Using his amateur detective skills, the projectionist follows the thief to the train station — only to find himself locked in a train … Continued

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Amish Acres

28 November 2019 10:30 am

Relive the simple pleasures of yesterday by bringing the entire family together at Amish Acres on Thanksgiving Day. While in Nappanee, you will enjoy a special feast served buffet style in the century old Restaurant Barn. Four bountiful buffet tables feature Festive Roast Turkey and Country Baked Ham, and all of the trimmings that make … Continued

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Shipshewana Day After thanksgiving Horse Auction

29 November 2019

The Shipshewana Day After Thanksgiving Black Friday Horse Auction is a special sale attracting hundreds of horse lovers from all over the country. This large event lasts well into the evening with up to 400 or more horses sold, or about 25-30 horses per hour. • Tack: 9:00 a.m. @ Misc. & Antique Auction Building … Continued

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Christmas Performance: Flight 1225 at Essenhaus’ Heritage Hall

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Experience the comic tale of five stranded airline passengers and one “sincerely helpful” airline employee who attempt to survive a severe snowstorm on Christmas Eve, destined to delay all departures from a quaint Midwestern airport. Like a good “mystery,” audiences will soon discover that not all passengers are who they seem to be. This redemptive … Continued

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Nicholas Roth at Ruthmere Museum Fall Concert Series

29 November 2019 1:39 pm

lkhart favorite son Nicholas Roth will treat Ruthmere patrons with his annual “Black Friday Concert, ” the Friday evening after Thanksgiving, what a way to celebrate the holiday! Nicholas is Professor of piano at Drake University. Don’t miss Nicholas Roth for this once in a lifetime performance! Ticket pricing for the 2019 Fall Concert Series … Continued

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Nicholas Roth at Ruthmere Museum Fall Concert Series

29 November 2019 1:39 pm

Elkhart’s favorite son Nicholas Roth will treat Ruthmere patrons with his annual “Black Friday Concert, ” the Friday evening after Thanksgiving, what a way to celebrate the holiday! Nicholas is Professor of piano at Drake University. Don’t miss Nicholas Roth for this once in a lifetime performance! Ticket pricing for the 2019 Fall Concert Series … Continued

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John Berry at the Shipshewana Event Center

29 November 2019 8:00 pm

  The last two years have been big for John Berry, seeing him release two new album and launching his very own weekly syndicated cable television show (Songs and Stories with John Berry). The singer-songwriter rose to stardom on the country charts of the 1990s with such mega-hits as Your Love Amazes Me, Standing on … Continued

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Ruthmere Museum Holiday Tours – “Christmas By Design”

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You are invited to our 2019 Holiday Tours featuring “Christmas…By Design” bringing community artistic talents to the eyes of Ruthmere’s holiday visitors while simultaneously lending a helping hand in our community. Local designers will be decorating. Ruthmere for the Christmas season. Visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite decorated room, and the … Continued

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David Pendleton at the Blue Gate Theatre

30 November 2019 7:00 pm

As one of the nation’s premiere ventriloquists, David will make your believe anything can talk! A 20-year veteran entertainer, David’s humor and stellar technique keep audiences laughing from start to finish.

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Christmas with the Nelsons at the Shipshewna Event Center

30 November 2019 8:00 pm

RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED is a unique multi media entertainment event featuring the live music of Ricky Nelson’s hit songs (including “Hello Mary Lou”, “Travelin’ Man”, “Garden Party”) performed by Ricky’s own twin sons Matthew & Gunnar and includes never before seen big screen video footage of the NELSON family with interviews from celebrities influenced by … Continued

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Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna

01 December 2019 7:30 pm

The world’s most beloved boys choir, The Vienna Boys Choir, will be returning to Sauder Concert Hall to capture the wonder and magic of the holiday season with their program Christmas in Vienna. This illustrious group of child musicians has been delighting music lovers across the globe for six centuries with their purity of tone, … Continued

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Legacy Five & Greater Vision Fan Retreat at Shipshewana Event Center

04 December 2019 8:00 pm

Legacy Five When the Legendary Cathedral Quartet retired in December of 1999, Scott Fowler and Roger Bennett decided to continue the rich musical tradition of Southern Gospel Quartet singing. Legacy Five was organized and had their official debut in January 2000 in Atlanta, Georgia. Since that day, they have made a major mark on the … Continued

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Phillips, Craig & Dean at Shipshewana Event Center

05 December 2019 7:30 pm

Few songwriters cultivate more fertile creative soil when crafting a new album than Phillips, Craig, and Dean. Juggling dual vocations as both pastors and recording artists for more than two decades, Randy Phillips, Shawn Craig, and Dan Dean have created an impressive body of work inspired by what God is doing in their lives and … Continued

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Middlebury Then and Now presents: Gingerbread Jamboree

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Get ready to pre-heat the oven, pull out the cookie sheets & pastry bag, put on your creative chef’s hat and enter the gingerbread competition! All creations will be on display for viewing at the Middlebury Community Historical Museum. Rules and free registration form are on the website www.middleburythenandnow.org.  Open to all ages.  

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Gallery Talk – Bonneyville Mill at Ruthmere

06 December 2019 11:00 am

This month’s Gallery Talk will be about Bonneyville Mill and presented by Courtney Franke, Interpretor, on Friday, December 6th at the Havilah Beardsley House at 11am. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history. Gallery Talks are free and open to the … Continued

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Goshen First Fridays Hometown Holiday

06 December 2019 5:00 pm

It’s the holiday season! Come warm up and spread the holiday cheer in downtown Goshen during our Hometown Holiday celebration. Find unique gifts for your friends and loved ones at our many retail shops, join community caroling, and enjoy the annual tree-lighting ceremony.

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Collingsworth Christmas at the Shipshewana Event Center

06 December 2019 7:30 pm

Excitement, spiritual anointing, family-emphasis, and musical excellence are what you can expect to find when you step across the threshold of the auditorium for an Evening of Family Worship and Praise with The Collingsworth Family.  

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Ship-Chic Craft & Vintage Show Holiday Bazaar

07 December 2019 8:00 am

Grab your girlfriends for a fun shopping day in Shipshewana for the 4th annual Ship-Chic Craft & Vintage Show Holiday Bazaar! 80+ awesome vendors inside the heated Shipshewana Auction Misc. & Antique Building. The Ship-Chic Craft & Vintage Show is a curated pop-up market hosted by the Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market featuring AMAZING vendors … Continued

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Breakfast with Santa at Amish Acres

07 December 2019 9:15 am

There’s no place like Amish Acres during the winter holidays. Snow or no snow, the red barns beckon guests to come inside and warm to their country offerings. And, there is no setting more unique and cozy than the century old barn restaurant for Breakfast with Santa. Seating is limited so make your reservations early … Continued

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Holiday Hoorah at The Elkhart’s Environmental Center

07 December 2019 11:00 am

We will once again be hosting an eco-friendly, festive program with upcycled ornaments and decorations, snacks, and fun activities! Details will be posted closer to the event.

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Santa Visits & Kids Day

07 December 2019 12:00 pm

Santa will be available for a visit from noon to 3 p.m. on the second floor of the Farmstead Expo Barn (Home of the Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Market). He will be handing out free goodie bags to the children inside the “winter wonderland walkthrough.” There will also be a Kids’ Safety Day taking … Continued

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Middlebury Christmas Tree Lighting

07 December 2019 6:00 pm

Join the Community at Memorial Park to experience the sights, tastes, and sounds of Christmas: candle-lighting, cocoa, cookies, Christmas carols, and a craft.  All ages.

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Daniel O’Donnell Christmas and More at the Shipshewana Event Center

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For the first time ever Irish fans will be treated to his Christmas and More show, which will see the star entertaining his audience with a nostalgic trip down memory lane as he performs hit after hit in the first part of the show. As the curtain rises on the second half the audience is … Continued

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Premier Arts presents: Meet Me in St. Louis

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Based on the heartwarming film of the same name, Meet Me in St. Louis takes audience members on a musical journey back to the early 1900s. The magic begins at the site of what is to be the St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904. The show’s center, The Smith family, are gathered at Shrinker Swamp … Continued

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Lunchtime Live! Free Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life at the Lerner Theatre

18 December 2019 11:00 am

George Bailey never got a chance to fulfill his life’s ambitions of exploring the world and building skyscrapers. As he watches his friends and family become success stories he dreads on running his fathers building and loan business, rivaling the grumpy old Mr. Potter. When a financial discrepancy puts George in a difficult position, an … Continued

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Shipshewana Ice Festival

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This is the 13th year for the Shipshewana Ice Festival! Ice Carvers will be drilling and shaving blocks of ice all over Shipshewana. The creations they design are submitted by the sponsor or are the carver’s choice. These professional carvers enjoy the challenge of creating! Please stop in all over Shipshewana to see them at … Continued

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New Year’s Celebration at Amish Acres

31 December 2019 8:00 pm

Indiana’s most unique New Year’s Eve Celebration takes place at Amish Acres. Individual and group packages begin with early check in at either The Inn at Amish Acres or The Nappanee Inn followed by leisurely Thresher’s Dinner in the festive old barn restaurant. Anticipation mounts as The Round Barn Theatre curtain opens on the final … Continued

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New Years Eve: The Singing Contractors, John Schmid & Carl Hurley

31 December 2019 9:00 pm

The Singing Contractors Hi, the person reading this (yes, we are talking to you)-we are Josh Arnett and Aaron Gray, and we are accidentally known as “The Singing Contractors” (thanks to the many fans online that gave us this name after hearing these 2 good ole boys sing). We’ re guessing you know this already…but … Continued

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The Wailin’ Jennys

31 January 2020 7:30 pm

Back in Goshen by popular demand with new songs from their upcoming album, Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse bring three distinct voices that together make the achingly perfect vocal sound of the Juno award-winning Wailin’ Jennys. With beautiful, heart-stopping harmonies, uplifting repertoire and engaging stage presence, the Wailin’ Jennys have delighted and charmed … Continued

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National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine at Goshen College Music Center

28 February 2020 7:30 pm

Formed in 1918 and conducted by Volodymyr Sirenko, the 95-member National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine is considered one of the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe, with multiple Grammy Award nominations. This distinguished ensemble will display its brilliance, warmth and expressive versatility in a splendid program that will feature Ukranian cellist Natalia Khoma performing Tchaikovsky’s … Continued

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