Entertaining Your Group
From delightful productions in historic theatres to performances in majestic venues, there’s a host of options sure to keep groups entertained.
The curtain rises on first-rate stage productions and performances at the newly renovated Lerner Theatre. Restored to its original 1920’s grandeur, the theatre also boasts state of the art improvements. Exclusive tours of this magnificent theatre are offered to groups. Sauder Music Hall at Goshen College is also renowned for its great acoustics and great performances.
Amish Acres Round Barn Theatre delivers professional, lively musical theatre in a unique original round barn setting. The Blue Gate Theatre is known for its faith based entertainment. And the century-old Bristol Opera House is the venue of a talented local theatre group. Das Dutchman Essenhaus introduces its new Heritage Hall presenting musical concerts and biblical based drama with dinner/theatre package options. Add to that line-up festivals and events celebrating themes such as jazz, quilts, history, food, and storytelling.
Wow, three ABA Top 100 Events in one Amish Country destination! The Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail, Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival and the Shipshewana Flea Market were all designated tops for 2013. And it marks the fifth time the Quilt Gardens and Amish Acres & Crafts Festival were honored. Take advantage of an exceptional opportunity to package multiple Top 100 events with the Amish Country group experience and plan a tour that will be a surefire hit for your group. Combine the Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail, Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival and the Shipshewana Flea Market the week of July 29 thru August 4, 2013. It’s the perfect trio for guaranteed fun!
Here is just a sampling of our events that are perfect for your group!
AMISH ACRES ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Nappanee: August 1 - 4, 2013 & July 31 - August 3, 2014
ABA TOP 100 EVENT FOR FIVE YEARS! This nationally-recognized, award winning annual event is a shopper’s delight!
- 350 juried artists and crafters
- 4 entertainment stages included in admission
- Festival food booths
- Special up close bus parking and pick-up
- Prepaid lunch vouchers available for $8.50pp; discounted group admission of $5pp
SHIPSHEWANA QUILT FESTIVAL
Nappanee:June 26 - 29, 2013 & JUNE 25 - 28, 2014
Nationally Recognized Speaker, Quilt & Vendor Show,Quilter's Schoolhouse, Shop Hop, & Area Activities
DAS DUTCHMAN ESSENHAUS QUILT & FIBER SHOW
Middlebury: August 23 - 24, 2013
Nearly 100 gorgeous quilts and beautiful fiber art at the Das Dutchman Essenhaus Quilt & Fiber Show, August 23-24, 2013 in Middlebury. The show bustles with seminars, quilts on display and demonstrations. Plus everyone can try their hand at the make a stitch Quilting Bee. Natural fibers and items produced from natural fibers will also be displayed. Easy bus parking and pick-up too.
MENNONITE RELIEF SALE & QUILT AUCTION
Goshen: September 27 - 28, 2013
- View hundreds of quilts, antiques and miscellaneous items
- Dozens of tents filled with handcrafts and housewares
- Homemade pies, breads, cheeses, and sausage
- Free admission and plenty of bus parking
2013 Fall Flower Carpets
Elkhart & Nappanee: October 1 -12, 2013
See North America’s only Fall Flower Carpets for free- October 1-12, 2013! Dazzle groups with a showy display in the downtowns of Elkhart and Nappanee. 14,000 pots of jewel-toned mums placed to replicate original patterns (7,000 pots in each carpet) pack two city blocks with a crescendo of color. Viewing platforms make photo taking easy.