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Events and Entertaining Your Group
From delightful productions in historic theaters 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. NEW is the “toe-tapping” excitement of your groups own private performance by the Heartland Country Cloggers. Add to that line-up festivals and events celebrating themes such as jazz, quilts, history, food, and storytelling.
Here is just a sampling of our events that are perfect for your group! See full list of area events here
NEW! Stump Trivia Quiz Show – $295 per event
Enjoy time with friends and outsmart your companions with a night of brain-twisting fun! Stump Trivia Quiz is the ultimate live trivia experience that allows you to test your skill with an entertaining assortment of questions geared to the senior market, from anatomy to literature, old movies to history, sports to science. The quiz format is hosted by a professional emcee, and all the necessary equipment and materials are provided. Best of all, you don’t have to be a genius to have a great time, as the collective brain-power of your team makes for more fun and more right answers. Enjoy this evening experience after your dinner at a variety of locations and venues throughout Amish Country!
The Music Place
Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival
August 3-6, 2017 | August 2 – 5, 2018
ABA TOP 100 EVENT FOR SEVEN YEARS! This nationally-recognized, award winning annual event is a shopper’s delight!
- 300 juried artists and crafters
- 4 entertainment stages included in admission
- Festival food booths
ELKHART JAZZ FESTIVAL
June 23-25, 2017 | 22 – 24, 2018
Groups get jazzed at the Elkhart Jazz Festival! It’s one of the nation’s premier jazz festivals delivering red hot and cool jazz for 27 years. Downtown Elkhart’s A&E district swings with performances by Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Aaron Neville and Fourplay plus scores of other acclaimed artists. Groups love the grandeur and convenience of The Lerner, an exquisitely restored theater, and strolling to other venues throughout downtown. Ticket prices vary.
MENNONITE RELIEF SALE & QUILT AUCTION
September 23 – 23, 2017 | September 28 – 29, 2018
- View hundreds of quilts, antiques, and miscellaneous items
- Homemade pies, breads, cheeses, and sausage
- Free admission and plenty of bus parking
- Friday evening Men’s and Woman’s Chorus at 7pm
- Saturday morning pancake and sausage breakfast at 7am
SHIPSHEWANA QUILT FESTIVAL
June 21-25, 2017
ABA TOP 100 EVENT FOR THREE YEARS!
Nationally Recognized Speaker, Quilt & Vendor Show, Quilter’s Schoolhouse, Shop Hop, & Area Activities
Taste of the Gardens
August 26, 2017 | August 25, 2018
Wellfield Botanic Gardens, Elkhart, IN