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2014 Fall Flower Carpets...

...along the Heritage Trail

All-New Fall Flower Carpets “Celebrate the Arts”
September 27 – October 15

MUMS THE WORD North America’s only Fall Flower Carpets have rolled out in the downtowns of Elkhart and Nappanee.  Loomed in blooms, each carpet holds 7,000 mums in jewel-toned designs that fill an entire city block. See them free, explore the communities that host them and enjoy fun-filled, arts-themed events & activities.

2013 Fall Flower Carpet Photo Gallery

2014 Fall Flower Carpets

Nappanee’s pattern celebrates the rich history of theatre and dramatic arts throughout the city

Nappanee Center
300 West Market Street

Elkhart’s design pays tribute to the mighty “Mohawk” No. 3001 steam locomotive on display at the National NY Central Railroad Museum Play the Train Trivia Game!

Downtown A&E District’s Central Park
Waterfall Drive & High Street, Elkhart

Still more to See & Do …

Amish Acres Fall Harvest Days | September 17 - October 26
“Apple Picking” Outdoor Art Exhibit | Multiple locations
Nappanee Public Library Book Sale | October 9 - 13
National Hoosier Cabinet Days | October 10 - 11
A Night at the Museum:  Nappanee Center Flashlight Tours | October 10, 6-8pm
Nappanee History Comes Alive...when the lights go out!
Nappanee Second Saturday – Taste of Hometown Nappanee | October 11
Craft vendors, music, hands-on fun for the kids, bake sale, classic car & truck display & more
Outdoor movie – Night of the Living Dead, West Side Park | October 11, 8:30pm
Amish Acres Corvette Rally | October 11
Amish Acres Round Barn Theatre:
Plain & Fancy | Now through October 18
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat | September 10 - October 20

Elkhart …
National NYC Railroad Museum Tours | Tuesday - Sunday
Ruthmere |  Monthly Gallery Talk sponsored by Bradley Vite Fine Arts (First one of this series) | Wed, Oct 1, 12:30 p.m.
Free admission, open to the public, 30 minute Q&A program featuring a fine collectible, art or antique found in the Beardsley Collection Takes place at Ruthmere
Noontime Talk | Film: Brett Weston | Midwest Museum of Art  | October 2
Exhibit:  Made in Michiana | Midwest Museum of American Art | Through October 5
Ruthmere | Free Family Sunday | Sun, Oct 5, 1-4 p.m.
Free admission, open to the public, this one is OK to promote to both visitors and locals due to the FFC
Last day that Havillah Beardsley House is open for the year. Takes place at both locations

ArtWalk Wednesday | October 8, 5-8pm
Premier Arts presents "Schoohouse Rock Live" at the Lerner | October 9, 7:30 p.m. Buy Tickets Online
Noontime Talk / Midwest Juried Regional Competition | Midwest Museum of Art  | October 9
Ruthmere |Fall Concert Series featuring the South Bend Symphony Woodwind Quartet. | Fri, Oct 10, 7:30 p.m.
The Annual Fall Concert Series brings world class musical talent to the intimate setting of Ruthmere's Game Room.  Pricing is $10 member, $20 non-member. Members only can also take advantage of purchasing a season Fall Concert Series pass for $35. Silver Patron and Louis Comfort Tiffany patrons receive two complimenty tickets to each event. Light refreshments included.  All performances will be at 7pm. Limited seating. Please call to reserve your tickets 574-264-0330, ext. 104. 

Family Drop-In Activity / Lovely Leaves | Wellfield Botanic Gardens, October 11, 1-4pm
Noontime Talk / Midwest Juried Regional artist featured | Midwest Museum of Art  | October 16
Summer Dance Elkhart | Civic Plaza | October 8, 8-10pm
Stories in the Garden | Wellfield Botanic Garden, October 21, 6pm
Family Drop-In Activity - Lovely Leaves | Wellfield Botanic Gardens, October 25, 1-4pm

Lerner Theatre:
Elkhart County Symphony Cirque de la Symphonie | September 27, 7:30pm
Motown Magic:  The Temptations Revue & The Sounds of the Four Tops | October 3, 7pm
Clark Wilson Organ Concert & Silent Movie:  Nosferatu | October 11, 7:30pm
Thoroughly Modern Millie presented by Premier Arts | October 17 – 19
     October 17 & 18, 7:30pm, October 19, 3pm

Enjoy the RiverWalk Culture Trail! Highlights include Wellfield Botanic Gardens, historic Havilah Beardsley House, Ruthmere Mansion, the Lerner Theatre, Midwest Museum of American Art, numerous Elkhart Parks, the National New York Central Railroad Museum, plus shopping, dining and special events.

2014 Fall Flower Carpets are made possible by the Elkhart County, IN Convention & Visitors Bureau in partnership with City of Elkhart, Indiana; the City of Nappanee, Indiana and the Nappanee Quilt Garden Committee


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