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Four great things to do while you’re here for the Elkhart Jazz Festival

Posted on Friday, June 8th, 2018 in Arts & Culture, Elkhart, Things to do in Elkhart County, Trip Ideas

Four great things to do while you’re here for the Elkhart Jazz Festival

The Elkhart Jazz Festival is a paradise for music fans — some of the best jazz musicians you’ll find anywhere, soaking in the sun at an outdoor stage, intimate lounges for a quieter set, and mouth-watering eats from food trucks, restaurants and pop-ups. But why not also mix things up, just like a great jazz … Continued

7 can’t-miss festivals for a summer full of fun

Posted on Friday, April 20th, 2018 in Arts & Culture, Community, Travel Info

7 can’t-miss festivals for a summer full of fun

The Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival kicks off a busy spring and summer. By all means, fill up on pancakes and sausage, jumbo jelly beans and all the goodness Wakarusa has to offer from April 27-29, but it’s only the beginning here in Elkhart County. Great concerts, mouth-watering food, amazing artwork, unforgettable experiences – make time … Continued

Fantastic places for fun while staying warm and toasty

Posted on Friday, January 26th, 2018 in Arts & Culture, Bristol, Community, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Must See's & Stops, Northern Indiana, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Elkhart County, Trip Ideas

Fantastic places for fun while staying warm and toasty

It’s cold outside. So what? Hours of fun are just a few steps away at these amazing places in Elkhart County A brush with art From oil paintings to eye-catching sculptures, stunning works of art just get better with age. Stroll the galleries of the Midwest Museum of American Art and you may spy a … Continued

Thanks for a great summer: Quilt Gardens, Seward Johnson sculpture exhibitions were big hit in Elkhart County

Posted on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Nappanee, Outdoor, Quilt Gardens

Thanks for a great summer: Quilt Gardens, Seward Johnson sculpture exhibitions were big hit in Elkhart County

  By Terry T. Mark It’s been a fantastic summer, but Elkhart County will be bidding farewell to most of the Seward Johnson sculptures while Quilt Gardens are closing down in preparation for another colorful season in 2018. There is one piece of good news: The God Bless America monumental-scale sculpture will be staying in … Continued

Amish Acres earns recognition; Wellfield Gardens shines on TV

Posted on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Outdoor

  By Terry T. Mark Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival wins national recognition Sunshine Artist magazine has named the Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival as 21st among the 100 Best Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows, according to organizers on the Nappanee event. The rankings are determined by votes from artists who rank the … Continued

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

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

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

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

New walking tours dive deep into Elkhart, Middlebury history, folklore

Posted on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Elkhart, Middlebury, Northern Indiana, Things to do in Elkhart County

New walking tours dive deep into Elkhart, Middlebury history, folklore

By Terry T. Mark History may not be able to come alive literally, but the next best thing might be guided walking tours of downtown Elkhart and downtown Middlebury that are launching this year. Steeped in folklore and laced with tales of ambition, intrigue and mischief, the tours take participants inside the hidden history of … Continued

25-foot-tall sculpture going up Monday in downtown Elkhart

Posted on Friday, May 19th, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Elkhart, Must See's & Stops, Things to do in Elkhart County

By Terry T. Mark The stage is set for the arrival of the 25-foot-tall, 27,000-pound God Bless America sculpture that will tower over downtown Elkhart this summer. And the public can enjoy the amazing sight of the sculpture being lifted into position at Central Park, along Waterfall Drive, in Elkhart starting at approximately 10 a.m. … Continued

Along the Heritage Trail