Topic: Elkhart County

Elkhart County region gets $42 million boost to become ‘great place to live’

Posted on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Wakarusa

By Terry T. Mark ELKHART — The three county Elkhart-St. Joseph-Marshall region is receiving a $42 million economic development boost from the state of Indiana’s Regional Cities Initiative. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and other state and local government and business leaders celebrated the region’s successful application for the grant from the Indiana Economic Development Corp. The … Continued

Elkhart County’s quality of place the focus of Vibrant Communities initiative

Posted on Sunday, December 6th, 2015 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Wakarusa

Elkhart County’s quality of place the focus of Vibrant Communities initiative

By Terry T. Mark ELKHART, Ind. — There could be even more fun places for the community to gather in Elkhart County in the near future thanks to the Vibrant Communities initiative. Announced Thursday, the project aims to bring together residents from all over Elkhart County to discuss the amenities — parks, bike trails, concert … Continued

3 Helpful Hints for Exploring Amish Country of Northern Indiana

Posted on Monday, August 5th, 2013 in Things to do in Amish Country

Our destination does not have one location where the Amish live. Our Amish neighbors live throughout the countryside in area’s neighboring many of our cities and towns. The Amish own their own businesses and work in our communities. The Heritage Trail audio driving tour is the best way to see it all. Our area is … Continued

Fairs and Festivals

Posted on Monday, May 13th, 2013 in Things to do in Amish Country

It’s Fair and Festival time! Here’s a listing of the Fairs and Festivals happening in our area during June – October. These great family friendly events guaranteed to keep everyone plenty busy this summer. Click on the event to find out all the information. Rhaspody in Green Wakarausa Blue Grass Festival Shipshewana Quilt Festival WHME … Continued

Run/Walks in Elkhart County

Posted on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 in Uncategorized

Spring is here, and people are itching to get outside. There are some fun and different types of races/rides/walks planned – perfect for anyone waiting for the good weather to get fit, get out and have fun doing it. Goshen First Fridays: Goshen Bicycle Criterium and Bike Festival – 05/03/201 4th Annual Ribbon of Hope … Continued

Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale

Posted on Monday, September 17th, 2012 in Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Uncategorized, Unique Shopping

Join the action as bakers, crafters and artisans come together to sell their wares for worldwide aid programs at the Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Goshen. Friday evening’s haystack supper is fun and filling. Saturday morning’s huge quilt auction draws folks nationwide to bid on favorites. It happens September 21-22, 2012 … Continued

Loomed in Blooms! Fall Flower Carpet

Posted on Monday, August 13th, 2012 in Things to do in Amish Country

NEW! Fall Flower Carpet September 19 – 29 It’s one-of-a-kind and not-to-be-missed! 6,500 potted mums, the divas of fall flowers, deliver a dazzling jewel-toned display of color in a supersized flower carpet! See this stunning work of art free of charge along the RiverWalk in downtown Elkhart’s Arts & Entertainment District.

Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival

Posted on Monday, July 30th, 2012 in Things to do in Amish Country

Celebrate 50 years of art and fun at Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival August 2-5, in Nappanee. It’s hard to imagine it all started with a clothes-line art show. Today it’s deemed one of the  “Top 100 Events in North America” featuring over 300 artists and crafters from 35 states, live entertainment on four … Continued

Northern Indiana Art & Earth Trail

Posted on Thursday, July 12th, 2012 in Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country

If you like to find those interesting, sometimes off-the-beaten-path places, then the Art and Earth Trail in Northern Indiana is for you. There are 7 loops, or routes, that make up the trail. All together over 150 studios, farmers markets, quaint lodging and specialty shops are featured across Northern Indiana. Here in Elkhart County, the … Continued

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