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As we celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial, we reflect on the things that make our state extraordinary. In this issue we’ll remind you of some special places from our past and present—from Corydon to Indiana State Parks, and reveal some fun facts on Indiana’s history. You’ll also learn about some exciting celebratory festivals going on around the state, and read about the culmination of these events—the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay. Plus, you’ll still enjoy our regular features, like Top Chefs, Family Fun, Winemakers, and more! We at Travel Indiana are also reflecting on our own history, and are proud to have been involved in promoting the great people and places of Indiana for the last eight years. We’ve enjoyed sharing with our more than 100,000 monthly readers “all things authentic to Indiana” from every corner of the state. The enormous number of positive comments and feedback we receive from our readers constantly remind us of why we do what we do…celebrate and share all at that Indiana has to offer.

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Climb onboard the Bicentennial exhibition The Next Indiana at the Indiana State Fair August 5 through 21 at the fairgrounds. The exhibit explores the state’s past through the lenses of transportation, land use, and community. The Bicentennial Train will be located next to Pioneer Village. Hop on and explore three box cars full of Indiana history. In the first car, visitors will learn about Indiana’s early history up to 1900, including our Native American and Northwest Territory-era roots, statehood, and 19th-century history. The second car covers the 20th century, and the third car illustrates our state from 2000 to today. Indiana Historical Society members can receive a free ticket to the fair. Household members are eligible to receive four tickets. Check indianahistory. org after July 13 for details. The Bicentennial Train is presented by the Indiana Historical Society, Indiana Rail Road Co. and Norfolk Southern, with support from Kroger; in partnership with the Indiana Bicentennial Commission and Indiana Humanities. Another Bicentennial attraction at the Indiana State Fair is the Bicentennial Commemorative Rifle. This beautiful, limited-edition commemorative rifle was commissioned for the State Bicentennial, and is engraved with images from Indiana’s past and finished with antique gold, shiny nickel, and black chrome. Only 100 of these Henry Big Boy Lever Action Rifles are available. Find out how to purchase yours at auguns.com or register to win one – valued at nearly $3,000 – at the Indiana Bicentennial Train at the State Fair. (Must be 18 or older to register.) Climb aboard the train and take a peek at the Bicentennial Rifle this summer at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

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his year is Indiana’s 200th birthday and there’s a party to get to. But don’t worry, you won’t be late…it lasts all year and it is happening all over the state. The Indiana Bicentennial Commission – with the help of literally thousands of Hoosiers – created a variety of events and projects throughout Indiana. From festivals to museum exhibits to state park activities, there are ways for everyone to celebrate. The Bicentennial celebration is based on four key pillars: youth and education, historical celebration, nature conservation and community involvement. To highlight and emphasize these pillars, there are more than 1,300 endorsed legacy projects in place, representing all 92 counties. These legacy projects were submitted by individuals, groups and organizations to celebrate this historic year in their hometowns. Because the projects are happening all year and all over the state there is a variety of ways to celebrate, no matter where you are. The Commission is also planning a few large-scale events to get Hoosiers excited and involved. In the fall, the Bicentennial will travel 2,300 miles during the Torch Relay, a great way to celebrate the unique way each county has contributed to the state’s history and growth. The Relay kicks off September 9 in the state’s first capital, Corydon. From there, the torch will be carried by nominated torch bearers across its 2,300-mile journey. The torch will also be conveyed by hovercraft, farm equipment, a racecar, horse and wagon, antique automobile, and other unique ways to best represent each county. Celebrations will vary in each town and county. A traveling, mobile visitor center will follow the torch so that Hoosiers can learn more about Indiana history. The torch, inspired by the state flag, was designed by a group of Purdue University engineering students, staff and faculty. This high-tech torch is equipped with a GPS, HD camera and Wi-Fi. A lighter, more child-friendly torch will also be on the relay. The Relay will end on October 15 when the torch arrives at the State House in Indianapolis during Hoosier Homecoming. Make your way to the state’s capital for this family friendly event, where you’ll be invited to walk around the newly constructed Bicentennial Plaza. You can enjoy some Indiana food favorites and tell your family food stories - sample a breaded pork tenderloin or maybe some mashed potatoes


One of the greatest things about the Bicentennial is that it serves as a reminder that no matter our differences, we are all Hoosiers together.

with chicken and noodles. Meet some well-known Hoosiers – portrayed by reenactors, of course – like Michael Jackson, Abraham Lincoln and John Hay. There will be lots to do for everyone in the family. You won’t want to miss it! On Friday, Dec. 9, 400 fourth grade students will gather at the State House to hear from the Governor and First Lady as well as learn about the meaning and importance of the Bicentennial. One student will be recognized for their prize winning essay. At three other venues downtown, another 900 students will also experience the Bicentennial up-close. They will get to meet the Bicentennial Bison, Abe, and participate in interactive learning games. Then it will finally be Statehood Day, Dec. 11 – better known this year as Indiana’s 200th birthday. On Statehood Day the “Ignite the Future” event will take place at the Indiana Farmer’s Coliseum as a way to end the year-long celebration. This event is a free, non-denominational service to celebrate the diversity of faiths in Indiana. The day will be celebrated with readings, musical and art performances, and dignitary remarks. The hope is that the event will inspire all Hoosiers to “Ignite the Future” both for themselves and for future generations. There are a few key events where Hoosiers can celebrate the Bicentennial, but the true celebration takes place every day. It’s when you share a story about growing up or you help a neighbor. One of the greatest things about the Bicentennial is that it serves as a reminder that no matter our differences, we are all Hoosiers together. That is why it is our job this year to leave a lasting legacy. So that when Indiana’s 300th birthday rolls around Hoosiers are just as excited to celebrate their wonderful state. For more information and a detailed list of events go to visitindiana200.com or in.gov/ibc.

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Torch Relay FACTS • 2,300 mile journey across the state traveling through 92 counties • The Torch Relay will begin in Corydon, the state’s first capital, and culminate in Indianapolis on the Statehouse Grounds • The relay was designed to inspire Hoosiers and promote unity across the state by connecting people, communities, and regions • Starts on September 9, 2016 and ends October 15, 2016 • The torch will travel 6 days per week (Mondays rest day) for 5 weeks/32 days • Walkers, runners, and torch bearers employing modes of transportation that are representative of Indiana culture and heritage will move the torch along its route • Torch Bearers will be chosen from nominations by each county in the state • The torch will be accompanied by a caravan that includes a Mobile Visitors Center • The Torch Relay will conclude on the Statehouse Grounds with a grand celebration for all Hoosiers

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Torch relay map showing its 2,300-mile journey

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NOVEMBER 11-13 Richard Quigley Memorial Jazz Festival Peru High School and Peru Maennerchoir

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>> Planting 200 trees to make a lasting mark on our downtown

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Painting of Bremen’s Bison-Tennial “Psi”

Sounding the long-silent town whistle, 3 Movies in the Park Clean & Green up efforts Bicentennial Ladies Night Out Stopping traffc for the return of a beloved

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Bluff City Pow Wow SEPTEMBER 17-18 Rockport City Park Gates open at 11 a.m. 928 FAIRGROUNDS DR 812-459-8643 812-459-8645 rock104@sbcglobal.net The Bluff City Native Cultural Society will be helping the Land of Indians (Indiana) celebrate its 200th birthday! Come and enjoy Native American music, dancing, vendors, and more. The 12th Bluff City Pow Wow will be held in beautiful historic Rockport.

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the State’s First Capitol Building on September 9, traveling on through each of Indiana’s 92 counties before concluding the relay in Indianapolis on Oct. 15. And on December 16, Corydon winds down this pivotal year with a time capsule ceremony at Bicentennial Park. Celebrating local history of a geological nature, Corydon offers proximity to some of the state’s oldest natural caves and caverns. Part of the Binkley Cave System (the longest in the state), Indiana Caverns boasts breathtaking underground formations, a waterfall and a cache of bones that date back to the Ice Age. Daniel Boone and his brother Squire were the first to discover Squire Boone Caverns in this neck of the woods back in 1790; the attraction now showcases a pioneer village and one-hour guided cave tours. Back on terra firma, there’s plenty more to see and do in Corydon, from O’Bannon Woods State Park and Hayswood Nature Reserve to several area swimming pools and the familyfriendly Golf Shores outdoor entertainment complex. If soaring’s more your style, check out the Squire Boone Caverns Zipline Adventure, a six-hop canopy tour and sky bridge crossing. With all that recreation and activity, you’re bound to work up an appetite. No worries. Corydon is home to a range of diverse dining establishments capable of quelling any hunger pangs. Albertos on the Hill serves up authentic Italian specialties, while Beef O’Brady’s caters to the sports pub crowd. Mexican, Chinese, steak, pizza, BBQ, coffee, breakfast – you’ll find it all here in Corydon. Just make sure to save room for a handcrafted cone at Emery’s Ice Cream or a sweet treat at Butt Drugs’ old-fashioned soda fountain. Temp your palette during your visit to the area with five local wineries in Harrison County, including Turtle Run Winery and Scout Mountain Winery in Corydon, Best Vineyards in Elizabeth, Indian Creek Winery in Georgetown and Quibble Hill Winery in Depauw. Or wash down your visit by sampling cold craft beer at Point Blank Brewing Company in Corydon’s historic downtown district.

For more information about planning your visit to Corydon, call 812-738-2138 or go to thisisindiana.org.


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Featuring selected historical artifacts on the ground floor of the log cabin. This cabin is one of Corydon’s nine original buildings remaining from the Capital Period (18161825). The event is free and open to the public.

Corydon Capitol Days July 9 and 10

Be part of the excitement as Corydon commemorates its significant role in Indiana history and the Bicentennial with a full slate of events and activities. Food, music, flag-raising, pony rides, old-fashioned games and family-friendly activities are all part of the fun.

Labor Day Weekend on the Farm at O’Bannon Woods State Park September 3 - September 4 O’Bannon Woods State Park, 7234 Old Forest Road Corydon, IN Featuring an 1850s hay press demonstration. The familyfriendly event takes place at the Hickory Hollow Nature Center in the state park, which is west of Corydon.

Lanesville Heritage Festival September 8 - September 11 Lanesville Heritage Park 2800 Memory Lane Lanesville, IN This four-day festival celebrates the history and heritage of small towns everywhere. The Heritage food building and the craft and food vendors will open at 5:oo pm on Thursday September 8.

The start of the 2,300-mile journey begins right here in Indiana’s First Capitol Building and traveling on through each of the state’s 92 counties before concluding in Indianapolis on October 15.

LOOKING AHEAD: Zimmerman Glasstoberfest October 14 and 15 Glassmaking is a family tradition for the Zimmermans, and now they’re sharing their passion with the public at the first annual Glasstoberfest event. The festival includes glassblowing demonstrations, the chance to meet and mingle with other glass blowers from around the country, a 5K benefit run, traditional German food, live music and a beer garden sponsored by Point Blank Brewing Brewery.

Stardust Jubilee – Celebrating Indiana’s Bicentennial December 1 This formal event featuring dinner, music and entertainment at Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino promises to be a don’t miss.

Bicentennial Time Capsule Ceremony December 16 Corydon winds dwown a year of celebrations with a Time Capsule Ceremony at the Bicentennial Park in Downtown Corydon (presently under development). The Sugar Artist of Corydon will provide the sweet refreshments.


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appy Birthday Indiana! Lafayette-West Lafayette is excited and thrilled to embrace Indiana’s 200th birthday and has a plethora of fun activities planned all year long. The local community has set the stage for a year that will make 2016 a time one will never forget. The Torch! Purdue University is proud to boast they designed, developed, and created the torch that will make its way through Indiana’s 92 counties. Purdue University Engineering students created a torch that is all Indiana, from the design to the materials to the fuel. Inspired by the Indiana state flag, the torch has Wi-Fi connectivity, GPS, an HD camera for photos and videos connected to social media, and is fueled with Indiana-made E-85. It is a work of art that’s light will shine bright on the back of an Indy car racing around Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 200 mph. Lafayette-West Lafayette is home to the official caravan for the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay. Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA), has made 10 vehicles that will touch each of Indiana’s 92 counties during the 2,300-mile journey across the state. Subaru will provide the popular Outback and Legacy models, which will be wrapped in specially-designed Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay decals. Bison are stampeding their way through Lafayette-West Lafayette. Indiana Association of United Ways launched a Statewide “Bison-tennial” Public Art Project in early 2016. The community jumped on board and is now home to five beautifully designed five-foot-tall fiberglass bison. The bison were designed by local artists with different depictions from Indiana heritage to rural Indiana scenes to a “native” approach as a theme for the Miami Tribe that extended their cultural roots deep into the soil of the Wabash River Valley. Many of the bison will be located along the path of the Torch Relay that will take place in the Lafayette-West Lafayette community on October 12, 2016.

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To commemorate 200 years, the Lafayette Arts – Center Stage was initiated. It is a series of five bicentennial-themed public art installations combined as one project, located on Main Street in Downtown Lafayette’s arts and culture districts. The centerpiece of the bicentennial public art is a large, bicentennial-influenced, gateway sculpture that is being created by artist Jeff Laramore at the intersection at Main and 2nd Streets in Lafayette. It includes a “flame-like” element as a nod to the torch run. Artist Zach Medler has created his mural “Sunday Morning Wabash River” inspired by the 1884 Seurat painting “Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” and is located downtown Lafayette. A special event called Alleypalooza took place on May 14, featuring art lessons, music, food vendors and artists who worked together to install the mural entitled, “Extended Family.” The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette is hosting special exhibitions, “Indiana Now 2016: The Bicentennial” and” Indiana Artists Member Show 2016: The Bicentennial”, to showcase Indiana art. Lafayette-West Lafayette is home to over 25 Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Projects. Projects include the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon, the largest event of its kind in the Midwest taking place October 1-2, 2016; ArtSmart: Indiana, which teaches the history of Indiana from 1800 to present day through art; and Heritage Day: 200 Years of Work and Play in Indiana, an event that took place on May 7 and included historical activities and demonstrations for children and their families. In celebration of Indiana’s Bicentennial, the Tippecanoe County Historical Association, in partnership with Purdue University Galleries, is currently presenting to the community the exhibit “George Winter: Reflections on the Native Peoples of Early Indiana.” The bicentennial has sprouted special events popping

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up all over these two great cities. The Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art is planting a sculpture garden, recognizing and celebrating Indiana artists from across the State, on the grounds behind the Museum. Exploration Acres is celebrating Indiana’s 200th with a bicentennial themed corn maze. This fall get lost in an 18-acre corn maze with more than eight miles of paths, rewards from local merchants, hayrides, pedal cars, and more. The city of West Lafayette is in bloom this summer with bicentennial’s yellow and blue flowers along with the planting of 16 assorted street trees along River Road. On November 5, the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra will perform “200 Candles: a Hoosier Birthday Bash,” which will include local talent, Hoosier songwriters and composers, and an audio-visual presentation of historic homegrown artwork in collaboration with ArtSmart: Indiana and the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette. October 12, 2016, marks Lafayette-West Lafayette’s major

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celebration day, when the torch will be arriving and touring through the area via 56 Tippecanoe County Torchbearers. A special ceremony and party will begin at Columbian Park early morning on October 12. Then the torch will be carried through downtown Lafayette, across the Wabash River via canoes used by the Voyageurs, who were traveling fur traders in the late 1600s through the 1700s, and then onto West Lafayette and Purdue University. It will be a day of merriment and fabulous celebration. Again, Happy Birthday Indiana! We are proud to call you home!

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“Wrap yourself in thousands of acres of trees, prairies, wetlands and wildlife and slow down the pace of your daily, busy life for a few days. Get outside with your family and friends – you’ll be glad you did.”

is nearing its 100th summer recreational season and working hard to make sure visitors have a good experience this year. Hundreds of improvements have been finished, or will be completed this year, to enhance campgrounds, restrooms and trails. The projects range from building new “cabin suites” at Brown County State Park’s Abe Martin Lodge, to opening a nature center at Summit Lake State Park. Indiana State Parks celebrates its centennial this year. The system began 100 years ago with the opening of McCormick’s Creek and Turkey Run state parks. The system has since expanded to 24 state parks and eight reservoir properties. Combined, there are more than 2,000 buildings, 700 miles of trails, 631 hotel/lodge rooms, 75 marinas, 16 swimming pools, 15 beaches, almost 8,400 campsites, more than 200 shelters, 160 or so playgrounds and 149 cabins. With a few exceptions, visitors won’t see a lot of new construction or major infrastructure overhauls in 2016. Many of the projects involve updating or improving existing facilities and making sure the park is up to visitors’ standards.


“There’s a lot of maintenance, and much of our time is focused on that basic facility care,” said Ginger Murphy, deputy director for stewardship. A list of park improvements is at stateparks.IN.gov/2441.htm. There are many other small projects and events not listed that also help manage and interpret the facilities, natural and cultural resources, and history of Indiana’s state park system. Partners and volunteers have helped with many of the projects. Non-profit “friends” groups have contributed thousands of dollars and hours. Information on joining or starting a park friends group is at stateparks.IN.gov/2442.htm. “Creative and dedicated employees stretch the dollars that you pay when you enter the gate, rent a campsite, launch a boat, or attend a special workshop or program,” Murphy said. The public can find information about activities and projects related to the centennial at INStateParks100.com. Some of the park improvements were dedicated as projects that commemorate the system’s centennial. These include

the new paved and accessible Centennial Trail at Raccoon State Recreation Area, which will provide a safe and scenic way to walk from the campground to the beach, and the restoration of the Richard Lieber memorial at Turkey Run State Park.

amp service. This brings the number of sites with 50-amp service to 66.

Some of the improvements are:

• At Clifty Falls State Park, the “Clifty Clubhouse” play area will open this summer, providing a playground near Clifty Inn. It will include a connecting trail to the nature center.

• At Brookville Lake, three comfort stations in the Mounds State Recreation Area campground are being remodeled.

• At Fort Harrison State Park, the third play area of the dog park will open this summer.

• At Brown County State Park, 12 new “cabin suites” will open in 2016 at Abe Martin Lodge. Each suite will sleep up to six people. Also, 14 new vault toilets will replace existing toilets in the family and horseman’s campgrounds.

• At Indiana Dunes State Park, a new beach comfort station next to the pavilion has changing rooms and outdoor showers. Also, the Dunes Kankakee Trail was extended from the park to the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, making the park more bike and pedestrian friendly.

• At Raccoon State Recreation Area on Cecil M. Harden Lake, the new paved and accessible Centennial Trail will provide a safe and scenic way to walk from the campground to the beach. • At Chain O’Lakes State Park, 46 campsites were lengthened and upgraded to 50-

• At Mississinewa Lake, drainage in the campground was improved. Also, campground pads will be rehabbed and expanded during spring and summer. • At O’Bannon Woods State Park, the Class A campground

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has a new playground. Also, work is underway for the reopening of Wyandotte Caves this summer. • At Pokagon State Park a new “pocket museum” is open in the historic Civilian Conservation Corps gatehouse. • At Prophetstown State Park, a new entrance road will be open by the end of May. The road winds through prairie and fields and along a sand-and-gravel mining operation that will eventually be a recreational lake for the park.

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• At Spring Mill State Park, dredging of Spring Mill Lake is complete. The lake is ready for fishing, kayaking and canoeing. It will be dedicated as a Centennial Legacy Project with a celebration in September.

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• At Summit Lake State Park, a new nature center will be developed in a former campground office. Also, the property boat rental will now offer bait and tackle, two additional boats, two paddle boards and trolling motors for rent.


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According to Murphy, the goal of Indiana State Parks is to provide visitors with a great experience, every time, and to help families and friends make memories naturally. Admission to most state parks costs $7 per instate vehicle and $9 per out-of-state vehicle. “Your Indiana State Parks are a great value,” Murphy

said. “Wrap yourself in thousands of acres of trees, prairies, wetlands and wildlife and slow down the pace of your daily, busy life for a few days. Get outside with your family and friends – you’ll be glad you did.” See you on the trail in 2016.

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of the Wildcat Creek, in Lafayette, you will find Clegg Memorial Gardens. Wildflowers, ravines, and natural surroundings make this a wonderful place to enjoy nature and take a breather from hectic schedules. Thirteen acres of bluebells, shooting stars, daffodils, redbud and dogwood trees greet the spring visitor. Summertime makes the shade a welcome relief as you travel the trails and, of course, nothing can rival the beauty of the fall colors. Prophetstown State Park is located where the Tippecanoe River meets the Wabash River near the town of Battle Ground. Explore more than 10 miles of nature trails through tall grass prairie, wooded bluffs, alongside ponds, creeks and wetlands. A wide variety of programs are offered

from “Wildflowers of the Prairie” to “Birds of Prophetstown” hikes all year long.   Hiking the Wabash Heritage Trail is a great experience if you are a bird watcher, outdoor enthusiast, history buff, or enjoy wildlife or just taking a walk. It starts at the Tippecanoe Battlefield and follows the Wabash River for 18 miles to Fort Ouiatenon. A brochure is available listing parking areas, restroom facilities, picnic tables, and specific places of interest. Parts of the trail around Riehle Plaza and on the West Lafayette side are paved, and therefore easily accessible for all. The West Lafayette Trail System consists of 27 miles of paved trails that connect with more than 10 miles of marked bicycle lanes. The Cattail, Northwest Greenway, and Wabash Heritage Trails

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have been designated National Recreation Trails by the U.S. Department of the Interior. These trails are managed for year-round recreation and use. Lafayette’s Trail System consists of more than six miles of paved (and many more unpaved) trails within the city. Trails can be used for many activities including walking, running, biking, rollerblading and cross-country skiing. Four off-road mountain bike dirt path trails are available: Haan Trail, McCormick Woods Trail, Murdock Park Trail and the Tippecanoe County Amphitheater Trail. All except the Haan Trail are multi-use trails open to hikers, runners and mountain bikes.


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Golf opportunities offer eight courses and eight different experiences. Challenge yourself to not one, but two, Pete Dye designed courses located right on Purdue University’s campus at Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex. These championship caliber courses have been home to many collegiate level tournaments including the Big 10 and the NCAA. Hale Irwin worked his magic designing the ever popular Coyote Crossing Golf Course that boasts a 4.5 star rating by Golf Digest. A more traditional course can be played at the Battle Ground Country Club; this course is open to the public and is truly one of Indiana’s best golf values. A quick and easy drive out of town will land you at the remarkable Harrison Hills Golf and Country Club. The rolling hills and mature trees will make you forget you were playing in the middle of corn fields in Indiana. Three other unique courses open to the public include Edwood Glen Country Club, Golf Ravines, and the West Lafayette Country Club. Stay and play packages are available. Lafayette-WestLafayetteStayAndPlay.com

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Maxinkuckee Boardshop located at Culver Marina is a one-stop shop for all your water sport activities. We have everything from beach clothing, and swimwear to wakeboards, wake surf’s and SUP’s. Don’t have a boat, that’s ok, we have pontoon boats for rental along with SUP’s and kayaks.

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Sit and relax harbor side while enjoying a bite to eat and your favorite cocktail at the Boardwalk Bar & Grill. A tasty menu of burgers, salads, sandwiches, and fish are offered. The Boardwalk Bar & Grill is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day and is located at the Culver Marina.

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estled in the northeast corner of Indiana, Pokagon State Park offers a variety of activities for the whole family, including interpretive programs at the nature center. Guided horseback trail rides, camping, hiking trails plus two beaches make Pokagon a popular getaway.

The Trine State Recreation Area recently

opened on the opposite side of I-69 from Pokagon State Park. Trine SRA is nearly 200 acres and features Gentian Lake, a 23-acre kettle-hole lake. Boat rentals, licenses and bait are available at the Trine Welcome Center. Only property-owned boats are allowed, which helps regulate traffc density on the water and prevents the unintentional introduction of exotic plants and animals. Fishing is allowed from rental boats and from a public fshing pier with permit. The wooded grounds, scattered wetlands and open meadows offer excellent hiking and nature study opportunities. The 2.5-mile Rolling Oaks multi-use trail is open for hikers and bikers. When there is enough snow, tubing and sledding are available. Trine SRA property and welcome center hours vary seasonally. For more information, call Pokagon State Park at 260-833-2012.

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Modern-Day Treasure Hunts Geocaching with Kids

BY REBECCA WOOD

Nine years ago, Jeni Smith was looking for an activity to enjoy with her teenage daughter.

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Her friend suggested geocaching, a high-tech treasure hunt in which participants use GPS-enabled devices to locate caches (containers) hidden anywhere from city streets to state parks. Smith admits to being “geographically challenged” and felt certain geocaching would not be a good fit for her family. “I was the one who got lost on the way to my mother-in-law’s house,” laughs Smith. But after several outings, Smith’s perspective changed. She enjoyed the “spirit of adventure” she experienced while geocaching. Today, Smith, a Greenwood native, is a seasoned geocacher and a community volunteer reviewer for geocaching.com.

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“When I began geocaching, I expected to find a pirate’s chest,” Smith chuckles. “That’s not what you find.”

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Geocaching is a game of hide-and-seek that attracts adventure seekers of all ages. To start, an individual hides a cache and then logs the container’s GPS coordinates onto the geocaching.com website. Then, those interested in finding caches refer to the same website and type in a desired location to explore. Doug Payne, another community volunteer reviewer for geocaching.com and father of three young children, encourages reading the geocache’s description to ensure the excursion fits the family’s needs and capabilities. “Make sure the cache sounds family-friendly,” Payne recommends. “Find a park that has several geocaches and a playground. After finding several caches, take a break and let the kids play.” Once a cache route is selected, the only necessary equipment is a GPS unit. Most geocachers use a cellphone either through Google maps or a geocaching app. At some locations, cell phone reception may be tricky; standalone GPS devices can be purchased at sporting good stores or websites. Geocaching is more about the hunt than the loot. “When I began geocaching, I expected to find


family fun a pirate’s chest,” Smith chuckles. “That’s not what you find.” The “swag” in a cache varies by the size of the container. Caches may be as tiny as a film canister to as large as a bulky plastic Tupperware. Trinkets to trade may be found inside the containers. (Per geocaching rules, finders must replace any items seized from a cache with things of equal or greater value.) Still other “container-less” caches can be tracked down, as the GPS-coordinates may lead to a unique place, rather than tangible items. Selecting a geocache location within the state is not a problem. With roughly 21,500 active caches hidden in Indiana, the opportunities to explore are endless. Close to her Central Indiana home, Smith advises geocaching in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis where 27 caches can be explored on cemetery grounds. “Crown Hill Cemetery is a lovely place that is more park-like than cemetery,” Smith says. “There’s a virtual cache at James Whitcomb Riley’s grave which happens to be the highest point in Indianapolis and a has a pretty view of downtown.”

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family fun Additionally, Smith suggests geocaching on the Monon Trail where 70 geocaches can be located along the stretch from downtown Indianapolis to Carmel. Other veteran geocachers share recommendations for cache sites around the state. Payne, an Evansville native, enjoys the virtual geocache at Evansville’s Willard Library, the oldest public library in the state. The library is rumored to be haunted and

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includes several ghost cams throughout its facility to catch paranormal activity. The cache’s mission is to locate the cameras and snap photos with a GPS-device. For those who want to explore outdoors, Payne directs geocachers to Falls of the Ohio State Park in Clarksville. “It’s a beautiful place, not like anything else in Indiana,” Payne recounts. “The area is full of neat geological features and fossils.”

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Heading North, Monica and Tim Lea, Crown Point residents and administrators of the Northwest Indiana Geocaching Facebook Group, tout the Indiana Dunes State Park as a popular geocache site. The couple prompts geocachers to visit the nature center and the many trails throughout the park. The Leas rave about a geocache at Chesterton’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, a smaller version of the National Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. There is a four-part cache that takes individuals to four different locations. Moving East, Bill and Tanya Klauser of Richmond, enjoy geocaching with their grandchildren. Near their hometown, they geocache along Cardinal Greenways, a 62-mile rail trail that runs from Marion to Richmond in East Central Indiana. The Klausers also urge geocachers in the region to visit Whitewater Memorial State Park in Liberty. The park centers around 200-acre Whitewater Lake and includes plenty of aquatic activities.

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on or before 8/20/2016 will receive a goodie bag and t-shirt. Morning registration/check-in opens 30 minutes prior to the start time listed below and will close at 9:00am sharp. No riders will be accepted after this time, except those participating in the Kids 5K Tour. Ride starts at 8am and is $10/person. Protective equipment should be used at all times. FIND MORE INFORMATION AND ADDITIONAL DETAILS AT CarmelClayParks.com

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Lake County Fair August 5-14, 2016 www.lake-county-fair.com Lake County Fairgrounds, Crown Point Touch of Dutch Festival August 12-13, 2016 www.demottechamber.org Spencer Park, DeMotte Goodstock: Operation Restoring Hope Music | August 13, 2016 www.goodstockmusicfestival.com Foster Park, Goodland

Valparaiso Food & Wine Festival July 16, 2016 www.valparaisoevents.com Central Park Plaza, Valparaiso

Hobart Lakefront Festival August 18-21, 2016 www.cityofhobart.org Festival Park, Hobart

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Indiana’s Top Chefs BY ELIZABETH GRANGER

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A continuing look at Hoosier chefs shows a variety of food involvement as well as a deep-seated belief in honoring all that surrounds the experience – the food, the staff, the guests.

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(BOTTOM LEFT) Gary Sanders and Nicole Bissonnette are the chefs/ owners of Bartlett’s in Beverly Shores, near Lake Michigan. Their son Ian was a contestant on last season’s popular “MasterChef Junior” on Fox TV. Photos by Joseph Gonzalez of Blackbean Photography

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BEVERLY SHORES, Ind. – The Sanders family of northwest Indiana vacationed in Belize last winter. They were on a small boat in a remote Monkey River area when they realized strangers were waving at them from shore. When they docked, a little girl rushed over and blurted to Sanders’ son, “Aren’t you Ian from ‘MasterChef Junior’?” It’s a greeting the Sanders family has become familiar with, albeit in places far more ordinary and local than the jungles of Belize. But that’s what happens when you’ve been on Fox TV’s “MasterChef Junior.” This threesome – Dad, Mom, Ian – are all chefs. Dad Gary Sanders and mom Nicole Bissonnette are, of course, far more accomplished and definitely professional, but a kitchen is a large part of this family’s daily surroundings. For Sanders, there was extraordinary training under a classically trained French chef at The Cottage in Calumet City, Indiana, and then at Miller Bakery Café in the Miller Beach neighborhood in Gary. Three years later Sanders bought the café. For Bissonnette, there was studying at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and then ownership of Bistro 157 in Valparaiso. The husband/wife duo opened Bartlett’s in Beverly Shores in 2008. It was, Sanders says, “a hit right out of the box.” That may be, at least in part, because both chefs had created names for themselves in northwest Indiana’s Region, and those diners followed them to Bartlett’s. The menu is New American, with “international flavors infusing thoughtful, locally sourced dishes.” Although the offerings change from time to time, there are signature dishes “that can never come off the menu.” Sanders says there’s been a change in what dining out means since he started working in restaurants. Then it was more formal and for special occasions, often for just a couple. Now it’s more casual and family-oriented with diners eating out several times a month. The outdoor patio is a popular summer spot, and there’s a play area with a lookout into the woods so kids can play while parents “can kick back and relax.” The couple is branching out with a food truck for festivals – think Taste of Michigan City in August, for example – and for catered events. It will also travel to the New Buffalo, Mich., farmer’s market on Thursday evenings as well as to the entry to Beverly Shores and Lake Michigan a few times a week.

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FRENCH LICK, Ind. – Paul Owens was 12 when his mother bought a fast-food restaurant. He and his siblings all worked in it. When he started, he was so small he had to stand on a milk crate to make fries. And for more than four decades now, the food industry has pretty much been in Owens’ life. Except for short periods of time, like when he told his mother he wouldn’t be back at her restaurant the next day. “‘You quit?” she said. “But you didn’t give me any notice.” So she grounded him. Made him spend the next two weeks at the restaurant. Working. Without pay. He stayed. Until that short stint in a factory, which he knew to be a mistake right away. And although he started college, he realized it wasn’t for him. When he was 19 and “no longer allowed to stay in school,” he remembers his dad taking him to a travel agency and asking him where he wanted to go. “I thought it was a reward,” he says. He chose Phoenix because he’d heard his parents talk about retiring there someday, so he figured he’d go there and wait for them. “But they never showed up.” His dad bought him a one-way ticket, saying it was time for him to grow up. He had $225 and the phone number of his mother’s bridge partner’s niece. On the last day of his money, he called that phone number and ended up with a night shift job in a restaurant. He was hired away by a franchisee in California, but after a year and a half there, “they closed the restaurant on my day off,” he says. He got on a bus and returned to Illinois. Stayed with his parents “about two minutes” and then got a job with a national restaurant chain where he eventually traveled all over as

(TOP) “I love being able to teach,” says chef Paul Owens of French Lick Resort. Courtesy photo/French Lick Resort (BOTTOM) Presentation is an important part of the dining experience at French Lick Resort. Courtesy photo/ French Lick Resort


a troubleshooter, solving problems. He moved to Indiana when someone offered him a stay-put job making less money and working more hours. “You can’t really turn that down,” he says and laughs. “You don’t get those opportunities every day, so I jumped on it.” Owens credits his mother’s interaction with people more than anything else in preparing him for a lifetime in the food industry. She stressed quality, loyalty, appreciation. “The whole thing for me was training,” he says. “I love being able to teach people. How to do things easier, how to get them done quicker. That’s the part I like most, the employees.” Owens is now the banquet/catering chef at French Lick Springs Hotel in French Lick. It’s pretty much his dream job because the Cook family philosophy matches his – to take care of the employees, take care of the buildings, take care of the guests. “It’s about respect, really,” Owens says. He still trains people, with the huge plus of working with quality foods in a family-like atmosphere where, he says, “they treat me like the expert.”

French Lick Springs Hotel 8670 W. STATE ROAD 56 FRENCH LICK, IND. frenchlick.com (812) 936-9300

Chris Escalante

(TOP) Paul Owens is executive banquet/catering chef at French Lick Resort in French Lick, Ind. Courtesy photo/French Lick Resort

The Farmhouse Restaurant

Chris Escalante is a chef at Fair Oaks Farms’ Farmhouse Restaurant. Photo by Fred Granger

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FAIR OAKS, Ind. – From the windows of Fair Oaks Farms’ restaurant, Chris Escalante can look out at the vast expanse of farmland. Thousands of acres and thousands of farm animals. This operation is big. “Fair Oaks opened my eyes to how responsible big organizations can be,” Escalante says. He’s talking about the self-sufficiency of the farm and its mantra to reduce, reuse, recycle, about its cause of putting education in the forefront, and about continually raising its own bar on quality. But he’s also talking about his role of taking care of individual diners as one of the restaurant’s chefs. “As a culinarian, I get the most passion out of my food by knowing where it comes from and understanding the nutritional value of it – and I really just love good food,” Escalante says. “It looks good, it tastes good, it’s good for you. Those are the three things I admire about cooking.” It’s a family thing with him. Always has been. “I’ve always been around food,” he says, citing his Mexican, Italian and Bohemian heritage. “My mom has an old video of me cleaning up in the kitchen. I wasn’t even talking, maybe just over a year, but I was wiping down anything I could reach, putting the towel back on the rack, dropping it, putting it back up.” Escalante grew up in Arizona and attended Le Cordon Bleu there, then interned at the Four Seasons in Dallas, Texas. But he says his No. 1 mentor was David Tallent in Bloomington. “I still call him Chef because I respect him wildly,” Escalante says. “He projected me out of the student mindset to the professional mindset. I will always owe that to him.”

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At the core was good food. “When I worked at his restaurant, we’d have farmers coming up to the back door, dirty, but with a basket of the most beautiful vegetables I’d ever seen. We’d be cleaning off the bugs and shaking the dirt off. That’s what got that hook into me. And I said, this is what I want to do with food.” Escalante also worked at restaurants in northern Indiana as well as for Sodexo, feeding an entire healthcare system. And he taught hospitality at Ivy Tech in South Bend. He’s been at Fair Oaks since the restaurant’s opening in 2014, where his passion is to combine the preparation of food with educating others about all its aspects. He’s big on tradition. “In every culture you have two core components – family and food. They’re both necessary for a culture to survive. I want to help the next generations continue this.” His advice? “Get educated about food. Figure out what your area has to offer – understand what it takes to produce the food and enjoy the best quality you can. We want to eat good food. Even more so, we need to eat good food.”

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Fair Oaks Farms 856 N 600 E (Exit 220 off I-65) FAIR OAKS, IND. (219) 394-3663 • fofarms.com (in Central Time Zone)

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The farmhouse motif welcomes guests to the restaurant at Fair Oaks Farms. Photo by Elizabeth Granger


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Eric Swanson Story Inn

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NASHVILLE, Ind. – Eric Swanson served lunch to an Indianapolis couple on a bright, warm day in late May. One dined on duck breast with a salad of arugula, radishes and strawberries, the other on a ribeye steak with a spinach salad. They shared a plate of Story crackers with garlic-infused ricotta. All of the dishes were garnished with delicate thyme flowers. Swanson had picked the vegetables less than an hour earlier. It’s one of his perks as executive chef at Brown County’s Story Inn. “I love spring vegetables,” Swanson says. “The first-on produce of the season, there’s something about the pureness of it.” There are vegetable gardens on site with plans to add more. It wasn’t always about food for this creative chef, however. That imaginative side took the form of a bachelor’s degree in English from Indiana University with plans for an advanced degree and college teaching. “I deceived myself thinking I was going to grad school,” Swanson confesses. “Along the way I got a job as a dishwasher.” And he worked his way up from there, crediting knowledgeable staffs and sharing work environments for his advancement. He even created his own cornbread recipe while still classified as a dishwasher. It was a hit with diners. But Swanson wasn’t quite ready for the restaurant life. He even tried farming but was up against it with a drought and

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Eric Swanson is executive chef at the Story Inn in Indiana’s Brown County. Photo by Elizabeth Granger


bad back, so he returned to the kitchen. “I knew I was in it for good,” he says. More training followed at the highly-acclaimed Restaurant Tallent in Bloomington under award-winner David Tallent as well as at Bloomingfoods and at McCormick’s Creek State Park. Swanson has been at the Story Inn for two years where he continually develops menu ideas, building on what he calls New American cuisine with classical French roots that branches out to use local foods. Story Inn co-owner Jacob Ebel says he wants “to put Story back on the map” as a historic lodging and culinary destination, to “re-create an authentic destination that will take people off-guard. We want the culinary experience to be one of the driving factors of what Story is.” The entire Story experience comes as a surprise to first-time visitors. First there’s the thought that they might have taken a wrong turn, since Story is 10 miles off State Road 46 on narrow, winding 135. And the sight of the “dilapidated” general store – 100 years old this year – does a great job of hiding the high-end dining surprise inside. If it’s a secret, it’s one that’s getting out.

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(LEFT) Duck breast with a salad of arugula, strawberries and radishes is served at the Story Inn. Photo by Fred Granger

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(TOP) Chef Chris Escalante says the pork tenderloin sandwich “is huge – a good Indiana classic” at the Farmhouse Restaurant. Photo by Fred Granger

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Family Fun Day. House of Glass in Elwood, World’s Largest Ball of Paint, Mounds State Park, Frazier’s Dairy Maid, Anderson Motor Speedway.

ANDERSON/ MADISON COUNTYDAY 3 Adventure Fun Day. White River Ziplines, Art’s Pizza, Central Indiana Soaring Society, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, Good’s Candy & Ice Cream Shop. DAY 4

Arts & Culture Day. Anderson Center for the Arts, Gaither Family Resources, Gaither’s Pure & Simple Restaurant, Anderson University, the Paramount Theatre. Check out a local festival or an outdoor concert at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Go to VisitAndersonMadisonCounty.com for festival and concert schedule.

LOCATION One hour northeast of Indianapolis. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO PLAN YOUR WEEKEND GO TO VisitAndersonMadisonCounty.com

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Relaxation Day. Apple of His Eye Orchard, Falls Park, Downtown Pendleton shopping, a Day Spa. Check in to the Best Western Plus or America’s Best Value Inn for your stay.

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From exciting casino action to live horse racing, from historic theatres and beautiful parks to ancient great mounds, Anderson and Madison County is where you want to be! Kids of all ages will enjoy White River Ziplines, an 8 zip line course right here in central Indiana ending with a monster 1,000-foot dual racing zip line! In Alexandria, you’ll find the World’s Largest Paint Ball, one of Indiana’s most visited roadside attractions. At Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, you can enjoy the thrills of gaming and horse racing, along with award-winning dining and entertainment. Concerts and special events are featured in the Terrace Showroom and the outdoor Music Center (hoosierpark.com). Race fans will also enjoy high-speed action at Anderson Motor Speedway. Get your cultural fix by visiting the Paramount Theatre, an architectural gem built in the 1920s. Spend the afternoon at Gaither Family Resources, world headquarters of Grammy Award winning Bill and Gloria Gaither. Browse their extensive gift shop, enjoy a meal in their restaurant, and take in a live performance or special event (for performance and event schedule, visit www.gaitherfamilyresources.net). Be sure and take a tour of famous Studio C, a working studio where many Gaither projects were taped. Be sure and plan a dinner at one of Pendleton’s unique and locally-owned restaurants. Several overnight accommodations are available. Best Western Plus will treat you like family and you’ll enjoy a wonderful breakfast buffet every morning from 6-9 am weekdays and 7-10 am on the weekend. Other amenities include a pool, hot tub, and workout room. They’ll look forward to your visit! (765) 649-2500. America’s Best Value Inn offers great value. Highlights include an outdoor pool with sun terrace, 2-room suites and queen and double-rooms, and free WiFi. Bus parking available. (Book your room now with the code “STAY” for a percentage off! 765-642-4384.)

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P L A N A G R E AT F A M I LY G E TAWAY I N F O R T WAY N E T H I S S U M M E R ITINERARY DAY 1

Catch lunch at Coney Island —a Fort Wayne favorite for over 100 years—and then spend the afternoon at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, rated one of the top ten in the nation!

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Start your day with breakfast downtown at Cindy’s Diner—and then enjoy the Botanical Conservatory, Museum of Art and History Center, all within walking distance. That evening, take in a TinCaps Baseball game.

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Science Central is a must-do for families of all ages—you’ll love their hands-on exhibits and opportunities for fun! After lunch, check out one of our 86 parks and splashpads, or rent kayaks and explore our three rivers!

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LOCATION Two hours northeast of Indianapolis. THIS IS JUST THE START OF A FORT WAYNE GETAWAY! FOR MORE INFORMATION, HOTEL PACKAGES AND MONEY-SAVING COUPONS, GO TO VisitFortWayne.com

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THREE RIVERS FESTIVAL

FORT WAYNE CHILDREN’S ZOO

Fort Wayne, Indiana’s second-largest city, offers outstanding family getaways that combine world-class attractions with affordable family fun! Every trip to Fort Wayne starts at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. Named one of the “top ten zoos in the nation,” the Children’s Zoo offers over 1,500 animals on 42 acres - and countless activities to fill the day. In fact, there are rides in every part of the zoo, including a sky ride, log ride, train and carousel! Fort Wayne also offers dozens of other great museums and entertainment options, from Science Central, where you can test your imagination (and the rules of gravity!) in a hands-on laboratory—to the Botanical Conservatory, where families wander through a sea of lush gardens and tranquil waterfalls, and take in exciting new exhibits with every season. Nearby, the Museum of Art and History Center offer dozens more hands-on activities for the kids. And in the evening, you’ll want to head downtown to a TinCaps baseball game. Set in a breathtaking downtown park setting, a TinCaps game is truly fun for the whole amily—and seats on the grass start at just $5. Fort Wayne getaways offer outstanding festivals and events, hundreds of local restaurants, great shopping and entertainment galore. It’s no wonder that families come back to discover what’s new every season! Visit us online at VisitFortWayne.com/Summer for a chance to win a Fort Wayne getaway for a family of four!


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DO MORE IN HUNTINGTON COUNTY

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Get up early and spend the day at Salamonie Lake on a rented pontoon or a Party Barge for 20 of your closest friends and then stay up late and enjoy a double feature at the nostalgic Goodrich Twin Huntington Drive-In Theater. Grab dinner at the concession stand!

DAY 3

Spend the day shopping in the quaint town of Roanoke for jewelry, artistic works, clothing, gifts, kitchen items, quilting supplies and so much more. Have lunch in one of their cafes and then spend the afternoon sampling wine at Two-EE’s Winery. For dinner, make reservations at Joseph Decuis, a gourmet farm-to-fork that features its own farm-raised Wagyu beef.

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After a big breakfast, spend time golfing at one of the county’s five golf courses or hiking one of our scenic trails and visiting our Sunken Gardens in Huntington before heading out of town.

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Check in to one of our great lodging properties or campgrounds and head right out to do the High Adventure Canopy Tour at Zip Timber Lake (reservations required) or follow our Antiques Trail and do dinner at Nick’s Kitchen in Downtown Huntington and have the original hand breaded pork tenderloin that was featured on the Travel Channel. Then walk down to Antiqology for ice cream and the Midwest’s largest selection of craft sodas.

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LOCATION One-and-a-half hours northeast of Indianapolis. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO PLAN YOUR WEEKEND GO TO DoMoreHuntington.com

ANTIQOLOGY

JOSEPH DECUIS

SUNKEN GARDENS

THE PATIO AT TWO-EE’S WINERY

LA DOLCE VITA (ONE OF THE SHOPS IN DOWNTOWN ROANOKE)

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If you are a fan of enjoying the outdoors, getting wet, dining in nationally-featured restaurants, soaring through the trees and sipping on award-winning wines, then you need to DO MORE in HUNTINGTON COUNTY. We’ve assembled a four day itinerary that features the BEST of what we have to offer. Pick and choose as few or as many as suits your taste and we hope you enjoy your time as much as we do. We recommend a four day weekend. Need help planning your trip? We are more than happy to help you hand craft your adventure. Call us at 800-8484282 or take a look at our website DoMoreHuntington.com for details and trip ideas.

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FAMILY FUN ALL SEPTEMBER LONG!

LOCATION Minutes northwest of Indianapolis. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE AND MANY OTHER EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT BooneCVB.com

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Come to Boone County for their many Fall festivals! In August, the 34th Annual Pow-Wow will be held at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Lebanon, IN, August 20-21. September there’s a festival every weekend—the Labor Day Festival in Advance, IN, September 4-5, Zionsville’s Annual Fall Festival, September 9-11, Back to the Fifties Festival in Lebanon, September 16-17, the Whitestown Brew Fest on September 7, Thorntown’s Festival of the Turning Leaves, September 23-25 and Lincoln’s Lebanon and Civil War Re-enactment also on September 2325. Admission is free to every event except the Whitestown Brew Fest which is for adults only. Spend a shopping & dining day on Zionsville Main Street where you’ll find lots of one of a kind shops, boutiques, and galleries. Then enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the many locally owned restaurants featuring everything from upscale dining to Tex-Mex BBQ.

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Follow The Garfield Trail in Grant County and find the fat cat Garfield for terrific photo-ops! Discover incredible tenderloin sandwiches and amazing ice cream treats at Ivanhoe’s Restaurant. After dinner, head over to River’s Edge Family Golf Center for a challenging round of mini-golf! Soak up some fun in the sun at the Splash House Water Park! Then grab some delicious pizza at Brook’s Upper Crust Pizza. Kids love playing at Matter Park, one of only eight parks in the nation designated as a Proven Winners Signature Garden. Top off the evening with a relaxing stroll along the scenic Mississinewa Riverwalk.

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We offer wonderful and affordable family getaways. Everybody loves Garfield, the lasagnaloving cat. Jim Davis, Garfield’s creator hails from Grant County, and The Garfield Trail features 11 whimsical statues depicting the character of the town in which it stands. Upland’s Ivanhoe’s Restaurant, a local hangout for more than 50 years, offers up 100 varieties of milkshakes and sundaes! Splash House Water Park has racing slides, lazy river, tipping water bucket, and the biggest waves in Indiana at the wave pool. Voted ‘Best Pizza’ by locals, Brook’s Upper Crust Pizza is a true neighborhood pizzeria offering amazing specialty pizzas. River’s Edge Family Golf Center offers a challenging miniature golf course, batting cages, and driving range. Hoosier Hospitality is the hallmark of Grant County, home to fantastic festivals and events, unique dining opportunities, one-of-a-kind museums, and great family fun!

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Check in! Choose between the historic lakeside resort on Lake Wawasee, a quant inn, or a lakeside vacation rental home. Take advantage of the county’s 100 lakes by renting your own boat and charting your own course, or sit back and relax on Indiana’s oldest sternwheeler, The Dixie or take a tour on the Oakwood Resort tour boat. Tonight, enjoy a dinner cruise on the SS Lillypad.

DAY 2

Spend the day at The Village of Winona, and browse artesian shops featuring items such as handmade jewelry, spices, home décor, candy, soaps, pottery, outdoor apparel and more. Have a creatively-inspired lunch at Cerulean Restaurant or Light Rail Café, and enjoy dinner at the award-winning Boat House overlooking Winona Lake. Grab that ice cream dessert from Kelainey’s down the block and take an after dinner stroll along the channel.

DAY 3

Spend the morning with a refreshing hike or invigorating bike ride on some of our 100+ mile scenic trail ways. In the afternoon, explore the Lakes Loop art and earth trail. Tonight, have an early dinner at one of several award winning pizza or burger establishments, then take in a live show at the historic Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts.

DAY 4

Enjoy some of the area’s attractions including a visit to Warsaw Cut Glass. In the afternoon, visit

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Whetstone Woodenware for locally made wooden kitchen ware.

LOCATION An hour west of Fort Wayne; two-and-a-half hours north of Indianapolis; two-and-a-half hours south-west of Chicago. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO PLAN YOUR WEEKEND GO TO

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Kosciusko County is home to 100 lakes including Indiana’s largest and Indiana’s deepest natural lakes. Life on the water starts in the Spring and is in full swing throughout the Summer months. You can easily spend four days or more, with activities both on and off the water. Take in a Sunday afternoon free ski show by the award winning Lake City Skiers. History and art lovers will enjoy local museums, including the Pound Store Museum, opened in 1838 as an Indian trading post. The Old Jail Museum has Kosciusko County historical displays, plus a gift shop. Mount Memorial Hall, a Renaissance Revival structure built nearly a century ago, features a gallery displaying the works of local and widely-known artists. The world’s only complete collection of over 5,000 Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments from 1973 to present is on public display at The Party Shop Hallmark Ornament Museum. Also visit the Winona History Center and Billy Sunday Home Museum, giving tribute to “the baseball evangelist”.


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With more than 100 lakes, Koskiusko County, in northern Indiana, offers numerous adventures for families, couples, and anyone wanting to enjoy summer months on the water. However, with delightful boutiques, locally-owned restaurants, nature trails and preserves, and home to Warsaw—named one of Thrillist’s “Top Small US Cities to Spend the Weekend”—there’s also plenty to do on shore. One of the County’s gems is Oakwood Resort, founded in 1893 as a permanent camp meeting ground for the purpose of “spiritual edification and physical recreation.” Today, this locally-owned and operated resort still stands as a testimony to renewing the body, mind, and spirit of its guests. Over 120 years later, Oakwood is still helping visitors create lifelong memories. Located on the edge of Lake Wawasee, Indiana’s largest natural lake, the resort is where great moments are made. Lodging options include 77 spacious rooms and luxury suites, as well as ten vacation homes. The on-site restaurant and bar offers seasonal outdoor seating, where diners overlook the lake and marina. There’s also a full service Aveda salon and spa. Discover the beauty, history, and traditions of lake life—both on and off shore—in Koskiusko County this summer. KosCVB.org

Luxury Suites on Lake Wawasee – IN’s largest natural lake!

Come to Oakwood Resort... why Resort to anything less? M u l t i p l e W e d d i n g Ve n u e s • 3 5 , 0 0 0 s q f t o f M e e t i n g S p a c e Wa t e r f ro n t R e s t a u r a n t & B a r • Av e d a S a l o n & S p a 70 Boat Slips • Private Beach • Swimming Pier • And More OakwoodResort.com

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For 30 years we’ve been greeting guests with warm Hoosier hospitality. We began as a simple frame house built in 1865 and recently completed renovations to dramatically l expandd and enhance the modern comfort and convenience for our guests today. Nestled among the quaint shops and eateries in Zionsville, we feature upscale accommodations and eight fully appointed guestrooms. Plus, the Chautauqua Room, a 750 square foot gathering place is suitable for meetings and events. Catering provided by Patrick’s Kitchen & Drinks, a full-service restaurant and bar located in the Inn. Experience true peace during your next visit to Indy!

Grant Street Inn 310 N Grant Street Bloomington, IN 47408 812-334-2353 grantstinn.com

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This historic bed and breakfast offers 40 distinct rooms, each decorated with a personality all its own. From chic contemporary to cottage style and Victorian, there’s sure to be a room that suits your preference and needs. Located in the heart of Bloomington just two blocks from Indiana University and four from the courthouse square. It’s easy to make yourself home at our bed and breakfast.

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Barn Treasures and Gallery 173 Main St Nashville, IN 47448 812-325-1820 for package deals and availability VRBO/nashville/barntreasures Stay right in the heart of Nashville in the studio of Brown County Artist Vera Deckard. You can walk or ride your bike all over town including Big Woods Brewery, Brown County Winery, Chateau Thomas Winery and Brown County Playhouse. Enjoy sitting on large porch after a fun filled day of shopping or outdoor excursions at Brown County State Park, Indiana’s Crown Jewel. Planning a Girlfriend’s Getaway or business retreat? One to five bedrooms available.

Winfield West Bed & Breakfast 325 W 6th St JJasper, IN 47546 812-556-0111 winfieldwestbb.com w Experience true Midwestern charm and hospitality in this beautiful, Second Empire (circa 1880s) home located just a few blocks from the heart of downtown Jasper J and centrally located to many attractions in Southern Indiana. Start your day with fresh brewed coffee or tea and a scrumptious, gourmet breakfast prepared by your hosts Fred Tone and his wife, Regina Nord-Tone. STAY.RELAX.ENJOY.

The Lighthouse Lodge on Lake Shafer

Gladden House Bed and Breakfast

4866 N Boxman Place Monticello IN 47960 574-583-9142 thelighthouselodge.com mike@thelighthouselodge.com

505 N Main Street Salem, IN 47167 812-883-6045 gladdenhousebandb@frontier.com gladdenhousebandb.com

Seven deluxe suites and three twobedroom cottages. Perfect for vacations, weddings, reunions, parties, business retreats, andd meetings. i Open year round. Check the rave reviews on TRIPADVISOR & BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM.

Come home to Victorian elegance! This beautifully restored 1898 Queen Anne home and gardens offers the perfect getaway. Full deluxe breakfast and evening snacks. Conveniently located in southern Indiana a short distance from the French Lick Resort area, Louisville, Spring Mill State Park and I-65. Also enjoy Salem’s museums, historical sites, shops, restaurants, lakes and more.


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to serve as home base. Then, after a day of hiking or hunting, settle in for a wine tasting at the historic Stream Cliff Winery in Commiskey, or visit Classic Stained Glass and Gift Gallery in North Vernon, for the best in stained glass supplies and personalized designs. Enjoy a steaming latte or homemade soup, from a variety of local eateries, to warm you up along the way.

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WELCOME TO JENNINGS COUNTY

Jennings County is a place that has it all: rolling hills, lush forests, winding waters, fertile farmland, active wildlife, and a park system comprised of National, State, County, and City parks. Beyond its breathtaking natural beauty, Jennings County offers a quality of life that makes visitors want to stay forever.

To plan your get-away visit:

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and gardens, including the Hitz Family Rose Garden. Crisscrossed with walking trails and brimming with wildflowers, cultivated blooms, and native grasses, it is home to wildlife such as herons, wild turkeys, purple finches, frogs, warblers, turtles, bobolinks and a beaver or two. Taltree’s collections include the Oak Islands exhibit with more than 40 different oak species from all over the globe, and the Welcome Garden with its vast plantings of viburnum and Native Plant Garden.

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International defines botanical gardens as “institutions holding documented collections of living plants for the purposes of scientific research, conservation, display and education.” But not only are Indiana’s botanical gardens beautiful and educational, they are the perfect destinations for inspiration, serenity, and peace. And certainly worth the road trip. 300-acre Taltree Arboretum and Gardens in Valparaiso is a delight of wetlands, woodlands, prairies

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The 106-acre International Gardens in Michigan City, just blocks away from the Blue Chip Casino but seemingly in a different world, are an oasis of tranquility and beauty. Located on land that was once the home of the Pottawatomi Indians, this heritage and traditions are showcased in the Native American garden here, one of six that highlight the gardening customs of the world. Shiojiri Niwa, a peaceful setting of bridges, flowers, waterways and trees comprising different vignettes, connect one to the other enticing visitors into the different landscapes that comprise this Japanese-style garden. Located in South Bend, Shiojiri Niwa is one of only a handful of Japanese gardens in Indiana. One of the Chinese Bridge unique highlights is a zigzag bridge. Courtesy of International Friendship Garden Japanese legends say that evil spirits can only move in straight lines. So if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ever in pursuit, head for

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such a bridge. The spirits, fortunately, unable to zig end up in the water. More prosaically, the design forces walkers to pay attention to where they’re going and thus enjoy their surroundings more. Take a stroll around the two lakes that dot the 1,250-acre Notre Dame campus, stopping at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, a one-seventh-sized replica of the famed shrine in Lourdes, France, where the Virgin Mary appeared to Saint Bernadette 18 times in 1858. A favorite of the University’s founder, Father Sorin, he vowed to reproduce it on the Notre Dame campus, a dream that became possible from a donation made by a former student. In 1896, boulders, some weighing two tons or more, were moved from nearby farms to construct the stone grotto with its niches for statuary and candles. Read the letter written by Dr. Tom Dooley, known as the Jungle Doctor of Laos, as he lay dying in a far-off land. His longing for the grotto will bring tears to your eyes. The Wellfield Botanic Gardens, just a few blocks north of Elkhart’s historic downtown, encompasses 36 acres which includes18 acres of water and is located where, since the mid 1800s, the city has drawn its water. The gardens (over 20 in all) include the Waterfall, English Cottage and Japanese and are arranged around a large pond and also near Christiana Creek. There are statues and walkways and seating areas for rest and contemplation.

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A part of Fort Wayne’s bustling downtown, the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory is really three different gardens under glass – a Southwest desert garden filled with cacti, succulents, ironwood trees and yuccas, a showcase garden with a changing exhibit each quarter, and a tropical garden filled with palms and orchids with a pond and 2-story waterfall. Family friendly, the conservatory also features outdoor gardens, handson exhibits for children, and hosts events for children. The Hayes Arboretum in Richmond is 466 acres of woodlands, meadows, swamps and streams; unique plant, rock and fossil collections; as well as miles of hiking and running paths. Other features found on this property include 3% of Indiana’s old growth forest, as well as many acres of reforested woods. An 1833 dairy barn acts as their Nature Center and is filled with exhibits on regional flora and fauna. There’s an active beehive behind glass, bird viewing room, and the Hayes Museum. Interspersed with walking, biking (#6 in the Top 10 Indiana Best Trails) and even a driving trail, there are also several Adena and Hopewell Indian mounds Indianapolis is fortunate to have several wonderful botanical gardens including The White River Gardens at the Indianapolis Zoo, the first in the country to be accredited as a zoo, an aquarium, and a botanical garden by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American Association of Museums. An urban oasis, the gardens are comprised of the indoor 5,000 square foot Hilbert Conservatory, the 65-foot ceiling and surrounding glass creates a tropical oasis. Outside, there’s

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Would you like to experience a small tropical environment in the middle of Indiana? You can at the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse at Ball State University in Muncie. The Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse is the new home of the Ball State University WheelerThanhauser Orchid Collection and Species Bank, and a wonderful new Display House, in which tropical plants of many types, including orchids, are displayed. The Display House contains 700 square feet of plants from the world’s tropics. Even in winter, the Rinard Display House is always in full bloom. Changing educational displays, student art exhibits, and other seasonal features make the Rinard Display and Orchid Greenhouse a great place to visit throughout the year. Ball State created the Wheeler-Thanhauser Collection to conserve rare and endangered species of orchids, disseminate them for conservation, and use the collection for research and education. They display orchids with other tropical plants to give you the impression of being in a small tropical environment.

A terraced “mountain” and waterfall give you a hint of the cooler, highelevation rainforest environment and a glimpse of the cloudforest orchids that grow there. You will also witness a display of tropical poison arrow frogs, since rainforest conservation is about both plants and animals.

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the DeHaan Tiergarten (German for Oldfields IMA Courtesy of Indianapolis Museum of Art animal garden) with its ever changing design and blooming plants. The 10,000-square-foot Garfield Park Conservatory, designed by the world renowned German landscape architect George Kessler, brims with hundreds of tropical plants from around the world. Their Sunken Garden is a graceful paean to European classical formal gardens with three acres dotted with fountains, symmetrical flower beds, concrete urns and bowls, all maintained as Kessler would have in the 1910s. Oldfields IMA Bordered by the White River as it flows through downtown Courtesy of Indianapolis Museum of Art Indianapolis, 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, part of the Indianapolis Art Museum (IMA), is one of the largest museum art parks in the U.S. It’s a succession Brothers, the famed firm that created Central Park in New York. of landscape journeys leading from its entrance along paths to Located in tiny Hazelton in southwestern Indiana, the Azalea inaugural artworks and the Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion. 100 Acres Path Arboretum and Botanical Gardens may be somewhat features many natural features such as a lake, marsh, and meadow. off the beaten path, but this 60-acre park, where more than 3,000 The park abuts to the 54-acre grounds of the IMA, which also colorful azaleas bloom each spring, is well worth the trip. Said to features lovely gardens such as the formal and historic gardens be one of the largest collections of azaleas in the Midwest, the centered around the Oldfields-Lilly House & Gardens, a National botanical gardens, with its two spring-fed lakes, waterfall, koi pond, Historic Landmark. The Oldfields gardens were designed in the three miles of walking paths, chainsaw carvings and sculptures, also 1920s by the wonderfully named Perceval Gallagher of Olmsted is home to native and imported trees and many unique plants.

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sier? Today, people from all backgrounds claim the title “Hoosier.” Indiana Historical Society’s traveling exhibit Who Is a Hoosier uses maps, infographics, and photographs to illustrate what the word means. But where did the name come from? Hoosier was already a widely used term in the 1830s, but its origins aren’t clear. Perhaps it stems from the word “Hoosa,” meaning American Indian maize or cozrn. Or it could come from a canal contractor named Hoosier whose employees were called “Hoosier’s Men.” But there are more colorful explanations, too. Indiana poet James Whitcomb Riley joked that the word came from a tavern fight. During the altercation someone’s ear was cut off and was left laying on the floor. The person who found the ear yelled out, “Who’s ear?” Another,

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natures. Indiana author, humorist and playwright George Ade described a Hoosier as “a student by choice, a poet by sneaking inclination, and a storyteller by reason of his nativity.” Who Is a Hoosier and nearly 20 other traveling exhibits are available for any organization to display. Visit indianahistory.org for details.


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JULY 6, 13, 20, 27 Purdue Summer Concert Series, 5 pm food, 6 pm music Art in the Park

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JULY 26-AUG. 28 Crazy for You

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SEPT. 8 The Havana Cuba All-Stars: The Asere Friendship Tour Pruis Hall, Muncie bsu.edu/emens

SEPT. 9-17 The Great God Pan by Amy Herzog Ball State Dept. of Theatre and Dance bsu.edu/theatre

SEPT. 10 Eddie Money, 6pm

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SEPT. 15 Women of the World Pruis Hall, Muncie bsu.edu/emens

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SEPT. 17 Purdue Bands Jazz

Long Center for the Performing Arts, Lafayette purdue.edu/bands/events/

SEPT. 19 Robert Baffert: ISU Speaker Series HHulman Center, Terre Haute indstate.edu/hctaf

SEPT. 20 Dutchman: Staged Reading

Monon Depot Theater, Lafayette lafayettecivic.org

SEPT. 20- OCT. 15 The Three Musketeers

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SEPT. 23-OCT. 2 Parade

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SEPT. 24 Cool City Band (Featuring Hoosier Wine Trail Wineries), Doors 4:30 pm, Show 6 pm

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Indiana’s

winemakers: SECOND IN A SERIES

A continuing look at Indiana wineries: the background stories, specialties, honors – along with Hoosier hospitality that not only welcomes visitors but also promotes camaraderie among the state’s winemakers.

by Elizabeth Granger

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – It’s become an Ind. 37 staple, luring travelers off the highway for an oasis-like break from the traffic between Indianapolis and Bloomington. Welcome to Oliver Winery with not just a tasting room but also acres of luscious flower and Oliver Winery’s sculpture gardens with plenty of outdoor seating. Dennis Dunham says he likes being part of Oliver is the state’s oldest and largest operating wine.” Photo by “the whole magic of El iza beth Granger winery. It had its beginnings as a hobby of Indiana University law professor William Oliver in the 1960s. He helped create the Indiana Small Winery Act in 1971, which promoted the creation of small wineries. Now Oliver is one of the largest wineries in the eastern U.S. In 1994 Dennis Dunham thought he was on his way to medical school with a new bachelor’s degree in chemistry. When he didn’t get in, he figured he’d reapply and do a little teaching in the meantime. That didn’t work, either, so he sat himself down at his kitchen table to ponder his future when, seemingly out of nowhere, “this little winery popped into my head.” Among Oliver Winery’s newest awards That “little winery” he’d been driving past was Oliver. Before are Gold Medal and Best of Show for he knew it, he was working the tasting room. Then he went on its Creekbend Catawba. The honors are to production. One thing led to another, including being “in the from this spring’s Indiana Wine Fair in Story, Ind. Photo by Elizabeth Granger right place at the right time.” “I really fell in love with the wine industry,” he says.


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He became an assistant to Bill Oliver, and now he’s director of winemaking where “we continue to improve.” Perhaps because of his chemistry background, Dunham likes the problemsolving best. He characterizes the staff as “active learners.” He also likes “the whole magic of wine” which causes the experience, often a celebration, to become part of people’s memories. While some grapes and other fruits do come from beyond Indiana, Oliver has a Monroe County vineyard with grapes and other fruits bottled in its Creekbend series. “There’s a great relationship among most of the wineries in the state,” Dunham says. “That’s one thing about this industry – how collaborative everybody is in promoting the Indiana wine industry.” He says the entire industry, nationwide, is “a neat balance of hard work, craft and art. It’s a happy industry. People who are in it feel pretty good about being in it.” Dunham says Oliver has honed in on people, product and place. “Customer interaction is absolutely critical,” he says. “We are truly passionate about making wine that our customers like to drink, and we want to meet them.”

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> Patoka Lake Winery BIRDSEYE, Ind. – So homey, so relaxing, so comfortable: Patoka Lake Marina in a nutshell. But traditional? Nah. These business partners have a penchant for mixing things up, putting their own signature on the leisure industry. Examples abound – floating cabins, houseboats, fisherman sleep rooms and now, silo suites in a new winery. Winemaker Steve Bartels classifies it as “the desire to be a bit revolutionary.” He’s coupling years of experience in making beer and wine at home with the idea of being a pioneer in the industry. So Patoka Lake Winery, opened just this spring, has plans for three series of wines – Classic, Artisan, and Lake Select. Classic is the single-material wines, such as Catawba wine from Catawba grapes, blackberry wine from blackberries. The Artisan series will blend fruits and/or vegetables, eventually getting around to items like carrots, tomatoes or dandelions. Lake Select – Bartels calls it the “uppity wines” – will be the higher end wines from more expensive grapes. The winery is the newest addition to the business that began with lake-related recreation, mostly fishing and boating. But the partners quickly saw their core business change from boat rentals to lodging. “We realized we needed to offer a place to stay in order to entice people to

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Nine family owned wineries and breweries provide a fun and tasteful road trip or getaway weekend. Sip and savor hand-crafted, award-winning wines and ale while enjoying the distinctive atmosphere each location offers.

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wine + brew come at all,” Bartels says. “Our goal is for this to be a destination. People’s demand is, first of all, ‘Where can I stay?’ And then, ‘What can I do?’” He continued, “So we just keep expanding. Everything we do is about diversifying and adding more value for the customers’ stay.” That includes wine cruises with a different local winery – except their own – featured every other week through October. It’s Patoka Lake Marina’s nod to the camaraderie evident among Hoosier winemakers who continually offer support to one another. “We’re not competitors,” says Bartels. “More wineries mean more people, and that’s better for everybody. But we want to be different. We want to do some crazy things.” In addition to the lake activities, nearby are Wilstem Ranch with its elephant retreat, French Lick Resort with two high-end hotels, golf courses and a casino, and a little farther away, Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari and the Lincoln attractions of Spencer County. Patoka Lake Winery

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SAINT MEINRAD

321 Pearl Street New Albany, IN 47150 812-945-9463

11534 E County Road 1740 N St Meinrad, IN 47577 812-357-2272

www.rivercitywinery.biz

www.monkeyhollowwinery.com

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4304 N County Road 200 W Rockport, IN 47635 812-649-WINE (9463)

5491 County Line Road Georgetown, IN 47122 502-396-6209

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www.indiancreekwinery.com

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13000 Gore Road Lynnville, IN 47619 812-922-5612

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www.mystiquewine.com

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Huber’s

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Starlight, Indiana

Indiana Uplands

“Family Owned and Farmed Since 1843”

Best Winery • Indiana’s Largest Estate Botled Winery • • Starlight Distillery • Farm Market • Bakery • • Plantation Hall • Starlight Café for Lunch • • Winery & Distillery Tours and Tastings • Seasonal Activities • Ice Cream & Cheese Shop • Family Farm Park • • Tractor Rides to the U-Pick Fields •

8373 Morgans Ln Elizabeth, IN 47117 (812) 969-9463 bestvineyardswinery.com

4520 St Rd 46 E Nashville, IN 47448 (812) 988-6144 browncountywinery.com

6200 E Robinson Rd Bloomington, IN 47408 (812) 332-6660 butlerwinery.com

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Oliver Winery

Brown County Winery

Butler Winery 19816 Huber Road Borden, IN 47106 812.923.9463 Mon.-Sat. 10-6 • Sun. 12-6

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Owen Valley Winery

French Lick Winery 8145 W Sinclair St West Baden Springs, IN 47469 (888) 494-6380 frenchlickwinery.com

Bedford

Huber Orchard Winery

19816 Huber Rd Borden, Indiana 47106 (800) 345-WINE huberwinery.com

Oliver Winery

8024 N St Rd 37 Bloomington, IN 47404 (812) 876-5800 oliverwinery.com

French Lick Winery

Turtle Run Winery

open tue - sun 12 - 7pm

8373 morgans ln, elizabeth, in 47117 www.bestvineyardswinery.com (812) 969-9463 (wine)

West Baden Springs

940 St Peters Church Rd NE Corydon, IN 47112 (866) 2TURTLE turtlerunwinery.com

Paoli French Lick

Owen Valley Winery 491 Timber Ridge Road Spencer,IN 47460 812-828-0883 Owenvalleywinery.com

Winzerwald Winery

Birdseye

26300 N. Indian Lake Road NE of Bristow, IN 47515 (866) 6Winzer winzerwaldwinery.com

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brew + wine

BREW + WINE

events Celebrate the season at these drink-worthy events

Swiss Wine Festival

JULY 8

Music by Joe Justice

JULY 30

Uncork the Uplands 4-7 pm French Lick Resort

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Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brewing Co.

JULY 15

Country Heritage Winery

Music by Jason Paul and Food by Sol Kitchen

LAOTTO

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LAOTTO countryheritagewinery.com

JULY 9

Music by Dick Meyers

JULY 16

Country Heritage Winery

Music by Eclipse

LAOTTO

Country Heritage Winery

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LAOTTO countryheritagewinery.com

JULY 9

18th Indiana Brewers Cup Reception Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianastatefair.com

JULY 15-17

Wine, Brew and Bar-B-Q Too New Palestine Lions Club

NEW PALESTINE

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21st Annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival 3-7 pm Historic Military Park

INDIANAPOLIS drinkin.beer/events

JULY 30

Indiana Microbrewers Festival 2-7 pm Military Park

INDIANAPOLIS indianabeerfest.com Indiana Microbrewers Festival was voted Best Local Beer Fest by readers of NUVO and will feature 100+ breweries, nearly all from Indiana.

JULY 30-31

Indiana Artisan Weekend 11 am-5 pm Indiana Wine Trail Wineries Indianawinetrail.com


brew + wine AUGUST 5

Junior Achievement Wine and Beer Festival 5-8:30 pm Parkview Field

FORT WAYNE

AUGUST 27

SEPTEMBER 17

70 E Monroe

Whitestown Municipal Complex

FRANKLIN

WHITESTOWN

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Beer and Bluegrass Festival 5-10 pm

Whitestown Brewfest

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AUGUST 12-14

Tour de Upland Camp Framasa

NASHVILLE

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COLUMBUS columbusbeerfest.in

SEPTEMBER 24

Cool City Band (Featuring Hoosier Wine Trail Wineries) Doors 4:30pm, Show 6pm Lincoln Amphitheatre

uplandbeer.com/event/tour-de-upland-2016

AUGUST 28

DigIN Festival 12 pm

AUGUST 20

WAMM Fest (Wine, Art, Music, Microbrews) Craig Park

GREENWOOD

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Military Park

INDIANAPOLIS

Oktoberfest Festival

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Historic Depot District

wammfest.com

SEPTEMBER 10

District Brewfest 12-4 pm

Hoosier Hops and Harvest 1-6 pm

RICHMOND richmonddepotdistrict.com

Story Inn

Noblesville Brewfest 3-7 pm

The Warehouse

NASHVILLE

Forest Park

CARMEL

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districtbrewfest.com

AUGUST 25-28

Swiss Wine Festival Along the Ohio River

VEVAY

NOBLESVILLE forestparkpool.org/Brewfest

CANvitational 1 pm Pan Am Plaza

Irvington Brewfest

INDIANAPOLIS

Our Lady of Lourdes

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INDIANAPOLIS irvingtonbrewfest.org

swisswinefestival.org

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People’s Brewing Company

Power House Brewing Co.

Tomlinson Tap Room

2006 N. 9TH ST. LAFAYETTE (765) 792-HOPS, PEOPLESBREW.COM

322 4TH ST. COLUMBUS (812) 375-8800, POWERHOUSEBREWINGCO.COM

222 E. MARKET ST. MEZZANINE LEVEL IN INDIANAPOLIS CITY MARKET (317) 423-2337, INDYCM.COM

» Power House Brewing Co. is a full-service, family-friendly restaurant and brewery located in downtown Columbus. Core brands include Diesel Oil Stout, Ceraline Cream Ale, Jack The Bum Ale and Two Dave’s IPA. Several beers are featured in the adjoining restaurant, The Columbus Bar.

» With its interior design crafted from

reconditioned materials and the historic setting of the Indianapolis City Market as its backdrop serving only Indiana beer on draft, Tomlinson Tap is the ideal place for craft beer enthusiasts to unwind and enjoy full flavored brews that are both traditional and distinctive.

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» Since long before Prohibition, Lafayette has been known for its regional breweries. People’s mission is to continue that tradition of quality beers and community leadership with its 11,000 square foot production facility, north of Lafayette’s downtown. The brewery offers a comfortable taproom for sampling and for carryout.

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In Indiana, there’s always a reason to celebrate.

Car shows, historic reenactments, carnivals, art fairs, music festivals, county fairs – the sky’s the limit! Each year, over 640 festivals and events are held in all 92 counties from January to December.

Take a look at these summer highlights. Visit www.IndianaFestivals.org for more information on each festival. Jul. 22-23 Scottsburg (Scott Co., South Reg.) Scott County MaterFest Downtown Square. Join us as we celebrate Scott County’s rich history of agriculture and tomatoes with good food, family and fun! No adm. chg. 812-752-9211; materfest.com

Jul. 15-17 Culver (Marshall Co., North Reg.) Culver Lake Fest Culver Town Park. On beautiful Lake Maxinkuckee. Spectacular fireworks! Parade, food vendors, teen beauty pageant, live entertainment, sailboat races, kayak/canoe events and fishing tour. No adm. chg. 574-842-8830; culverlakefest.com Jul. 16; Sep. 11; Oct. 14-15 Shelbyville (Shelby Co., Central Reg.) Arts in the Park/Tour D’ Art Blue River Memorial Park/Forest Hills Cemetery. Arts in the Park: July 16, 9am-2pm, children’s activities, adult classes, puppets, hands on projects. Tour D’Art: Sept. 11, 2-5pm, visiting grave sites of interesting citizens and reviewing tombstone decor. Other events 3rd weekend in Oct: art show and choir concert. No adm. chg. 317-364-0712; shelbycountyartsfest.com

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Jul. 16 Marshall (Parke Co., West Reg.) Pioneer Heritage Festival Nature Center at Turkey Run State Park. Pioneer-style crafts and demonstrations. See how common tasks of today were performed many years ago. Great for all ages. Adm. chg. 765-597-2635; dnr.in.gov

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Jul. 16-23 Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.) Circus City Festival Downtown Peru. Youth circus in three-ring arena. Festival with rides, food booths and more. 10am July 23 huge parade. Parade free. Adm. chg. for circus show and midway. 765-472-3918; perucircus.com Jul. 17-23 Danville (Hendricks Co., Central Reg.) Hendricks County 4-H Fair 4-H fairgrounds. Sports fan, animal lover, or just a kid at heart? The Hendricks County 4-H Fair has you covered! A great place where affordable family fun meets tradition. Parking chg. No adm. chg. 317-718-6154; 4hcomplex.org Jul. 17-23 Franklin (Johnson Co., Central Reg.) Johnson County 4-H & Agricultural Fair Fairgrounds. Parade at 4pm on July 16. 4-H projects and livestock shows, food and merchant vendors, grandstand events, midway, and more. Parking $5. No adm. chg. 317-738-3247; johnsoncountyfair.com Jul. 22-30 Goshen (Elkhart Co., North Reg.) Elkhart County 4-H Fair Fairgrounds. One of the largest county fairs in the nation. Free top-name entertainment, food vendors, rides, rodeo, demo derby, tractor pulls and much more. Adm. chg. 574-533-3247; 4hfair.org

Jul. 23-30 Bloomington (Monroe Co., South Central Reg.) Monroe County Fair Fairgrounds. Where friends meet friends! Enjoy a wide variety of 4-H shows and exhibits, free entertainment, carnival rides, food vendors, demo derby, Queen contest and many other activities throughout the week for everyone to enjoy. Parking chg. No adm. chg. 812-825-7439; monroecountyfairgrounds.in Jul. 30 North Webster (Kosciusko Co., North Reg.) 8th Annual Dixie Day Festival & Art Fair Downtown and Fairgrounds. Art fair, car, truck and bike show, sidewalk sales, ride the historical Dixie boat, Dixie games in the park, huge antique tent sale, open air market, food vendor row. Something for everyone! No adm. chg. 574-834-7076; northwebster.com


Aug. 4-6 Dana (Vermillion Co., West Reg.) Dana Ernie Pyle Fireman’s Festival Downtown Dana. Ernie Pyle WWII Museum is open. Cake walk, car show, fish fry and queen contest. Great small town festival on the Indiana/Illinois border just north of US 36. No adm. chg. www.facebook.com/DanaFiremansFestival

Aug. 20 Wabash (Wabash Co., East Reg.) Wabash Garden & Herb Festival Paradise Spring Historical Park. Unique festival with fresh and dried herbs, flowers, plants, garden items, crafts. A decorated chair contest and charity auction. No adm. chg. 260-568-1299; visitwabashcounty.com

Aug. 5-21 Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.) Indiana State Fair State Fairgrounds. Each August, the Indiana State Fair returns to honor youth, agriculture and education in an entertaining and fun environment. Join us to make more memories while celebrating 200 years of Indiana Heritage. There’s Fresh. Happy. Daily at your Indiana State Fair. Adm. chg. 317-927-7500; indianastatefair.com

Aug. 4-7 Jasper (Dubois Co., South Reg.) Jasper Strassenfest Downtown and citywide. Family-oriented street festival with German music, food, dancing, rides, games, beer garden, 5k run/walk, craft & wine show, events, entertainment and so much more! No adm. chg. 812-482-6866; jasperstrassenfest.org

Aug. 10-14 Tell City (Perry Co., South Reg.) Schweizer Fest City Hall Park. 700 Main St. Amusement rides, games, food, beer garden, wine tasting, exhibit market, live entertainment, queen pageant. Free parking. No adm. chg. 888-343-6262; tellcityschweizerfest.com Aug. 20 South Bend (St. Joseph Co., North Reg.) Art Beat Downtown. Enjoy a day-long showcase of over 200 visual, performing and culinary artists from South Bend and surrounding areas. No adm. chg. 574-282-1110; ArtBeatSouthBend.org

Aug. 27 Delphi (Carroll Co., West Reg.) Indiana Bacon Festival of Carroll County Downtown Square. Join us for bacon, bands and brew at this 3rd annual event. Enjoy live music, local foods, craft beer and wine, bbq cook-off, kid zone and a bacon eating contest. Adm. chg. 866-374-6813; indianabaconfestival.com Aug. 27 Lafayette (Tippecanoe Co., West Reg.) Uptown Jazz and Blues Downtown. Three stages of continuous live jazz and blues music, dancing, food, beer and wine. Adm. chg. 765-742-4044; ujbf.org Aug. 6 Lafayette (Tippecanoe Co., West Reg.) OUTfest Downtown. Enjoy live entertainment, great food and beverages, drag show, vendors and family activities. Adm. chg. 765-423-7579; pridelafayette.org

Looking for more festivals and events? Visit www.IndianaFestivals.org for year-round fun.

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Aug. 6 Shipshewana (LaGrange Co., North Reg.) Shipshewana Antique Festival Shipshewana Antique Mall and Pavilion. Nearly 75 vendors set up in grassy areas and around the winding sidewalks of the Shipshewana Trading Place Antique Mall & Pavilion. Also features the Antique Telephone Collector’s Association Annual Show. Food, entertainment and much more! No adm. chg. 260-768-4129; visitshipshewana.org Aug. 11-14 LaGrange (LaGrange Co., North Reg.) 35th Annual Steam and Gas Show 4-H Fairgrounds. Steam engines, antique tractors, gas engines, antique farm machinery, sawmills, arts & crafts, large flea market. Antique tractor pull, 125HP Erie Steam Engine operating as a sawmill, wheat threshing, plowing with steam engines and parade of tractors. Adm. chg. 888-277-3184; VisitLaGrangeCounty.org

Aug. 12-13 Scottsburg (Scott Co., South Reg.) Pig Roast in the Park Beechwood Park. Visit our community event where you can enjoy great music, food, craft booths, kids’ games, fireworks, sporting and various activities. No adm. chg. 812-752-9211; greatscottindiana.com

Aug. 20 Greenwood (Johnson Co., Central Reg.) WAMMfest Craig Park. Wineries, microbreweries, six bands, entertainment, food and juried art fair featuring over 70 artists. Ticket proceeds donated to local charities. Adm. chg. 317-881-7575; wammfest.com

Aug. 13; Sep. 3 Lafayette (Tippecanoe Co., West Reg.) Mosey Down Main Street Downtown Main St. Live entertainment, food, familyfriendly, free event introducing the sights, sounds, venues and merchants of downtown Lafayette. No adm. chg. 765-714-4844; moseydownmain.com

Aug. 20-21 Hamlet (Starke Co., North Reg.) Yellowstone Trail Fest County Fairgrounds. Family friendly, kids’ games, ice cream social, Rainbow Run, zucchini cook-off, metal art, geocaching. Journey back 1920’s fashion show, car show, rendezvous, blacksmith. No adm. chg. 765-438-2349; YellowStoneTrailFest.com

Aug. 19-20 Madison (Jefferson Co., South Central Reg.) Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues Riverfront. A festival featuring nationally-known headliners. KCBS sanctioned, amatuer and kids BBQ competitions. Concrete Pigs Corral. Kids’ supervised play area. Adm. chg. 800-559-2956; madisonribberfest.com

Aug. 25-28 Vevay (Switzerland Co., South Central Reg.) Swiss Wine Festival Riverfront Park. Top 10 Event in Indiana by Top Events USA! 4th Best Food Festival in Indiana by Best of Indiana. Large wine tasting pavilion featuring over 100 varieties of Indiana wines, Midwest Championship Grape Stomp, riverboat cruises, three stages of professional entertainment. Adm. chg. 812-427-9463; swisswinefestival.org

It’s a Persimmon Thing Mitchell’s t 70th Persimmon Festival September 17 and 19-24

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Aug. 26-27 Newburgh (Warrick Co., South Reg.) 36th Annual Fiddler Fest Old Lock & Dam Park - Hwy 662. Fri. 5-8pm; Sat. Noon8pm; Fiddler dinners, hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade ice cream, jewelry, arts & crafts, family games and beer garden. No adm. chg. 812-853-2815; historicnewburgh.org Aug. 26-27 Leota (Scott Co., South Reg.) Leota Country Frolic Downtown. If you’ve never been to the Leota Country Frolic then you’ve missed out! Once you go, you know! Bluegrass, fish and all kinds of great food in downtown Leota. No adm. chg. 812-752-9211; greatscottindiana.com Aug. 27-28 Sellersburg (Clark Co., South Reg.) Art in Speed Park Speed Park. Juried art show of nation’s finest artisans and musical talents. Performing arts demonstrations, children’s workshops, vast array of food selections and wine garden. No adm. chg. 812-944-4078; artinspeedpark.com Aug. 27 Lafayette (Tippecanoe Co., West Reg.) Beers Across the Wabash Downtown. Taste an assortment of ales and lagers from 30 Indiana breweries. Adm. chg. 765-714-4844; BeersAcrossTheWabash.com

Aug. 27 Elkhart (Elkhart Co., North Reg.) Taste of the Gardens Wellfield Botanic Gardens. Elkhart Rotary Club’s fundraising event for Wellfield Botanic Gardens will be held from 11am-6pm. Sample food from over 15 local restaurants while you listen to live music from several bands. Around the pond you will find over 100 local artists. Adm. chg. 574-266-2006; TasteoftheGardens.org Aug. 28-30 Evansville (Vanderburgh Co., South Reg.) Evansville Street Rod Frog Follies Car Show Vanderburgh 4-H Center. 10,000 car lovers travel to attend “the largest pre-1949 street rod event.” Family-friendly festival, swap meet area. Adm. chg. 812-428-FROG; frogfollies.org

Aug. 30-Sep. 4 Auburn (Dekalb Co., East Reg.) Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival Communitywide. Enjoy collector car auctions, parade of classics, downtown cruise-In, live music, ice cream social, craft show, great food, flea market, antiques and much more. No adm. chg. 260-925-3600; acdfestival.org

Sep. 2-5 New Castle (Henry Co., East Reg.) 36th Annual Farmer’s Pike Antique, Arts and Crafts Festival Seven miles east of New Castle (SR 38). Walk on soft grass and look at over 400 spaces of everything! Come hungry: we have food galore. The weekend is full of live entertainment: bluegrass, gospel, big bands, blues, country and rock. Visit the lighthouse chapel. Always Labor Day Weekend! Adm. chg. 765-332-2576; farmerspike.com Sep. 2-5 Clinton (Vermillion Co., West Reg.) Little Italy Festival Water and North 9th Streets. Experience the 51st anniversary with music, food, dancing, rides and kids’ games. Wagon rides, Fri. evening parade, flea markets. Wine garden, Mon. fireworks. Five historic landmarks and museums. Large spaghetti tent. Bingo. No adm. chg. 812-264-2322; thelittleitalyfestival.org Sep. 2-5 Plymouth (Marshall Co., North Reg.) Marshall County Blueberry Festival Since 1967 Centennial Park. Children’s activities, food booths, carnival, parade, 15k and 5k run. Classic car show, craft booths, horse pull, garden tractor pulls and spectacular fireworks. Sports competitions, demonstrations at Historic Americana and a bicycle cruise. Free entertainment. No adm. chg. 574-936-5020; blueberryfestival.org

Looking for more festivals and events? Visit www.IndianaFestivals.org for year-round fun.

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Sep. 3-4 Bloomington (Monroe Co., South Central Reg.) Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts Fourth St., Grant St. to Indiana St. Fine art, original craft, entertainment in a beautiful urban setting. One of the top art festivals in the nation. Great music, children zone and spoken word area. 120 Artists from across the nation exhibiting their latest creations. Enjoy the weekend in Bloomington. No adm. chg. 812-335-3814; 4thstreet.org

Sep. 10-11 Anderson (Madison Co., East Reg.) Andersontown Powwow and Indian Market Athletic Park. Native American Powwow. Woodland Indians camp, tipi village, birds of prey, exhibition & inter-tribal dancing, music, cultural demonstrations, storytelling, family fun, children’s activities, Native American food. Indian Market with native art, jewelry, paintings, textiles and pottery. Adm. chg. 765-203-9770; Andersontownpowwow.org

Sep. 3 Cannelburg (Daviess Co., South Central Reg.) Lucille Dillon Amish Quilt Auction Simon J. Graber Community Building. The Daviess County Amish Quilt Auction is the only auction selling authentic hand-stitched Amish made quilts from Daviess County. This quilt auction is the only place to see the most beautifully made comforters and discuss the art of quilt making. No adm. chg. 812-296-1775; daviesscounty.net

Sep. 15-18 Nappanee (Elkhart Co., North Reg.) Nappanee Apple Festival Downtown. Indiana’s largest 7’ apple pie, Napple Store with everything apple, craft and commercial vendors, food booths, entertainment, carnival rides, exhibits, contests, antique farm equipment show. Shuttles provided throughout historic area. No adm. chg. 574-773-7812; nappaneeapplefestival.org

Sep. 8-11 Roann (Wabash Co., East Reg.) Roann Covered Bridge Festival Downtown- Chippewa Road. The little town with big time fun! Family friendly; free concerts, vendors, rides, games. Car show, hot-rod and farm tractor pulls. Sat., breakfast in the bridge, trolley rides to Stockdale Mill and parade at 2pm. Sun., mud volleyball at 12:30pm, duck race at 2pm. No adm. chg. 765-833-2136; RoannCoveredBridgeFestival.com

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Sep. 9-11 Matthews (Grant Co., East Reg.) Cumberland Covered Bridge Festival Northeast side of the Cumberland Covered Bridge. Crafts, flea market, live stage entertainment, inflatable amusements, horse rides, lots of different foods, antique engines, tractors and much more. Adm. chg. 765-998-2928; matthewscoveredbridgefestival.com

Looking for more festivals and events? Visit www.IndianaFestivals.org for year-round fun.

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Sep. 16-17 Lebanon (Boone Co., Central Reg.) Back to the Fifties Festival, Inc Downtown Square. Bring the family for great entertainment, food, shopping, kids’ activities, classic cars and antique bicycles. Come for a weekend stay-vacation. No pets, service animals welcome. No adm. chg. 866-447-5050; fiftiesfestival.com

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Sep. 9-11 Bloomington (Monroe Co., South Central Reg.) Kiwanis Club of South Central Indiana Balloon Fest County Fairgrounds. The balloon fest will feature 20 hot air balloons, some in special shapes, balloon launches, tethered rides with Night Glow at dusk on Friday and Saturday. Bands, car show, pageant, 5K run/walk, fireworks, commercial and food vendors, health & safety fair and more! Adm. chg. 812-327-8575; indianaballoonfest.com

Celebrate Indiana’s history by reliving it frst-hand

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Old Settlers Days held at the historic John Hay Center and Pioneer Village in downtown Salem.

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SEPTEMBER 17-18 eperience PIONEER VILLAGE >> MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT >> ARTISAN & FOOD VENDORS >> FREE ADMISSION TO MUSEUMS

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Blues at the Crossroads Join us Sept 9-10 as thousands flock to this annual event held in downtown Terre Haute that just keeps getting bigger and better every year! Featuring continuous music on the outdoor stage, at the corner of 7th and Wabash, this two-day festival is not-to-be-missed. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy musical acts from around the country while sampling tasty food and beer.

BluesAtTheCrossroads.com 7TH & WABASH AVE. TERRE HAUTE IN 47807 LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

MiddleburyFestivals.com • 574-825-4300

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Live Music // Food // Bacon-Eating Contest Indiana Craft beer and wine Backyard BBQ Cook-Off

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INNS

Antique, Primitive & Vintage Shops

Turkey Run Inn Raccoon Lakeside Lodge EconoLodge

MOTELS

Parke Bridge Motel Covered Bridge Motel Motel Forrest

BED & BREAKFASTS Granny’s Farm B & B Owl Nest B & B Bubble Gum B & B Cherrywood Farm B & B Mansfeld Guest Inn Old Jail Inn Parke County Red Brick Inn Knoll Inn Overman House

CABINS 877-563-4371 765-344-1162 765-569-3430 765-569-3525 765-569-2833 765-569-5250 765-597-2248 765-569-1803 765-569-6630 765-548-0582 812-877-9831 217-808-1309 765-592-7818 765-344-1162 512-718-0272

Turkey Run State Park Cabins Wilkins Mill Guest House Hilltop Guest House Rockville Lake Park Cabins Turkey Run Campground Peaceful Waters Cabins Pat’s Pad Bear Cub Cabins Raccoon Lake Sunset Rentals Fallen Rock Parke Sugar Valley Cabins The Dragonfy Gobblers Knob Cabins The Cabins at Hobson Farms

CANOE CAMP Sugar Valley

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Fireworks - Raccoon Lake - July 2 Rockville Lake - July 3 Montezuma - July 4 Turkey Run’s 100th Birthday Celebration - July 17 Parke County Fair - July 23-30 Rockville Community Yard Sale - Aug 6 Bridgeton Milling Day/Craft Demonstrations - Sept 10 & 11

Fall Outta Summer Music Festival Sept 16-18 Parke County Bicentennial Torch Relay - Sept 22 Covered Bridge & Wallace Garage Model T Tour - Sept 23-27 Newport Antique Auto Hill Climb Sept 30-Oct 2 Montezuma Wabash & Erie Canal Car Show - October 15


Madison Chautauqua Festival o f Art

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24-25 2016

10am-5pm Additional information can be found at madisonchautauqua.com

Two hundred years of Hoosier history is being celebrated

attendees will have the opportunity to witness. Additionally, the att

throughout the state of Indiana this year. The Madison

Madison Chautauqua is proud to showcase Native American M

Chautauqua Festival of Art is no exception and plans to celebrate

culture by hosting a group of Miami Indians, who will be

the bicentennial by taking visitors “behind the scenes” s” at the

setting up wigwams as well as demonstrating traditional crafts.

Chautauqua’s Demonstration Village. The village is ann offi officially

Native American dancers will also be performing and are sure

endorsed Legacy Project and will feature artisans presenting pres

to be a crowd favorite. All this, combined with The Madison

their techniques, ranging from tried-and-true methods thod used

Chautauqua’s juried artists and craftsmen, musical performers

for years, to more modern approaches. Blacksmithing, hing wood-

and delicious food, promise a one-of-a-kind event that is not to

turning and chainsaw sculpture are just a few of the art forms

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INSPIRED FIRE GLASS STUDIO & GALLERY

Art has the power to inspire peace, pride, empathy, or joy. It draws us in, suspending time, uplifting our spirits, teaching us something about ourselves. It invites us to be co–narrators in a dynamic story. It may leave us with more answers or more questions, but one thing is certain: it changes us. Spend time in gallery406 and be transformed.

Since 1994, Greg Adams’ Rustic Furniture and Gallery workshop has occupied an 1887 brick grocery store in the sleepy town of Lapel, just a short drive northeast of Indianapolis. Here you will fnd the only rustic furniture gallery that features Handmade Rustic Willow furniture, as well as other traditional and contemporary furniture and accessories.

Inspired Fire Glass is located minutes from downtown Lafayette. Shop customizable jewelry, photography and art by local, national and international artists. Stop by to shop or to see artists in action. Glass classes offered for children and adults. Come be inspired at Inspired Fire Glass Studio and Gallery, Lafayette’s best variety in glass.

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116 W. 6TH ST. / INSIDE WICK’S BLDG. BLOOMINGTON, IN 47404 812-333-0536 gallery406.com

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HINSHAW ROCK’N GEMS

Vine & Table offers Indiana’s best selection of wine and champagne; distinctive spirits, including Single Malt Scotch and hand-picked casks; craft beers; artisan cheese and specialty gourmet items from around the corner and around the globe; and gift baskets and gift cards.

Nationally and internationally known artisans, the Hinshaw family has been creating beautiful jewelry and decorator pieces since 1961. Unique jewelry designed and created by silversmith, Merrill Hinshaw. Named by Lapidary Journal as one of the top ten stone polishers in the nation, the Hinshaws cut and polish stones by hand to create a work of art.

INDIANA’S PREMIER WINE & SPIRITS STORE

DAILY, 11-5:30 AND BY APPT.

313 E. CARMEL DR. CARMEL, IN 46032 317-817-WINE (9463) VineAndTable.com EatDrinkEvolve.com

1232 S. COUNTY ROAD 650 W. FRENCH LICK, IN 47432 812-936-7255 HinshawRockNGems.com For visitor info: 812-936-3418 or VisitFrenchLickWestBaden.com

BROWN COUNTY ART GALLERY Brown County’s original art gallery, established in 1926, featuring many of Indiana’s fnest contemporary and early art colony masters.

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NEW STORE NOW OPEN INSIDE FRENCH LICK RESORT! Indiana Artisan is craftsmanship. It is fne oils and fne wines, handmade soaps and hand-turned bowls. Indiana Artisan is the state’s best craftspeople – from specialty cheese makers to specialty jewelry

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heritage in painting, glass, musical candies, brandies and more is defned through Indiana Artisan.

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2124 STATE ROAD 25 S. LAFAYETTE, IN 47909 765-474-1981 InspiredFire.com

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Plan your next overnight getaway to Indiana’s frst state LOCATED TWO HOURS SOUTH OF INDIANAPOLIS

capitol, historic Corydon and beautiful Harrison County. Plenty of diverse accommodations and downhome charm

Whether you’ re here for one of our special events, an overnight excursion, or just passing through,

allow you to experience Southern Indiana at its fnest. Take a historic tour, explore ancient caverns, meander along scenic back roads, brave a zipline, or hike a hidden trail

Make Corydon part of your history.

through O’Bannon Woods State Park. You can test your luck at Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino, fnd treasures in niche shops, or tempt your taste buds with fve local wineries. And if craft beer is your liking, partake at a locally-owned brewery in downtown Corydon. You can also tap your toes to the sounds of the weekly music at various venues. Whatever you choose, you’ll fnd it here and take home memories to last a lifetime. FOR MORE INFORMATION

Harrison County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau (812) 738-2138 / (800) 738-2137 ThisIsIndiana.org

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Deere Farms

The premier shop for upscale, resale treasures. Featuring antique fne furnishings and oneof-a-kind heirloom quality examples of handcrafted furniture by local Harrison County talent, available for sale, including Corydon’s own, Family Ties Candles. We also carry CaswellMassey soaps. lotions and colognes, with product lines dating back to 1752 and produced for US Presidents. Visit us soon!

Your destination to fnd all things bicentennial while visiting Historic Corydon this summer and during the launch of the Bicentennial Torch Run, kicking off in Harrison County. We have a large array of clothing and items featuring Indiana’s Bicentennial logo. Don’t miss your chance to commemorate this historic event by showing your Hoosier Pride! Find us in downtown Corydon across the street from Zimmerman Glass.

This fall treat the whole family to a full day of fun with Southern Indiana’s largest corn maze and pumpkin patch attraction. Minutes from Louisville and just off I-65, near Corydon, experience life on the farm. Meander through three corn mazes, u-pick pumpkins, learn about large animals, squeal to pig races and sample

DanielOfCorydon@gmail.com

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DeereFarms.com

402 N. Capitol Ave. Corydon, IN 47112 812-734-1804

MON-THURS 11AM-5PM FRI-SAT 11AM-5PM SUN 12PM-4PM

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MON-FRI 8M-5PM SAT 9AM-NOON EXTENDED HOURS DURING DOWNTOWN MERCHANT EVENTS & BICENTENNIAL EVENTS

tasty food. Come one come all!

1565 St. John’s Church Rd. Lanesville, IN 47136 812-952-1629

OPEN SEPT. 24–OCT. 30 SAT 11AM-8PM SUN 12PM-6PM

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Glasstoberfest!

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Corydon Extravaganza

GLASSTOBERFEST! at Zimmerman Glass Factory. Don’t miss this frst annual event! Held October 14th & 15th at Zimmerman Glass Factory. Celebrate the family tradition of glassmaking with a German theme. See featured glass-blowers from around the state and country demonstrating their talents. Live music with a German Band, food, beer garden by Point Blank Brewery, art booths and a 5K beneft run.

Visit this charming pharmacy that dates back to 1952, known for its hysterical commercials featured on TV’s, “Ellen”. Three generations of the Butt family provide locally-owned drugstore service, an old-fashioned soda fountain, gourmet confectionery, unique apparel, along with a selection of wine and spirits in this onestop-shop. Purchase on-line too. Y’all come by!

Make sure and come out and shop Southern Indiana’s fastest growing vintage, antique and art market—The Corydon Extravaganza—October 22-23! This fully loaded market boasts 100+ vendors, food trucks, wineries and live music. Visit www.corydonextravaganza.com for all details.

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FOR MORE INFO

glasstoberfest@gmail.com 300 E. Chestnut St. Corydon, IN 47112 812-738-2206

OCT 14 5PM-11PM OCT 15 10AM-11PM RAIN OR SHINE!

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115 E. Chestnut St. Corydon, IN 47112 812-738-3272

MON-FRI 8AM-6PM SAT 8AM-3PM SUN CLOSED

OCT 22 9-4PM, OCT 23 11-4PM EARLY BIRD - 8AM ADMISSION $2, EARLY BIRD $5 CHILDREN FREE

341 S. Capitol Ave. Corydon, IN 47112 812-267-4101

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Corydon Celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial in 2016 in her frst state capitol.

Scout Mountain Winery

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Scout Mountain Winery

The Picker’s Nest

Scout Mountain Winery

Local business owner Bonnie Hayes welcomes you to visit her classic collectibles shop, brimming with unique treasures, western memorabilia and novelty pieces hard to find anywhere but the Old West. Take a trip down memory lane with antiques that will pull at your heart-strings, but not on your purse strings!

Uncork and unwind at one of the friendliest wineries in Southern Indiana! From luscious fruit wines to the latest dry varieties you’ll find them in our farm-style vineyard just outside Corydon on Highway 62. Special recognition for veterans and those in public service. Check our website for events and happenings.

Corydon.live 220 Hurst Ln. Corydon, IN 47112 812-734-6288

EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT AT 7:30PM

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ScoutMountainWinery.com 229 East Chestnut St. Cordyon, IN 47112 812-734-1550

WED-SAT 11AM-5:30PM

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2145 Scout Mountain Rd. Corydon, IN 47112 812-738-7196

WED-SUN 12PM-6PM

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Corydon LIVE! Check out Indiana’s country music capitol, Corydon LIVE! (formerly Corydon Jamboree). New owners, Terry and Heather Schmelz, promise to please with professional and familyfriendly entertainment in a BMI and ASCAP licensed venue. Tap your toes and enjoy live country music every Saturday night at 7:30pm in downtown, historic Corydon. For a complete schedule of shows, visit our website.

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on the trail A self-paced driving tour of Hendricks and Morgan counties offering art, history, shopping and great food.

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Jane’s on the Square Jane’s On The Square is a resale boutique located on the southside of the historic Hendricks County Courthouse square in Danville. Jane’s carries name brand, gently used and new clothing and accessories for juniors and women. JOTS also is proud to carry locally handmade jewelry and one of a kind hand painted purses. JOTS is for the fashionista on a budget! Facebook.com/JanesOnTheSquare 65 W. MARION ST. DANVILLE, IN 46122

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Color Works Art Gallery and Custom Picture Framing Since 1993, Color Works has been providing quality custom picture framing and fine art. With hundreds of molding samples to choose from, conservation quality materials available, and shadow box framing of family heirlooms. Original paintings featuring the beauty of central Indiana and scenes from painting trips are displayed throughout the gallery.

ColorWorks1.com 67 E. MAIN ST. MOORESVILLE, IN 46158 317-831-8314

McLeishart.com TUES.-FRI. 9:30AM-5:30PM, SAT. 10AM-12PM, OPEN BY APPT.

Ralph and Ava’s

Ateliers

Homemade soups, comfort foods, meatless options, salad bar, wraps, local wines, your favorite spirits and Morgan County’s largest selection of craft beer served in an eclectic, cozy atmosphere.

Owner, Sally Hedges, has been painting seriously since 1998 in pastels and watercolor. She is known for her murals in Martinsville. She has worked with several nursing homes to create murals for their residents. Sally gives private lessons and you can see some of her jewelry making at the studio. “Sip and Paint” classes are also ofered. Cost is $35 and includes wine tasting.

RalphAndAvas.com

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6 W. MAIN ST. MOORESVILLE, IN 46158 317-834-9780

MON.-THURS. 11AM-8PM, FRI.-SAT. 11AM-10PM

2655 BURTON LN. MARTINSVILLE, IN 46151 765-792-0328

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Gallery on the Square

Mooresville Open Market Antiques

Hunter’s Honey Farm

Pam Hurst Designs

Located in Historic Downtown Danville, and home of Hendricks County’s first co-op gallery. Find an eclectic mix of fine art and high quality crafts—from paintings in oil, watercolor, and acrylic to functional wood, wearable fiber art, purses, jewelry, pottery and photography. A great place for your shopping. Unique gifts for all occasions.

An eye-pleasing, tastefully arranged mix of antiques, vintage items, primitives, artwork, locally hand-made items, soaps, greeting cards, candles and more. Be sure to visit the old-fashioned candy counter. The market is located in historic downtown Mooresville with two floors of wonderful finds. Have something to sell? They buy unique pieces and clean estates.

A family-owned and operated farm producing honey for over 100 years. Features honey, beeswax, bee pollen, candles, honey soap, moisturizing cream, lip balm, gourmet food and much more. Tours available year round (reservations required) and you can watch bees making honey in the live observation hive.

Pam Hurst is an artisan jewelry designer who works mainly with silver and gemstones. She loves to put a bit of the unexpected in modern, simple designs. Most of her designs start with a story that evolves into a final piece. Her jewelry has won multiple awards, been featured as part of several gifting events including the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes and featured in galleries and boutiques. Her working studio is located in front of the Art Sanctuary in Martinsville.

MooresvilleOpenMarket.com

HuntersHoneyFarm.com

PamHurst.com

HendricksCountyArts.org 51 S. WASHINGTON ST. DANVILLE, IN 46122 317-386-3111

MON.-SAT. 10AM-5PM WITH EXTENDED HOURS DURING EVENTS ON THE SQUARE

5 E. MAIN ST. MOORESVILLE, IN 46151 317-584-5814

Our hours vary depending on the season, so check our website for the current hours. We are always open during our posted hours.

6501 W. HONEY LN. MARTINSVILLE, IN 46151 765-537-9430 877-211-2086 tracy@huntershoneyfarm.com

MON.-SAT. 9AM-6PM, SUN. CLOSED

190 E. MORGAN ST. MARTINSVILLE, IN 46151 317-459-3581


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IU East / Room 912 912 E MAIN ST RICHMOND IN 47374

RICHMOND

[765] 966-0256

Room 912 is comprised of an art gallery, classroom, and studio space. It was created in order to provide additional space for gallery exhibitions and IU East’s growing arts program.

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Wayne County Historical Museum 1150 N “A“ ST RICHMOND IN 47374 [765] 962-5756 waynecountyhistoricalmuseum.org

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The Secret Ingredient 720 E MAIN ST RICHMOND IN 47374

[765] 966-0990 thesecretingredient.us

The Secret Ingredient since 1979. We specialize in contemporary and updated fashions and accessories. Stores in Richmond and Indianapolis, Indiana and Ave Maria, Florida. The Secret is style with service and a smile.

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Warm Glow Candle Company has partnered with Helping Hands For Freedom, a non-profit that helps military families deal with death, deployment and loss. These candles can be purchased at: Warm Glow Store Route For The Brave website (www.routeforthebrave.org) Warm Glow website www.warmglow.com (under special edition candles). Each candle is $17.95 and 58% of proceed with go toward Helping Hands For Freedom. For more information about this organization visit: www.helpinghandsforfreedom.org or www.routeforthebrave.org


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so much more & Warm Glow Candle Company The Warm Glow store is a vast area of 22,000 sq.ft. and attached to one of the largest

candles in the world. Warm Glow is a shopping mecca and a unique traveling destination. Warm Glow offers over 60 fragrances of candles, home decor, floral, chocolate and gourmet food, bath and body, jewelry, Indiana made wine and so much more. Warm Glow also offers the best restrooms on I-70 and nestled in the center of the store is the Stone Hearth Cafe. The Watering Can, the sister store to the Warm Glow store offers a unique array of garden theme home decor and garden accessories. The outside pavilion offers outdoor decor, statuary and lawn and garden accessories. They have a large selection of fairy gardens and accessories and offer fairy garden workshops. This is absolutely a must stop destination! Plan a day trip and explore something new and unique. For more information visit www.warmglow.com or call 765-855-2000.

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ARTISTS COLONY INN Located in the heart of Nashvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s village with beamed ceilings, oriental rugs, the native stone fireplace and a wonderful collection of paintings add to the charm of our colonial style Inn. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, we offer a variety of menu choices. Specializing in homemade soups, salads, delicious sandwiches, desserts and our special sweet potato fries with a brown sugar sauce.

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HOBNOB CORNER Homemade pastries, fresh baked breads are part of the old fashioned breakfast fare at this decades-old landmark. Culinary Chef Eric features fresh salads, Hobnob onion and other soups with a variety of sandwiches for lunch. Dinners include steak, fish and fowl, with return visits expected for pot roast, liver and onions, Atlantic salmon and a select wine list.

..................... OPEN MON-THURS 8:30AM-8PM BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND DINNER, FRI-SUN-8AM-8PM. CLOSE AT 3PM ON TUESDAYS. 17 W. Main St. Nashville, IN 47448 (812) 988-4114 browncounty.com/hobnob .....................

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Offering exceptional dining with spectacular views of wooded hillsides. From savory meats to fowl, to fresh veggies and our famous homemade fried biscuits to irresistible desserts. Famous for our country fried chicken and prime rib. For a quiet evening cocktail, our patrons can also relax in the The Saloon.

A Brown County Landmark, renowned for savory home cooking, antique collectibles and gadgets, and old-fashioned hospitality. Enjoy famous fried chicken, savory smoked sausage, countryfried hamsteak with red gravy, tangy barbecued backloin ribs, roast turkey and tender T-bone steak, everything served with our famous hot fried biscuits and baked apple butter.

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A Few Favorite

DOWNTOWN INDY SPOTS

Harry & Izzys

The sister restaurant to the famous St. Elmo Steakhouse shares some of the same classic dishes like the world famous shrimp cocktail, steaks, chops, and seafood. 153 S. ILLINOIS ST. INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46225

Howl at the Moon

Howl at the Moon has high-energy dueling pianos and amazing events, making them the coolest spot for downtown nightlife! Being part piano bar and part concert makes for an up-tempo choice for a girls’ night out! 20 E. GEORGIA ST. INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46204

(317) 635-9594 harryandizzys.com

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Bazbeaux 811 E Westfeld Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46220 317-255-5711 • bazbeaux.com Bazbeaux Pizza has been voted Indy’s best for over 20 years. Featuring fresh made doughs, over 50 toppings, great selection of local craf beers and wines. Beautiful dining rooms, outdoor deck and roofop seating!

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Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe 6516 Ferguson St, Indianapolis, IN 46220 317-255-3972 • ezrasenlightenedcafe.com Ezra’s Cafe serves breakfast, brunch and lunch. We are a dairy-free, gluten-free, non-gmo and organic cafe & juice bar that teaches monthly classes.

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Broad Ripple Village is a fusion of old and new, commercial and creative. It’s a vibrant center of restaurants, shops, and nighttime hot-spots. One of six Indianapolis Cultural Districts – known for its entrepreneurial spirit, artsiness, walkability, and proximity to nature and trails, it’s one-of-a-kind. Visit the Village and experience all it has to ofer.

Broad Ripple Vintage 824 E 64th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220 317-255-4135 • broadripplevintage.com A Village staple since 1998 loaded with vintage clothing and accessories. Old time service with a smile will help you fnd your favorite era’s look and fashbacks are free!

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Dubois County offers small town charm and family fun. The rolling hills of Southern Indiana—as well as the locals— will embrace you as you enjoy the heritage, outdoor recreation, and historic awe-inspiring attractions. The quaint town of Ferdinand is home to the Monastery Immaculate Conception, a castle-like structure, and hosts multiple family-friendly festivals. In Jasper, climb aboard the Spirit of Jasper Train for a luxury excursion and explore the downtown along the scenic Patoka River. Specialty and antique shopping await you on Huntingburg’s Historic 4th Street. You can do it all in Dubois County and create memories to last a lifetime!

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Fall in love with Jasper’s only Children’s Boutique featuring items like Aden + Anais bedding and swaddles, baby gifts, memory books, photo frames, huge variety of children’s books, hand-crafted items, and the largest selection of adorable, hand-tied hair bows and accessories in the area. Warm, friendly service and complimentary gift wrapping too!

Eclectic mix of unique home decor and one-ofa-kind items in beautiful displays that will inspire you! Fashion forward jewelry and personal accessories are reasonably priced. Gifts for all occasions are wrapped free! Add a fun, relaxing atmosphere, knowledgeable sales staf, and ever-changing selection, and you will see why Finishing Touches has flourished for 38 years.

We’ve been delighting customer’s taste buds since 2009 with tantalizing gourmet popcorn, hand-made artisan chocolates and one-ofkind gift baskets. Order yours today for that special someone—either on-line at or stop by our store in Jasper.

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Just Whimsy Delight in this exquisite and fun ladies boutique featuring unique clothing, shoes and accessories, including Canadian designer Joseph Ribkof and his signature line worn by Miss America. You’ll also find Brighton Jewelry and a host of whimsical items for the home. Can’t-do-without accessories complete your fashionable style statement.

MON-FRI 9:30AM-5:30PM SAT 9:30AM-4PM

Chocolate Bliss & Kitchen Essentials A must-stop shop on the downtown square in Jasper! Featuring sinfully delicious candies and sweets, and the latest musthave kitchen utensils and gadgets for the professional or weekend chef. Find locally made favorite foods and brands like Joseph Joseph, Wusthof Knives, USA Pan, Air Bake and Kyocera. Don’t miss the fun selection of kitchen staples too, all under one roof!

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Sieberts This historical shopping destination has been stocking shelves with quality clothing and shoes for men and women for nearly 100 years! Fashion with distinction is brought to you by a fourth-generation clothier who prides itself in giving uncommon service and featuring collections of formal dresses, American-made men’s suits and classic sportswear. Don’t miss secondary store locations at both French Lick and West Baden Resorts too. Dressing you well has been their specialty since 1922!

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Enjoy a full bar menu with specialty drinks, appetizers, pizza, salads & more! Currently featuring Indiana microbrewed beers on tap. House brewed beers include a wheat, blonde, IPA & Porter. SCHNITZ BREWERY & PUB >> 2031 N. NEWTON STREET

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PREMIER GERMAN RESTAURANT R E STAU R A N T Welcoming you in a warm and familyfriendly atmosphere with a bit of Olde World Germany—celebrating Jasper’s rich German heritage. Enjoy our authentic German cuisine as well as traditional American favorites. THE SCHNITZELBANK RESTAURANT 393 THIRD AVENUE >> JASPER, IN 47546 812-482-2640 >> Schnitzelbank.com

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S O U T H E R N I N D I A N A ’ S P R E M I E R E V E N T D E S T I N AT I O N The perfect venue for wedding receptions, corporate events, holiday parties and other meetings. We accommodate intimate gatherings, large celebrations and everything in-between. Make your next event unforgettable, down to the last detail! KLUBHAUS 61—JASPER EVENT CENTER >> 2031 NEWTON STREET >> JASPER, IN 47546 >> 812-482-2898 >> KlubHaus61.com


Lafayette La Scala Italian Restaurant 312 MAIN ST. SOUTH SIDE OF COURTHOUSE SQUARE LAFAYETTE, IN 47905 765-420-8171 LaScalaItalianRestaurant.com >> LUNCH MON-FRI + DINNER MON-SAT

Downtown Lafayette’s premier award-winning Italian dining destination oldest fine dining restaurant. Chef and farmer owned and operated, dishes are hand-crafted from whole ingredients often locally sourced.

Bach Chorale Singers 839 MAIN ST., STE. 540 LAFAYETTE, IN 47901 765-429-5151 BachChorale.org FOR MORE INFORMATION bachchorale@comcast.net

The Bach Chorale invites you to a choral celebration of life.

Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art 920 E. STATE ST. LAFAYETTE, IN 47905 HaanMuseum.org VISIT WEBSITE FOR HOURS + MORE

THE BEST COLLECTION OF HISTORIC INDIANA PAINTINGS Huge collection of decorative ceramics by Indiana’s most notable clay artists; Massive American antiques seldom seen even in large museums, including a rare superior-grade Wooten desk made in Indianapolis; New nature trail on the grounds featuring 30 species of native Indiana trees is open daily free of charge. COMING SOON: Sculpture Garden with Indiana bronze, stone, clay and steel sculptures

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Design Nook Interiors 328 FERRY ST. LAFAYETTE, IN 47901 765-420-0660 DesignNookInteriors.com LIKE US ON FACEBOOK >> MON-FRI 10AM-5PM

Tippecanoe Battlefeld Museum and History Store 200 BATTLE GROUND AVE. BATTLE GROUND, IN 47920 (765) 567-2147 TippecanoeHistory.org >> DAILY 10AM-5PM [CLOSED WED];

Oyster Bay by Lexington offers a casual, comfortable, and understated interpretation of luxe living. Stop by and let inspiration begin here!

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The Museum and adjacent memorial commemorates and interprets the nationally significant November 7, 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe. The History Store features books on Indiana, American military, American Native history and culture and offers reproduction historic items.

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Terre Haute

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A must-stop shop on the east side of Terre Haute for all things funky, stylish and unique! Our garden setting will delight the senses with tasteful home decor, boutique clothing, jewelry and accessories featuring designs by local artists, Indiana vendors and many “Made in USA” treasures you can’t live without! All that and the friendliest service in town. Don’t miss it!

Featuring three stories of fun and exploration, where a child’s imagination can come to life! A variety of interactive exhibits and programs on science and technology in the heart of downtown. A partner in the ASTC Passport program, which allows Museum members to gain access to over 280 other museums across the nation. One of the “Top Ten Things To Do in Terre Haute”!

Feel spoiled in one of Indiana’s oldest and finest dining establishments. This restored turn-of-thecentury stable building is rich in history, ambiance and class. Featuring premium entrees, top shelf wine selections and cocktails, and service that is second-to-none, you’ll think you’ve gone to heaven. Meeting and banquet facilities available too. Enjoy the finer things at Stables!

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Join us Sept 9-10th as thousands flock to this annual event held in downtown Terre Haute that just keeps getting bigger and better every year! Featuring continuous music on the outdoor stage, at the corner of 7th and Wabash, this two-day festival is not-to-be-missed. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy musical acts from around the country while sampling tasty food and beer.

Terre Haute is alive with art. Take a tour of eighteen unique sculptures. Most are centrally located, downtown on the Arts Corridor, in city parks or on college campuses. All but one are outdoors, and they are free to everyone, all the time. Art Spaces brings together people, business and art to build a vibrant city. Download a map: www.wabashvalleyartspaces.com.

Located in the Terre Haute Visitor’s Bureau the museum celebrates outstanding Indiana high school and Olympic athletes in the sport of cross country for over one hundred years. Nearly 500 members have been inducted into its Hall of Fame with memorabilia showcasing their accomplishments.

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June 25 - September 11, 2016 Featuring the 44th Annual International Glass Invitational Award Winners and solo exhibitions by Davide Salvadore and Albert Paley

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