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Memorial Day Weekend in LaGrange County

Everyone knows Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summertime, so welcome the season with a bang! LaGrange County has plenty going on all weekend long to make it a memorable holiday. If you roll into town Saturday morning, of course you’ll need some breakfast to fuel your day, and there’s nothing more hearty …

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Back-road Amish Tours

If you’ve been to Shipshewana in the past few years you may have seen the Blue Gate bus cruising around town. What’s it used for though? The Blue Gate recently started offering back-road Amish tours, which have been a huge hit! I finally had the opportunity to take one for myself and see what all …

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5 Shipshewana Stops Every DIY Lover Must Visit

This blog was originally posted on Shipshewana Trading Place By Lora Gates   If you are like me, you probably spend entirely too much time day-dreaming about all of the possible projects you could create, repurpose or make for your home. As proof, my Pinterest page is full of them, and most are quite honestly …

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9 Things Every History Buff Should Do in Shipshewana

This post originally appeared on shipshewanatradingplace.com By Anna Camburn   You know you’re a history buff when you love to know the story behind each destination you travel to. Shipshewana, Indiana has a rich Amish/Mennonite heritage that is so fun to learn about. You can bring Shipshewana’s past to life by visiting the following events and attractions.   …

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44th Annual Topeka Quilt Show & Sale

The Topeka Quilt Show & Sale is one of the premier shows in northeastern Indiana, drawing quilters and quilt lovers from across the nation and around the world. We average 80 exhibitors and over 1,300 quilted items (quilts, wall hangings, purses, coats, etc.) and pieced quilt tops waiting for a quilters touch. Most items are …

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Don’t Kick the Turkeys at Essenhaus’ Heritage Hall

On Reverend Thompson’s third day as pastor of New Hope Church, his secretary lays down the laws of the office, the janitor is “fixing” everything in sight, the most prestigious member of the congregation is on the war path and an eccentric lay-person presents some far out ideas for Sunday morning’s special. Alongside the laughs …

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Classic Car Cruise In at the Essenhaus

Cruise-In every Thursday evening through September. Enjoy door prize giveaways, live entertainment, and restaurant specials from 3 p.m. to close or the all you care to eat BBQ pork ribs buffet at a special price. Hours are from 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free admission.

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America’s Freedom Fest

America’s Freedom Fest is an airshow fireworks event that you won’t find anywhere else. In addition to the regions largest fireworks display you’ll find F-22 military jets, warbirds, Shockwave jet trucks, great food, and more. Come out for this new event that combines the excitement of the Freedom Fest Airshow and Celebrate America Black Squirrel …

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Indiana Spring Classic Morgan Horse Show

Brand new for 2018! Come watch the best Morgan horses in the area compete on all levels. Three days of action packed showing.  

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