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Do the Amish Celebrate Christmas?

This blog was originally posted December 21, 2015, revised October 26, 2018 by Jordan Mazzoni. You probably won’t find decorated trees, hanging wreaths, or wrapped presents in an Amish home during the holidays, but you will find the spirit of Christmas alive and well. As I was out and about these last few weeks visiting …

Foodie Friday – CopperTop Tavern

When Foodie Friday rolled around this week, I was more excited than usual. I haven’t eaten at The CopperTop Tavern in months, so it was long overdue. CopperTop is famous in the county for their delicious food and fun atmosphere. We took our food to-go but eating there is an even better experience, especially if …

Stolen – the Newest Musical

This is one that you can’t miss! I was pleasantly surprised by the comedy level in this. It definitely had elements of drama as well as a plot twister.   If you haven’t seen Stolen, buy your tickets today! This is one you can’t miss!

Foodie Friday – Fireside Craft Burgers & Brew

When Friday rolls around, the staff here at the Visitors Center has one important topic to discuss; where are we getting lunch? Today the decision was fairly easy to make. We had been craving the food from the former Fireside Cafe that used to be located next door to us before moving to downtown LaGrange. …

Guided Bus Tour with Step-On Guide Scott Miller

Many people skip right over the motor coach tour option when planning a vacation, and you’re thinking, “so what, can’t I see the same things on my own?” Which may be partially true, but it’s not nearly the same experience. For the first time, I was able to join a guided bus tour and view …

Top Shipshewana Selfie Spots

Whether you’re a selfie taker or prefer a more professional shot, here are the top spots for an awesome photo-op in Shipshewana. If you’ve been to downtown Shipshewana, you may have come across a neat store called Country Yard Outlet. On your way inside you would’ve walked right past the huge garden gnome. I haven’t …

Ribs @ Rogers

Ribs. Brisket. Pulled Pork. Chicken. Is your mouth watering yet? Then you missed a great opportunity to have a full-on feast. The first ever Ribs @ Rogers event was a great success! The David Rogers Memorial Park filled up early in the morning with 14 vendors firing up their grills. I was lucky enough to …

RV Factory Tour

If you’ve been to the LaGrange/Elkhart County region in your lifetime, you can easily guess one of the largest industries, recreational vehicles. They’re everywhere; factories, driving down the road, dealerships, you can’t go a mile down the road without seeing an RV. It’s every day life for locals, but for those of us not involved in …

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 …