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Indiana Festivals and Events THIS WEEKEND
Indiana Festivals and Events THIS WEEKEND
Trees everywhere have dropped their leaves, I feel like baking Amish Apple Dumplings every day, basketball games are in full swing around here, and the youngest is home sick (though I suspect it is allergies even though he has a fever). It’s a changing of the seasons for sure. Um, hooray?

There are reasons to celebrate. How many? Oh, at least these festivals or events featured below–and plenty more when you visit the Little Indiana Festivals and Events Calendar. What I include below is a tiny highlight. It’s a way to get you excited about what there is to do in the state, maybe to shock you with something awesome going on in a town or city near you. It’s also a plot to spur you to use the Little Indiana Calendar so you can plan out weekend adventures ahead of time.

Wouldn’t that be a really fun surprise getaway for your spouse, the kids, or the grandkids? I think so too. They say that if the choice is between buying something or going somewhere, going somewhere makes the lasting impression. Do it.

Now, I have done my very best to verify all the facts. But, please, double-check what you can before you make a special trip. Contact is always included when you follow the link. This is not an exhaustive list so, please, no hate mail. Instead, send over whatever I have missed and I will be sure to add it in to the Festivals and Events Calendar so everyone can find it. Happy travels!

Indiana Festivals and Events This Weekend

25th Annual Hendricks County Flyer Holiday Craft Show — No matter what the reason for celebrating, it sounds like you will find a gift item to match at this massive 170+ booth craft show. Two days of shopping fun. Find it at the Hendricks County 4H Fairgrounds.

2nd Friday Open Studios Night — It’s second Friday over at the Art Sanctuary. You know I love this place. I know, I still need to share it with you, and I will. But if you can make your way over there now, I know you will be so thrilled. I love to see artists at work and, at this neat monthly event, you can, can, can! Okay, so there’s no dance studio here (yet), but there are multiple floors of art studios set inside what was once a church. It is a fantastic reuse of a building that would have otherwise sat empty. I love it so much. Go, enjoy, and send a paragraph to me about your experience. I will include it in the art about the Art Sanctuary when I post it here on Little Indiana.

North Daviess Christmas Craft Show — The North Daviess Community Christmas Craft Show runs on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 9 AM to 3 PM. There are more than 150 booths here. What’s even better than lots of booths to poke through? Cheap, on-site babysitting! When the kids don’t want to go and everyone is busy, they have lined up babysitters for $5 an hour. Breakfast and lunch is available in the cafeteria.

Christmas Gift & Hobby Show — Situated at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, you just know that this one will be HUGE. Held over a five day period, this one has folks that look for people being extra nice or who are dressed up in holiday style. Then? They award them with “merry money” or prizes! Neat, don’t you think? It is held at the West Pavilion. Have fun!

Bloomington Handmade Market — Saturday, November 14th, don’t miss this ten year event that features handcrafted artists from across the United States. There will be more than sixty booths that offer a huge variety of work. Don’t gift something that anyone can get, give the gift of one-of-a-kind.

Delts’ Holiday Arts and Craft Show — This big event gives admission bucks to community organizations. The Xi Chapter Delta Theta Tau’s Holiday Arts and Craft Show is another giant seasonal event with more than 100 booths. Shop and give something back–look for Santa at 2 PM.

Christmas in Pendleton — It’s another holiday extravaganza! Enjoy the last major festival of the year with a day that revolves around winter fun. There’s heaps of activities and things to do. Coloring contests, snowball contests, cookie making, Santa, and more, more, more. It sounds like a fantastic family-oriented event the whole town looks forward to. Discover why.

Tri Kappa Arts and Crafts Bazaar — I love the little town of Versailles–and the coffee shop they have downtown, G.H. Coffee Co. (argh, got to post about that, too!). South Ripley Elementary School is hosting the arts and craft show from 9 AM to 3 PM. Look for photos with the big guy in red from 10 AM – 2 PM. Breakfast and lunch will be served in the school cafeteria.

30th Annual Huntingburg Christmas Stroll — Huntingburg is a picturesque town that has appeared in a few films because of its charm! Visit this holiday event for a sweetly themed Victorian Christmas. If you have never visited Huntingburg, Indiana before, you are in for a real treat. This small town actually has music that plays throughout the downtown area. During the holiday season, you can expect those classic tunes. It’s just one way they add a special something.

Spiders — Run for your lives! Or, don’t why not learn a little something this weekend? It can’t all be holiday related, right? It’s only the middle of November! Visit McCloud Nature Park for an in-depth look at spiders, the creepy crawly we love to hate. Then browse for spiders at the nature center. If you dare. Can you successfully identify them? If so, we cannot be friends. Just sayin’.

Indiana Fun: This Weekend and Every Weekend

Sure, you can sit inside and mope about the gloomy days we have had OR you can visit one of the festivals or events listed above and make some memories. Whether you feel like shopping or just want to soak up some of that feel-good holiday atmosphere, there’s definitely no shortage of those festivals and events. If that doesn’t strike you, well, there’s always spiders! Or pop over to my calendar for even more fun things to see and do.

Small Towns: Destinations, not Drive-Thrus! I’m Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is little Indiana!

Just don’t forget to tell ’em that  little Indiana sent you!

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About Jessica Nunemaker

Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little Indiana.com. More than a website, Little Indiana is a PBS segment on the state-wide program "The Weekly Special," a bi-weekly column in a local newspaper, and a book. Look for "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" published by Indiana University Press in April 2016--just in time for Indiana's BIG 200th Birthday Celebration.

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