It’s a busy time of year. The Halloween decor is put away, folks are already planning out their Thanksgiving dinners, and stores are busy pushing their Christmas items. Whaaaat! No one likes to rush. Take a minute and reconnect with friends and family the Hoosier way, with a visit to an Indiana festival or event like these.
As I’ve said many a time, I am only one person. I add in whatever festivals and events I find (and that you send in) to the Little Indiana Festivals and Events Calendar. Still, I know there are many I am missing. The few featured below are just a teaser, something to motivate you to poke around a little, and consider doing something new this weekend. You can only watch so much TV. Try making a REAL memory. There’s no better place to start than right here.
When you are really on a roll, you can start diving in to all the small towns near you–and then those not so near you! Make a weekend of it or even a vacation. There’s always something to do. And it is always something amazing.
If I missed your big shindig, please send me an email or leave a comment in the section below. I will add it to the calendar. It doesn’t matter if it is a church chicken dinner, a fundraising auction, a sesquicentennial, or a once a month special shopping day for downtown. It can have a home here. Yes, it is free to add, too. I’m nice like that. So, take a look around, see what you like, and get going!
Indiana Festival FUN
New Albany Vintage Fire Museum’s “Chili, Brats, & Brew“ Enjoy the chili, other great food, and local craft beers from New Albany’s Bank Street Brewery. If you have a fire engine or classic car, you’re encouraged to drive it and park it in the museum’s spacious parking lot for others to enjoy! Nov 7
You’ll look for any excuse to visit an Indiana winery, won’t you? Well, the Indiana Wine Trail Fall Haul this weekend is a good one! Southeastern Indiana wineries are showcasing foods made with wine–and offering up their free recipes. The six wineries on the trail are Ertel Cellars in Batesville, Stream Cliff Farm Winery in Commiskey, Lanthier Winery in Madison, Madison Vineyards Estate Winery (also in Madison), Thomas Family Winery (yup, Madison again), and The Ridge Winery in Vevay.
More than 170 craft booths featuring US made handcrafted items will swoop into Valparaiso for the Arts and Craft Show. Look for it this weekend!
You don’t have to be an experienced runner to take part in the Taltree 10K. This walk or run is designed for everyone. Enjoy the 6.2 mile event through the arboretum. Now that’s a nice way to welcome in the season, don’t you think?
I know that Shipshewana has captured quite a few hearts. Well, here’s another excuse to make the trip over to north east Indiana–the Shipshewana Holiday Lighted Parade! Last year, there were more than 4,000 people lined up to see the spectacle. Be one of them. While there, head to the Shipshewana Auction and Flea Market for the Antiques and Collectibles Show featuring more than forty vendors.
Craft beers and wines form only one part of the Hops and Vines event. In Brownsburg, a silent and live auction add to the fun. Who knows what kind of good things you will find.
That’s All She Wrote
Because, yes, that is actually all I wrote. Or, rather, all I plan on sharing. For the rest of it, you have to head over to the Little Indiana Festivals and Events calendar that is linked above. I am sure you will find something that will inspire you to see the sights in your own backyard.
Small Towns: Destinations, not Drive-Thrus! I’m Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is little Indiana!
Indiana Festivals and Events
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