Northern Region of Indiana
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In northern Indiana you'll discover simple pleasures, friendly people, well-known sights, and hidden treasures. Thriving cities, mid-sized towns, quaint villages - they're all here. A football hall of fame, sandy dunes, a 1000 vendor outdoor flea market, a whitewater raceway, and a blazing fast toboggan run. There's fun to be had all year long in the north region. Experience life in the "past lane" in northern Indiana's Amish country. In Shipshewana you'll find a wide variety of quaint shops featuring the work of Amish craftsmen and one of the nation's largest outdoor flea markets. A visit to Menno-Hof will acquaint you with Amish/Mennonite history and lifestyle through a multi-media presentation. Nappanee is home to Amish Acres where you can visit an Amish farm, indulge in a threshers' dinner, or enjoy live theater. Warsaw's Wagon Wheel Theater is an 800 seat theater-in-the-round that features plays, concerts, and musicals.

For the outdoor enthusiast, LaPorte County boasts 20 different bike trails that offer 420 miles of riding through parks, towns, and attractions. Relax on the sandy beaches of Indiana Dunes State Park and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. For more outdoor fun, visit Angola's 50 year old Fun Spot Amusement Park. A short drive north, Pokagon State Park has hiking, horseback riding, and lake fun in the summer; from November through February, zoom down the refrigerated toboggan slide. In LaGrange, you can visit the radio museum or play a round of golf at Heron Creek.

South Bend offers a wide variety of activities from Notre Dame Football and the Football Hall of Fame to a chocolate lover's dream - the South Bend Chocolate Company's Chocolate Museum where you can sample sweet treats. For the adventurous, the East Race Waterway, South Bend's artificial whitewater course, is designed with runs for both beginners and advanced whitewater challengers. Valparaiso has many things to offer the casual visitor....including great shopping, fine dining, theatre, museums, orchestral and band performances, festivals, and sports events. If you love night life, visit Michigan City where you can enjoy the riverboats and casinos.

Choose your kind of fun and go for it in northern Indiana.

Events within the Northern region:

Festival of Lights

Event City:
Event Details:
Come and view a spectacular display of holiday lights, luminaries, horse and buggy rides.
Event Dates:
Dec 01, 2009 to Jan 07, 2110

Middlebury's Third Fridays

Event City: Middlebury
Event Details:
Every third Friday of each month come and join us for late night shopping, food, fun, music, and other activities!
Event Dates:
Aug 15, 2014 to Dec 19, 2014

Event Time:
5-9 pm

Event Web Site:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Middlebury-3rd-Fridays/128310710545537

Bristol Hills Storytelling Event

Event City: Bristol
Event Details:
The BRISTOL HILLS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL will be held Friday, September 5th, 2014 Featured Storytelling @ 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 8th, 2012 Featured Storytelling @ 7:00 p.m. at the ELKHART COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 304 W. Vistula Street in Bristol. The Swapping Ground precedes the Featured Telling at 5:30 pm with local informal audience participation and is open to anyone wishing to share or just listen to a story at no charge. Traditionally the Swapping Grounds provides an opportunity for interested people to tell a story in front of a supportive audience. Featured tellers are at 7:00 pm. Admission is $10. Stories are family oriented for teens and adults. No toddlers please.
Event Dates:
Sep 05, 2014 to Sep 06, 2014

Event Time:
9/7 7pm 9/8 7pm

Event Web Site:
http://www.bristolhills.net/

Middlebury Fall Festival

Event City: Middlebury
Event Details:
A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION! Farmers Market - produce & treats, pumpkins & mums for fall Local Artisans & Crafters Pie-Baking Contest (see application below) Homemade Foods - ice cream, apple dumplings, Amish bake sale & more Free Entertainment & Children's Activities Classic Car Cruise-In at Das Dutchman Essenhaus Antique Tractor Display at the Middlebury Historical Museum
Event Dates:
Sep 19, 2014 to Sep 20, 2014

Event Time:
FRi 10 am- 9 pm/Sat

Event Web Site:
http://www.middleburyfestivals.com/middlebury-fall-festival-1

47th Annual Michiana Relief Sale

Event City: Middlebury
Event Details:
Annual event on the fourth weekend in September. Quilt Auction, food, fellowship in the Mennonite tradition!
Event Dates:
Sep 26, 2014 to Sep 27, 2014

Event Time:
5-9 pm/7-mid-afterno

Event Web Site:
http://mennonitesale.org/

Fall Crafters Fair

Event City: Shipshewana
Event Details:
Enjoy three days of the Fall Crafters Fair in Shipshewana. Enjoy all kinds of crafts, food and fun!
Event Dates:
Oct 02, 2014 to Oct 04, 2014

Event Time:
All day

Event Web Site:
www.shipshewana.com/page.php?page_id=423