• Downtown Wakarusa, IN 46573 in Wakarusa, IN

Pancake lovers rejoice; the end of April is syrup pouring time downtown. You and 16,000 other visitors can see a sugar camp and tour the museum before heading to the carnival rides. The parade and free popcorn really ice the cake, and there are food vendors galore. Be sure to see the handmade arts and crafts, too, at this 45-year-old annual tradition.

The first few days of August, about 300 vendors bring their wares to Amish Acres and compete for a big cash prize, along with selling to the public. Live music, food and wagon rides make it fun for everyone, and vendors' tents circle the scenic farm pond. Magic shows and marionettes appeal to kids, and the family can enjoy dinner in the Thresher's Dinner restaurant in a century-old barn. The festival is over 50 years old, and more than one publication notes it as well worth visiting.

  • Elkhart, Ind. in Elkhart, IN

You have all summer to see this, from the end of May to the beginning of October, and it is well worth a trip. Beautiful blooms create quilts on the ground and hand-painted quilt murals on outdoor walls, all original designs. Follow the Heritage Trail through Amish country on the northern border of Indiana, just about a hundred miles east of Chicago. Along the way, buggy rides and farm tours are nice diversions, and Amish food will fill up anyone. Downtown Elkhart is pretty and clean, and the epitome of fifties, small-town America. Norman Rockwell, anyone?

Cities in the County of Elkhart, IN

Events in the County of Elkhart, IN

Sun 2/5

Join FROG in "during the leadup to Mardi Gras 12, 2023 - Seven nights of full-hookup camping, exciting meals, a cruise on the Mighty Mississippi River, parades, REGISTRATION OPENS - AT NOON EST....

  • Middlebury, IN.
Mon 2/6

Club - Create your own design each month we ll talk about what we built and vote our favorite build - Winners will receive a small prize - put into a drawing for a LEGO set that we will draw in May

  • Elkhart, IN.