Indiana Insider Blog

Two Huge Events, One Exciting Hendricks County Weekend

If you wanted an insider's take on the best weekend of the year to visit Hendricks County, I would tell you it may not get any better than July 8 & 9. Whether you like the sound of drumbeats while watching the splendor of a tribal dancer adorned in beautiful colors, beads and feathers or the roar…

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Be Inspired at the Decatur Sculpture Tour

It’s amazing what one can construct with hundreds of pieces of metal. Maybe even a horse. If you don't believe me, go to Decatur, Indiana and observe “Seat’s Taken’. It is a new sculpture designed and assembled by Decatur resident and sculptor Gregory Mendez. From the front it appears to be…

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Finding (and Tasting) Indiana's Best Tenderloin

THIS IS A GUEST BLOG WRITTEN BY WENDY BLAKE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MAIN STREET GREENSBURG. If you’re from Indiana you’ve read your breaded tenderloin sized share of articles about this amazing sandwich. I’m guessing each one makes your mouth water immensely, so much so you find yourself indulging in…

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Brown County Hosts 14th Annual Indiana Wine Fair

This coming Saturday (April 30) one of Indiana’s oldest and largest wine events will be held in Brown County - the 14th Annual Indiana Wine Fair. It will include an afternoon of wine, music, food and fun at the historic and beautiful Story Inn. From 12:30 to 7pm, guests will be able to savor…

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Brown County Hosts the National Maple Syrup Festival

It's that time of year ... maple syrup tapping and places all over the state are celebrating but not as much as Brown County. They are gearing up to host the 2016 National Maple Syrup Festival on March 5-6. I had the privilege to attend this event in 2015 and my family had a blast learning about all…

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Richmond's Meltdown Winter Ice Festival is Very Cool

It is cold. There is no denying that, so the only thing you can do is embrace it and Richmond's Meltdown Winter Ice Festival does just that! For three days this coming weekend (January 28-30, 2016), visitors can walk the streets of Richmond's downtown and the Depot District taking in all the FREE…

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Don't Miss Fort Wayne's Winterval!

Winterval ... What a lovely word that immediately makes me interested to know more! It is exactly what you might guess it means - a combination of winter and a festival and Downtown Fort Wayne has it. On Saturday, January 30, downtown will hold its 4th annual Winterval with a day full of indoor and…

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Indiana's Best of 2015

Happy New Year’s Eve! It’s almost time to start a new year and it could not be a bigger one for the state of Indiana! The state’s bicentennial begins in 2016 and plans to celebrate it extend throughout the year! If you’ve never taken the opportunity to explore Indiana and its charms, I recommend…

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Catch a Mesmerizing Stevens Puppet Show

I’ve loved puppets since the first time I saw a puppet show at my school. Actually they were marionettes, the kind of puppet held by strings by the puppet master above them. I was always fascinated by the way the puppets—usually made of wood – could walk, dance, twirl, even fly. So it was a delight…

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