Indiana INsider's Guide

Dig IN

Now that I have to be rolled everywhere I go (thanks to eating my way through the State Fair) I have yet another great foodie event to attend - Dig IN! Returning for the sixth year, this festival is all about great Indiana chefs in one place offering dishes that include local meats and off-the-vine…

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Indiana State Fair - 2015 Highlights

So I blogged about some tips for visiting the Indiana State Fair last week. Today was the third day of the fair and with two trips under my belt already I thought I should mention a few of the highlights. Animals ... depending on when you visit you might see different animals (some barns rotate…

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Middle Coast Film Fest in Bloomington

When you hear "film festival," you probably think: expensive, far away, gotta have an industry connection to even get near it. Middle Coast Film Fest, happening August 13-15 in Bloomington, is something entirely different: affordable, accessible, and close to home. More than 60 movies will…

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Peru's Circus City Festival

I’ve always loved the circus. Clowns, trapeze artists, elephants, even sawdust, are all parts of a fun, breath-taking experience that began after watching circuses in my childhood. So when I first traveled to Peru, Indiana, in central Indiana, a few years ago to see the Circus City Festival, I was…

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Fort Wayne’s Greek Fest-- Colorful, Sweet Fun

Oompa! Fort Wayne is blessed with an abundance of cultures and people who love to celebrate cultural diversity. This is always evident at the annual Greek Fest, which will be held on June 25-28, 2015. It is held in the Headwaters Park Pavilion in downtown Fort Wayne. Parking is close by and…

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Sweet Sites at Fort Wayne's Festival of Gingerbread

Embassy Theatre's Festival of Trees made edible! I’m not a terribly crafty person so I admire people who are talented at making intriguing items with their hands. I love the Festival of Gingerbread at the Fort Wayne History Center for that reason. I can't imagine creating any of the dozens of…

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Christmas at the Orchard

Last year I visited Beasley's Orchard for the first time and wrote about their apple festival (which I sadly had to miss). But, I just heard about their annual event Christmas at the Orchard which is set to take place on TWO Saturdays this month - November 22 and November 29 - both of which I'll be…

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Come One, Come All to Bluffton Free Street Fair!

Bluffton Free Street Fair offers plethora of carnival rides. As a lifelong resident of Wells County, I have many fond memories of the Bluffton Free Street Fair. When I was a child, Dad drove a buggy pulled by one of his horses in a parade during the fair. Mom, my sister and I rode with him. Heady…

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Three Rivers Festival is back!

Since 1969, Fort Wayne has celebrated the source of its founding, our three rivers, with a festival that brings the community together, the Three Rivers Festival. With each passing year, the festival grows and adds more fun to their lineup. This year is no exception, and the 46th annual Three Rivers…

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Tenderloin Throwdown Happening July 19 in Greensburg, Indiana

Ladies and gentlemen, start your fryers! Okay, I may be off by a couple of months, but I'm excited for a break in the weather, for two reasons. One, the Indianapolis 500 is coming up in May — 86 days from today, in fact — and that always means the start of the summer for me. The second reason is…

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