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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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Canal Rides at Delphi’s Harvest Festival

You’ve always wanted to experience the thrill of riding in a canal boat, right? You’ve got a chance this weekend in Delphi during Harvest Festival. Canal rides closed for the season on Labor Day weekend. But on October 17, you can ride on The Delphi, a replica 19 th -century canal boat. Tour guides…

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Fishers Renaissance Faire

If you’re into larping, Monty Python, or Renaissance-period culture, then the Fishers Renaissance Faire at the Klipsch Music Center is for you! This was my first time to attend the Fishers Renaissance Faire. I’ve had a fascination with all things related to medieval culture since attending my first…

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History Comes to Life at Feast of the Hunters’ Moon

Did you know Indiana will celebrate its 200 th birthday in 2016? It’s hard to imagine all of the events that have happened in this state for the past two centuries. I appreciate historic re-enactments and festivals and other historic events that bring Indiana’s past to life. The Feast of the…

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Fairmount’s James Dean Festival

I like old cars. I’ve no particular favorites, but especially anything red (that is my favorite color). So attending car shows is a pleasurable activity for me as I imagine the days when these classics were new and cruised Main Streets of small towns across the country, windows rolled down and…

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Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival

Fall is my favorite season, mainly because one of my favorite events of the year takes place – Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival. This annual festival, held at Hier's Park (547 S. Briant Street) in Huntington, began in 1976. Sadly, I only discovered it a few years ago. It is now on my must-do…

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A little bit of Johnny Appleseed

Every time I think of Johnny Appleseed I think of the song I sang as a kid, but last year I got to experience him in a whole new way ... at the Johnny Appleseed Festival in Fort Wayne. What began in 1974 with only a handful of vendors (around 20) has now grown to over 200 booths! There is NO cost to…

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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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