9 Fall Home Maintenance Tips

9 Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Home maintenance is something that a lot of people enjoy. It’s a task that helps to preserve one of the biggest investments most will make in their lifetime. However, it can easily fall by the wayside if you allow it to. Life just gets going, and the tedious aspects to home maintenance tend to land in the section of the brain that says, “out of sight, out of mind.” Well, our hope here is to help make sure that doesn’t happen this Fall. There are many things you can and need to do around your home before the winter rolls around. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Bring in any and all outdoor furniture, lawn decor, children’s toys, etc. Trim and prune trees. This prevents home damage from loose limbs during storms, but it is also great for the overall health of the tree!Clean gutters! Maybe even do it again after the last leaf falls from your property’s trees.Clear leaves and weeds from your yard before the first frost!Can and store all produce from garden veggies or fruit trees.Check for interior drafts. This will save your home’s efficiency, and it’ll save you money. While you’re at it, check for interior holes where critters can try to hide in your home during cool months!Shut off exterior faucets and completely drain hoses.Check chimney and decide if it needs cleaning or a repair for fires in the coming months.Test all interior winter systems: heating system, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, etc. Change filters on your interior systems as well. Test snow blower to make sure it’s working....
Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes

Indiana’s Fall season has us all swooning over the changing trees, sweater weather, and pumpkin spice flavored everything. We’re excited to clue you into the dreamiest Indiana pumpkin patch hangs within the Greater Lafayette, IN area. You will not regret visiting these beautiful properties and making fun memories together! Cheers to the 2021 season! Here are the need-to-knows. 2021 Greater Lafayette Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and More… Exploration AcresOne of the most well known corn mazes in Indiana sits right in our very own backyard. Exploration Acres‘s “Indiana Racing” corn maze is this year’s theme! Join the Fall fun-for-all with hay rides, fire pits for rent, a rustic store, and so, so much more are all on this gorgeous property! Click here to explore their website for more information and here for admission prices!6042 Newcastle Rd, Lafayette, IN 47905Open September 17 – October 30, 2021Thursday (October only) 6:00 – 10:00 P.M.Friday 6:00 – 11:00 P.M.Saturday 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.Sunday 12:00 – 7:00 P.M. Oak Hill Corn Maze and Tree FarmThis one will take you down to Crawfordsville, IN. This small family business welcomes you onto their farm and into their hearts to host you with their genuine Hoosier Hospitality. Admission includes access to Oak Hill‘s soybean maze, corn maze, wagon rides, a giant 200 ft hill slide, kid’s zipline, Fall decor shop, tire playground, wagon rides, bounce pad, pumpkins of all shapes, colors, and sizes, and so much more! Click here for more information!Admission is $9/person or $12/person for an unlimited season pass (ages 2 and under are free!)493 W Oak Hill Rd, Crawfordsville, IN 47933U-PICK pumpkins are open daily from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.Full Fall activities...
Purdue Fall Sports

Purdue Fall Sports

Boiler Up! It’s GO time! Boilermakers are back for Fall sports, and we’re all in. From football to golf to soccer to volleyball, Purdue Athletics are united, showing promise of a FANtastic seasons. After a long 22 months, games are open to the public. This is a huge benefit to our Greater Lafayette, IN community, and we’re proud to support these players. If you’re feeling well, grab your families and head out to see some of these games! Here are some stats about this year’s Purdue Fall Sports. Football Even just in the first games, Purdue Football shows they’re ready to play. Fun fact: there are a couple local guys on the team this year. George Karlaftis (Defensive End) went to West Lafayette High School. He was even named 71st of the top 100 college football players of 2021 on ESPN. Also, Jackson Anthrop (Wide Receiver) went to Central Catholic. Purdue takes on UConn at UConn 9/11/21, but then they play at Notre Dame on 9/18/21. However, here are the home games. Get over to Ross Ade Stadium to see Purdue Football live! All are Big 10 games! Illinois at Purdue 9/25Minnesota at Purdue 10/2Wisconsin at Purdue 10/23MI State at Purdue 11/6Indiana at Purdue 11/27 Volleyball Purdue Volleyball is #6 in the nation! This year is the highest ranking in Purdue program history. Click here to view an entire article highlighting this massive achievement! Then chemistry on this team is amazing, and you’ll want to visit a game to watch this team play together. Go Purdue! Soccer Purdue Women’s home games are free to the public. Enjoy beautiful Fall...
Labor Day Around Greater Lafayette

Labor Day Around Greater Lafayette

Labor Day is Monday, September 6th, 2021. The majority of the Greater Lafayette, IN area will be off school and work, and it’s always a fun day to celebrate and pay tribute to American’s work force. In one way or another, Labor Day might mark the end of summer for you! It’s been an amazing one for the books, that’s for sure! Here are a couple of ways to spend it in the Greater Lafayette, IN area. If you’re interested in how Labor Day came to be, the U.S. Department of Labor has an impressive layout of its history and morph into a holiday. Click here to view more information! Lafayette Citizen’s Band – Riehle Plaza Enjoy this annual Labor Day event. Bring lawn chairs with you downtown to Riehle Plaza and view this free show! You’ll love seeing the Citizen’s Band play! Labor Day Weekend Free Family Day – Columbian Park “Join us in Columbian Park for a day of fun on Saturday, September 4, featuring FREE pedal boat rides, FREE train rides, FREE zoo admission, FREE live music by Scott Greeson & Trouble with Monday, food trucks, and more! This event is in conjunction with the Northwest Indiana Labor Council’s annual Laborers Day Picnic.” This is part of “Labor Day in the Park” hosted by the City of Lafayette. Be sure to stop by the new and striking Loeb Field too while you’re visiting the park! Purdue Kick Off Bash Purdue Football kicks off on Labor Day weekend! Check out the entire day surrounding the Oregon St. football game! First Friday, Mosey Down main St, the Greater...
2021 Greater Lafayette Fall Festivals

2021 Greater Lafayette Fall Festivals

What’s not to love about a Fall festival? More often than not, the amazing Fall weather sucks us in, but we really love the delicious, specialty foods available, the hand made crafts that get us thinking toward Christmas and all its wonder, and the smiling faces that bring the community together year after year. There are a few main-staple, can’t-possibly-miss Fall festivals around Greater Lafayette, IN, and we’re going to list them for you. Be sure to check out “Visit Indiana” for a comprehensive list of all festivals in the state of Indiana for the 2021 season. Earl Park Fall Festival September 3rd – 6th, 2021 Weekend fun for the whole family! The festival’s large committee of volunteers is busy planning all of the special events that happen during the annual Labor Day weekend event. Anyone attending the festival can enjoy a craft and flea market, Bluegrass music, and concession food stands each day of the festival. There is a different dinner specialty everyday, including a fish fry, spaghetti dinner, chicken noodle dinner, and chicken dinner. Brown’s Accents Fall Festival September 10 – 11, 2021 Brown’s Accents is your place to find unique, handmade items for your Christmas list this year! “September 10th-11th for a family fun day full of our favorite vendors!!Friday September 10th from 4PM-8PM and Saturday September 11th from 9AM-3PM!” Germanfest September 11, 2021 from 5:00 – 11:00 P.M. This year’s Germanfest is a mini version! There will be many of the normal things, such as , “Food, Dancing, Beer Garden and Games! Music Featuring: der Polkatz,” and more! Be sure to check out this Lafayette,...