Hands On Mother’s Day Fun in Greater Lafayette

Hands On Mother’s Day Fun in Greater Lafayette

  Is your Mom’s love language quality time? If so, we’d love to encourage you to invest your money into something for you guys to do together! This is a list of activities and events located throughout Lafayette, West Lafayette, and some in Indianapolis. We hope it is helpful!   Mother’s Day Fun in Lafayette, IN All Fired Up (West Lafayette, IN): All Fired Up is a sure-fired way to spend some quality time with your Mama. They’re hosting a Mother’s Day Tea and Painting Party. Come on in, hang out, and paint some pottery together. You can reserve a private table for your family if you’d like to. All Mom’s and Grandma’s get 20% off their project. Painting with a Twist (Lafayette, IN): Painting with a twist holds classes where amateur students can learn to paint a picture from an example. There are MANY opportunities to go this weekend and paint with your Mom. There are Classes starting Thursday and they run through Sunday! Click here to view the full calendar. Painting with a Twist is offering a Mother’s Day Mommy and Me painting session. We regret to inform you that this one is SOLD OUT. Please be sure to look for another one like this next year! Merlin’s Beard (Lafayette, IN): Merlin’s Beard is a local board gamer’s hang out. They serve up access to almost any board game ever along with an array of food and drinks. They have drink options from beer to Butterbeer to lattes! Merlin’s Beard hosts events all the time. However, we think the event name speaks for itself on this one: Mother’s Day...
Starry Night Music and Arts Festival 2018

Starry Night Music and Arts Festival 2018

Starry Night is an annual festival, uniting Greater Lafayette and Purdue University with a cause. The hosts of Starry Night work all year ’round recruiting vendors, food trucks, and bands. Then, they line the streets of downtown West Lafayette with small businesses and art vendors, displaying fresh, trendy art. All the while- putting on an amazing show, booking bands that are just as fresh and trendy! This is all to bring awareness and make money for a non-profit: “Swipe Out Starvation, a campus organization concerned with the issue of hunger on a local and global scale.” Click here to learn more about that cause! Many community sponsors get on board with Starry Night. Therefore, it is free and open to the public!   Starry Night‘s Location and Hours Chauncy Hill, outside of GreyHouse Coffee; 100 Northwestern Ave, West Lafayette, IN 47906 Saturday, September 29th, 2018; 7:00 P.M. – Midnight About Starry Night From the Starry Night Website! “Starry Night is hosted by Campus House, a non-denominational church community in the heart of Purdue’s campus, and Greyhouse Coffee, opened by Campus House in 2008. Starry Night began fifteen years ago with a hundred people and has since grown to welcome 10,000+ students and community members each year. We desire to bring the campus and city together in collective celebration… believe everyone was created to create, delight in beauty, and know the Source of that beauty… [and] value artistic integrity without pretense, supporting passionate creatives, and loving this community we call home.”   Bands featured at this year’s Starry Night Michigander (https://www.michiganderband.com/) Mike Mains & The Branches (https://mikemainsmusic.com/) LEDGES (https://www.ledgesmusic.com/) Corey Kilgannon (http://www.coreykilgannonmusic.com/)...
Feast of Hunter’s Moon

Feast of Hunter’s Moon

Take a step into the past with the 51st annual reenactment of colonial times on the land we now share! This event, hosted by the Tippecanoe County historical Association, “…re-create[s] the annual fall gathering of the French and Native Americans which took place Fort Ouiatenon, a fur-trading outpost in the mid – 1700s.” The Feast of the Hunter’s Moon is, by far, one of our most unique festivals here in the Lafayette, IN area. It actually won the “Journal and Courier’s Readers Choice Best Festival award” for 2017! Therefore, we invite you to join the fun on October 6th and 7th, 2018 for Fort Ouiatenon in West Lafayette, IN.   What will you find at the Feast? You literally take a step back into time. Living history is a commitment to the participants, and they go all out! You will enjoy seeing family, friends, and community members of the Lafayette, IN area dressed like you’ve never seen them before. Many participants dress the “part” wearing raccoon hats, carrying large colonial hunting tools, and eating bison burgers. The mid-18th century will come alive to you and your family! Click here to view detailed schedules for both days with locations for stages, food vendors, children’s activities and more. Then also, click here to view a map!   Feast of the Hunter’s Moon Hours, Location, and Reviews Saturday, October 6th, 2018 from 9:00 A.M – 6:00 P.M. Sunday, October 6th, 2018 from 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M Fort Ouiatenon; 3136 S River Rd, West Lafayette, IN 47906 Facebook and Yelp are very helpful to decide if this is an event you and your family might enjoy.  ...
Cowtober Fest at Fair Oaks Farm

Cowtober Fest at Fair Oaks Farm

Welcome to the Farm! Fair Oaks Farm sits about 50 miles away from Greater Lafayette, but it serves us in many ways! This historical piece of Northwest Indiana is an amazing stop for family fun. Not to mention, it’s practically dairy heaven!   This family friendly event, Fair Oaks Farm Cowtowber Fest, is coming up, and we want you to know all about it. It is Saturday and Sunday, October 6th and 7th, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. CST. Here are a few things going on during Cowtober! Dress up and go trick or treating! They encourage family friendly costumes. “The festival features safe trick-or-treating with our businesses and vendors from 10:00a-12:00p CST… The first 100 kids to the festival will receive a commemorative trick-or-treat bag provided by our sponsors.” Celebrity Pumpkin Carvers and giant pumpkin viewings: “Jon Neill was the winner of the 2014 Food Network’s Halloween Wars… In 2013 the FOOD NETWORK recognized and invited David to compete on the broadcast ‘Halloween Wars 3’, in which his team, the Psychotic Misfits, took 2nd in the Championships after a hard fought month…” Country Music Recording Artists, Hastings and Co, provide the entertainment for this year’s Cowtober. Dance off! “Calling of the Monsters” is the name and dancing is the game. Enter the dance off to win $500! Click here to view a map and full schedule of events!   These are just a few things happening at the specific event of Cowtober, but the reality is that Fair Oaks Farm has plenty to do any see on any day of the year. While you’re there, be sure to do a few...
Last Minute Summer Fun in Greater Lafayette

Last Minute Summer Fun in Greater Lafayette

As the days and leaves fade into Fall, there are just a few warm weekends in Lafayette, IN to truly soak up. As pools close and prepare for winter, there are still many ways to stay cool. Not to mention, you can enjoy this fine weather that makes our Midwestern hearts go pitter-pat! Stay tuned! When Fall hits full force, there are many festivals and treats happening in our area over the next few months. For now, however, here are a few ways to wrap up your Summer 2018 memories!   Starry Night (Chauncey Hill; West Lafayette, IN): “Starry Night is an annual street festival in downtown West Lafayette that draws thousands of people with its unique blend of excellent music, a variety of merchants, interactive creativity, and delicious food. The festival is designed to bring the Purdue and Greater Lafayette communities together and seeks to promote awareness of Swipe Out Starvation, a campus organization concerned with the issue of hunger on a local and global scale. Starry Night is hosted by Purdue’s Christian Campus House and Greyhouse Coffee and – thanks to our generous sponsors – is free! Come and be part of this amazing night!” This event is Saturday, September 29th, 2018, but click here to view the Facebook Event Page for more information. Go camping at Prophetstown State Park to best enjoy the crisp end of summer nights. Then, consider tubing down the Wildcat Creek or Tippecanoe River during the day! Fun for all ages, shapes and sizes! Prophetstown State Park is also loaded with paved trails, fun for kids (including the Farm!), fishing access, and more. This is always a...
DIY Home Projects for Fall

DIY Home Projects for Fall

Fall is an open invitation for fun and/or practical DIY home projects. Here are a few ideas to begin the process of winterizing your Lafayette, IN home. Leaf Removal. Department stores such as Menard’s, Rural King, and Walmart, have brown paper leaf bag for sale. If you’re not into removing leaves yourself, click here to view some companies that would love to help you with all of your leaf removal dreams. Also, click here to view the City of Lafayette’s Yard Waste Guidelines if you plan to do it yourself. Window draft check. As the winds pick up and the temperatures drop, there will be plenty of opportunities for you see if your windows need any new caulking. Take a lit candle and move it slowly along the interior of your window frames on a breezy, cool night. If there is a draft, you’ll see the candle flicker! Then you’ll figure out if you need to repair it or not! Gutters! Obviously, you’ll want to keep them clean throughout the season, and that might require you to clean them a few times before winter. However, there are many things to consider when it comes to your gutters! You can very easily install mesh, gutter covers that allow the water to flow through, but also protect your gutters from leaf build up. Now is also a great time to check for necessary gutter replacements or repairs. Click here to view services offered throughout Lafayette for those needs! Chop wood and build a fire pit. Now this is fun kind of fall prep! Click here to view different DIY pit styles...