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...
Small Town Ice Cream Shops of Greater Lafayette

Small Town Ice Cream Shops of Greater Lafayette

I scream; You scream; we all scream for ice cream! Small towns surround Lafayette and West Lafayette, IN. Within a 30 mile radial drive, you can stumble upon many small, quiet, wooded towns and villages. These places are perfect destinations for any summer night car or motorcycle cruise or after-the-game treat. Lafayette and West Lafayette, IN, however, also host a nice amount of locally owned and bigger corporate ice cream shops. Hand dipped or soft serve, you’ll find what you enjoy in frozen treats somewhere in the area.   Lafayette and West Lafayette, IN Ice Cream Shops Igloo Frozen Custard (South side Lafayette and East side Lafayette) Cold Stone Creamery (Wabash Landing and Lafayette Pavilions) Silver Dipper Ice Cream (Wabash Landing and SR 52) Culver’s (Lafayette, IN) Dog ‘N’ Suds (Lafayette and West Lafayette, IN): They offer Root Beer Freezes and Root Beer Floats that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth! Sonic Drive In (Lafayette, IN) Budge’s Drive In (Lafayette, IN) McCord Candies (Downtown; Lafayette, IN): Milk shakes offered here! Insomnia Cookies (Purdue University; West Lafayette, IN): Stop in here for baked cookies and ice cream sandwiches! Pappy’s Sweet Shoppe (Purdue University’s Memorial Union; West Lafayette, IN)     Small Town Ice Cream Shops Surrounding Lafayette and West Lafayette, IN Most of these small town shops are soft serve based cones, cups, sundaes, malts, and milkshakes! Some also have other snacks, so be sure to check out these cool places! Otterbein Dugout (Otterbein, IN) Lickity Split Ice Cream (Brookston, IN) Lindy Freeze (Linden, IN) Dari-licious (Crawfordsville, IN) The Big Dipper Ice Cream Parlor (Crawfordsville, IN) Sycamore Drive-In (Logansport, IN) Milky Way (Frankfort,...
Food Trucks of Greater Lafayette

Food Trucks of Greater Lafayette

Street food is no new concept. It’s been a thing all over the world for decades now. Street food is known to be cheap and convenient, and food trucks haven’t lost that idea. They’ve reinvented it. The trendy food trucks of the last decade specialize in new ideas such as donuts trucks, tacos with brisket and homemade spicy slaw, mac and cheese burgers, and more! These interesting and delicious food combinations are why food trucks have grown popularity. Fortunately for you, Lafayette, IN and the surrounding area are up on this trend. We’ve got food truck options that offer all of those options we mentioned earlier and more! Here is a list of the current and most popular food trucks in our area along with information on their specific style.   Lafayette, IN Food Truck Options EMT: This menu is loaded with unique and traditional items. Mac and cheese burger, grilled cheese, and vegan options too. This is a popular one in Lafayette! L Kora Fast Food: Mexican food! Smolder BBQ: BBQ style Mexican food! Can you say YUM?! Brisket tacos and nachos with a homemade spicy slaw and queso sauce. You’ll love this one. Pink Walrus: Frozen yogurt! Kona Ice (Lafayette, IN Facebook Page):Shaved Ice! Mary Lou’s Donuts: An old friend of Lafayette, IN on wheels. These donuts are made fresh every morning. Click here to view a blog on our historic Mary Lou Donuts. Famous Franks: Purdue Pete’s best friend. You’ll see this one on campus! Daily Bite: Taco-licious is their motto! Mitchell’s Mex: More Mexican, but this one can be found in Delphi, IN.   Roaming Hunger is...
Spotlight on Brookston, IN

Spotlight on Brookston, IN

If you head North from West Lafayette, IN on Indiana State Road 43 for a country drive, within about 15 miles you’ll stumble upon a lovely little town called Brookston, IN. It’s home to just over 1,500 people, and it sits on roughly 420 acres. Click here to view it on a map! It is part of the “Prarie Township” in White County, IN, and they even have their own Facebook Page. Check it out!   History of Brookston, IN According to a Prarie Township website, “Brookston is named in honor of James Brooks, who was President of the Railroad. It was from Brookston that journalist Horace Greely, in 1853, started north by handcar. He had missed the northbound passenger the previous day because he had gone to the wrong location in Lafayette. A northbound cattle train took him as far north as Brookston before breaking down. The depot was built in 1898.”     Amenities Brookston’s rural location, sits at a great distance from the city. Of course that means quiet country living with access to bigger stores and the diversity that Lafayette, IN has to offer. Along with a convenient store, gas station, and some mom and pop shops, here are a couple of specialty things that Brookston has to offer. Rosebud Ranch Horse Stables (Brookston, IN): One of those small town benefits include our friends at the Rosebud Ranch. They’re a horse boarding service and lodge. They offer training staff for all things equestrian, little tyke riding lessons, and the property has some wonderful trails for riding. The decked out lodge provides comfort for you time at the ranch no...
Spotlight on the Indiana Fiddler’s Gathering

Spotlight on the Indiana Fiddler’s Gathering

Indiana is in the heart of the Midwest, and it’s named the Crossroads of America. There is amazing diversity in the Lafayette, IN area. Our ever growing industry market coupled with Purdue University and Ivy Tech Community College draw in a large groups of people of all shapes and sizes. The Indiana Fiddler’s Gathering is no different. It brings musicians and music lovers of all backgrounds together in the small town of Battle Ground, IN.   Details for the Indiana Fiddler’s Gathering The Festival runs for 3 days. This year, the dates are June 22, 23, and 24. Click here to view the schedule! The Tippecanoe Battlefield in Battle Ground, IN hosts the Indiana Fiddler’s Gathering every year. For more information on Battleground as a small community, check out the blog we wrote about it! 200 Battleground Ave, Battle Ground, IN 47920 Camping is available too, but those spots are first come, first serve. The hosts of the Fiddler’s Gathering have blocked off some rooms at the Hampton Inn with a discounted price. Click here to view details on making a reservation. Tickets are for sale online and at a few locations around the area. Click here to view details on ticket pricing and locations! Pro tip: buy ahead and save!   History of the Indiana Fiddler’s Gathering According to the Journal and Courier, the first annual Indiana Fiddler’s Gathering at the Tippecanoe Battlefield was in 1973. Click here to view some photos from that very first event! That means this is it’s 46th year. It’s an eclectic mixture of instruments and music styles including but not limited to folk,...
Father’s Day Activities and Events 2018

Father’s Day Activities and Events 2018

Finding gifts for dad is a tough job. They always seem to have everything they need and want! Of course, they’d take (and deserve) a nice Yeti or a Gator, but those are out of most of our price ranges. However, you can gift him something that’s irreplaceable- time together. Dad’s really desire time and memories made with his children and grandchildren. So, here are some ideas for family fun around Lafayette, IN.   Casual Things to do with Dad around Lafayette, IN Lafayette, IN has a few restaurants that offer eating challenges. The AJ’s Burgers and Beef Challenge, Wings, ETC. with the “Wall of Flame”, and Buffalo Wild Wings with the “Blazin’ Wings Challenge” are just a few ideas. Visit Cabela’s in Noblesville. Take Dad fishing. Click here to view some Lafayette, IN area public fishing spots. Lafayette Aviator’s are hosting Family Day at Loeb Stadium. This event includes a pre-game game of catch on the field and a post-game “Kid’s run the bases”. Don’t miss out on this cool event!   Events in the Lafayette, IN area Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast (East Tipp Baptist Church; Lafayette, IN): Free event! Open from 10:00 – 10:45 A.M. Father’s Day Celebration at Fresh Thyme Market (Lafayette, IN): “Brats for a Buck” and a kid’s coloring contest! Event runs from 1@:00 – 3:00 P.M. Father’s Day Yoga (Be Moved Power Yoga; West Lafayette, IN): Dad’s get in free to this event! 12:00 – 1:00 P.M. Father’s Day at River City Church (Lafayette, IN): The church will host 2 services on Sunday: 9:00 A.M and 11:00 A.M. There will be a photo booth for family selfies, a gift...