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...
Public Fishing in Greater Lafayette

Public Fishing in Greater Lafayette

This Sunday, June 17th, 2018 is Father’s Day. So, if you’ve got a dad who likes to fish, get your bobbers, lures, and poles out and ready. If you or your dad are avid fisherman, then you likely have a few secret spots around the Lafayette, IN area to cast your line. We aren’t here to expose any fishing hole secrets, but we’ll surely point you to all the wonderful public access fishing spots Lafayette, IN has to offer!   First Steps First thing’s first, you’ll need a fishing license for the state of Indiana. So don’t forget it! Click here to view the DNR website for information on how you can obtain your own. Locally, you can obtain a fishing license at Wal-Mart. Equipment and bait can be found at your local Wal-Mart or at a locally owned store called Geneo’s Hunting. One more thing, click here to view the reglations and requirements for catch and release. It’s fun to take the fish home and fry it up, but just make sure it’s within the Indiana State regulations!   Public Fishing Access Armstrong Park: stocked pond; handicap accessible Bicentennial Nature Area: Small boat accessible (electric motors only) Columbian Park Davis Ferry Park: There is a bridge to fish off. No restrooms at this location. Fairfield Lakes: 4 lakes stocked with bass, crappie, catfish, and rainbow trout; there are 2 handicap accessible fishing pads Faith Community Park: stocked pond Fort Quiatenon: boat ramp and access to the Wabash River Granville Park: boat ramp and access to the Wabash River Munger Park: 32 acre pond Prophetstown State Park: $6/car entry fee...
2018 Youth Summer Camps at Lafayette, IN High Schools

2018 Youth Summer Camps at Lafayette, IN High Schools

The Lafayette area is rich in diversity and opportunity. Therefore, summertime hangs, fun events, and summer camps are definitely not lacking around town for anyone! We already gave you a list of some summer camps offered around the Lafayette, IN area. Click here to view that blog! However, we also want to take a second to get more specific. Each of our local Lafayette, IN public high schools (and our local private high school) hosts youth sports camps throughout the summer. These are not only beneficial for physical activity, but they also get the youth acquainted with and looking ahead to high school and the extra curricular activities they may be involved in. These camps are wonderful opportunity for the youth to explore sports their interested in while also practically investing in their future. We would recommend checking out the high school distracted to your current homes location. However, in the event you’re looking to move school districts, we can help with that! The market is hot, and we would be honored to help you find your dream home. In that case, these camps are a great opportunity for your family’s. You can explore the summer camps at the high school(s) of your interest!   Local Lafayette, IN Public High Schools Hosting Youth Sports Camps McCutcheon High School (Lafayette, IN) Lafayette Jefferson High School (Lafayette, IN) William Henry Harrison High School (West Lafayette, IN) West Lafayette High School and West Lafayette Parks and Recreation (West Lafayette, IN): West Lafayette is the number 4 high school in Indiana according to USnews.   Local Lafayette, IN Private High School Hosting Youth Sports Camps Lafayette...
Spotlight on Taste of Tippecanoe

Spotlight on Taste of Tippecanoe

It’s that time of year again! Summer is on the brink, and it’s downtown festival season. This year, Taste of Tippecanoe celebrates 37 years of being an annual festival in the Lafayette, IN area. This event is just what the name suggests- a wide variety of vendors representing some of the top restaurants and catering business in Lafayette, IN. We’re calling all foodie’s, all artist, and all local hometown lovers to come out to this unique-in-our-area event! Taste of Tippecanoe consumes the entirety of Downtown Lafayette for a night, and provides local food and drinks, 4 separate stages for music, and an art area for your viewing pleasure. Click here to view a list of the vendors available, and here to view an event map. Fireworks are also in the itinerary. Stick around until 11:00 P.M. and watch a firework show over the Wabash. You’ll love the atmosphere. Everything You Need to Know About Taste of Tippecanoe Saturday, June 16th, 2018 from 4:00 P.M – Midnight If you buy tickets now online, then you can receive 50% off! Online price is $5.00/person and at the door price is $10.00/person. The entrance price does not include price of food! Each location will have details on what they’re offering along with pricing for each item. Restaurants from La Scala to Mary Lou Donuts to Grindstone Charley’s to the EMT food truck! Click here to view a list of the vendors available, and here to view an event map. You have to at least 21 years of age to attend this event. Parking is available along the streets outside of downtown or in parking...