Pumpkin Patches in Greater Lafayette!

Pumpkin Patches in Greater Lafayette!

With “It’s a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” on the T.V., pumpkin dessert in the oven, Fall leaves on the ground outside, all you need for the perfect Fall experience is the perfect pumpkin. Fortunately, we’ve done all the footwork and found the best places around for you to get your pumpkin hunt on. You’re just the beneficiary! Here are some local pumpkin patches (and experiences) around Greater Lafayette, IN! Corn mazes and pumpkin patches often work hand in hand, so click here to view a complete list of corn mazes around too! Local Greater Lafayette, IN Pumpkin Patches Exploration AcresAccording to the Exploration Acres Website their pumpkin patch has these credentials: “sprawling over 11 acres, the patch has 38 varieties of pumpkins and gourds to choose from.. They range in weight from 1 to 200 pounds$.35/pound.” Enough said!Exploration Acres also hosts Northwest Indiana’s largest corn maze! It’s an overall, must do, Indiana Fall experience! Click here for more information on the corn maze fun!6042 Newcastle Rd, Lafayette, IN 47905Open from September 13 – October 27, 2019Thursday (October only) 6:00 – 10:00 P.M.Friday 6:00 – 11:00 P.M.Saturday 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.Sunday 12:00 – 7:00 P.M.Wea Creek OrchardWea Creek Orchard specializes in their amazing variety of apples, and they definitely don’t fall short in the pumpkin category! Watch for their Facebook Page to announce when the pumpkins are ready for a good pickin’!Also, be sure to check out their Fall Festival on October 20, 2019! Click here for more information!$.40/lb5618 S 200 E, Lafayette, IN 47909Open until November 2019!Thursday – Saturday from 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.Sunday from 12:00 –...
Corn Mazes Around Greater Lafayette

Corn Mazes Around Greater Lafayette

Amp up the thrill this Fall, y’all, with country corn mazes here in the Greater Lafayette, IN area! With corn mazes available with skill levels of easy to rugged escape, you’ll find something up your alley. Here’s some information on the growing fun to be had around these parts out in the corn fields! Corn mazes and pumpkin patches often work hand in hand, so click here to view a complete list of pumpkin patches around too! Greater Lafayette, IN Local Corn Mazes We found this photo on the Exploration Acres Facebook page! Exploration AcresSeasonally, Exploration Acres opens to the public for a full corn maze and pumpkin patch! It’s one of the most known corn mazes in the state of Indiana, and – fun fact – it holds the title for the largest corn maze in Northwest Indiana! Exploration Acres doesn’t hold back when it comes to Fall, family fun. Hay rides, fire pits for rent, a rustic store, and so, so much more are all on the property! Click here to explore their website for more information.Here are some fun stats for reference: 18 acres, 9 miles of path, 4 mazes!This year, the main corn maze theme displays our very own Purdue University’s 150 Year Giant Leaps campaign. Click here to see the current outline/map along with links to year’s past designs.Additionally, this year Exploration Acres partners with Rugged Xcape for an escape room type maze. It runs only on Saturday and Sundays in October, and it’s designed for a 20-30 min group activity! Click here for tickets and more information! This is not a haunted maze,...
Fall Runs and 5K’s in Greater Lafayette, IN

Fall Runs and 5K’s in Greater Lafayette, IN

Cool, crisp, fall air makes for a great time to get out and get fit! Greater Lafayette, IN serves every level of runner/walker! So let us encourage you to get out there and find a race that works with your personal goals. Also allow us to encourage you to be active in our community! These are causes directing influencing or pouring back into our community, and we can’t find anything better to support! * Please note that there are 2 half marathons in October! * September Schedule September 15, 2019Tippy Mud Run5K course with 10+ obstacles and a kid’s mile run!There will be food vendors at this event, and there are multiple competition levels. There’s registration for fitness gurus and fitness noobs. Join this super fun event!100% of proceeds support Greater Lafayette, IN‘s Junior Achievement.Click here to register!September 18, 2019Farmer’s Market 5K – September!Visit the West Lafayette Farmer’s Market, and then run a 5K while you’re at it! Don’t miss the one in October as well.September 21, 2019Woodland Trail Run/WalkTake a run through beautiful Murdock Park! 1 mile and 2 mile courses available! Team registration is also available!Click here to register!September 22, 2019Cupcake Run/Walk10K, 5K, and an 80 yard dash for kiddos!Register here!September 27, 2019Right Steps Glow Run 5KThis is a nighttime run! 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.“Join us for pre-race activities including music, food trucks, face painting, games, and more!” – this 5K will be fun for the family. “Proceeds will benefit Right Steps Child Development Centers whose mission is to provide and advocate for quality child care and early education.”September 29, 2019IU Arnett Family Fun Day & 5KThis...
St. Boniface GermanFest 2019

St. Boniface GermanFest 2019

First thing’s first, here’s the general breakdown with all the basic information with more details to follow! GermanFest is this Saturday, September 7th, 20194:30 – 11:00 P.M.$5/person entrance fee for anyone 21+Food, music, carnival rides, and more provide fun for all ages! Details about GermanFest Welcome to St. Boniface’s GermanFest 2019! We can’t wait for this amazing Greater Lafayette, IN annual event! Polka music will fill the sounds of the streets. Amazing, unique, German inspired food and drinks available to grab throughout the festival. Entertaining, lively carnival rides to keep the kid’s attention. A casino and wine and beer gardens for some adult time! You’ll be glad you came! Click here for parking, shuttle, and entrance details!Click here to view the entertainment schedule!No pets allowed! Service dogs only!Click here to view the food and drink options! Tickets prices and access sit throughout the event. Wristbands for rides are available. Tickets are needed to purchase food and drinks, so click here to see exact pricing to make your visit seamless! Here are some pictures from previous years! Hope to see you there. Notice the fun, fall decoration and the fancy German inspired garb of the food service workers! This is a small picture of the festive, traditional German things you’ll encounter at GermanFest! This picture is from Edible Indy! Every year, GermanFest has a $10,000 raffle! Tickets are a nonrefundable $100 each. Tickets are available until Saturday evening at 9:00 P.M. Message the Facebook Event page privately for more information! This is the beautiful, perfected layout of a festival that’s been in the Greater Lafayette, IN for years! We love...
Spotlight on the Trails Banquet Facility

Spotlight on the Trails Banquet Facility

Welcome to the Trails Banquet Facility! Let’s start with the big guns, shall we? Greater Lafayette, IN‘s Journal & Courier votes every year on the best buffet in town, and the Trails Banquet Facility rocks that top spot for almost a decade now. The funny part is, this is a predominantly private banquet facility that opens to the public on the weekends for brunch. What we’re trying to say, is that the Trails has so much to offer, and we’re excited to introduce you to one of Greater Lafayette, IN’s family owned businesses! About the Trails Banquet Facility Northwest of Downtown Lafayette, IN, through some beautiful, wooded Indiana scenery, sits the red, rustic inspired Trails Banquet Facility. According the their website, “The Trails has been a part of the Greater Lafayette landscape since 1955. In 1990, the well respected Van’s Catering Service purchased The Trails Banquet Facility to provide the area with a unique dining experience.” There are 4 rooms to rent, catering to any size group (up to 300 people). Click here for more information on the venue itself! With 4 rooms to rent, the Trails is perfect for any event. They are able to accomendate many types of parties including graduation, retirement and holiday, and more! Additionally, the Trails is a beautiful wedding venue, named the best in Greater Lafayette, IN for that in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016! Click here for more detailed information on weddings, rooms to rent, and pricing. Sunday Brunch Whether you attend a church on Sunday, or it’s your rest and relaxation day, Brunch is one of the...
Greater Lafayette, IN Festivals throughout September 2019

Greater Lafayette, IN Festivals throughout September 2019

Beautiful weather during the month of September brings people together to celebrate the arrival of Fall. Festivals provide the Greater Lafayette, IN community plenty of outlets concerning all things pumpkin and spice and everything nice! Here’s what’s happening around town (and beyond!) right now! First Weekend of September St. Boniface GermanFest St. Boniface Catholic Church; Downtown Lafayette, INSaturday, September 7th, 20194:30 – 11:00 P.M.$5 entrance fee for anyone 21+. Click here to purchase tickets in advance!Food, drinks, music, carnival rides, and more. Click here to view the event’s map schedule!The Brown Girl’s Fall FestivalBrown’s Accents; Attica, INSaturday, September 7th, 20199:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.“We will have 100+ vendors, we have everything from homemade creations, crafts, vintage, antiques, boutique clothing, home decor, music, food vendors, Woodworkers, pumpkins, gourds, mums, and sooooo much more!!” –Facebook Event!Zionsville Fall FestivalLions Park; Zionsville, INSeptember 6 – 8, 2019Click here to view the schedule!“Come for the carnival, pet pavilion, live music every evening, arts & crafts fair, plus the Saturday parade, beer garden evening and Sunday car show. Free admission with paid parking available.” – Boone County website! Second Weekend of September 2019 Tippecanoe Latino FestivalNorthend Community Center; Lafayette, INSaturday, September 14th, 201912:00 – 6:00 P.M.“This is a free event filled with authentic Latin food, music, children’s activities. There are activities for every age group to enjoy!” – Facebook event!Starry Night Music and Arts FestivalChauncey Hill at Purdue University; West Lafayette, INSaturday, September 14th, 20197:00 P.M. – Midnight“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...