Tippecanoe County Fair and Surrounding Indiana Fairs

Tippecanoe County Fair and Surrounding Indiana Fairs

The 4-H fair means many things to many people. It’s an event that our community looks forward to every year, but it’s so much more. The fair is simply the culmination of a year’s worth of work within the 4-H program. It’s youth development, shaping our next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs, and community members. As a program, 4-H’s mission statement is this: “4-H provides kids with community, mentors, and learning opportunities to develop the skills they need to create positive change in their lives and communities.” And at the fair, here’s everything they’ve worked toward for the year of 2021. So, while you attend for the fun displays, rides, funnel cakes, and lemon shake-ups, remember the proud individuals and families behind each and every animal shown, cake displayed, and lego built. Most importantly, we hope you enjoy the time spent within our community and beyond. Save these dates, locations, and times for the 2021 Tippecanoe County Fair and the 2021 Indiana State Fair. Tippecanoe County Fair July 17th – 24th, 2021 Location: 1406 Teal Rd, Lafayette, IN 47905 Tippecanoe County fairgrounds got an UPGRADE. As you explore the Tippecanoe County fair grounds during fair week, you won’t be able to overlook the massive building addition. Be sure to check it out while you’re there, and enjoy the livestock shows inside this year! Check out the Tippecanoe County Fair schedule here. Carroll County Fair July 16th – 23rd, 2021 Location: Flora Community Park, 102 N 4th St., Flora Indiana “The 2021 4-H Theme for Carroll Co. is ‘100 Years Of Rock’n 4-H’.” Click here to view the Carroll County Indiana...
4th of July Events around Greater Lafayette

4th of July Events around Greater Lafayette

Happy Independence Day, Greater Lafayette! 2021 has us all ready for some time together in the great outdoors, and celebrating the 4th seems like the best time to do just that! There are fireworks for sale at most of our local Walmarts, Krogers, and Sam’s Club, and there are even a few specialty firework stands throughout town. Be sure to get your own stash for your backyard barbecue. If you’re looking for a public event to attend for festivities and fireworks, look no further! Here’s a little list of fun times guaranteed in the Greater Lafayette, IN area on July 4th, 2021! Greater Lafayette, IN Firework Displays Stars and Stripes Independence Day Celebration (Riehle Plaza; Downtown Lafayette, IN): July 4th at 11:00 A.M. & 5:00 – 11:00 P.M. Parade beginning at 11:00 A.M. at 16th and Alabama. Then, join friends and families alike downtown at 5:00 P.M. for Colombian Park zoo animal fun, food trucks, and the Lafayette Citizens Band before fireworks at 10:00 P.M.TPA Park Independence Day Fesrival (Frankfort, IN): July 4th, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M. “The Festival will kick off at 10am with entertainment, food vendors, craft vendors & so much more! We will end the night with the Jaycees Firework Show beginning at dusk. The TPA Petting Zoo & Aviary will be open all day from 10am to 8pm. Make sure you stop by the renovated Aviary & check out all of the different birds!”Lake Freeman Fireworks (Monticello, IN): Please note this event takes place on Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 at dusk. “We’re excited to announce that our 2021 Lake Freeman Fireworks Show...
Speciality Valentine’s Day Events and Menus

Speciality Valentine’s Day Events and Menus

Wine and dine your significant other in the way they deserve this Valentine’s Day. There are many specialty events happening around Greater Lafayette, IN to make the night something truly special. Here are some suggestions to take your Valentine’s Day up a notch! All events are adhering to current COVID-19 recommendations and guidelines. Many have limited seating and spacing. Be sure to reserve you spot, and follow each event closely for up to date information as Valentine’s Day approaches. Valentine’s Day Dinner 2021 (Fowler House Mansion; Lafayette, IN): This event is available on both Friday, February 12 at 6:00 P.M. and Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 8:00 P.M. $50/person. Reservations required. Click here to see the night’s menu options. To go options are available! Valentine’s Day Brunch (Fowler House Mansion; Lafayette, IN) Sunday, February 14, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. 10, 10:30, 12, and 12:30 seatings. $25/ticket. Reservations required! Valentine Wine Maker’s Table (Whyte Horse Winery; Monticello, IN): Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 6:30 – 9:30 PM. “This unique event is for all who want a special evening that is absolutely unforgettable. The night will entail 7 courses of food, paired with 7 wines. Our winemaker’s table are filled with love, laughter, and knowledge. Our chef of the evening will go over how your course was prepared and the winemaker will go over how the wine was produced, paired, and specially handcrafted. $75/person.” Bourbon & Wine Dinner (Farmhouse Restaurant; Fair Oaks, IN): Saturday, February 13, 2021. “Indulge in a special four-course meal paired with your choice of either specialized wine or bourbon.  Our executive chef and sommelier will...
New Year’s Eve 2020

New Year’s Eve 2020

What a year to wrap up! As you reflect on the many facets of 2020 and all it has entailed, did you progress and move forward even in the midst of hardship? Maybe you took advantage of the amazing housing market and rates at an all time low, upgrading your home or purchasing your first? Did you barely survive? Well, regardless, 2020 is a thing of the past now, so, how are you going to spend New Year’s Eve, bringing in 2021? There are bound to be far more folks than usual spending the evening in, but just in case you want to get fancy and all-dolled up for some normalcy, here are a couple options for you to check out in and around the Greater Lafayette, IN area! Lafayette, IN NYE Favorites Arrowhead Bowling: Late Night New Year’s Eve Celebration (Lafayette, IN): At 10:00 P.M. on NYE, reserve your lane for $165/lane and bowl in the new year with your friends and family. This includes 3 hours of unlimited bowling, a pizza buffet, shoe rental, soft drinks, party favors, and more! All current COVID restrictions apply, so be sure to keep up to date on the Arrowhead website for cancellation policies. Great United Skates (Lafayette, IN): Great United Skates is open for a New Year’s Bash this NYE! $15/person! Just Outside of Lafayette, IN Farmhouse at Fair Oaks Farm (Fair Oaks, IN): On a “normal” year, Fair Oaks Farm has an actual New Year’s Even Ball to attend. It’s an amazing time. We recommend checking it out sometimes! However, this year, here’s what Fair Oaks has for you....
The Great Downtown Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

The Great Downtown Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

…. and it’s just what it sounds like. Greater Lafayette, IN has many wonderful things to offer, and we’d say our Downtown makes the top 5 of that list. This area of our city is comprised of small and family owned businesses that are both new and old. The 2020 holiday season looks very different for many of those businesses. Shopping small for your family gifts and gatherings keeps these mom-and-pop-shops thriving through the end of a hard year. Shop Downtown Lafayette designated a time for local businesses to open their doors for a downtown stroll. Each location will look different – some indoor and some outdoor – but all will adhere to COVID-19 safety needs. Click here to view the Great Downtown Holiday Shopping Extravaganza Facebook Event. Keep up to date on this page for current and day to day changes and information. Here’s what the hosts have to say about the night ahead: “Are you ready to shop local for your holiday gifts? 20+ downtown businesses will be open late for all those needs. Maps will be available at each location ranging from 2nd St to 11th St down Main and even over on Columbia and Ferry to help you find your way that evening.” Participating Downtown Lafayette, IN Vendors Wednesday November 18, 2020 from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Bella Beige Black Wax Records Bloom Kid’s Collection Bloom and Petals Boutique LoriAnn Clayton Jewelers Crossroad Cigars Design Nook Downtown Dental Flourish Art Lazy Cat Lounge Knit-A-Bit Mad Love Boutique Main Street Books McCord Candies Merlin’s Beard Q 106.7 Retail Therapy Boutique Reveille Coffee Bar Sgt Preston’s Scones...
Greater Lafayette Trunk or Treat Events and Fall Parties

Greater Lafayette Trunk or Treat Events and Fall Parties

Halloween 2020 will look a bit different than any other Greater Lafayette, IN has seen. Fortunately, despite the circumstances, there is no shortage of community participation! Many Greater Lafayette, IN businesses and organizations are simply re-arranging their holiday plans to be outside and COVID-19/social distancing friendly. Check out these fun events throughout the area- organized by date! Boo at the Zoo (Columbian Park; Lafayette, IN): Boo at the Zoo happens on weekends leading up to Halloween at the Columbian Park Zoo. Capacity is restricted. See the website for more information. Sunday, October 25, 2020 Scarecrow Walk (Prophetstown State Park; West Lafayette, IN): 3:00 – 4:00 P.M. “Join the women of ECC for the Annual Trail of Scarecrows at Prophetstown State Park. Scarecrows will be featured along Prophetstown’s paved, accessible trail for easy hiking. There is also a Prairie Maze.” Trunk or Treat (Clarks Hill Christian Church; Clark’s Hill, IN): 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Candy Lane! A Drive thru Event (West Lafayette Christian Church; West Lafayette, IN): 5:30 – 7:30 P.M. “Join us for Candy Lane, our drive through event! Visit stops along the game board and collect some yummy goodies and treats for each of the youth in your vehicle!” Fall Fun! (Wea Creek Orchard; Lafayette, IN): 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. “Join us for a fun fall community event. There will be tractor rides, pumpkin and gourd picking, outdoor fall activities, and more!” Trunk or Treat (Hunter’s Moon Harley Davidson; Lafayette, IN) 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday, October 29, 2020 Trunk or Treat (Sycamore Springs; Lafayette, IN): 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Please note the location:...