10 Need-to-knows about the Earl Park Fall Festival 2019

10 Need-to-knows about the Earl Park Fall Festival 2019

We found this image on the Earl Park Facebook page! West of West Lafayette, IN, out in very rural Indiana, sits a little town with a large park named Earl Park, IN. This little town packs a serious punch with some of the best festivals in the area, and their annual Fall Festival is no exception. This year is its 47th year running. Fortunately, we’re in the know about this hidden gem, and we’ll give you all the information you need to know about it! Earl Park Fall Festival, IN The Earl Park Fall Festival is 2 weekends long. This year the dates are Friday and Saturday, August 23-24 and Friday, August 30 through Monday, September 2. That’s leading up to and during Labor Day weekend, y’all! Fall Festival Website shares this information with us: “Founded in 1972, the Earl Park Fall Festival has brought the community together through music, camping, sports, games, food, and much more!Learn more about the history of Earl Park.”Hog Roast Weekend and Washoo Tourney – Saturday, August 24th. Registration: 12PM EST. Bracket Drawn Up and Play: 1PM EST. Located behind the Cardinal Roost at The Park with a Double Elimination/Blind Draw. Come on out and join in the fun!Community members facilitate, prepare for, and execute this free family event. Click here to follow along on the Facebook page where you’ll find pictures and testimonies of volunteer work nights and fun, inside information as the festival approaches! Have you ever dreamt of playing mud volleyball? Look no further! This festival has a mud volleyball tournament that is loads of fun! This is something completely unique to...
Ice Cream Favorites of the Romanski Group

Ice Cream Favorites of the Romanski Group

What can we say? Ice cream is just such a versatile food group! Everyone has their favorite. Not only that their favorite ice cream in general, but most have their favorite ice cream flavor, toppings, style, and brand as well! This year, for your information, National Ice Cream Day is Sunday, July 21st, 2019. Here are some fun facts about ice cream with some even better, practical information about where you can find some of our favorite ice cream in Lafayette, IN! National Ice Cream Day Events in Greater Lafayette, IN Fortunately, there’s opportunity to get free ice cream to celebrate National Ice Cream Day! National Ice Cream Day Celebration (Haan Museum; Lafayette, IN): “The Haan Museum will be celebrating National Ice Cream Day by providing the public with free ice cream cones and sundaes with various toppings.” Where else can you find ice cream in Lafayette, IN? Click on each business name to connect to their website for more information! Then, click on the city name to view the location. Budge’s Drive In (Lafayette, IN) Igloo Frozen Custard (2 Lafayette, IN locations) Miss Sugar (Chauncey Hill; West Lafayette, IN) Silver Dipper (2 West Lafayette, IN locations) Frozen Yogurt Options Because there’s an option for everyone in the Greater Lafayette, IN area! Pink Walrus (Lafayette, IN) Red Mango (Chauncey Hill; West Lafayette, IN) Why do people love ice cream? Not wholly convinced that ice cream is the bees knees? Here are some (pretty) official things to love about ice cream: It’s good all year ’round. Ice cream’s great in the summer to cool off, but it’s also great in...
Wabash Riverfest 2019

Wabash Riverfest 2019

The Wabash River unites Lafayette and West Lafayette, IN. Thanks to the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation, there’s a local, annual celebration honoring the Wabash and bringing us all together. The Wabash Riverfest is in its 19th year, and it’s this Saturday, July 13, 2019. Here’s some information on what to expect at the event, where to park, and where to find additional info if needed! It’s a great family event, and we can’t wait to see you there! What to expect at the Wabash Riverfest… The Wabash Riverfest expands from one side of the Wabash River to the other. Tapawingo Park houses most of the booths and check ins for participates in the events, but it extends over the John T. Meyer Pedestrian Bridge and into Riehle Plaza. Riverfest has something for everyone, but one thing we love about this event is that it really encourages attendees to be active. With options available such as a 5K, a rock climbing wall, voyager canoe races, volleyball tourneys, live music, and more, there is surely an activity for you! To help your day run smoothly, here are a few different things to note before you go! We hope you have a great, summer day out and about in the Greater Lafayette, IN area! Click here to view an event map! That way you can plan your route before you get there. Parking opportunities are available on both sides of the river. Both Downtown Lafayette, IN and West Lafayette, IN have street parking and parking garages for your convenience. Click here to enter a team into a canoe race. You need 9...
July 4th in Greater Lafayette, IN 2019

July 4th in Greater Lafayette, IN 2019

Greater Lafayette, IN celebrates America in style. We’re talking all day festivals ending with a BANG of firework displays. Here’s some information for you to plan your 4th of July! Stars and Stripes Concert and Celebration (Riehle Plaza; Lafayette, IN): July 4th, 2019 from 5:30 – 10:30 P.M. Here’s the description from a sponsor of this event, the Greater Lafayette, IN AARP website: “Join the cities of Lafayette and West Lafayette as we celebrate 4th of July in spectacular style! Performances include the Lafayette Citizens Band and the Freedom Singers, as well as several others! Be sure to arrive early, as streets close and seating in the plaza is very limited. Fireworks are at 10:00 P.M.”4th of July #dollarday at Mammaw’s Sweet Shoppe (Lafayette, IN): July 3rd, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. The Facebook event says: “All cupcakes, decorated sugar cookies and cream horns on sale for $1ea.” WHAT?! Yes! Don’t miss out!Sweet Revolution Bake Shop in Downtown Lafayette, IN closes this year on July 4th. However, they’ll be open all week with fun, festive desserts! Click here to view the menu and information on how to get your order in.July 4th Festival at TPA Park (Frankfort, IN): July 4th, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M. This is an all day, family friendly event! Here’s what the Facebook event has to say: “The Festival will kick off… on Thursday, July 4th 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.”Brookston Fireworks...
Summer Festivals within an Hour’s Drive of Greater Lafayette, IN

Summer Festivals within an Hour’s Drive of Greater Lafayette, IN

Long days, cool nights, sweet corn, and lightening bugs are just a few sure signs of an Indiana Summer, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! That means it’s also time for some fun festivals. The good news: there’s an entire list of Indiana State Festivals. Click here to view that website! The great news: We’ve narrowed it down for you to ones in the Greater Lafayette, IN area. Keep reading for more information on up coming festivals throughout our neck of the woods! All information here was provided by the Indiana State Festival Association! Indiana Festivals in Tippecanoe, Carroll, Montgomery, Clinton, Warren, Benton, White and Fountain Counties Indiana’s Fiddler’s Gathering (Battle Ground, IN): June 28-30, 2019: “Three-day acoustic music festival featuring the best in old time, folk, swing, bluegrass and Celtic music.” Canal Days (Canal Park; Delphi, IN): July 6-7, 2019; “Celebrate the 1850s canal era! Canal boat rides, interactive museum, artisan demonstrations, food and music. Fee for some venues.”Mosey Down Main Street (Downtown Lafayette, IN): Jul. 13, 2019; Aug. 10, 2019; Aug. 31, 2019: “6:00 – 11:00 P.M. May-Aug. Three stages of live entertainment. Arts and crafts, food vendors. Family-friendly. Introducing the sights, sounds, venues and merchants of downtown.”Wabash Riverfest (John Meyers Pedestrian Bridge, Tapawingo Park, and Riehle Plaza; Downtown Lafayette, IN): July 13th, 2019; “Free, family-friendly celebration of the Wabash River. Canoe races, food, music, educational exhibits, 5K run, bike events, children’s activities and more!”Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair (Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds; Lafayette, IN): July 20 – 27; “Fun family entertainment for all since 1930. All phases of agriculture, 4-H and livestock exhibits, wide variety of...
Lafayette Area Christmas Light Displays

Lafayette Area Christmas Light Displays

Christmas means creating or unpacking family traditions that only come once a year. We love getting our boxes out and hanging up those old ornaments, making those sugar cookies in the shape of reindeer with bright sprinkles, or even sitting down with a favorite Christmas Story inspired book to live in and to celebrate the birth of Jesus. This time is special and warm in the hearts of many.  Loading in the car to see Lafayette area Christmas light displays is at the top of our family tradition list so we’ve made a little local list for you to go check out our family and friend’s favorites…. Lafayette, IN area: We Care Park (Kokomo, IN) Open from 5:30 – 9:30 P.M. everyday until December 27th! Over a million lights up and on display here. Walk or drive through.Free to the public/donations accepted. Christmas at the Seiberling (Kokomo, IN) This is a historic home decorated for the holiday. Open for tours through December 30th from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M Tuesday – Sunday at $10/adult and $5/student. T.P.A. Park (Frankfort, IN) A definite crowd favorite around here! The convenient, friendly Frankfort park satisfies your desire for Christmas lights without making it an all day event. Santa also visits here! Check out the website to see his times and locations. Walk or drive through. Free to the public/donations accepted. Oaklawn Acres (Rossville, IN) This is privately owned and just down the road from Cottrell’s Christmas Tree Farm. Lights are on from 6:00 – 10:00 P.M. Sunday – Thursday. 6:00 – 11:00 P.M. Friday and Saturday.   To find personal homes with sick light...