Top 12 Things to Do With Kids in Greater Lafayette

Top 12 Things to Do With Kids in Greater Lafayette

Lafayette, Indiana is one of the top family friendly area as it’s safe and has plenty of easy wildlife watching and nature experiences, making it a must for families who love nature. Due to these reasons, it is not too difficult to plan a fun filled day for the family. If you’re looking for some activities for the whole family, here are our top dozen things to do in Greater Lafayette with kids! Family Fun in Greater Lafayette, IN Prophetstown State Park offers playgrounds, bike trails, camping amenities, a pool in the summer, and so much more! Click here for a detailed blog on everything to do at Prophetstown State Park with your family.Columbian Park Zoo gives kids a fun afternoon of exposure to animals from around the world. Monkeys, farm animals, butterflies, and soon to come – penguins – are all taken care of at this family attraction! Click here for more information on Columbian Park as a whole.Tropicanoe Cove just put in two new slides this summer that take this pool from awesome to amazing. Click here for the breakdown on hours and features! This is a public, outdoor pool, so it’s only open during summer. In addition to Tropicanoe Cove, there are many indoor and outdoor pools for swimming all seasons. Click here for locations throughout Lafayette, IN. Wolf Park opens it’s doors to the public for exposure to wolves and their natural behaviors. Wolf Park has many special events all seasons of the year. Click here to view an event calendar!Purdue University is a major part of our community. You can find tons of family...
Lafayette Christian School Dutch Apple Pie Fundraiser

Lafayette Christian School Dutch Apple Pie Fundraiser

In Fall, love comes in the shape of apple pie here with the Romanski Group. The Greater Lafayette, IN community looks forward to “pie week” every year, and it’s especially near and dear to our hearts. Not only is this a major fundraiser for Lafayette Christian School, but it also doubles as one of our favorite client appreciation events for our forever clients- those who have bought a home, sold a home, or sent us a referral. We’ll give you some information about the event itself, but if you’re in the category of “forever client” keep your eyes open for an apple pie ON US! We appreciate you! What/who is Lafayette Christian School? Lafayette Christian School (LCS) is a private elementary and middle level Christian faith based school located in Central Lafayette. (525 N 26th St, Lafayette, IN 47904) It’s been part of the Greater Lafayette, IN community for over 50 years. LCS runs on core value goals, policies, mission, and beliefs. Click here to get a full description of all those things! …and what about these pies? We will share some fun fact about the pies, but we want to hook you up with the need-to-know specifics of how to get them first! Save the dates! October 16 – 18, 2019 from 8:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. are pie pick up dates! Or until pies are sold out!Pick up is at 525 N 26th St, Lafayette, IN 47904 in the parking lot off Brown Street.Pies are available on a first come, first serve basis!Pies are $13 each or 2 for $25! Okay, so here are some fun facts!...
Indiana’s Covered Bridge Festival 2019

Indiana’s Covered Bridge Festival 2019

Indiana’s very own Parke County hosts the state’s largest annual festival. By largest, we mean it stretches through the entire county and into 9 separate cities with crafty boutiques, yummy comfort food, beautiful artwork, and so, so much more. According the The National Covered Bridge Society, Parke County actually has the most covered bridges than any other county in the United States with 31 covered bridges. Patrons from all over the United States come for this unique, lovely festival, and we want you to be in the know about it! Keep reading for brief historical information on covered bridges, and some details on the festival itself! History of Covered Bridges in Parke County According to the State of Indiana’s website, covered brides have existed for over 200 years. Originally designed for protecting buggies against the elements, covered bridges answered that need, but they doubled as gathering places for revivals, festivals, and so much more. Today, many have been restored and kept to the best of the states’ and county’s abilities, and now the Parke County covered bridges are on display for you and your family during this annual event! Parke County does a great job of introducing you to this part of their history, so click here for a Parke County Covered bridge locator map. Additionally, click here for more historical information about Parke County. Details about the Covered Bridge Festival This festival runs daily from 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. from October 11 – 20.As stated, this festival stretches into 9 cities in the county. Click here to view each location in Parke County, and what craft, event,...
Purdue’s 150 Giant Leaps Final Celebration

Purdue’s 150 Giant Leaps Final Celebration

There are some major, exciting things happening this weekend in Greater Lafayette, IN. As you know, Purdue University serves our community through many avenues, but over the past year, we’ve all been celebrating 150 years of Purdue University. 150 years of Giant Leaps, both benefiting our direct community and impacting the world. This weekend, all of the celebration comes to a grand finale, including an astronaut reunion, with homecoming weekend. We can’t wait to see you there! What to Expect: Homecoming festivities happen from October 9 – 12. See below (or click here) for more details! Concluding with Purdue University‘s homecoming game against the University of Maryland!The community is involved too! A local corn maze celebrating and inspired by the Giant Leap campaign, Exploration Acres, and it won USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards for best corn maze!There are a couple of speeches to attend, including one by Condoleezza Rice, a homecoming parade, meet and great for astronauts, concerts, and more. Keep reading for more information! Daily Schedule This information came from the Purdue University website and Facebook event page! Oct. 9Condoleezza RiceGiant Leaps Series: Rice, the former U.S. Secretary of State, will speak as part of Purdue’s Giant Leaps Series as part of the 150th anniversary celebration. She was the 66th U.S. secretary of state, serving under President George W. Bush. The event is at 6:30 p.m. in Elliott Hall of Music. The event is sold out.Oct. 10Alan Stern “What If We Return to Pluto?”: Stern is a planetary scientist, space program executive, aerospace consultant and author. He has written three books, “The U.S. Space Program After...
Fall Festivals in October!

Fall Festivals in October!

Here we go again! We gave you all the need-to-knows concerning Fall Festivals in September, and now we have your back for the continued happenings throughout October. Here’s the breakdown- from the history rich Feast of the Hunters’ Moon to the family favorite, Boo at the Zoo– in Greater Lafayette, IN! First Weekend of October 52nd Annual Feast of the Hunters’ MoonFort OuiatenonOctober 5-6, 2019 Saturday from 9:00 A.M – 5:00 P.M. Sunday from 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.“The Feast of the Hunters’ Moon is a re-creation of the annual fall gathering of the French and Native Americans which took place Fort Ouiatenon, a fur-trading outpost in the mid – 1700s. It is held annually in early autumn on the banks of the Wabash River, four miles southwest of West Lafayette, Indiana.”Click here to purchase tickets in advance.Click here to view an event map. Second Weekend of October Parke County Covered Bridge Festival This festival actually has 9 locations throughout Parke County. Click here for links and information on what’s where!October 11-20, 2019“For all things fall, visit Indiana’s largest festival, The Covered Bridge Festival. This 10 day festival always starts on the 2nd Friday in October. The Parke County Covered Bridge Festival – showcases the county’s 31 historic covered bridges and features authentic arts and crafts, fantastic food, and beautiful fall foliage. Each community has a specialty.”Fall Fest 2019Cornerstone Baptist ChurchSunday, October 1312:00 – 3:00 P.M.This is a free event! “Join us for our annual Fall Fest! There will be food, tons of games, and many booths to visit!”Fall FestivalGrace Lutheran ChurchOctober 13, 201912:30 – 4:00 P.M.Food, games, root...
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 –...