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About Erik Deckers

is a professional blogger and social media consultant. He is also a humor columnist in several weekly papers around Indiana, and on his own blog at ErikDeckers.com. A supporter of the local arts scene, Erik is a rabid fan of the Indy Fringe Theatre Festival in the summer. Erik is married and a father of three, and a Ball State alum. Erik receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development — and a warm fuzzy feeling — for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.

The Legend of the Indianapolis Cherub

The Indianapolis Cherub is a long-standing Christmas tradition, started by graphic artist Virginia Holmes, who started her advertising career at L.S. Ayres. When it came time to design the Christmas catalog in 1946, they were short on merchandise and long Read more >

Christmas at the Indianapolis Zoo

The Indianapolis Zoo is going to get in on the Christmas fun this year — like they do every year, actually; this is the 47th year the Zoo has decked the halls and hung the mistletoe. They’re kicking off the Read more >

Vevay, Indiana to Host Christmas Kick-Off

If you’re looking for a way to kick off the Christmas season, consider heading to Vevay in southeast Indiana along the Ohio River. Switzerland County Tourism and Vevay Main Street are coordinating their holiday activities to give residents and visitors Read more >

Getting Ready to Dig IN

Three years! For three years, I’ve tried to get to Dig IN, A Taste of Indiana, but always had problems. This year, it looks like I’m going to be able to go. Dig IN is the big food tasting/”farm-to-fork” festival Read more >