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Kershaw, Tippin headline Vevay’s 41st Swiss Wine Festival

Dust off those boots, grab a cowboy hat and head to Vevay, IN, for an evening of country music along the scenic Ohio River–Switzerland County-style! Join country music legends Sammy Kersaw and Aaron Tippin at the 41st annual Swiss Wine Festival in Vevay, IN. The event will be held  Thurs., Read more >

Up Up and Away! Switzerland County’s First Hot Air Balloon Rally

Are you looking for something to take your weekend to new heights? Vevay will do the trick. This South-Central town is hosting Switzerland County’s first Hot Air Balloon Rally at Paul Ogle Riverfront Park. The rally kicks off on Friday Read more >

Don’t Wait Until July 4 for Fireworks

When I was grocery shopping this week, I noticed a few little boys staring longingly at a display of fireworks (what is it with boys and explosives?). I thought to myself that they’re going to have a long wait until Read more >

Indiana’s Top 10 Indiana Summer Gotta-Dos and Ice Cream Shops

We’ve all seen those travel lists of the best places to go in a certain state, or 10 ice creams you have to eat before you die compilations. But can you ever really trust the sources of those lists? They’re Read more >

Tips for a Trip to the Farmer’s Market

  South Bend Farmer’s Market One of my favorite Saturday morning traditions is visiting the Columbus Farmer’s Market. We love to wander around, pick up a few things to eat for the week ahead, savor some sausage breakfast sandwiches, and Read more >

Put a Drive-In Movie on Your Summer To-Do List

Summer and movies just seem to go hand in hand. Not just because the big blockbusters are usually released this time of year, but because it’s a great way to spend a few hours cooling off in an air conditioned Read more >

Save with Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs Go! Packages

I don’t know about you, but this unseasonably warm weather we’ve been experiencing around Indiana has me ready to dive right into summer. I’m already planning our weekend getaways, long hikes through the woods, trips to the pool and some camping adventures. One Read more >

Capriole Farmstead Goat Cheese

When I reflect back on the summer of 2011, it may well go down in my personal history books as the Summer of Goat Cheese around our house. I actually think it began by accident at one of my weekly Read more >

Beating the Heat at the State Fair

In the midst of August each year, fairgoers parade to the State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis to enjoy their annual traditions of 4-H, fair food and entertainment. August not only brings the State Fair to Indiana each year, but a whole Read more >

The Other Farm Animals at the Fair

Besides eating outrageous amounts of food at the fair, boarding crazy amusement rides and looking at sprawling farm implements by the hundreds, another all time favorite activity at the state fair is visiting the livestock barns. Slow moving brown-eyed cows, strong yet Read more >