Taste Indiana’s Largest Apple Pie at the Nappanee Apple Festival!

Nappanee Apple Festival 2016Come join in on all the fun at the 41st annual Nappanee Apple Festival! Scheduled for September 15th – 18th, 2016 in downtown Nappanee, IN.

The Nappanee Apple Festival attracts more than 80,000 people every year, making it one of the largest festivals in the State of Indiana!

Speaking of large, one of the festival traditions is the baking of Indiana’s biggest apple pie! This tremendous, 7 foot wide, apple pie comes out of the oven just in time to kick off the festival! The 600 lb behemoth yields over 800 slices of pie for attendees to the festival. Will you be lucky enough to get a slice?

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Celebrate 50 Years of the Marshall County Blueberry Festival

Marshall County Blueberry Festival 2016The Marshall County Blueberry Festival is mere weeks away, Labor Day Weekend, September 2 – 5, 2016. This year’s celebration marks the 50th annual return of this beloved event.

This year’s Blueberry Festival is going to be even bigger and better than ever before, which is quite the accomplishment. It’s already Indiana’s largest 4‑day festival!

The Marshall County Blueberry Festival has been going strong since 1966, when it was held to celebrate Indiana’s sesquicentennial. The event morphed into a blueberry festival thereafter, and no wonder: Marshall County grows a lot of blueberries and the blueberry is a wonderful fruit!

While the full schedule for the 2016 Blueberry Festival has yet to be announced, we do know it will include a great mix of hometown Americana, with multiple stages of live music, the annual parade, fireworks, and carnival rides.

In addition to all the entertainment, there are also lots of contests to watch. The Blueberry Stomp foot races are back, along with the horse and tractor pulls. The annual Blueberry Bicycle Cruise offers a number of different road races for the peddle-set. The Blueberry Splash is a new event involving a 1 mile, open water swim across Myers Lake!

Because of the big crowds, the festival always attracts a great group of regional and national musicians. Gospel, country, blues, and get-you-up-on-your-feet pop tunes can be expected on its many stages. Bring your dancing shoes!

Other attractions include food and craft booths, the annual car show, and – of course! – a blueberry-pie eating contest. The hot air balloon launches are fascinating, too! This is especially true on Sunday before the fireworks during the annual Blueberry Balloon Glow when they rise into the darkened sky, aglow with light and color!

The Marshall County Blueberry Festival truly is hometown America at its finest. Don’t miss it!

2016 Marshall County Blueberry Festival

Labor Day Weekend – September 2nd through the 5th, 2016
Plymouth, Indiana
Be sure to visit the festival website for more details as they are announced: www.blueberryfestival.org

Marshall County Blueberry Festival Lodging
Scottish Bed & Breakfast is less than a 15 minute drive from the Marshall County Blueberry Festival. We offer comfortable and spacious lodging in Northern Indiana Amish Country. Book your stay with us today!

Visit Nor-Bert Farms – The Bremen Robotic Milking Farm

Visit Nor-Bert Farms - The Bremen Robotic Milking FarmIf you missed an opportunity to visit Nor-bert Farms, the Bremen robotic milking farm during last month’s open house, don’t fret. Nor-bert Farms is our neighbor and we can help set up a tour for you!

The Northern Indiana Dairy Trail held a series of open houses in June that included one of our neighbors, Nor-bert Farms. The Northern Indiana Dairy Trail was celebrating the state’s dairy industry as part of Indiana’s Bicentennial celebration.

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Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival 2016

Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival 2016The annual Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival is just weeks away and one of the biggest arts and crafts festivals in Indiana. August 4th through the 7th, 2016!

Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival never fails to entertain. Now in it’s 54th consecutive year, the festival continues to be placed on lists of the top events in the country.

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Get Your Vroom On At Gateway Mile Auto Fest

Gateway Mile Auto Fest 2016The second annual Gateway Mile Auto Fest is bringing more muscle cars, street rods, and classic cars to downtown Elkhart, July 16th, 2016.

A free festival that saw an estimated 1,000-plus attendees and over 300 cars during last year’s inaugural event, this year’s Gateway Mile Auto Fest is only looking to be bigger and better. More cars, more vendors, more attractions, and more people are expected.

In other words, more of everything that made last year’s event such a screaming success!

This year’s theme is “Indiana Built Cars,” so expect to see some of those classic, Hoosier-built cars: Duesenbergs, Elcars, Stutz, Marmons, ReVeres, American Underslungs, and – of course! – Studebakers! Of the 48 states outside of Michigan that produced automobiles, only Indiana ever looked like a contender to eclipse its Northern neighbor in car and truck production. It’s a history that many simply don’t know and the Gateway Mile Auto Fest is only happy to remind us of.

Guests to the festival can expect an opportunity to chat with the car owners, enjoy live music, R/C car racing, a drag-racer ‘cracklefest,’ and more. Plus you’ll be able to enjoy all the shopping, dining, galleries, recreation, and museums that surround the event in downtown Elkhart.

Have a vehicle of your own you want to show off – drive it up! Muscle cars, rat rods, street rods, classic cars, custom cars, original cars, restored or unrestored, trucks, and modern-day marvels all qualify. Registration is quick and easy online at the festival site and you could win a cash prize!

Gateway Mile Auto Fest 2016 is scheduled to run from 10am to 5pm, with setup for participating auto owners beginning at 8am (show-car parking will be on a first-come, first-served basis). A Rolling Cruise precedes the event at 7 to 10pm on the evening of Friday, July 15th.

Gateway Mile Auto Fest

Downtown Elkhart, IN – Saturday, July 16, 2016
For more info and registration, be sure to visit: www.gatewaymileautofest.com

Gateway Mile Auto Fest Lodging
Scottish Bed & Breakfast is just a half-hour’s hop, skip, and a jump away from the doings in Elkhart, and we would love to host your stay to our beautiful area! With fireplaces in each room, plush bathrobes, bedside chocolates from the South Bend Chocolate Company, Select Comfort number beds, delicious homemade breakfasts, and more, Scottish Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place to relax and renew when you’re visiting Indiana Amish Country. Book your stay with us today!

Attend the 2016 St. Joseph County 4-H Fair!

St. Joseph County 4-H Fair 2016You’ll find something for everyone at the week-long, 2016 St. Joseph County 4-H Fair: rodeo, carnival rides, games, tractor pulls, monster trucks, great food, live music, and animals – July 1-9, 2016

The 91st annual St. Joseph County 4-H Fair, celebrating both Indiana’s bi-centennial and America’s 240th birthday, is positively jam-packed with fun and excitement, including a livestock auction, fireworks show, demolition derby, and an appearance by classic rockers, Three Dog Night!

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Quilt Gardens Along The Heritage Trail Celebrate Indiana’s 200th

Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail 20162016 is Indiana’s Bicentennial and Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail is getting in on the celebration this year with 19 quilt garden patterns representing various time periods in Indiana’s history!

Quilt Gardens Along the Heritage Trail is an annual, Indiana Amish Country event featuring more than a million flower blossoms arranged into 19 different, patchwork quilt-inspired gardens. Along with the vibrant quilt gardens, visitors can also view 21, large, hand-painted, quilt art murals.

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Celebrate Captain America’s 75th Anniversary at
Elkhart’s Hall of Heroes Superhero Museum

Captain America's 75th AnniversaryCome celebrate Captain America’s 75th Anniversary at the Elkhart Hall of Heroes Superhero Museum, with special guest Allen Bellman, the last surviving artist to draw Captain America during WWII – May 14th, 2016!

Captain America, that red, white, and blue Sentinel of Liberty first appeared back in March, 1941 in Captain America Comics #1 from Timely Comics. Created by legendary comic book artists Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, the character was designed as a patriotic super-soldier fighting the Axis powers of World War II.

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Celebrate Indiana’s 200th Birthday – Shipshewana MayFest 2016!

Shipshewana MayFest 2016Springtime in Northern Indiana – flowers are in bloom, the 2016 Round Barn Theatre Season is in full swing, and Shipshewana MayFest 2016 is right around the corner, May 6th & 7th!

Spring in Indiana Amish country is always a lovely time, everything is greening up and smelling so sweet and clean. It’s a wonderful time to get out of doors and the Shipshewana MayFest 2016 is as good a way as any to spend out and about in the fresh air.

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Tried & True – the new Scottish B&B Cookbook!

Tried & True - the new Scottish B&B Cookbook! Tried & True is the title of the new Scottish B&B Cookbook, available April 15th, 2016. 110 pages jam packed with 255 delicious, old family recipes as well as those collected from friends and guests over the years, selected for use in your home!

I love cooking and a good part of Scottish B&B’s solid reputation comes from the delicious, hearty breakfasts we serve each morning. Our recipes use the freshest, locally sourced, and seasonal ingredients, whenever possible. We visit our market daily and pride ourselves in providing offering healthy choices, such as fresh Amish farm eggs from grain fed chickens and hormone free bacon.

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Visit South Bend’s Potawatomi Zoo!

Visit South Bend's Potawatomi Zoo

Lions and tigers and bears – alright!

South Bend is home to Indiana’s oldest zoo, the Potawatomi Zoo! Originally founded in 1902 at Leeper Park, Potawatomi Zoo houses more than 400 animals and sees over over 200,000 visitors each year!

From its beginnings as a humble duck pond in Leeper Park, South Bend’s Potawatomi Zoo has grown into a 23 acre home for more than 400 animals of 160 different species, fully accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA).

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Attend the 2016 Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival!

Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival 2016

Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival – April 22, 23, 24, 2016

The sweet, seductive scent of maple-sugaring time will soon be on the air and soon it’ll be time for the 47th annual Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival, scheduled for April 22nd, 23rd, & 24th!

Maple sugaring time: along with the smell of rain, fresh ground coffee, and spring flowers, the smell of the sugaring houses cooking all that sap down into delicious, Indiana maple syrup is one of those undeniably evocative scents that can stop you in your tracks and lead you by the nose – perhaps all of the way to Wakarusa for the annual Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival!

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Hall of Heroes Superhero and Comic Book Museum!

Elkhart, Indiana's Hall of Heroes Superhero and Comicbook Museum!Boff! Pow! Ka-Blam! The Hall of Heroes Museum is the only Superhero and Comic Book Museum in the world, so slap on your domino mask, nip off to your secret lair, and aim your invisible jet towards Elkhart, Indiana!

Comic book collectors, superhero fans, and pop-culture aficionados alike will be fascinated with Elkhart’s Hall of Heroes Museum from their very first glance at the exterior – the two-story building is designed to look like the iconic Hall of Justice from the DC Universe’s Super Friends / Justice League!

But if they think that’s great, just wait until they get a look inside!

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Round Barn Theatre 2016 Season

Round Barn Theatre 2016 SeasonAmish Acres recently announced the Round Barn Theatre 2016 Season, titled “New To Me,” and it’s loaded with classics and favorites sure to delight and entertain everyone!

Amish Acres Round Barn Theatre is northern Indiana’s only professional repertory theatre company, making it the go-to place for those seeking live, stage performances in Northern Indiana Amish country.

The Round Barn Theatre 2016 Season – April 13th through December 31st – features lots of fun and entertainment with its seven scheduled productions, including some special surprises designed to make these classic shows new again – thus the theme of the Round Barn Theatre 2016 Season: “New To Me’!

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Enjoy an Amish Country Girlfriend Getaway

Enjoy an AMish Country Girlfriend GetawaySometimes you just need a little time away. Some You time, some Just Us Girls time. Scottish Bed & Breakfast understands and that’s why we offer our Girlfriend Getaway, Scrapbooking, and Quilting packages!

Looking for a little much-needed time away with just the girls? NO husbands or boyfriends, NO kids or work – just you and your best girlfriends, laughing, talking, having a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life? Scottish Bed & Breakfast can help!

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