Get a Taste of the Marshall County Blueberry Festival

Marshall County Blueberry Festival 2014 Autumn is sneaking up on us and that means just one thing: it’s time once again for the excitement and fun that is the Marshall County Blueberry Festival!

The 2014 Marshall County Blueberry Festival, held in Plymouth, IN, is Indiana’s largest, four-day festival – and all for this humble yet delicious and healthy, little blue fruit!

In its 48th year, Marshall County Blueberry Festival is a free event with the 3 stages of live entertainment, a parade, hot air balloons, horse pulls, tractor pulls, food and craft booths, fireworks, carnival rides, a spectacular car show, blueberry-pie eating contests (of course!), and tons more.

Montgomery Gentry at the Marshall County Blueberry Festival 2014This year’s headlining entertainers for the Marshall County Blueberry Festival are country music super duo, Montgomery Gentry! Known for their blue-collar anthems and “heavy Southern rock” sound, Montgomery Gentry has had fourteen Top 10 singles, including five number 1’s: “Something To Be Proud Of,” “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” Lucky Man,” “Back When I Knew It All,” and “Roll With Me.”

Montgomery Gentry will be supported by guest Frankie Ballard and will be on the Centennial Park stage in Plymouth at 8pm. Tickets for the show can be purchased online.

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Whitewater Rafting In South Bend, Indiana

Whitewater Rafting In South Bend, IndianaYes, you read that right – you can go Whitewater Rafting in South Bend, Indiana – downtown South Bend! – thanks to the East Race Waterway.

East Race Waterway, on Niles Avenue, allows you to go whitewater rafting in South Bend in a kayak or raft, solo or in a group, beginner or advanced. South Bend Parks & Recreation supplies all the equipment for a modest fee.

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Crowing About Art at the Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival

2014 Amish Acres Arts & Crafts FestivalThe end of July and beginning of August is booming here in Indiana Amish Country with the Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival taking place July 31st through August 3rd, 2014.

The 52nd annual Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival is a huge draw to the Nappanee area with over 300 booth spaces representing nearly 250 cities in over 30 states with arts, crafts, and goods to charm your eye and tempt your pocket book.

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Shop ‘Til You Drop at Shipshewana Flea Market

Shipshewana Flea MarketEvery year, from May to October, the Midwest’s largest flea market opens its doors – The Shipshewana Flea Market in Shipshewana, Indiana!

Shipshewana Flea Market is over 100 acres of goods presented by over 900 vendors, plus a restaurant, auctions, a farmer’s market, antique stores, and more! If you can’t find it here, it doesn’t exist and even if you’re not in the market for anything to buy? Shipshewana Flea Market offers hours of enjoyable distraction for the whole family.

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Fun in the Sun at Northern Indiana Parks

Northern Indiana Parks - Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore State Parks

Summer is upon us and what better way to spend your Indiana vacation than in the great outdoors at some of our beautiful, northern Indiana parks and recreation areas?

There are lots of great northern Indiana parks for you to picnic, hike, bike, explore, and relax at. Here are just a few that come to mind:

Jane’s Parks in Bremen, IN
Jane’s Park in the southeast Bremen on Woodies Lane has a number of nice features including picnicking shelters, playground equipment and sports fields, and the park’s name spelled out in topiary. A charming and beautiful place for an outing just minutes from Scottish Bed and Breakfast.

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Visit The Village at Winona

Visit the Village at WinonaThere is a little arts community on the shores of Winona Lake just southeast of us that makes for a wonderful Northern Indiana day trip: The Village at Winona.

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Tour the Quilt Gardens Along The Heritage Trail

Quilt Gardens Along the Heritage Trail

Spring has sprung and now is the time to plan your tour of the Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail in Northern Indiana’s Amish Country!

Open from May 30th through October 1st, Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail were inspired by the famous and colorful flower carpet festivals of Europe, a practice that has spread worldwide, even to our neck of the woods with the Napanee and Elkhart Fall Flower Carpet display.

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South Bend Wednesday Wine Walks

South Bend Wednesday Wine WalksIt’s Wednesday and you’re in beautiful South Bend, Indiana – what to do?
South Bend Wednesday Wine Walks, that’s what!

Downtown South Bend is definitely the place to go if you’re in the mood for great food, drinks, shopping, arts, and entertainment; anything and everything you need to make a great evening even better.

South Bend has food – from traditional American fare to ethnic, from modern cuisine to fusion, from casual to fine dining – and South Bend has music: jazz. rock, r&b, blues.

There’s something for everyone in downtown South Bend – and the South Bend Wednesday Wine Walks will help you to discover it all!

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Take a Stroll Along the Elkhart RiverWalk

Elkhart RiverWalkNow that it’s beginning to look a bit more like spring, the urge to get outdoors and into the sun is stronger – why not indulge yourself with a stroll along the Elkhart RiverWalk?

The Elkhart RiverWalk is an exciting parkland developed on the banks of the Elkhart River in downtown Elkhart, Indiana – just a half hour drive from Scottish Bed and Breakfast. The Elkhart RiverWalk Commons were inspired by the success of other such urban parks around the world.

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Upon The Marshall County Barn Quilt Trail

The Marshall County Barn Quilt Trail

“Pine Tree” barn quilt mural in Bremen, IN

Started in 2001 by an Ohio woman, to honor of her mother’s Appalachian, quilting heritage, barn quilting is a new tradition whose appeal is reflected in The Marshall County Barn Quilt Trail.

And what, do you ask, is a barn quilt?

A barn quilt is a square board, usually somewhere in the range of 4 to 8 feet in width, decorated to resemble a quilt block and hung on the exterior of a barn or other type building. Real, cloth quilts are made up of many of these blocks of color but barn quilts typically feature only one block.

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Look! Up in the sky! It’s the Hall of Heroes Superhero Museum!

Hall of Heroes Superhero MuseumSlip out of your secret identity and slide into your tights and cape – it’s time to visit Hall of Heroes Superhero Museum in Elkhart, Indiana!

Founded by super-collector Allen Stewart, the exterior of the Hall of Heroes may look more than vaguely familiar to fans of the 1970’s animated series “Superfriends” – primarily because it has been constructed to resemble the Hall of Justice!

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Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival 2014

Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival 2014Get your pancakes ready – the Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival is almost here and promises tons of fun when the sap starts to run! April 25th – 27th, 2014.

What’s at the Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival? A little bit of everything!

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Visit the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend, Indiana

Studebaker National MuseumStudebaker cars have not been in production since 1966 but their long history and once gleaming reputation lives on at the Studebaker National Museum.

Studebaker began in South Bend in 1852 as a blacksmith shop owned by two brothers: Henry and Clement Studebaker. Once younger brothers Peter, John, and Jacob joined the team, they changed the name to the Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company and proceeded to become the world’s largest manufacturer of wagons and buggies.

The very first Studebaker automobile was produced in 1902 – and was electric! It was another two years before the company manufactured their first gasoline model but they continued to make and sell both horse drawn and self-propelled vehicles until 1920.

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So Many Ways To Stay and Save – Specials at Scottish Bed & Breakfast

Specials at Scottish Bed & BreakfastThere are so many ways for you to stay and save with our add-ons and specials at Scottish Bed & Breakfast that we thought it would be a good idea to highlight some of them for you!

Multi-night stays pay off at Scottish Bed and Breakfast with our Stay 3 nights and receive $30 OFF, stay 4 nights receive $40 OFF, what a DEAL! While these offers are not valid on festival dates or Notre Dame Weekends or Notre Dame events and can’t be combined with any other promotions, they’re still a great value!

Looking for a little boost in the petrol department? Tanks For the Memories gets you a $20 gas card for a stay of two nights or more. Sweet deal! (cannot be combined with any other offer and not offered during Notre Dame events or local festivals).

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One Horse Open Sleigh Rides

One Horse Open Sleigh RidesWhat could possibly be more magical than one horse open sleigh rides in the woods? At Saylor’s End of the Trail horse ranch, you can do just that – whether there is snow on the ground or not!

Just 25 minutes from Scottish Bed and Breakfast, in Walkerton, IN, Saylor’s End of the Trail horse ranch offers a variety of equine attractions including hayrides, carriage services, pony parties, a petting zoo, and more – but this time of year, whenever we hear the lyrics “Dashing through the snow on a one horse open sleigh,” we think of their sleigh rides!

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Valentine’s Day Package at Scottish Bed and Breakfast

Take advantage of the Valentine's Day Package at Scottish B&B!

Take advantage of the Valentine’s Day Package at Scottish B&B!

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to express your love for that special someone in an extraordinary way – and the Valentine’s Day Package at Scottish Bed and Breakfast allows you to do just that.

Bring a smile to the face of your loved one this Valentine’s Day with a two-night stay in your choice of room at our romantic bed and breakfast!

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The Morris Theater in South Bend, IN

The Morris Theater in South Bend, INOriginally known as The Palace Theatre, The Morris Theater in South Bend, IN has been bringing the hottest acts and the biggest films to Indiana audiences since 1921.

Originally a vaudeville house and currently hosting an average of 90 shows a year, The Morris Theater is on the National Register of Historic Places, has been called Indiana’s Premiere Venue for Live Entertainment, and is consistently listed among the Top 100 Theaters Worldwide by Pollstar Magazine.

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Celebrate Christmas with the Bremen Holy Walk

Help keep Christ in Christmas by taking the Bremen Holy Walk

We’ve all seen the Nativity and know the story of Mary and Joseph’s plight in Bethlehem that very first Christmas. Cold, hungry, and in need of shelter after a long day’s travel, they were turned away from the inn and forced, instead, to stop for the night in a lowly stable. There, thanks to the straw and animals, they were able to draw some warmth and, of course, the miracle of Christ’s birth occurred: the very first Christmas.

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Large Family Holiday at the Scottish Bed and Breakfast

Large Family Holiday at the Scottish Bed and Breakfast

Let us host your family holiday get together!

The holiday season is nearly upon us! Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner and we’d love to host your family holiday. That’s correct, you read that right: We are inviting you and your family to the Scottish B&B as a special gathering place for the holidays.

The holidays can be stressful enough without worrying about getting everyone together, fitting everyone into your home, and cooking all that food. Well now, wait a minute … maybe *that* is why the holidays can be so darned stressful!

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Fall Flower Carpets – Keeping Mum in Elkhart and Nappanee, Indiana

Fall Flower Carpets 2013

You’ve heard the expression “carpeted with flowers?” Well, in Elkhart and Nappanee, Indiana, they really *do* have flower carpets – Fall Flower Carpets!

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Singing Sands and Wandering Dunes

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Have you heard the singing sands?

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, on the southern edge of Lake Michigan, has singing sand – and you have to hear it to believe it.

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Take Advantage of Our Thousand Dollar Wedding Package

scottish bb thousand dollar wedding package

Let us take some of the stress out of your special day.

A wedding is meant to be a special event whose memories you cherish for a lifetime but, so often, the months leading up to the date are anything but!

Let us take some of the stress out of planning your nuptials with our Thousand Dollar Wedding Package, which provides the facility, minister, bridal bouquet, groom’s boutonniere, cake and a punch reception for up to 20 people – plus 2 nights lodging and a dinner “Gift Certificate for two at Tippecanoe Restaurant” for the happy couple.

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Step Into the Past with an Amish Dinner and Buggy-Ride

 

Amish Dinner and Buggy-ride at Scottish BB

 

Who doesn’t occasionally wish for a chance to catch their breath, to take things at a slower pace, to live a simpler life without all the noise and bustle of our 24-7, media-circus, e-lives? Well, now you can with Scottish Bed and Breakfast’s authentic Amish dinner and buggy-ride!

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The 47th Annual Marshall County Blueberry Festival

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Unlike most foods, which we either really enjoy but shouldn’t eat so much of, or dislike but should eat more of, the blueberry is both sweetly delicious *and* healthful. Perhaps that explains why this otherwise humble, little fruit is so celebrated.

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The Arts & Crafts Festival Makes a Great Time to Visit Amish Acres

The 51st Annual Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival runs from August 1-4, 2013 in Nappanee, Indiana.

Amish Acres Arts & Craft Festival logo

Amish Acres barn An art competition, live entertainment and an Indiana Amish Country setting combine to form the annual Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival.

This event is ideal for art lovers wanting to combine their appreciation for arts and crafts with exploration of the Indiana Amish Country.  The outdoor festival and market takes place at the Amish Acres farm’s pond.

Not content to rest on the artistic laurels of last year’s golden anniversary, the theme of the 2013 Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival is “Proud as a Peacock’s Plumage: The Colorful World of Art.” The festival draws its inspiration for the theme from the “It’s A-Peelin’ Apple Art,” an outdoor exhibit created by local artists and featuring a four foot tall apple sculpture of a peacock in full plumage.  This Amish Acres historic Kuhn’s Apple Cider Mill, which is ranked in the Top 10 Cider Mills in America.

Attendance of this event is expected to be sky high once again, so it is recommended you reserve your lodging right away.  Scottish Bed & Breakfast is just down the road a few miles from the festival and currently has rooms available through the festival weekend.

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