Archive for the ‘Upcoming Festivals’ Category

Dust Off Your Lederhosen for Bremen Oktoberfest 2016

September 12th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Bremen Oktoberfest 2016!Celebrate the harvest season with bed races, a beer garden, live music and more! The newly revived Bremen Oktoberfest is scheduled for October 7th to the 9th, 2016!

Bremen hasn’t had an official Oktoberfest celebration since the early 90’s. The Bremen Bicentennial committee felt the time was ripe for the event’s revival. And why not? Those who attended those earlier, annual celebrations from the 70’s through the 90’s, have many fond memories of the event.

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

August 15th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

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

August 5th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

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:

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!

Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival 2016

July 8th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

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

June 13th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

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
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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!

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

April 11th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

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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Take a Bite Out Of Nappanee Apple Festival 2015!

September 4th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Nappanee Apple Festival 2015Attend the 40th annual Nappanee Apple Festival – September 17 through Sunday, September 20, 2015 – and enjoy a slice of Indiana’s largest baked apple pie: 7 feet long, 600 pounds, and providing over 800 slices of fresh apple pie for the hungry Nappanee Apple Festival crowd!

The Nappanee Apple Festival, which began in 1975, annually draws over 80,000 visitors to Northern Indiana for three and a half days of contests, carnival rides, music, food, and fun!

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Crowing About Art at the Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival

July 24th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

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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Celebrate Christmas with the Bremen Holy Walk

November 13th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

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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The 47th Annual Marshall County Blueberry Festival

August 14th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards


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

July 24th, 2013 by Scottish B&B

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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Nappanee Apple Festival near Bremen IN

August 16th, 2011 by Scottish B&B

The weekend of September 15 – 18 the Nappanee Apple Festival is held in Nappanee, Indiana. During the four day festival there will be live entertainment on two stages, carnival rides, over 100 craft booths and 50 commercial booths, 15 different food vendors, and a huge parade with an airplane flyover on Saturday morning. other events include an apple peeling contest, 5K road run, half marathon, a 25K, 50K and 100K bike ride, apple pie eating contest, wings and wheels show (cars and airplanes), farm tractor. Everything “apple” like apple dumplings, apple pie, apple butter, apple fritter bread, apple turnovers, homemade applesauce and much more!

An interesting history about the Apple Festival. It began in 1975 and has continued every year since, including the annual baking of the famous 7 foot apple pie weighing in at 600 lbs. The festival has become an important part of the heritage of Nappanee. With over 72,000 visitors in 2010, we have grown to become one of the largest festivals in the State of Indiana! Checkout the website at: to see the schedule of events!  The Scottish Bed and Breakfast is only 8 miles West of the festival and we still have rooms available for that weekend. CALL TODAY!

Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival Near Bremen, IN

March 17th, 2011 by Scottish B&B

Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16, is the first festival of the year in Northern Indiana, located in historic downtown Wakarusa. COME enjoy free popcorn, parade, FREE entertainment, sugar camp and museum tours, contests with cash prizes! Craft and food vendors, car show, face painting and carnival rides! Buy fresh maple syrup. No admission charge, FUN for the whole family!

The Scottish Bed and Breakfast is only 20 minutes from the festival. We WELCOME vendors and festival goers to lodge with us. Checkout their website: and ours