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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!

Lavender Hill Farm in Niles Michigan Near Bremen, Indiana

July 20th, 2011 by Scottish B&B

A friend of mine and myself went on a field trip to “Lavender Harvest U-Pick Days” at Lavender Hill Farm in Niles, Michigan only 30 minutes from the Scottish Bed and Breakfast.  It was a sunny hot days and we enjoyed a sample of lavendar lemonade and lavendar honey in the Lavendar Gift Shop which was filled with everything lavender. I found a pastoral setting  with over 4000 lavendar plants that display their glory for a few weeks each summer from late June to mid July.  Their speciality are the lavender essential oil and fragrant lavender water that they distill from their own lavender flowers, and the varietal lavender honey made by honeybees on their farm and a line of fine bath and body products made with lavender and other essential oils.  The shop is open April through mid-December.  A surprise were the black sheep, beehives, chickens, cats and wildlife that lives at and around the family farm.  This hidden treasure is a must see!!!  I will visit the Lavender Hill Farm next year.