Posts Tagged ‘Northern Indiana Amish Country’

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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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!

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

April 4th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

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 Nappanee’s Dutch Village Market!

September 18th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Dutch Village MarketIf you’ve a hankering for some good, old fashioned fun in Northern Indiana Amish country then a visit to Nappanee’s Dutch Village Market is just the ticket!

At first blush, the Dutch Village Market in Nappanee might not sound like much of an attraction – oh, boy: a market – but Dutch Village Market is so much more than just your typical market!

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It’s Up, Up, And Away On A Bremen Hot Air Balloon Ride!

August 21st, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

It's up, up, and away on a Bremen Hot Air Balloon Ride!

Get a new perspective with a
Bremen Hot Air Balloon Adventure!

There’s nothing like floating high as a bird above scenic Northern Indiana Amish Country – and now you can with a Bremen hot air balloon ride!

Hot air ballooning was humanity’s first successful challenge to gravity and, though we have far surpassed it now with jets and rockets, many would say hot air ballooning is still one of the purest forms of manned flight – and you can experience the simple grace and elegance of ballooning with a Bremen hot air balloon trip.

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Learn the Amish-Mennonite Story at Menno-Hof

July 24th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Learn the Amish-Mennonite Story at Menno-HofIf you’re interested in the Amish-Mennonite story – a fascinating and beautiful history full of faith, craft, ingenuity, and community – then you’ll definitely want to take in Shipshewana’s Menno-Hof.

Menno-Hof creatively interprets and presents the history and values of the Anabaptists (the Amish-Mennonites), providing a variety of opportunities to learn about and experience the Amish-Mennonite world.

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Fall Flower Carpets Along The Heritage Trail

September 13th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Fall Flower Carpets Along The Heritage Trail

Summer is busy changing into fall and, in northern Indiana, that means it’s time once again for the colorful Fall Flower Carpets Along The Heritage Trail!

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Amish Rentown Garden Walk and Bake Sale

June 10th, 2013 by Scottish B&B

Every year for the past four years the Bremen, Indiana, Amish community called Rentown is having their Annual Garden Walk and Bake Sale Saturday, June 15, 9 AM – 3 PM. Everyone wanting to attend will meet at the Amish Rolling Meadows School to get their map, registration, bake sale and lunch will be going on all day.

New This Year at the Garden Walk, is a Working Maple Syrup Camp and the ladies are serving lunch, for a fee, of course. I love to see the clean weed-free gardens of flowers and vegetables. I also love the farm animals that I get to visit, horses, cows, chickens, goats and cattle dogs. Don’t forget to bring your cameras!

The Amish families are very friendly and very thankful that the money that is donated that day is used for the Amish School for the coming year. Come stay at the Scottish Bed and Breakfast and make an adventure of it.