The 51st Annual Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival runs from August 1-4, 2013 in Nappanee, Indiana.
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.
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.
Notre Dame graduation means another school year over and the students are excited to go home and work their summer away. When I worked at Notre Dame for sixteen years, I remember how sad I was to see the students leave. I always got close to several of them, because they worked in the same department as I did. The atmosphere around campus was different in the summer. I could not wait until they came back in the Fall. Notre Dame has changed a lot since I worked there, but the spirit of excitement to learn brought an energy that just can’t be defined or replaced. The students kept me young. I will never forget my years working at Notre Dame.
We still have guest rooms available at the Scottish Bed and Breakfast for Notre Dame Graduation weekend May 17 – 18, 2013. We are only 25 minutes from campus and offer a gourmet breakfast each morning, safe parking, king/queen select comfort number beds, private baths, indoor heated pool, garden patio. Check out our website: www.scottishbb.com or call TODAY!
Intimate setting for wedding and reception in Northern Indiana. Let us take care of your small wedding at the romantic Scottish Bed and Breakfast in Bremen, Indiana. We will organize and perform a simple indoor or outdoor wedding ceremony and reception in the swimming pool room for up to 20 people for ONLY $1,000. Stress-free for the bride and groom, just show up, relax and enjoy! This package is PERFECT for elopements and second marriages.
INCLUDES: Wedding coordination of an indoor or outdoor ceremony, Officiating clergy, Bridal bouquet, Groom boutonniere, wedding cake, Gift Basket with commemorative items, Dinner voucher for two, Two nights lodging in the room of your choice, a picture of the newlyweds.
Wi-Fi Service Throughout the Inn
We now have Wi-Fi (Wireless High Speed Internet) in all the rooms. If your computer has wireless capabilities, just search for a signal. It is free to all our lodging guests.
Competitive Indiana Business Travel Rates
Special corporate rates are available to our Indiana business travel guests Sunday through Thursday nights. Lodging rates are based on single occupancy and include a hot breakfast each morning.
Reservations are confirmed and guaranteed for late arrival with a credit card or upon receipt of deposit. Advanced reservations are suggested, although walk-ins are always welcome.
Business Breakfast Meetings
With advance notice, a breakfast meeting may be arranged for up to 12 people. Breakfast guests not staying at the B&B pay $10.00 + tax.
Business Meeting Facility
Although we do not have a separate meeting room, we can accommodate up to 30 people in our pool room or 12 in the dining room.
Call us, 1-574-220-6672 or 1-574-546-5665, to discuss arrangements.
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This coming weekend August 19 and 20, the Notre Dame students will be moving into their dorms for the first time if they are Freshmen or returning if a upper class student. It is the sign that summer is almost over and the first Notre Dame football game is just around the corner. Notre Dame’s first football game is on Saturday, September 3, (Labor Day weekend) against Southern Florida at 3:30 PM Eastern time in the afternoon. The Scottish Bed and Breakfast still has some guestrooms available for the Notre Dame football season. We do not raise our rates for the games, but have a two-night minimum. If you are looking for the PERFECT place to stay where you can escape the hub bub of crowded restaurants and long lines before and after the game, the Scottish Bed and Breakfast is the place to stay. You can come back to the Scottish Bed and Breakfast and just relax by the indoor pool after a long day of walking Notre Dame campus. One of the things our ND fan enjoys is hearing the band play before the game, a ND tradition. A hearty homemade breakfast served each morning on game day will give you the energy you will need to walk the campus. We will share with you the short cut to Notre Dame with no traffic, only 25 minutes south of campus
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: www.nappaneeapplefestival.org 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!
Since it is now blueberry season, I try and do everything blueberry at the B&B. I made blueberry pancakes this week, blueberry french toast and dessert last night was homemade blueberry pie. One of our guests said it was the BEST blueberry pie he had every had, so I am now sharing my recipe with anybody who wants it. Use whatever crust is your favorite homemade, Pillsbury, etc. This recipe is for a 9-inch two-crust Pie:
1/2 cup Sugar, 1/3 cup Gold Medal Flour, 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon, 4 cups Blueberries, 1 TBL Lemon Juice, 2 TBL Butter. Heat oven to 425 degrees, lay crust on bottom of pie pan. Stir together sugar, flour, and cinnamon; mix with berries. Put into pastry-lined pie pan; sprinkle with lemon juice and add butter on top of berries, then add Top crust which has slits cut in it; seal and flute. Cover edge with two to three inch strip of aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning; remove foil last 15 minutes of baking. Bake 9-inch pie 35 to 45 minutes or until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust. I always cook on a round pie pan in case bubbles over. Everybodies ovens are different so it could take shorter time or longer time just keep checking it. ENJOY!
In Nappanee, Indiana, Thurs, August 4 thru Sunday, August 9th, Amish Acres 49th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival is HAPPENING. Only 6 miles from the Scottish Bed and Breakfast we still have guestrooms available for Sunday night. Over 320 artists and crafters from around the country surround Amish Acres pond to ply their trade and sell their wares. Live entertainment on three stages throughout the day includes country bands, magicians and square dancing. Festival foods are very important part of the four day event featuring everything from apple pie to zucchini bread. Best In Show cash prizes, children’s entertainment tent and much more have earned the festival the honor of being one of the Top 200 festivals in the nation and the 8th Top Traditional Crafts Show by Sunshine Artist Magazine. The Arts and Crafts Festival has also been rated as one of Leisure Group Travel magazine’s Top 50 Outstanding Festivals and Events. So it is not too late to venture out and spend the day at the Festival on Sunday then check in to the Scottish Bed and Breakfast that evening, stay a couple of nights and explore Shipshewana Flea Market which is open every Tuesday and Wednesday!
Since we are pet friendly here at the Scottish Bed and Breakfast we have our wonderful guests sometimes bring their four-legged best friends with them. Harry’s owners are Cheryl and Lennie from California who were in the area getting their RV repaired. They stayed with us for four nights, so we had a chance to observe Harry. What a wonderful obedient dog who thought he was a human. Even the Scottish Terriers at the B&B liked him. His owners are wonderful people too and now friends of ours.
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.
eat. drink in downtown South Bend, Indiana during restaurant week June 27 – July 9, 2011. Sixteen restaurants participating in multiple course meal or dinner for two $25. Dine downtown during Eat.Drink. Downtown South Bend and you can “Add an Extra helping” for only $5. This extra helping goes directly to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana to help fight hunger in nine counties across Northern Indiana. The Food Bank serves more than 10,000 people each month, nearly half of whom are children. Add an Extra helping is a great way to give back to the South Bend community. LaSalle Grill, fine dining , Fiddler’s Hearth, LePeep, Tippecanoe Place Restaurant, The Vine, Sunny Italy Cafe just to name a few of the fabulous restaurants offering this discounted DEAL. The Scottish Bed and Breakfast is only 20 minutes from all 16 restaurants. If you are a foodie and appreciate good food this is the place for you. Check out details at: www.eatdrinkdtsb.com Come STAY.PLAY.EAT.DRINK in Bremen and South Bend, Indiana.