Read Our Insider Experts Blog: Marshall County, Northern Indiana http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:49:58 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 Your Guide to the Marshall County Bicentennial Torch Relay.. http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/index.php/2016/09/27/your-guide-to-the-marshall-county-bicentennial-torch-relay/ http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/index.php/2016/09/27/your-guide-to-the-marshall-county-bicentennial-torch-relay/#comments Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:49:58 +0000 Chumes http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/?p=2415 Read More »]]>

Indiana Mobile Experience

Experience this once in a lifetime opportunity by watching the passing of the official Indiana Bicentennial Torch through Bremen, Lapaz, Plymouth, and Culver.

Patterned after the Olympic Torch Relay Indiana’s version will pass through all 92 counties the state’s counties, cover 3,200 miles over a five week period, averaging 97 miles per day.

Torch Relay Map for Marshall County

The Route

The Marshall County Torch Relay is just a week away! Join the celebration, line the streets, cheer the torchbearers! All are welcome to join the fun. Here is a list approximate times the torch will be in Marshall County:
-Arrive in Bremen at 3PM
-Arrive in Lapaz around 4PM
-Arrive at Plymouth Veterans Parkway at 4:40PM
-Arrive at Centennial Park Arch at 4:45pm
-Arrive at Marshall County Courthouse at 5:00pm
-Arrive at Chief Menominee Statue at 5:30pm
-Arrive in Culver at Heritage Park at 6:20pm
-End on Lake Maxinkuckee, Culver Academies at 7:00pm

The Torchbearers

The torchbearers are what make this relay truly happen, without them we wouldn’t have much of a relay.  The state allowed Marshall County to name 20 torchbearers who have made significant contributions to this county and our state. These men and women could be past or current residents of the county and could be nominated posthumously.

Marshall County Torchbearers

We received 50+ nominations during the nomination period.  A local selection committee narrowed that list to 20 selected torchbearers based on their residency, service, achievement and recognition. That committee had a tough job and many great people who have made significant contributions to our county and state were not chosen.

Marshall County Celebration

Hosted by Discover Plymouth, the Communities of Marshall County are invited to the Torch Relay Celebration in Downtown Plymouth. Come and enjoy live entertainment, food, activities for kids, historic sites selfie trail,and classic cars. Be part of the community group picture at 6:00 p.m. There will be drawings for Indiana Bicentennial themed baskets and the chance to win a 2016 Blueberry Festival Picnic Basket. Stop by the “Indiana Mobile Experience” on Garro Street from 3:00 – 7:00. Check out Marshall County’s award winning Museum, The Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs will have an informational booth.

So now you have all the details for the Marshall County Bicentennial Torch Relay.  You can find more information about everything online here or by liking and sharing our Facebook page.

Please plan to join us at one of these sites or even multiple ones if you wish as we make history on October 4, 2016 3pm-7pm.

 

 

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Hotels & Resorts in Marshall County http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/index.php/2016/09/19/hotels-resorts-in-marshall-county/ http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/index.php/2016/09/19/hotels-resorts-in-marshall-county/#comments Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:30:35 +0000 Hannah http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/?p=2346 Read More »]]> Looking to get away for a weekend? Or longer? Whether you’re a local or traveling here we offer some of the best varies of places to kick back, relax, and take time to unwind…

 

Bremen

  • Scottish Bed & Breakfast
    • The Scottish Bed & Breakfast is a calm, quiet, charming park like setting in Northern Indiana. Enjoy luxury that features an indoor full size swimming pool (Open April 1-Nov. 30), putting green for the golf lover, “Select Comfort” king or queen size mattresses, TV/DVD in every room. It is perfect for a romantic getaway any time of the year. Full of many amenities such as complimentary full breakfast each morning, wireless internet access, copy, fax, and mail service, and many more. This beautiful bed & breakfast has exactly the relaxing getaway you are looking for.
  • Bremen Inn
    • “Leave your stress behind and come stay with us” is the Bremen Inn motto. Located in the west side of historic downtown Bremen, Indiana. This is the perfect destination for travelers looking for a comfort located in a convenient place to rest while doing business in the area. The Inn is within walking distance to restaurants, laundry mat, supermarkets and other services. With good service and clean rooms.

Culver

  • Black Horse Bed & Breakfast
    • The Black Horse Bed & Breakfast is located on 40 acres and offers a relaxing & secluded retreat. Each of the 3 guest rooms has its own private bath and a large great room with a fireplace that makes guest feel at home. A full breakfast is served in the main dining room or on the garden patio overlooking the in-ground heated swimming pool. Guests are sure to spot deer, wild turkeys, Canadian Geese and a variety of birds on the wood grounds with 2 pods. The Black Horse is in close proximity to Lake Maxinkuckee, Mystic Hills Golf Course and Culver Academies.
  • Inn by the Lake
    • Within walking distance of Indiana’s largest natural lake, Lake Maxinkuckee, the Inn by the Lake in Culver, Indiana is the place to get away from it all. With luxurious accommodations and hotel amenities such as maid service and breakfast, this bed & breakfast provides the utmost comfort for its guests.
  • Main Street Manor
    • Located at the edge of Culver’s quaint shopping area, just two blocks from Lake Maxinkuckee this delightful bed & breakfast offers twelve distinctive guest rooms designed with your comfort in mind. Originally constructed in 1904, this classic home has been fully updated with simple elegance while maintaining the style of our nation’s early days. Each room contains a private bath, individual heating and cooling, queen sized beds, telephone, cable TV along with a DVD player and wireless internet for your convenience. Continental breakfast is provided and Main Street Manor has a handicap accessible room. Also, do not forget to make your stay more relaxing with a professional client based therapeutic massage.
  • Culver Cove Lakeside Condominiums
    • Want a getaway on Lake Maxinkuckee in the lovely town of Culver, well Culver Cove Lakeside Condominiums have just what you are looking for. All the rooms at The Cove are luxurious condominiums with kitchens, living rooms, private bedrooms, a fireplace, and a personal view of the lake. Choose from 1 or 2 bedroom units or upgrade to a Prime unit to get more space. With guest services and amenities such as private beaches, heated indoor pool, indoor jacuzzi, exercise room, wireless internet, along with activities such as swimming, boating, tennis, golf, fishing, and picnic areas with tables and grills, and volleyball. The Cove also has 5,000 square feet of spacious banquet facilities for a small or large business meetings, wedding, or even Christmas parties, for your every banquet event, in house catering is available as well.

Plymouth

  • Ev & Jayne’s Irish Inn
    • Located on ten beautiful acres with partial wooded areas, natural waterway, water gardens, and gazebos. The Irish Inn has 14 rooms with a given Irish name, each room contains a fire place, showers, whirlpools, TV, and all self contained. Guests receive a full service breakfast each morning and are served in the garden. Relax in the library with a classic book or sit in the gazebo to take in the lovely surroundings. Also, guests are welcome to join us in a non-formal setting at the Blarney Stone Restaurant for a fine dining experience, with drinks of your choice. The specialty is Prime Rib and seasoned chicken along with many other items to satisfy your pallet.
  • Comfort Suites
    • The Comfort Suites® in Plymouth, IN offers easy access to the Marshall County Museum, as well as a host of other attractions, including: Michiana Balloon Rides, Plymouth Industrial Park, and Army National Guard, This non-smoking Plymouth hotel is also a short drive from cities like South Bend, Fort Wayne and Chicago.
  • Days Inn
    • The Days Inn of Plymouth, we are located 1.5 miles north of the town and very easily accessible from the main highways. The Days Inn provides exterior corridor rooms with Free High Speed Wireless internet, free Daybreak breakfast with Hot Waffles, microwave and fridge in all rooms. Expanded cable with HBO, guest computer and printer in lobby, guest laundry and much more.
  • Holiday Inn Express
    • Holiday Inn Express located halfway between Indianapolis and Chicago near the intersection of US 30 and US 31, offering 73 spacious, exquisitely furnished guest rooms. With many great amenities such as high speed internet, large indoor swimming pool, fitness center, large meeting room, and a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast. Perfect place to stay for a traveler.
  • Super 8
    • The Super 8 of Plymouth is conveniently located off of US 30, also with easy access to US 31 for travelers heading north to South Bend or south towards Indianapolis. This Super 8 offers free high speed internet, AM/FM clock radios, hairdryers, coffee makers, an indoor heated pool and whirlpool, plus a continental breakfast, along with bus/truck parking.
  • Swan Lake Resort
    • Swan Lake Resort offers 92 spacious guest rooms, with amenities such as flat screen satellite televisions, in-room fresh brewed coffee, wireless internet, hair dryers, either two queen beds or one king bed, desk area, iron & ironing boards, and oversized mirrors. Preferred locations include Poolside Rooms with patio access and Golf View Rooms with outstanding golf and fairway views. All overnight stays include hot breakfast at Dickies Restaurant. Not only do they offer rooms in the hotel/resort, but they also have cabins available!

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End of Summer “Must Do’s”! http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/index.php/2016/09/12/end-of-summer-must-dos/ http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/index.php/2016/09/12/end-of-summer-must-dos/#comments Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:30:25 +0000 Hannah http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/?p=2390 Read More »]]>

Summer doesn’t have much time left, but there’s still plenty of time to complete the ‘must do’ list below!

 

1) Walk Culver Academies

Located in Culver, Indiana is the gorgeous campus of the Culver Military Academy (CMA). It is a boy and girl military academy with students from all over the world. Aside from it’s amazing diversity of students it’s a beautiful place to walk through for site seeing as well. There you will find a chapel, naval building, sail boats, and the well known woodcraft camp!

2) Visit the Potawatomi Wildlife Park

The Potawatomi Tribe once called this region their home, before they were force west in the 1830′s. This quiet 317 acre preserve along the Tippecanoe River includes the site of a rare post-removal Potawatomi village that existed until the early 1850s. Images depict its past, as well as an 1834 cabin, the oldest structure in Marshall County. Displays in the Interpretive Center give a glimpse of the area’s rich history and nature. Visitors can hike five miles of trails through woodlands and prairie. You may spot turkey, waterfowl and deer along the way, as well as a wide variety of birds. They are also the home of the first official dark sky observatory and have multiple public astronomy viewings a year!

3) Splash Pads

Before the cold sets in don’t miss your last opportunity to visit one of our local splash pads. We have three splash pads located throughout Marshall County! Bremen has a pool and splash pad in their local park. Bourbon also has a splash pad in their local park! The third splash pad is located in Plymouth’s River Park Square!

4) Golf

Ready for an afternoon on on the links?  You’ll find plenty of choices to visit tantalizing tee-offs with our six golf courses in Marshall County.  One course maintains 36 well-manicured holes, and one is a member of the Indiana Pete Dye Golf Trail.  Here is a list the list, Swan Lake Resort, Mystic Hills Golf Club, Sprig-O-Mint, Plymouth County Club, Plymouth Rock Golf, and Tri-Way Golf Club.

5) Tri-Way Drive-In Theater

One of only 338 drive-in theaters left in the United States.  Tri-Way Drive-In Theatre will not disappoint.  This drive-in opened its door in 1953 with a single screen.  Today, it operates with four screens and a tasty refreshment stand for your convenience.  So pack up the family and drive in to this classic bringing over 60 years of entertainment to Marshall County.  Open April-October located at 440 Michigan Road, Plymouth IN 46563.

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Labor Day Weekend in Marshall County… http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/index.php/2016/09/02/labor-day-weekend-in-marshall-county/ http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/index.php/2016/09/02/labor-day-weekend-in-marshall-county/#comments Fri, 02 Sep 2016 15:46:13 +0000 jbeatty http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/?p=2339 Read More »]]> Let the Labor Day festivities begin! Marshall County has a lot to offer this weekend! There is the Gift of Warmth film festival in Culver. Farmer’s Markets in Bremen, Culver and Plymouth. An evening of night observing at Potawatomi Wildlife Park and of course, the Marshall County Blueberry Festival!

The Gift of Warmth film festival begins on Friday evening at Culver Acadmies Epply Auditorium. On Saturday evening, activities will take place at the Town Park beginning at 6 pm with a picnic, live music, and an outdoor movie. Gently used or new winter clothing items for school age children is the cost for entry! Monetary donations are also accepted and will be used to help keep the heating costs down. All donations will help Culver area stay warm this winter!

Farmer’s Markets are still happening around the county! Stop by and grab your fresh veggies, homemade honey and many other delectable items! Stop in Bourbon from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, Culver from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or Plymouth from 7:30 to 11:30 am! Don’t miss out on a wonderful way to pick up all those great items from local vendors! 

Potawatomi Wildlife Park is hosting a public astronomy night pending clear skies!Come and enjoy a night of observing with the Warsaw Astronomical Society! This event starts one hours after sunset at the park located at 16998, IN-331, Tippecanoe, IN 46570. Please contact the park at 574-498-6550 if you have any questions!

Most of us have heard of the Marshall County Blueberry Festival. If you haven’t…The Marshall County Blueberry Festival is held annually over labor day weekend. This years dates are Sept. 2-5 and they are celebrating their 50th anniversary! The festival is the largest 4 day festival in Indiana.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Blueberry (Part 3) http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/index.php/2016/09/01/the-blueberry-part-3/ http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/index.php/2016/09/01/the-blueberry-part-3/#comments Thu, 01 Sep 2016 08:30:04 +0000 Hannah http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/?p=2261 Read More »]]> The last two weeks we’ve given you insight on what there is to do in the county besides the festival, what there is to do that is associated with the festival but not held in the park, this week we’re going to share with you all there is to do at the 2016 Marshall County Blueberry Festival! 

 

 Common Misconception:

This year is the 50th Annual Marshall County Blueberry Festival, but many don’t understand… the first actual ‘Blueberry Festival‘ was held in 1967, wouldn’t that make the festival only 49 years old? That’s because the first year the festival was actually called “A Picnic in the Park” which was held in 1966 celebrating Indiana’s Sesquicentennial (150 years). Which makes this year the 50th Anniversary of the festival and Indiana will be celebrating it’s Bicentennial (200 years). Within these 50 years the Blueberry Festival has grown to become the LARGEST 4 day festival in the state of Indiana and to help celebrate this proud accomplishment this year’s Blueberry Festival theme is “Another Picnic in the Park.” Happy 50th birthday to the Marshall County Blueberry Festival and happy 200th birthday to our wonderful state of Indiana!

 

Blueberry Festival hours: 

Friday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Monday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

 

New for 2016:

  • The Potato Truck:

The Big Idaho Potato Truck is on its fifth cross-country journey! It began in 2012 as a one-year campaign to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Idaho Potato Commission and became quickly apparent with it’s success that it would be more than a one-year occurrence, it literally became a big piece of pop-culture. It travels the country promoting the certified heart-healthy Idaho Potato and its mission to help small charities in towns and cities with its A Big Helping program. Not to mention that the People just want to have their picture taken with a 6-Ton Idaho potato!

  • Grandpa Cratchet:

The Grandpa Cratchet Corporation is a well established touring and production company. We believe that the shows available for todays families lack the traditional values our country was found upon. From the Golden Rule to Work Together every Grandpa show teaches an important life lesson in a fun and exciting way. The slapstick humor, wit, and charm of our characters brings these values alive in a new and vibrant way that appeals to audiences of all ages. The Grandpa Cratchet Show provides an excellent alternative to the pointless entertainment offered in mainstream entertainment. 

  • Shuffleboard Tournament:

The 1st Annual Blueberry Shuffleboard Tournament will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 3rd, located at location 20 on the map.  There is an entry fee.

 

Returning for 2016:

  • Ancilla 3 on 3:

The Ancilla College Men’s Basketball Team will be hosting the 2nd Annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament during the 2016 Marshall County Blueberry Festival. The tournament will be held on Saturday, September 3rd and is open to four different age groups for both boys and girls.

  • Redwood Log House:

The Redwood Log house is a unique exhibit. A fully furnished three room house, hand-carved inside a 1900 year old giant California redwood tree. Dr. Lori, Ph.D., star appraiser on Discovery’s Auction Kings, appraised the Redwood Log House for the television show “Strange Inheritance” hosted by Jamie Colby. The Redwood Log House appraised at $10,000,000. 

  • Cornhole Tournament:

Like to play Corn Hole? Check out the 2016 3rd Annual Blueberry Festival Corn Hole Tournament, on Sunday, September 4th. The tournament will be run by the Tuesday Night Baggers, and will benefit Plymouth Elks Lodge #2548. Registration available Noon to 1:00 p.m. day of the tournament. Cost per team is $40.00. Forms are available on www.blueberryfestival.org. It will be located on the basketball courts north of the Carnival.

  • Blueberry Tennis Tournament: 

The 2016 Blueberry Festival Tournament will be held through out the entire four day weekend. Due to court construction the tournament will be held at Culver Academy 1300 Academy Rd., Culver, Indiana. This is an incredible facility with 20 courts and an elevated viewing platform. There will be no parking issues this year!!! You really do not want to miss playing in this tournament!!!! Please go to the Blueberry Festival web page at blueberryfestival.org for a map of Culver Academies.


This year’s entertainment:

The headliner for the year’s festival is the Martin’s Family Circus:

 

Just as one might imagine a circus to be — upbeat, unexpected, accomplished, and exciting — the Martin Family Circus aims to bring that same joy and a room full of fun with their heartwarming and lively “music that makes you smile!” This self-contained vocal-driven melodic band of 2 parents, Paul and Jamie and 4 kids, March, Kell, Texas and Tallant, ranging in age from 8-17 packs a punch with their rich stack of family harmonies in a soaring blend, which Rolling Stone magazine dubs “exuberant.” Representing four generations of musical heritage, Jamie is the daughter of Duane Allen of the Oak Ridge Boys, the Martin Family Circus delivers soulful family harmony, steeped in traditional roots. 

  • Aside from the headliner there will multiple performances on multiple stages constantly entertaining throughout the entire festival. Such as Slim Gypsy Baggage, Melody Makers of Indiana, Shelby Dirrim, Glenn Johnson, Sixth Generation, and many many more!

 

Gospel:

 

The Gospel music of the festival will be held at the Young Amphitheater in the park. Below is a preview of the Saturday night music. Gospel music will be held here throughout the entire weekend.

 

 

Blueberry Happenings:

Grandpa Cratchet, Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, The Beast, Fame RC Racing, Carnival Rides & Games, Pony Rides, Historic Americana, Ronald McDonald, Silly Safari, Children of Indiana Nature Park, The Spoon Map, and of course THE 2016 BLUEBERRY FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA!

Throughout the whole weekend there will be nonstop fun – you just have to look in all the right places! Be sure to stop in at the blueberry office to pick up a blueberry guide that contains all the times, locations, information, and a map of the park! 

See you at the 2016 Marshall County Blueberry Festival!

 

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Beyond the Blueberry (Part 2) http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/index.php/2016/08/25/beyond-the-blueberry-part-2/ http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/index.php/2016/08/25/beyond-the-blueberry-part-2/#comments Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:30:57 +0000 Hannah http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/?p=2220 Read More »]]>

Last week’s blog was all about what our community offers over Labor Day weekend instead of our famous Blueberry Festival. This week’s blog will again contain entertainment over Labor Day weekend, but will be associated with the Blueberry. The events below are in association with the Blueberry Festival, but not held in the park or through the Blueberry office! Next week’s blog will be all about the Blueberry, so be sure to stay tuned in!

 

 

1) First Annual Blueberry Splash (NEW)

The first annual Blueberry Open Water Swim will be held on Myers Lake. All proceeds will be of this event will go to the “Plymouth Sharks – Build a Pool Fund” c/o the Marshall County Community Foundation.

The address of the event is 14811 12th Road, Plymouth, IN. This will be the ending point in the swim. Swimmers will be escorted via watercraft to the beginning point. This will provide an opportunity to view the course prior the race. Parking will be available at this location. If swimmers prefer they may be dropped off at the beginning location, 12086 Peach Road, Plymouth, IN. However be aware parking will not be available at that location.

EVENT SCHEDULE
September 4, 2016
Check in 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Warm-ups 8::45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Pre-Race Safety Briefing 9:45 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
Race Start 10:00 a.m.
Race End 11:00 a.m.

ENTRY FEE
July 1 thru August 1 …..$25
August 2 thru August 15 …..$35
September 4, day of registration …..$40
    8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Entries must be postmarked no later than August 15, 2016.

Blueberry Splash form link: http://blueberryfestival.org/forms/2016/splash.pdf
COURSE: 3/4 mile straight line, adding 1/4 mile angle back to finish.

ELIGIBILITY: On the day of the event swimmers age of 11 years old and older are eligible for this event.

WARM UP: Come early to loosen up. Warm ups open at 8:45 a.m. and run thru 9:30 a.m.

 

2) 26th Annual Blueberry Festival Bicycle Cruise

The Ancilla College Alumni Association, in association with the annual Marshall County Blueberry Festival, will host its annual bicycle tour Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, in Plymouth, Ind. Routes cover 31, 41, 62 miles, and a special family tour of 16 miles to the Menominee Monument. The tour has won wide acclaim for being well organized and scenic with outstanding SAGs (support and gear.)

“This is the 26th year for this great event. It appeals to casual family riders as well as serious bicyclists and covers a number of beautiful, well-supported routes,” said Development and Alumni Relations Manager Emily Hutsell, organizer of the event. “Best of all, money raised from the hundreds of participants go to scholarships for our students, many of whom are completely reliant on Ancilla’s generous financial aid.”

The cost of the BBC is $20 per person before Aug. 19, 2016, and $25 per person after Aug. 19. The maximum fee for families (parents & children only please) is $35, ($55 after Aug. 19). The cost includes refreshments, SAG stops, and a map of the route with emergency numbers. Refunds are will NOT be made after the application is accepted.

To register, participants can pay securely online at www.ancilla.edu/BBC, download paper form on that page and mail it in, call Ancilla College at 574.936.8898 x. 355 or email to emily.hutsell@ancilla.edu. Registration forms are also available at the Blueberry Festival office, 233 E. Jefferson St. Plymouth, Ind.

Wearing an approved helmet is MANDATORY.

 

3) Hoosier Old Wheels Car Show & Swap Meet

Hoosier Old Wheels, Inc. in conjunction with the Blueberry Festival will celebrate the 44th Annual Hoosier Old Wheels Car Show & Swap Meet. (featuring Antique Cars, Rods, Customs & Trucks) Takes place on Sunday, September 4, 2016!

 

Schedule:

6-11AM : Gates Open for Swappers & Car Show

8AM : Walk-In Gates Open (Admission charge: $2, 12 & under free with adult)

8-11AM : Registration. This is IMPORTANT! Your judging sheets, drawing ticket, and goodie bag are all there!

9AM-1:30PM : Drive-thru judging

9AM-2:30PM : Prizes & drawing

2:30PM : SHOWTIME (Walk-in gates close)

4) Blueberry Stomp

START TIMES & START LINE
All athletes will line up on Michigan Street near the entrance of the KFC parking lot.
1-mile Fun Run will start at 8:30 a.m. and finish before the start of the Stomp.
15k Wheelchair Race will start at 9 a.m.
5k & 15k Races will start together immediately following the start of the wheelchair race.

ENTRY FEE
**Shirt sizes are only guaranteed with pre-registration by 8/5/2016
5k, 15k & 15k Wheelchair race entries postmarked before 8/5/2016….$27
5k, 15k & 15k Wheelchair race entries received after 8/6/2016………$35
Fun Run with T-Shirt….$10 Fun Run with no T-shirt…..$5
ONLINE REGISTRATION closes at 6:00 p.m. on 9/2/16…………….$25

(Check made payable to: Adams Street Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 104
Plymouth, IN  46563

** We ONLY accept Credit/Debit Cards for Online Registration **)

RACE PACKET PICK-UP
Packets may be picked up at the Road Runner Pavilion in Centennial Park on 9/4/16 from 2-4 p.m. and on Race Day from 7-8 a.m. Parking is available in several lots around the park for a small fee.

1-MILE FUN RUN starting at 8:30
This is a non-competitive run mainly for children and starts at the south edge of Centennial Park.

5K COURSE
Starting at the south edge of Centennial Park, this is a beautiful out-and-back tree-lined course through residential Plymouth. Official times will be given up to 50 minutes. Course closes at 11 a.m. At that point all athletes must move to the sidewalks & follow normal traffic laws.

15K COURSE
This course also starts at the south edge of Centennial Park through downtown Plymouth and out into the beautiful countryside. This is an out-and-back course that follows the 5K course for the first & last three quarters of a mile viewed by 50,000 spectators. The 5k & 15k courses split on Oakhill Ave. soon after the 15k course becomes a challenge to even the best of runners with its rolling hills. Water is available at the starting line area and several different areas along the course and at the finish. Course closes at 11 a.m. At that point all athletes must move to the sidewalks & follow normal traffic laws.

(http://blueberryfestival.org/pg/stomp.html)
 

 

 

5) Blueberry Festival Parade

There is nothing quite like a parade and the Blueberry Festival’s is one of the best. Over 100 units participate in this hometown favorite event. Local high school bands delight the nearly 20,000 spectators with their unique cadences and melodies. Fire trucks, police units, classic cars and antiques tractors are in abundance. Of course there are plenty of floats representing different organizations and festivals including our very own Miss Blueberry & her court. Cheer for the Blueberry Stomp runners as they make their way to the finish line along the parade route. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and sit in the shade of the tree line streets of Plymouth and enjoy the Marshall County Blueberry Festival Labor Day parade!

 

Parade Schedule:
Parade Entry Lineup – 7:00 a.m.
Fun Run – 8:30 a.m.
Blueberry Stomp 5K & 15K Road Race – 9:00 a.m.
Parade – 9:30 a.m. 

 

Stay tuned in for next weeks blog on all there is to do at the Marshall County Blueberry Festival!

(All information is found on the Blueberry Festival and Ancilla College webpages!) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beyond the Blueberry (Part 1) http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/index.php/2016/08/18/beyond-the-blueberry-part-1/ http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/index.php/2016/08/18/beyond-the-blueberry-part-1/#comments Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:30:02 +0000 Hannah http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/?p=2169 Read More »]]> Most of us have heard of the Blueberry Festival. If you haven’t…The Marshall County Blueberry Festival is held annually over labor day weekend. This years dates are Sept. 2-5 and they’re celebrating their 50th anniversary! The festival is the largest 4 day festival in Indiana. Stay tuned into our blogs to find out what else there’s to do inside of the festival because below you’ll find a list of what there is to do ‘beyond the blueberry!’

 

1. Culver Academies

Culver Academy Naval Building

Located in Culver, Indiana is the gorgeous campus of the Culver Military Academy (CMA). It is a boy and girl military academy with students from all over the world. Aside from it’s amazing diversity of students it’s a beautiful place to walk through for site seeing as well. There you will find a chapel, naval building, sail boats, and the well known woodcraft camp!

  • During Labor Day weekend the Academy will be hosting the Lake Maxinkuckee “Gift of Warmth” Film Festival! Takes place Friday evening  at Culver Academies Epply Auditorium. Saturday evening activities will take place at the Town Park beginning at 6 pm with a picnic, live music and an outdoor movie. The entrance fee is gently used or new items of winter clothing for school age children or monetary donations which will be used to help defray heating costs. Donations will help Culver area stay warm this winter.

2. Barn Quilt Trail

Indiana’s first Barn Quilt Trail celebrates the history of agriculture, time-honored tradition of quilting, the community’s passion for art, community pride and Hoosier Hospitality. There’s no better way to experience the culture and history of rural Northern Indiana than by hitting the road to travel through the gently rolling countryside. In the spring of 2009, this journey became even more inviting as colorful quilt-block murals started to adorn historic barns, family homesteads and public spaces. Connecting the communities throughout Marshall County, the Barn Quilt Trail features a series of large murals painted in a variety of quilt patterns on barns, businesses and public spaces in downtown areas including popular Culver and Plymouth. Self-guided trail maps are available online at www.visitmarshallcounty.org (direct link to map) where you’ll also learn more about the barns of Marshall County, the history of the quilt patterns chosen and all the things you can see and do while following the Barn Quilt Trail. The art of quilt making has come full circle since the first women settlers brought it from Europe to America’s shores. Quilts and quilting echo the social and economic history of families and communities; today, appearing in creative new formats, they contribute to the art of modern life, tell stories and – as with the Barn Quilt Trail – bring color and interest to an already beautiful landscape.

3. Potawatomi Wildlife Park

The Potawatomi Tribe once called this region their home, before they were force west in the 1830′s. This quiet 317 acre preserve along the Tippecanoe River includes the site of a rare post-removal Potawatomi village that existed until the early 1850s. Images depict its past, as well as an 1834 cabin, the oldest structure in Marshall County. Displays in the Interpretive Center give a glimpse of the area’s rich history and nature. Visitors can hike five miles of trails through woodlands and prairie. You may spot turkey, waterfowl and deer along the way, as well as a wide variety of birds.

4. Shop Local

Everyone loves shopping in one way or another. In our downtown areas we have plenty of small town shops where you’ll find the perfect hidden treasures.

 

Bremen: Encore Consignment Shop, Horse Saddle Shop, and Rentown County Stores.

Culver: Civvies, Diva, Elizabeth’s Garden, and Fisher & Company Clothiers.

Plymouth: A.S.K. for Flowers, Earthworks, Felke Florist, Fernbaugh’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, King’s Jewelry, Na Rie Simple Treasures, Retro Girl, Simply Thymes 2, Treat’s Squire Shop, Whiteman-Cook Greenhouses, and Yoder’s Sports Center.

5. The Center at Donaldson

At The Center at Donaldson you can pray, attend college classes, retire to an independent living apartment, receive long term nursing care, learn to care for the earth, buy natural beef, participate in a retreat or conference AND learn to weave or create with clay. The Center at Donaldson offers all of this and more. It is an Intergenerational Living and Learning Center, a place for people of all ages and faiths to interact, share, learn, and grow together. We invite you to visit us. Well known attractions for the Center at Donaldson are:

 

Ancilla Beef & Grain Farm: Ancilla Beef & Grain Farm raises crops and animals without the use of potentially harmful additives, providing safe nourishing food. A selection of USDA prime beef is available for sale. For more information or to purchase beef, please call.

The Ancilla Domini Chapel: The Ancilla Domini Chapel dominates the center wing of the main building of the Motherhouse for the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ in the U.S. province. The first Sisters came from Germany in 1868 and settled near Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1918 they purchased property just beyond Donaldson for retreat, rest and recreation. On May 24, 1923, the “Chapel in the Corn Field” was dedicated. The architecture of the Ancilla Domini Chapel expresses a great movement of the human spirit. The neo-Gothic columns of the nave soar up as if reaching toward heaven. The columns are decorated with the ancient Greek and Roman design, the Corinthian style, used often by the Romans in their adaptations of Greek forms. Frances Xavier Zettler of the Royal Barvarian Institute of Munich, Germany designed the German baroque style of stained glass windows. … More history and information here.

Ancilla College: Founded in 1937 by the Catholic religious congregation of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, Ancilla College is a two-year liberal arts college located on an idyllic campus among the lakes and cornfields of northern Indiana.

MoonTree Studios: If you are feeling over scheduled and uninspired, this could be the perfect place to restore your spirit and creativity. You might take a class in weaving, spinning, painting or woodworking at this studio, operated by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, an order of nuns who make their home here. The studio is part of a sprawling complex that includes a college, retirement living, and much more. Classes may be anywhere from one session to six. Lodging for participants is available on the property. Moon Tree also features exhibits by regional artists, some who have their works for sale. Hours are Monday – Friday 9am to 4pm and Saturday by appointment.

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2016 Lake Max Triathlon http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/index.php/2016/08/11/2016-lake-max-triathlon/ http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/index.php/2016/08/11/2016-lake-max-triathlon/#comments Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:45:23 +0000 Hannah http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/?p=2093 Read More »]]>

400 meters

11 miles

5K

Awards, great band, & an awesome lunch

 

Saturday, August 13, 2016 will be the annual Lake Max Triathlon hosted by and held at the Culver Academies (Address: 1300 Academy Road, Culver, Indiana). The adult triathlon will begin at 8:30 AM with packet pick-up will be from 6:30 AM – 7:45 AM. Participants must attend a mandatory pre-race meeting at 8:15 AM. For kids registration will remain open until 9:15 AM and the kids triathlon will start off at 10:30 AM. KIDS Triathlon age groups are: 5-7, 8-10 and 11-12.  (Kids Triathlon: Not USA Triathlon Sanctioned event.) The kids triathlon course with remain on the Culver Academies campus and will not be held on any roads to assure children safety.

 

Overview

  • Swim 400 meter in Lake Maxinkuckee – The swim will begin next to the Naval Building and swim out around three large buoys and finish in front of the Naval Building for transition to the bike.
  • Bike 11 miles around Lake Maxinkuckee – The bike will exit the Academy from the Naval Building east on side walk to SR 117, North on SR 117 to SR 10, West on SR 10 to Lake Shore Drive, through town to Main Street, South on Main Street to West Shore Drive, proceed around Lake Maxinkuckee from West Shore to East Shore Drive and finish at the Naval Building.
  • Run 5 Kilometer – From Naval Building transition point, run west the sidewalk along lake front through Indian Trail to Beach House Lodge, run on Lake Shore Drive to School Street, turn right. Turn right to Academy Road. From Academy Road turn right to Hockey Rink, through parking lot and run to lawn behind Chapel, turn right to Health Center lawn to finish line by Naval Building.
  • Party by the lake. Chef catered lunch: Pastas, fresh salads, breads, fruit, vegetables, drinks, and our own special delicious high energy cookies created by chef Larry; Free Massages; Rock Concert; Free Beer garden and beautiful views of Lake Maxinkuckee.

Kids Triathlon Overview

 

Ages 5-7: 

  • 50 meter swim
  • 1 mile bike
  • ½ Mile run

Ages 8-10: 

  • 75 meter swim
  • 1 mile bike
  • 1 mile run 

Ages 11 – 12:

  • 75 meter swim
  • 1 mile bike
  • 1 mile run 
  • All races contained on campus grounds. We will not be on the roads.

Video: 2015 Lake Max Triathlon


Not taking part in the triathlon? Please still free to come out and have a good time while supporting the athletes! It’s always a good day out at Lake Maxinkuckee. 

 

All information, pictures, and video are from the Culver Academies.

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Ancilla College ~ Resident Hall Blessing http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/index.php/2016/07/19/ancilla-college-resident-hall-blessing/ http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/index.php/2016/07/19/ancilla-college-resident-hall-blessing/#comments Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:00:28 +0000 Hannah http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/?p=2033 Read More »]]> Yesterday was the Blessing Ceremony for the new resident hall out at Ancilla College. Not only was there a blessing ceremony for the new resident hall, but the official name for the first resident and dining hall were revealed.

The first resident hall that was built and used for the first time in 2015 will now be known as, Hardesty Hall, named after Mr. James Hardesty. Although Mr. Hardesty has now since passed his nephew, Chuck Hardesty, was there in attendance to share some words on his uncles accomplishments.

The dining hall at Ancilla was finished with construction in the beginning of 2016, but has yet to be used for a full school year. During the blessing of the new resident hall the bishop also went through and bless the dining hall and officially ready for the upcoming school year. The dining all will now be known as, Zirkle Commons, named after the current Ancilla College President. Mr. Zirkle was there to say a few words and shared that he was very surprised when he got the news that the dining hall will be named after him and expressed how thankful he is.

Chuck Hardesty

President Zirkle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zirkle Commons: Pictures shown below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beautiful New Resident Hall

 

 

Inside the facility

 

Walking inside to the front lobby area

Stone fireplace in front lobby

Second floor study room

View of lounge area

Chapel

As you can see each dorm has its own personal bathroom and plenty of closet space!

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Top 5 “Summer” Must-Dos in Marshall County… http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/index.php/2016/07/16/top-5-%e2%80%9csummer%e2%80%9d-must-dos-in-marshall-county%e2%80%a6/ http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/index.php/2016/07/16/top-5-%e2%80%9csummer%e2%80%9d-must-dos-in-marshall-county%e2%80%a6/#comments Sat, 16 Jul 2016 13:20:53 +0000 Hannah http://www.visitmarshallcounty.org/travel-blog/?p=2011 Read More »]]>

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School may be starting up real soon, but there is still plenty of summer left in Marshall County.  Here is our Top 5 “Summer” Must-Dos:

  1. Looking for an old fashion a bit of nostalgia?  Head on over to The Original Root Beer Stand complete with carhops, neon signs, and root beer.  Brewed daily, the root beer smells of cinnamon and molasses, order from favorites such as a Chicago style hot dog, burgers, tenderloins, oh do not forget the tasty cheese fries.  Open April-September located at 824 East Lakeshore Drive, Culver IN 46511, contact information 574-842-2122.
  2.  One of only 338 drive-in theaters left in the United States.  Tri-Way Drive-In Theatre will not disappoint.  This drive-in opened its door in 1953 with a single screen.  Today, it operates with four screens and a tasty refreshment stand for your convenience.  So pack up the family and drive in to this classic bringing over 60 years of entertainment to Marshall County.  Open April-October located at 440 Michigan Road, Plymouth IN 46563.
  3. Ready for an afternoon on on the links?  You’ll find plenty of choices to visit tantalizing tee-offs with our six golf courses in Marshall County.  One course maintains 36 well-manicured holes, and one is a member of the Indiana Pete Dye Golf Trail.  Here is a list the list, Swan Lake Resort, Mystic Hills Golf Club, Sprig-O-Mint, Plymouth County Club, Plymouth Rock Golf, and Tri-Way Golf Club.
  4. You can put a fabulous dinner together, buy cut flowers for your centerpiece, browse locally made crafts and pick out perennial and bedding plants for your garden all in one stop.  Visit any of the four Farmer’s Markets in Plymouth, Bremen, Culver, and Bourbon weekly beginning in May-October.  The Vendors raise their own vegetables, fruits, and herbs, so be sure to take your time and enjoy the market.
  5.  Blueberries are central to this county, and what better to celebrate that than the Marshall County Blueberry Festival, September 2-5, 2016.  Marshall County at one time produced 1/3 of Indiana’s blueberries. Since the county is largely agricultural, it seemed fitting to call it the Marshall County Blueberry Festival.
    Admission to the festival is FREE with over 540 craft and commercial vendors and over 130 food vendors, you will not be disappointed. Also, the festival will be celebrating it’s 50th year anniversary so be sure to attend to catch all the celebrating!

 

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