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Get the inside scoop about travel to Festival Country Indiana with our blog

If you’re traveling to Festival Country Indiana, make the most of your vacation by reading our blog to see what the locals and experts say. Learn the latest happenings for last minute travel, find out about local music and local food, and explore fun things to do in the summer, fall, winter and spring.

Poster of Historic Artcraft Theatre created

A poster series featuring iconic spots throughout Festival Country Indiana kicked off this month with the completion of the first poster, which features The Historic Artcraft Theatre in Franklin.

Authentic Holiday Experiences

If you want to try something fun this holiday season – and maybe even start a new holiday tradition – head to Festival Country Indiana, located just south of Indianapolis.

10 Ways to Enjoy the Holiday Season Just South of Indy

If you’re looking to make memories and enjoy holiday fun, here are 10 ways to enjoy the holiday season just south of Indianapolis.

Find Artisan-made Candles South of Indy

Learn about the artisan candles made right here in Festival Country Indiana.

Skeletons Take Over Downtown Franklin

Downtown Franklin is a little spookier in October now that three dozen businesses and organizations are displaying skeletons in various poses and outfits inside and outside their buildings.

Authentic Autumn in Festival Country Indiana

Autumn has arrived in Festival Country Indiana, and that means great leaf viewing opportunities and plenty of fall fun like corn mazes, pumpkin patches and fall festivals.

Praise Acres

If you’re looking for a peaceful place to walk on a nature trail, have a picnic or do a photo shoot, head to Praise Acres in Bargersville.

The perfect time (and place) for disc golf

Festival Country Indiana is home to four awesome disc golf courses, including one that just opened this summer. The courses are beautiful and enjoyable in the spring and summer, but they’re even better in the fall.

See Colorful Murals and Watch Two Get Painted

Enjoy a drive around Festival Country Indiana and check out the colorful murals that decorate the buildings in our communities. And, in August, see two getting painted.

The Live Music Makes Festival Country Indiana so Festive

Part of what makes Festival Country Indiana so festive is the live music scene. Get your music fix just south of Indianapolis.

Vintage & Antique Finds

Antique shopping is one of the big up and coming trends that you definitely don’t want to miss out on. We’re all unique people and deserve unique decorations that match that.

The Top Hoosier Tenderloins – and the Full Story

Two long-time residents of Festival Country Indiana (and tenderloin aficionados) scoured the area for the best Hoosier tenderloins. Here's what they found.

Seeing a Movie at The Historic Artcraft Theatre is a Must-do Experience

I’ve seen plenty of movies, but up until recently I never had the privilege of experiencing a film at The Historic Artcraft Theater in Franklin. I’d been told it’s more than a movie, it’s an experience. That turned out to be very true.

Bring Your Pet to Festival Country

Do you love to travel but hate having to find a restaurant where you can sit outside with your dog, a hotel that accepts pets, or things to do with your pet? Well, you don’t have to worry because here in Festival Country Indiana, you can bring your pet with you!

Learning how to Make Sushi is a Blast

If you love sushi, you’ve probably thought about how cool it would be to make your own. Now you can, by taking the beginner sushi making class at Yokohama Japanese Cuisine and Sushi in Festival Country Indiana, just south of Indianapolis.

Goat Yoga and Farm Animals Yoga are Must-do Activities

If you want to feel refreshed, both mentally and physically, in just an hour, goat yoga and farm animal yoga are for you. While such yoga is hard to find, especially around the Midwest, you can find them in Festival Country Indiana, just south of Indianapolis.

Freedom Festival is a Must-See Event

Festival season is in full swing in Festival Country Indiana, and one of the can’t-miss events is Greenwood Freedom Festival on June 30.

The Farm Girl: Shopping Shabby Chic Local

Repurposed goods and vintage farmhouse style decorations can be found in many places, but Festival Country Indiana’s own Farm Girl Mercantile stands out among the crowd.

The History Behind Festival Country Indiana

The wonders of Johnson County are tucked away, waiting to be explored, at The Johnson County Museum of History

Fun for Train Lovers

If you’re a train enthusiast, plan a trip to Festival Country Indiana for train rides, to see an elaborate model train layout, and to learn about the area’s train history at a train-themed museum.

Great Spots for Outdoor Dining in Festival Country Indiana

One of the best parts of spring is when the restaurants start opening up their patios for dining again. Festival Country Indiana, located just south of Indy, has plenty of places that combine tasty food with the ambiance of outdoor seating.

An awesome festival season begins now

There's nothing better than getting away and enjoying an authentic festival that celebrates great music as well as local food, drinks and goods. One of the best places for festivals and events is Festival Country Indiana, located just south of Indy.

These Easter Events are Worth the Trip

An Easter egg hunt for adults? A Bunny Brunch event with all the fun for kids plus cocktails for the adults?Easter is a little more festive in Festival Country Indiana, located just south of Indy.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day South of Indy

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day, and some of the best celebrations are just south of Indy.

Celebrate getting away this spring

The cure for spring fever isn't cleaning the house. It's cleaning out the back of the vehicle so there's room for a suitcase. This is the perfect time for wine, flowers and a B&B experience.

Check out these perfect ways to get out and play this spring

Great golf courses, air sports like skydiving and paragliding, and plenty of craft brewpubs are just south of Indy in Festival Country Indiana.

Winter Fun

There's nothing like sledding or cross-country skiing, followed by a stop at a local coffeehouse or tea room.

Fun Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner and dancing to celebrate Valentine’s Day or are looking for Valentine’s fun for the whole family, you’ll have to check out these fun ways to celebrate just south of Indy.

Music, Food and Drinks to Make the Winter More Festive

To beat the winter blues, there are some great opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy some great food, drinks and live music.

Franklin one of “55 Best Small Towns to Visit on a Road Trip of America”

The City of Franklin has been named one of the “55 Best Small Towns to Visit on a Road Trip of America.” Franklin was included in the feature by www.AutoAccessoriesGarage.com. It was one of only 10 Midwest destinations featured, and it was the only one in Indiana.

Ring in the New Year in a Festive Way

If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate New Year’s Eve and have an enjoyable weekend getaway, Festival Country Indiana is the place to be.

Thanksgiving Fun South of Indy

Have fun south of Indy with a Thanksgiving day race and a Stretchy Pants Party.

Indy Bacon Week is Nov. 13-19, 2017

Everything is better with bacon. This week you can enjoy $5 bacon specials throughout the area during Indy Bacon Week.

The Willard's Tenderloin Named One of Indiana's Best

Tenderloins are definitely a thing in Indiana. And a local restaurant that has become famous for its delicious pork tenderloin sandwiches just finished as one of the Top 3 “Best Tenderloins” in Indiana.

Take a Learning Vacation at World-renowned Woodworking School Just South of Indy

People come from all across the world to study not only woodworking, but also glass blowing, concrete casting, stone carving, blacksmithing and jewelry making.

Make Memories With These Top 10 Holiday Experiences Just South of Indy

If you're looking to make memories this holiday season, check out these 10 things to do just south of Indy in Festival Country Indiana.

Check Out These Pre-holiday Shopping Experiences

Here are five must-do shopping experiences south of Indy

Cool Antique Finds

Check out the 10 coolest items I found in our antique and salvage shops

Five Things You Must Do Before Summer Ends

Summer is almost over and if you're anything like me, you probably haven't taken enough days to enjoy these warm days before they're gone.

California Native Living in New York Finds Plenty of Fun South of Indy

So, how do you entertain someone who travels the world looking for great craft brews, wine, cocktails and adventures?

Are You Ready for a Festive Time?

The best thing about being new to Festival Country Indiana, just south of Indy, is that I get to discover all the great places to eat and all the fun things to do. With the 2017 travel season kicking off on Memorial Day weekend, I thought I'd share a bit.