Top 10 Hands-on Experiences

Top 10 Hands-on Experiences in Festival Country Indiana

1. Make delicious sushi

Come to Yokohama Japanese Cuisine and Sushi at noon every Sunday to learn how to make sushi. Reservations to participate in the class are required.

Yokohama Japanese Cuisine and Sushi

67 N. Madison Ave., Greenwood

317-859-1888

yokohamagreenwood.com 

2. Experience a traditional English tea setting

Make reservations for the Duchess Tea at Sassafras Tea Room. You'll experience a touch of England, with two teas, scones, three finger sandwiches and a tower of treats. 

Sassafras Tea Room

229 N. Madison Ave., Greenwood

317-888-8449

sassafrastearoom.com

3. Design the perfect bouquet

Come to Dollie's Farm, a U-pick flower farm, and create your own flower bouquet.

Dollie's Farm

3961 N. 425 East, Franklin

317-797-7749

dolliesfarm.com

4. Hit the hat and pendant bar

Head to Small Town Girl Boutique to design your own pendant, trucker hat or cowboy hat with a variety of embellishments.

Small Town Girl Boutique

110 W. Jefferson St., Franklin

317-604-6575

small-town-girl-boutique-llc.square.site

5. Make your own plant

The succulent bar at The Grove offers the chance to pick out a pot, a succulent and whatever decorations you desire. 

301 E. Jefferson St., Franklin

317-443-4782

thegrovebb.com


6. Throw an axe

There are three places to learn the fun sport of axe throwing, which is definitely a bucket list experience.

Hoosier Brewing Company

147 S. Madison Ave., Greenwood

317-696-7765

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Johnson County Axe Throwing

6001 N. U.S. 31, Whiteland

317-809-7401

johnsoncountyaxethrowing.com

Outer Edge Axe Lounge

378 Western Blvd., Greenwood

317-903-4995

outeredgeaxe.com

7. Create your own pottery

Schedule a one-on-one or small group lesson with WaddleWorks Studio and learn how to throw, spin and shape clay into your own custom creation. 

The Nook Gallery

102 W. Pearl St., Trafalgar

317-878-9789

thenookgallery.com 

If you'd rather paint pre-made pottery, visit uPaint Pottery Studio to choose from a variety of options and customize it to your style.

uPaint Pottery Studio

3113 W. Smith Valley Road, Greenwood

317-893-5700

upaintpotterystudio.com

8. Decorate a cake

At Cake Kreations, you can choose a freshly baked cake or cupcake, then use a wide variety of icings, candies and decorations to design your own edible artwork.

Cake Kreations

1251 N. U.S. 31, Greenwood

317-970-7106

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9. Sign us up

Board & Brush offers fun wood sign and wood crafting workshops.

Board & Brush

200 W. Main St., Greenwood

317-750-5748

boardandbrush.com/greenwood/

10. Create your own candle

Opening April 2024, Woven Co. Candle Studio will be a pour-your-own candle shop where you can create your own custom fragrance and shop from local vendors. 

Woven Co. Candle Studio

200 E. Jefferson St., Franklin

wovencocandles.com


Bonus: For an adventurous experience, try paragliding with Midwest Powered Paragliding. Visit their website and fill out the form to get started. 

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