Top 10 Hands-on Learning Experiences

Top 10 Things to Learn in Festival Country Indiana

1. How to 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


2. How to do Yoga with Goats

Goat Yoga is rare in Indiana, but you can enjoy it here every Saturday from May through September. Bring your yoga mat and enjoy yoga with baby goats. 

Tagalong Farms Boutique and Gifts

251 E. Jefferson St., Franklin


3. How to Create the Perfect Bouquet

Come to P&D Flower Farm, a U-pick flower farm, and create your own flower bouquet.

P&D Flower Farm

7749 E. 1000 North, Indianapolis


4. How to Paraglide

Midwest Powered Paragliding trains safe paragliding pilots and sells top quality gear. Visit their website and fill out the form to get started.

Midwest Powered Paragliding

Franklin Flying Field, 3477 S. 200 East, Franklin


5. How to Shoot a Bow and Arrow

Be sure to make at stop at central Indiana’s largest indoor archery range, where you can shoot up to 40 yards on one of their 24 lanes! Honey Creek Tackle also offers a 3-D shoot, where you can aim for one of 30 targets hidden among the “evergreens.”

Honey Creek Tackle

2380 N. State Road 135, Bargersville


6. Learning New Trades

People come from all over the United States to learn woodworking, glass blowing, stone carving, blacksmith work and jewelry making from the world's top instructors and practitioners of those arts.

Marc Adams School of Woodworking

5504 E. 500 North, Franklin


7. How to Paint Watercolor (and other painting techniques)

At PortalUnlimited you can take various painting and drawing classes with professional artist Dianna Porter. These classes are perfect for those with an interest in pursuing art, even if you’re just a beginner!


10 Plummer St., Bargersville


8. How to Skydive

Learn how to skydive, one of the more memorable here in Festival Country!

Explore Freefall skydiving

Franklin Flying Field

3477 S. 200 East, Franklin 

Highly Dangerous skydiving center

Franklin Flying Field

3477 S. 200 East, Franklin

9. How to Design Your Own Home Décor

At Simplify, you can create a custom piece for your home during one of their do-it-yourself workshops which are perfect for a girls night out!


44 N. Jackson St., Franklin


10. How Festival Country Came to Be

Explore exhibits tracing the local history from its geological beginnings to the pioneer days to the foot tapping 1950s. This free museum will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about Festival Country.

Johnson County Museum of History

135 N. Main St., Franklin