Even though I’ve moved to Chicago and attended multiple fests, I still haven’t found any fests that compare to the deep-fried deliciousness of the Indiana State Fair! I stuck with old favorites for the most part (see my Indiana State Fair 2018 post for last year’s picks), with a couple of new items thrown in.
As long as I’ve lived in Indiana, I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to finally get to Indiana Dunes! Staying in the area a couple of nights allowed some time to explore the area a bit and experience some of the sights and foods in the Michigan City area.
If you’re looking for a fun, free holiday event, but want to avoid the crowds of the larger cities nearby, the annual Fortville Winterfest is the place to go. Held on the first Saturday in December and located near Fishers, it’s not too far of a drive for Indy residents and is the perfect way to spend a Saturday kicking off the holiday season with family or friends.
Held in Center Green where the Farmer’s Market is located during the warmer months, this was the inaugural year of the Carmel Christkindlmarkt and it is a must-do for the holiday season. There’s food, drinks, shopping, music and even ice skating!
The Indiana Conference for Women has been an event I’ve attended for the past 3 years, and have seen it grow and improve each time.