Weekend Update: Maple Sugar Days & TEDXPURDUEU

Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Maple Sugaring Demonstration at Prophetstown

Maple Sugaring Demonstration at Prophetstown

Join everyone from noon to 4pm March 25th and 26th at the Native American village at Prophetstown State Park for the fourth annual Maple Sugaring Demonstration. Visitors will see, smell, and taste history during this event.  Woodland Indian Educational Program presenters, Jessica and Mark Eaton, will demonstrate historic Native American-style maple sugaring techniques using clay vessels, hot stone boiling, and evaporation in metal kettles.  Help stir the sap, tend the fire, taste the treats, and more.

In celebration of Maple Sugar Days, stop at The Farm at Prophetstown for maple treats on Friday, March 25. They will have maple fudge and their very own, maple bacon popcorn for guests to purchase.  Maple leaf coloring sheets will be available for kids. Explore The Farm and check out Maple Sugaring in the park. On Saturday, March 26, stop at The Farm and make your own maple leaf from clay. Take home your work and turn your maple leaf into a keep sake.  This is a great activity for children!

This Friday, March 25, be prepared to be inspired at TEDXPURDUEU, taking place at Loeb Playhouse. This event is an independently organized TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) event, using storytelling to nurture a culture of innovation through sharing ideas developed by Purdue students, faculty, alumni, and community members with the global TED community. At TEDxPurdueU, several live speakers from diverse fields and schools of thought, such as history, science, education, the arts, engineering, business, and technology, will combine to spark deep discussion and interconnection among our community of lifelong learners.

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For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

March Madness Bar Hop 2017

Beer Milkshake at the PintMarch Madness is finally here! Now that football is over, basketball is key to my sports happiness! Watching the game from home can be fun, but there are many places around Lafayette-West Lafayette to catch the big game.

Jake’s Roadhouse is one of my favorite sports bars on campus, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. All ages are welcome at Jake’s until 9pm. Another favorite place on the west side is The Pint. The Pint offers an ever-changing selection of crafts beers and TVs line the bar (21 and over).

Sgt. Preston's

Sgt. Preston’s

Downtown you could bar hop for each game since there are so many great places to choose from! Sgt. Preston’s is always alive with game watchers and a ski-shot is available to get the fun rolling.  The Vault has pool tables and high top tables that are perfect to watch a game with a group of friends. Chumley’s has the best nachos to snack on during the game along with 50 beers on tap and plenty of local brews to try. DT Kirby’s has all the qualities of a great sports bar- big portions, greasy food and always an upbeat crowd with plenty of screens. Professor Joe’s Sports Pub and Pizzeria– the name says it all! Specialty pizza, The Boilermaker, is the perfect pie to cheer on your Purdue Boilermakers. Get your wing fix at Bobby T’s Pub.  Finally, one of the best places to fill your Mexican cravings during the game is at the 6th Street Dive where their chicken enchiladas are fabulous!

DT Kirby's

DT Kirby’s

Professor Joe's Stromboli

Professor Joe’s Stromboli

The list doesn’t stop here. Check out a full listing of bars and pubs at HomeOfPurdue.com. Boiler Up!

Weekend Update: Bing Davis Exhibit and Winter Workshop, Walking Sticks

Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Do not miss the last weekend to enjoy the Haan Mansion Museum of Art’s latest exhibit: On the Shoulders of Ancestors: the Art Of Willis Bing Davis. Willis “Bing” Davis grew up in a neighborhood where there was a sense of community, where everyone knew who you were, and where great role models made a positive impact on the lives of its residents. While embracing his African-American heritage and culture, Davis creates thought provoking artwork that interweaves native patterns and fabrics and gives a new voice to found objects. Ceramic Ancestral Spirit Vases, masks, paintings and many other ceramic pieces showcase the talent and versatility of this prolific artist. Through his art, he inspires the viewer to explore their human potential and greatness.

IMG_4227Enjoy a hike through Prophetstown State Park during their Winter Workshop, Walking Sticks on Saturday, March 18. A walking stick can aid you in hiking because it takes pressure off your knees and back, and it can help you keep balance on uneven ground.  Walking sticks can be works of art too. The state park will have different methods of design for all ages (only older participants will be allowed to carve with a knife.)

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com

Sweet Treats this Easter from Mammaw’s Sweet Shoppe

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IMG_4529New location, same delicious flavor; Mammaw’s Sweet Shoppe! This past year, Mammaw’s has moved to a new location at 3540 SR 38 East in Lafayette. Their homemade, yummy treats still make your tooth buds soar.

Easter is in one month, and Mammaw’s is creating some pretty spectacular treats.  Enjoy cookies, cupcakes, and custom cakes to celebrate. Planning a wedding? Also, Mammaw’s specializes in some very unique wedding cakes.   Make sure to make a visit to Mammaws!

Photos showcase these treats better than words, so enjoy!

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Cupcake Galore!

Cupcake Galore!

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For more information about this sweet shop and others in Lafayette-West Lafayette, visit HomeOfPurdue.com.

MANcation 2017 Contest Details

2017 MANcation contest FB postNeed a break with the guys? Enter to win a weekend getaway of food, drinks, and entertainment with your buddies in this MANcation contest worth over $500!

Here are some special details about the local places who have donated:

  • Enjoy a visit to the classy and historic Purdue Union Club Hotel, an icon to Boilermaker country since 1924.
  • From Velveeta loaded french fries to duck egg roles, the options are interesting at Digby’s Pub. (Bonus: soon to be patio season, and Digby’s has an awesome outdoor patio with an amazing view of our courthouse.)
  • Located halfway up Chauncey Hill, lies a Purdue University tradition. Triple XXX is one of the most historic landmark restaurants in the Lafayette-West Lafayette area. Founded in 1929, Triple XXX is known for their delicious root beer!
  • Chocolate truffles, cake balls, artisan chocolates; these are just a few items Kathy’s Kandies bakes in her specialty candy shop, located downtown Lafayette.
  • To experience “Hoosier Hospitality” at its finest visit Arni’s where the food is delicious and the service is exceptional.  Arni’s is a staple in the Lafayette area.  This restaurant which offers pizza, sandwiches, salads and more has been serving the community since 1965.
  • Nine Irish Brothers is the place to visit!  It is a gathering place of friends and co-workers, family and teammates, and visitors alike, who can sit back, enjoy a pint of Guinness and eat traditional Irish fare.
  • East End Grill, Lafayette’s newest restaurant serving modern with a twist fare ranging from chopped salads, to burgers & sandwiches and the best steaks and seafood available.
  • Games galore! Merlin’s Beard is a new and unique attraction to the Lafayette area. With over 250 games to choose from, there is a game for everyone!
  • Check out Monster Mini Golf, an indoor 18-hole glow-in-the-dark golf course. Along with mini golf, there are arcade games, glow-in-the-dark air hockey table and ticket redemption games such as ice ball.  While there are monsters all around the course, none of them jump out at you!
  • Create traditions at Mike Aulby’s Arrowhead Bowl and enjoy a night of munching on nachos, drinking a pop, and bowling. Arrowhead Bowl offers some of the best bowling lanes around and later in the evening bowlers can enjoy the Cosmic Express.
  • The Farm at Prophetstown is a real working farm! The livestock enjoy a beautiful, healthy farm/free range setting and crops are grown to be used to feed them throughout the year.
  • Indiana’s newest state park, Prophetstown State Park offers hiking and biking trails and is home to The Farm.
  • People’s Brewing Company is a hidden gem in Lafayette-West Lafayette. Guests pull up to an old loading dock, and within its space is a fun, relaxed bar where locals and visitors enjoy a fresh brew while sharing their day’s stories.
  • It’s a bird, it’s a plane…its kids jumping on trampolines! Get Air is unique for its knocker balls (inflatable bumper balls) and dodge ball room.
  • We left one of our favorite attractions for last; Wolf Park!  Howl, laugh and watch as the wolves interact with each other.  Don’t miss checking out the bison, coyotes, and foxes!

Enter to win this fabulous contest at HomeOfPurdueBlog.com.  Good luck!

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St. Patty’s Day Weekend Update

stpatricksheader16 stpatricksday_cWeekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

It’s St. Patty’s Day Weekend! Join the fun for what very well may be The World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 11, at the intersection of Howard Avenue and Brown Street in West Lafayette, Indiana!  This all-volunteer walking parade kicks off a great day of festivities at both Nine Irish Brothers. At the West Lafayette location, stop in for Irish coffee and breakfast at 10am, join in the parade right outside Nine Irish Brothers doors at 11am, and then come back for an afternoon and evening of great music that includes Lachlan at and The Whiskeybelles at 9 pm.  The Lafayette location is hosting Lachlan at 9pm.

stpatricksday_dFor more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Weekend Update: Highland Reign & Brahms Fest

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DePauw Trio

Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Start your weekend off right and head to Nine Irish Brothers in Lafayette to listen to the band, Highland Reign perform on Friday, March 3. This Scots-American folk rock band from Indianapolis, takes traditional Celtic tunes and breathes a new (rocking) life into them. With over 10,000 CD’s of their most recent release, “Carry On,” Highland Reign has built a reputation for their trademark upbeat vocals, blazing fiddle, catchy lyrics, and wailing bagpipes and guitars. Not only is their music enjoyable and entertaining (you’ll find yourself clapping along, tapping your toe, and maybe even dancing a jig before you know what hits you), but their showmanship is outstanding as well. Patrick, Les, and Brian are great people for spending a fun evening of music and craic.

More musical entertainment take place on Sunday, March 5. Head to Purdue University for the Brahms Fest, a Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society concert. ISO’s Principal Clarinetist David Bellman and members of the Ronen Ensemble will perform Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet Op.115. The DePauw Trio will share the program performing Brahms’ B major Trio for piano, violin and cello.

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com

Get your Wing Fix at Bobby T’s Pub

The mighty wing!

The mighty wing!

Happening Now!  Planning a stay in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana area? Whether you are looking for delicious dining, interesting attractions and shops, enticing events or home away from home lodging—a getaway to Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana is sure to satisfy. Right now the locals are talking about Bobby T’s Pub, Lafayette’s newest bar whose motto is the celebration of libation, authentic fair themed food, live music and more.

We recently made a visit to Bobby T’s to check out all the hype of this fascinating bar and menu. Bailey, Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette Intern shares this. “Looking for a new place to get your wing fix? I highly recommend Bobby T’s on Main Street in Downtown Lafayette. Bobby T’s has a very unique atmosphere; almost as unique as the food! The owner himself told our group about how many attempts he put into each individual dish on the menu until they were absolutely perfect. His wings and homemade potato salad were delicious! I’ll also disclose that I am not a fan of nachos or loaded fries, but Bobby T’s bbq pork fries are beyond heavenly. I would eat them every single day if I could! They have the perfect blend of sweet bbq and spiciness that keeps you wanting more. I highly recommend visiting Bobby T’s if you’re looking for delicious food in the Lafayette – West Lafayette area.”

Loaded fries

Loaded fries

 

The owner also shared they have live entertainment on special nights and plans to have outdoor dining this year.  Make sure you visit Bobby T’s on your next restaurant adventure in Lafayette-West Lafayette.  It will sure to be added to your favorites list!

Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, offers so many Indiana dining opportunities!  Check out all our great restaurants we have to offer at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.