Girlfriend Getaway Contest 2017 Details

Girlfriends Getaway PrestartWe are celebrating fall fun with our Girlfriend Getaway Contest 2017 worth over $500! Here are some special details about the local places who have donated:

  • Rest in a lovely hotel room with luxury bedding and amenities galore from an indoor pool/whirlpool, fitness center, outdoor firepit and more! Where? Courtyard by Marriott
  • Arni’s Pizza is best known for their savory pizza and the Arni’s Junior Salad. This has been a local hotspot for many years!
  • Triple XXX or Route 66 are known for their root beer and chopped steak burgers, but we love their breakfasts, which offer homemade biscuits and gravy, Belgium waffles, corned beef hash and much, much more.
  • Town & Gown: Flowers galore can be found in this beautifully landscaped outdoor patio. Smell the fresh flowers as you feast on light and fluffy pancakes, rich and flavorful biscuits and gravy, and decadent cocktails.
  • “Thank goodness for great food!”? Every time we make a visit to Bruno’s Pizza and Big O’s Sports Room in West Lafayette, Indiana, we have this feeling of jubilation!
  • Kathy’s Kandies: Satisfy your sweet tooth with truffles, gourmet popcorn, cakes, toffee, shakes and smoothies, licorice, artisan chocolates; need we say more!
  • Beverage Heaven…  They are known not just for their frozen custard but also their fruit drinks and flavored sodas. Where? Igloo Frozen Custard
  • 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.
  • Nine Irish Brothers serves up traditional Irish pub fare in a lively, tavern setting! Every dish at Nine Irish has a unique flavor combination that artfully combines the recipes of old with some modern inspiration.
  • People’s Brewing Company is a hidden gem in Lafayette-West Lafayette. Guests pull up to what is 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.
  • Scarlett’s Red Velvet, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Miss Princess, Cotton Candy, Wedding Cake, and Kentucky Bourbon Pie; these are just a small selection of fun flavors of cupcakes at Gigi’s Cupcakes.
  • Did you know you can create your own floral designs at Rubia Flowers! Led by one of their designers, you and your friends will create a seasonal arrangement that you can take home at the end of the night.
  • Enjoy meeting the many farm animals at The Farm located within the state park., hike the park trails and embrace the utter beauty of nature at Prophetstown State Park.
  • Have you ever come face-to-face with a wolf? Wolf Park gives you the extraordinary opportunity of meeting numerous wolves, coyotes, and foxes; each have their very own story and background to share!
  • Tour the the building that was once featured at the St. Louis Worlds Fair, Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art! It holds some of the most historic and valued Indiana art pieces in the state!
  • Test your mini golf skills at Monster Mini Golf: 18-holes of surprises, twists, and turns! What’s the catch? It’s all in the dark with neon monsters around every corner!
  • 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!

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

Foodies Wanted Contest 2017 Details

Foodies Wanted FB AdWe are celebrating summer fun with our Foodies Wanted Contest 2017 worth over $500! Here are some special details about the local places who have donated:

  • Enjoy a newly renovated overnight stay at the Hampton Inn-Lafayette and wake up to partake in a complimentary continental breakfast.
  • Bruno’s Pizza: Established in 1955, this restaurant not only offers some of the best pizza around, but fine dishes such as Veal Cordon Bleu, Fettuccini A La Bruno (classic fettuccini with tender shrimp), and amazing manicotti with the perfect blend of cheeses.
  • Where else do you get the chance to taste the world-famous Duane Purvis Burger with spread of peanut butter on it besides Triple XXX / Route 66? No where! Come and see why this diner was featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives!
  • Arni’s Pizza is best known for their savory pizza and the Arni’s Junior Salad. This has been a local hotspot for many years!
  • Give your tastebuds an experience like never before at Kathy’s Kandies with homemade treats such as: gourmet popcorn, scrumptious truffles, and fluffy pastries!
  • The owners of Parthenon Greek American Grill are from Cyprus and work here each day, their authentic Greek food will not disappoint, travel the world and find no better Gyros!
  • East End Grill is offering modern fare, fabulous service in a cozy atmosphere. This is one of Lafayette’s newest restaurants and quickly becoming one of the community’s favorite places to eat.
  • Taste the whipped, silky texture of decadent frozen custard at the Igloo Frozen Custard, serving happy customers since 1932.
  • Learn how salt water shrimp are raised right here in Indiana at the RDM Shrimp Farm! You will have an opportunity to talk to the owners, tour the facility, learn the shrimp farming process and then have an opportunity to purchase some shrimp if you would like.
  • The prairies come alive with color in summer at Indiana’s newest state park, Prophetstown State Park. The park offers camping, swimming, hiking, biking, birding, wildlife observation, and more.
  • Home to chickens, pigs, cows, horses and more, this farm will bring smiles to your face and enjoyment for all. Bring the family out for an up close and personal tour of The Farm at Prophetstown, with possibly a personal trolley ride through the prairie.
  • Join a chorus of spectacular wolves in their natural habitat at Wolf Park’s popular Howl Nights. The park is home to several packs of gray wolves, plus foxes, coyotes and bison and is the only park of its kind in the country.
  • Recapture 18th Century life at the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon. Experience military demonstrations, foods prepared over an open fire, traditional craftsmen, costumed participants, music and dance.

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

Fun, Food & Fests Contest Winner

Contest winner

Contest winner John

We have the winners of our “Fun, Food & Fests Contest 2017″ contest worth over $500! Congratulations to Elisabeth and John from Lafayette, Indiana!

Elisabeth shares, ”Thank you so much! We are so excited. We love Purdue, West Lafayette and Lafayette so much and are proud to call it home. This package includes some of our favorite places, as well as some new locations to visit and check out. We are looking forward to using these this summer; it makes our summer “bucket list” even more fun. We will be sure to take pictures of our family using the prizes and share them with Home of Purdue. You’ve just made our day!!!”

Thanks to all who participated in this latest contest! Stay tuned for our next big contest/package we will be hosting in July.

Taste of Lafayette-West Lafayette Contest 2016 Details

Taste of Lafayette 2016 Prestart[1]Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, has 7 fabulously fun contests this year.  The current contest features all the amazing food in our area.  The competition started on Monday, September 12, and we want to share why each business who has donated to these packages is so great!

  • Enjoy a visit to the classy and historical Union Club Hotel, an icon to Boilermaker country since 1924.
  • Arni’s Pizza is best known for their savory pizza and the Arni’s Junior Salad. This has been a local hotspot for many years!
  • Scotty’s Brewhouse offers fabulous service along with delectable bar food including specialty burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads and more!
  • Triple XXX or Route 66 are known for their root beer and chopped steak burgers, but we love their breakfasts, which offer homemade biscuits and gravy, Belgium waffles, corned beef hash and much, much more.
  • “Thank goodness for great food!”? Every time we make a visit to Bruno’s Pizza and Big O’s Sports Room in West Lafayette, Indiana, we have this feeling of jubilation!
  • Kathy’s Kandies: Satisfy your sweet tooth with truffles, gourmet popcorn, cakes, toffee, shakes and smoothies, licorice, artisan chocolates; need we say more!
  • Great food, specials, and atmosphere are the key ingredients to what makes Sgt. Preston’s a dining experience not to be missed (plus home to the largest patio seating in Indiana!)
  • From Velveeta loaded french fries to duck egg roles, the options are interesting at Digby’s Pub.
  • Specialty lattes, coffee, crepes and more at Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co.!  Their crème brûlée coffee is a favorite!
  • Fiber / fabric wall art, fine porcelain & stoneware pottery, hand-made ‘Green Gifts’ and much, much more can be purchased a Grateful Heart Gallery & Gifts where 5 area residents present their craft.
  • Enjoy meeting the many farm animals at The Farm located within the state park., hike the park trails and embrace the utter beauty of nature at Prophetstown State Park.
  • Have you ever come face-to-face with a wolf? Wolf Park gives you the extraordinary opportunity of meeting numerous wolves, coyotes, and foxes; each have their very own story and background to share!
  • Tour the the building that was once featured at the St. Louis Worlds Fair, Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art! It holds some of the most historic and valued Indiana art pieces in the state!
  • Test your mini golf skills at Monster Mini Golf: 18-holes of surprises, twists, and turns! What’s the catch? It’s all in the dark with neon monsters around every corner!
  • Arrowhead Bowl: Bowlers will find great bowling and family fun in a smoke free environment.

Go to www.homeofpurdueblog.com to sign up! Entries will be accepted through Monday, September 19. The winner will be announced via social media after they have been notified. And stay tuned to our next social media contest coming in September – the theme is food!

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Get Outside & Explore Lafayette-West Lafayette Contest Details

Celery Bog Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, has 7 fabulously fun contests this year.  The current contest features going outdoors and exploring our wonderful cities.  The competition started on Monday, August 8, and we want to share why each business who has donated to these packages is so great!

  • Marriott Towneplace Suites: This hotel offers suites with fully equipped kitchens, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, complimentary hots breakfasts and an “In a Pinch” Market with Snacks.
  • Prophetstown State Park: Indiana’s newest state park offers hiking and biking trails, campgrounds, and the farm at Prophetstown where guests can learn about sustainable agriculture, gardening, canning, as well as farm-to-table cooking, sewing and quilting
  • Grateful Heart Gallery & Gifts: 5 artists have joined together their one-of-a-kind art and fine hand-crafted gifts in one gallery for visitors to admire and purchase.
  • Wolf Park: This park offers guests an opportunity to see and visit not only wolves and see how they live, but bison, coyotes, and foxes!
  • Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art: Not only can you find a museum full of Indiana art, but a highly rated mountain bike trail on the grounds. This 7 mile single-track trail has rocks, ledges, bridges, whoop-de-dos, benched areas, drop offs, ramps, and other features.
  • Farm at Prophetstown: Home to chickens, pigs, cows, horses and more, this farm will bring smiles to your face and enjoyment for all.
  • Lafayette Symphony Orchestra: Be swept way on a musical adventure when you attend a lovely performance by this local group of musicians.
  • Monster Mini Golf: Experience 18 holes of fun filled monster mini golf along with arcade games, glow-in-the-dark air hockey table and ticket redemption games such as Ice Ball.
  • Arrowhead Bowl: Bowlers will find great bowling and family fun in a smoke free environment.
  • Arni’s: This local restaurant is a staple in the Lafayette area.  This restaurant which offers pizza, sandwiches, salads and more has been serving the community since 1965.
  • Kathy’s Kandies: Local chocolatier, Kathy, creates homemade truffles, gourmet popcorn, cakes, toffee, shakes and smoothies, licorice, and artisan chocolates!
  • Sgt. Preston’s: Home to a fabulous outdoor patio, this bar offers monthly lunch and dinner specials and live music can usually be heard every Saturday night.  (Please note this bar is 21 and older.)
  • Jane’s Gourmet: This little deli restaurant is serving up homemade soups, sandwiches, sides and more.  Recommend the Farmhouse Ham and Brie with Stonewall Farmhouse Chutney…delicious!
  • Digby’s Pub: Grab a seat on the patio and check out their menu that has something for everyone. From Velveeta loaded French fries to duck egg rolls, the options are interesting.
  • Greyhouse Coffee: This small coffee shop in the heart of Chauncey Village offers crepes, espresso drinks, coffee, gelato, pastries and retail.

Go to www.homeofpurdueblog.com to sign up! Entries will be accepted through Monday, August 15. The winner will be announced via social media after they have been notified. And stay tuned to our next social media contest coming in September – the theme is food!

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Spring Break Staycation Contest 2016 Details!

Arrowhead Bowl

Arrowhead Bowl

Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette is excited to announce our “Spring Break Staycation Contest 2016″ to our two great cities. The competition started on Monday, February 29, 2016 and we want to share why each business that has donated to these packages is so fabulous!

One great winner will win the following package worth over $550!

  • Homewood Suites by HIlton – Lafayette is undergoing a complete renovation including a sophisticated new lodge/lobby area, front desk and business center. Guest room renovations include new TVs, kitchenette appliances and case goods along with new carpet and wall coverings.
  • Have you ever heard the saying “Meet you at Arni’s!” Have you heard this saying before? It is something that can be heard at least once a week at Social Media Specialist, Sara’s home, where she and her family enjoy thin crust pizza, Arni’s salads, garlic bread and more!
  • Bruno’s not only has delicious pizza, but order their fried shrimp and/or catfish entrees and you will leave completely satisfied. In addition, their Swiss menu and decor will make your dinner very memorable.
  • This year, Triple XXX Family Restaurant welcomes Ashley Burkhardt as their first female athlete to have a menu item: the Ashley Burkhardt Chicken and Biscuits.
  • Give your taste buds an experience like never before at Kathy’s Kandies with homemade treats such as: gourmet popcorn, scrumptious truffles, and fluffy pastries!
  • Great service, delicious pizza in a laid back atmosphere can all be found at Puccini’s.
  • Looking for great burgers, drinks, onion rings and more?  Head to Spurlock’s, located downtown Lafayette.
  • One of Lafayette’s newest restaurants located directly across from our courthouse is Digby’s Pub & Patio, serving beef and pork locally sourced and seasonal produce bought locally at the Lafayette Farmers Market.
  • Fiber / fabric wall art, fine porcelain & stoneware pottery, hand-made ‘Green Gifts’ and much, much more can be purchased a Grateful Heart Gallery & Gifts where 5 area residents present their craft.
  • Test your mini golf skills at Monster Mini Golf: 18-holes of surprises, twists, and turns! What’s the catch? It’s all in the dark with neon monsters around every corner!
  • Have you ever come face-to-face with a wolf? Wolf Park gives you the extraordinary opportunity of meeting numerous wolves, coyotes, and foxes; each have their very own story and background to share!
  • The Lafayette Symphony Orchestra offers visitors a glimpse into magical evenings of music and entertainment. Enjoy listening to the beautiful tunes of uplifting music in a performance you will never forget.
  • The Bach Chorale was founded more than four decades ago by a small group of singers who met on Sunday evenings in their homes to sing the great four-part chorales of J.S. Bach. Today the Bach Chorale performs 8 to 10 live performances throughout Lafayette, showcasing great musical talent.
  • Where can you find a billiards room, arcade games, cosmic-bowling, full service snack bar, sports bar, and banquet facilities? Mike Aulby’s Arrowhead Bowl

Go to http://www.homeofpurdueblog.com/?p=7491 to sign up! Entries will be accepted through Monday, March 7, 2016, at 8am. The winner will be announced via social media after they have been notified. And stay tuned to our next social media contest coming in May – the theme is “Celebrate Tourism.”