Weekend Update: Holiday Farmhouse Feast & Lafayette Master Chorale Performance

Lafayette-West Lafayette 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 or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

This Saturday, November 4, partake of a lunch of great food and laughter at the Holiday Farmhouse Feast at The Farm at Prophetstown! Enjoy a homemade meal in the 1920’s Gibson Farmhouse, featuring fresh ingredients from The Farm. This will mark the last farm-to-table dinner of the season!  The meal will be buffet/family style and include ham, fried chicken, traditional sides and dessert. Socialize and make new friends, visit the farm animals and feed the chickens! It will be an afternoon of merriment and fun!

Farm to Table Dinner

Farm to Table Dinner

The evening of November 4, the Lafayette Master Chorale begins the season with the elegant Requiem of Gabriel Faure. With its soaring melodies and dramatic harmonies, this piece remembers those who have gone before. Combined with Arvo Part’s Da Pacem Domine, Faure’s luscious Cantique de Jean Racine and Peter Lutkin’s beloved The Lord Bless You and Keep You, the gentle but powerful music is sure to leave you with a feeling of serenity.

Lafayette Master Chorale

Lafayette Master Chorale

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

 

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Weekend Update: Farm Fun & Extension Gardens Open House

Chef Lauren talking at a Farm Dinner!

Chef Lauren talking at a Farm Dinner!

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.

Ladies enjoy a Farm to Table meal.

Ladies enjoy a Farm to Table meal.

This Saturday, August 12, enjoy a full day of fun at the Farm at Prophetstown. In the 1920’s many farm homes boasted a piano and a Victrola.  Home entertainment was still very popular.  Come out to the Gibson Farmhouse from 1-5pm for an afternoon of musical exploration! How had the radio influenced musical interest?  Who were the popular artists of the 1920’s? Try your hand at their player piano and listen to music from their Victrola. Following this musical day, stay for a five-course meal in the 1920’s Gibson Farmhouse, featuring fresh ingredients from The Farm. Socialize and make new friends!  Please note reservations are required for this event.

Enjoy the beauty of nature the following day, August 13, during the 2017 Extension Gardens Open House. Tour the Demonstration, Display, Idea, and Community Gardens! There will be children’s activities that include face painting along with hay rides to view the Community Gardens. A scavenger hunt will be taking place and hot dogs are free to all that complete the hunt! Light refreshments, lemonade and cookies, will also be provided. 

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

Weekend Update: Family Day at The Farm & Mosey Down Main Street

Family fun at The Farm!

Family fun at The Farm!

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.

It’s Family Day at The Farm at Prophetstown this Saturday, June 3! Enjoy demonstrations, music, games, food, plenty of animals to see, trolley rides and more. Have you ever participated in a food eating contest? You can! There will be a pie eating contest at 12:00pm. Yum! Also, Scott Greeson has performed all around the Midwest and will be putting on a show in the barn from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

More family fun takes place Saturday night! Head downtown for a free family friendly event, Mosey Down Main Street. With three stages of music, outdoor food, beer, and wine sales as well as street performers, sidewalk chalk and hand made Hula hoops, Drum circles, DJ’s, belly dancers and balloon animals, this is a night not to be missed!

Mosey!

Mosey!

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

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.

Weekend Update: Colt World Series and Farm Olympics

coltworld_aWeekend 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 or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

This Friday, August 5 marks the 48th year, Lafayette will be host to the Colt World Series at Loeb Stadium. This season 10 teams will be competing for the championship from across the globe. Good luck to all the baseball players competing! It is sure to be another exciting year! The teams play from August 5 through August 10, 2016.

Farm Olympics! Head to The Farm at Prophetstown to celebrate this year’s Summer Olympics. Try your hand at their farm obstacle course. Compete in five timed obstacles, for a chance to stand on the podium at their closing ceremonies. Three winners will receive prizes from The Farm! Compete from 12:30pm – 1:30pm. Closing ceremonies will be held in the barn at 2:00pm. You won’t want to miss this family friendly event!

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

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Summer Fun at the Farm at Prophetstown

Farm during a spring storm!

Farm during a spring storm!

Summer fun has hit our area and a must see attraction is the Farm at Prophetstown in West Lafayette, Indiana. Home to chickens, pigs, cows, horses and more, this farm will bring smiles to your face and enjoyment for all.

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. Barn chores are done each day at 8 am and 3 pm and everyone is invited – especially children – to help in feeding the livestock, collecting eggs, and working in the garden.

Farm HoneyThis summer a plethora of special events are taking place at the farm from ice cream socials to specialty 5 course farm dinners to prairie parties. Their farm dinners are amazing! In June they featured a meal including smoked baby back ribs, sweet corn chowder, tomato basil tower, garlic beef tenderloin and a puff pastry with raspberries. The baby back ribs just fell off the bone and melted in my mouth! (Please note they have a vegetarian option also.) For a complete list of events check out the Farm’s Facebook page.

The animals- as we shared, yes, this is a working farm.  Check out these adorable farm animal photos. Share with us your favorite pic!!

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Gloria the turkey 2Farm 2015.4Please note: admission to grounds is included in the state park entrance gate fee. For more information about the farm and other attractions in our area, please visit www.HomeofPurdue.com.

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Lafayette-West Lafayette Weekend Update: Family Day at the Farm & Tour the Town

Such a cute little duckling at the Farm at Prophetstown!

Such a cute little duckling at the Farm at Prophetstown!

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 or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Family Day is back at the Farm at Prophetstown! Please join the fun filled day on The Farm on Saturday, June 4. They will have demonstrations, blacksmithing, games, food, plenty of animals to see and more. Don’t forget to join in the  pie eating contest at 12:00pm! This event is FREE with park admission. Trolley rides will also be available throughout the day for $3 per person.

Have you ever toured our 2 great cities? You can this Saturday, June 4 during “CityBus” Tour the Town. This is a free guided tour on Saturday mornings in downtown Lafayette. A volunteer tour guide shares facts about landmarks, people and community history while traveling by bus from downtown Lafayette to Purdue University and back. There are two tours each Saturday now through August 20. The bus departs at Fifth and Main streets at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The tour is available on a first-come, first-served basis. It lasts approximately 50 minutes and returns to the starting point. Great for visitors and locals alike, the tour is operated in conjunction with the Lafayette Farmers Market.

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

Weekend Update: Boo at the Zoo & Fall Festival at Prophetstown State Park and the Farm

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 or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Boo at the Zoo will be back and better than ever this Halloween! This “hauntingly-friendly” event is perfect for your pre-school and elementary school-aged children. The event features a nightly kid’s costume contest, fun games, encounters with their Animal Ambassadors, and the Enchanted Train Ride. This night of delights also includes live entertainment and the Columbian Park Kiddie Rides. (Please note this event takes place October 21-23!)

Prophetstown Scarecrows!

Prophetstown Scarecrows!

It’s Fall Festival at Prophetstown State Park this weekend! Join everyone for a weekend of fun fall festivities – whether it’s a popular Halloween activity in the campground, like trick-or-treating or campsite decorating contests, a hike to see scarecrows along the trail, a hayride through the prairie, or take a step back in time at the Native American village to enjoy a harvest celebration. On Saturday, October 24, enjoy a wholesome day of fall family fun at the Farm at Prophetstown! Bob for apples, learn about Halloween history, paint a mini- pumpkin, complete the farm scavenger hunt and get a treat bag. Enjoy free popcorn and apple cider with everyone.

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

Weekend Update: 20th Annual Global Fest & Farm Country Fair

Global Fest

Global Fest

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 or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Where can you find a multitude of cultural diversity and learn about all the diverse cultures of our community? The 20th Annual Global Fest held on Saturday, September 5, from 10 am – 7 pm at the Morton Center.  Enjoy this celebration of West Lafayette’s many cultures with ethnic food, imported handcrafts, free entertainment, and cultural booths. This is a great place to bring your children or friends to learn about cultures from all over the world.

Calves at The Farm 2015.2It’s back! The Country Fair at the Farm at Prophetstown State Park located within Prophetstown State Park! The line-up of special events includes a draft horse team, pie eating contest, wood stove demos, folk music by Joe Peters and Linda Hicks, games, blacksmith, trolley rides, antique farm equipment and more! Meet Mr. Bojangles (miniature horse), feed the chickens, pet the sheep, and admire the beautiful horses and cows! We can’t forget the pigs! They may be smelly, but watch them lay around, eat and oink!

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