Weekend Update: Fall Craft Show & Mozart Et Al

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.

Shop til’ you drop! On Saturday, October 7, Carnahan Hall presents: Fall Harvest Artisan Crafts & Antiques Show. Nearly 40+ artisans and antique vendors will showcase and sell their handmade crafts. The first 100 visitors will receive a mystery bag containing “spendable cash” (up to $25.00). Free parking and free admission. Support your local artists as they share their handmade items. Pottery, wood, jewelry, knit items, paintings, dog food, ornaments, antiques, baby and doll items, sign art, and home decor will all be available for purchase.

Detail of the trumpet closeup in golden tones

Musical entertainment takes place on Sunday, October 8. The Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society presents: Mozart Et Al at Purdue Eliza Fowler Hall. Mozart’s grand Horn Quintet K. 407 will feature ISO’s assistant principal horn Rick Graef. On the flip side will be Rick Sowash’s Sir Gawain and the Green Knight for trumpet, violin, cello and Greg Kostraba on piano. Performers are Rick Graef, horn; Bruce Knepper, trumpet; Patrick Dalton-Holmes & Regan Eckstein, violin; Amy Brandfonbrener & Kathy Hershberger, viola; Eric Edberg & Josh Aerie, cello; Greg Kostraba, piano.

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

Weekend Update: Thanksgiving Market & Harrison Band Boosters Club Show

Farmers Market- Please note this photo was taken in October of 2012.

Farmers Market- Please note this photo was taken in October of 2012.

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.

I am not sure what your plans are for the weekend, but you can find many of the staff of Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette at the Thanksgiving Market this Saturday, November 23.  We will be stocking up on all the late fall produce (that is left after the early winter snow) to serve at our Thanksgiving dinners.  We will be browsing the booths buying homemade jellies, cookies, popcorn and more.  Last year at the Thanksgiving market, there was a booth selling decorative gourds that added the perfect compliment to our harvest table. There is something fun about heading downtown all bundled up in our winter jackets, walking the cobble stone road on 5th Street, and seeing the same vendors every year sell their wares.

After your visit to the market, warm up at the Harrison Band Boosters Craft Show, (located inside Harrison High School!).  Come and start your holiday shopping early.  Or if you are hosting Thanksgiving, shop for the perfect favors to give to your guests.  My mom always makes sure when she hosts parties to have a little something for everyone to take home, and the Harrison Band Boosters Club Show has over 100 vendors to choose from.  With this many vendors, the hardest part will be choosing between the bountiful numbers of items!  Also, don’t miss having lunch at the Harvest Cafe.   Admission is $2.

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