Weekend Update: Purdue Boilermaker Half Marathon & Greater Lafayette Mini Maker Faire

PurdueMarathonDSchmidt2014Lafayette-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.

The 6th Annual Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon and 5K will take place this Saturday, October 14. Each year this event has drawn more than 2,200 participants! The races will start at the home of Purdue Boilermaker football, Ross-Ade stadium, and meander through the Purdue campus and the cities of West Lafayette and Lafayette. The course will highlight many of the more popular sites among these two cities in addition to the Purdue campus. This will be a great opportunity for Purdue alumni, students and Purdue sports fans to participate in a half marathon and 5k race on the Purdue campus!

home3After a morning of running or walking, head to Carnahan Hall for the first ever Greater Lafayette Mini Maker Faire. Hosted by Imagination Station in partnership with Make Media, it will be an afternoon of fun. What is a Maker Faire, you may ask? A Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue to for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects. They call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth — a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Glimpse the future and get inspired!

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

Weekend Update: Purdue Half Marathon & Haunted Adams Mill

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.

Jason running - 2012 Purdue Mini Marathon

Jason running – 2012 Purdue Mini Marathon

It’s back for its 5th year!  The 5th Annual Purdue Boilermaker Half Marathon, taking place Saturday, October 22!   Participants will start at the home of Purdue Boilermaker football, Ross-Ade Stadium, and will meander through the Purdue campus and the cities of West Lafayette and Lafayette. The course will highlight many of the more popular sites among our two cities in addition to the Purdue campus. Come out and cheer on runners and walkers as they take on this challenging course!  My cousin, Jason, ran it since its first year, and he shared the most challenging area of the race is the last few miles running up the steep hills back into West Lafayette.  But he loves it and is coming back again this year to take on the mini!

Head a little north of Lafayette-West Lafayette to Adam’s Mill for some Halloween fun this Saturday, October 22.  Each year around Halloween, the Mill is decorated and becomes a haunted, scary place.  Be prepared to be scared as you tour the ghostly three floors of the Haunted Adams Mill.  Your spine will tingle with fear as you take in the site!  Head outside where tractor-drawn hayrides will take you through the haunted forest and then down to the warm campfire.  Warm drinks and other treats will also be available to visitors with enough courage to tour this scary attraction!

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: Purdue Half Marathon & Grand Celebration Ball

1PurdueMarathonDSchmidt2014Weekend 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.

Welcome Purdue Marathoners!!  The fourth annual Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon and 5K will take place this Saturday, October 17. Each year this event has drawn more than 2,200 participants and many more are expected this year! The races will start at the home of Purdue Boilermaker football, Ross-Ade stadium, and meanders through the Purdue campus and the cities of West Lafayette and Lafayette. The course will highlight many of the more popular sites among these two cities in addition to the Purdue campus. This will be a great opportunity for Purdue alumni, students and Purdue sports fans to participate in a half marathon and 5k race on the Purdue campus! Good luck!

Delphi Opera House

Delphi Opera House

Nearby in Delphi, Indiana, do not miss the Grand Celebration Ball at the Delphi Opera House. This is an opportunity to not only attend a ball decked out in beautiful attire, but check out the beautifully restored opera house!  The Grand Celebration Ball will recreate an 1865 ball honoring returning Civil War soldiers and will celebrate the reopening of the newly renovated Delphi Opera House. Period or formal attire required. The event will include period music, dance, and dinner, etiquette instruction, moonlight carriage rides through historic Delphi neighborhoods, cash bar and more.

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

Outdoor Fall Fun Weekend Update 2014!

Exploration Acres

Exploration Acres

Outdoor Fall Fun 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.

Bring on the adventure at Exploration Acres this weekend! Warm-up with a quick run through the straw bale maze, then visit the 18-acre corn maze with over 8 miles of twists and turns. You can test your skill at a pedal car race, fire a three-ear corn cannon salute or just dive into a mound of hay. There is a pumpkin patch, hayrides, and picnic area with fire pits.  Enjoy a gem mine, pony rides, and pumpkin decorating/race.

Clegg Autumn

Clegg Autumn

On Friday, October 17, take part in the NICHES Land Trust Groundbreaking Ceremony! Explore the beautiful grounds at Clegg Memorial Garden and check out how the Niches Land Trust is planning on preserving this natural habitat. NICHES protects, restores and sustains Northern Indiana ecosystems.

Be spooked at an evening of chilling Ghost Tales presented by the Tippecanoe Storytellers’ Guild and sponsored by the Tippecanoe Parks Department on Friday, October 17. Head to the Tippecanoe County Amphitheater for this annual night of chilling ghost tales! Donate $1 to Book Cycle, a local free book program for preschoolers.

Cheer on the runners at the Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon and 5K taking place Saturday, October 18! Or maybe you are running yourself. Good luck to those runners taking on this arduous running adventure!

Be prepared to be scared at Haunted Adams Mill! Each year around Halloween, the Mill is decorated and becomes a haunted, scary place. Take guided tours on Saturday, October 18 through the ghostly three floors of the Mill, which reveal many spine-tingling experiences. Outside, tractor-drawn hayrides take visitors through the haunted forest and then down to the warm campfire. Warm drinks and other treats are available under the overhang at the front of the Mill.

Ride the Delphi!

Ride the Delphi!

Explore the pioneer village at the Wabash and Erie Canal on Saturday, October 18 at the Harvest Festival when we celebrate the end of the outdoor season. Pioneer buildings will be open from 10am to 4pm. Craft booths and food vendors will be set up throughout the village, and there will be demonstrations from the leather guild, the blacksmiths, broom makers, basket weavers and copper. Skills such as tatting, wood working and spinning also will be shown. Take the final rides for the season on the Delphi up and down the Wabash and Erie Canal.

It’s Pumpkin Patch Activity Day at Congress Street United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 18. Enjoy children’s games and a health fair while shopping for pumpkins, gourds, fall decorations, bake sale, mums and more!

More running and walking fun is taking place on October 19! Watch or get your exercise on at Point 1K! The race will start at 3 p.m. West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis will start the race. The EMT Food Truck will be there selling food. All proceeds benefit the YWCA Women’s Cancer Program.

Lastly, but definitely not least, head to Wea Creek Orchard on October 19 for the Boo Bash & Family Movie Night. What to expect on this fun night: pumpkin seed spitting contest, HAYRIDES, prize baskets, pumpkin bowling and more! Costumes are encouraged!

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