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LFW Weekly Fun File

Posted by on April 13, 2017 | Comments Off on LFW Weekly Fun File

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Living Fort Wayne compiles a list of events and activities happening every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 1. Rachel Von and Jeremy Stroup’s Art Opening Thursday, April 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Stop by for an evening of creativity and fun! 2. Entrepreneurs, Don’t Be Socially Awkward: A Social Media Talk Friday, April 14 at 12 p.m. In this talk, Anna Russett, Senior Social Strategist visiting from Havas Chicago and Fort Wayne native, will discuss why social should be at the core of your strategy with tips on how to build a strong social presence that highlights your brand’s services or products and speaks authentically to your target audience. 3. Hike The Trails of Fox Island Friday, April 14 at 1 p.m. Hike the trails of Fox Island with Naturalist Jeff Ormiston. It should be a beautiful spring day! 4. Slidin’ Into the Latest Trends: Where Social Media is Going Friday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m. Come hear Anna Russett, Senior Strategist with Havas Chicago and social influencer share emerging trends and innovations in social media. Learn where social media is going and how you can not only come along, but also lead the way. 5. Soirée Presents: Acoustic Showcase Saturday, April 15 ay 7:30 p.m. Hear some great music and BYOB. 6. Chalk it Up [workshop] Saturday, April 15 at 1 p.m. Learn how to chalk, write, and design a chalkboard at Saving Grace Vintage. 7. Deer Park’s Dyngus Day Party Monday, April 17 Celebrate with food, drinks, and music! 8. The Buzz about Bees Tuesday, April 18 at 9:30 a.m. A local beekeeper will teach your kiddos (age 3-5) about the importance of bees — stop by and you may learn a thing or two, too! 9. Meet Me At FWMoA Tuesday, April 18 at 2 p.m. “This monthly tour program is specially designed for individuals with an early-stage diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia. Tours are led by docents trained to effectively communicate with individuals with an early-stage diagnosis of dementia and are designed to be engaging for the individual and their care partners.” Check out the event page for more information. 10. Pippin National Tour: April 18, 2017 in Fort Wayne, IN Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. Don’t miss the latest show coming to the Embassy! Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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Abode: A trendy home decor boutique in Leo?!

Posted by on March 31, 2017 | Comments Off on Abode: A trendy home decor boutique in Leo?!

Abode: A trendy home decor boutique in Leo?!

I’ll admit it – Leo-Cedarville, Indiana may not be the first place that comes to mind when searching for inspiring and fresh home décor. You might not expect that the little gray house on Center St. in the heart of Leo’s downtown holds such unique and stylish pieces, but one glance from the outside draws you in! Owner and interior designer Carey Burchfield and her husband Nick completely remodeled this pre-1900s home and transformed it into their chic new home store called Abode Design + Decor. I sat down with Carey to chat about how it all came about. Walk me through the process of the transformation this house has undergone? Abode came about because I’ve always wanted a retail design storefront. A little over a year after finishing our own 2 year farmhouse remodel, I drove by this run down little home right on the major highway thru town and close to my home. I could instantly see the potential for the building and the location for a business/design storefront. After viewing the space with my husband, who seemed much more enthusiastic than I expected, we decided that this quaint 900 sq. ft. home was nothing compared to the renovations we had done on our own home. We jumped and took a leap of faith. Renovations took us about 8 months. One area even required a chain saw to cut out the existing unlevel floor joists (which were actually just tree trunks). The floors are all the original hardwood dating pre-1900.       It’s a space that you have to see in person to appreciate. My goal was to create an environment where as soon as clients walk through the door they immediately fall in love. My favorite thing about the store is the furniture, are some of these restored vintage pieces? I like furniture that catches my eye, just something in my gut that says I’m beautiful, take me home! If the furniture needs a facelift that doesn’t scare me. Furniture I buy for the store, whether classic or unique, needs to be relevant to today’s design trends. I need to be able to envision it either in my own home or a clients. I definitely want people to find one of a kind pieces in my store that they can’t get anywhere else. Do you offer interior design services if someone wanted to recreate this type of look in their own home? I offer design services for any type of style a client has. I like to get a feel for what my clients are looking to accomplish in their homes, how they use their spaces and what functions well for them. What is one element someone can change in their home that can really make a statement and give a space a fresh look? One of the simplest things someone can do is to declutter their space. Take out the unimportant and unneeded items that take up space in your home and in your life.  I find that most people already have a few elements in their homes that they love. Don’t be afraid to live in simplicity while you wait for the right piece, but if after six months or a year you feel stuck, it’s time to bring in someone to help...

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The HEDGE: Julie Wall Interview

Posted by on March 15, 2017 | Comments Off on The HEDGE: Julie Wall Interview

The HEDGE: Julie Wall Interview

I have been a fan of Julie Wall, 31, for years now. She was born and raised in Fort Wayne and is the embodiment of a strong individual that is kind, direct, and a true believer in the entrepreneurial spirit. She started her own business, The HEDGE, in 2013. This place is where she has created a solid reputation with locals while feeding her creative spirit. I stopped by her new location at 1016 Broadway in downtown Fort Wayne (open from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday) to chat and see how the new location is treating her. She spent a great deal of time rehabbing the building, and I was eager to see the new space.   I asked her why she selected downtown, and she told me that “If I was ever going to do it, the time was now.” She went on to talk about the new energy happening in our urban core. “The timing is right. It’s so great being downtown. I love seeing people out and about for leisurely purposes. Being open on Saturdays for the hustle and bustle is fun. People are on the streets with their Shop Small bags as compared to five years ago when it was a ghost town down here.”   She offers a wide range of services including custom printing, design, foiling, letterpress, debossing, edge painting, invitations, calligraphy, event signage, engraving, sublimation, fine art, murals, curation, workshops, printing demos, creative consulting, and more. She is heavily involved in the process from beginning to end with her clients and customers. She has been active in everything from weddings and parties to funerals and fundraisers. “People come in with an idea and we figure it out together,” Julie told me with enthusiasm.   When I asked her why she does this, she didn’t hesitate with her answer. “I’ve grown up in a small family business, so I knew I would own my own business someday, too. It’s in my blood. It allows me to be creative every single day. It gives me the chance to disconnect from my own art in a good way, too. Owning your own business is empowering, but being self-employed really never ends. There is only so much time in a day.”   Check out the spring workshops at The HEDGE on the website. Join them on March 25 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. for an open house printing workshop, and an art opening with new work by Daniel Dienelt and Julie. There will be PBR on the house, and delicious cupcakes from Zinnia’s Bakehouse. Make sure to follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter so you don’t miss any updates!...

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LFW Weekly Fun File

Posted by on February 23, 2017 | Comments Off on LFW Weekly Fun File

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? We compile a list of events and activities every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 1. Stupid F@% ing Bird Thursday, February 23 through Saturday, February 25 “An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, playwright Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all.”   2. Fort Wayne Komets Pink the Rink Weekend Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26 A weekend with the Komets to benefit breast cancer research.   3. Fort Wayne Women’s Expo Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26 Health, beauty, fashion, and home! Check out the awesome vendors, and benefit breast cancer research!   4. Hats Off to Reading! Saturday, February 25 at 10 a.m. Storytime, activities, prizes, and a celebration of the one-of-a-kind Dr. Seuss. It’s free and open to all ages.   5. Fort Wayne / West Central Development Update Saturday, February 25 at 10:30 a.m. Find out what downtown development means for the surrounding neighborhoods. It’s an exciting time!   6. Wedding Expo Saturday, February 25 at 5:30 p.m. Shop local for your wedding! Local vendors will be coming out to show you all the things they have to offer for your special day.   7. Cinema Center Sings the Oscars – Annual Oscar Party & Fundraiser Saturday, February 25 at 6 p.m. It’s the Cinema Center’s annual fundraiser, and it’s a blast! This year, they’re celebrating the return of the Hollywood movie musical.   8. 2017 Bridal Extravaganza Sunday, February 26 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. And so wedding season begins.   9. Fat Tuesday at Mad Anthony Brewing Company Tuesday, February 28 at 6 p.m. Live music, a cajun and creole menu, and an authentic Mardi Gras experience!   10. Drawn Together Celebrate creativity and community at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits.   11. 2017 Pawject Runway Saturday, March 4 at 6 p.m. This is happening next week, but I wanted you to be able to grab your tickets in time! This is such a fun night benefitting the SPCA. Try and make it if you can! Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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LFW Weekly Fun File

Posted by on February 2, 2017 | Comments Off on LFW Weekly Fun File

LFW Weekly Fun File

It’s Super Bowl weekend, but besides killer commercials and tasty apps, what else is going on? Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? We compile a list of events and activities every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 1. World Wetlands Day Walk Thursday, February 2 at 10 a.m. Who couldn’t use a fun walk around Fox Island to celebrate world wetlands day? 2. Fort Wayne RV and Camping Show Thursday February 2 – Sunday, February 5 RV’s have come a long way since I was little and going camping with my family. Whether you’re a die-hard tent-goer or like the luxury of an RV, this show will have something for you. 3. Cocktails & Sweet Deals Saturday, February 4 at 11 a.m. Shopping and cocktails. It’s a perfect way to spend a Saturday. 4. 31st Annual Fanny Freezer Saturday, February 4 at 2 p.m. It’s the first official points series event of the year! Dress warm! 5. Arena Dinner Theatre – Failure, A Love Story Friday and Saturday, February 3 and February 4 This is a great show! It’s all about the power of love … perfect for an early Valentine’s date. 6. Riverfront Fort Wayne: Birdwatching on the Trails Sunday, February 5 at 8 a.m. If you’ve never been birdwatching, give it a try! It’s a wonderful, peaceful way to begin your day.  7. Fort Wayne Mad Ants Tuesday, February 7 at 7 p.m. Check out our favorite local basketball team this week. You won’t be sorry you did! 8. Eat, Paint & Be Merry – Valentine’s Glass Tuesday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments, prizes, and fun! Choose between the “Love It” hearts glass or the “Hate It” Grumpy Cat glass. Both glasses feature a chalkboard and come with a piece of chalk. 9. Northeast Indiana Go Red For Women Luncheon Wednesday, February 8 at 10:30 a.m. Wear your RED and enjoy a wonderful lunch, inspirational stories, a purse auction, red lipstick touch-ups courtesy of Macy’s,  and health and wellness screenings! Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. 10. Brews & Browse: Guys Night Out Valentine’s Day Shopping Wednesday, February 8 at 5:30 p.m. Attention, guys! Have no idea what to get your girl for Valentines Day? Are you terrible at wrapping? Shop and drink at Idlehour Boutique and throw your Valentine’s Day worries out the window! Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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LFW Weekly Fun File

Posted by on December 1, 2016 | Comments Off on LFW Weekly Fun File

LFW Weekly Fun File

It’s Holiday Season! Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Look no further! LFW compiles a list of fun ongoings and events that we’re excited about every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 1. “Christmas at Home” with the Swinney Sisters Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3 Celebrate the holidays in true victorian fashion at the Swinney homestead. The house will be decked in beautiful victorian decorations and light refreshments will be provided. 2. Fort Wayne Ballet: The Nutcracker Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 11, Time varies This beautiful holiday tradition is finally here! 3. The Polar Express Pajama Party Friday, December 2 at 7 p.m. The annual Polar Express Storytime! Activities, coloring, and letters to Santa. 4. Midnight Sale Friday, December 2 from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Hyde Brothers at night! There will be sales! If you wear something festive, you get a free book, so fun! 5. Santa Train Times and days vary, check their website for details. This train ride with Santa is so fun. The first round of tickets is sold out, but they are adding dates/times and more tickets will go on sale shortly! Your kids will have a blast, especially if they like trains. 6. Christmas on the Farm Saturday, December 3 at 1 p.m. Horse drawn wagon rides, Father Christmas, holiday vendors selling 100% homemade items, and more!   7. Mad Ants Vs. Windy City Bulls December 3 at 7 p.m. Check out the Mad Ants this weekend! For more information about the team, have a look at our latest article. 8. Bravas Presents: WTF Sundaze Saunday, December 4 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. If it’s not breakfast, lunch, or brunch, then what is it? The only way to find out what’s on the menu is by attending! 9. Holiday Open House and Sensitive Santa Visit December 4 at 2 p.m. This is awesome. If you have a child with sensory issues, this is an opportunity to take them to see Santa and get their picture taken. There will be a hot chocolate bar, christmas cookies, and lots of fun! 10. Moscow Ballet Presents: Great Russian Nutcracker Wednesday, December 7 at 7 p.m. This should be a wonderful, classic, traditional holiday show. 11. Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony Wednesday, December 7 at 7 p.m. This event, open to the public, is an opportunity to honor the men and women who lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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LFW Weekly Fun File

Posted by on October 13, 2016 | Comments Off on LFW Weekly Fun File

LFW Weekly Fun File

October is here! We’ve got a list of the festive fun happening in our city … stay with us this month as things to do get spookier! Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Look no further! LFW compiles a list of ongoings and events that we’re excited about every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 1. The Trap Door at The B Side Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. The Trap Door features true stories told live in front of an audience. This time around, the show features stories from Rebecca Bell, John Cheesebrew, John Comorrato, Courtney Heiser, Kendra Johnson, and Dan Swartz. 2. Annual Halloween Show: Run Fast and DON’T Look Back! Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. both nights I think their teaser says it best: “Are there really ghosts floating down the hallways of North Side High School? Do the stairs at the old Byron Health Center really go on forever? Local choreographers have gathered some of the most chilling local tales of terror as creative source material for this years’ Halloween show. You may never drive by Devils Hollow, the historic Embassy Theatre, Bostwick Bridge or Chapman Road ever again. This year’s haunting Halloween performance, Run Fast and DON’T Look Back, in collaboration with the Downtown Improvement District’s Fright Night, is sure to leave you looking over your shoulder all the way home. Come in costume, regular street clothes, or in your Sunday best, just don’t come ALONE!” 3. 2016 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Fort Wayne Saturday, October 15 at 7 a.m. This 5k brings awareness to and celebrates survivors of Breast Cancer. It’s non-competitive, so come out, enjoy the morning, and show your support! 4. Indoor Farmers Market Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Never fear — Farmers markets happen all year round! They’ve transitioned indoors at Parkview Field. The Breast Cancer walk is happening at the same time, so you can stop by both. 5. Fright Night 2016 Saturday, October 15 — all day YAY! Fright Night is here! This is my favorite day of the entire year. There’s a full day of fun, spooky activities for any age. Check out the site for the full schedule. 6. Fall Festival – Customer Appreciation Day Saturday, October 15 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Maybe the spookiness of Fright Night isn’t for you. Fear not, there are also Fall Festivals to check out! Live music, fall sampling, pumpkin decorating for the kids — don’t miss it! My daughter already loves going to Fresh Thyme because she gets her own cart–this will send her over the top. 7. Feline Fall Festival Saturday, October 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Help build outdoor shelters for cat communities around our city. There will be activities for the kiddos, too, and some food and drinks. 8. Allen County SPCA’s Growl at the Moon! Saturday, October 15 from...

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LFW Weekly Fun File

Posted by on October 6, 2016 | Comments Off on LFW Weekly Fun File

LFW Weekly Fun File

October is here! We’ve got a list of the festive fun happening in our city … stay with us this month as things to do get spookier! Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Look no further! LFW compiles a list of ongoings and events that we’re excited about every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 1. Wells Street Bridge Party Thursday, October 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Celebrate the positive impact Lutheran Social Services is having on our community! There will be local food, local music, and local brews! 2 .Soulless Science: Ghostly Observations Friday, October 7 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ghost hunting, food and drinks for the over 21 crowd! It’s such a fun night at Science Central! 3. FoodStock 2016 Saturday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Music and our favorite food trucks! 4. La Chic Market Friday, October 7, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s a home decor market. There’s something for everyone, and some really unique pieces will be featured!  5. Arena Dinner Theatre: Wait Until Dark October 7, 8, 14, and 15 Dinner served at 7 p.m. Curtain time is 8 p.m. ‘ It’s October … the perfect month for a thriller at Arena Dinner Theatre! The show is great and the season is right. 6. Fort Wayne Bombshells Burlesque: Phobias Laid Bare Friday, October 7 – Doors at 8:30 p.m. Show at 9 p.m. Are you afraid of the dark? Do dolls creep you out? Or maybe needles make you squirm. Face your fears with the extra dash of excitement that is burlesque. Plus, you could win a cool prize in the costume contest! 7. CE Anniversary Coloring Contest Saturday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Celebrate the City Exchange Shop’s one year anniversary! There’s a coloring contest for both kids and adults, complete with some great prizes. Join the fun! 8. W< Community Mural Project Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s the first community mural project at Wunderkammer. You don’t have to be some spectacular artist to contribute, just be willing to give your time and effort to the cause! 9. Youtheatre’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” Friday, October 7 at 8 p.m. Saturday, October 8 at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 9 at 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. The Youtheatre is doing this classic tale in the form of immersive theater! Support the talents of our local young people and experience something new this weekend! 10. Haunted History: The Darker Side of West Central Saturday, October 8 at 7 p.m. Get a taste of West Central’s creepier side this Saturday with the walkable tour. 11. October Walkable Wednesday Wednesday, October 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Discounts at the North Anthony Corridor businesses, plus pumpkin carving, food, and music! Don’t Forget: There are a ton of super awesome fall events happening now!...

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LFW Weekly Fun File

Posted by on September 29, 2016 | Comments Off on LFW Weekly Fun File

LFW Weekly Fun File

  Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Look no further! LFW compiles a list of ongoings and events that we’re excited about every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 1. YLNI Uncorked Thursday, September 29 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wine, food (Bravas) and live music (Soul35)! This event is for active YLNI Members and one guest. If you’re not a member of YLNI, join! You can join here: http://bit.ly/2axNOQY 2. Speak Up! An Open Mic Night for Social Justice Thursday, September 29 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. We love how art can help incite change. Bring your talented selves to Pint and Slice and share some beautiful thoughts on how to make the world a better place. 3. Hospitality Uncorked Thursday, September 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Music, drinks and food supporting a great cause. Help the Northeast Indiana Hospitality Association raise funds for events and programs, including the Student Scholarship Program. 4. Group Show Art Opening, 1 Year Anniversary, Mega Party Saturday, October 1 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. It’s been a year! There’s the Group Show Art Opening, Affine Food Truck, a bar from Trubble, Conjure Coffee, desserts, discounts, and more! 5. Harvest Fest 2016 Saturday and Sunday October 1 and 2 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Apples, pumpkins, hay and food, all with no cover charge! Join the fall fun! 6. Fort4Fitness Saturday, October 1 It’s race day! 7. Fall Bridal Spectacular Sunday, October 2 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be over 100 vendors to help prepare all you brides-to-be out there for your big day! 8. Handmade Homemade Sale 2016 Sunday, October 2 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Handmade goodies from local artists. Peruse the selections and support our local, talented friends! 9. Guerrilla Theatre-Open Mic Sunday, October 2 at 8 p.m. Free takeover of the Let’s Comedy open mic night! Anyone who has something to try out, go ahead — give it a try! 10. Flowers on the River 2016 Monday, October 3 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Did you know October is Domestic Violence Awareness month? Flowers will be thrown off of the Martin Luther King, Jr. bridge and into the river in honor of each person whose life has been affected by domestic violence this past year. Don’t Forget: There are a ton of super awesome fall events happening now! Check out this article, for some of our favorites. For a complete list of events (including the weekly fun) check out our calendar! Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and More Fall Fun – Living Fort Wayne

Posted by on September 28, 2016 | Comments Off on Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and More Fall Fun – Living Fort Wayne

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and More Fall Fun – Living Fort Wayne

Newly updated for 2016! What is fall without a trip to one of the local pumpkin patches, complete with an apple orchard and corn maze? NOTHING! That’s what. Luckily, Northeast Indiana has plenty of opportunities to take advantage of the fall weather, pick pumpkins and apples, and get lost in corn mazes. 1. Kuehnert Dairy Farm Fall Festival – 6532 Cook Road, Fort Wayne Saturday, September 24 – Sunday, October 23 Fridays: 6pm – 10pm Saturdays: 10am – 10pm Sundays: Noon – 5pm This 6th generation family farm has opened for its fourth annual fall festival. The farm features a 5-acre corn maze, straw mountain, corn pit play area, cornhole, pumpkin checkers, hayrides, pumpkin painting, bonfire with hot dogs and s’mores, and much more! Daily admission is $8 per person or $18 for a season pass. Children under 2 are admitted free, and any military personnel, veterans, and boy scouts or girl scouts receive $1 off admission.   2. Amazing Fall Fun – 3150 County Road 43, Waterloo Friday, September 16 – Sunday, October 30 Fridays: 6pm – 10pm Saturdays: Noon – 10pm Sundays: Noon – 6pm This year, the farm has one of the largest corn mazes in the area. There is also a pumpkin patch featuring 75 different kinds of pumpkins and gourds. Other activities include: hay rides, corn box, cornhole, hay mountain, tether ball, wheelbarrow racing, pumpkin checkers and tic-tac-toe and more.  You won’t want to wait! Tickets can be purchased online here. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for children age 4 to 12, and children age 3 and under are admitted free. 3. Cedar Creek Produce – 11709 Clay Street, Leo-Cedarville Monday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm Sundays: 10am – 4pm Cedar Creek has a variety of produce year-round but since fall is in full-swing, they have pumpkins, gourds and plenty of corn. This year, the farm has a children’s u-pick pumpkin patch and an inflatable corn trail. 4. Ridenour Acres – 2935 E 20 N., Angola Saturday, September 10 – Sunday, October 30  Monday – Friday: By Appointment Only  Fridays in October: 5pm – 9pm Saturday – Sunday: Noon – 6pm This farm includes a corn maze, pumpkin patch, and other activities for the whole family! Admission is $7 per person ($1 off for groups of 15 or more) and children 3 and under are admitted free. Saturday, October 22 and Saturday, October 29 at 8pm – 11pm The Haunted Woods legend started with a 1923 fire at an orphanage near the current location of the farm. A year later, those living around the area heard screaming and crying coming from the woods. Now, the woods are open only for those brave enough to enter. The faint of heart should stick to the (not haunted) corn maze! Admission is $10. 5. Hilger Family Farm – 5534 Butt Road, Fort Wayne Monday – Saturday: 11am – 6pm Sundays: Noon – 5pm   You-pick pumpkins, hand-dipped caramel apples, popcorn and hot (or cold) cider are just a few highlights of this family farm. 6. Advanced Tree Technology – 12818 Edgerton Road, New Haven Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 7pm Saturday – Sunday: 9:30am – 5pm You-pick pumpkins in the patch and a variety of already picked and washed apples in the store!   7. Cook’s Orchard and Farm Market – 8724 Huguenard Road, Fort Wayne Sunday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm The bins are full of...

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