Top Food Events in Indiana’s Cool North

Calling all food enthusiasts! Food is the star of many Indiana's Cool North festivals, even if it's not the official name of the festival!  Whether you love popcorn, BBQ, or fair foods, or prefer to sample tastes from a variety of local restaurants, there are so many festivals featuring a wide array of culinary delights. Be sure to put one or more on your calendar.

Downtown Elkhart's Hotel Elkhart & Gateway Mile

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Welcome to Downtown Elkhart’s Gateway Mile, an easily walkable stretch brimming with delightful attractions and stops. Experience the ultimate convenience by staying right downtown at the recently opened Hotel Elkhart. Immerse yourself in a world of local charm as you explore an array of independently owned shops, restaurants, museums, and other captivating establishments.

Embrace the lively atmosphere where you can find live music and good times, a home-grown microbrewery, a charming winery and the scrumptious delights of homemade ice cream.  Outdoor art and gorgeous gardens add to the ambiance.

For information on nearby lodging.  Request a destination guide for Elkhart County.

  • 62 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 67 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
  • 94 Minutes to South Shore

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