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.

Neighbors Mercantile Co

Neighbors Mercantile Co


Discover one-of-a-kind treasures and relive nostalgic moments in a laid-back setting at Neighbors Mercantile in Nappanee.  They take great pride in partnerships with Simply Southern, Lodge Cast Iron, KUDU Grills, Life is Good®, Kuhl Clothing, and other esteemed brands.

The store spans across three floors and offers a wide range of products including camping gear, kitchen utensils, backyard essentials, T-shirts, unique gifts, games, and a variety of snack foods.

This store wasn’t just created as a place to buy essential goods; it’s a space that brings people together, and will hopefully forge meaningful connections among neighbors.

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  • 70 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 75 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
  • 95 Minutes to South Shore

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