There’s still time to cross off those can’t-miss experiences from your summer bucket list.

Summer may be slowly winding down, but festival season is in full swing in Hamilton County. Celebrate the last blast of the season with two popular festivals in Carmel, Indiana: Artomobilia and Greekfest. Since they fall on the same weekend, it’s a one-two punch of festival fun and memories to be made.

There’s nothing worse than being hungry and searching for a restaurant as your kids begin melting down in “hanger.” Recently, my husband and I found ourselves on yet another Friday night, trying to decide where to head for dinner with our kids. Our criteria for a great restaurant is like most parents: yummy food for the whole family and kid-friendly options on the menu - bonus points for quick service or fun kid activities. Luckily for us, Hamilton County, Indiana is full of family-friendly dining options!

Whether you’re the world’s craft cheeseburger connoisseur, a culturephile looking for a Hawaiian vacation right in your backyard or a local food fanatic seeking nature’s bounty all in one place, Hamilton County, Indiana has something just for you. Check out some of Yelp’s favorite things to do, see and eat along the Monon Trail.

It’s a rite of passage for every kid from Indiana - that first taste of our state’s culinary history, the edges of deep fried crunchiness dangling past the bun. No self-respecting Hoosier parent would deny their children the chance to partake in this celebration of Midwest flavor. That’s why I recently set out to introduce my son to the venerable pork tenderloin sandwich.