Posts from September 2017

What's happening in #VisitHC this month? Grab your calendars and read below for inspiration for things to do.

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There’s nothing like driving scenic roads in a not-so-familiar part of the country. Everything from the unique sights and smells to the new experiences you encounter along the way makes you wonder why you don’t take adventures like this more often.

But lucky for you, your PTO has cleared and you’re ready to explore every inch of Indiana’s most charming county. Get behind the wheel of the car of your choice from CarRentals.com and open your eyes to all the things to do in Hamilton County, Indiana.

It seems the second the weather drops below 70 degrees, fall is in full effect with pumpkin spice everything and caramel apples. The quintessential autumn activity is spending a crisp fall afternoon at a pumpkin patch, picking the perfect one to adorn your porch.

Here are four pumpkin patches in Hamilton County, Indiana where you can get your fall fix with friends and family.

It’s taken many years and plenty of trial and error to figure out which wines I really love. In our early twenties, my husband and I went on a trip to Napa and had no clue what we were doing or what anyone was talking about. We had a ton of fun (and wine, of course) but admittedly needed some education.

Are you someone who…
     Can’t get enough of cooking competition shows?
     Seeks out Martha Stewart’s tips and tricks for party planning, home décor and beyond?
     Enjoys good food, complemented by beer, wine and spirits?

Then block off the afternoon of Oct. 7 on your calendar, and make plans to be at Clay Terrace in Carmel, Indiana for the inaugural IndyStar Food & Wine Experience, featuring Martha Stewart Culinary Experts.

There are so many things to do in Hamilton County, Indiana this fall, with festivals every weekend through the end of October. From the quintessential to the quirky, there’s a fall festival for you to enjoy. Celebrate sweater weather and the return of crisp fall air with these can’t-miss events.

One of the best things about summer is eating outdoors. Picnics at the park, cookouts in the backyard, breakfast on the porch…there’s just something relaxing about meals that include sunshine, breeze and birds.

A few crisp mornings remind us summer won’t last forever, and we’ll have to drag ourselves back inside. But before we do, let’s take advantage of every last meal we can enjoy outside. Below are some of my top picks for outdoor dining at restaurants across Hamilton County.

The next time you’re in the mood for a change of scenery, do yourself a favor: Hop in the car and head to northern Hamilton County, where suburban development gives way to pastoral landscapes and farm markets are more prevalent than roundabouts. It took me more than a decade to discover the “other” Hamilton County north of State Road 32, and now others are catching on, too.

Beginner’s Guide to FootGolf

Friday, September 1, 2017 by Katie Utken

You’ve heard of putt putt, you’ve heard of disc golf…but FootGolf? It’s the hottest new sports craze that’s made its way across the pond to the United States. Luckily, there are four Hamilton County golf courses that offer FootGolf. Before you hit the links, learn the ins and outs of the sport so you’ll be ready to tee off.