Author: Katie Utken

Born and raised in Carmel, Katie serves as the Digital Marketing Coordinator focusing on social media efforts. Prior to joining the team, she served as the Yelp Indy marketing intern working to promote local businesses and attractions. A proud Butler University graduate, Katie loves shining a spotlight on all that Hamilton County has to offer locals and visitors alike.

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.

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 Sept. 29, 2018 on your calendar and make plans to be at Clay Terrace in Carmel, Indiana for the IndyStar Wine & Food Experience, brought to you by Martha Stewart.

Yoga has been around for more than 5,000 years, but the latest trend is yoga with animals. Not only is it adorable and Instagram-worthy, but it’s good for your health, too. Animal therapy releases oxytocin, which reduces stress and induces feeling of happiness.

After watching countless goat yoga videos on the Internet, I was on the hunt for a place to try it myself. Luckily, I didn’t have to go far. Happy Goat Lucky Yoga opened in June 2018 in Noblesville, Indiana.

Five Must-Try Fall Festival Foods

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by Katie Utken

There are many foods fondly associated with the fall season - looking at you, pumpkin spice. But fall means festival season in Hamilton County, and beyond arts, culture and entertainment these festivals also serve up good eats. We rounded up a list of the top five foods you should try this fall at festivals in Hamilton County, Indiana.

It’s the perfect time to discover a new restaurant or visit an old favorite, because Devour Indy presented by Faegre Baker Daniels returns Aug. 20 - Sept. 2, 2018. Dozens of restaurants are participating in Indy’s premier dining event, offering three-course, value-priced menus. No coupon or ticket is needed – simply visit the restaurant of your choice and ask for the Devour menu.

Devour Indy’s lineup includes a number of northside options, including these restaurants in Hamilton County.  See the full list below, make a reservation and start planning how you’ll devour all they have to offer.

There’s something extra special when you find a one-of-a-kind treasure after hours of browsing. Antique stores are chock-full of hidden gems, neat knick-knacks and historic pieces. Below, we highlight just a few of the places you can go antique shopping in Carmel, Noblesville and Westfield, Indiana.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines: the greatest month in racing has arrived! Speedway, Indiana may be the epicenter of epic action, but the celebrations extend throughout the central Indiana community. We’re proud to partner with our friends at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a collaborative effort to promote the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 throughout the region.

Here are 10 ways to toast to the race on Indy's northside.