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Spend September 6-12, 2009 by “Going Local” in Hamilton County’s 8 Great Towns.

I found out from the Going Local blog that it is “Going Local Week,” which is a time to celebrate and enjoy Indiana’s wide array of fresh, locally grown foods, spices and treats.  Sounds good to me!


Here are a few ways to “Go Local” in Hamilton County:

-Visit one of the four great Farmers Markets (click for details)

-Stop by the Apple Store at Conner Prairie for fresh Indiana apples

-Quench your thirst with fresh artesian water at The Flowing Well Park

-Sip wine at Ferrin’s Fruit Winery or Grape Inspirations, both in Carmel

-Satisfy your sweet tooth with a pie from Lisa’s Pie Shop or candy from Uncle Henry’s Candies

-Visit a Hamilton County Farm or U-Pick: Gatewood Vegetable Farm or Spencer’s You-Pick in Noblesville, Wilson Farm Market in Arcadia, or Sheridan’s Stuckey Farm

For more Indiana food ideas, restaurants and recipes go to the Indiana Foodways Alliance website: IndianaFoodways.com


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If you are already planning a getaway to Hamilton County’s 8 Great Towns or are looking to take a last minute Indiana vacation, here are 8 Great Things to do in Hamilton County, Indiana this weekend:

1. All aboard!  Ride the WFMS State FairTrain down to the 2009 Indiana State Fair. Train departs from the Fishers Train Station- Friday, August 14 – Sunday, August 23.

Watching the WFMS FairTrain

Watching the WFMS FairTrain

2. Buy sweet corn on the cob, just-picked fruits and fresh veggies at one of the local Farmers Markets.  Westfield – Friday, August 14 or Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville – Saturday, August 15.

3.  See Nickelback perform live in concert at Verizon Wireless in Noblesville – Saturday, August 15.

4.  Escape the summer heat and catch a movie at the Hamilton 16 IMAX in Noblesville.

5.  Snuggle up with a loved one under the stars while watching a Movie in the Park in Atlanta – Saturday, August 15.

6.  Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Air Mail at Conner Prairie in Fishers- Saturday, August, 8.

7.  Relax with friends at beautiful Coxhall Gardens while listening to the music of the Indianapolis Jazz Quartet – Sunday, August 16.

8.  Once you arrive back at the Fishers Train Station from the State Fair, walk to Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream for a sweet treat.

*Visit us online at 8GreatTowns.com for more details on the activities above and other weekend fun ideas!

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1. Put on your cowboy hat and party with pals to the sounds of George Straight, Blake Shelton and Julianne Hough at Verizon Wireless in Noblesville – Friday, July 24.

2. Stock up on fresh fruits and veggies at the Westfield Farmers Market – Friday, July 24.

3. Attend a production of “Shakespeare in the Park” at Dillon Park in Noblesville – Friday, July 24 – Saturday, July 25.

"Dinner in the Diner"

"Dinner in the Diner"

4. Listen as the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra takes on the music of Billy Joel at Symphony on the Prairie (look out for 8 Great Towns staffers on Saturday!). – Friday, July 24 – Saturday, July 25.

5. Have “Dinner in the Diner” and enjoy a 4 course gourmet meal while dining aboard the 1930’s L&N diner car as it rolls through the countryside of northern Hamilton County. – Saturday, July 25.

6. Dance in the streets with family and friends during the “18th Annual Noblesville Street Dance” (don’t miss our very own “communitygal” as she dances to the tunes of the Wright Brothers)- Saturday, July 25.

7. Watch the stars twinkle in the sky while on the free “Star And Satellite Gazing Tour” at Strawtown Koteewi Park. – Saturday, July 25.

8. Buy your tickets for the upcoming 2009 US Senior Open held at Crooked Stick in Carmel.  This exciting event starts next week – July 27 – August 2!

*Visit us online at 8GreatTowns.com for more details on the activities above and other weekend fun ideas!

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