Tag Archives: family fun Grant county Indiana

Christmas in Converse

We’ll see you in Converse as the town rings in the holidays! Iceless skating rink beside First Farmers Banke & Trust, live nativity, fire pits, live music, a visit with Santa, parade, horse drawn wagon rides, and all kinds of fun.  Be sure to stop in to all your local businesses for sales and special…

Let The Lights Shine on Main Street

Join us in Gas City for a twinkling Parade of Lights to kick off the holiday season.  Crafts and vendors all day with holiday gifts galore. Visit local merchants and join in the business scavenger hunt. Parade begins about 5:30pm.  Santa arrives at the end of the parade, and a tree lighting ceremony at City…

Hainlen Orchard

The Hainlen Orchard is a family owned business that has been in the community for almost 100 years. Enjoy our wide selection of home grown fruit including tasty fresh-picked apples and pears. We have apple cider, cherry apple cider, cider slushies, hot cider, pumpkins, and gourds. Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm.

Spencer Farms Orchard

Spencer Farms sells seasonal produce from September through November.  All of the produce is grown right here on our farm, and is carefully picked by hand when it is at its best. You’ll find pears, apples, peppers, tomatoes, cabbage, zucchini, pumpkins, squash, gourds, and lots more. Join us as we celebrate 96 years of family…

Meet the Fat Cat, Garfield

Garfield, the lasagna-loving fat cat, has roots right here in Grant County. Garfield’s creator, Jim Davis, grew up in Fairmount on a farm with – you guessed it! Cats! His childhood doodles eventually evolved into the beloved characters we know and love today. In honor of the cool cat, communities throughout Grant County erected statues…

Depot Park

This lovely park in the heart of downtown Upland celebrate’s the town’s rich railroad history. The town was formed in the late 1860s by Jacob Bugher, who planned for it to be a depot point on the Indiana Central Railroad. The town’s name comes from the fact it was believed to be the highest point…

Grant County’s Garfield Trail

Fairmount Indiana is the hometown of Jim Davis, creator of the comic strip Garfield. And Jim Davis’ and Garfield’s presence continue to be felt throughout east central Indiana with Grant County’s Garfield Trail. Visit twelve unique statues of America’s favorite lasagna-loving fat cat, Garfield. Located in Marion, Indiana and surrounding Grant County cities, the statues…

Idyl Wyld Roller Palace

Open September – June.  Built, owned and operated by a Marion family since 1937, the Idyl Wyld has been rolling out family fun for over 70 years!  And there is plenty to do besides skating…we have an arcade complete with vide games, pool tables and ski ball.  Trade in the tickets you win for cool…

Marion’s Mississinewa Riverwalk

Scenic path that follows the Mississinewa River and stretches for 2.25 miles. The walkway begins at Washington Street bridge and 1st Street, and extends through Matter Park, providing a trail system for recreation and physical fitness.  Walk, jog, run, bike, roller-blade – this paved trail is perfect for all types of activity.  Families and children love this trail!