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Staff Picks: Fall Foliage

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Sample Gates in Fall Is Bloomington any more beautiful than in the fall? One could make the case for the lovely spring scenes with magnolias and tulips, or the canopy of twinkle lights covered in a light snow, or even the lush green canopy of summer. But to me, this Tree City USA town was meant to be covered in bright reds, oranges and yellows. And because this is a community that makes green space a priority, there are probably hundreds of places that offer a gorgeous autumn view; even in the middle of town you …

Fall Flavors in Bloomington

Posted in: Festivals Comments

Upland Oktoberfest Stein In Bloomington, the leaves aren't the only things that change with the seasons. Many of our local restaurants change their menus to feature seasonal dishes with a Bloomington flair. We've gathered a sampling of some of the tastiest fall flavors from popular Bloomington restaurants, with tempting descriptions in their own words. Caution: reading this may cause mouth-watering hunger. Upland Brew Pub No season is as synonymous with beer as autumn, when the most storied beer festival of them all, …

Halloween delights and frights throughout October, 2014

Posted in: Family Fun Comments

Glass Pumpkins Whether you're afraid of the dark or a horror movie superfan, Bloomington has plenty of ways to celebrate Halloween. Check out this list of the top events across the city, and feel free to share your own suggestions in the comments! 5th Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch October 11 Monroe County Courthouse lawn Free Come pick out your very own handmade blown glass pumpkin at the 5th annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch! There will be over 400 glass pumpkins for display and sale, all made by me …

10 Sure Bets in B-town for October, 2014

Posted in: Arts & Culture Comments

Gallery Walk in downtown Bloomington October is arguably one of the most gorgeous months in Bloomington. The leaves change from green to every fiery, vibrant color you can imagine. Cooler temperatures lead to thrilling college sports and cozy campfires, and it's the perfect time to spend the days outside and the nights at one of Bloomington's many arts and culture venues. To help you plan your next trip, here are some events you'll remember for years to come. Even more great events can be found on our full calendar. Ga …

Staff Picks: Tailgating

Posted in: Indiana University Comments

IU Football Marching Band Ah, fall. It's got to be my favorite season, followed closely by Christmas (which is a season, thank you very much). I love pulling out the comfy sweaters, attending the plethora of fall festivals, watching the lush tree canopy that covers Bloomington turn to a fiery orange and red, and attending IU Football games. And maybe just as fun as the actual games is the tailgating. Even though we aren't the dominant football team in the conference (though I am every hopeful we will be, someday) we can …

10 Sure Bets in B-town for September, 2014

Posted in: Arts & Culture Comments

West Side Story September means back to school for the little ones AND the college kids here in Bloomington! Whether you're a freshman, upperclassman, family of a student, or just visiting town...we've got lots for you to do while you're here. We hope to see you around town! Even more great events can be found on our full calendar. West Side Story with George Chakiris - September 5 Actor George Chakiris is scheduled to be present at this viewing. West Side Story highlights the tensions between …

Bloomington PRIDE Summerfest

Posted in: B-town's Rainbow Flavor Comments

Bloomington PRIDE Summerfest Written by guest blogger Sarah Perfetti, Director of Fundraising and Events for Bloomington PRIDE, Bloomington resident since 2009 and IU alumnae. Finally! An LGBTQA summer event in Bloomington! We at Bloomington PRIDE are often asked why Bloomington, the gayest city in Indiana, doesn't host a summer pride event. Well, it takes quite a bit of planning and volunteer brain power, not to mention financial muscle, to pull off a grand street festival. But that hasn't stopped this new nonpr …

Staff Picks: Tenderloin Sandwiches

Posted in: Wine & Culinary Comments

Monroe County Fair The Monroe County Fair just ended the 2014 run, and the state fair is still going on this week, so it seems timely to talk about one of Indiana's most famous fair foods: the pork tenderloin sandwich. It's a beaten, breaded, fried circle of goodness, sometimes bigger than a dinner plate, sometimes thick and juicy like a steak. You can always find good ones at the Monroe County fair (the little stand between the animal barns and the fairway has the best- as you can see from the photo of m …

Uncork the Uplands: A Signature Event

Posted in: Wine & Culinary Comments

Guest blog written by Donna Adams, co-owner of Winzerwald Winery in Bristow, Indiana. Donna and her husband and co-owner, Dan, come from German wine-making families and have certificates from Purdue University in viticulture and enology. Uncork the Uplands 2014: 4th Annual Indiana Uplands Wine Trail Signature Event So, why does the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail call Uncork the Uplands its "signature event?" In 2010, the Uplands Wine Trail received a grant from the Indiana Department of Agric …

10 Sure Bets in B-town for August, 2014

Posted in: Arts & Culture Comments

Indigo-Wonderlab We're more than halfway through July, which means August and back-to-school time are just around the corner! Bloomington still has plenty of fun events happening, so you can soak up every last drop of summer before it disappears. Even more great events can be found on our full calendar. First Friday/Gallery Walk - August 1 Downtown Bloomington is celebrating First Friday & Gallery Walk! Check out all the participating galleries to see special exhibits, entertainment, & food.  …

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