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We want to take you behind the scenes, to give you insider information you won't find anywhere else. This is where we pull Bloomington's hip happenings together with recommendations from our team, first-hand accounts from project producers, and guest blogs by local gurus.  The Backstage Blog helps you stay in front of it all.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sugar Cream Pie is the official state pie of Indiana, although it's not as common today, the treat put Indiana on the map for being a dessert capital of America. Though the “Hoosier Pie” recipe, consisting of a flaky buttery crust filled with a smooth vanilla and maple cream center, originated from... Read More

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

We know most people will be home in a couple of weeks cooking away with family and friends but just in case you want a little help, we've put together an amazing list of local goodies to bring to your Thanksgiving table. Good food (and booze) helps bring all of those different personalities and... Read More

Monday, October 30, 2017

Small Business Saturday is all about celebrating your local community by supporting the small businesses that make it special. We're so lucky in Bloomington to have a plethora of unique shops where you can find amazing gifts for everyone on your holiday list. Many of Bloomington's shops are... Read More

Friday, October 20, 2017

It may be getting colder outside but our event calendar is still jam-packed with fun for visitors and locals! This month head to Bloomington to cheer on the Hoosiers, shop local for the holidays, or see a show! Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Art Show and Sale November 3-4 Over 75 artists from... Read More

Thursday, October 19, 2017

We have no shortage of unique shops in Bloomington, especially when it comes to all things vintage. From high-end mid-century wares to affordable vinyl classics make sure to check out Bloomington's best vintage shops to score some one of a kind treasures. Fashion Cherry Canary - With vintage... Read More

Friday, September 29, 2017

Fall flavors are taking over our favorite local restaurants and shops and giving a certain PSL a run for its money. We've done the hard work for you so you can get your fix this fall. Be on the lookout for these seasonal specialties in Bloomington. If we missed any let us know! Baked Goods &... Read More

Friday, September 29, 2017

Whether you're the biggest horror film fan or afraid of the dark, there are so many ways to celebrate Halloween in Bloomington. Halloween Events UpDRAFT & Campus Costume Coffin Races | October 7 | Campus Costume | 1 pm A full day of fun to kick off the best season of the year - Halloween! The parade... Read More

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

With so many colors decorating the landscape in Bloomington, fall is the perfect time to explore with your camera. We've picked 10 of our favorite places to experience fall in Bloomington whether you want to shoot the golden hues of fall foliage, IU campus icons, or pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.... Read More

Thursday, September 21, 2017

With pumpkin picking, Hoosier Hysteria, a Broadway musical and much more, October is a great time to be visit Bloomington. Mark your calendars for these events! Great Glass Pumpkin Patch Come pick out your very own handmade blown glass pumpkin at the 8th annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch. There will... Read More

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Playing Sink the Biz at Nick's, seeing a show at The Bluebird, visiting the Farmers Market; there are certain things you just can't miss in Bloomington. The same goes for fall in Bloomington. To help you enjoy one of the busiest seasons in town, we've created this bucket list of things every... Read More