EVENTS AT THE ESSENHAUS
EVENTS AT HERITAGE HALL
January 18, 2014 9a - 2:30p
Vendors will be showcased throughout the day. Collecitons of die-cast toys, dolls, vintage games, trucks, miniatures, tractors and more will be featured at this event. Admission fees have been set at $3.00/person and $6.00/immediate family with children 7 and under admitted at no charge! Come browse and reminisce about your old childhood favorites.
February 22, 2014 9a - 2:30p
All aboard! We're hosting an all-gauge train show for collectors, enthusiasts and anyone interested in trains. Activities are held campus-wide in various locations with a complimentary shuttle service available to transfer guests across the facility. Come enjoy vendors, train repair and sales. Admission is $3.00/person and $6.00/immediate family with children 7 and under admitted at no charge!
Vendor Application:SPRING FASHION SHOW
April 23-25, 2014
Sponsored by the Essenhaus Village Shops, join us for this annual event that combines fashion, home decor, dining, instruction, door prizes and a lot of fun! Tickets are $29.00 each and will be available for sale in March, 2014. Come get a sneak peek at 2014 seasonal apparel trends, designs, accents and inspirations for the home and wardrobe. Four different show times are available over three days.
CLASSIC CAR CRUISE-IN
Starts May 1, 2014
Cruise on by the Essenhaus every Thursday May through September from 4:30p - 8:00p. Local collectors, owners and enthusiasts gather together to compare makes, models and memories. The event is FREE with no participation or entry fee! Participants will also enjoy door prize giveaways, coupons for shopping and dining and hand-dipped ice cream.
QUILT GARDENS...along the Heritage Trail
Starts May 26, 2014
This seasonal destination-wide self-guided tour includes over 20 large-scale living Quilt Gardens created out of annuals. A variety of quilt patterns are represented in our communities and the event has quickly become a 'must-see' in the heart of Northern Indiana Amish Country. There are also over 20 quilt murals in place. Bring your camera and enjoy this free, fun and flexible opportunity!
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Another FREE event for participants and specatators! Local collectors, farmers and enthusiasts as well as regional tractor clubs are invited to display their favorite antique tractors on the Essenhaus campus. In addition to the variety of tractors on display, there will be refreshments and door prizes as well as an egg cracking contest and slow drive competition. Come spend a lovely day walking and browsing through the tractors before or after you dine with us.
Saturday, January 25, 2014 7p
This tightknit family of nine travels extensively throughout the United States playing bluegrass gospel music together. Since playing their first concert in 2002, they have been recognized for their gifts and talents. The Balos Family are members of the IBMA, Bluegrass Gospel Association, Niles Bluegrass Hall of Fame and they've served as cohosts for the Bean Blossom Gospel Bluegrass Jubilee.
Saturday, February 1, 2014 7p
A unique blend of country/folk/gospel and a touch of the contemporary influence has gained John audiences in a wide variety of settings. His voice is easy to listen to and his message reaches everyone through humor, true life stories and a love for people. John's son, Adam, accompanies the group on bass guitar, while sisters, Amy and Katie, lead the vocals.
VALENTINE'S DINNER & CONCERT
Saturday, February 15, 2014
6pm or 7:30pm
Select your preferred dinner time and enjoy an upscale plated meal and concert by Matt Walch. Mr. Walch is a Big Band singer, specializing in the stylings of Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Nat King Cole. Dinner for Two: $79, Dinner & Lodging Accommodations for One Night (for 2 people) at the Inn: $199. Advance reservations required, Call: 800-455-9471 from 8am until 4pm weekdays.
Friday, March 28, 2014 7p
Nominated for the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association Songwriter of the Year, Ulisse's roots are steeped in gospel, country and popular music. She is regarded as one of Nashville's most versatile vocal stylists and is also a talented songwriter. Enjoy an evening of live entertainment at Heritage Hall when Donna Ulisse and her band come to visit.
Saturday, April 5, 2014 7p
If you brought the Von Trapp family from The Sound of Music to America and taught them fiddle and banjo, you would end up with the King Family Band. Featuring Tim and Kim King and their seven children, this band puts on a high energy show that everyone is sure to enjoy.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Shows begin at 7pm (Saturday Matinee 2pm)
Presented by the Northern Indiana Biblical Drama Association. From the communion to the resurrection, witness the journey Peter & the disciples experienced during the 3 days that transformed our spiritual lives.
Saturday, May 31, 2014 7p
Established in 1989, The Churchmen began singing during local church services. Since that time, their Southern Gospel style, four-part hamony and bluegrass instrumentation gives them a unique sound that entertains and truly warms the heart and uplifts the spirit. Come witness their talents when they entertain with Dove Award nominated Bluegrass Song of the Year, "Bedside Prayer".
June 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
July 1, 4, 8, 11
Show begins at 7pm
A delightful, funny and light-hearted full-length drama. The year is 1942 in Eufala Springs, Texas. Four garden-club ladies have met a young girl who has come to their little Texas town to marry an infantryman before he is shipped off for World War II. Lives and friendships are thrown into turmoil as the women impulsively decide to throw the girl an elaborate wedding in one frenzied afternoon.
(Written by Ronnie Claire Edwards and Alan Bailey...co-author of "Smoke on the Mountain". Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.)
August 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, & 29
Shows begin at 7pm
This comedy-drama was written by Paul McCusker, director, writer and producer of the Adventures in Odyssey radio series for "Focus on the Family". Join us for this memorable performance that deals with a son and his family who must decide what to do with 80-year-old Pap whose strength may be failing, but whose mind is as sharp as the proverbial tack. Humor and sentiments are nicely combined in this two-act play. The captivating local cast will laugh and cry their way through life's struggles. Nine different performance times will be offered over a four-week period in August; every Tuesday and Friday evenings at 7pm beginning Tuesday, August 1st and running through Friday, August 29th.
Produced by special arrangment with Lillenas Publishing Co.
Saturday, September 27, 2014 7pm
David Dean has been making people laugh for 25 years. His early days of training took place at Second City School of Improvisational Comedy along with performing at numerous clubs throughout Chicago. He has worked alongside Ken Davis, Chonda Pierce and many more clean comics. David’s comedy can be heard on Laugh USA, Sirius Satellite Radio.
Saturday, October 11, 2014 7pm
Called “one of the best singers of her generation” by Christine Lavin, folksinger and jewelry designer Mara Levine has been creating beautiful interpretations of fine traditional and contemporary folk songs for many years. She has an ear for both new songs and for classics that can be reshaped to sound fresh and new.
Saturday, November 22, 2014 7pm
In a culture full of girls and young women seeking to conform to unrealistic perceptions of beauty, Lexi breaks the mold. Audiences leave feeling they've just connected with a real girl who shares her doubts, fears and dreams openly and honestly. Her desire to share the love of God with the world is coupled with her calling to speak life into a generation of girls who need to be told that they are not alone. She is a genuine girl with genuine music that everyone can identify with.
December 4-6, 2014 • 7-9 pm
Saturday Matinee at 2pm
The Northern Indiana Biblical Drama Association presents, The Father, just in time for Christmas!
Let us take you back to the time of the birth of Christ. Witness the challenges and moral dilemmas Joseph and Mary faced. You'll watch the nativity story unfold through a modern day perspective...or is it?