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Crafted in Festival Country

There's nothing better than exploring the communities of Festival Country Indiana, just south of Indy, and enjoying the great things that are grown and made there. You'll never again want to choose the mass produced. 

Stop One: Want to enjoy popcorn so good it has been sold worldwide, including at the Kentucky Derby? Head to Not Just Popcorn, which began in 1989 with just eight flavors and has since expanded to more than 400. 

Stop Two: Head to The Apple Works, an apple orchard and pumpkin patch that offers so much more! Stroll the grounds and get a photo by the scenic pond and walking bridge, browse the store for apples and farmhouse decor, and feed the animals in the petting zoo. 

Stop Three: Enjoy complimentary wine tasting at the beautiful Mallow Run Winery tasting barn and learn about what goes into growing grapes, vinting award-winning wines, and operating a winery. This venue offers a concert series in the summer. 

Stop Four- Dinner: Learn aboout how Belgian-style craft brews are made right here in Festival Country while you enjoy food and drinks at Taxman Brewing Company, a nationally-recognized brewery and restaurant. Another locally made favorite is the barbecue at nearby Johnson's BBQ Shack