Thursday, February 6, 2014

Roses are red, violets are blue, Wayne County is bustling with lots to do!

Love is in the air this Valentines Day and there are lots of things for those in love to do in Wayne County. Massages, Chocolates, Flowers and more, there’s something for every kind of romantic out there. No matter how you want to celebrate this lovely holiday, Wayne County has just what you need! If you’re stuck wondering how to spend the day with your significant other, no worries, we've compiled some options for you.

Indulge in Chocolate

Ghyslain Chocolatier & Bistro
416 N. 10th Street, RichmondIN 47374
(765) 966-3344

Olympian Candies
625 E. Main Street, RichmondIN 47374
(765) 962-4989

Abbott's Candy Shop
48 E. Walnut Street, Hagerstown, IN
(765) 489-4442
CC's Finest Candies
5 E. Front Street, Cambridge City, IN 47327
(765) 478-3006 

The Chocolate Trail
5701 National Road East, Richmond, IN 47374
The Wayne County Chocolate Trail is available all year round, stop by the Welcome center to pick up your passport and travel the area sampling free chocolate treats. You don't want to miss this FREE opportunity!

Relax with a Massage or Mani/Pedi

The Mona Lisa Salon and Spa
1901 National Road West, RichmondIndiana 47374
(765) 935-0734 

Les Cheveux Salon & Spa
3031 East Main Street, RichmondIndiana 47374
(765) 962-9393

    201 South 5th Street, RichmondIndiana 47374
(765) 966-4667

The Art of Hair and Metamorphosis Spa
424 N. 10th Street, RichmondIndiana 47374
(765) 965-5638

Lori's Hair & Body Works
301 NW 5th St, RichmondIN 47374
(765) 966-9559

Enjoy a Romantic Dinner Together

Firehouse BBQ & Blues
400 N. 8th Street, Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 488-0312

J & J Winery
3415 National Road West, Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 965-9463

Little Sheba's / Zini's Place
175 Fort Wayne Ave, Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 962-2999

Galo's Italian Grill
107 Garwood Rd, Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 973-9000

Ghyslain Chocolatier & Bistro
416 N. 10th Street, Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 966-3344

No. 9 Grill
27 W. Main Street, Cambridge City, IN 47327
(765) 334-8315

The Cafe 51
10 W Walnut Street, Hagerstown, IN 47346
(765) 977-3480

Enjoy The Aroma

Lemon's Florist, Inc.
3203 E Main St, Richmond, IN
(765) 962-1234

Flowers By Carla
4016 National Rd W, Richmond, IN
(765) 935-4649

Jack Daggy Flowers
455 S 9th St, Richmond, IN
(765) 962-5596

Today's Harvest Produce and Flowers 
5859 St Rte 320, New Paris, OH
(937) 877-6030 ‎ 

Roses and Rainbows
118 W. Main St., Cambridge City 47327
(765) 478-5352

Valentine's Day Events

Friday and Saturday, February 14 & 15, 2014 
Valentine Dinner

J&J Winery, 3415 National Road West, Richmond
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$24.99 per person.

Friday, February 14th and Saturday, February 15th 
TASTE by Jen Ferrell 

The Gennett Mansion, 1829 East Main Street, Richmond
7 p.m.
$39 per person, plus tax & gratuity.

Friday, February 14, 2014 
Pride and Prejudice
Richmond Civic Theater, 1003 East Main St., Richmond
7:30 p.m.
Regular $15, Senior (65+) $12, Student (with ID) $12.

This listing is not complete, for a full listing of Wayne County attractions you can visit our website or call us at 765-935-8687, (800)828-8414.    


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bring in the New Year in Wayne County


Help us Bring 2014 to Wayne County with a night full of fun! Lots of exciting events are taking place tonight. There are even a few family friendly events to bring the kids to. So grab your part hats, masks and glitter and bring in the New Year in Wayne County.

Richmond 40 Bowl:
 75 S. 37th St., Richmond
(765) 966-2641
The Family Friendly Party is 6-8 p.m. and costs $59.99 per lane up to 6 per lane. Reservations are required. Two hours of unlimited Cosmic Bowling, shoe rental, an all-American food buffet and unlimited soft drinks.
The Cosmic Party is 9:30 p.m. - 1 a.m. $15 per person. Reservations are required. Includes unlimited Cosmic Bowling, shoe rental, Glow Bowling, a laser light show and video music requests.
4th Floor Blues Club INCONCERT New Year’s Eve Celebration:
923 N. E St., Richmond
(765) 966-5654
Party starts at 7 p.m. Includes an all-you-can-eat buffet, party favors and champagne toast at midnight, along with music by the Fingertrip band. When the night is over, those attending can catch a free ride home within Richmond city limits in the Blues Mobile. Everyone attending must be at least 21. Tickets $25.
• Kids’ Party at The Skate:
The Skate
475 commerce Road, Richmond
(765) 962-3823
8 p.m. until 12:30 a.m., youth can celebrate the New Years. The night includes a giant ball drop, door prizes, games, party handouts, contests, free Pepsi and free skate rental. $13 per person.
• Firehouse BBQ & Blues: 
400 N. Eighth St., Richmond
(765) 488-0312.
The Doug Hart Band and The Sean Lamb Band will perform at the restaurant starting at 9 p.m. Cover is $10.
• The Richmond Moose #167: 
111 S. Eighth St., Richmond
(765) 962-2997
9 p.m. to 1 a.m. featuring dancing to live music by Dan Davis Jr. and The Funkyard Dogs. Tickets are $10 a person or $15 per couple. Party favors will be given and sausage and sauerkraut will be served at midnight. Free rides will be given within a 12-mile radius.
Smiley’s Old English Pub:
39 N. Eighth St., Richmond
(765) 962-6388
A New Year’s Eve party features a DJ starting at 9 p.m. A $5 cover will be charged. Must be 21.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Tis' The Season To Visit Wayne County

Thanksgiving is almost here and  Black Friday lingers in the near future. You know what that means...CHRISTMAS!  Time for listening to carols, snow ball fights, hot cocoa, and awaiting Santa’s arrival. I love the holidays so much I don’t wait for Thanksgiving to come around to start getting into the Christmas Spirit. My Christmas tree is up, lights are illuminating the house and presents are being bought. This is my favorite time of year! I love the heart warming atmosphere that comes along with families singing carols and enjoying each others company as they reminisce on the year that has passed by.

I recently asked some locals what they would recommend as a fun winter activity to someone who is visiting the area.

Shirley Warth - “Family Tradition of walking through Glen Miller Park during the celebration of lights and enjoying hot fudge cake afterwards”

Katrina Harris - “Going to look at Thistlewaite Falls when ice has begun to form and snow is on the banks! So beautiful, but you have to be careful about ice on the path/steps!”

Betty Voit - “Christmas in the Depot Celebration.”

Amanda Harris - “ Driving around in your PJs with your family & some hot cocoa while looking at Christmas lights around the city.”

David Roe - “Sledding is the best when you take all the grandkids at once down the hill!”

Do you have family coming to visit for the holidays? Wayne County has many quaint and family-friendly towns with glistening trees lite up lining the streets and many unique local shops and restaurants.

Wayne County has lots of unique seasonal activities and events taking place this time of year. Here’s a partial list of Wayne County events that are related to the holiday season. Learn more about these events and many others scheduled throughout the season by visiting our online list of events.

Cambridge City Wonderland
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Main Street & Creitz Park, Cambridge City
5-9 p.m.
The Christmas Wonderland will offer: Antiques and unique crafts/collectibles, a lighted parade, snow ball fights, petting zoo, live nativity scene, strolling carolers, a double decker bus, craft bazaar, carriage rides and much much more! Bring the whole family and don't miss out on the fun!

Old Fashioned Christmas Festival
Historic Depot District , Richmond
Tuesday Evenings in December
5 - 9 p.m.
You will feel the spirit of the season as you stroll through our historic neighborhood aglow with twinkling lights and luminaries. Enjoy: Carriage rides, ride the double-decker bus, visit santa, live reindeer, cookies, hot chocolate and much more!

Warm Glow Christmas Open House
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 6-8, 2013
Warm Glow, 2131 N. Centerville Rd., Richmond
Come to the annual Warm Glow Candle Co. Christmas Open House! It's more than a sale, it's an EVENT! Join us for great sales, wine and gourmet food tasting, live holiday music, free photos with Santa, local artisans, live reindeer on Sunday and so much more!!

Holiday Parade
Saturday, December 7, 2013
East Main towards South 10th, Richmond
4 p.m.
The 24th Annual Holiday Parade theme this year is "Holiday Dreams". Bring the whole family and enjoy the festivities as you watch the floats travel through uptown Richmond

Celebration of Lights
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Glen Miller Park, 2414 East Main Street, Richmond
5 - 9 p.m.
Our traditional luminary display will delight the whole family. In addition there will be carriage rides, entertainment, a candy cane hunt for the kids, a bonfire, and concessions. Santa will even be there, so bring your camera!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Winter Activities in Wayne County

It may not officially be winter yet but with the temperatures dropping down to the 30’s lately, I’m already looking for some winter activities to do in Wayne County. This year has seemed to go by quite quickly and I can’t believe it’s almost November already!

In preparation for the cold weather up ahead, I’m compiling a list of 50 fun winter activities in Wayne County. With the help of our social media followers, blog readers, and locals I am working towards the goal of having a list of activities that will cure the winter blues.

I’ll start the list off with one of my favorites: Sledding at Roosevelt Hill in Glen Miller Park. Growing up, this was always a must do in our house. We would often bundle up in our warm coats, throw on a couple layers of socks along with our snow boots and head out the door on our way to the park. Upon arrival you can enjoy the sounds of laughing children and the ear shattering screams as they make their way to the bottom of the hill. My favorite memory of sledding here was when we had my mother go down the hill when I was younger and she managed to sled all the way to the bottom of the hill and over the road down below. Great memories are made during this activity!

I am enlisting the help from all our social media followers, blog readers and Wayne County locals to help us complete this list. Send your favorite winter time activities to or leave a comment on our facebook . The best will be chosen and added to a new Winter Activities brochure that can be handed out to visitors who are looking for something fun to do in the cold. A select few answers will be chosen to win a small prize based on their creativity. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Halloween in Wayne County

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. I love the fun costumes and haunted houses and now that I am the mother of a toddler, I am even more excited to celebrate this fun-filled day. When most people think of Halloween they picture the children having all the fun but Wayne County has some really exciting Halloween events both parents and children will enjoy. I have a 2 year old boy and here are some of his favorites from last year:

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Malloween: Trick or Treat Night

Richmond Square Mall, 3801 National Road East, Richmond
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Malloween has always been a fun event to attend in Wayne County and I can remember attending this with my parents when I was younger. This event is a safe alternative to trick-or-treating and a free fun-filled family event. Kids can safely trick-or-treat throughout the Richmond Square Mall.

Saturday, October 26, 2013
Halloween Howl

Wayne County Fairgrounds, 861 North Salisbury Road, Richmond
5-8 p.m.
Growing up this event was always a must do in my house except it was located at the High School’s Tiernan Center back then. How many of you remember that? Halloween Howl will have candy, fun, games, candy, prizes, candy, and contests. This event is free!

Sunday, October 27, 2013
Gateway Vineyard Fellowship Harvest Party

3361 State Road 227 North
4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
I took my son to this harvest party last year when he was only 1. He absolutely loved the petting zoo! They had a baby zebra! How cool is that? They have games for kids of all ages, trunk or treat, hay rides and more. It’s Fun for the whole family!

Monday, October 28th, 2013
Safety Village Trick or Treat

Safety Village, 498 NW 18th St., Richmond
5 p.m. -6:30 p.m.
Another stop that I took my son to last year was Safety Village trick or treat and he had so much fun! Kids of all ages will enjoy walking around safety town as they gather candy and learn about trick or treat safety. There will be a not so scary haunted house, fortune teller, fun Halloween music and more.

Parents be sure to help your children into their cutest outfits, grab the trick or treat bucket, and don't forget the camera as you head out to these family fun events!

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Right-click here to download pictures. To help protect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture from the Internet.Homerun Haunt
McBride Stadium, 201 NW 13th St, Richmond
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Malloween: Trick or Treat Night

Richmond Square Mall, 3801 National Road East, Richmond

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Halloween Howl

Wayne County Fairgrounds, 861 North Salisbury Road, Richmond
5-8 p.m.

Sunday, October 27, 2013
Gateway Vineyard Fellowship Harvest Party

3361 State Road 227 North
4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Monday, October 28th, 2013
Safety Village Trick or Treat

Safety Village, 498 NW 18th St., Richmond
5 p.m. -6:30 p.m.

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Christ United Church Fall Festival 
6-8 p.m.
Christ United Church 3430 Backmeyer Road.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Williamsburg Trick or Treat

5-8 p.m.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Webster Trick or Treat

5-7 p.m.

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Trunk and Treat
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
First Church of the Nazarene,1600 Chester Blvd, Richmond

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Hagerstown Trick or Treat

6 - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Richmond Trick or Treat
5-7 p.m.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Centerville Trick or Treat

5-7 p.m.

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Fountain City Trick or Treat

5-7 p.m.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Help us kick off our Enchanted Fairy Trail!

A Fairy Exciting Event will be taking place on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Wayne County will be filled with fairies of all ages! You will witness little girls and boys frolicking throughout the County in fairy attire as they make their way to various locations in search of the enchanted fairy doors, homes and gardens hidden within.  

The Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau invites you to put on your best fairy costume and enjoy an enchanted day full of excitement and fun as we celebrate the launch of our Enchanted Fairy Trail! Kids of all ages can stop by the Welcome Center, 5701 National Road East, where they can pick up an Enchanted Fairy Trail bag, create a fairy halo, participate in the fairy costume contest and enjoy delicious fairy themed snacks. From there, families will receive an Enchanted Fairy map designating over 14 stops with hidden fairy doors, gardens, and homes. Each location will have various fairy themed activities for children to participate in including; coloring contests, face painting, fairy dust tattoos, fairy themed crafts, snacks, games, fairy necklaces and much more.

The Enchanted Fairy Trail has been a big hit since its launch last month. Currently featuring 50 small enchanted dwellings, the Enchanted Fairy Trail provides a glimpse into the mystical world of fairies. Peeking through some windows you may spot a fairy bed, kitchen, or a fairy itself. Built with a colorful array of materials, the fairy doors throughout Wayne County gives families and children of all ages an exciting chance to explore the community in a unique fashion. Children can leave small gifts or write letters at some locations that have fairy mail boxes, allowing direct interaction with the fairies and bringing a smile to every child’s face.

Where: Celebration begins at The Old National Road Welcome Center, 5701 National Road East, Richmond. 
When: Saturday, October 12, 2013 
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Call: 765-935-8687

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Win 2 Tickets To See Sweet Honey In The Rock

Looking for something to do now that summer is coming to a close? September is full of fun family festivals that offer something for everyone. Cambridge City Canal Days, Heritage Festival at The Wayne County Historical Museum, and the Gennett Walk of Fame Music Festival are all occurring during the weekend of Friday through Sunday, September 6 – 8, 2013.

The Cambridge City Canal Days is a two day event, September 7 & 8, packed with vendor booths, arts & crafts, antiques, and much more. There is a parade and duck race for the kids and parents can relax as they walk through and enjoy the scenic view Cambridge City has to offer.

The Heritage Festival at The Wayne County Historical Museum is a two day festival, September 7 & 8, full of exciting activities for the whole family including a Civil War re-enactment, rope making, a blacksmith shop, horse drawn carriage rides, and old-time music.

Downtown Richmond and the Whitewater Gorge Park will be a buzz with music from live bands performing on Friday and Saturday, September 6 & 7, 2013. This family friendly event offers an enjoyable afternoon filled with music from multiple bands from across the nation.

Internationally acclaimed and Grammy award winning African American female acappella ensemble, Sweet Honey In The Rock will be performing at Earlham College during the Walk of Fame Music Festival. They offer a diverse array of music including; Blues, African, Jazz, Gospel and R&B. The ensemble’s goal is to educate, entertain and empower its audience through their singing and the use of American Sign Language throughout their performance. You do not want to miss the unique opportunity to listen to this ensemble during their 40th anniversary season as they fill Richmond with their beautiful music.
Tickets to the concert are $15/person. If you would like to enter to win 2 free tickets for Saturday's concert at 4 p.m., all you need to do is email us why you would love to see Sweet Honey In The Rock in 100 words or less to Please include your name and contact number. One lucky winner will be able to enjoy a relaxing, fun filled afternoon listening to this amazing ensemble. Drawing will take place Thursday, September 5 by 3:00 p.m. and winner will be notified via email/phone.

Friday, September 6, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 4 p.m.

Earlham Campus, Goddard Auditorium, 801 National Road West, Richmond

For more information call Earlham Box Office 765 983-1474 or Starr Gennett (765) 962-2860. No tickets sold at door.