Come experience Indiana's Amish heritage at this year's Grabill Country Fair in Grabill, Indiana.  This annual event, held since 1973, attracts about 100,000 visitors each year. Grabill is a small town located just northeast of Fort Wayne in the heart of Amish country. Enjoy an extensive craft fair, home-cooked food and activities for all ages at this year's event, held September 8 through 10. On average about 130 craft vendors will attend the fair, showcasing woodworking items, needlepoint, crochet and knit patterns and more. Contests, including a horseshoe tournament, run non-stop during the fair. For the ladies, enter the apple pie baking contest, or for the gents, try the nail driving or cross-cut sawing contests. Other fair highlights include a grande parade and gospel music concert. When your hunger strikes, enjoy traditional foods including apple dumplings and corn on the cob. A shuttle service is offered from Leo Junior/Senior High School, at 14600 Amstutz Road, to and from the fair for your convenience. For more information about the Grabill Country Fair and a full schedule of events, click here. Fair events this year include:

Thursday, September 8 6:30 a.m. - Pancake, Sausage, Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast Begins 10 a.m. - Artisan, Craft and Food Booths Open 1 p.m. - Weaving Demonstrations 5 p.m. - Children's Games and Rides Open 6 p.m. - Egg Toss 6:30 p.m. - Watermelon Eating Contest

Friday, September 9 10 a.m. - Corn Husk Craft Demonstration 1 p.m. - Rug Hooking Demonstration 5 p.m. - Beef and Noodles, Pork Chops and Pie Dinner Begins 6 p.m. - Baby Crawl 7 p.m. - Pet Parade

Saturday, September 10 10 a.m. - Parade Begins 11 a.m. - Artisan, Craft and Food Booths Open 11:30 a.m. - BBQ Chicken Meal Begins 2:30 p.m. - Cherry Spit Contest 3 p.m. - Spelling Bee 4:30 p.m. - Magic Show 6:30 pm. - Cross-cut Saw Cutting 8 p.m. - Gospel Music Concert