Community Events

Middlebury Garage Sale Days are this May 19-20!
Register here to get your sale listed in the Community Garage Sale Map and Guide.

Legacy Home Furniture
Customer Appreciation Days

Goshen: April 15  Middlebury: April 21-22

Refreshments Served!

Goshen Location Only (Old Bag Factory)………………………. April 15th – 9-5

Middlebury Location Only………………   April 21st – 9-8   &   April 22th – 9-5

Giveaways; La-Z-Boy Recliner • $250.00 Certificates • $150.00 Certificates

Pulled Pork and Ice-Cream will be served on the 21st 11-5 & the 22nd 11-4 ONLY!

Grand Opening Celebration for The Barn Door
Friday April 21 – Saturday April 22

The Chamber will be conducting a grand opening for The Barn Door Antique Boutique at 11:00 am, Friday, April 21st.  This will also be the grand opening for Crossroads Ambulance Sales and Services LLC. Join us in welcoming these new businesses to Middlebury!

Essenhaus Classic Car Cruise-In                     Thursday Nights, May – September
















The Mail Order Bride Premier
Essenhaus Heritage Hall May 2 – June 30

Enjoy an afternoon or evening of LIVE theatre at Essenhaus Heritage Hall during the featured stage production, “The Mail Order Bride”, from May 2 to June 30! Experience a delightful and comic tale of caring, compassion, and humor as two people try to face the differences of culture and new beginnings and a gossipy townsfolk who must learn not to jump to conclusions.

In early spring of 1920, English resident Eli Whittier was on his way to Pennsylvania when his ship was swept into a storm landing him in Newfoundland, Canada.  He has worked two years as a lumberjack, de facto preacher and schoolteacher for a comically gossipy townsfolk, all to save enough money to send for his fiancée, Molly.  And that’s where the fun begins.  Despite his constant writing and care, Molly has married the postman who delivered Eli’s love letters.  In an effort to smooth the rough tides, Molly buys an unknowing Eli a mail-order bride and sends her to him.  The day the ship arrives, Eli’s joy quickly turns to confusion as he discovers a shy but beautiful young Anya instead of his fiancée, Molly.  Now Eli must choose whether to take young Anya as his wife or scrounge up enough money to send her home.  Can Eli teach a young lady to love him when she has come from a culture where women just do as they’re told?  And will Anya learn to love and adjust to the new culture?  Can they both make this arrangement happen before the boat leaves in a week, or will the gossiping townsfolk destroy everything?

Experience Essenhaus Heritage Hall, where each performance is enriching, creative, hopeful and suitable for the entire family!  Tickets for this event are available now via telephone, online at and on-site at the Inn and menu dining registration desk during business hours.  Reserved tickets are $20 per adult, $18 for children 12 and under, and $16 for groups of nine or more.  Dinner & Theatre packages are available. “The Mail Order Bride” is written by Daris Howard. Presented by special arrangement with Drama Source. Directed by Kevin Eyer.

The main campus of Das Dutchman Essenhaus is located at 240 US 20, Middlebury, IN.  Additional information regarding the Essenhaus can be obtained by calling 800-455-9471 or online at


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