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  • Meet us at NoblePalooza!

    All who live and work in Noble County are invited to NoblePalooza, an Expo to Thrive! We will be there and hope to see you, too! NoblePalooza will be held at the Community Learning Center (CLC) in Kendallville on Saturday, March 11 from 10 AM to 2 PM. This FREE COMMUNITY EVENT will offer family fun, information, free kids activities, and more - something for all ages! Join us at the CLC, 401 E Diamond Street (former ENMS), in celebration of all the things that make Noble County thrive! WHAT TO SEE & DO: NoblePalooza will feature 100 Noble County-serving organizations who: Invest in our community Provide opportunities for you to engage in the things you care about Engage our youth Help develop leaders to strengthen our community now and into the future Offer opportunities that enrich our quality of life PLUS.... Expo Marketplace #SHOPLOCAL Visit the Expo Marketplace to meet Noble County makers and small business owners who are working to build their businesses. Invest in local entrepreneurism to support their sustainability and growth - and maybe discover a new opportunity to partner and grow together! Bring cash and cards and #SHOPLOCAL! The Crew Business Fair Youth Entrepreneurs NoblePalooza is thrilled to include The Crew Youth Center's annual Youth Business Fair as part of the Expo! Be sure to explore the Business Fair to meet and encourage Noble County youth as they share their business plans, products, services, and dreams! It's another opportunity to #SHOPLOCAL! Helping Others Grow Educational sessions & demonstrations As if NoblePalooza wasn't already jam-packed with opportunities, 2023 is also partnering with Noble County Master Gardeners, hosting "Helping Others Grow", a series of 30-minute educational sessions and demonstrations, exhibits, and vendors (more opportunities to #SHOPLOCAL)! Helping Others Grow extends NoblePalooza to two floors of the CLC - bigger and better than last year! Be sure to visit the Expo website for floor plans and more!

  • Stakeholders: Help HDK attain national accreditation!

    Historic Downtown Kendallville is currently an accredited Indiana Main Street organization and Main Street America Affiliate, but we have an opportunity to become Main Street America Accredited in 2023! Nationally accredited Main Streets have front-row access to additional grants and other funding, as well as workshops and general support that other Main Streets do not. There are just 14 nationally accredited Main Streets in the state of Indiana. Together, we can make Historic Downtown Kendallville (HDK) the fifteenth! On Friday, February 3, 2023, Main Street America staff will visit Kendallville to review and assess HDK's progress towards meeting the criteria to achieve national accreditation. They want to hear from you - the community and stakeholders - on a variety of topics. The agenda for the February 3rd meeting is shared below, as well as recommendations to help you determine which sessions you should attend. As you can see, HDK staff will not be in attendance at a majority of the sessions. This is to encourage you and other stakeholders to speak freely of your thoughts and observations of HDK. 10:00 am – 10:50: Broad-based community commitment to revitalization Attendance: City, Chamber, Tourism, Economic Development, College, Arts organization, other community non-profits, business, and property owners (No HDK staff present) 11:00 am – 11:50: Preservation-Based Economic Development Attendance: Board, City, Property owners (No HDK staff present) 1:00 pm – 1:50 Standard III: Diversified Funding and Sustainable Program Operations Attendance: Executive Board only (No HDK staff present) 2:00 pm – 2:50 Inclusive Leadership and Organizational Capacity Attendance: Board and Committee members (No HDK staff present) 3:00 pm – 3:50 Strategy-Driven Programming & Standard VI: Demonstrated Impact and Results Attendance: Board and Main Street Staff. Please RSVP at your earliest convenience by email to or phone to (260) 318-0883 to let us know when to expect your participation. We hope you can attend and help drive continuous improvement towards excellence!

  • Annual Report & Business Investment Guide released

    Great things are happening in downtown Kendallville and the city's Main Street organization invites you to be a part of it! Historic Downtown Kendallville has released the 2022 Annual Report, highlighting Kendallville "by the numbers". Included in the report are statistics, testimonials, opportunities, accomplishments, 2023 work plans, 2023 events, and financial reports. Also included in the publication is a Business Investment Guide aimed at business attraction and expansion downtown.

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  • Kendallville Main Street | Fairy Festival

    Royal Pass A limited number of Royal Passes are available to enjoy during the 2023 Fairy, Gnome & Troll Festival on Saturday, May 20 in Historic Downtown Kendallville. ​ The festival runs from 10 am to 2 pm and passes are available for exclusive experiences beginning every 15 minutes from 10 am to 1:30 pm. ​ Purchase a pass and choose your time slot here! $25 each (Includes one adult a nd one child. Up to two additional children may be added at $15 per child. Four persons max per pass.) BUY NOW

  • Fairy Festival Registration | Historic Downtown Kendallville

    Fairy, Gnome & Troll Festival VENDOR INFO 2023 Saturday, May 20, 2023 10 AM - 2 PM This free, family-friendly event is for kids of all ages, and celebrates the many fairy, gnome and troll families living in Kendallville and all around Noble County. Visitors to the festival will have an opportunity to meet Tinkerbell, enjoy a bubble party, play carnival games, attend a fairy tea party, experience entertainment of a magical nature, enjoy tasty food, shop the multitude of vendors, and much more! Do you want to learn more about the fairies, gnomes and trolls living in the area? Evidence of our magical neighbors can be seen by spying the tiny doors to their homes scattered around Noble County. A map and story about each fairy family home is featured at . Booths selling products or services: $40 per booth Booths offering free products, activities or services are not subject to a booth fee. Poster Vendor Guidelines: Direct sales companies (Scentsy, Pink Zebra, et al) will be limited to one booth per brand at this event. Setup is from 8-9:30 a.m. on the day of event. Event runs from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. No early departures allowed; tear-down begins after 2 p.m. Vendors are responsible for providing their own tents, tables, chairs, etc. Electricity is available upon request. No vulgar materials allowed. No refunds for vendor cancellations, regardless of reason. Booth fees paid by registration not accepted will be refunded. Vendor registration has closed. Interested vendors may contact Kristen at to be added to the waiting list.

  • Kendallville Main Street | Heart of Kendallville

    Welcome to Historic Downtown Kendallville Alum-Elec Structures Betty Lou Graphics & Design Quick Tanks Alum-Elec Structures 1/14 Invest in Main Street Feb 24 2 min Meet us at NoblePalooza! All who live and work in Noble County are invited to NoblePalooza, an Expo to Thrive! We will be there and hope to see you, too!... Jan 20 2 min Stakeholders: Help HDK attain national accreditation! Historic Downtown Kendallville is currently an accredited Indiana Main Street organization and Main Street America Affiliate, but we have... Jan 13 1 min Annual Report & Business Investment Guide released 2022 Annual Report and Business Investment and attraction guide from Historic Downtown Kendallville, Indiana. Dec 9, 2022 1 min Comedy night cancelled Saint Pat's Comedy Night has been cancelled. Nov 15, 2022 1 min Shop Small in HDK on November 28! Shop Historic Downtown Kendallville on Saturday, November 26 for great deals, free gifts, and more! Download the catalog. All Posts Receive our updates in your inbox! Email Subscribe Thanks for submitting! Follow us on Facebook Contact subscribe

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