Author: Eric Ivie

Eric Ivie wears many hats. He works for Hendricks County Parks & Recreation, handling their communications, marketing and social media. He is also a substitute teacher, a youth softball coach, a freelance writer, and the publisher of TheyreOurKids.org -- a free website featuring local resources for Hendricks County parents. Eric is a married father of two and has lived and worked in Hendricks County since 1999.

Latest Posts

What You Need To Know About Amo Fish Fry Festival

Posted on June 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM by Eric Ivie

A long-standing tradition here in Hendricks County , the 67th Annual Amo Fish Fry Festival will be held Thursday through Saturday, June 8-10 , in the quaint town of Amo, just a bit west of Danville. The festival takes place at the Amo Ball Fields , ... read more

Weekend Primer: May 19-21

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 08:00 AM by Eric Ivie

We are rapidly heading toward a big weekend in Hendricks County , headlined by the 2017 Mayberry in the Midwest Festival . This annual celebration of The Andy Griffith Show brings a weekend filled with family-friendly fun to our own little ... read more
The 2017 Mayberry in the Midwest Festival arrives in Hendricks County this weekend, bringing The Andy Griffith Show -themed family fun to Danville on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. One of our special guests during the festival is comedian Ronnie Schell ... read more
If you're a fan of the great outdoors, we have some exciting news involving a few of our parks here in Hendricks County . There are two new programs being offered this summer by Hendricks County Parks & Recreation , as well as a new park ... read more

Weekend Primer: April 28-30

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 03:00 PM by Eric Ivie

The weekend is on the horizon! If you find yourself looking for something to do this weekend, we have plenty of reasons to visit Hendricks County including drag racing, an opportunity for gardeners, a family-friendly festival, a 5K run/walk and a ... read more

5 Reasons to 'Say Hey' at Mayberry in the Midwest

Posted on April 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM by Eric Ivie

An annual Hendricks County tradition, the 2017 Mayberry in the Midwest Festival returns to Danville May 19-21 , bringing wild characters, loads of laughter, music, food, and family fun to our own little slice of Mayberry here in Central Indiana. ... read more

5 Unique Easter Egg Hunts in Hendricks County

Posted on April 12, 2017 at 02:00 PM by Eric Ivie

Easter is this weekend, and with it comes a wide variety of opportunities to hunt for Easter eggs in Hendricks County . In addition to many traditional egg hunts, there are some unique activities taking place around the county that involve diving ... read more

Looking Back: 5 Years and 200 Blog Posts

Posted on April 10, 2017 at 09:00 AM by Eric Ivie

You are reading history right here, folks. This is my 200th blog post for Visit Hendricks County . Two hundred. That's a lot of words -- and it would be a lot more words if my editor hadn't spared you from my verbosity over the years. My ... read more
On a recent sunny weekend day, I found myself long on time and short on money. The kids wanted to get out of the house so, based on a friend’s recent suggestion, we piled into the family vehicle and took off in search of outdoor public art in ... read more
The NCAA men's basketball tournament is down to the Sweet Sixteen! How is your bracket looking? (Mine is absolutely destroyed. Thanks, Duke and Louisville.) As I drowned my basketball sorrows in a bowl of ice cream, an idea struck me -- a Sweets ... read more

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