Author: Josh Duke

Josh has served as the Communications Manager for Visit Hendricks County since August 2011. He oversees the Hendricks County Insider tourism blog as well as handling other public relations functions for Visit Hendricks County and its partners to share all the wonderful activities, attractions and events the county has to offer.

Devour Indy will soon arrive in the Central Indiana region again with six Hendricks County restaurants participating from Jan. 20 through Feb. 2, and Visit Hendricks County has gift cards to give away as part of the promotion. This popular dining…

We have a very talented team of writers -- local insiders who live, work and play here in Hendricks County, Indiana -- who use their insider knowledge to recommend what you should do if you are coming to visit or even if you live here. I'm not often…

Tips to Enjoy The Smiley Morning Show Pumpkin Drop

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 10:00 AM by Josh Duke

What could be better in the fall than watching a giant pumpkin -- we are talking 1,400 pounds -- fall from the sky and splatter all over The Shops at Perry Crossing parking lot? The annual Smiley Morning Show Pumpkin Drop, held during most local…

Things to Do With Your Dogs This Fall

Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:00 PM by Josh Duke

If you consider your dog or dogs to be your best friend or one of your children, we get it and so do a lot of our event organizers and attraction owners in Hendricks County, Indiana. With more and more people looking for things to do with their dogs…

Top Fall Festivals in Hendricks County

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 9:00 AM by Josh Duke

One of the most popular seasons in Hendricks County, Indiana, and my personal favorite has arrived. What is there not to love about fall? We have the changing leaves, the cooler temperatures and of course some fantastic family-friendly festivals and…

What You Need to Know About Festival of the Arts

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:00 PM by Josh Duke

More than 100 vendors including 35 first timers will once again make Arbuckle Acres Park in Brownsburg the epicenter of the regional art scene on July 20. Festvial of the Arts, which draws about 3,000 people annually, will once again showcase fine…

If you are looking for summer excursions based around affordable family fun then you have come to the right place. All you need to bring is sunscreen, shades and the kids, and we can provide the rest in the form of water parks, a trampoline park and…

Avon Gardens Has Become a Budding Destination

Thursday, May 30, 2019 11:00 AM by Josh Duke

Anyone who thinks you can’t get away in Hendricks County has never ventured to Avon Gardens in Avon, Indiana. I had visited in the past to purchase a tree, but boy did I miss out on the true essence of this tranquil hideaway that’s slightly off the…

In the tourism industry, we focus so much on today, this weekend or next week that we often lose sight of how we got here and how far we've come, even here in Hendricks County, Indiana. Not long ago, the iconic Mayberry Cafe in Danville was simply…