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Jake Brown

Jake is the Content & Digital Marketing Strategist for Visit South Bend Mishawaka. Prior to VSBM, he was a reporter and columnist for the South Bend Tribune. Jake is a proud Indiana University grad and was raised in the region.

Top 10 Fall Activities in The Bend

Fall in The Bend is a pretty special time. Crisp air swoops in to South Bend and Mishawaka along with Notre Dame football season. Beautifully colorful leaves make for an experience that sticks with you. Harvest time also brings fresh bounty for local markets and restaurants. Here are some of our…

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6 Picks: Spots for Fall Color

Foliage season is almost here. Peak color change is expected the week of Oct. 24. It’s time to get the hiking boots out and plan autumn adventures. These are the top places for leaf peeping around South Bend and Mishawaka. Notre Dame's Campus All the iconic campus landmarks with a side of beautiful…

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6 Places to Celebrate Harvest Season

Fall isn’t synonymous with harvest season for nothing. Nothing says local like growers around South Bend, Mishawaka and the surrounding area bringing vegetables and other goods to market before winter takes hold. Whether it’s a pumpkin patch or farmers market, here are six places where you can…

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Things to Do for Halloween in The Bend

Halloween Events Boo Bash Visit the St. Joseph County 4H Fairgrounds from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 for Boo Bash. There will be a trunk-or-treat, haunted house, petting zoo, food vendors and several other activities for all ages. Zoo Boo An annual favorite, Zoo Boo is Oct. 21-23 this year and…

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What You Need to Know for Tailgating at Notre Dame

Shortly after sunrise on fall Saturdays, fans begin bustling in the parking lots around Notre Dame Stadium. Tents go up. Grills move into position. Sound systems turn on. Drinks are poured. Here’s your guide to tailgating for Notre Dame home football games. 2022 Tailgating Guidelines Parking…

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Notre Dame Football Weekends: What to Do in The Bend

Campus is the epicenter of activity during a Notre Dame football game weekend. But if you're looking to explore more of The Bend, there is plenty to see. These are some of our top things to do and places to see before and after the game. Eat at Some Local Spots Are you the type to plan your trips…

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6 Picks: Things to Do this September

September means signs of all are starting to show themselves. These are some of the things that should be on your to-do list as we head into the change of seasons. Stone Temple Pilots at Four Winds Field Legendary 90s rock band Stone Temple Pilots is playing Four Winds Field on Sept. 16 — the night…

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10 Most Instagrammable Places in the Fall

Football season, foliage, harvest time, pumpkin patches — fall around The Bend is known to give Instagram followers a bit of FOMO. These are some of the most Instagrammable places in South Bend and Mishawaka. University of Notre Dame Nothing says fall like a visit to the iconic Notre Dame campus…

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An Adventure Seeker's Getaway

Looking for a weekend getaway that offers more adrenaline rush than a relaxed vibe? This is your guide to an adventure-filled fall visit to The Bend. Navigate the Rum Village Aerial Park After you've checked out the water, head into the treetops at the Rum Village Aerial Adventure Park in South…

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