5 Things to do in the Winter in DeKalb County



The winter months can be tough. The harsh cold, the lack of outdoor activities.  So here’s 5 things you can do in DeKalb County to ward off those winter blues because after all, wintertime should also be playtime.


  1. Dust off the bowling bag and go bowling at the Auburn Bowling Alley. They offer 18 lanes of high quality bowling, a bar with drinks and snacks or join a bowling league. This year they are having their “Pizza, Pins, and Suds League” starting on February 1st. Grab a 3 person team and bowl once a week for 8 weeks or just come any other day of the week to bowl for fun!



  1. Relieve some stress by going to one of the largest shotgun shooting facilities in the Midwest. Located in St. Joe, Indiana, the St. Joe Valley Conservation Club offers 9 st joe valleyTrap Fields, 12 Skeet Fields and 4 lighted fields. The sprawling 150 acre facility offers many different opportunities for new and experienced shooters.




  1. Grab some friends and go to one of the 3 wineries in DeKalb County. Country Heritage in Laotto, IN, has “Friday Night Wine Down” which features live music and lots of wine. Hartland Winery located in Ashley, IN, has live music booked every Saturday up until springtime. And Byler Lane Winery located in Auburn, IN, has food trucks and live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Every day of the weekend there is something planned at one of the wineries so pick one or go to all three to make it a winter weekend filled with wine!

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    Hubie Ashcraft performing at Country Heritage Winery


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Mike Conley performing at Hartland Winery


  1. Calling all those who love to bake! Take a baking class from the Cookie Nook located at the corner of 6th and Jackson in Downtown Auburn. Learn how to do everything from decorating cute cupcakes to  making a cookie bouquet. Space is limited so check their website for the class schedule.


  1. Go to the Kruse Museums and Expo Center located at 5634 Co RD 11 in Auburn, IN, and check out the original Bat Mobile and memorabilia from the “Batman Returns” movie. There’s the sleek Bat Mobile that Batman himself drove in the movies and the original Penguin’s Duck Mobile. How cool is is that we have these famous movie props right here in DeKalb County?!


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For more things to do in DeKalb County, check out our website or visit Facebook.




About Visit DeKalb County

Welcome to the official blog of the DeKalb County Visitors Bureau. Nestled in the North East Corner of Indiana are ten communities that all share a common bond. And that bond is DeKalb County. Our job at the DeKalb County Visitors Bureau is to showcase all of the experiences the county has to offer and one of the many ways we do that is by blogging. Each of our blogs tells a different story of DeKalb County and we hope that by sharing these stories and events it will encourage people from all over the world to visit the place we call home.
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