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There’s nothing better in October than a jaunt down memory lane on an old-fashioned hayride, down-home in Indiana! 

Singing, laughter, picnics, stories, memories and more. This will be a musical memory maker! 



A hayride!! Really?!! Old Fashioned Style? 

Yes! and Yes! 

Sooo..Hop on! It’s sure to bring back fond memories of days gone by. Of course we won’t ride the Haywagon for the whole tour, just that special day! 



Day 1 – Home to Delavan, WI 

We travel today to our comfy little spot in Delavan. This evening we are guests at The Rosewood Dinner Theatre. Rosewood embraces the flavors of autumn in the heartland where they extend the warmth of the days into the cool of the evening, gathering with music around an outdoor fire. We will savor a farm to table culinary experience. Featured show this evening is “Radio Days.” Taking us back to a post war time when families gathered in living rooms across America to hear music and stories from the Golden Age of Radio: The Andrew Sisters, Glenn Miller, Vaughn Monroe, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, and more. 

Included Meals: Dinner 

Hotel: Comfort Suites 


Day 2 – Delavan to Alexandria/Marion, IN 

Breakfast is convenient at the hotel before we hit the road. Gotta get to our Hayride! We arrive in Alexandria early in the afternoon for a good ol’ Indiana Hayride. We are hosted by our long time friends, Woody & Vonnie Wright. Woody and Vonnie know what downhome, country cordiality is all about and they are our hosts the rest of this wonderful day. They have made special arrangements for us all to enjoy a hayride – oh the memories of days gone by! That will be followed by a picnic-on-the-grounds complete with the relaxing, feel good, soft-country music of Woody & Vonnie. You’ll feel so at home and Vonnie’s melodious crooning will have you drifting and dreaming for sure! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Dinner 

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express (Marion) 


Day 3 – Marion to Shipshewana, IN 

With breakfast under our belts, we are off to the legendary hospitality of Shipshewana. Arriving in time for…what else? Lunch! Victorian Style! Lunch is followed by our first great Ship Show: “Salute to the Stars: The Way They Were!” A concert like no other of “ol Blue Eyes,” “Babs,” and “The King of R&R” – AKA Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand and Elvis! These incredible impersonators will bring the Stars music to life! Afterwards we’ll enjoy a tasty ice cream social. Dinner this evening is delicious Amish food served family style. We are guests this evening at the Blue Gate Theatre for the presentation of “Dear Soldier Boy,” a hilarious, feel good musical comedy. It’s 1951 and the Korean War is in full swing. Anna King knows that war is contrary to the Amish way, but she still wants to help our troops by volunteering to write letters of encouragement to the soldiers, who must be lonely so far away from home. Anna doesn’t tell anyone about her mission, least of all her father. But to her surprise and dismay, three of her soldier pen pals show up on leave – on the very same weekend! And if that’s not enough, all three propose marriage! Now what’s she going to do?! Will Anna be able to keep the soldiers from finding out about each other? And her father from finding out about all of them?? And then… which one has she really fallen in love with? 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Hotel: Blue Gate Garden Inn, Shipshewana (2 Nights) 


Day 4 – Shipshewana 

This morning enjoy an Amish buffet breakfast at the Blue Gate Garden Inn…no need to say more – yum! A very, very special and unique experience is planned today. We are privileged to a full inside guided tour of Amish Country! Complete with an Amish Bakery, Creamery, a Basket-Making Shop, and an Amish Dairy. We’re treated to lunch at an Amish Farm for a traditional haystack meal, plus Amish buggy rides and experiencing an Amish Buggy-Making Shop. Our entertainment this evening needs no introduction. Daniel O’Donnell tells you everything you need to know! We have seen him many times before and we are ready to see him again. For this popular crooner, the The Blue Gate Event Center is the perfect stage! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 


Day 5 – Shipshewana to Moline, IL 

Partake in one more fabulous Amish breakfast before we say farewell to Shipshewana and head west. We’ll have time to check into our hotel before we make our way over to Circa 21 Dinner Theatre. Enjoy a wonderfully prepared meal before we settle back to the highly entertaining “Clue: The Musical,” bringing the world’s best-known suspects to life: who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room, and with what weapon. We’ll even receive forms to help us deduce the solution from clues given throughout the fun-filled evening. Comic antics, witty lyrics, and a beguiling score carry the investigation from room to room. Even after the culprit confesses, a surprise twist delights us! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Hampton Inn 


Day 6 – Moline to Home 

Breakfast is served at the hotel before travel through Iowa for an early arrival in the Twin Cities. Enjoy reminiscing with your new travel friends about a wonderful Old-Fashioned Hayride! 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $1,699
Single: $1,999
Triple: $1,619
Quad: $1,559

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $116
Single: $116

Travel Bucks

$30 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$100 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 30 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed


Tour Pace

Light to Moderate Walking

Price Includes

11 Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach

The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 67°
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Tour Highlights

“Radio Days” Dinner Show at Rosewood Theatre
Gospel Hayride with Woody & Vonnie Wright
Memory Music of Woody Wright
“Dinner On The Grounds” Home Cooked Picnic
The Daniel O’Donnell Show
“The Way They Were” – Salute To The Stars Show
“Dear Soldier Boy” – Amish Theatre
Dining in an Amish Home
Ice Cream Social
Amish Buggy/Carriage Rides
Family-style Dining
Amish Country Tour
“Clue: The Musical” at Circa 21 Dinner Theatre

Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
Minneapolis, Mn
An Old-Fashioned Hayride: Complete with Music & Theater
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 67°
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