At Nappanee Raceway, Little Horses Put On a Big Show

NAPPANEE, IN – It’s a Monday night here in the heartland and all is quiet and peaceful, from the stillness of the cornstalks to the lonely, empty rural roads to the Amish buggies parked neatly in a row, the horses waiting patiently while the passengers tend to their business.

It’s just what you’d expect from a place called Nappanee, Indiana, population 6,648, notable for being the home of Metzler’s Shoes, opened in 1924, and the Nappanee Apple Festival. The festival, by the way, features a seven-foot wide apple pie that weighs 600 pounds.