The Coolest Thing

Made in Elkhart County

A well-crafted community

Elkhart County is filled with a creative spirit that is unsinkable. The business owners here have the ability to dream, take chances and innovate. Our people are optimistic, resourceful, curious and adventurous.

Elkhart County is a place to get inspired and to connect and collaborate with like-minded creatives. It’s a place where quality craftsmanship, innovation and collaboration results in a well-crafted life.

Our county is a destination where you can immerse yourself in the maker’s stories from the past and those being written right now. We make things in Elkhart County — cool things.

Nominations Open

Nominations will be accepted through March 31, 2020, or until 50 products are accepted into the contest. 

People's vote

Voting will take place over a two-week period in April.

Coolest Thing Revealed

The winner will be announced at a special event in May. Stay tuned for details!

What makes the coolest thing?


The product is made in Elkhart County.


The product showcases the innovation and entrepreneurship of Elkhart County.


The product is something special, a little different or just plain cool.

Meet the Contestants

Contestants will be added to the slider as their profiles are completed. Scroll through the most recent products here or click the button to browse all of the Coolest Things Made in Elkhart County!

Submit a nomination today

What is the coolest thing made in Elkhart County?

(Psst… It is completely acceptable to nominate your own product! Self-promotion is encouraged and could help you win the contest!)

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