Celebrate autumn with an Apples Festival at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s historic Chellberg Farm on Saturday, and Sunday in September from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Fun is the theme of the weekend interleaved with the celebration of the all American Apple. Admission and parking are free.
Accordingly, enjoy lots of fall seasonal activities such as tractor-pulled hayrides, a Kid’s Corner with games and crafts, and even apple-chucking. Local musicians will provide continuous entertainment and the Northwest Indiana Storytellers will be spinning tales.
Furthermore, help make cider using an apple press, learn how to cook apples for applesauce and apple butter, ferment apples into vinegar, make apple pomanders and discover dozens of other uses for apples. Free tasting of most of these products will be available. Or, purchase lunch or a snack from one of seven food vendors and make a day of it.
Have you ever wondered why there are so many apple trees in Indiana? We can thank Indiana native, “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman for their abundance. During this festival, visitors can watch the classic Disney short on Johnny Appleseed. Furthermore, help with the planting of 16 apple trees as they re-establish the orchard at Chellberg Farm. The farm even has resident chickens now thanks to festival partners Dunes Learning Center and the Friends of Indiana Dunes.
For information on this event or other programs being offered this year at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882.
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