Category Archives: Cooking

Festa Italiana – Cancelled in 2020

     Festa Italiana is held the end of August at Villa Cesare in Schererville, Indiana. Admission is FREE. A variety of Italian favorites will be available including pizza, Italian sausage, Italian beef, arancini (rice ball), meatball sandwiches and specialty desserts. A beer garden, featuring Italian beer Peroni will be open both days. Scheduled for…

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Porter County Fair Begins July 18th

     The Porter County Fair runs July 18th thru July 28th, 2019. Lots of things have changed at the fair, and we have focused these changes below. The Grandstand features top-notch entertainment every evening of the Porter County Fair. Other than first-class concerts you can experience the Fireworks, demolition derbies, tractor pulls, Horse Shows and…

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Griffith Hosts Blues Festival

     Griffith’s Central Park will transform into a three-day blues festival with sixteen blues bands, more than a dozen BBQ vendors and craft beer on June 25th – June 27, 2021 The Broad Street Blues Festival kicks off Friday night at 5:00 p.m. and continues thru Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Blues artists…

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Pierogi Festival Returns to Whiting

The Pierogi Festival family is wacky and wonderful and held this year from July 27th – July 29th, 2018 in downtown Whiting, Indiana. You’ll find a life-size Polish pastry or Mr. Pierogi himself and a cast of characters that has grown over the years. Where else can you see grown women dressed up like our…

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Farmers Markets

     One thing Northwest Indiana has plenty of is Farmers Markets. Over the years, these markets have changed from your old time venue to be more up-scale and popular activity for young and old.      Some have live music, Craft Beer, Arts and Crafts and even Antiques!  So support your local farmers, you’ll find all…

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Michigan City Food Truck Festival

A 2-day Food Truck festival on Memorial Weekend will be held in Fedder’s Alley on May 24th and May 25th, 2020 – located on Lake Michigan shoreline, celebrating culture and food. Hosted by Michigan City Parks and Recreation, the area is located inside Washington park. Food trucks also been a staple of many Region Summer…

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Nwi Food Truck Fest Coming To Portage

Come experience the Region’s best food trucks, enjoy live music and family friendly entertainment at the #NWIFoodTruckFest! on Saturday, June 17th on the Grounds Of Founders Square in Portage Indiana from 11am – 6pm. Due to the great response yesterday, we have added 100 more #VIPEarlyBird tickets that are AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE NOW for our…

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Better For YOU Easter Treats

by Simple Mills After forty days of giving up their favorite sweets, most people are ready to treat themselves. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, kicks off the Lenten season and Easter brings it to an end which means that many people splurge on the snacks they were separated from. Simple Mills has recipes that are…

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St. John Winterfest is Feb. 17-19th

St. John the Baptist Catholic School will host its annual Winterfest Mardi Gras on February 17, 18 and 19.   All fest proceeds go to benefit the St. John school.  Join them for three days of good food, music,  a Game Room, Prizes, as well as our Raffle, where somebody will be the lucky winner of the…

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Apples Festival at Indiana Dunes

     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…

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