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Mommy’s Little Piggy Contest is This Sat Dec 17

On Saturday, December 17, the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority hosts The “Mommy’s Little Piggy” mashed potato eating contest  featuring plates mounded with mashed potatoes and contestants of different age groups. With tongue in cheek,  the contest that pays tribute to Warner Bros.’ holiday favorite A Christmas Story showing “how the piggies eat.” Mrs.…

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A Christmas Story Returns With Santa’s Mountain

The Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond opened “A Christmas Story Comes Home” exhibit  Sat. Nov. 12 which runs through Dec. 30. presented by The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, the popular exhibit, showcases a variety of scenes that people will recognize from the beloved 1980s film “A Christmas Story.”       The Indiana Welcome…

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Christmas at Barker Mansion – Michigan City

     An annual holiday tradition, Michigan City’s Barker Mansion will open its Christmas decorated rooms to the community for viewing in December 2nd, 2022 for the first time since it was newly remodeled in 2022. Popular traditions from the past will return throughout the month with standard tours and Glowing Lights Nights on Saturdays!…

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Santa’s Mountain is Back at A Christmas Story in 2022

The Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond opened “A Christmas Story Comes Home” exhibit  Sat. Nov. 12 which runs through Dec. 30. presented by The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, the popular exhibit, showcases a variety of scenes that people will recognize from the beloved 1980s film “A Christmas Story.”       The Indiana Welcome…

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Buckley Homestead Fall Festival

The Buckley Homestead Fall Festival Celebrates Old Time Traditions – with family fun, great food, wonderful entertainment and traditional arts and crafts was held on October 8th and 9th, 2022 from 10am – 4pm.     Along the trail to the pioneer cabin reenactors portray military, civilians and artisans of various time periods.  Wood crafters, china painter,…

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Chellberg Farm at Indiana Dunes National Park

     Chellberg Farm once belonged to Swedish immigrants Anders and Johanna Chellberg, who arrived in Northwest Indiana in 1863.  They purchased the 40 acres of land to establish the farm in 1869 and added forty additional acres five years later.      Traveling first by boat and then by train, the Chellbergs arrived here…

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Tallest Sand Dune In Indiana Discovered

As an Indiana Master Naturalist, scientist, inventor, historian, and photographer local resident Ron Seman has hiked the Indiana Dunes for over fifty (50) years.  He leads FREE adventures everyday of the year in all weather with individuals, veterans, active military, first responders, those in recovery via  school groups, organizations, Artistic Recovery and corporations for team…

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Door Village Harvest Festival

     The 27th Door Village Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, September 10th, and Sunday, September 11th, 2022 at Scipio Township Park at 3501 W. Joliet Road.  There is No Admission charge to attend the festival; however, there is a $3.00 Parking Fee.  All proceeds from the festival go to improving and maintaining…

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America’s Race Honoring 9-11 At Indiana Dunes

    Be prepared to low crawl, bear crawl, carry sandbags, drag dummies and negotiate numerous obstacles spread throughout the racecourse. Military Veterans and First Responders will get the first chance to sign-up. Registration will then be open to the general public and capped at 250 contestants. The race will have staggered start times so…

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Labor Day 15 Mile Bike Ride

      The 19th annual Active Living Faire 2022 at Wolf Lake in Hammond Indiana will feature a fishing clinic for youngsters and the bi-state Labor Day Bike Ride on Monday, Sept. 4, 2022.      Sponsored by the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative (AWLI), the 15-mile ride, with frequent stops along the way,…

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