Fall Festivals in Northwest Indiana

     Spend your Fall Weekends with the family for a weekend getaway in Northwest Indiana. We guarantee there’s a Festival EVERY WEEKEND WITH TONS OF FAMILY FUN! From Car Shows,Food Truck Festivals to concerts and parades, these events will have you enjoying your summer weekend ! Let us not forget tons of Fireworks,  Art and Craft Fairs AND CRAFT BEER !     
     Folks might also like the live Concertsand full fledged Festivalshonoring our Nation’s Birthday on July 4th or our Nation’s Workers on Labor Day that have four full days held in Lowell Indiana, Hesston Steam Museum, and Michigan City Indiana. We even have lots of HISTORICAL EVENTS TOO!

     • You’ll find RIDES like the Zipper, Gravitron, Flying saucer, Merry Go Round, Bumper Cars, Swinger, Tilt A Whirl, Mega Shot, Mighty Mac and more.
     • You’ll find FOOD like Lebanese Foods, Serbian Food, German Food, Greek Food, Elephant Ears, Pizza, Egg rolls, shish-ka-bob, Grecian chicken, Gyros, pisanki and more.
     • And ENTERTAINMENT like  Middle of the Road;  Dr. FeelGood and the 80’s Babies;  Karoake with DJ;  High Noon Country Band, AND Keenan Baxter, Grammy Contender Jazz Composer from Valparaiso.

HERE’S A PARTIAL LIST OF AREA – FALL FESTIVALS AND EVENTS:
2018 Dates are in black
2019 Dates are in Blue.

Mill Pond Festival – Aug 24-25th, 2019, UNION MILLS, Indiana (Fireworks) Click Here.

Legend of Sleepy Hollow Tickets Go On Sale August 28th, 2019
More info HERE! 

   LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2019:
• Arts on The Ave., Hammond, Indiana, Aug 31st, 2019 click here for more
• Rock ’N’ Rail Street Festival,
Downtown Griffith, Indiana, Aug 29 – Sept 1, 2019 Click Here.
• Blueberry Festival, 
Aug 30 – Sept 2, 2019, Plymouth Indiana.
• Hesston Steam & Power Show,
Aug 31 – Sept 2, 2019 in LaPorte, Indiana, click here.
• Lowell Labor Day Festival, 
Aug. 29th– Sept 2, 2019   HERE!
• Taste of Duneland
Downtown Chesterton, Aug 31, 2019.
• Childhood Cancer Awareness,
Walk, (NICK) Valparaiso, IN.

     FIRST WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER
•  A September Christmas Festival, Portage Indiana, Sept. 7th, 2019 Click here
Door Village Harvest Festival, Sept 7th & 8th 2019 click here for more.
• Valparaiso Popcorn Festival, 
Sept 7th, 7am – 6:30 pm, 2019.
• Lake Station Fall Festival,
Sept. 6th, 7th and 8th, 2019 Click here.

• Doll and Bear Show, Sunday, Sept. 8th 2019 : Click Here

     THIRD WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER:
• BaconFest, Sept. 14th, 2019, Portage, Indiana.
Mariachi Festival, Mexican Independence Day, September 15th, 2019, East Chicago.
• German-Fest, Sat. Sept. 15th, 2019, St. Peter Lutheran Church, Portage, click here.
• World Cultural Festival, Sept. 15th, 2019, Valparaiso, click here .
• Polish Heritage Festival,  Friendship Botanic Gardens, Sept. 15th, 2019, Click here

     FOURTH WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER :
• Portage Brewfest, September 21, 2019 Click here.
•  Hooked on Art, Sept. 21st, 2019
Chesterton, Indiana Click here for more.
• Sunflower Festival, Sept. 21st, 2019, LaPorte, Indiana Click Here.
Sandhill Crane Festival on Wheatfield, Indiana September 21st, 2019,  Click here for more.
Indiana Dunes Apples Festival, Sept. 21st – 22nd, 2019 Click Here
• Art Blizt at the Art Barn – Sept 21 – 22nd, Click HERE

      Last WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER:
• Pioneer Days, Sept 28th & 29th, 2019 Laporte Indiana Click here.
• Griffith Fall Harvest Craft Festival,
  Sept 28th & 29th, 2019 click here.
• Fall Harvest Festival & Antique Equipment, Sept 28th & 29th, 2019 Valparaiso Indiana Click here.
• Fall Family Fest, September 28th 2019,
Dyer INClick here (NEW!).
• Scarecrow Festival, Sept 27th and 28th 2019
Wanatah, Indiana Click Here.
• Valpo BrewFest,
Sept 28th, 2019, USUALLY SOLD OUT  Valparaiso
• St. John Oktoberfest, Sept. 27th 28th and 29th, click here
     FIRST WEEKEND IN OCTOBER:
• Compassion Marketplace,
October 5th, 2019 Cedar Lake, click here.
• Westville Pumpkin Festival, Oct 4th – 6th, 2019click here.
• Monster Dash & Pumpkins,
Oct. 5th 2019, Munster Indiana.
• Pumpkins, Witches and Hayrides,
Oct. 5th 2019, Munster Indiana.
• Fall Fest at Windy Ridge Farms,
Valparaiso – Oct. 5th – 6th, 2019 Click here.
• Oktoberfest: Crown Point, Oct. 5th, 2019  click here.
• Portage Harvest Festival, Oct. 5th 2019, Click here.
• Haunting in Hammond, Fri. Oct. 5th, 2019 Click Here.
• Festival of the Trails, Sat. Oct. 5th 2019,
Downtown Highland, Click here.
• Barktoberfest, Sat. Oct. 5th, 2019,
Lowell, Indiana (rain Date Oct. 7th)Click Here.

     SECOND WEEKEND IN OCTOBER:
• Hebron Elementary Arts & Crafts Fair,
Oct. 12th, 2019, Hebron, Click here
• Buckley Homestead Fall Festival –
Oct. 12th – 13th, 2019, Lowell.
• Elvis Fantasy Fest, Portage, Indiana, Oct. 11th – 13th, 2019 Click Here.
• Pints in the Park, Porter’s Perfect Pint –  October 12th 2019, Porter Click Here.
• Wickedly Whiting, Sat. Oct. 11th, 2019,
Whiting Indiana, Click here.
• Rockville Covered Bridge Festival, Oct. 11 – 20,  2019.

THIRD WEEKEND IN OCTOBER:
• Valpo Fall Harvest Fest,
Trick or Treat Downtown, Valparaiso Indiana, October 18th – 19th, 2019 Click here .
• Munster Ale Fest, Sat. Oct. 12th, 2019,
Munster, Indiana.

ATTENTION PARENTS:

     Northwest Indiana is home to many Family Fun Amusement Parks and Family Entertainment Centers with lots of things to do with kids that make the perfect getaway for the weekend! Most of these venues have indoor arcades. You’ll want to visit Deep River Waterpark in the middle of Northwest Indiana, Inman’s Recreation Center in Valparaiso, Zao Island Amusement Center in Valparaiso, Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Fun Park (Schererville); Jaks Warehouse (Indoor Theme Park – Highland); Washington Park Zoo (Michigan City); Barker Mansion Museum (Michigan City) and the Indiana Dunes Lakeshore Parks!  
FUN FILLED BOUNCE HOUSES:
     If your kids like bounce house, you’ll find Five FunFlatealbes locations throughout Northwest Indiana that provide unique, year-round, soft inflatable playgrounds where the whole family can have continuous FUN Jumping, Bouncing, Climbing, Snaking.
INDOOR FUN:
     Zao Island, Inman’s Recreation Center, Jaks Warehouse, Sky Zone, and Crown Point Fun Center, and Zig E’s Funland. All of these centers have arcade games, family games, fun food, and more. Click here for more!

Find Out More info On the Following Places:


Lake County: Gary Indiana, Hammond Indiana,East Chicago, Schererville Indiana,Dyer Indiana, Merrillville Indiana,Crown Point Indiana,Whiting Indiana, Highland Indiana, Hebron Indiana and Griffith Indiana.


In Porter County we cover Valparaiso Indiana, Chesterton Indiana, Portage Indiana and Kouts Indiana.


In La Porte County we cover Michigan City Indiana, La Porte Indiana, Westville Indiana and Wanatah Indiana andIndiana Dunes

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