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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 Concerts and full fledged Festivals honoring 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!
     Discover Northwest Indiana’s Fun Things To DO Including Indoor Fun, Lake Michigan Beaches, Biking, Local Splash Pads, Miniature Golf, Local Festivals, Parks and Recreation and Indiana Dunes.
****   * If You Are Visiting Northwest Indiana you might be interested in our Sunday Brunch, Local Farmer’s Markets,Summer Festivals, Fall Festivals, July 4th Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend, Labor day Weekend, local Steakhouses, and local Dining.

2024 Dates are in BLUE – 2023 Dates are in RED

• Lightening Bug Music Festival, Sept 9th and 10th 2022 Click Here
Apple Fest at Garwood Orchards, Sept. 9th – 10th, 2023 CLICK HERE
Monarch Music Fest, Sept. 10th, 2023 CLICK HERE 
Indiana Dunes Outdoor Adventure Fest –  Sept. 8th – 17th, 2023, Click here
Valparaiso Popcorn Festival, Sept. 9th, 2023, Click here
• Door Village Harvest Festival, Sept 9th & 10th, 2023 Click Here
Ike Fest. Sept 19th & 20th, 2023 CLICK HERE  

Bacon Fest – Portage, 2024 Sept. 14th Click here
Whiting’s Empanada Fest,
Sept. 16th, 2023 click here
East Chicago’s Monarch Festival Sept. 7, 2024 Click here
• Duneland Fall Festival, Sept 16th & 17th, 2023 Click Here
•  Vino al Fresco, Sept 16th,
2023, Chesterton CLICK HERE
Sunflower Fair,
Sept. 16th, 2023 CLICK HERE
Art Blitz, Sept. 16th, 2023 CLICK HERE
World Cultural Fest, Sept. 17th,  2023 CLICK HERE


• Griffith Fall Harvest Craft Festival,  Sept 23r & 24th, 2023 click here.
• Fall Harvest Festival & Antique Equip, Sept 23rd & 24th, 2023  Valparaiso Indiana Click here.
• Dyer Fall Festival, September 16th, 2023CLICK HERE
• Scarecrow Fest, Wanatah, Indiana,
Sept 27 – 29, 2024 CLICK HERE
• St. John Oktoberfest,  September 20th – 22nd, 2024 click here
•  Oktoberfest at Brickie Bowl
– Sept. 23,2023 Hobart Click here
• Pioneer Days,
Sept 23th & 24th, 2023Click here.
• Valpo BrewFest,
Sept 23rd, 2023, USUALLY SOLD OUT Valparaiso, Not open to the public

• Westville Pumpkin Festival, Sept. 30th 2023 click here.
• Barktoberfest,
Sat. Oct. 7th, 2023 Lowell, Indiana Click Here.
• Oktoberfest: Crown Point, Oct. 6th & 7th  2023 click here.
• Portage Harvest Festival, Oct. 1st 2023, Click here.
• Pints in the Park, Porter’s Perfect Pint –  October 7th 2023, Porter Click Here.
• Buckley Homestead Fall Festival – Sept 30th – Oct. 1st 2023 Lowell Click here
Read Our Full Article by Robin Black here.
• Wickedly Whiting, Fri. Oct. 13th AND Sat. Oct. 14th, 2023  Whiting Indiana, Click here.
• Rockville Covered Bridge Festival, Oct. 13 – 15,  2023.
• Griffith Oktoberfest – October 6th – 8th 2023 Click here

• Valpo Fall Harvest Fest, Trick or Treat Downtown (Oct 13th, 2023), Valparaiso, Oct. 13th, 2023 Click here .
• Elvis Fantasy Fest,
Portage, Indiana, Oct. 13th – 15th, 2023 Click Here.
Fall Fest and Trunk or Treat, Chesterton, 2023, click here

• La Pour Brew Fest,
Saturday, Nov. 11th, Civic Center, 2023 Click HERE


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Halloween Articles in  Northwest  Indiana Click Here


For A Complete list of NWI Halloween Events Click HERE!

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Trick Or Treat Times In Your City

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For an entire list of the Northwest Indiana Trunk or Treats Click here:

Things to Do in Northwest Indiana Halloween

Find Out More THINGS TO DO On the Following Places:
Lake County: Cedar Lake, Hammond Indiana, East ChicagoSchererville Indiana, Dyer IndianaMerrillville Indiana, Crown Point Indiana, Whiting Indiana, Highland IndianaGary 
Indiana, Hebron Indiana and Griffith Indiana.  
Porter County: Valparaiso Chesterton 
Indiana, Portage Indiana and Kouts Indiana.
La Porte County:  Michigan City 
Indiana, La Porte Indiana, Westville Indiana and Wanatah Indiana and Indiana Dunes

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Watch Our NEW and Exciting Youtube Videos: The Birthing Barn at Porter County Fair, Hesston Steam Museum, 2022 Porter County Queen,  Sherwood Paintball, Hiking Indiana Dunes, Railcats 2023 Baseball Team, On The Go Sports Massage Therapy, Barbara & Dean White Community Center, Banquet hall and Convention Center (Merrillville) Jodi Schroeder Naturopathic Doctor, Rani Light Hpynotist, Save Money On Insurance, All You wanted to Know about Storage Units & Storage wars,  David Reynolds For Sheriff, Illiana Railway Garden Live Model Trains with Thomas the Train!, Stone Lake and Pine Lake in LaPorte Indiana,   Labor Day Weekend at Hesston Steam Museum, Patriotic Video with Original Song “Tapestry of Freedom” by Keenan Baxter and Many, Many More.   

Continue Reading →fall trees keenan baxter scaledBeautiful Fall and Lakeside Video by Keenan Baxter
Trees produce spectacular displays of color as the green chlorophyll in their leaves dwindles. The red, purple, orange, yellow and brown shades reflect the great diversity and boasts more than a few dozen tree species within the many and diverse Northwest Indiana parks. Indiana Is famous for its Beautiful Fall Season and it’s beautiful Colors. Enjoy this video that highlights the Fall Season in Indiana. Jazzy Music by Keenan Baxter. Come visit these breathtaking lakeside scenic views and vivacious autumn colors that are beginning to peek through. #Travel #Traveling #CreatePlayRepeat  

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     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!  
     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.
     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!

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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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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak – a national news affiliate.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.