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Festival of the Lakes Attendees Have Chance at Back Stage Passes

Festival-of-the-LakesSouth Shore CVA, City of Hammond to collect surveys for chance to win

The City of Hammond and the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will be collecting surveys during the city’s annual Festival of the Lakes Wednesday, July 17, through Sunday, July 21. Attendees who participate in the survey will be entered to win a VIP pass during that night’s entertainment.

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Patriot Golf Day

Golf-Day-1As a Salute to Veterans, The Folds of Honor Foundation is hosting a Patriot Golf Day on September 21, 2013. The day begins at 7am at the course at Aberdeen 245 Tower Road Valparaiso, IN 46385.

Shotgun start at 7:30am. A second registration takes place at 12pm and shotgun start at 1pm. Cost is $100 per player, and this pays for the golf, prizes, food and live entertainment.

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Lakeshore PAWS Hosts Third Annual Dog Walk, Pup Crawl in Valparaiso

Pup-CrawlFor the third year in a row, Lakeshore PAWS will host a dog walk to raise money for homeless pets on Saturday, July 20. The Lakeshore PAWS Pup Crawl will be held at Central Park Plaza in downtown Valparaiso from 5 to 10 p.m.

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Trip Advisor Names Pierogi Fest a Top 10 Festival

Pierogi-Fest-1The 19th annual Pierogi Fest has been named to the top 10 list of bizarre festivities compiled by global travel website TripAdvisor.

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Shuttle Info for the 2013 Porter County Fair

ShuttleThe Porter County Fair offers shuttles to help you get to your destination. This article explains all the locations and times that the shuttle will be running. Each stop has a bright yellow sign that indicates where you can get picked up by the shuttle. We hope that we have put these stops in key places on the grounds to help you get to where you are going.The shuttle runs on a pretty constant schedule of every 10 minutes or so. Just look for the big yellow signs!

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Official Schedule for the 2013 Porter County Fair

Hunter-HayesThe best days of summer are almost here! Join the 2013 Porter County Fair for lots of fun! Check out the schedule so you don't miss a moment!

Thursday, July 18th

12:00 noon Admission Charge Begins: 10 Yrs & Up-$6.00; Under 10 yrs-Free
12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Carnival Rides & Independent Midway Open: Opening Night Special----Pay One Price Wristband All Day/Evening for $15.00
12:00 – 6:00pm DAY CARE DAY (Special discounted wristband prices for Day Care Youngsters)
12:00- 6:00pm READ AND RIDE DAY
12:00 – 9:00 pm 4-H, Open Class & Commercial Exhibits Open

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Nativity Fest Draws Record-Breaking Opening Night Crowd

Nativity-Fest-2013-3With a record-breaking crowd at Thursday night’s opening of the 48th annual Nativity Fest, the annual fair is already in full swing. Every summer, the public event takes at Nativity of Our Savoir Church in Portage from Thursday until Sunday. With great food, great activities and great people, the Nativity Fest has something for everyone.

According to Father Andrew Corona, the church holds the event to help build a community in Portage, while providing a good time for people of all ages. It also offers a good chance for fundraising to help rehabilitate the aging church building.

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