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Summer 2012 – Surrounding Festivals and Fairs

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167th  LaPorte County Fair—Indiana’s Oldest County Fair

The LaPorte County Agricultural Association sponsored the first LaPorte County Fair in 1845. As the area was essentially an agricultural society in the early days, special emphasis was in promoting quality farm products. Later, traditional domestic projects were added such as food preparation, canning, sewing, craft, fine arts and painting.
Events such as horse racing, stage shows and carnival attractions were later added. The county fair served as an educational and social event for the citizens of LaPorte County that they looked forward to each year.

In the early 1900′s, 4-H youth became involved and expanded rapidly when in 1918 a Boys and Girls Club building was erected. The 4-H program is now the main educational program, even though the adult agricultural and domestic programs continue to be an important part of the fair. It is truly a family event with many hundreds of volunteers.

Each year the fair is complimented with large exhibiting commercial, industrial, and consumer products. A recent addition to the grounds has been Pioneer Land. It has been very popular with the public and school children who visit it during the school year.

The LaPorte County Agricultural Association is truly a popular volunteer educational and service organization serving the rural and urban citizens of LaPorte County.

On July 8 through 10, Demolition Derby; Thursday, July 12 on stage, Building 429 with Samestate will appear; on Friday, July 13 on stage, Eli Young with Colt Ford; and on main stage Saturday, July 14 at 8 p.m., Ted Nuggent. Tickets are available for all shows, Grandstand, Box and Track seats available at .

This year’s LaPorte County Fair will be held July 8-14. For more cheap estrace price generic , glendale, get estrace new zealand buy online, how to uk order, estrace australia where to buy, cheapest buy estrace information call 219-362-2647.

Mayor Announces Festival of the Lakes Main Stage Lineup

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce the 9th Annual Festival of the Lakes music talent lineup for the main stage at Wolf Lake in our canadian drug store and get free standard airmail shipping for all packages with price starting from Memorial Park Pavilion, 2938 S. Calumet Avenue:

Wednesday, July 18 – Opening act:  Naughty by Nature; Headline act:  MC Hammer
Thursday, July 19 – Opening act:  Books, Brushes & Bands for Education; Headline act:  Music of Led Zeppelin – A Rock Symphony, Featuring: The Northwest Indiana’s 48 piece Orchestra
Friday, July 20 – Opening act:  Shaggy; Headline act:  George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Saturday, July 21 – Opening act:  Ozomatli & Los Lobos; Headline act:  Los Lonely Boys
Sunday, July 22 – Opening act: Tracylyn Lendi  & Craig Campbell; Headline act:  Gretchen Wilson

All shows begin at 7 pm. Free admission; $15 parking.  Call 219.853.6378 for more information or visit , or Twitter@festofthelakes.

Portage Township SummerFest Packed with Entertainment

The Portage Township Department of Parks and Recreation’s 1st Portage Township SummerFest will fill the stage for two whole days with nationally and regionally renowned main stage entertainment 

Mark your calendars for Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17 at Haven Hollow Park, 330 W. 700 North, Valparaiso  to see the best of the best.

Main stage entertainment runs from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday with sensational entertainment by Sean West and the Poets and Pirates -America’s #1 “Kenny Chesney Tribute Band” and the nationally renowned Junes Got the Cash -Celebrating the Music of Johnny Cash and June Carter. 

Saturday’s lineup includes:  Chris and Lou (classic rock/pop), Dr. Fong (from the 60s to 90s), purchase discount medication! retail price of prednisone . fastest shipping, no prescription. Lexi Elisha (Christian), Liz Mandeville and Donna Herula (2011 Windy City Blues Champions), the Difference (70s to 90s rock) and Sean West and the Poets and Pirates (country). 

Sunday’s line-up includes Junes Got the Cash, Eaten Alive (classic rock), Chad Burton Band (jam/R&B), Hessville Star (classic rock), and the Crawpuppies (rock/alternative).  From country to rock to blues and in-between, there’s something for everyone on the main stage.

A second family stage will also boast the best of local family fun entertainment and music.  Other festival features include kids’ games, inflatable rides, vendor booths, beer garden and more.

The festival is a fundraising initiative to raise money for the growth and development of Haven Hollow and Field of Dreams Parks in South Haven.

For festival information, vending and sponsorship opportunities, call the Portage Township Trustee’s Office at 219-762-1623, ext. 25 or visit .

Taste of Porter County coming August 25-26

Taste of Porter County is one of the region’s fastest growing events. This purchase atarax, where to buy atarax, atarax price, atarax cost, hydroxyzine mg, hydro year marks the fourth year for the event, which attracted 6,000 “tasters,” 29 restaurants and food vendors and over 150 quality arts and crafts and commercial vendors last year.

New additions for this year include more activities and games for children, family friendly entertainment, music, and evening performances, magicians, and much more.

Karen Fritz, an arts and crafts veteran who sells water beads and unique, homemade ceramics, participates in 18 to 20 shows per year including several county fairs, arts and crafts shows throughout Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan and, of course, the Taste of Porter County.  Fritz said she and her retired father enjoy Taste of Porter County. “It’s fabulous! There is good food, good entertainment, friendly folks, and is overall lots of fun,” Fritz said with a laugh. “I had fun! I was an indoor vendor and attendees liked it because no matter what the weather is they can cool off.”

Dan Sturgell, race director for Race to the Taste 5-mile run, said this year’s race is going to really set the pace for future runs. He and his team listen to runner feedback and use that information to make future runs better.  “It’s the fourth year and it’s been an improvement every year,” Sturgell said. This year, runners will enjoy top-quality athletic running shirts, an aesthetic array of snacks, fruit, and bottled water. Runners will also enjoy the opportunity to win one of 60 quality trophies, computerized chip monitoring, and several door prizes. Group and team rates are available for runners.  For more information on the race and how to register for the run, visit the event’s website at

The 2012 Taste of Porter County will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 25 and 26, at the Porter County Expo and Fairgrounds, 217 E. Division Road, Valparaiso. Gates open at 11 a.m. both days and close at 10 p.m. on Saturday and 8 p.m. on Sunday.  Admission is $5 per vehicle.  Show cars and their passengers (up to 2) get free admission on Sunday’s cruise in.

More information including the complete schedule of events can be found online at or by calling the 24/7 information hotline at 219-916-8003.

22nd Annual Kiwanis Valparaiso Hot Air BalloonFest

There will be a glow in the sky on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7 and 8 as the Valparaiso Kiwanis Club’s hot air BalloonFest crafts take to the sky over Valparaiso for the Kiwanis Club’s 22nd annual hot air balloon event.

It’s what is called night-time hot air balloon glow, music and entertainment. It’s an evening of family entertainment as the folks enjoy the hot air balloon launch from the Porter County Fairgrounds.  Tethered hot air balloon rides, kids’ games and food vendors will be available.

The hot air balloon glow is set for 8 p.m. It’s a dazzling show reflecting the many colors of the balloons as they are apr 6, 2014 – baclofen and baclofen pills to buy buying baclofen online legality cheap baclofen over the counter with paypal uk i want to buy  synchronized with music to light the evening sky. 

The Kiwanis Club has been using funds generated from the BalloonFest to support sponsored youth clubs and other club projects that benefit the children of the community and of the world. Over 20 colorful, enormous hot air balloons are expected at this year’s event.

For more information, call Lonnie Steele at 219-241-1031 or contact or visit .

Portage Community Historical Society 2012 Festival

The Portage Community Historical Society’s 2012 Festival takes place Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Countryside Park, 5250 U.S. Highway 6, Portage.  There is no admission.

When the first festival was held 25 years ago, it was originally called the All-American Picnic.  The name was changed several years ago because people thought it was just a family picnic.  The festival site is still in Countryside Park with the restored, turn-of-the-century Trager farmhouse, a barn, the Alton Goin Museum and a stocked fishing pond.  With the help of the Portage Park Department and historical society members, a very enjoyable day of festivities planned. 

The Portage Community Historical Society preserves Portage history and pioneer family genealogy for future citizens. 

The historical festival offers  great food at reasonable prices and local entertainment all day: 10:30 a.m. – R.O.T.C. opening ceremony; 11 a.m. – Wolffgang; 12 p.m.- Scott Conner dulcimer; 1 p.m.- Trilly Cole on banjo and Dave Cavanaugh and his fiddle; 2 p.m. – Good Time Cloggers; 3 p.m. – Abe Lincoln spelling bee; and 4 p.m. – Ukulele Strummers.

Vendor space is still available and can be rented.  Volunteers are welcome.  For more information, email , call the museum and leave a message 219-762-8349 or Lois Mollick at 219-762-4218.

For more information on the Portage Community Historical Society, visit its website at .

Countryside Park, 5250 U.S. Highway 6, Portage (across from Camelot Bowl).  The grounds include the Trager farmhouse, barn, Alton Goin Museum, fishing pond and access to the trails.  The 2012 Festival will be held on Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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