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As the days get shorter and the air becomes crisper, the South Shore offers much to do to enjoy fall… more

 

 

 

Fall Events

Are you a fan of popcorn, pumpkins or a good scare? Northwest Indiana's fall events provide family-fun and outdoor activities. Local farmers' markets continue through autumn and the u-pick orchards and pumpkin patches have special events and hands-on activities. Don't forget to check out the South Shore Brewery Trail and app to find the latest brewfests. Our calendar is constantly being updated, so check back often!

 

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Signature Event

Valparaiso Popcorn Festival

September 08, 2018

Named the "Best Festival of the Region" by The Times readers, the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival continues to offer family-fun activities for all ages.   More than 250 arts & crafts booths, 35 food booths, kids' games, the five-mile Popcorn Panic, and the nation's First Popcorn Parade are only the beginning of the excitement of this incredible festival.  The Valparaiso Popco... More

Special Events

Little Cousin Jasper Festival

September 07, 2018 to September 09, 2018 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Jasper County Courthouse Square
  • 115 West Washington Street
  • Rensselaer, IN 47978
  • Phone: 219-866-5001
  • Website

An annual three day festival emphasizing the history, people and culture of Rensselaer. This festival has been part of the community since 1974 and includes activities for young and old.     More

Sandhill Crane Festival and Car Show

September 15, 2018
  • Downtown
  • Wheatfield, IN 46392
  • Times: Starts at 10am
  • Phone: 219-956-2220
  • Website

The Wheatfield Chamber of Commerce's annual Sandhill Crane Festival and Car Show will take over downtown Wheatfield.   More

Homecoming Celebration

October 05, 2018

Spend a relaxing evening on campus with live music, dinner and drinks. Registration TBD – Save the date! More

On-Going Events

Sweeney Todd, A Musical Thriller

September 28, 2018 to October 14, 2018 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Memorial Opera House
  • 104 Indiana Street
  • Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Times: Friday and Saturdays 8:00 PM, Sundays 2:00 PM
  • Phone: (219) 548-9137
  • Website

In this infamous tale Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thir... More

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