The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has teamed up with five local media outlets on a campaign to reach VFRs, Visiting Friends and Relatives, who are visiting the South Shore July 16 through July 20.

WJOB, The Times, NWI Gazette, NWIndianaLife and the Post-Tribune will be conducting contests aimed at locals and the VFRs they are hosting. Winners of the contests will be awarded tickets for Hammond's Festival of the Lakes. Winning tickets may include VIP passes for the concerts, VIP parking, mega passes for the carnival and more depending on how that outlet structures their respective promotion.

To learn more about the VFR contests, tune into WJOB on AM 1230 or one of the participating news websites and newspaper media outlets. For more information on Festival of the Lakes, the South Shore CVA or other attractions and events found throughout the South Shore, visit