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Wizard of Oz Days

May 15, 2021

1100 North Max Mochal Highway (SR 149)
Portage, IN 46304

  • Time: 7:30 AM

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Wizard of Oz Days in Chesterton, IN. The Wizard of Oz Days will be held on May 15-16, 2021 at the Duneland Falls Banquet & Event Center, 1100 North Max Mochal Highway (SR 149) in Chesterton, IN.

The "Breakfast with the Characters" is an amazing way to start the day with a great breakfast and up close and personal with the Spirit of Oz-Wizard of Oz Characters. Truly a morning that you will never forget. There will be two seatings, 7:30- 8:30 am & 8:45- 9:45 am. Make sure to bring your camera. "Breakfast with the Characters" tickets are $12/person. Under age 1 are free. Your ticket to the "Breakfast with the Characters" will get you free admission to the Wizard of Oz Days festivities.

The afternoon "Celebration of the Munchkins" event will take place at 1:30 pm. A once in a lifetime event, as the Ballroom will be transformed into Munchkin Land complete with a sweet treats and chocolate fountain.

Come experience all the magic of L. Frank Baum’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The Festival will feature the nationally acclaimed, Spirit of Oz-Wizard of Oz Characters from Indiana. The largest Wizard of Oz Festival of its kind was created by Ms. Jean Nelson and was held in Chesterton for 31 years (1981-2012). That festival has long ceased. We look forward to honoring that long standing tradition and bringing the new Wizard of Oz Days, beginning with the Emerald City Gala on May 14, 2021. The complete 2021 Wizard of Oz Days activities will commence on Saturday,May 15th & Sunday, May 16th.

You will get a chance to meet characters from the book like the Scarecrow, Dorothy Gale, Glinda, the good witch, the TinMan and the Cowardly Lion. Oh but wait, we forgot about the Wicked Witch of the West. She will be here too. You never know what friends you will meet along the Yellow Brick Road.

And don’t forget about all the amazing vendors. So many vendors. They will displays everything from Oz collectibles to handmade crafts. And don’t forget about the Oz artists and authors. Yep, they will be here too. AND loads of food, contests, games and so much more. Everywhere you turn will take you back to the magical Land of Oz.

The Wizard of Oz Days promises to a reunion of sorts. Sharing old pictures of past festivals, swapping memories and remembering the love of the Wizard of Oz.

Stay tuned to the 2021 Chesterton Wizard of Oz Days Facebook Event Page for exciting updates and news. Make plans now to join us for the Wizard of Oz Days on May 15-16 in Chesterton, IN. An EVENT like no other. There’s truly no place like HOME.

We’re off to see the Wizard. Let the magic begin.