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Wizard of Oz Days

May 22, 2020 - May 23, 2020

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

  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Wizard of Oz Days in Chesterton, IN. 

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 since ceased. We look forward to honoring that long standing tradition by bringing the new Wizard of Oz Days on May 22/23, 2020.

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.

The 2020 Chesterton Wizard of Oz Days is proud to welcome Steven’s Puppets. If you have never witnessed an old fashioned marionette puppet show, you are in for a special treat. Nationally known puppeteer, Bob Walls will lead you through the fascinating story of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

The Wizard of Oz Days will also feature Ms. Mary Ellen St, Aubin, Munchkin by Marriage. At 99 years young, Mary Ellen stills wows crowds with her stories of her husband, Parnell and his role in the 1939 classic movie, the Wizard of Oz.

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 Chesterton Wizard of Oz Days promises to be 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 2020 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 22/23 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.