2014 Indiana Festival Guide


10/25/2014 Flame & Flair Uptown Halloween Festival

posted Oct 14, 2014, 11:05 AM by North Judson Public Library

Please join the Uptown Arts District in the 3rd Annual Flame + Flair Halloween Festival on Saturday, October, 25 2014 from 5-10pm! A free event following Boo at the Zoo brought to you by the Michigan City Mainstreet Association & other local businesses, enjoy food, fire, flair and a one-of-a-kind evening.

Enjoy the Uptown Arts District for a Halloween event like no other with downtown trick or treating with the businesses, haunted seances, live firedancers, a Thriller Street Dance, bed races and a haunted house!

10/25/2014 Indiana Genealogy Local History Fair

posted Oct 9, 2014, 1:01 PM by North Judson Public Library

Join genealogy enthusiasts and experts on Saturday, October 25, 2014 for the 9th annual Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair at the Indiana State Library. The fair will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  All events are FREE and open to the public.  Registration is not required.

Program Information

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Presenter: Joy Neighbors
Program: A Grave Interest 
Cemeteries are a treasure-trove of genealogy records and information. Learn what to search for and where to look. Discover what information is found in Sexton’s records and burial registers. Look for clues at gravestones, plots, and throughout the entire cemetery. 

11:00 am– 12:00 p.m.
Presenter: Joy Neighbors
Program: Reading Symbols
This presentation will focus on the various symbols and images found on gravestones. She will discuss the different meanings of symbols and learn what they can teach us about our ancestors’ lives and times in which they lived. Numerous examples will be presented and explained. 

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Presenters: Tim Poynter & Al Hunter
Program: Indiana State Library Ghost Investigation Findings
Ghost hunter Tim Poynter and local historian Al Hunter will be presenting the findings of their year long investigation of possible ghost sightings at the Indiana State Library. Steve Schmidt from the Indiana State Library will give a brief history of the library and surrounding property.

Midway Information

There will be a “midway” featuring information from genealogical and local history organizations and Indiana public libraries, as well as commercial vendors.

If you have any question please contact the Indiana State Library Genealogy division at: 317-232-3689, or visit the ISL Genealogy Fair page for more information.

The Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair is sponsored by the Indiana State Library Foundation.

12/26 & 27/2014 Shipshewana Ice Festival

posted Sep 19, 2014, 12:49 PM by North Judson Public Library

Watch experienced ice carvers create sculptures and compete with one another.  Get your collectible Shipshewana Ice Festival Pin which also assures you of January discounts.  Indulge at the chili cook-off and enjoy special winter activities.  

No admission charges.  For more information call 866-631-9675 or visit http://www.shipshewana.com/page.php?page_id=646.

12/6 & 7/2014 Purdue Christmas Show

posted Sep 19, 2014, 12:43 PM by North Judson Public Library   [ updated Sep 22, 2014, 9:18 AM ]

For more than 80 years, this magical, lyrical, annual campus miracle has wowed audiences in the Elliott Hall of Music. 

There is an admission charge.  For more information call 765-496-6091 or visit http://www.purdue.edu/pmo/christmas.shtml.

12/6/2014 Dickens of a Christmas

posted Sep 19, 2014, 12:40 PM by North Judson Public Library

Roving carolers, a farmers market, vendors, carriage rides, artisans demonstrating crafts, performances of "A Christmas Carol" will all be gathered in downtown Lafayette.  

No admission charge.  For more information call 765-742-4044 or visit http://dickensofachristmas.com/

11/29 & 30/2014 Christmas Craft Show

posted Sep 19, 2014, 12:31 PM by North Judson Public Library

Woodland Park in Portage will have two halls filled with over 70 vendors offering handmade and resale items.  Santa will be there on Sunday. 

There is an admission charge.  For more information call 219-762-1675 or for information about booth space visit http://www.inportageparks.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Registration-2014.pdf.

11/28 to 12/14/2014 Festival of Gingerbread

posted Sep 19, 2014, 12:23 PM by North Judson Public Library

Visit The History Center in Fort Wayne to see over 100 handmade gingerbread houses. 

There is an admission charge.  For more information call 260-426-2882 or visit http://fwhistorycenter.com/docs/Fog%20entry%20form%202014.pdf for an entry form. 

11/22/2014 A Tribute To "A Christmas Story"

posted Sep 19, 2014, 12:14 PM by North Judson Public Library

Visit downtown Hammond for their 7th Annual Holiday Kick-off Celebration:  A Tribute To "A Christmas Story."  There will be a free movie viewing; Shoot Your Eye Out contest; Look-A-Like Contests; Santa; vendors; entertainment; horse-drawn carriage rides and more. 

No admission charge.  For more information call 219-512-4298.  

11/8 to 12/31/2014 Christmas In Shipshewana

posted Sep 19, 2014, 11:59 AM by North Judson Public Library

Experience a living Norman Rockwell painting when you enjoy Christmas in Shipshewana!  Light parade and tree lightning ceremony on Nov. 8th; Chocolate Day Nov. 15th; Christmas Tree Shimmer Walk Nov. 8th to Jan. 2nd; and Kids' Day and Santa visit Dec. 6th.  Fun for the whole family!  Visit us online for a complete listing of events.

No admission charge.  For more information call 866-631-9675 or visit http://www.shipshewana.com/page.php?page_id=260.

11/8/2014 to 1/4/2015 "A Christmas Story" Comes Home

posted Sep 19, 2014, 11:49 AM by North Judson Public Library

Step into the holiday movie classic, "A Christmas Story" at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.  View animated displays showcasing scenes from the movie.  Special events include Mommy's Little Piggy Eating Contest; Oh, Fuudge! Relay Race; and Ugly Lamp Contest!  Check the website for details and continuous updates. 

No admission charge.  For more information call 219-989-7979 or visit http://www.southshorecva.com/achristmasstory/.

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