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    2014 Indiana Festival Guide


    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/.

    10/25/2014 Indiana Gourd Society Fall Festival

    posted Sep 16, 2014, 10:51 AM by North Judson Public Library   [ updated Sep 29, 2014, 9:43 AM ]

    "Gourds & More"
    October 25, 2014,  9am to 3pm CST
    Lake County Fairgrounds, Industrial Bldg.
    889 S Court Street, Crown Point, Indiana 46307

    Bring the kids and join us at our Fall-Oriented, Halloween-Themed Festival.  There will be make-it-take-it fun for the kids plus treats and more, an auction or raffle, demos and lots of friendly advice from many crafters.  Gourd growers and crafters, woodcarvers and basket weavers will be set up to proudly display and sell their crafts and will gladly answer questions you may have about their hobbies.  Come and see the beautiful crafts handmade in the U.S.A.  We will be having a “Scarecrow Contest” and "Best of Halloween Treat Container Contest" with a "People’s Choice Award" of $10.00 each. Come and admire the handiwork and help make this a fun event for all.  Info:  www.indianagourdsociety.org.

    If interested in being a vendor, contact: Ida Kennedy, IGS President  219-767-2901, ikennedy5@msn.com  Frances Bascom,  2nd Vice President, 765-945-8132

    Free admission, open to public.  

    10/10-13/2014 Elvis FANtasy Fest

    posted Sep 16, 2014, 10:43 AM by North Judson Public Library

    See top Elvis Tribute Artists in an Elvis Presley Enterprises Ultimate Pre-qualifier contest in the Woodland Park Community Building in Portage, Indiana.  Live band, Elvis dealers and special guests. 

    There is an admission charge.  For more information call 888-406-5887 or visit http://www.elvisfantasyfest.com/.

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