Local Favorites in Indiana’s Cool North

When seeking out the best places, always consult the locals!   And that holds especially true in Indiana's Cool North.  The locals know the best places to eat and enjoy life, including those surprising secrets in the region! Why not check out some of these places firsthand?  

Valparaiso Popcorn Festival - 45 Years of Tradition

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September 7, 2024

The Valparaiso Popcorn Festival in Valparaiso, celebrates the city’s connection to Orville Redenbacher, the popcorn pioneer. This lively event features a popcorn parade, live entertainment, and various popcorn-themed activities. Thousands attend to enjoy the unique flavors, crafts, and festive atmosphere, making it a beloved local tradition.

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