Top Food Events in Indiana’s Cool North

Calling all food enthusiasts! Food is the star of many Indiana's Cool North festivals, even if it's not the official name of the festival!  Whether you love popcorn, BBQ, or fair foods, or prefer to sample tastes from a variety of local restaurants, there are so many festivals featuring a wide array of culinary delights. Be sure to put one or more on your calendar.

Indiana Dunes Outdoor Adventure Festival - a Full 10 Days

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September 8-17, 2023

The Indiana Dunes Outdoor Adventure Festival is TEN days this year.  With nearly 100 outdoor activities taking place at the Indiana Dunes National Park and other locations in northwest Indiana, you will certainly find an activity that matches your passion — hiking, kayaking, biking, geo-caching, photography, birding, and more.  See for a full list.

A festival highlight is at historic Chellberg Farm on September 16 and 17 with food vendors, musical groups, live entertainment, and demonstrations of farming skills from the early 1900s.

For information on nearby lodging. and Dunes Deals.    Request a destination guide of the Indiana Dunes

  • 18 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 33 Minutes to South Shore
  • 60 Minutes to Elkhart County

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