Apples Festival 2018

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Multiple Days: 09/15/2018, 09/16/2018 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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The third annual Indiana Dunes Apple Festival at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s historic Chellberg Farm takes place on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16, 2018, from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm.
This family-friendly event features seasonal activities such as free, tractor-pulled hayrides, a Kid’s Corner with games and crafts, and even apple-chucking catapults. You can help make cider using an apple press, learn how to cook apples for applesauce and apple butter, ferment apples into vinegar, make apple pomanders and discover dozens of other uses for apples. Free tasting of most of these products will be available. Or, purchase apples, lunch or a snack from one of several food vendors and a farm stand market featuring local produce. Enjoy your treats while listening to local musicians on stage and the Northwest Indiana Storytellers.
Explore the historic farmhouse and then check out the farm’s resident cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and goats in the barn, chicken coop, and surrounding pastures. Kids can help feed the animals at 3:30 pm each day of the festival. Both the farm animals and the Apple Festival are made possible through the generous help of Dunes Learning Center and the Friends of Indiana Dunes.
The Chellberg Farm main parking lot is located on Mineral Springs Road between U.S. Highway 20 and U.S. Highway 12 in Porter, Indiana. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website at and our Facebook page at

Bailly Homestead / Chellberg Farm US-20, Porter, Indiana 46304 | Map

11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Cliff Goins

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1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304


(219) 395-1882
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