Two popular festivals with activities for the whole
family will return to Indiana Dunes State Park on Saturday and Sunday,
Oct. 16 and 17.
The 15th Annual Northwest Indiana Storytelling Festival begins at
10:30 a.m. on Oct. 16 with a workshop for anyone who has ever wanted to
learn to tell stories. Childrenís stories begin at 11:30. The popular
ghost stories program begins at 7 p.m. Fabulous, favorite fables will
take place between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. All events will be held
in the nature center.
Storytelling festival hours are:
|Saturday, Oct. 16
||10:30 a.m. Ė 3 p.m. & 7 - 8 p.m.
|Sunday, Oct. 17
||10:30 a.m. Ė 3 p.m.
The popular Kidís Fall Funfest will also return to the park on
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16 and 17. The festival will be held in and
around the three shelters (Wilson, Duneside, and Tremont), closest to
the nature center, and will be the place to find music, food, and fun!
Fall Funfest hours are:
||10 a.m. Ė 4 p.m.
||noon Ė 4 p.m.
The Kidís Fall Funfest activities will focus on the theme "How Plants
and Animals Prepare for Winter." Leaf -rubbing, beeswax candle making,
and animal tracks are some of the activities that will be offered.
Each child will need to have a souvenir stamp book to participate in
the activities. The books will be available for $1 at the welcome booth.
The book will act as a ticket to the activities.
The Friends of Indiana Dunes and Indiana Dunes State Park are
sponsors of the event. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult
at either festival.
The entrance fees to the park are $4 for in-state vehicles and $8 for
out-of state vehicles. For more information, please contact the Indiana
Dunes State Park Nature Center at (219) 926-1390.