Indiana Dunes NL
Sep 08, 2004 10:19 PDT
FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Jennifer Lute
September 1 – September 18, 2004 (219) 926-7561 x 244
MEMORIES ARE MADE AT NATIONAL LAKESHORE’S
DUNELAND HARVEST FESTIVAL
Fresh cider dripping from the press, corn shocks standing in
the field, and leaves starting to turn signal the arrival of “harvest
time” to northwest Indiana. Opportunities to celebrate this special time
of year abound at the Duneland Harvest Festival. This year’s festival
will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, September 18 and
Sunday, September 19 at the Chellberg Farm and Bailly Homestead in
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Scenes of early American harvest time unfold as horses work
the field, the steam engine wheezes and the sorghum gets “squished” in
the press. Meanwhile, musicians will be singing their hearts out, so
come enjoy some of your favorite old-time tunes.
Survey the scene atop a horse-drawn hay wagon or kick up your heels with
the “Goodtime Cloggers.” Sample some traditional food such as Swedish
potato sausage or apple fritters. The wonderful aromas emerging from
the kitchen will entice visitors to tour the Chellberg farmhouse.
Children will delight in searching for pennies in the straw, trying
old-fashioned toys or dipping their own candle.
Ride a free shuttle or stroll a short, wooded path over to the
Bailly Homestead. A wigwam and voyageur encampments lend a glimpse into
lifestyles of the fur trade era. The fur cabin will be open and decked
in animal furs and typical trade items of the early 1800s. Visitors can
also tour the grand home of the Bailly family.
The Duneland Harvest Festival is sponsored by the National
Park Service and the Friends of Indiana Dunes, Inc. The event is free;
parking is $6.00 per car and $20.00 per bus. There is a cost for food
items and a nominal fee for hayrides. Chellberg Farm and Bailly
Homestead are located on Mineral Springs Road, between highways U.S. 12
and 20, in Porter, Indiana. For more information, please call Indiana
Dunes National Lakeshore at (219) 926-7561, extension 225.
The Chellberg Farm and Bailly Homestead are located on Springs Road,
between Highways U.S. 12 and 20, in Porter, Indiana. For more
information, please call Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore at (219)
926-7561, extension 225.
FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Julie McDonald
September 8 – September 19, 2004 (219) 926-7561 x225
APPLE PIE BAKING CONTEST CELEBRATES
DUNELAND HARVEST FESTIVAL
Porter, IN - The sweet smell of homemade apple pie beckons everyone’s
attention and brings back memories of days past. Do you have a passion
for making apple pies? If so, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is
looking for you. Test your apple pie baking skill at the Apple Pie
Baking Contest during the Duneland Harvest Festival held at the
Chellberg Farm September 18-19.
Drop off your two-crust apple pie entry to the Main Information Booth on
Sunday, September 19 between 10:30 and noon in a labeled disposable pie
pan. Judges will rate homemade pies on appearance, flavor, aroma, and
texture. Awards for first, second, and third place pies will be handed
out Sunday at 1:00pm. Winners do not need to be present.
The Duneland Harvest Festival, taking place from 11:00am-5:00pm, depicts
the rural life of 1800s and early 1900s residents. This year the
Festival includes interactive demonstrations of activities such as
threshing, soap-making, decoy carving, apple butter making,
blacksmithing, lace making, and much, much more. Two stages will
feature performances by folk musicians, storytellers, and dancers.
The Duneland Harvest Festival is held at the Chellberg Farm and is
sponsored by the Friends of Indiana Dunes. The Chellberg Farm is
located on Mineral Springs Road, between US highways 12 and 20 in
Porter. Admission to the Festival is free. Parking is $6.00 for cars
and $20.00 for buses. For more information on the contest rules or the
Duneland Harvest Festival, please call our special events line at (219)
926-7561, extension 667.
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