Special Event

Indiana Dunes Apple Festival 2019

Fee: Free.

Location: LAT/LONG: 41.624670, -87.088940

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

Dates & Times


Saturday, September 21, 2019


11:00 AM


5 hours

Type of Event

Children’s Program
Guided Tour
Living History
Partner Program
Volunteer Event


The fourth annual Indiana Dunes Apple Festival takes place at Indiana Dunes National Park’s historic Chellberg Farm on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22, 2019, 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. Even a pair of draft horses will be on site during the festival weekend. Kids can help feed the animals at 3:30 pm each day of the festival. Both the farm animals and the Apples Festival are made possible through the generous help of the Dunes Learning Center and the Friends of Indiana Dunes.

Chellberg Farm 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 Park, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/indu and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IndianaDunesNPS.

Reservation or Registration: No

Contact Information

Ranger J-P Anderson
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