US Highway 6 and Meridian Rd, Valparaiso Indiana 46383
Sunset Hill Farm County Park is a 235 acre park. It was a gift of Colonel Robert Heffron Murray, a businessman by profession, but a farmer by heart. He and his wife, Sue Horton Murray, purchased the initial acreage in 1934. Five more parcels were added between 1945 and 1954. Sunset Hill Farm became well known to Northwest Indiana residents when it began selling milk in 1939 - a gallon was 30 cents! By 1970, 400 gallons a day were being produced. That year, milk stopped being sold directly to the public. It was shipped to Dixie Dairy in Gary
who continued distributing the milk until 1978. Upon Murry's death in 1972, the farm was left to Purdue which relinquished ownership to Porter County
. The farm offers outdoor entertainment, picnic areas and hiking trails.
Other Indiana State Parks nearby:
([chesterto]) Indiana Dunes State Park
(North Liberty) Potato Creek State Park
(Valparaiso) Sunset Hill Farm County Park
(Winamac) Tippecanoe River State Park
10/16 Coming to The Valparaiso area
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North Shore Unitarian Church Art Fair Deerfield IL April27-28 NSUC's annual ART FAIR is a juried show featuring the original works of 65+ talented artists and artisans. The fine art and fine crafts exhibited include photography, painting, ceramics, glass, paper, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, clothing and mixed media. Exhibiting artists come from Illinois as well as from several surrounding states.
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Chocolate Fest Long Grove IL May3-5 Dive into three days of nothing but CHOCOLATE! Mmm, chocolate strawberries, donuts, and much more! Every spring, the Village of Long Grove celebrates the existence of the world's best tasting antioxidant.
Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair Lombard IL May5 The Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair is held annually on St. Charles Road between Main and Elizabeth in downtown Lombard. All of the proceeds received from the craft booth rentals are donated to local charities. Features 140 craft exhibitors and 4000 attendees throughout the day.
West Chicago Blooming Fest West Chicago IL May18 The City of West Chicago presents another colorful Blooming Fest, an annual downtown garden festival. It combines the West Chicago Garden Club's popular plant sale, with a craft show, children's activities, music, food and fun. Downtown merchants and restaurants get into the act with special promotions, in-store specials and sidewalk sales.