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06/10/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/10/2019 15:26

Midsummer Celebration at the National Park’s Chellberg Farm

June 10, 2019

Celebrate the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, and learn about the traditions of the Swedish immigrants at Indiana Dunes National Park's historic Chellberg Farm on Saturday, June 22, at 1:00 pm. Come out to enjoy the music, dance, customs, crafts, and food associated with this special day. Kids can play traditional farm games and will enjoy seeing the farm's many resident animals. Traditional Swedish food items go on sale starting at noon. Bench seating is available or feel free to bring a blanket or folding chairs.
Bring a flower for good luck to place on the maypole before 1:00 pm. At 1:15 enjoy the very special musical procession culminating in the raising of the newly decorated maypole. Enjoy performances by the children's group Nordic Kids, Lingonberry Jam, and guest speaker Kenneth Schoon, author of the new book 'Swedish Settlements on the South Shore of Lake Michigan'.
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 and our Facebook page at

The Indiana Dunes National Park is one of 419 units of the National Park System ranging from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. Located in Northwest Indiana, the park includes 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and 15,000 acres of biodiverse beaches, woods, prairies, and marshes. Up to 2 million visitors come to the Indiana Dunes each year.