Bark In the Park and the popular Chesterton’s European Market will be held
together on Saturday, July 13.
The Duneland community residents and tourists are welcome to visit Third
Street and Broadway in historic downtown Chesterton to experience Northwest
Indiana’s premier outdoor artisan and farmers’ market and the Bark in the
Park annual event. There is free admission to both events.
The Bark In the Park hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the race beginning
at 7 a.m. There will be rescue groups, animal shelters, pet services with
booths throughout the park. There will be contests for dogs and humans with
judging and prizes at noon. Games and activities for dog, training obedience
demonstrations, and pet-friendly activities will abound.
The 1 Mile Dog Stroll and 5k “Run With the Big Dogs” begins at 7 a.m. Dogs
are invited to trot with their owners in this family friendly 5k run / 1k
walk. Questions or more information about the event please contact Race
Director Paul Stofko at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bark is the Park is sponsored by Duneland Business Initiative Group and held
at Thomas Centennial Park in Chesterton.
The music on Saturday will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by Grammy Contender,
jazz keyboard enthusiast and composer Keenan Baxter.
The Market boasts more than 90 merchants, live musical performances by
Keenan Baxter from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., fresh food served on-site throughout
the day and plenty of opportunities to enjoy gatherings with friends and
family at picnic tables in nearby Thomas Centennial Park.
New to the market this year will be downtown Chesterton merchant Chelle’’s Catering, Ben’s Soft
Pretzels, Lehman’s Orchard, Flagel’s Sugarhouse, Pa’s Workshop and Marilyn’s
Pies also will be returning.
While booth space at the Market is nearly booked for the entire season, a
few spaces remain in October.
“We’re always open to receiving applications, since sometimes our scheduled
merchants have conflicts and can’t attend,” said Allyson Baughman, marketing
director for the Duneland Chamber of Commerce. “