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Sunset Hill Farm County Park

Address

775 Meridian Rd., Valparaiso, IN 46385-8507

Contact

Phone: (219) 465-3586

About

Sunset Hill Farm County Park is a lovely 235-acre park where you'll find a primitive campground, several miles of trails, picnic and play areas, demonstration crops, and an amphitheater. The park's hiking trails traverse both prairie and woodland, where you can see birds and other wildlife. A working dairy farm until 1978, the park still grows demonstration crops as part of its educational mission to cultivate respect and understanding for earth's natural resources. The park offers scheduled naturalist programs, wagon rides, and public events. Camping for GROUPS ONLY. The fees are $2 person plus a $45 refundable damage deposit.

Amenities:

  • Pet Friendly
  • Child Friendly
  • Group Friendly
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor

Events:

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Meet the Animals - Sunset Hill Farm

Dates: March 03 - November 09, 2018
10-11am (CT)

You can meet the animals on the first Saturday and second Friday of each month, March through November. Come out and interact with the farm animals and their caretakers. The program takes place at the animals barns. Registration is not necessary.

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Family Hike - Sunset Hill Farm

Dates: March 03 - November 09, 2018
11-11:45am (CT)

This short hike will be led by a park naturalist and will be highly interactive and designed for children of all ages. The theme will change each month. Visit their website for each month's theme. Stroller and young children are welcome. Registration is not necessary. Meet at the benches by the parking lot. Family hikes will be held on the first Saturday and second Friday of each month, March through November.

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Adult Hike - Sunset Hill Farm

Dates: March 03 - November 03, 2018
9-9:45am (CT)

This hike will be led by a park naturalist and will be highly interactive and designed for adults. The theme will feature a different, timely theme. Visit their website to see each month's theme. Registration is not necessary. Meet at the benches by the parking lot. Adult hikes will be held on the first Saturday of each month, March through November.

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Babapaloosa Festival

Date: Sunday, August 05
Noon-8pm (CT)

An all-day music festival to benefit the See Change Foundation. There will be a beer garden hosted by Leroy's Hotstuff and Running Vines. Food trucks from Bartlett's and Leroy's hotstuff. Kids activities include bounce houses and YMCA activities. You will enjoy 5 amazing bands, All Good Things; Jerica Paliga; Township Train Wreck; Visions of Santana; and Corey Dennison.

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Prairie Magic Music Fest

Date: Sunday, August 12
Noon Doors open; 1-7pm (CT)

The Prairie Magic Music Fest is a celebration of rock, bluegrass, folk, and Americana music. Sunset Hill Farm County Park will host this festival with a dynamite initial line up. The festival will also highlight craft, food, and beer vendors. The Rolling Stonebaker Pizza, Valpo Velvet Ice Cream, and Bartlett's Grill will be satisfying hunger while a beer garden will make local microbrews available to those 21 or over. The event is family friendly and kids 12 and under are free with a ticketed adult. Water will be available on-site at no cost but coolers and outside food and beverages are not allowed.

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Sunset Hill Colonels Vintage Baseball

Date: Sunday, August 26
1pm (CT)

Vintage Base Ball is a pastime, with its beginnings and progressions mimicking those that occurred in America over 160 years ago. Teams like the Sunset Hill Colonels compete today wearing period reproduction uniforms, using period authentic equipment and following baseball rules from the 19th century in order to accurately present the history of baseball to the public. Bring your family and friends out to Sunset Hill Farm and enjoy a day of vintage baseball. Don't forget lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on.

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Sunset Hill Colonels Vintage Baseball

Date: Saturday, September 15
Noon (CT)

Vintage Base Ball is a pastime, with its beginnings and progressions mimicking those that occurred in America over 160 years ago. Teams like the Sunset Hill Colonels compete today wearing period reproduction uniforms, using period authentic equipment and following baseball rules from the 19th century in order to accurately present the history of baseball to the public. So get your family and friends out to Sunset Hill Farm and enjoy a day of vintage baseball. Don't forget lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on.

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Fall Harvest Festival & Antique Equipment Show

Dates: September 28 - September 30, 2018
9am-5pm (CT)

Farming demonstrations include steam engines, a shingle mill, a saw mill, field cooking, parade of power, a flea market, antique cars, trucks on Sunday and much more.

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Winter Lights Night Festival

Date: Saturday, November 17
3-8pm (CT)

Come enjoy holiday magic for the whole family. Meet Santa, make crafts, decorate cookies, sing carols, take a wagon ride to preview the light displays and enjoy a dazzling fireworks display.

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Sunset Hill Farm - Lights Drive Through

Dates: November 22 - January 01, 2019
Dusk-9pm (CT)

Drive through Northwest Indiana's top holiday light display.