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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:

Adult Hike - Sunset Hill Farm has been added to your travel planner!
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Adult Hike - Sunset Hill Farm

Dates: March 02 - November 02, 2019
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This hike will be led by a park naturalist and will be highly interactive and designed for adults. The theme will each month. Meet at the benches by the parking lot.

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Meet the Animals - Sunset Hill Farm

Dates: March 02 - November 08, 2019
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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 02 - November 08, 2019
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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. Strollers and young children are welcome. Meet at the benches by the parking lot.

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Spring Out to Sunset Festival

Date: Saturday, May 18
Noon-4pm (CT)

An annual celebration of spring includes family activities, bounce houses, vintage baseball, food vendors, music, BBQ, homebrew competitions, and a beer garden.

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Sunset Hill Colonels Vintage Baseball

Date: Saturday, June 01
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. 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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Lightning Bug Music Festival

Date: Sunday, June 30
Noon-8pm (CT)

Lightning Bug Music Festival is a family-friendly event. It is a celebration for music lovers, Lightning Bug also features regional craft beer and wine, kids' program area and a food truck village serving up fresh, local fare.

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Sunset Hill Colonels Vintage Baseball

Date: Saturday, July 13
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, August 10
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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Prairie Magic Music Fest

Date: Saturday, August 17
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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Annual Fall Harvest Festival & Antique Equipment Show

Dates: September 27 - September 29, 2019
9am-5pm (CT)

Farming demonstrations include steam engines, shingle mill, sawmill, field tillage, threshing corn shelling, rock crushing, dynamometer, sorghum cooking, a parade of power, a flea market, food vendors, antique cars and trucks, and much more!

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Sunset Hill Farm - Lights Drive Through

Dates: November 21 - January 01, 2020
Dusk-9pm (CT)

Drive through Northwest Indiana's top holiday light display.  

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Winter Lights Night Festival

Date: Saturday, November 23
3-8pm (CT)

Kicks off the annual winter lights display at Sunset Hill Farm. Decorate holiday cookies, meet Santa, sing carols, enjoy wagon rides, and roast s'mores by the bonfire.

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Sunset Hill Farm - Lights Drive Through

Dates: November 23 - January 01, 2020
Dusk-9pm (CT)

Drive through Northwest Indiana's top holiday light display. Visitors can enjoy the light any time for free, however, a donation box is available.