WE'RE HERE TO SEE THE WIZARD!
September 12-14, 2008
What is the Indiana Wizard
of Oz Festival, you ask? Well if you have never been here before, get ready for a surprise! Come experience the Oz magic!
We feature the actual actors who played the Munchkins in the 1939 movie classic "The Wizard of Oz!" Yes, real Munchkins and
Munchkins by Marriage! And if that isn’t exciting enough we have award-winning authors and notable Oz memorabilia collectors.
Plus a whole gaggle of costumed characters, which smaller attendees are sure have just stepped down from the movie screen.
We have Dorothy and her three best friends. A few witches (a good one and a wicked one) and a wizard. Crafts and music and
collectibles, oh my! It isn’t humbug; Come and see for yourself! We encourage you all to come dressed as your favorite
Experience the Magic!
We strongly suggest that you make your hotel reservations early, as we tend to fill up all the hotels in Porter County.
This year our Munchkinland host hotels are the Courtyard by Marriott; 2301 E Morthland Dr; Valparaiso, IN 46383; (219) 465-1700; (800) 321-2211 and the Fairfield by Marriott; 2101 E Morthland Dr; Valparaiso, IN 46383; (219) 465-6225; (800) 228-2800. Call them to stay with the Munchkins. Here are
a couple of other suggested locations: The Econo Lodge Motel in Chesterton, IN (219) 929-4416 and The Hilton Garden Inn in
Chesterton, IN (219) 983-9500. These hotels have housed our celebrities in the past. You never know who you may “bump
into” on your way to the ice machine. Flying in via broom or bubble? Your closest airports are Midway and O’Hare
in Chicago, IL. Want to ride from the airport in style? Contact American Limousine (219) 464-7572. They provide our celebrity
airport transportation. If you forget your broom, why not Ride Like a Munchkin?
a Copy of Our Event Guide?
If you need a copy when it is printed, send a large self-addressed stamped envelope (10 “ wide) with your
request to: Lakeshore Festival & Events Corp., PO Box 2138, Chesterton, IN 46304-2138.
BRICK ROAD Sponsor