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2007 Wrap Party
The Staff, Guests, and Performers of the 2007 Wizard of Oz Festival

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 Oz character.

2007 Poster

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?

The Courtyard by Marriott

Fairfield by Marriott

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