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The freakier side of the Lake County Fair

Posted on August 8, 2011

So according to Wikipedia, Freak Shows were popular in this country in the mid 19th to mid 20th centuries and mostly associated with carnivals and circuses. It also says that “changes in popular culture and entertainment, and changing attitudes about physical differences, led to the decline of the freak show as a form of entertainment.” Well not at the Lake County Fair in Crown Point, Indiana this August.  You won’t read about this in any of the fair brochures or preview stories. The devil child has come to Crown Point. You can either hide it, or help someone try to stop it. Misty the Mermaid awaits you…just steps from the Ferris wheel. Not sure what girls going wild have to do with Misty. The…

A little Crown Brewing action…

Posted on August 6, 2011

Three Floyds gets a lot of the pub around here, but I prefer Crown Brewing for its convenient downtown Crown Point location (as opposed to Floyds’ industrial/nowhere zone Munster locale). Right smack-dab next to the jail Dillinger escaped from. Great place for outdoor patio drinking and eating. If you’re not aware of the joint or are from out of town definitely check out its website for more info. And NWIDODGY looks forward to drinking their fine brews at the downtown Oktoberfest bash.

Pierogi Fest runs out of (Lite) beer

Posted on August 2, 2011

The crowded-ass Pierogi Fest in Whiting on Saturday night. Ran out of Lite beer. Maybe that’s a good thing. Sweaty bods all up on  ya. Maybe that’s a good thing. The Long Walk If you enter Pierogi Fest at its main entrance on 119th and Indianapolis and your first and main goal is the beer garden prepare for a death march. I think it took 45 minutes to get there while weaving through a crowded mass of bodies, strollers, Polish sausages. The beer garden system there is in a little disarray. First you wait in a long line (and this of course depends on the time but it’s usually a mess when evening calls) to get your ticket. Then it’s another long walk to…