LA PORTE (July 7, 2020) – After much consideration, the 2020 Sunflower Fair and Night on the Ave. in La Porte has been canceled, according to La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership Executive Director Bert Cook. This cancellation comes after careful consideration and consultation with many participants, vendors, community leaders and patrons.
While the committee and volunteers have certainly worked diligently to put on the event, they reached a point where a final decision had to be made. The committee does not feel confident that the Sunflower Fair can realistically meet all of Governor Holcomb’s requirements in the reopening of Indiana. It is in the best interest of the welfare and safety for all the vendors, patrons, volunteers and the community as a whole that the 22nd Annual Sunflower Fair be cancelled this year for September 19th, 2020.
The Sunflower Fair in beautiful, historic Downtown La Porte is one of the largest area festivals with over 100 craft and nonprofit vendors. Enjoy a day with family and friends for Artisan Wares food, entertainment, and kids activities, and much, much more. Enjoy the many activities of the day- a rib cook-off, a 5K run and fun walk, and sunflower growing contest. Visit all the Vendors- and sign up to participate!
Brought to you by the La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership and a volunteer committee of dedicated community members, the unique fair celebrates everything fall and community. The fair comes downtown every 3rd Saturday in September.
JOIN THE FUN
Take in the Beauty
One of La Porte’s Architectural Jewels from “yesteryear” is the Historic Rumely Building on Michigan Avenue, one block from the Courthouse Square, and across from City Hall. It has been the home of the annual Artists Gallery Walk that has been held there for thirteen years in conjunction with the Sunflower Fair. It is always on the third weekend in September.
Savor the Cuisine
Stop in the food court and grab a bite to eat from our non-profit food vendors. Enjoy Port-O-Pit chicken, ribs, roasted corn, tacos, hotdogs and much more!
Stroll down Michigan & Jefferson Avenue and browse the goods from over 100 area artisan & craft vendors. We as the committee try our best to attract unique, quality vendors for our patrons.