About the Fair
The Sunflower Fair celebrates its twenty-third year in the heart of Downtown La Porte on Saturday, Sept. 17. The festival that celebrates community and creativity will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will last until 4:00 p.m. This unique festival is situated along beautiful Michigan Avenue between Lincolnway and Noble Street. With over 120 artisan vendors, the Sunflower Fair is one of the largest area festivals. Attendees can eat delicious food from a variety of non-profit organizations and local eateries. The La Porte Farmer’s Market will also be on hand for the day with locally sourced produce and goods.
Beyond vendors, there are fantastic activities for the whole family. View remarkably preserved antique cars on Michigan Avenue south of Harrison Street organized by the Michiana Antique Car Club. Participants can also listen to live music in the designated food court on the north end of Michigan Avenue.
Activities are also available for those with a competitive side with the American Licorice Rib Cook-Off and the Wyatt Wilke Memorial Sunflower Contest. Participants are asked to bring their sunflowers to the City Hall steps before 10:00 a.m. on September 21st with judging beginning at 11 a.m.. Categories include: tallest sunflower, largest sunflower seed head, and sunflower stalk with the most blooms.