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Porter County Expo Center
Grab your date and get your groove on at the Kick-a-Wanis Roller Derby Showdown on October 7th at the Porter County Fairgrounds. The Showdown is a 21 and over event featuring the South Shore Roller Derby League! Tickets include a dynamite derby show, off-the-hook grub from Albano's, Radius, Suzie’s Cafe & Catering, and Dr. Dawg’s, plus an event t-shirt! Come dressed in your 1970s/Roller Derby threads and win a prize! Cash bar will feature 1970s signature cocktails.
The Kick-a-Wanis Roller Derby Showdown is hosted by the Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis with proceeds supporting our Community Giving Fund. Since 1921, the Valpo Noon Kiwanis has actively supported our Valpo community by donating all fundraising profits to those in need, especially children, families, and people with special needs.
Join us for Trail Inn/Triangle Liquors 29th annual Wine, Spirits & Beer Tasting. This is one of the best tasting events in the region. This event features over 250 wines, spirits, and beers accompanied with a nice array of appetizers and music provided by DJ Audio Bliss. There will be live and silent auctions through the night. Also the wine, spirits, and beers that are sampled this night will be available to order with the profits of the sale to benefit Lakeshore PAWS. 100% of all auction dollars raised and ticket sales will also benefit this charity. We look forward to you joining us this year. Thank you in advance from the family and employees of Trail Inn and Triangle Liquors as well as all of us at Lakeshore PAWS.
Join us for this fabulous night of food, fun and fundraising to strengthen families and support children throughout Porter County. Your tastebuds will be tempted by the delicious dishes our 78 amateur chefs will prepare of their favorite recipes. Sample any or all of the delicious appetizers, soups/chili, salads, main dishes or desserts and then vote for your favorites. Check out the Live Auction full of amazing hand-selected items, experiences and trips. All proceeds help ensure Our Greater Good's initiatives, from parenting courses to mentoring to classroom management for educators remain free to families, children and schools across the county.
Chamber Network Night is going to be SPOOKTACULAR!
Discover solutions to your business needs, connect with potential customers and meet the people behind Porter County's thriving business community, face to face. Over 150 exhibitors will introduce their newest and greatest products and services. Chamber Network Night is the premier business-to-business networking event of the year dedicated to generating high-quality leads, learning from the brightest, and networking with the best.
JOIN HUMANE INDIANA WILDLIFE FOR A FAMILY-FRIENDLY DAY OF WIDE-EYED, OWL-THEMED FUN!
Saturday, October 22, 2022, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Porter County Fairgrounds in Valparaiso, IN.
Do you love owls as much as we do? Meet and greet our owl ambassadors and be amazed as you learn about these majestic creatures during presentations from experts throughout the country.
See the many different species of owls native to Indiana. You will have the opportunity to learn about Indiana’s eight species of owls and see several of those species LIVE during presentations by our own Humane Indiana Wildlife staff and some very special guests!
New this year is an expanded kids area with activities fun for the whole family!
Costumes & Cocktails for a Cause
featuring Lisa Margaroli as Elvira Mistress of the Dark
Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 7:00 pm - midnight at the Porter County Expo Center. Ages 21 & Older ONLY.