Record Season Opener for European Market

By: Duneland Chamber of Commerce Last Updated: May 11, 2012

European_Market_OpenerThe Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce hosted the season opener of Chesterton’s European Market this past Saturday, May 5. More than 90 merchants, farmers, artists and chefs took part in the event, which was held at Third & Broadway in historic Downtown Chesterton.

“This is the largest season opener we’ve ever enjoyed,” said Heather Ennis, Executive Director of the Chamber. “We’ve never had more than 60 booths in the past on opening day. I think the word has gotten out that this is not only a profitable event for our merchants, but also an extremely enjoyable and uplifting community experience. We’ve already booked more than 90 vendors for next Saturday’s Market, which is very exciting.”

In addition to outdoor shopping, visitors to the Market can enjoy live music, demonstrations by local artists, and several fresh food merchants who prepare dishes on-site. The Market takes place every Saturday from May through October, and is open from 8am – 2pm. For more information, please call the Chamber office at (219) 926-5513, or email