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Bizarre Bazaar

Wizards Chess game gets players on the board

Wizards Chess game gets players on the board

Chloe Flanagan, 13, of Hammond, holds her place during a Wizards Chess match Saturday at the Bizarre Bazaar in Harrison Park in Hammond. The chess match featured kids as the chess pieces on a giant board acting out a famous 1992 blitz match between top-rated world champions Susan Polgar and …

September 20, 2014 11:50 am
Wizards Chess game gets players on the board

Wizards Chess game gets players on the board

Walter Gaitan, 10, of Hammond, center in stripes, makes his move Saturday during a Wizards Chess match at the Bizarre Bazaar in Harrison Park in Hammond. The chess match featured kids as the chess pieces on a giant board acting out a famous 1992 blitz match between top-rated world champions …

September 20, 2014 11:49 am
Pie Contest Coordinator Karen Maravilla (right) Sports Curlers and Housecoat with her Costumed Friends in 2013

Pie Contest Coordinator Karen Maravilla (right) Sports Curlers and Housecoat with her Costumed Friends in 2013

Pie Contest Coordinator Karen Maravilla, right, sports hair curlers and a housecoat with her costumed friends in 2013 at Hammond's Bizarre Bazaar.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Hammond pie contest 'mint' to be

FROM the FARM: Hammond pie contest 'mint' to be

This Saturday is the Ninth annual Pie Contest at Downtown Hammond's popular Bizarre Bazaar.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Onions have proud place in history and in winning pie recipe

FROM the FARM: Onions have proud place in history and in winning pie recipe

While serving as guest speaker at Saturday's 60th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration for St. Mary's Medical Center Auxiliary of Hobart, reader Sarah Boyajian of Hammond asked me an interesting question.

October 02, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: After Saturday's pie winners, now chefs being judged

FROM the FARM: After Saturday's pie winners, now chefs being judged

While serving as guest speaker at Saturday's 60th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration for St. Mary's Medical Center Auxiliary of Hobart, reader Sarah Boyajian of Hammond asked me an interesting question.

September 25, 2013 12:00 am
Bizarre Bazaar brings pony rides, wacky hats to downtown Hammond

Bizarre Bazaar brings pony rides, wacky hats to downtown Hammond

HAMMOND | Pony rides, pumpkin bowling, wacky hats and a stilt walker filled Harrison Park on Saturday for the city's eclectic Bizarre Bazaar.

September 21, 2013 6:55 pm Photos

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Bizarre Bazaar heads to downtown Hammond Saturday

HAMMOND | The Bizarre Bazaar will be held Saturday at Harrison Park.

September 18, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Time for pies and question about 'ground cherries'

FROM the FARM: Time for pies and question about 'ground cherries'

While serving as guest speaker at Saturday's 60th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration for St. Mary's Medical Center Auxiliary of Hobart, reader Sarah Boyajian of Hammond asked me an interesting question.

September 18, 2013 12:00 am

The Week Ahead - Lake County

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September 15, 2013 12:05 am
Ladies Boast Silly Homemade Hats for Hammond's 2012 Bizarre Bazaar Festival

Ladies Boast Silly Homemade Hats for Hammond's 2012 Bizarre Bazaar Festival

Ladies wear smiles and silly homemade hats for Hammond's 2012 Bizarre Bazaar Festival earlier this month.

September 26, 2012 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Small town newspaper columns provide folksy feel

FROM the FARM: Small town newspaper columns provide folksy feel

While judging pies at this month's 7th Annual Pie Contest at Downtown Hammond's popular Bizarre Bazaar event, I also snapped some photos of the festival guests having fun and enjoying the great weather.

September 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Blueberry Pie Entry at 2012 Hammond Pie Baking Contest

Blueberry Pie Entry at 2012 Hammond Pie Baking Contest

From this beautiful basic blueberry pie to unusual creations like zucchini and spaghetti filling variations, there were 15 pies entered in the 2012 Downtown Hammond Pie Baking Contest.

September 19, 2012 12:00 am
Pie Contest Winners with Judges and Coordinators at the 2012 Hammond Bizarre Baazar

Pie Contest Winners with Judges and Coordinators at the 2012 Hammond Bizarre Baazar

Pie contest winners at Saturday's baking contest in Hammond, framed by judges and the contest coordinators, display their awards.

September 19, 2012 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Winners all smiles at 7th Annual Hammond Pie Contest

FROM the FARM: Winners all smiles at 7th Annual Hammond Pie Contest

There were an array of pies at Saturday's 7th Annual Pie Contest at Downtown Hammond's popular Bizarre Bazaar.

September 19, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Hammond's family friendly, 'Bizarre' tradition continues

Hammond's family friendly, 'Bizarre' tradition continues

When many people think of hometown bazaars, a wacky hat contest and an Elvis impersonator are usually not the first thing to come to mind.

September 14, 2012 12:00 am

Bizarre Bazaar comes to Harrison Park on Saturday

HAMMOND | Pony rides, a stilt walker and an Elvis impersonator will take center stage Saturday at the annual Bizarre Bazaar.

September 13, 2012 4:16 pm
2009 Pie Judging at Hammond's Bizarre Bazaar Pie Contest

2009 Pie Judging at Hammond's Bizarre Bazaar Pie Contest

Pies await slicing at the 2009 Pie Contest Judging at the 4th Annual Bizarre Bazaar event in Downtown Hammond.

September 12, 2012 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Time for 7th Annual Hammond Pie Contest

FROM the FARM: Time for 7th Annual Hammond Pie Contest

Reader Marty Wheeler, of Crown Point, called me last week for advice about an event her group is hosting later this fall.

September 12, 2012 12:00 am

Plenty to do and see in Hammond this month

As our summer season comes to a close, I look back and think of Hammond’s great summer events and how much fun we had at the 2012 Festival of the Lakes, our inaugural Triple Play Concert Series, the inaugural WHAM midnight bike ride, and all the fun events at the Pavilion at Wolf Lake.

September 07, 2012 12:00 am
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