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2016 INDIANA - APRIL & MAY 2016
FOOD FESTIVALS, SHOWS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
(see also: 2015)


 

April 19-20, 2016
Hoosier Hospitality Conference
Indianapolis, Indiana
This event showcases the power of the hospitality industry. All aspects of the industry are here to learn, network, and have a good time with others who also work in this exciting business.
(also: www.hoosierhospitalityconference.com/)

April 22, 2016  Earth Day - Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

April 22-24, 2016 - Annual Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival
Wakarusa, Indiana
Celebrating 46th year!  Enjoy a parade, entertainment, sugar camp and museum tours, crafts, and contests with cash prizes. So much fun when the sap starts to run!  (also: wakarusamaplesyrupfestival.com)

April 23-25, 2016  The Morel Festival - Brown County, Indiana
We will not be hosting The Morel Festival in 2016. Please check back often as we are working on 2017.

April 30, 2016  14th Annual Indiana Wine Fair - Story, Indiana
The Indiana Wine Fair is one of Indiana's oldest and largest wine events.  For more than a decade, Indiana's vintners have descended upon the little town of Story, Indiana, on the last Saturday of April to dole out one-ounce pours of their finest Reislings, Malbecs and Cabernets to an appreciative audience. Admission to the festival is limited to persons at least 21 years of age. The price is $30 at the gate if you intend to imbibe ($10 if you are a designated driver). The first 4,000 people under General Admission will receive a Story Inn keepsake wine glass.  We offer free shuttle service from downtown Nashville. The shuttle from Nashville starts at noon and runs every 15 minutes.  The Wine Fair will go on, rain or shine.  All of the tastings will occur under roof.  There will be plenty of food and great live music. No Coolers Please! You may purchase bottles of wine directly from the wineries for consumption off-premises. Parking is free.

May 6-7, 2016  24th Annual Indiana Gourd Society State Show
Lebannon, Indiana
Large gourd competition, Vendors, IGS Gourd store, Gourd Seeds. All events open to the public.  The Indiana Gourd Society through individual and organizational activities, promotes educational efforts which advance an appreciation for the gourd's role and significance in past and present cultures and for gourd cultivation, crafting & artistry.

May 8, 2016  MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 14, 2016  Taste of Italy Festival - Richmond, Indiana
Enjoy what the Italian call “La Dolce Vita” or “The Sweet Life” during the Depot District’s Taste of Italy Italian-American Festival.  • Stroll through our fabulous street fair full of fine arts, antiques and handmade items  • Enjoy delicious Italian & Specialty Food from local restaurants and unique food vendors  • Participate in the Lemonade Day Tasting Contest  • View and Purchase Art created by Local Schoolchildren  • Watch Performance Artists, Live Music & More  • Model Trains and Kids Train Rides at Richmond Furniture Gallery  • Face Painting at Richmond Furniture Gallery  • Wine/Cheese Crawl during the evening.

 

May 24-25, 2016  Milk & Cultured Dairy Conference
Indianapolis, Indiana
IDFA’s Milk & Cultured Dairy Conference is a dynamic and information-rich conference focusing entirely on milk, flavored milk, milk products and cultured dairy products.  We will show you the most recent developments in ingredients, processing technology and packaging, and look at a wide variety of products in the development pipeline. Industry peers and respected experts will inspire you with fresh new ideas to help your company grow and prosper.

May 28, 2016  Southern Indiana Uncorked Wine Festival
Corydon, Indiana
Wine Festival.  Admission is $20 and includes entry to the festival, a souvenir tasting glass for the first 2,000 through the gate and free sampling (Designated Drivers $10).  Advance tickets are available at Point Blank Brewing Company (105 E. Beaver Street, Corydon). Ticket order form here. Advance tickets do not guarantee a souvenir glass.  Please note - No one under the age of 21 will be permitted to enter the tasting area.  The festival will again offer live entertainment all day, featuring performances by regional favorites.

May 28, 2016  38th Annual Starlight Strawberry Festival
Floyds Knobs, Indiana
The day begins with a 5k Run/Walk for the Berries. Then you can spend the day trying your luck at a classic festival wheel for a chance to win one our homemade cakes, or many other prizes.  Enjoy building your own strawberry shortcake, or feast on a country dinner "just like grandma's' featuring our famous homemade dumplings.  We also have bratwurst, fish, bbq, hot dogs, and french fries.  Don't pass up a delicious strawberry smoothie, or our chocolate strawberry fondue booth! There are kids' inflatables, a mini-soapbox derby, and lots of music and entertainment.  If you don't win at bingo, enter our strawberry pie eating contest.  And after enjoying the shopping at one of our many craft booths, you can relax in our beer garden with a cold beer or glass of our famous local wine. Admission and parking is free. 
 

 

2015 INDIANA - APRIL & MAY 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events waiting for new dates

April 12-14, 2015  ChefConnect: Indy - Indianapolis, Indiana
ChefConnect: Indy will take place in Indianapolis, April 12–14, 2015. Chefs, students and foodservice professionals will experience unparalleled educational opportunities, resourceful networking, meeting with old friends and making new ones at the Marriott Downtown Indianapolis Hotel.

April 25-26, 2015  Mansfield Village Mushroom Festival & Car Show
Mansfield Village, Indiana
There's fun for everyone in the family. Come early and register for organized mushroom hunts and buy or sell mushrooms at the auction. Win a cash prize for the largest mushroom each day, regardless of where it was found. Visitors who join in the mushroom hunt can take home, not only a delicious meal, but also a hand carved mushroom take home, not only a delicious meal, but also a hand carved mushroom walking stick for those who find the largest and most mushrooms.  Also, Car Show, Live Music, Arts, Crafts, Antiques, etc.

May 16, 2015  8th Annual Taste of Brown County - Nashville, Indiana
This event has been cancelled.  We thank you for all the support the past 8 years and we're sorry for any inconvenience.

 

 

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