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April 13-15, 2017
Indiana Tourism Conference
West Lafayette, Indiana
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, 2017 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 28-30, 2017 Annual Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival
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 29-30, 2017 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 5-6, 2017
25th Annual Indiana Gourd
Society State Show
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 and artistry.
May 13, 2017 - 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 13, 2017 15th 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. Additions to this year's event include a variety of food trucks, and live chamber music from IU's school of music. Parking is free, and carpooling is recommended. All guests will receive a souvenir IWF Tasting Glass. Tickets will be limited, pre-sold ONLY, and NOT available at the gate. The cost is $60, however as a holiday special they'll be discounted to $45 until January 1st. Designated driver tickets are $10. All of the tastings will occur under roof.
May 14, 2017 MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.
May 17-18, 2017 21st Annual Distillers Grains Symposium
Presented by the Distillers Grains Technology Council, exemplifying a broadening interest in current issues affecting the distilling industry.
May 20, 2017 - Bacon and Beer Classic - Indianapolis, Indiana
The Bacon and Beer Classic is a one-of-a-kind event hosted inside baseball parks and stadiums across America. It is a premier experience focused on traditions where one’s nostalgia of baseball meets their love for bacon and beer. As the attendees walk through the stadium they will get a taste of history through the hundreds of craft brew samples and mouth-watering bacon-inspired tastes local restaurants cook up. Music will get people dancing, interactive games will bring out their inner kid, and the cooking demos and beer schools will teach everyone – from the expert to the novice – a thing or two about bacon and beer. All of our events are all inclusive! From the moment you walk into the park, it's all about the experience, and not about opening up your wallet.
May 27, 2017 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.
May 27, 2017 Southern Indiana Uncorked Wine Festival
Harrison County Fairgrounds 1pm-7pm. 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 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.
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.
May 24-25, 2016 Milk & Cultured Dairy Conference
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 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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