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2017 INDIANA JULY 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(see also: 2016  -  2015  -  2014  -  2013  -  2012)

June 30-July 4, 2017  Annual Shoals Catfish Festival - Shoals, Indiana


July 4, 2017  4TH OF JULY: U.S. Independence Day - Nationwide
Every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.

July 14, 2017
Forks of the Wabash Uncorked
Huntington, Indiana
HARTA and the Historic Forks of the Wabash have teamed up to bring you Forks of the Wabash Uncorked. This is an amazing wine and beer tasting event featuring the products of many great Indiana wineries and U.S breweries. Did we mention the food and music? Local food trucks and Antiqology will be there with plenty of food options and craft sodas available for purchase. We invite you to sip your favorite wine or brew and enjoy live music in a festive atmosphere. You'll find many items to bid on in our silent auction as well. Mark, it on your calendar-you won't want to miss this tasty summertime event!

July 15, 2017  Valparaiso Wine Festival - Valparaiso, Indiana
Wine enthusiasts get ready for a summer event you won’t want to miss! The Valparaiso Wine Festival brings over 100 wines from around the world with unlimited sips and samples. Learn about new and exciting varietals from the experts while you enjoy reds, whites and sparkling tastings.  Enjoy a gourmet snack plate with your ticket and additional food options for purchase from Pikk’s Tavern.  Buy bottles & cases at discounted rates to enjoy at home. Live entertainment.

July 20-22, 2017  21st Annual St. Joe Pickle Festival - St. Joe, Indiana
Parades, fireworks, competitions, kids' activities, dozens of food vendors, live music, pickle recipe contest, pickle factory tours and much more.


July 27-29, 2017  Owensville Watermelon Festival & Parade
Owensville, Indiana
Come out for rides, food, crafts, watermelon pageants, bingo, raffles, bands and a variety show!

July 28, 2017
Junior Achievement Wine and Beer Festival
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Indiana wineries and breweries come together to provide an awesome tasting event with unlimited samplings. The Junior Achievement Wine and Beer Festival benefit’s Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana to provide our JA programs at little to no cost for local schools. In addition to unlimited samplings, you will receive a souvenir glass included in the price of admission. You can purchase your favorite bottle to enjoy at the event or take home. Food will be available for purchase from Parkview Field.  NEW: Silent Auction! Bid on items from local businesses, restaurants, and the attending wineries and breweries at the festival. Please visit our website for auction items before the event!

July 28-29, 2017 - 23rd Annual Hot Dog Festival - Frankfort, Indiana
Hot Dog Tent, Arts & Crafts, Dachshund Races, Entertainment, Flea Market, Food Booths. Organizers were inspired by the school mascot, the Hot Dog.

July 28-30, 2017  Whiting Pierogi Fest - Whiting, Indiana
Pierogis, polka, parades and more. Meet Mr. Pierogi and friends!  Drawing almost 200,000 visitors each year, the Festival is the pride of Whiting. It allows us to celebrate our heritage while poking a little fun at ourselves at the same time. Where else can you see grown women dressed up like our grandmothers (bushas, as we say) in housecoats and babushkas? Or the lawnmower brigade strut through town with sandals and socks on like or dads did? You'll also see life-size polish pastries and goodies walking and talking waiting to take a picture with you. Only at Whiting's Pierogi Fest.   Attendance: 200,000.


2016 INDIANA JULY 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

July 15-17, 2016  Wine, Brew & Bar-B-Que Too
New Palestine, Indiana
Teams will compete for $16,000 in prize money at the Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event. There will be Indiana wines and brews, as well as live entertainment all day.


2015 INDIANA JULY 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

July 31 August 1, 2015 - Knox County Watermelon Festival
Vincennes, Indiana
Celebrate our community's rich agriculture and fabulous watermelons! The day's events include children's pageants, children's games, music and great food.


2014 INDIANA JULY 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

July 24-27, 2014  BBQ RibFest - Indy 2014 - Indianapolis, Indiana
Welcome to BBQ RibFest Indy!  The tastiest fest in the Midwest!!  Featuring seven national award-winning teams featured on the food channel and a few of your local favorites.  Fun for the whole family. Games, rides, facepainting, clowns, balloons and fun!


2013 INDIANA JULY 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

July 18, 2013  Celebrity Chef Tour -  Roanoke, Indiana
Benefitting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs.


2012 INDIANA - JULY 2012
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

July 20-22, 2012  17th Annual Middle Eastern Festival
Indianapolis, Indiana
Great food, music, dancing, children's games, marketplace, and tours of St. George Orthodox Christian Church.

July 21, 2012  Clabber Girl BBQ Fest Challenge - Terre Haute, Indiana
The Annual Clabber Girl Brickyard BBQ Fest held each July will be spicing things up this year and 2012 will mark the name change of the event to the Clabber Girl BBQ Fest Challenge. It will be held on July 21 in the Clabber Girl Festival Marketplace located at Ninth Street between Wabash Avenue and Cherry Street bordering Clabber Girl and Hulman Center.  The event will showcase a variety of challenges including the Gladiator Challenge, Terre Haute Firefighters Water Ball Challenge, and the first ever Chef's Challenge that will feature local community members. the best BBQ dishes to a festival crowd of race fans and BBQ lovers.  Festival-goers will also enjoy musical acts, a beer garden, food vendors, and children's entertainment.



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