U.S. Food Festival & Food Show Section
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September 23, 2017
Break out your Lederhosen and brush up on your German! Come celebrate the coming of Oktober with friends and soon-to-be-made friends at this year’s OKTOBERFEST in the Historic Depot District of Richmond, Indiana! During this family friendly event, enjoy delicious German food & try locally made beer from the Depot District’s New Boswell Brewery while playing games, listening to live music and browsing locally made goods and crafts at the street fair.
September 23-24, 2017 Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest
We’re having a party and you’re invited! Gluten Free & More (formerly Living Without) magazine wants you to know that living with a food allergy or sensitivity doesn’t need to be about deprivation and missing out. On the contrary, what you’re living without is all the horrible symptoms and medical problems you had before understanding what allergens you needed to avoid. So, come join us, over a hundred of our favorite exhibitors and thousands of our closest friends as we celebrate LIVING WELL!! At every event, you get to sample tons of gluten-free, allergy-friendly foods, learn from experts in the community and hang out with others who understand our world.
September 2-4, 2016 Jackson County Watermelon Festival
Festival CANCELLED for 2016. Will return in 2017.
September 2-5, 2016 - Ligonier Marshmallow Festival
The Labor Day weekend festival celebrates marshmallows, one of Noble County's major products. Activities revolve around the marshmallow theme. Parades, arts and crafts, contests, rides, entertainment, car show and lots of delicious festival food.
September 2-5, 2016 Marshall County Blueberry Festival
Blueberry products like Blueberry Pie, Blueberry Brats, Blueberry Ice Cream, Blueberry Donuts or just plain fresh Blueberries! Family-friendly atmosphere and Midwestern hospitality that attract over 500,000 people every year to blueberry country. Attendance: 500,000.
September 8-10, 2016 - Tipton County Pork Festival - Tipton, Indiana
Art show, pageant, entertainment, parades, and a mouthwatering menu featuring (what else?) PORK!
September 8-11, 2016 Montgomery Turkey Trot Festival
The festival recognizes turkey processing in Daviess County, where over a million turkeys are raised each year. Carnival, entertainment, and turkey races.
September 10, 2016 7th Annual Hoosier Hops and Harvest
A festival that will feature virtually every craft beer produced in the Hoosier state, paired with food grown locally and prepared by renowned local chefs.
September 10, 2016 Mansfield Village Beans & Cornbread Day
Share your favorite cornbread recipe with others and enjoy homemade cornbread & beans the second weekend of September. Cornbread Bake-off.
September 10, 2016 38th Annual Valparaiso Popcorn Festival
Named the "Best Festival of the Region" by The Times readers, the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival continues to offer family-fun activities for all ages. Over 200 arts & crafts booths, 30 food booths, kids' games, the five-mile Popcorn Panic, and the nation's First Popcorn Parade are only the beginning of the excitement of this incredible festival. Always the Saturday after Labor Day.
September 14-17, 2016 61st Annual Sullivan Rotary Corn Festival
The festival includes a free corn feed, a parade, music, carnival, corn eating contest, and turtle races.
September 15-18, 2016 41st Annual Nappanee Apple Festival
Nappanee becomes a bustling community the third weekend in September as the Nappanee Apple Festival kicks off the 38th annual event! The festival provides bushels of free fun for the entire family and something for every age. The festival features two stages of free entertainment, craft, commercial and food vendors, carnival rides, scholarship pageant, road run, tractor pull, apple peeling and pie eating contests and so much more! You won't want to miss Indiana’s largest 7' Baked Apple Pie, a 600 lb. apple pie that tempts even the most discriminating palate. Attendance: 76,000.
September 17, 2016 - 38th Annual Brookston Apple Popcorn Day
Celebrate the local popcorn and apple harvest with races, crafts, food, apple bobbing, pancake and sausage breakfast, pizza eating contest, apple dessert contest, pedal tractor pull, and special events.
September 17-18, 2016 - 42nd Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival
Fort Wayne, Indiana
A two-day period festival with an array of food, crafts, antiques and music. Fun for the whole family! Each year the people of Fort Wayne invite visitors from throughout the nation to celebrate the pioneer spirit of John Chapman, better known as "Johnny Appleseed," Chapman was a colorful character of the Indiana frontier in the early 1800's. During the latter part of his life, Chapman traveled the countryside on foot, planting orchards in Fort Wayne and surrounding areas. In the process, he became a national folk hero and his gravesite memorial area in Fort Wayne's Archer Park has been designated a National Historic Place and is identified as such on the National Register of Historic Places.
September 17-24, 2016 70th Annual Persimmon Festival
Celebrate the persimmon - not the Japanese hybrid import variety, but the native American tree that grows in the wild in southern Indiana. Pageant, road rally, parade, carnival, car show, fun run, entertainment, food tents and much more!
September 23-25, 2016 Annual Cory Apple Festival - Cory, Indiana
Antiques, flea market, parade, Fish Fry, Firehouse Hog Roast, Chicken and Noodle Dinner, carnival, helicopter rides, live music, entertainment and, of course, Apples.
September 24, 2016 Indianapolis Oktoberfest - Indianapolis, Indiana
Upland Brewing Co. We know that Indianapolis may be thousands of miles from the birthplace of Oktoberfest, but that shouldn’t keep us from throwing a great party! Come join us in Indianapolis for food, music, good times and plenty of our Oktoberfest Bavarian Style Lager.
September 24, 2016 Valpo Brewfest - Valparaiso, Indiana
Sample over 125 different styles of beers from America’s best craft brewers and vote for your favorite Indiana craft beer as we award the coveted HOOSIER BREW award to the top vote recipient. Valpo Brewfest is a celebration of the great craft beer and the cool people that enjoy it. Cheers to Ya!
September 24-25, 2016 Batesville Applefest - Batesville, Indiana
AppleFest continues to grow and has become a premier family event with games and contests for all ages, arts and crafts available for purchase, entertainment, delicious food to sample and of course, apples, apples and more apples.
September 4-6, 2015 Jackson County Watermelon Festival
Festival CANCELLED for 2016. Will return in 2017.
September 26-27, 2015 Indy Cooking Expo - Indianapolis, Indiana
September 6-7, 2014 Bridgeton Milling & Craft Demo Days
Bridgeton Mill and Historic District. Live demonstrations at the Mill- grinding flour and cornmeal on 200-year old French buhr stones. Tours of mill along with history of mill, town and bridge. Pioneer craft demonstrations, food. 10am – 5pm. No admission charge.
September 15, 2012 Indiana State ICS Chili Cook-Off
Bar Harbor, Indiana
International Chili Society's Indiana State Cook-Off. Musical entertainment, tube race on the Wabash River, chili sampling, children's games and entertainment.
September 26-30, 2012 Versailles Pumpkin Show - Versailles, Indiana
The 110th annual festival will feature a large parade on Saturday, giant pumpkin contest, carnival rides, live entertainment, and contests of all kinds. Attendance: 15,000.
September 2-5, 2011 Marshall County Blueberry Festival
Blueberry products like Blueberry Pie, Blueberry Brats, Blueberry Ice Cream, Blueberry Donuts or just plain fresh Blueberries! Family-friendly atmosphere and Midwestern hospitality that attract over 500,000 people every year to blueberry country.
September 16-17, 2011 Rotary Bands & BBQ Contest
Live bands, beer/wine garden, kids' zone, People's Choice & KCBs BBQ Contest, and food booths--charity event.
September 3-6, 2010 Little Italy Festival - Clinton, Indiana
Enjoy one of the many events including a parade, fireworks, pizza toss contest, bocce tournament, Italian food booths, winery museum and Italian trip giveaway.
September 10-12, 2010 Country Lifestyle Experience
A unique expo focusing on sustainable agriculture on a small scale with a trade show, animal exhibits and seminars on topics such as alternative energies, organic gardening, food preservation and animal issues.
September 18, 2010 Taste Of Randolph County - Winchester, Indiana
Local restaurants provide signature menu items at discounted prices. Farmers market, arts and crafts, music and bicycle tour.
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