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Announcing the #DigIN 2013 Gastronaut Twitter Contest

Who’s ready to tweet and eat (and drink and listen to music and learn more about local food)?

On Sunday, August 25, Indiana’s agricultural and culinary experts will make their way to White River State Park to lead guests on a journey from field to tabletop. The fourth annual festival will feature tastings of Indiana food, beer, wine and much, much more. Combining the freshness of farmer’s markets and Indiana’s greatest food minds, Dig IN, A Taste of Indiana celebrates the farm-to-fork experience and promises a feast for the senses.

As the date draws near, we’ve assembled an official Twitter team and we’re looking for two more people to join the team we’re calling the Dig IN Gastronauts.

We created the Gastronauts to help us bring folks around the table to indulge in the tastes of Indiana, shine a spotlight on Indiana’s rich agricultural heritage, and introduce a more people to the freshness of farmers markets and our state’s greatest food minds.

The final two Gastronauts will each receive two free Early Entry tickets to Dig IN 2013 ($120 value) and plenty of Dig IN merchandise. The gates will open at 11 a.m. for guests with Early Entry tickets and you’ll enjoy a relaxed hour of sampling prior to general admission at noon. You’ll be have the opportunity to visit your favorite vendors right away and be able to have more in-depth conversations with the producers, artisans, and chefs while you enjoy tastes at your leisure.

In exchange, here’s what’s expected from the winning Gastronauts:

– Tweet (#DigIN) about your experience at Dig IN (bonus for posting content on Facebook, Instagram, Vine, YoutTube, etc.)
– Help share blog posts and social media content about Dig IN with your friends and followers leading up to the event
– Help share info about giveaways for tickets and prize packs

To land this exclusive opportunity, we’re asking you to tweet of course! But we’re not just looking for the predictable updates – we’re looking for 140 characters filled with creativity and panache for your gastronomic pursuits! Beginning on Tuesday, August 6, use the hashtag #DigIN and tell us @DigIndiana) why you should be a Dig IN Gastronaut!

With the help of our anonymous panel, we’ll select two people to carry out Gastronaut duties. We’ll announce the first winner on Wednesday, August 7 at 3:30 p.m. and the second winner on Friday, August 9 at 2:00 p.m.

Ya dig?!