Introducing the #DigIN12 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 26, Indiana growers will make their way to White River State Park to showcase their high quality, locally produced products, and remind Hoosiers there is much more than corn in Indiana. Dozens of Indiana chefs, brewers, wineries and food artisans will gather in the park for the third annual celebration of all that Indiana agriculture has to offer. Dig IN ~ A Taste of Indiana promises to be a feast for the senses that will take you on a journey from field to tabletop.

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 more people to this year’s event, shine a spotlight on Indiana’s proud agricultural heritage, and introduce a larger audience to the freshness of farmers markets and our state’s greatest food minds.

The final two Gastronauts will each receive 2   free VIP tickets to Dig IN 2012 ($120 value) and all the Dig IN gear you can shake a stick at (whatever that means). The gates will open an hour early for guest with VIP tickets. Before the crowd arrives at noon, enjoy a leisurely pace, early tastings and more in-depth conversation with chefs, brewers, vintners, farmers, and all involved in this farm-to-fork event.

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

  • Tweet (#DigIN12) about your experience at Dig IN.
  • Help share blog posts about Dig IN with your friends and followers leading up to the event.
  • Help share info about giveaways for tickets, Dig IN gear, Dig IN pint and wine glasses and other great stuff.

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 for 140 characters filled with creativity and panache for your gastronomic pursuits! Beginning on Tuesday, August 7, use the hashtag #DigIN12 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 pick the first winner on Wednesday, August 8 at 4:00 p.m. and the second winner on Friday at 2:00 p.m.

Ya dig?!