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Indiana’s premier farm-to-fork food festival returns Aug. 17

Gourmet food trucks, cooking demos are new additions to the 2014 Dig IN

INDIANAPOLIS (May 16, 2014) – High-quality, locally produced products are the hallmark of Indiana’s favorite food festival, Dig IN, a Taste of Indiana 2014.

More than 35 Indiana chefs, brewers, vintners and food artisans will showcase a bevy of prepared dishes and beverages. The single-price admission includes all the samples and live performances by Indiana-based musical groups.

New participating restaurants in 2014 include Rook, Peterson’s and Barn Brasserie, as well as food trucks, Serendipity and Hashtruck. Chefs will demonstrate cooking skills and techniques at a new demo kitchen.

WHAT:       Dig IN, a Taste of Indiana 2014

WHEN:       Aug. 17, noon to 5 p.m., with early admission for Ultimate VIP Experience ticket holders at 11 a.m.

WHERE:     White River State Park, 801 W. Washington St., Indianapolis

TIX:              Tickets available at and at the gate

$35 for General Admission ($45 after Aug. 13)

$55 for Early Admission at 11 a.m. ($65 after Aug. 13)

$99 for the Ultimate VIP Experience ($115 after Aug. 13), which includes:

  • 4 James Beard Award-nominated chefs (from Bluebeard, Libertine, R Bistro and Recess) providing dishes
  • Climate-controlled luxury restrooms
  • Designated VIP-only parking and entrance
  • Air-cooled tent
  • Rare and reserve beers and wines available exclusive for VIPs
  • Bistro table seating
  • Swag bag

MEDIA CONTACT:  Rob Gaston,, 317-363-4625

Dig IN: A Taste of Indiana

Dig IN invites local farmers, chefs, brewers, vintners and food enthusiasts around the table to indulge in the tastes of Indiana. If there is a heart in the Heartland, Indiana is it and Dig IN brings our state’s rich agricultural heritage into focus with a celebration of the farm to fork experience.

This summer, 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 other local refreshments plus live entertainment, discussion panels and cooking demonstrations. Combining the freshness of farmer’s markets and Indiana’s greatest food minds, Dig IN promises a feast for the senses.

Save room to ‘dig in’ on August 17th!

The Details


More than 35 of Indiana’s finest chefs will prepare a unique dish based on fresh produce and meat and poultry from Indiana farms. Attendees will be able to interact directly with the chefs and some of the producers while dining on tastings. Come hungry and fill up on the nearly three dozens offerings available at the park. Sweets from Just Rennie’s Cookie Company, Circle City Sweets and Nicey Treat as well as some vegetarian options will be available.


Dig IN has partnered with the Indiana Wine Grape Council and the Brewers of Indiana Guild to provide Indiana-made wines and beers. More than 20 wineries and breweries are on tap, as is Bjava Coffee & Tea with a signature iced coffee and Natural Born Juicers with a special Dig IN juice. Beverages will be available for taste and purchase.

Entertainment & Speakers

Enjoy a wide range of music from local bands that will be playing in three areas around the park. Demonstrations will include cooking classes on a large stage and smaller stations featuring ongoing education throughout the day. Look for topics such as Indiana barbecue, canning and food preservation, and other ways to savor the bounty of Indiana’s agriculture. Indiana experts will be on hand to discuss nutrition and the latest concepts on the local food scene.


Please note that Dig IN is a rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable. 


Goose the Market

Libertine / VIP

R Bistro / VIP

Recess / VIP

Bluebeard / VIP

Valley Kitchen & Bar

Trader’s Point Creamery

Wyndham West

Fermenti Artisan

Circle City Sweets

Circle City Soups

J Ford’s Black Angus

Bee Coffee Roasters

Oakley’s Bistro




Artisan Foodworks


Severin Bar

18 on the Square

The Local Eatery

Joseph Decuis

Brad Gates Catering

One World Catering

Indigo Duck

Meridian Restaurant


Northside Social

The Oceanaire

Union 50

800 Degrees

Barn Brasserie

Second Helpings

Shoefly Public House

Just Rennies Cookies


Gunthorp Farm

Fischer Farms

Meat the Rabbit

RDM Aquaculture

Bell Aquaculture

Miller’s Amish Chicken

Capriole Goat Cheese

Tulip Tree Creamery

Maple Leaf Farms

Smoking Goose Meatery

Creighton Brothers Farms

Homestead Growers

Full Hand Farm

Seven Sons Family Farm


3 Wisemen


Figure 8

Indiana City

Flat 12

Tin Man

Scarlet Lane

Barley Island

Bloomington Brewing Company

Bier Brewery


Triton Brewing Company

New Albanian

18th Street Brewery



Bloomington Brewing Company



Two EE’s


New Day Meadery

Rettig Hill Winery

Salt Creek Winery


Spice Box

Natural Born Juicers



Nicey Treat

Citizen Hash

Caveman Truck

Chocolate for the Spirit

Best Boy & Co.

Simply Divine Bakery

Big Brick House Bakery

Capshew Cellars, Fruit and Wine Vinegars

Sage’s Simple Syrups