News Release: Limited tickets available for Dig IN, A Taste of Indiana
Some Early-Entry, General Admission tickets available for Aug. 25 premier food event

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Media: Linda Jackson, APR at (317) 631-6400 or
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INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 14, 2013) –  VIP tickets are sold out for Indiana’s favorite food festival – Dig IN, A Taste of Indiana – and a limited number of Early-Entry tickets and General Admission tickets remain available for purchase. The fourth-annual event, presented by Indiana’s Family of Farmers with premier sponsor Central Indiana Community Foundation, will be held on Sunday, Aug. 25, at White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis. Event tickets sold out in 2012, and fewer tickets are being offered this year to enhance the experience for all guests.

For only $60, Early-Entry Admission guests will be welcomed into the festival grounds at 11 a.m. to enjoy a leisurely hour of sampling dishes and beverages before the gates open for General Admission. During this extra hour, dozens of Indiana chefs, brewers, vintners and food artisans will be available for more in-depth conversations about their dishes and drinks. A limited number of Early-Entry tickets remain available, and will sell out before Aug. 25.

General Admission tickets are a great value at only $40, and provide guests with the full experience of all that Indiana agriculture has to offer. Ticketholders can enjoy cooking demonstrations, panel discussions and samples from each food and beverage vendor.

New this year, Dig IN will be more environmentally friendly. In partnership with the Indiana Recycling Coalition, organizers are striving to make this a zero-waste event. Volunteers from Cummins will be on hand to direct items to either the compost bag or recycling bin. Green with Indy will handle the hauling of the compost to GreenCycle, a local company that provides commercial composting service.

Included in the admission price is entertainment by musical guests Mikhail Robertson and Flatland Harmony.

Children’s tickets are only $10 for ages five to 10 years, and children four and under are admitted free. Parking, for a fee, will be available at the White River State Park Garage at 650 W. Washington St., or at the Indiana Government Center Parking Garage at 401 W. Washington. Purchase tickets and get more parking info at

Dig IN, A Taste of Indiana 2013 RESTAURANTS, CHEFS and DISHES noted, as available (subject to change)

  • 18 on the Square, Joseph Martin: Duck Gyro, Grilled Flat Bread, Relished Summer Vegetables, Daredevil Sauce
  • Black Market, Micah Frank: Indiana Berry Shrub
  • Brad Gates Catering, Brad Gates: Grilled Duck Breast & Poached Peach Salad
  • Cerulean, Chase Hinton and Caleb France: Duck, Fennel, Sorrel, Cherries, Chilies
  • Circle City Soups, Roger Hawkins, Indiana Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho
  • Circle City Sweets, Cindy Hawkins: Honey-Shagbark Granola with Yogurt
  • Courses Restaurant at Ivy Tech, Joseph Davey: Albondigas
  • Delicia, Ricardo Martinez: Chile Spiced  Beet Salad
  • Fermenti Artisan, Mark Cox and Josh Henson: Smoked Bison Shoulder and Curtido
  • Goose the Market, Chris Eley: Meat on a Stick
  • Indiana Downs, Greg Schiesser: Indiana Authentic Barbecue
  • Joseph Decuis, Aaron Butts: Mini Wagyu Burgers with Spicy Tomato Jam and Bleu Cheese Mousse
  • Just Rennie’s Cookie Company, Chef Doug & Marla Rennie: Just Rennie’s Gourmet Cookies
  • JW Marriott Indianapolis, Brendon Cheney: Indiana Pig: The Adventure Begins
  • Kelly Ford, Jeff Ford: Duck Confit Egg Roll/Spring Roll with Pork Belly & Jalapeno “Duck” Sauce
  • Lemleys’ Catering, Alexa Lemley: Chicken on a Grit Cake
  • Meridian Restaurant and Bar, Layton Roberts: Faux Noodle Pho
  • Mesh on Mass, Mark Henrichs: Bacon Cured Tomato with Fair Oaks Farms Cheddar Salad
  • Napolese, Tyler Herald: Focaccia Caprese Sandwich
  • Northside Social, Nicole Oprisu: Pancetta and Chicken Salad Bibb Lettuce Wraps
  • One World Catering, Corbin Morwick: Moroccan Lamb Meatballs
  • R bistro, Regina Mehallick: Braised Brisket with Lentil Salad
  • Severin Bar, Vincent Russo: Pulled Pork Sliders with Bourbon/Watermelon Slaw
  • The Chef’s Academy, Anthony G Hanslits: Lamb Reuben + Napa Cabbage Slaw + Minted Mustard
  • The Indigo Duck, Karen Hewett: Rabbit Sloppy Joe’s
  • The Local Eatery & Pub, Craig Baker, Pork Country Style Torchon, House Pickled Seasonal Veg Salad, “Bloody Mary,” and Micro Herbs
  • The Loft at Traders Point Creamery, Brandon Canfield: Beef Pon Haus, Snap Pea Fritter, Rose Hip Honey Jam
  • The Oceanaire Seafood Room, Courtney Loyd: RDM Aquaculture Shrimp with Indiana tomato and Watermelon Gazpacho
  • Valley Kitchen & Bar, Cory Muro: Bacon and White Cheddar Grits
  • Zest! Exciting Food Creations + Twist Lounge, Valerie Vanderpool: Elloté Salad with Cornmeal-Crusted Perch


  • Best Boy & Co., Ft. Wayne/Roanoke: Caramel bourbon sauce and fudge sauces
  • Burton’s Maplewood Farm, Medora: Maple syrup and infused syrups
  • Capshew Cellars, Lanesville: Black cherry, pear and red wine vinegars
  • Captain Jim’s Sauces, Indianapolis: Hot sauces made from naturally grown, sustainable peppers from a local farmer
  • Chocolate for the Spirit, Shelbyville: Truffles and bon-bons
  • Cornerstone Bread Co., Indianapolis: Vienna, Marble Rye and Cherry Chocolate breads, Scotch Ale rolls made with Sun King Brewing’s Wee Mac Brown Ale
  • Frittle Candy, Indianapolis: Frittle, a cross between fudge and brittle
  • Front Porch Pretzels, Kokomo: Small-batch, hand-poured jams featuring organic fruit
  • Sweet Poppin’s, Kokomo: Gourmet flavored popcorn


  • Barley Island Brewing Company
  • Bloomington Brewing Company
  • BIER Brewery and Taproom
  • Black Swan Brewpub
  • Broad Ripple Brewpub
  • Brugge Brasserie
  • Cutters Brewing Company
  • Easley Winery
  • Flat 12 Bierwerks
  • Fountain Square Brewing
  • Madison County Winery
  • Mystique Winery
  • New Day Meadery
  • Oliver Winery
  • Rettig Hill Winery
  • Rowland Winery
  • Salt Creek Winery
  • Sun King Brewing Co.
  • Tin Man Brewing Company
  • Triton Brewing Company
  • Upland Brewery
  • Whyte Horse Winery


  • Bee Coffee Roasters: Plum Buzz Iced Coffee
  • Big Green Bistro: Big Green Egg Lamb Tostadas
  • Duos: Golden Chanterelle Vegetable Bisque
  • Natural Born Juicers: Strawberry Smoothie
  • Nicey Treat: Roasted Sweet Corn popsicle
  • Scratchtruck: Bourbon Braised Brisket with Peach Bourbon Glaze
  • Spice Box: Chicken Kofta Balls