This summer is the 12th annual Vintage Indiana Wine and Food Festival in downtown Indianapolis to celebrate Indiana wine and food. The festival is on June 4, 2011 at Military Park from 11a.m. to 7 p.m. At the festival there is a special area called the Wine and Food Experience Pavilion where adults – with valid I.D – can purchase a ticket and try all different kinds of Indiana food and wine. There will be local chefs preparing food in front of visitors, a la Emeril Lagasse, and wine tasting with learned and experienced wine vendors. You can bring your own lawn-chairs, blankets and your kids.
There is an exciting KidZone provided for the younglings to hang out and chill while their parents enjoy more than 200 types of wine. Last year the KidZOne was sponsored by Indy’s Child and was set up like a carnival for kids to enjoy. There were face painters, cartoonist, balloon artist, and a moon bounce on site. This year Baskin Robbins is set-to bring buckets of ice cream to share with all the kids.
As a little gift to the adults, the first 10,000 visitors will receive a free etched wine glass just for stopping by. There will also be live music provided by local Indiana talent including Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and Jennie Devoe. Some of the food vendors set to attend the June 4 event are AlliCarte Catering, Cobbs Cajun Cooking, Blue Lagoon Catering, Glodo’s Original Kettle Korn, Boone County Pork Producers, and many more. The number of wineries that will be in attendance is so staggering that I couldn’t even list half of them without this blog getting crazy long. If you like wine, food, and a fun day with friends, family, kids or whoever then the Vintage Indiana Wine and Food festival is were you need to be on June 4.