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October 2014

First Friday Food Truck Festival

October 2 @ 5:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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Every First Friday

For its fourth annual season, Leinenkugel is bringing back Indianapolis’ own Food Truck Festival. Guests are invited to indulge in the savory selections of Indy’s best food trucks, brews, live music, and entertainment. With a fleet of over 50 food trucks, this year’s festival will showcase alternating line-ups of 30 trucks monthly. $5. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit oldnationalcentre.com.

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$30

Wine at the Line 5-Mile and 5K Run/Walk

October 4 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mallow Run Winery,
6964 W. Whiteland Rd., Bargersville, IN 46106 United States
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This unique run/walk benefits the Spina Bifida Association of Indiana, with a race that starts and ends at Mallow Run Winery. The $30 registration includes a long-sleeve event t-shirt, commemorative Wine at the Line wine glass, timed results, post-race party until 8 p.m. featuring wine tasting, food, beverage, and musical entertainment by Cari Ray & The Loaners.

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Chocolate Fest 2014

A day full of desserts and fun inviting 20-30 vendors around Indiana including Louise’s Sweets, Best Chocolate in Town, and Sun King, to bring the best of their sweet treats for sampling by approximately 1,000 guests. Event will be include arts programs, live performances, and food trucks. A celebration supporting Arts for Learning, local arts in education programs. $12 presale; $15 at the door; free for kids 12 and under. For more information, visit chocolatefestindy.com.

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GermanFest 2014

The Athenaeum will host a full day of wiener dog races, beer games, a 5K, and two stages of live entertainment with an inaugural yodeling competition separating the main acts as our (heavily German) city celebrates all things Deutschland.

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Fall Festival at Mallow Run

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - October 12 @ 6:00 pm
Mallow Run Winery,
6964 W. Whiteland Rd., Bargersville, IN 46106 United States
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Food, wine, and bluegrass music, including Tennessee Walker performing Saturday 2–5 p.m. and The Whipstitch Sallies Sunday 2–5 p.m. Free admission and complimentary wine tasting until 6 p.m.

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$35

Blood, Beer & Burgers

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Scarlet Lane Brewing Co.,
7724 Depot St., McCordsville, IN 46055 United States
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Scarlet Lane, Girls Pint Out, Punch Burger, and Cornival Popcorn celebrate the Halloween season with the October anthology classic Trick R’ Treat playing on the big screen on the brewery lawn. Refreshments include  beers from Scarlet Lane, Ninkasi Brewing, Urban Chestnut, and Arcadia. The $35 ticket includes a custom pint glass, beer, popcorn, Punch Burger meal, and movie. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and your ID.

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$125

Charcuterie 101: Terrine Time

October 16 @ 6:00 pm
Smoking Goose,
407 N. Dorman St., Indianapolis, 46202 United States
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Led by Smoking Goose owner and meat master Chris Eley, this class will prepare three different terrines from start to finish. Topics the group will master together include recipe formulations, spicing variations, in-lays and layering, larding, and wrapped terrines. Participants will take home “a generous stash of a variety of terrines” and enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Smoking Goose’s USDA-inspected production facility. Reservations required: $125 admission includes snacks, drinks, take-home terrine samples, and a butcher’s hat to take home. $50…

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$10

Pints for Half-Pints

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Speak Easy,
5255 N. Winthrop Ave., Indianapolis, IN United States
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This event features craft beer from Broad Ripple Brew Pub, Brugge Brasserie, Thr3e Wisemen Brewery, Upland Brewing Co., Outliers Brewing Company, and Bier Brewery, along with food trucks. Live entertainment will include the Big Bill Taylor (blues/acoustic rock) band. The $10 admission includes a souvenir pint glass to the first 300 attendees. Food and beer  sold separately at the event. This event is for ages 21 and over. Last year’s event raised $9,300 and helped sponsor robotics and LEGO clubs…

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$20

Pour & Play

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Plat 99,
333 S. Delaware St. , Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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During this mixology session primer led by Plat 99 manager Michael Gray, participants enjoy a night out creating a cocktail from scratch. Teams use ingredients chosen from the bar’s pantry and compete for a $15 prize given to the makers of the winning cocktail. $20. Space is limited. RSVP to [email protected]

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November 2014

Indy Cooking Expo

November 1 @ 12:00 am - November 2 @ 12:00 am

This year at Indy’s premiere Cooking Expo, the Champions Pavilion will turn into the destination for the home cook and food lover. Guests will have the opportunity to shop isles of cooking tools, appliances, and specialty foods, as well as sit in on seminars and live cooking demonstrations. There will also be the chance to enter one of the cooking and baking contests. For more information, visit indycookingexpo.com.

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