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Molly Wilkinson Chavers, executive director of IndyHub, recommends the following festival events:

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Molly Wilkinson Chavers

Molly says "IndyHub is proud to support and promote the entire festival and looks forward to seeing you at these (and other) exciting events!"

From artists to farmers!

"Baby Carrots" by Terry Border

More than 140 creative presenters explore the Food for Thought theme in 40 programs for 10 days. National presenters include chef Andrew Zimmern, DC Central Kitchen founder Robert Egger, artist Harrell Fletcher, author Michael Pollan, NPR's Krista Tippett, and many others. Local presenters include artist Terry Border, educator Christina Ferroli, Balanced Harvest owner Todd Jameson, Dr. Stephen Jay, Sister Barbara McClelland, and more. Read the Full Presenters List...

Event Update

Going to the Near Eastside Ag Crawl? Arrive at 5:45 pm (new time). The tour of Englewood Community Garden will begin at 5:45 pm and attendees will be boarding the tour bus at 6:00 pm.

Festival Previews

Unexpected Guests at the Table: Hear traditional and contemporary stories about feeding the hungry from Islamic, Jewish, and Christian traditions. Audience participation is encouraged to show the true equalizing quality of hunger.

Take a Bite of Indiana History: Sink your teeth into Indiana's food history on this guided tour through the Indiana State Museum. Discover the importance of food's role in the community during activities throughout the tour.

The Threat of Unsafe Food: Compete in a "quiz show" after enjoying a provocative discussion about our nation's history of food adulteration and how it affects our lives.

Jabberwocky: One Pint at a Time: Sample Indiana craft beers and explore the world of the corner pub as local brewers, bartenders, historians, and beer drinkers "jabber" stories of pints, six-packs, and kegs.

Seven Courses of Sound: Surprise your senses with a musical, improvisational performance featuring kitchen implements, instruments, vocal sounds, and food. This interactive performance mimics the courses of a seven course meal.

2010 Festival


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Thanks to our amazing "Food for Thought" Steering Committee!

2011 Festival Theme:
The Body

Unicef Tap Project

Lilly EndowmentWishard
Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation Inc.Indiana Humanities Council

IUPUI      IU School of Liberal Arts     The Polis Center

The Indianapolis FoundationUniversity of IndianapolisEli Lilly and Company

Indianapolis Museum of Art     Congregation Beth-El ZedeckIndianapolis Marion County Public Library
Christian Theological SeminaryFranklin CollegeSt. Paul's Episcopal Church
WFYIHilton IndianapolisChristel DeHaan Family Foundation
Trendy Minds      Bohlsen PR       Cafe Patachou       Indiana Restaurant Association