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Indiana Beer and Wine Exhibition

The Indiana State Fair Commission (ISFC) is proud to present the first Indiana Beer & Wine Exhibition, at the 2014 Indiana State Fair, August 1-17, located in the Grand Hall across from the newly renovated Coliseum. The Exhibition will showcase Indiana Beer and Indiana Wine with tastings and sales by the glass.  While this exhibit will be educational and interactive, only persons aged 21 and older may enter the venue.

“This is the first time since 1946 alcohol has been allowed to be served at the Indiana State Fair, this inaugural year will focus on the agricultural education and celebration of Indiana beers and Indiana wines.  With this first year, attendance to the exhibit and consumption is unknown.  The ISFC team will do it’s best to predict quantities for daily tastings and purchase accordingly.  All tastings will be “while supplies last.”

Schedule of Breweries & Wineries for the Indiana State Fair

August 1
New Day Craft | Tow Yard Brewing | Grand Junction Brewing | Upland Brewery | McClure’s Orchard & Winery | Ertel Cellars Winery | Easley Winery | Chateau de Pique

August 2
People’s Brewing | Fountain Square Brewery | Cutter’s Brewing | New Day Craft | Monkey Hollow Winery | Huber Orchard, Winery & Vineyards | Hopwood Cellars Winery

August 3
Sun King | Thr3e Wise Men | Granite City Brewing | Three Floyd’s | French Lick Winery | Buck Creek Winery | J&J Winery and Vineyards | Huber Orchard, Winery & Vineyards

August 4
Daredevil Brewing | Books & Brews | 450 North Brewing | Tin Man Brewing | Simmons Winery | Mallow Run Winery

August 5
Quaff ON! | TwoDeep Brewing | Flat 12 Bierwerks | Triton Brewing | Blackhawk Winery | Mallow Run Winery | Whyte Horse Winery

August 6
New Albanian Brewing | Taxman Brewing | Sun King Brewing | Country Heritage Winery & Vineyard | Butler Winery | Huber Orchard, Winery & Vineyards

August 7
Outliers Brewing | Chapman’s Brewing | Taxman Brewing | Figure 8 Brewing | The Ridge Winery Inc. | Oliver Winery | Country Heritage Winery & Vineyard

August 8
Bier Brewery | Brugge Brasserie | Thr3e Wise Men Brewing | Granite City Brewing | Traders Point Winery | Winzerwald Winery | Oliver Winery | Wildcat Creek Winery

August 9
Triton Brewing | Three Pints Brewing | Tow Yard Brewing | Bloomington Brewing | Huber Orchard, Winery & Vineyards | Chateau Thomas | Hopwood Cellars Winery

August 10
Barley Island Brewing | Chapman’s Brewing | Salt Creek Brewery | Chateau de Pique | Best Vineyards Winery | Chateau de Pique | Winzerwald Winery

August 11
Powerhouse Brewing | Salt Creek Brewery | Sun King Brewery | French Lick Winery | Turtle Run Winery | Blackhawk Winery | Winzerwald Winery

August 12
Books & Brews | Tow Yard Brewing | Taxman Brewing | Salt Creek Brewery | Huber Orchard, Winery & Vineyards | Chateau Thomas | Simmons Winery | Monkey Hollow Winery

August 13
Upland Brewery | New Day Craft | Butler Winery | Ertel Cellars Winery | Easley Winery

August 14
Cutter’s Brewing | TwoDeep Brewing | Burn’em Brewing | Figure 8 Brewing | Hopwood Cellars Winery | Easley Winery | Rettig Hill Winery

August 15
Carson’s Brewery | Three Floyd’s | Daredevil Brewing | Grand Junction Brewing | Satek Winery | Rettig Hill Winery

August 16
MashCraft Brewing | Fountain Square Brewery | Three Pints Brewing | Bloomington Brewing | Turtle Run Winery | Brown County Winery | Satek Winery | Ertel Cellars Winery

August 17
Upland Brewery | Chapman’s Brewing | Best Vineyards Winery | Ertel Cellars Winery | Huber Orchard, Winery & Vineyards

The Indiana State Fair has partnered with the Indiana State Museum to bring to you American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. This exhibit will be one of the many educational elements located in the Indiana Beer and Wine Exhibition. The exhibit will include a selection of beer bottles from breweries across the state, a tray used to serve drinks during prohibition, and a still that was used to make whiskey. In addition, there will be fun interactive elements and information about the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites’ other exhibitions

Click Here to review Visitor FAQs  

Indiana Brewery and Winery Participation

The Indiana State Fair attracts 900,000 visitors annually so this is an amazing opportunity to feature and market your product to thousands of visitors at the State Fair.  In honor and celebration of Indiana agriculture, the State Fair hopes to showcase the products of Indiana breweries and Indiana wineries and incorporate educational and information displays throughout the exhibition. 

If you own or operate an Indiana brewery or winery, this is a marketing opportunity for exposure and interaction with thousands of fairgoers from across the state. The exhibit is structured for eight daily tasting slots (four breweries, four wineries) throughout the duration of the Fair. Hours of operation are from 1pm -9pm and last call is at 8pm.

There is NO charge for this opportunity. Due to the unique nature of the Indiana State Fair Commission’s liquor license, breweries and wineries will not be able to sell or serve products directly to the public.  The ISFC will purchase all products through a wholesale/micro wholesaler and serve all products. Please email us by Clicking Here or call 317-927-7540 if you do not have a relationship with a wholesaler. However, you and your team may interact with patrons, educating them about your products and processes at the tasting station. The tasting station will also feature a board for you to write info about your product and display promotional materials and merchandise (merchandise should be for display, not sale).

All beer and wine products must be consumed in the venue; product will not be allowed outside of the venue. The Indiana State Fair Commission will regulate the venue with crowd management personnel that will perform ID checks upon entering and additional checks at all severing stations. 

Serving of product will be limited to three servings per patron (i.e. two glasses of wine and 4 wine taste glasses). In essence, total alcohol consumption will be the equivalent of 3 glasses of beer or 3 glasses of wine.  The definition of a serving is described below.

Beer by the glass:            12oz. glass = 1 serving
Beer tasting :                   (4) 3oz glasses. = 1 serving
Wine by the glass :          5oz. glass= 1 serving
Wine tasting :                  (4) 1.5oz. glasses= 1 serving

*The State Fair requests that craft beer alcohol content be 8% or less. 

Participation in the Indiana Beer and Wine Exhibit will include two Fair Admission tickets and a parking pass.

Click Here for Exhibitor FAQs

Sponsorship Information

If you’re interested in a sponsorship opportunity, contact:
Debbie Dreiband
Senior Director of Sponsorship Sales – Live Nation
317-249-2726 or DEBBIELDREIBAND@LiveNation.com

We are no longer accepting applications. Thank you for all who applied!