June 17, 2017

Broad Ripple Village



Sponsored by Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, Yuengling Beer, and Second Helpings, The Taste of Broad Ripple is an exciting afternoon event taking place on the open streets of Broad Ripple Village. June 17th, 3:pm to 10:pm, either rain or bright shiny day!  It was created to celebrate everything Broad Ripple is about—an eclectic mix of restaurants, independently owned shops, bars, brew pubs, and live music. With activities for the kids, concerts for the millennials, and food and beer for the connoisseurs, Taste of Broad Ripple has something for everyone.

2017’s Taste of Broad Ripple will feature The Colts Stage with four live rockin’ bands, 20 of the best local food vendors in Broad Ripple, a Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Tent with food & wine sampling, a Kids’ Tasty Pizza Tent for family-friendly fun, a bounce house, a Chef’s Night Off Duck Cook Off Chef’s Tent, a Kid’s ID Tent, a Yuengling Beer Garden with Yuengling and Sun King beers, the Colts Interactive museum, a bounce house, face painting and balloon artist for all ages, stilt walker, and much more. This event is not to be missed! Mark your calendars for the 2017 Taste of Broad Ripple—where everyone can “Experience the Flavor!”

Special thanks to Sun King Brewery, Do317, The Broad Ripple Village Association, The Colts, and The Vogue for making The Taste a much cooler event!


Tickets: $7 at the gate; Gates Open at 3:pm. Cash or Credit Card: Free for kids 10 and under.  A percentage of ticket sales will be donated to Second Helpings.  There will also be 60 tickets available for a VIP Tasting Experience in the CNO Tent for the Celebrity Chef’s Cook Off.

Purchase all tickets in advance at The Vogue, or in person at the Vogue box office Monday thru Friday, noon to 5:pm.


The event will start at 3:pm and run until 10:pm, and take place in the streets of Broad Ripple, which will be closed to traffic for several blocks, starting from the intersection at North Guilford Avenue and Westfield Boulevard. Click HERE for a Google Map link. Street closures can be viewed HERE.


Free shuttles will run throughout festival hours to and from the Glendale Mall. There is no cost to park or ride the shuttle. Shuttles will run approximately every 20 minutes to and from Glendale Mall, from 2:30pm to 10:30pm. Click HERE to view a Google Map of the location.

Parking is also availabe at the parking garage at 6280 N. College Ave.  Cost is $6.


Volunteering:  We need your help!

Putting on The Taste is a big deal, and having people like you to help during the event is a big part of it.  You can volunteer for a 4-hour shift in which there are several to pick from during the day.  By working as a volunteer you get free admission to our really fun event and a collectable Taste t-shirt!  Click HERE to join us as a volunteer. Thanks in advance for supporting The Taste and Broad Ripple Village!

Food/Restaurant Vendor

If you are interested in becoming a Food Vendor with booth space, please download our vendor application and Marion County Health Department requirements.

For additional questions regarding vendor tents please contact jennifer@thevogue.com.


Entertainment at Taste of Broad Ripple will consist of four live bands performing on The Colts Stage, serenading attendees with a mixture of folk rock, funk, and great foot tapping and sing-a-long rock n’ roll, while you’re enjoying all the tasty food vendors and beverages.

Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press will headline the show, bringing their interactive party music to the streets of Broad Ripple, covering hit songs from the ’90s to now. This crowd-pleasing group regularly packs the Vogue and the Bluebird when they come to town, and frequent several major outdoor events in their hometown of Chicago. Other popular bands performing include Audiodacity, The East Hills, and the Kyle Bledsoe Trio. Music will fill the air during the entire Taste!

Main Tents

Kids' Tasty Pizza | 3 — 5 pm

In this kids-only area, young chefs will roll the dough to create their own 6″ pizzas. All pizzas will be cooked on the spot and photographed, with pictures posted on the board to be judged. The chef of the pizza deemed “Most Creative” will win a special trophy.  This will be in the BurgerFuel parking lot.

Grown-ups who are young at heart are also welcome to create their own pizzas, but are not allowed to participate in the competition.

Chef's Night Off Duck Cook Off| 3— 5pm

From 3:pm to 5:pm this tent will feature some of the top chefs from the Broad Ripple & Indy food scene, including Neil Brown, Craig Baker, Ricky Martinez, Dean Sample Eddie Sahm, and others. These creative local chefs will create competitive dishes of duck to be judged by a panel of local celebrities.  Special portions will be created for judging.

Click HERE for tickets for  a special Duck Cook Off VIP Tasting Experience!

The Chef’s Night Off Duck Cook Off Tent will be run by volunteers, including cooks and culinary school students.  One duck will be gratiously pardoned.  Special thanks to BurgerFuel for use of their carpark!

Beer Garden | 3 — 10 pm

Sponsored by Yuengling Beer and Monarch Beverage, the Taste is a great opportunity for Indy residents to sample one of the best new brews around.  Yuengling will be available in can or on-tap.  Sun King will be available too.

Must be 21+ to purchase.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is there a dress code?

    Nope! Dress for Indiana summer time fun.

  • Will I need cash or credit card?

    You will need both. Admission fee is $7 cash or credit card. Some vendors will have cash and credit card accessibility. Beer Garden will be cash only. There will be several ATMs on site for your convenience.

  • Will weather affect this event?

    Nope. Taste is a rain or shine event. Let the sun shine! How about 70 degrees and sunny? :)

  • Are there age restrictions on entrance?

    Nope. All ages are welcome, kids 10 and under get in free! If you choose to drink alcoholic beverages you will need to go to the I.D. tent and get a wristband at the ID Tents. Without the wristband on, you won’t be served or allowed to consume alcoholic beverages.

  • What is the pricing of food items and drinks?

    Food vendor pricing will vary, but we have asked food items to be priced between $2 and $4. Beer and mixed drinks will vary from $5 to $7. Bottled water will be available for $1.

  • Will there be reentry allowed?

    If you leave Taste you will be given a hand stamp which will allow you re-admission.

  • Is alcoholic beverage consumption confined to a beer garden or limited space?

    No. Once you have a wrist band, showing you are 21+, you are allowed to walk around the taste consuming your beverage. Note that wristbands are not transferable. If you do this you will be subject to removal from Taste.

  • Will there be security at Taste?

    Yes! We will have the Indy Metro Police Department and ESG security in numbers making sure everyone is safe.

  • What are we allowed to bring into Taste with us?

    No alcoholic beverages of any type, nor coolers of any type. (Certain exceptions will be made for kids in strollers.)
    NO firearms or weapons of any type.
    All bags or backpacks will be searched prior to admission.
    Small folding camp/lawn chairs.
    No illegal substances of any kind.

  • What time and what streets will be blocked off for The Taste?

    Street closures will start at 6:am on June 17th, the morning of the show. They will be closed until 12: Midnight that day. Closures will be as follows: N. Guilford Ave. will be blocked off from the northside of the intersection at Broad Ripple Ave. and N. Guilford, going north down N. Guilford to the north side of Rainbow Bridge. Also, E. Westfield Blvd. will be blocked off starting at the west side of the intersection of Winthrop Ave. and E. Westfield Blvd, going west down E. Westfield Blvd. to Bazbeaux Pizza. As mentioned, this is the area for The Taste and will be blocked off the entire day until the event is finished and all vendors have cleared the area.

    To view a map of closures click HERE

  • What type of foods will be available?

    Our goal with Taste is to provide a wide variety of foods for you, the visitor. We have encouraged the vendors to have bite-size samples at a low cost, and include foods for all types, including meat eaters, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.

  • Are dogs allowed?

    Only if they are on a leash and well behaved. Please clean up their poop.

  • Is Taste handicapped accessible?

    Yes. The Taste will be on the smooth sidewalks and streets of Broad Ripple village. We will also have handicapped accessible portolettes.

  • Will there be paramedics on site?

    Yes. We are concerned about your safety. For outdoor events be sure to stay hydrated with lots of water. If something happens that requires medical attention, we will have paramedics and an ambulance standing by.

  • What type of parking will be available?

    We will have free parking at Glendale Mall. Free shuttle service will take you here and back every 20 minutes. There is also a pay to park lot at the corner of Broad Ripple Ave and N College.

  • What type of music will be at Taste?

    On the main stage, provided by The Colts, there will be some of the best rock original and cover bands around!

  • Should I plan on having fun?

    Yes! That is our goal with the Taste of Broad Ripple! The Village has been known by many as a place to have a great time!


Steven Ross
The Vogue
Phone: 317-502-1250
Email: steve@thevogue.com
6259 North College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220

Brooke Klejnot
Broad Ripple Village Association
Email: brooke@brva.org

Indianapolis, IN | 317-502-1250 | info@tasteofbroadripple.com

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