Montgomery County Prepares For 15th Annual Taste On August 27

The idea that began sixteen years ago as a fun summertime fundraiser for the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum has evolved into the county’s largest picnic and one of the area’s most successful summer festivals. The fifteenth annual Taste of Montgomery County is returning to the grounds of the Museum in Crawfordsville on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 12-10 p.m. Museum staff and a small army of volunteers are preparing for the most successful outing ever.

Some of Montgomery County’s finest restaurants, caterers, and food vendors will be serving up their most delectable delicacies on the Museum grounds this year. Accompanying the delicious food available at the Taste will be fabulous live music from local and regional acts, representing the quality and variety that Taste-goers have always enjoyed. From 1-3 p.m., the Elizabeth Lee Duo will perform. Indiana-born country star Eliana Weston will take the stage from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The Warrior Kings will provide hard rock and blues from 8-10 p.m.

Advance tickets are $2 for students and $5 for adults. Tickets at the gate on the day of the Taste will be $3 for student tickets and $7 for adults. Advance ticket holders will also be able to get into the gate faster on the day of the Taste, as they won’t have to wait in line to purchase tickets.

Volunteer opportunities are still available for this year’s TASTE. Volunteers receive free entry to the TASTE and their choice of a TASTE t-shirt or five food tickets. Those interested in volunteering should visit to sign up online.

The Taste would not be possible without our generous sponsors. Every year the Taste Committee and the Lew Wallace Study Preservation Society Board and staff are amazed by the local businesses and individuals who contribute to this event and we sincerely thank them for their support.

The Lew Wallace Study would like to thank Title Sponsors of this year’s event: Acuity Brands, Dr. Howard Miller, Hoosier Heartland State Bank, Market Street Wealth Management – Jessica Bokhart, Montgomery County Tourism Commission, The Paper of Montgomery County, Tri-County Bank & Trust, and Teachers Credit Union.

Contributing sponsors include: Cook Home Services, First Merchants Bank, The Juniper Spoon, Nucor Steel Indiana, Sanders-Priebe Funeral Care, Valero Renewables Linden, Wabash College, Walden Transport & Recycle, and Crawfordsville Radio: WCDQ, WCVL, and WIMC.

Supporting sponsors include: Arthur’s Excavating & Farm Drainage; Burkhart Funeral Home; Alvin Lee & Esther Thornton; Color Art – Lafayette Printing; Davis Morrison Realty; Henthorn, Harris, & Weliever; Indiana American Water Co., Inc. ; Industrial Federal Credit Union; The Kids’ Dentist; LSC Communication; Mishler Dental; Northridge Chiropractic; Mike Reidy; NFP Insurance; nPrint; Pace Dairy; Sugar Creek Eyecare; Taylor, Chadd, Minnette, Schneider, & Clutter, P.C.; J.M. Thompson Insurance; and Watson Dental, LLC.

Don’t forget to come to the Taste and show these sponsors how much you appreciate their commitment to our community!