It’s become one of the area’s most anticipated annual festivals, but the Taste of Montgomery County also fulfills a very important role: the TASTE is the largest fundraiser for the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum, located on the grounds in Crawfordsville where Lew Wallace penned his masterwork, Ben-Hur. The 11th annual Taste of Montgomery County will be held Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 12:00-10:00 p.m.
The Museum is CLOSED for tours during the Taste.
Revenues from the gate sales at this year’s TASTE will go to fund the Museum’s extensive programming and annual exhibit. This year the museum’s annual exhibit focuses on Ben-Hur as Lew Wallace knew it, encompassing the novel, a Broadway play that ran for 21 years, and associated products. Museum programming this year includes the popular Lew Wallace Festival of Words, the Hoosier Authors Book Club, an adult lecture series, and a summer youth camp.
Last year, the museum provided educational programs for 635 adults and children on-site and 668 off-site, in addition to our regular, daily tours. Your admission ticket directly helps the museum provide these programs and create new and innovative programming in the future.
Tickets for the TASTE can be purchased at the gate for $7 for adults ($5 presale) and $3 for students. Children 6 and under are free.