Michiana Wine Festival Showcases Indiana Wineries for 8th Year

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (APRIL 1, 2024)   The Michiana Wine Festival is back for another year of wine in downtown Fort Wayne! Returning for its eighth year on Saturday, April 27, the annual festival celebrates Indiana’s locally crafted wine, offering attendees the chance to sample and take home their favorite local wines, and maybe discover a few new favorites!

The festival will take place at Headwaters Park from 1-5 p.m., with a VIP experience beginning at noon and Very VIP guests admitted at 11 a.m. Wine-lovers will have the opportunity to sample blends from 19 wineries from across Indiana, including some of the Hoosier state’s favorite producers like Easley Winery and Winzerwald Winery (full list here). In addition to wine, the festival will also feature local food trucks, a spring craft market with more than 20 unique vendors, and local musicians playing live music throughout the day.

The Michiana Wine Festival is Fort Wayne’s only festival dedicated to wine, with the mission of introducing and promoting the rich variety of wineries across the state. The festival encourages the exploration of local wine, fostering a deeper appreciation for the state’s wine production and the agricultural heritage that supports it. 

Tickets for the festival are on sale now and can be purchased online through the festival’s website at www.michianawinefestival.com. All tickets include a free souvenir wine glass. VIP tickets are $50 and have limited availability. General admission tickets are $30 in advance or $15 for designated driver tickets. Ticket prices increase $5 the day of the event.

The festival weekend kicks off with a 5K run on Friday, April 26, beginning at Headwaters Park and ending at Rudy’s Shop in downtown Fort Wayne. The Wine at the Line participants receive a tech t-shirt, finisher medal, glass of wine at the finish line and post-event block party with live music at Rudy’s. Race registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and the 5K starts at 7 p.m. A shuttle will be available for transportation from the finish line back to Headwaters Park until 9 p.m. Registration for the 5K is $35 per person while  spots remain available.

The 8th Annual Michiana Wine Festival is sponsored by Fort Financial Credit Union, Sassie’s Sweets and Coffee Boutique, Mutton Party Rentals, Rudy’s Shop, Magic 95.1, Classic Hits 101.7 and 3Barrels Events.