Final Prairie Plates event of season, a 100-Mile Brunch with Ivy Tech, is Nov. 5


    Duane Brodt
    Director of Public Relations
    Conner Prairie
    (800) 966-1836

    FISHERS, Ind. (Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016/Conner Prairie) – Attendees of Conner Prairie’s final Prairie Plates culinary event of the season will enjoy a gourmet brunch featuring food items grown and sold from areas a short drive away from central Indiana.

    The 100-mile Brunch with Ivy Tech is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at Conner Prairie, located at 13400 Allisonville Road in Fishers.

    Ivy Tech Chef Jeffrey Alan Bricker and a group of his students from the school’s hospitality administration program will prepare a gourmet brunch, featuring products grown and obtained within a 100-mile radius of the museum. At least one dish will feature meat from Conner Prairie’s rare-breed Ossabaw Island hogs raised in the museum’s livestock program.

    Guests will be served appetizers and cocktails before being seated for a three-course brunch, followed by meet-and-greet sessions with local producers of food items served, Chef Bricker and Ivy Tech students.

    Tickets are $65 a person and seating is limited. Prairie Plates events are for guests ages 21 and older. Tickets can be purchased online at connerprairie.org or by calling (317) 776-6000.

    In its third year, Prairie Plates celebrates the farm-to-table food and craft drink movement with unique culinary experiences throughout Conner Prairie’s grounds. Events this season have featured some of the region's top chefs and gourmet artisans. It’s a one-of-a-kind dining experience for adults on the prairie.

    The 2016 Prairie Plates series is sponsored by the National Bank of Indianapolis.

    Spanning 800 wooded acres in central Indiana, Conner Prairie welcomes nearly 390,000 visitors of all ages annually. As Indiana’s first Smithsonian Institute affiliate, Conner Prairie offers various outdoor, historically themed destinations and indoor experiential learning spaces that combine history and art with science, technology, engineering and math to offer an authentic look into history that shapes society today.


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    Conner Prairie's mission is to inspire curiosity and foster learning about Indiana by providing engaging, individualized and unique experiences. Created by Eli Lilly in 1934, Conner Prairie combines history with science, technology, engineering and math and encourages visitors to explore Indiana’s natural and cultural heritage through hands-on, immersive and interactive experiences. Inspiring visitors of all ages to discover more about the events, discoveries and forces that shaped the American Midwest, Conner Prairie offers various historically themed, indoor and outdoor experience areas throughout its 800 acres of wooded property in Fishers, Ind. Indiana’s first Smithsonian Institute Affiliate and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, Conner Prairie is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that relies on grants and philanthropic donations from corporations and individuals for sustainability and growth. Visit connerprairie.org or call (800) 966-1836 for admission dates, hours, ticket prices and opportunities to donate and volunteer. Conner Prairie is on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube.