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Prairie Plates

2014 Series of Culinary Events

Take part in a new series of unique dining experiences on Conner Prairie's picturesque grounds featuring food from some of the region's top chefs and gourmet food artisans. Tickets are now on sale for select events.

Upcoming Prairie Plates


Whole Hog at the Prairie House
November 1; 6 p.m.
Price: $75 per person (tax included)
Purchase tickets online

Join us for a four-course feast of pork-a-licious delights with Chris Eley and staff from Goose the Market featuring a heritage-breed hog. Combine the dinner with a hands-on whole hog butchering workshop from noon-3pm and discover the "ins-and-outs" of preparing this one-of-a-kind, farm-to-table experience.

Dinner includes a reception of champagne, cheese and bread. Enjoy a dinner of cured meats, soup, pork dishes and sides, and dessert. Wine and hard cider are included. Each guest will receive a commemorative dinner plate made by one of Conner Prairie's craftsmen.

Also on November 1, join us for Whole Hog Butchering from noon-3 p.m..

Hog Butchering
Saturday, November 1: Noon-3 p.m.
Price $150 per person
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Join staff from Indianapolis' award-winning meatery Smoking Goose as we all work together to go nose-to-tail, breaking down a whole hog by hand using traditional seam butchering techniques. As we work outside, around the campfire, Smoking Goose owner and meat master Chris Eley will guide participants in old-school butchery and explain the professional's tricks of the meat trade. Enjoy a complimentary tasting of Smoking Goose meat treats with paired libations at break time. Dress the part as we'll provide a Smoking Goose butcher's hat & especially commissioned butcher's apron for you to wear during the class and take home.