Lunch and Catering Options

Café on the Common

Café on the Common is open Tuesday through Sunday


 Tuesday - Sunday: 10 a.m.– 5 p.m.

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Catered Private Events

Looking for a unique place for your next company picnic, family celebration, or nonprofit fundraiser? Conner Prairie will help you make it a day to remember! For more information contact or call 317-776-6000 extension 295

Boxed Lunches

Pre-order a box lunch that is ready when you are! Group lunches are set up at the Café on the Common or Small Picnic Shelter based on your group size. Please note: lunch orders must be placed 14 days prior to your visit, with guaranteed numbers five business days prior. Prices do not include the 9% tax; please let us know if your group is tax-exempt. Call us with your order at 317-776-6000 or fill out the Lunch Order Form.

Appetizers and Snacks

If you are looking for simple appetizers and snacks, choose from our snack menu. Orders must be placed 14 days prior to your visit, with guaranteed numbers five business days prior. Prices do not include the 9% tax; please let us know if your group is tax-exempt.

Bring your own Picnic Lunch

Bring a sack lunch and eat at the Designated Picnic Area near the Welcome Center entrance. This is a public space and is open to all groups and visitors during normal operating hours. Please remember to leave lunches on the bus or in a vehicle as there is no indoor storage available. You may easily re-enter the museum from this area.

Catered Buffet Options

Looking for a more complete meal option for 40 or more? Catered functions can also be arranged to meet the needs and tastes of your group. These options include room/shelter rentals and options for picnics, buffets, and seated meals.  For more information contact or call 317-776-6000 extension 295.

Introducing Conner Prairie's Catering Partners

We are excited to announce that the following caterers will be working directly with our clients to provide delicious food and top-notch service at our upcoming events. Please contact them for menus and pricing information. Download our vender flyer.

Jonathan Byrd's

For nearly 30 years, Jonathan Byrd’s has had the pleasure of hosting and catering thousands of events throughout the Central Indiana Area. With creative event specialists, customizable menus, talented culinary artists, and courteous
staff, Jonathan Byrd’s will ensure your event is exactly as you’ve envisioned.

Contact Jennifer Hall: 317-689-2085

Simply Served

Simply Served Catering, the casual catering division of Ritz Charles, delivers ingredients that are simply prepared and simply delicious. The menu is casual and affordable but the service and quality are what one would expect from a Ritz Charles Company. Our staff is here to guide you through the entire process for a Simply perfect event.

Contact Ashlli Hillis: 317-575-2244

Chef Susan's Catering

With over 30 years of culinary experience, Chef Susan Collins is known for her commitment to quality, stunning presentation, and attention to detail. Chef Susan’s understanding of her clients’ personal styles and her ability to craft custom menus to match set her apart from others in the industry. Chef Susan’s Catering would be honored to be considered for your Conner Prairie Event!

Contact Chef Susan:

City Barbeque

At City Barbeque, we cater incredible events. Your guests will love our slow-smoked meats, made-from-scratch sides, and indulgent desserts. You’ll love our customizable menu options, and friendly one-on-one service! Give us a call to talk about our award-winning barbeque (and don’t forget to ask about our live carving stations, lemonade stands, and vegetarian options)! We can’t wait to serve you.

For social & corporate events call
Temple Rice: 317-403-3941

For wedding events call
Ashlee Silva: 317-473-5850

Online orders are not permitted. Please work directly with City BBQ’s fantastic representatives.