Holy Cross Wine & Cheese Festival

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Holy Cross Wine & Cheese Festival

July 20 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Indy’s Annual Wine and Cheese Spectacular! July 20, 2024.

The Holy Cross Wine & Cheese Festival is a family-friendly event featuring wine vendors, cheesemakers, great food, crafts, music, and serious fun!

As an outgrowth of the historic Holy Cross Neighborhood’s desire to improve the quality of life and accessibility for those in and around the area, the annual Wine & Cheese Festival is a catalyst for community connectivity and collaboration. With a nod to the legacy of Kelly Wensing, it celebrates the service industry, the dairy industry, and the wine industry while bringing people together on the near Eastside. Held near Arsenal Tech High School on the beautiful Sturm Avenue Esplanade between Arsenal and State Avenue in Indianapolis, the evening is packed with wine and cheese vendors, exhibits, children’s activities, live music, and food. ​


Tickets can be used for wine samples, glasses of wine, bottles of wine, other adult beverages, and cheese platters!

The earlier you buy, the less you pay! Ticket packs will be available online & onsite during the festival while supplies last.

Introducing Experiences

Passes to a Grilled Cheese Throwdown and a Sommelier-led experience will also be available for pre-purchase.

Grilled Cheese Throwdown Judging Pass – $30

This limited-edition pass allows festival participants to enter the Grilled Cheese Throwdown tent at 6 PM on the event day. Once there, they will taste all five chef-designed grilled cheese entries and then cast their vote for the winner. The winning chef from this competition wins a golden ticket to the World Food Championships.

SOMM Experience Pass – $50

This special ticket provides entry into the SOMM experience with Sommelier Jan Bugher. Participants will enjoy an educational journey through a progression of wines with select charcuterie-based pairings. There are only 30 tickets available for this event, so these tickets will not last long.

What else can I expect?

Additional food and products from Food Trucks & Artisan vendors will be available for purchase.

Kid zone with Bouncehouse & Face Painting at no cost!



July 20
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sturm Esplanade
435 Sturm Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46201 United States

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