Taste of the Gardens – August 28, 2022

Taste of the Gardens – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, August 28, 2022! ECCVB_logo-PREFERRED

Presented by the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Produced with support from the Elkhart Rotary Club

Another successful Taste of the Gardens is in the books! Thanks to all who supported this awesome community event!

New in 2022, awards not just for the juried art show, but for our Restaurants! Thanks to our judges for their “hard work” of tasting each restaurant’s “best bite” – it was a tough job, but somebody had to do it!

From left: Elkhart Rotary Club President Todd Stone, Michiana Cork & Fork representatives Jen Eli and Cara Long, and Wellfield superstar volunteer Chuck Gleissner judging the “best bites”.

2022 Taste of the Gardens Restaurant Winners:

Best Bite: Artisan’s Lime Ginger Shrimp, Rice Paper Puff

Fan Favorite: Vanilla Bean Creamery

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Taste of the Gardens’ frequently asked questions:

Can we bring chairs?

We’ve got folding chairs available at the concert venue and under the tent where the food vendors are, but you’re welcome to bring in your own chair. Food/coolers may not be brought in to this event.

Can we get tickets when we arrive? How does ticketing work?

Yes! Tickets are available at the gate, or online (click any of the “Purchase Tickets” links on this page) in advance, and we’ll get you scanned in when you arrive. Ticketing is simple – purchase your admission tickets, then purchase food and drink tickets for whatever you want to drink or eat while at the Taste.

Where should we park?

We’ve got a complimentary bus shuttle running continuously from Northside Middle School and the parking lot at the northeast corner of Main/Simonton (or you can just walk over from there) to our admission tent. Thanks to our sponsor, Reveille Transpo, for helping everyone get to and from Taste safely!

We hope you enjoy the 13th Taste of the Gardens!

Enjoy a gorgeous summer day at Michiana’s most beautiful outdoor location while perusing fine art, listening to live music and enjoying a sampling of the area’s tastiest food and drinks.

Wellfield comes alive with art, music, food and FUN at this popular festival, attracting guests from around the region. You’ll love what’s in store!

Tickets are $15 for adults – Children 12 and under are free with an adult.

*Please note: as this is a special, ticketed event produced by the Elkhart Rotary Club, Wellfield membership discounts do not apply.  Please leave Fido at home.

LIVE Entertainment Lineup:

It’s called Taste of the Gardens; restaurants are at the heart of this event. Michiana restaurants have a unique opportunity to showcase their “best bites” at this event, and your chance to try something new!

Local Restaurants/Caterers/Food Trucks will be selling food from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Guests purchase $1 increment food tickets (in advance or on the day of) and purchase “tastes” (small plates, about 3-4 bites each) from each vendor for 1-6 tickets each.
  • Restaurants get a chance to show off their favorite menu items (in miniature).
  • New in 2022! Restaurant awards, similar to our Artist awards. Showcase your best bites so you can win “Best Taste of the Gardens” or “Fan Favorite”.
  • Restaurants receive 100 % of their sales.

Any questions? Please email us at info@wellfieldgardens.org, or call 574-266-2006, x105.

2022 Juried Artists Show

Taste of the Gardens 2021 Artist Awards:

2021 Artist Award Winners

  • “Best Expression of the Gardens” Award Winner: Mark Daniels
  • “Best Overall” Award Winner: Lorie Marsh
  • “Best Booth Display” Award Winner: Terri Blaising

THANKS to our 2022 Event Sponsors

Download our 2022 Sponsorship Opportunities Letter

Presenting Sponsor

$5000 | Music Sponsor | Artist Sponsor
D&W Inc

Media Sponsor

$2500 – Restaurant Sponsors


Terri and Bob Rickel

$2000 Garden Sponsors


$1000 Taste Sponsors
DJ Construction
Navarre Catering & Events | Kurt Janowsky
Senior1Care | Susan and Carl Bossung

$500 Patron Sponsors
A&L Construction and Building Maintenance
J.A. Wagner Construction, Inc.
Martin’s Super Markets
Reveille Transpo

Annual Partners of Wellfield Botanic Gardens
also support Taste of the Gardens

through their generous support of Wellfield Botanic Gardens


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