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Taste of the Gardens – August 27, 2023

Taste of the Gardens – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, August 27, 2023!

Presented by the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Produced with support from the Elkhart Rotary Club


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!


Discounted tickets available now! Save 20% for a limited time only!

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

Purchase in advance and save – tickets are $15 for adults at full price.

Food & Drink tickets are sold in packets of 5 tickets for $10 or 10 tickets for $20 – more info below on how they work!

*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.



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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.

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



LIVE Entertainment Lineup:



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Taste of the Gardens 2022 Artist Awards:


Taste of the Gardens’ frequently asked questions:

Can we bring chairs?

You’re welcome to! We’ve also got folding chairs available at the concert venue and under the tent where the food vendors are. 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. Items from our bar are sold the old-fashioned way: cash or credit.

How does the food & drink ticketing work?

To sample the different bites our food vendors are providing, you’ll purchase food & drink tickets, which are worth $2 each, and are available in packs of $10 (5 tickets per pack) and $20 (10 tickets per pack). Each food item is “priced” at 1-3 tickets. Purchase your food & drink tickets in advance (click any of the “Purchase Tickets” links on this page), at our admission tent when you arrive, or at select location throughout the Gardens.

Water and soft drink stations are located throughout the Gardens, and a cash bar provided by Navarre Catering & Events is also available. ATMs are NOT available at Wellfield, but you can pay for admission, food & drink, and bar items with credit card or cash.

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. 

Can we bring our dogs?

NO. Due to crowds, heat, noise – this special, ticketed event is not the best place for Fido. Please don’t make our staff or volunteers disappoint you, and leave your dog at home. Thanks!

What if it rains?

Taste of the Gardens will go on, rain or shine. If weather is severe, we reserve the right to cancel or delay the start of the event. In the unlikely event (really, we don’t want to jinx it, but we’ve never had to) we have to cancel, your admission ticket is good for general admission to Wellfield any day up until August 25, 2024.

We hope you enjoy the 14th Taste of the Gardens!

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

2023 Sponsorship Opportunities available!
Download the form, or contact us for more details:

THANKS to our 2022 Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

$5000 | Music Sponsor | Artist Sponsor

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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