Indiana March 16, 2019
Dine On A Covered Bridge Built In 1880 With This One Of A Kind Indiana Experience
You’ve toured the covered bridge capital of the world and
this magnificent covered bridge loop trail, but now Indiana is going to host a covered bridge dinner that is like nothing you’ve ever experienced. It’s a two-day adventure that includes farm tours and much more that you don’t want to miss.
This historic Putnam County event is taking place this spring, and you’re definitely going to want to get tickets. Scroll on to find out how.
There are four weekends this spring that you can enjoy a covered bridge dinner. Your two-day trip begins with a scenic drive through remote west-central Indiana as you make your way to the historic Houck Covered Bridge.
Dates are April 18, April 25, May, 16, and May 23, 2019.
This fantastically preserved structure was built in 1880 and spans Big Walnut Creek. It is located in Greencastle and has a double span of 210 feet. It is currently only open to pedestrian traffic and farm-fresh meals.
Each dinner begins promptly at 6 p.m. and features a different entree. A long table will be set up down the length of the bridge to promote family-style dining and a community atmosphere.
While you eat, a knowledgeable individual will teach you all about the Houck Covered Bridge's history.
Half the dates will be catered by Willer Timber Ridge while the other half will be taken care of by Gordon Family Farms. Possible entrees include ribeye steak, pan-seared chicken, stuffed-pork loin, or meatloaf with appetizers like soup or salad and desserts like cobblers or tarts.
These farm-to-fork meals are like nothing you can get in a restaurant.
An unforgettable covered bridge dinner isn't all you get on this unique and historic adventure. Guests will also enjoy a night at the Inn at DePauw.
Guests enjoy colorful rooms with basic amenities. A fitness room, room service, and restaurants are also available.
The next day, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., the farm that made your meal will open its doors to host tours of its facility. Learn all about how your food was made.
Gordan Family Farms is located in Roachdale and raises chickens and pigs. It has been supplying eggs to local stores and restaurants since 2015.
Willer Timber Ridge is located in Cloverdale and is all about cows. The herd you see here began in 1995 and is still being raised by the same family.
This one-of-a-kind experience is a must if you love covered bridges and history, and Putnam County would love to have you. The price is $50 to $60 per ticket for this two-day event.
If you're going solo, the price is $60, but if you purchase a pair of tickets, they are only $50 each.
Learn more about the Putnam County Covered Bridge Dinner Series on its event page
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