Take a trip around the world right here in Muncie! The Amazing Taste is Ball State's vibrant annual celebration of global culture, featuring cuisine from 20 countries, live music and dance, and a full evening of family-friendly cultural activities.

Check back in the fall for details on the 2018 event, and peruse the 2017 highlights below to get a taste of this campus tradition. 

2017 Activities & entertainment (free admission)

  • Student music & dance performances
  • Shamaniacs (African drumming)
  • Seefari Reggae (Reggae & steel pan music)
  • Mundo Beat (Latin music)
  • Study abroad fair (4-7 p.m.) 
  • Cultural displays & games hosted by BSU students
  • Global fashion show
  • Amazon John exotic animal encounter
  • Henna tattoos
  • Caricature drawings
  • Photo booth
  • Ice, fruit, and cheese sculpting demonstrations
  • Bug-tasting room > Crickets, beetles, ants, and more!

The Amazing Taste is presented by Ball State Dining, the Multicultural Center, the Rinker Center for International Programs, and University Program Board, with support from Housing & Residence Life.

Did you know?

The Amazing Taste is a silver award winner in the prestigious national L.E. Horton Dining Awards competition sponsored by the National Association of College and University Food Service.

It is also a recipient of Ball State Student Life's Collaborative Program of the Year award.