The Amazing Taste

The Amazing Taste: Global Festival returns to campus November 13, 2014!
5-8 p.m. | L.A. Pittenger Student Center 

Join us for a vibrant celebration of global culture featuring cuisine from 20+ countries, live music and dancing, and an evening of family-friendly cultural activities.

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Activities & entertainment (free)

  • New this year > Bug-tasting room
  • Student music & dance performances
  • African drummers
  • Live reggae music
  • Latin/salsa music & dance instruction
  • Belly dancing and instruction
  • Cultural displays & games
  • Amazon John exotic animal encounter
  • Caricature artist
  • Photo booth
  • Global fashion show


Meal swipe or $8.20 (no tax), BSU students who hold a meal plan
$8.95 (no tax), BSU students who do not hold a meal plan
$8.95+tax, ages 13+ 
$5.95+tax, ages 3-12
Free, ages 2 and under

Access to cultural displays and activities is free! (no food purchase necessary)

Pre-sale (Nov. 10-13)

Admission to the food fair portion will be capped at 1,500 guests. Guarantee your spot by pre-purchasing your admission wristband Nov. 10-13* at the Student Center Tally. Cash, credit card, Cardinal Cash, and Dining Plus are accepted. Meal plans may also be used; ask for Thursday's dinner meal to be removed. 

Shuttle service & FAST PASS giveaway

A shuttle dedicated to The Amazing Taste will run through campus to bring you to and from the event. Every rider heading to the event will be entered in a drawing to win four FAST PASSES. Each Fast Pass allows the holder to enter one food region without waiting in line! You're free to use all four passes yourself or share them with friends.

*The Tally food court will close at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in preparation for the event.

The Amazing Taste is presented by BSU 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.

The Amazing Taste 2012 earned BSU Student Life's Collaborative Program of the Year award.

Ball State University Dining
Carmichael Hall (CA), room 140
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (summer 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-1967
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