The Amazing Taste

The Amazing Taste: Global Festival returns to campus November 5, 2015!
5-8 p.m. | L.A. Pittenger Student Center 

Join us for Ball State's annual 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
Check back before Nov. 5 to see additions.

  • Student music & dance performances
  • Shamaniacs (African drumming, 5-6 p.m.)
  • Seefari Reggae (Reggae & steel pan music, 6-7 p.m.)
  • Elizabeth Souza and Ipanema (Brazilian music, 7-8 p.m.)
  • Cha cha and salsa dance instruction
  • Study abroad fair (4-7 p.m.) & U.S. passport photo/application station (4-6 p.m.)
  • Cultural displays & games hosted by BSU students
  • Amazon John exotic animal encounter
  • Henna tattoos
  • Caricature artist
  • Photo booth
  • Ice carving and sand sculpting demonstrations
  • Global coffee & tea tasting 
  • Bug-tasting room > scorpions, rhino beetles, and more!


Food fair wristbands are available at the door or by pre-sale. 

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. 2-5)

Admission to the food fair portion will be capped at 1,500 guests. Guarantee your spot by pre-purchasing your admission wristband Nov. 2-5* 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. 

*The Tally food court will close at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 5 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
Fax: 765-285-3713
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