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Edible Book Festival - Fort Wayne: What and Where?


Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

This Edible Book Festival is hosted by the Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne Library.

It will be held on Monday April 1st, 2019 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm.

The festival is free and open to Ivy Tech students, employees, and the general public!

11:00 am

Set up time for Participants who made an "edible book" for the festival.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Viewing of Edible Books. Refreshments available.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Eating of Edible Books.

12:50 pm

Announcements and Acknowledgements. People's Choice Awards.

1:45 pm

Announcement of the Best Tasting Entry Award.

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Face painting and food jewelry making.

EBF 2019 is in honor of Gaylord R. Moore Gaines

This year’s Edible Book Festival is dedicated to the memory of Gaylord R. Moore Gaines, Ivy Tech’s Administrative Services Manager, who was one of the pioneer participants of the first Edible Book festivals. Come to celebrate Gaylord’s legacy with us on April 1st, 2019!


This year we have a face painting artist, so that kids would leave with a little something sweet painted on their face that they'll surely remember. From 12:00pm to 2:00pm with Teresa Rust from Boho Studio Arts. Don't be shy - join the line! Adults are welcome too!

Also, on site we will have food jewelry making accessories available to make edible bracelets and necklaces out of cereals and fruit. 

Register Here


Where is it?

Where is the Ivy Tech Edible Book Festival?

It will be held on Ivy Tech's North Campus in the Student Life Center Gymnasium.

Student Life Center
North Campus
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

For directions to North Campus click here.

Contact Information

Ellie Puckett (Librarian)

Library phone: 260-480-4172

Ivy Tech Library Fort Wayne



What is it?

This is an event that unites bibliophiles, book artists, and food lovers across the world. The Edible Book Festival is a yearly event that takes place on or around April 1st throughout the world. Participants create edible books that are exhibited, documented then consumed by festival attendants. They show off their culinary creativity by making a dish based on a book or a pun of a book title.

The first Edible Book Festival was created by Judith A. Hoberg and Beatrice Coron in 2000, and has since been celebrated by libraries, bookstores, and other book lovers in over a dozen countries.

Many of our entries are made by Ivy Tech Hospitality's Advance Cake decorating class. We also have entries from local businesses and food artists. The Ivy Tech Library encourages you to register to create an entry or to just come and enjoy the awesome edible art.