Throw on your spurs and ten gallon hat! This summer’s Eiteljorg Museum WestFest took people back in time to the days of the Wild West, right here in Indianapolis. Each year the museum hosts this great event loaded with activities and perfect for families of any age. With the sights, sounds, and smells of the American West, everyone who attended was treated to a unique cultural experience.
From cow milking to barrel racing and herding, guests were able to take part in many activities often found the days of the Old West. In addition, a real stagecoach, identical to those used many years ago, was parked on the Eiteljorg property for guests to take photos with. Earlier in the day the stagecoach made its way from Circle Center to the Eiteljorg pulled by several horses.
Several took part in leather demonstrations, wester films, photographing themselves with wanted posters, making a mustache, and viewing the GOLD! Riches and Ruin exhibit.
GOLD! Riches and Ruins was sponsored by Wells Fargo and they enjoyed a private evening of WestFest fun at the Canal level of Eiteljorg Museum. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvre displays featuring hot and cold options, a carving station, desserts and our Conniseur Club bar of premium beverage brands.
International Cheese Display
manchego, emmental swiss, brie courrone, canadian cheddar, drunken goat cheese and stilton blue served with crackers and fresh and dried fruit
Crudités of Vegetables Display
Marinated baby carrots, cauliflower buds, broccoli florets, squash, zucchini, snow peas, medley of julienne bell peppers, asparagus, grape tomatoes and sliced cucumbers with choice of spinach or artichoke parmesan dip
Artichoke parmesan dip, con queso dip, spinach dip, hummus and assorted tortilla and pita chips
Hummus platter traditional, red pepper, white bean and hummus with pita bread, pita chips and lemon rosemary flatbread
Cold Hors d’oeuvres
Strawberry goat cheese bruschetta with basil and balsamic vinegar
Beef carpaccio crustini with crispy capers, truffled honey, and arugula
Shrimp cocktail shooters with lemon wedge
Hot Hors d’oeuvres
Fingerling potatoes with camembert and green onion with truffle oil
Spicy beef wonton with asian dipping sauce
Pan seared crab cakes with red pepper remoulade sauce
Roast pork tenderloin served with brazilian mustard and petite brioche rolls
Assorted Miniature Pastries Station
Chocolate caramel brownies, chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate walnut strudel, rugelach, lemon tarts, fresh fruit tarts, chocolate macadamia nut tarts and mini cake ball bites
Trying to think of a great corporate activity? Consider an daytime or evening event at one of our museum venues. With all of the great exhibits available at Eiteljorg, Indiana State Museum, and Indianapolis Museum of Art you will find not only great entertainment, but incredible food options through Kahn’s Catering, and unique team building opportunities.