Book lovers and food enthusiasts everywhere, rejoice!

The 15th Annual Edible Book Festival is officially happening on Apr. 1, 2024, and Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne’s Library is looking for participants to serve up their “edible books”. It’s a chance for local businesses and food artists to connect and promote themselves to the community.

“We’re inviting any student, staff, or community member to create an edible book,” says Liz Metz, librarian at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne. “We are looking for any edible creation that has a connection to a book. That could be a depiction of a scene, a food featured in the book, a pun of a book title, or anything else you can think of! We will have awards for the Best Design, Funniest Design, and Best Tasting.”

Participant Guidelines:

  • Must be 18 years or older, those under 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult
  • Responsible for personally serving their edible book at the event
  • Required to list ingredients so it may be displayed for those with food allergies

At this free event, book lovers and food enthusiasts of all ages are invited to judge their favorite designs and flavors. Pre-registration is only required for those bringing edible books; attendees only need to bring their taste buds! Refreshments will be provided by Ivy Tech and served throughout the festival.

The Edible Book Festival is celebrated annually all over the world, inviting participants to create edible versions of books they love, and attendees get to observe and enjoy them. Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s 2023 festival had nearly 30 edible book entries and more than 200 hundred guests.

Deadline to register an edible book is Sunday, March 24, 2024. Those interested can register for free by visiting the Ivy Tech Fort Wayne Library's website.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.