Taste of Goshen First Friday

Goshen is rich with flavors from around the globe. On this evening, we celebrate the assortment of influences that make Goshen so delicious. Enjoy samples from the international food vendors on East Washington Street.

Check out the Taste Menu!
Food Trucks located on the 100 block of West Washington Street

Kona Ice
Sweasy Q BBQ
Golden Star Popcorn
Ben’s Pretzels
Waterford Church
Maple Indian Cuisine (in front of The Goshen Theater)
Weiner Shack (in front of The Goshen Theater)

Taste of the Film Festival
5 – 7:30 p.m., in participating downtown member stores


Local stores host visiting filmmakers for talks, meet-and-greets, and demonstrations. Don’t miss the chance to meet critically acclaimed industry professionals!
5:30 – 6 p.m.

Woldruff’s Footwear and Apparel (129 South Main)
Guests include Collin Davis, Matt Litwiller, Eric Bodge, Ricky Wilson
6 – 6:30 p.m.

Goshen Historical Society Museum (124 South Main)
Guests include Zachery Green, Dominic Udell, Justin Reifert, Curtis Matzke
6:30 – 7 p.m.

Gaining Grounds (114 East Lincoln)
Guests include Elizabeth Derstine, Riley Mills, Paul Nethercott, Naomi Nethercott

Boho Pretty (203 South Main)

BOGO 50% OFF Sale + 2 year Birthday
We’ll have Party Swag Bags (limited supply) and giveaways all day. The Mustard Seed Market Place will join us as a pop-up shop!

Cornerstone Christian Fellowship (110 South 5th)

Taco Bar
Visit our Taco Bar on First Fridays! This is a free family event. We serve from 5 to 7:30 p.m., or until we run out! The game room will be open. We look forward to seeing you!!


Gaining Grounds (114 East Lincoln)

Coffee and Art
Gaining Grounds will feature client art that depicts international film stars and iconic international locations to keep with the theme of May’s First Friday. We will also be featuring a Blueberry Cobbler Brewed Coffee and Key Lime Pie Frappe.

This year we’re a Taste of the Film Festival stop as well. Stop by for a chance to meet with a guest of River Bend Film Festival.


Local Co. 132 (132 South Main)

Opening Reception: Speaking In and Out: Come to an art show culminating Ida Short’s 8-month apprenticeship with Tympanum Press!

This show explores two ideas twisted together: learning a new craft and hearing stories of everyday experiences of women in Goshen. This is explored through traditional and nontraditional letterpress printmaking techniques.

Ida will give an artist talk at 5:30 p.m. giving a quick overview of inspiration for her artwork and techniques used in creating this show. Following this short talk, there will be a time for Q&A.

The show will be on display at Tympanum Press, located at 132 S. Main. Come in through the Local or in the alley entrance across from the Electric Brew. (Alley entrance: look for the “Studio, enter here” sign and the glass garage door.)

Ida’s work will be on display from May 2nd – 31st.


Goshen Historical Society Museum (124 South Main)
Stop by the Museum
We’ll be passing out samples of Mango Lassi provided by Maple Indian Cuisine. It’s a popular traditional yogurt-based drink that originated in the Indian subcontinent. Have a taste then browse our displays.

This year we’re a Taste of the Film Festival stop as well. Stop by for a chance to meet with a guest of River Bend Film Festival.

River Bend Film Festival • Goshen, Indiana
At The Goshen Theater (216 South Main) and Art House (211 South Main, 2nd Floor)

This celebration of independent cinema from around the globe extends from Thursday, May 2 to Saturday, May 4 in beautiful downtown Goshen. During May First Fridays, enjoy a taste of the film festival with free activities in downtown businesses including receptions with filmmakers, short films, workshops, music, and more!

Details and tickets are at riverbendfilmfest.com

Online tickets sales end Wednesday, May 1 at noon. Tickets can be purchased in person at The Goshen Theater box office starting Thursday, May 2 at noon.