Fox 59 segment to air Nov. 2

Mark Newman, director of the Indiana Office of Tourism Development will appear on Indianapolis’ Fox 59 to talk about Indiana-made food items for the holidays. The segment will focus on unique Hoosier foods guests can take to their Thanksgiving or Christmas tables.

About The Segment


Mark Newman (right) of Visit Indiana talks about Indiana-made food on Fox59 

Every year, the Indiana Office of Tourism Development showcases Indiana-made food items on Fox 59’s morning news show. Indiana’s Thanksgiving Bounty has become a popular segment showcasing fantastic, locally-grown or locally-made products. Fox 59 says their viewer feedback on the segment is very strong


Who:                     Mark Newman, director of the Indiana Office of Tourism Development
What:                    Indiana’s Thanksgiving Bounty
When:                   Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Where:                 Fox59 TV (Indianapolis TV station),

They will highlight the items during a TV segment that morning, giving a “plug” to each producer/restaurant/shop etc. This will also be backed up by mentions on the IOTD website and on Fox 59’s website.

Basket Giveaway 

Fox 59 also wants to do a gift basket giveaway, so they will package items together for the giveaway that morning. Additionally, the Indiana Office of Tourism Development will promote the items as much as it can on its social media pages and in its consumer emails (38K Twitter, 26K Facebook, 60K email subscribers).

To showcase the diversity of offerings throughout Indiana, they will prioritize items that have not been on in previous years.

Do you have an Indiana-made food that you would like to submit?

Here’s How it Works
Submit your food item and a short description (about 40 words) telling the viewers what the food item is, what makes it special, delicious, and why it would be a good addition to a family’s holiday table.

The Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Tourism Bureau will collect and send food items at no cost to you. If you have a food item you would like us to send in hopes of being included in the segment, please send it to our offices. This is a good chance to get some publicity for your business!

Dates and Deadlines

The segment will appear on Indianapolis’ Fox 59 morning show on Nov. 2. If you would like to submit an item, please bring your food item to the tourism bureau’s offices by noon, Thursday, Oct. 20.

Questions? Please contact Luanne Mattson or Regina Walker-Tekulve at (812) 282-6654.