4th of July Pie Baking Contest


The Fourth of July is almost here, and that means it's time to party at The Neidhammer! Our Fourth of July Celebration from 10 am until 3 pm at The Neidhammer will include a bounce house, free popcorn machine, entertainment, a pie baking contest, food, drinks, and more! And best of all...a pie baking contest.

Do you think you make the best pie in Indy? Enter our contest!


  1. Pie must be entered in the name of the person who made it.

  2. This contest is intended for ages 8 and up, amateur bakers only. Professional bakers or those who earn a portion of their livelihood from baking or cooking may not enter the contest.

  3. Each dessert pie must be made from scratch and based in a disposable 9" pie plate/pan. Each pie must include a disposable serving utensil and a cover. You may not use pie filling or pre-made store-bought crust.

  4. Categories are (a) Kids ages 8-17, and (b) Adults ages 18 and up.

  5. To enter your pie, bring your pie to the 3rd floor of the Hamilton Theater of the Neidhammer at 2102 East Washington Street between 11:30 am - 1:45 pm on the day of the pie baking contest. The staff running the pie baking contest will have the final say on acceptability of pies. Pies must be in an appropriate covered disposable container with a disposable serving utensil until judging.

  6. The Health Department says no pies that require refrigeration (ie dairy or cream pies).

  7. Only one entry per person per category.


  • Judging will be be from 2 - 2:30 pm.

  • There will be a minimum of three judges.

  • Criteria includes overall appearance, crust color/texture/doneness/flavor, filling consistency/doneness/flavor, and overall taste.

  • Each judge assigns a numerical value (1-5) in each criteria category without consultation with the other judges.

  • The pie receiving the highest total numerical value is the winner in that category.

  • In the case of a tie, the judges will judge those pies again.

  • The decision of the judges is final. Judges will not know contestant names.

Winners will be announced after judging around 3 pm. Participants have to be present during the contest and judging. All pies become property of The Neidhammer after the finish of the contest. For more information, call Elli at 317.402.0786.


To register, fill out the following form and bring a copy the day of the contest. If you are a winner, you give your permission to have your photo taken during or after the announcement ceremony and have it used for Pie Contest promotional materials, including The Neidhammer website and associated social media pages. A copy of your pie recipe with a list of ingredients must be provided on a 3x5" card, with the recipe name, contestant name, and phone number at the time of the pie drop off. All recipes become the property of The Neidhammer after the completion of the Contest.



You're Engaged...Now What?!

You're Engaged...Now What?!

Congratulations, you’re engaged! While you’re busy sharing your engagement story and living in the excitement of this next step in your life, there can be a lot to think about that might seem overwhelming. Where do you even begin when it comes to wedding planning?

Elevations by Ana Jeftenic

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Stop by the coffee shop this month and you'll find artwork by Ana Jeftenic! Here's a little bit about her Elevations work:

"My first memory is of light. Architecture alters space and shapes light, creating intersections between the artificial and the natural. I love how a window can frame the sky - a view - like a painting. And the painting is always shifting.

Elevations are places of refuge. Seeking high ground in a flood is a survival instinct for the body and spirit. Elevations also are diagrams of facades of buildings. A single line can separate the sky - the infinite - from a finite structure.

I am drawn to the language of light, reinterpreting its movement through space on two dimensions. I want to express physical phenomena not as they are but as they could be, through the filters of sight, memory and process.

'Light dos not stay,' Tennessee Williams wrote. When it returns, it has changed, and so have we."

Stop by The Neidhammer on Sunday, September 9th from 4-7 pm for Ana Jeftenic's Artist Open House!

Corporate Holiday Parties at The Neidhammer


Even though summer isn't officially over yet, it's not too early to start planning your holiday party or end-of-the-year meetings/events. A corporate holiday party is a great opportunity for you to create memories and build stronger relationships with your coworkers.

The Neidhammer is the perfect venue for your corporate holiday party! Email info@neidhammer.com for details, or call 317-759-0602.

Corporate Holiday Party Package Inclusions:

  • Dinner/Appetizers
  • Hamilton Theater for 7 hours of rental, 4 hours of event time
  • Event Coordinator
  • Tables, chairs, set up of chairs and tables
  • Up to 25 tablecloths
  • Security for 4 hours and parking attendants for arrival hour
  • Live band or DJ
  • AV and Sound Technician
  • Photo Booth
  • Open Bar


  • Onsite Catering
  • The Food Guys
  • Hoaglin
  • Famous Dave's

Holiday Decorations:

  • 12' tree
  • Gold starts on the sconces
  • Silk Poinsettias on the stage

Floor Plans:

  • Standardized floor plans with minor customizations
  • Cocktail hour or sit-down dinner

Are you interested in hosting your next holiday party at The Neidhammer? We'd love to take you on a tour of our venue! Contact us at info@neidhammer.com for pricing and availability.

Antique Scales at The Neidhammer

If you've visit The Neidhammer Coffee Shop, chances are you've noticed the antique scales around the room. Have you ever wondered the story behind those scales?

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Meet Rick Collins, our curator of vintage scales. Rick is a carpenter by trade, and also has five oils in limited edition publication. He was represented by the Saxon Mountain Gallery in Georgetown, Colorado for several years when he used to paint full-time. We also have featured his oil paintings here at The Neidhammer!

Rick has been restoring scales for about three years, after he first purchased a few that captured his attention.

"Finding the scales is the most difficult task," said Rick. "I search out the internet, antique stores, and thrift shops. The scales are bead blasted to remove old paint and rust, and then either primed and painted or nickel-plated, polished, and calibrated to function correctly."

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Rick told us that the typical scale takes about five days to complete. And the scales at The Neidhammer only scratch the surface of his capabilities.

You can come see his work in our Coffee Shop, and if one catches your eye you can even buy it from us!

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Lindley and Zeke's Neidhammer Elopement

Eloping can be the perfect way to say "I do" in an intimate and romantic setting. We were so happy to have Lindley and Zeke at The Neidhammer on March 31st for their elopement, which also happens to be Lindley's granparents' anniversary. 

"The Neidhammer was the perfect venue for our elopement," said Lindley. "I fell in love with the space the minute I walked in. It has the right touch of elegant, rustic charm! The natural lighting in the space made for fabulous photos. To top it off, our event coordinator, Beth, was absolutely amazing. She was so quick to respond and helped make our day seamless. She made our elopement feel just as important as a larger wedding event. I’m so happy I found this venue for our big day!"

Take a look at some of the photos from their Neidhammer Elopement taken by Casey and Her Camera, and check out her blog here.


Beyond Beautiful Bridal Show - February 2018

On Thursday, February 8th, we hosted our third Beyond Beautiful Bridal Show at The Neidhammer! 

Over 75 brides-to-be joined us on the second and third floors of The Neidhammer to meet a variety of wedding vendors, get pampered, enjoy tasty treats and drinks, hop into our photo booth, take a spin in a limo, relax with a chair massage and learn more about The Neidhammer. BONUS: brides that booked their wedding the night of the show even received $200 off their wedding package, AND we gave away a free photo booth, AND one lucky winner won a $1,000 Nameless Catering gift card (congratulations Calista Billingsley)!