500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard

Presented by Midwestern Engineers, Inc.

Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am | Indianapolis Motor Speedway Plaza Pavilion


Honor Indiana’s mayors, hear from racing legends

Once a year, racing fans, business leaders, Indiana mayors, and the 33 500 Festival Princesses gather at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for an action-packed, Hoosier tradition – the 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by Midwestern Engineers, Inc.

The morning’s festivities kick off by honoring Indiana’s mayors. Mayor of Indianapolis, Joe Hogsett, hosts 70+ mayors from all corners of Indiana as we salute these civic leaders for their tireless work in advancing Hoosier communities. As guests enjoy their traditional Hoosier breakfast, they’ll hear from Indianapolis Motor Speedway and 500 Festival executives.

Attendees will enjoy a lively Q&A session led by one of racing’s most iconic voices, Bob Jenkins. Bob will be joined by a racing insider who will offer unique insight into racing’s rich history and quest for innovation. Past speakers include legends such as Mario Andretti, Johnny Rutherford, Janet Guthrie, and Lyn St. James. At the conclusion of the event, the 500 Festival Queen Scholar will be announced.

In addition to the event’s program and meal, the Breakfast at the Brickyard experience includes:

  • An opportunity for ticket holders to drive their car around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s famed oval track*
  • Opportunity to tour the garages
  • Ticket to the 2018 Indianapolis 500 qualifications
  • Parking at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway


Individual Ticket: $75
Corporate Table of 10: $850

If you are a previous Breakfast at the Brickyard ticket holder interested in renewing your tickets for 2018, please check your email for a custom link to purchase. If you have questions, please contact Ben Pawelak at (317)-614-6119 or email info@500festival.com.

Tickets for the 2018 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by Midwestern Engineers, Inc., will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. To request your tickets for the 2018 event, please complete the interest form below and we will notify you when they are available.

Ticket Interest Form

Schedule of events

8:00 a.m.   Doors open to the Plaza Pavilion
8:30 a.m.   Breakfast at the Brickyard Program begins – Plaza Pavilion
10:00 a.m.  Announcement of the 500 Festival Queen Scholar
11:00 a.m.  Indy 500 Qualifications Begin

*Schedule subject to change


*Track lap is optional and weather permitting.