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This Weekend at the Indiana State Fairgrounds (3/5/10 to 3/7/10)

Let’s face it. The Indiana State Fairgrounds is truly THE event hot spot in Indianapolis, week after week. With four fun Indianapolis events taking over various facilities at the Indiana State Fairground this weekend, Indianapolis is more fun than ever! On deck for entertainment this weekend are the Murat Shrine Circus, the Midwest TGIF Fanciers Cat Show, the 15th Annual Chrysler Performance Trade Show and Swap Meet and, last but not least, the Art, Rubber, Stamp and Paper Arts Festival. Read on for a preview of these events at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

Murat Shrine Circus

Though the Murat Shrine Circus has been open since Thursday making Indianapolis kids smile, there are still plenty of more chances to catch this act in action. The Murat Shrine Circus is dedicated to providing Indianapolis people with wholesome fun and entertainment that promotes good fellowship. This circus has more than twenty clowns, each with a distinct and hilarious personality and each a member of the Murat Shriners.

The proceeds from the circus help the Shriners continued purpose of enriching Indianapolis society. Their work for the Shrine Children’s Hospital and Burns Institute is invaluable to the Circle City. Every year the Murat Shrines sponsor events to benefit both underprivileged children and underprivileged people. Support them and their civic pride this weekend at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

They take the stage of the Pepsi Coliseum, Grand Hall and South Pavilion Friday at 7:00 pm, Saturday at 10:00 am, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm and Sunday at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm. Tickets range from $12.00 to $20.00. For additional information call 317.635.2433.

Midwest TGIF Fanciers Cat Show

The weekend for cat lovers has finally come. The Indiana State Fairgrounds hosts the Midwest TGIF Fanciers Cat Show Saturday, March 6, 2010 and Sunday, March 7, 2010. Do you think your cat is the best in its breed, or overall? Well so do the participants of the Midwest TGIF Fanciers Cat Show. The competition is fierce at these events, as professionals decide once and for all (this year at least) whose kitten and cat is superior.

Spectators attending the Cat Show are sure to see the most beautiful felines ever. Visit with cat owners as you watch them prepare their kitty for the judging ring. Pick up some cat nip laced toys for your special friend at home. Take in the agility testing arena, proving that cats are every bit as able as dogs to follow directions and be trained. And finally watch as the winners of the various breed categories are crowned.

Learn about different breeds, and choose your favorite. See how the intricacies of the grooming process as contestants get ready for the ring. Got a question? Look for CFA Ambassadors, each wearing a pin that says “Ask Me.” These professionals are happy to direct you to the right place or answer your questions. Most importantly have fun!

This Indianapolis event takes over the Northwest Pavilion of the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Tickets to the Midwest TGIF Fanciers Cat Show are $5.00 for Indianapolis people, $2.50 for Seniors and $2.00 for Indianapolis kids. Groups of five can be admitted for $12.00. For additional information, visit the CFA website or call Beth Cassely at 636.532.1572.

15th Annual Chrysler Performance Trade Show and Swap Meet

Got a motor head in your family? Or are you one yourself? Head to the Indiana State Fairgrounds this weekend for the 15th Annual Chrysler Performance Trade Show and Swap Meet. Proud owners of Chrysler products converge to create the world’s largest indoor Chrysler Trade Show and Swap Meet. Browse through 150,000 square feet of Chrysler parts, cars and memorabilia.

Come with questions about your current big project. Some of the auto industry’s finest will be on hand to field your queries about your Chrysler engine build, restoration or chassis set up of transmission. Find that part you’ve been searching high and low for. Dozens of vendors, who specialize in Chrysler automobiles, offer the largest selection of brand name parts around. Learn about the latest breakthroughs in the auto industry, as you talk shop with fellow motor heads.

The 15th Annual Chrysler Performance Trade Show and Swap Meet takes over the Toyota Blue Ribbon and Champions Pavilions Saturday, March 6, 2010 and Sunday, March 7, 2010. Single day tickets are $10.00 while weekend admission is $15.00. Indianapolis kids twelve and under are admitted for FREE! Visit the Indy Head official website for more information, or call Jim Hill at 317.862.3724.

Art, Rubber, Stamp and Paper Arts Festival

For many crafting is a mediation, a de-stresser, a way to relax after a hard week. For others crafting is a way of life, an obsession. If you fall into either of these categories than the Art, Rubber, Stamp and Paper Arts Festival at the Indiana State Fairgrounds this weekend is for you! Fun activities, informative classes and vendors galore make for a crafter’s heaven!

Workshops all weekend teach topics as varied as Alcohol Inks to Glittered Fluttering Butterflies. Learn how to make 3D cards, so your art pops of the page. Enter into the Artist Trading Card Contest to win some Rubber Bucks, redeemable at any of the many vendors on hand. With 29 vendors offering the most beautiful papers, stamps and other crafting supplies, you can be a crafting genius all year long for the price of one weekend.

This Indianapolis festival takes over the Agriculture/ Horticulture Building on the Indiana State Fairground Saturday, March 6, 2010 and Sunday, March 7, 2010. Tickets for Saturday are $8.00, which also gets a free pass for Sunday. Tickets for just Sunday are $6.00. Indianapolis kids under twelve are admitted for FREE. For additional information visit Heirloom Productions’ official website or call 541.574.8000.

Indiana State Fairground

Located with prime Indianapolis real estate just north of Indianapolis downtown, the Indiana State Fairgrounds is an important Indianapolis attraction. With four very different event this weekend, the Fairgrounds offer something for everyone.

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Indiana State Fairgrounds
1202 E 38th St
Indianapolis, IN 46205
317.927.7500
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