The Indiana State Fairgrounds are buzzing with the birds and bees this spring, as countless fun events take over its versatile facilities. Head to the Indiana State Fairgrounds for any or all of six great Indianapolis events. Check out the last weekend of the Indiana Flower and Patio Show; peruse a wide selection at the Indy 1500 Gun and Knife Show. Cheer on Indianapolis’ favorite roller derby girls as the Naptown Roller Derby. Outfit a scaly pet with new digs at the Midwest Reptile Show; expand your collection as the Midwest Coin Show and Auction; or browse the Indianapolis Antique Advertising Show and Indy Antique Toy Show. No matter your interest, the Indiana State Fairground has an event for you!
Indiana Flower and Patio Show
In case you have yet to check out the latest on outdoor design at the Indiana Flower and Patio Show (see This Weekend at the Indiana State Fairgrounds 3/12 to 3/14), you have a couple of more chances before it wraps up Sunday, March 21, 2010. Learn about the most recent innovation in outdoor landscaping, at this informative Indianapolis show. Make your outdoor living area flourish this Spring with a little creativity and a lot of elbow grease.
Now in its 52nd year, the Indiana Flower and Patio Show offers more than thirty fully designed garden and landscapes crafted to inspire you to create something beautiful in your great outdoors. Hundreds of experts and vendors are available to field questions and help you get the ball rolling on your latest home improvement project.
While you are there, take part in a handful of educational and fun activities. At “Gardens Blossom” see an expert transform a garden space right before your eyes. Or cheer on your favorite designer in the 6th Annual Belgard Challenge. Also, stop by the Indy Reads booth to learn about a wonderful volunteer based Indianapolis nonprofit organization.
The West Pavilion and Toyota Exposition Hall play host to the Indiana Flower and Patio Show through Sunday March 21, 2010. Admission is only $12.00 and Indianapolis kids under twelve get in for FREE. For additional information and money saving coupons, visit the Indiana Flower and Patio Show’s website, or call 317.576.9933.
Indy 1500 Gun and Knife Show
The Indy 1500 Gun and Knife Show returns to the South Pavilion of the Indiana State Fairgrounds this weekend, Friday, March 19, 2010 through Sunday, March 21, 2010. This mecca for gun enthusiasts offers the largest variety of fire arms and knives in central Indiana. The Indy 1500 Gun and Knife Show features vendors and experts on all types of weapons including guns, knives, military arms, sporting arms, Militaria and military surplus. Bring your personal fire arms to be serviced by a gunsmith on location. Plus, enter to win a variety of door prizes.
Both single day and weekend passes are available for this Indianapolis event. Indianapolis kids under twelve are admitted at a discount rate. For additional information visit the Indy 1500 Gun and Knife Show website, or call Dan Masters at 405.340.1333.
Naptown Roller Derby
The Naptown Roller Derby girls are back this weekend to take on the Sioux Falls Roller Dollz in the Toyota Blue Ribbon Pavilion of the Indiana State Fairgrounds Saturday, March 20, 2010. The Naptown Tornado Sirens are fierce this Spring as their name seems to match impending bad weather.
This long awaited match serves up a chance for revenge on behalf of the Naptown Tornado Sirens, who were bested by the Sioux Falls Roller Dollz last October. This time, Indianapolis’ Tornado Sirens are on home turf and ready for some payback. This Star Wars themed bout invites Indianapolis people to come dressed as their favorite Star Wars character. At half time, the Indianapolis Junior Roller Derby takes the rink for a mini bout. These youngsters are every bit as feisty as their Senior counterparts.
Tickets to this Indianapolis sports event are $12.00 in advance and $17.00 CASH at the door. Military personnel tickets are only $8.00, limit two. And Indianapolis kids under six are admitted for FREE. The bout begins at 7:30 pm this Saturday. For more information visit the Naptown Roller Derby website, or call 317.522.1958.
The Midwest Reptile Show
The Midwest Reptile Show returns to the Clarian Lifestyles Pavilion this Saturday, March 20, 2010. Who knew that reptiles could make such great pets? Reptile owners can attend the Midwest Reptile Show to invest in a wide selection of accessories for their pet, find him or her a new friend, or even dinner. More than thirty vendors will be on hand to help reptile enthusiasts decide what is best for their pet’s future.
Invest in new cages, rodent supply, or a variety of reptilian species. The Midwest Reptile Show features geckos of all varieties, chameleons, snakes, frogs, dragons and more. Take care of your reptile in one trip to the Midwest Reptile Show. Tickets to this Indianapolis event are only $5.00 and kids under eight are admitted for FREE. For additional information visit the Midwest Reptile Show website, or call Brian Hahn at 317.899.1599.
Midwest Coin Show and Auction
The Grand Hall of the Indiana State Fairgrounds opens its doors to coin collectors everywhere for the Midwest Coin Show and Auction. The largest Coin Show and Auction of its kind in the Midwest, this event hopes to connect coin collectors, coin clubs and coin sellers. Their auctions allow estates and sellers to liquidate rare coins, placing them back into circulation in the collectors world.
Exhibitors, collectors and clubs will be on hand starting Friday, March 19, 2010 to trade and sell rare coins, all in the pursuit of the elusive complete coin collection. Auctions will be held on both Saturday, March 20 and Sunday, March 21, 2010. Don’t miss this fun collectors event, and your chance to make the find of a lifetime.
Tickets are only $5.00, with a $2.00 discount available here. Children under twelve are admitted for FREE. For additional information, visit the Midwest Coin Show and Auction website, or call 317.539.2895.
Indianapolis Antique Advertising Show and Indy Antique Toy Show
The Indianapolis Antique Advertising Show descends on the Champions Pavilion Saturday, March 20, 2010, while the Indy Antique Toy Show takes over that same space on Sunday, March 21, 2010. Both shows offer collectors and designers to browse through an incredibly kitschy stock of antique signs and toys. Find breweriana, soda fountain, petroliana, automotive, saloon, political, ephemera, toys, paper americana, barber shop, nostalgia cabinets and more. These retro antiques can add to decor, complete a collection or make a great gift.
Admission to this show is $8.00 for all Indianapolis people. Early buyers will be admitted at 8:00 am before the show opens for $20.00. For more information visit the Indy Ad Show website, or call 317.694.0253.
Indiana State Fairgrounds
Located near Indianapolis downtown, the Indiana State Fairgrounds has prime Indianapolis real estate. After you spend the day at these great Indianapolis events, head to any of these Indianapolis restaurants or Indianapolis bars for a bit of refreshment. Stay tuned to Indianapolis News, Events and Information on Fun City Finder.com for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis. Get out in Indy and find some fun this weekend at the incredible Indiana State Fairgrounds!