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Fairs, festivals, celebrations and expos are not only fun to attend; they an outgrowth of the natural human desire to commune with one another in a way that is both fun and meaningful. Below are the latest headlines.

Award-Winning Scarecrows at the Indiana State Fair

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You guys, award-winning scarecrows are a real thing. It’s one of the surprising Indiana State Fair categories I discovered last week. Now that the weather is turning crisp and cool, I’ve already got fall on the brain, and I can’t wait to steal some of these ideas. Check out these awesome Indiana Statefair scarecrows:

IndyFringe Opens it’s 10th Anniversary Festival

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The 2014 IndyFringe Festival kicks off this weekend. This is the 10th anniversary of the edgy theater festival. In 11 days, there will be 384 performances across a eight of theaters along and near Massachusetts Avenue. Seventy eight different shows, all 45-60 minutes in length, will rotate daily, starting at 1:30 in the afternoon (on […]

Farm Babies of Indianapolis

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I spent 10 hours at the Indiana State Fair on Monday, and we did nearly everything. It would probably take another full day to truly experience all the fair has to offer, but we were able to spend plenty of time on my favorite part — farm babies! I love the baby goats, the tiny […]

CANstruction Competition at the Indiana State Fair

CANstruction Competition at the Indiana State Fair

There’s a section of the ag-hort building at the Indiana State Fair dedicated to canned good sculptures. Among the eclectic collection of blue ribbon winners stands a giant Olaf constructed entirely of canned foods. You can admire the stunning displays and vote for your favorite team. We chose the TARDIS and Olaf, but my favorite […]

A Mammogram and a Show at Indy Fringe Festival

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The Indy Fringe Theatre Festival is known for its edgy theatrical offerings, live stage shows that push the limits of human emotion and experience. This year, one of those shows is taking that emotion and turning it into something practical. The Actual Dance, a play written by Sam Simon, is the true story of Sam’s […]

The Indiana Beer and Wine Exhibition at the Indiana State Fair

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There’s always something new to see at the Indiana State Fair, and adults age 21 and over have a new exhibition this year just for them. The Indiana Beer and Wine Exhibition is being held for the first time this year, inside Grand Hall. Monday afternoon I went to go check it out, and before […]

9 Things You Didn’t Know Could Win the State Fair

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I’ve wandered through the ag-hort building at the Indiana State Fair for years, marveling at the things people have grown. There are watermelons as big as my kid, gorgeous Indian corn, and amazing produce. This year, though, a few more unique items caught my eye — things I had no idea could win awards. Here […]

10 Reasons the Indiana State Fair is the Best of Indiana

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Earlier this week, the Indiana State Fair was named one of the Top 10 State Fairs in the country by Fodor’s, the travel authority. Anyone who’s been to the Indiana State Fair knows that it deserves the honor, but newcomers to the fair might not understand. The Indiana State Fair opens on August 1, 2014 […]

EcoBoost Tour Rolls Into Indianapolis Saturday

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Cars and Indianapolis are practically synonymous. This weekend, the Ford EcoBoost Tours rolls into town, giving Indianapolis another exhilarating car experience- driving the Fiesta ST. Held in the South Lot of Lucas Oil Stadium, registered guests will have the opportunity to drive a selection of Ford EcoBoost vehicles. This is the last stop of the […]

Top Places to See July 4th Fireworks 2014 in the Indy Area

Are you scoping out where to catch the “rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air” for this year’s 4th of July celebration? Fun City Finder has done the leg work for you and identified many places around central Indiana where you can ooh and ahh at the night sky. Indianapolis: Regions Bank Freedom Blast […]

Indianapolis’ Earth Day Festival: A Long Standing Tradition

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Earth Day is an important American holiday that marks the anniversary of the modern environmental movement that began in 1970. The hippie and flower –child culture of the 1960’s was at its high point in 1970’s. When most people think of hippies and flower children they often associate them with drugs and tree huggers. Yet […]

5 Reasons to Visit the WTHR Health & Fitness Expo

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Each year, WTHR presents a health & fitness expo, but I never really thought of it as something fun for the family. Today, I was invited to participate as part of the #13HealthExpo social media team and next time, I’m bringing the whole family! In addition to health-related vendor booths, there are several fun activities […]

Flowers…and Beer? Don’t Miss the 2014 Indiana Flower & Patio Show

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Ah, the fresh scent of blooming flowers! And beer. OK, so flowers and beer don’t normally go together, but they do at the 2014 Indiana Flower and Patio Show, which takes place now through March 16 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Yes, you can enjoy over 400 flower and patio exhibits AND a taste of […]

Ford 60th Annual Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show

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With temperatures on the rise, outdoor enthusiasts are gearing up for spring in a major way. The Ford 60th Annual Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show has been underway and drawing huge crowds. http://mswoods.wistia.com/medias/d3r3mwvvkm?embedType=seo&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=560 This massive 15-acre show, which is the largest consumer show of its kind in the nation, runs now through February 23, […]

Attention Bikers: Don’t Miss the 23rd Annual Indiana Motorcycle Expo

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For many motorcycle enthusiasts, spring can’t get here soon enough. But while winter is not over yet, you can be sure the forecast calls for 70 degrees and sunny inside the Indiana State Fairgrounds, as the 23rd Annual Indiana Motorcycle Expo comes to town February 14-16. The show, which kicks off the opening weekend of […]

The 2014 Indy Winter Classic Dog Show

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Dogs are such amazing creatures. They bring so much love and happiness to their human companions, it’s no wonder they are the most popular pet in America, with 36.5% of households owning at least 1 dog, compared to 30.4% owning at least one cat according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). For anyone who […]

"King Richard" to Appear at 55th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts "World of Wheels" Car Show

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The 55th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels car show takes place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds now through Sunday, February 9, 2014, and will feature special celebrity appearances by former Colts linebacker Gary Brackett, and none other than 7-time NASCAR champion, Richard Petty, a.k.a., “King Richard” himself. FunCityFinder was on site as they […]

Winterfest 2014

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This Saturday, February 1, a select group of guest breweries from around the country will join together with our favorite local breweries for a day of beer festivities. Winterfest 2014 is organized by the Brewers of Indiana Guild and will feature over 60 breweries and 300+ beers for tasting. Taking place in the Champions Pavilion […]

46th Annual Indy RV Expo Set to Take Place at Fairgrounds

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The 46th Annual Indy RV Expo show will take place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds from January 11 – 19, 2014. A total of 7 RV dealers will participate in this year’s show, which will run nine days and take up over 120,000 square feet space at the fairgrounds. Hundreds of types of recreational vehicles […]

FunCityFinder’s Top-10 Things to Do on New Year’s Eve

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Three…two…one…Happy New Year! Almost. Where will you be when the clock strikes midnight? Under the mistletoe? At home with friends? Out and about? Here’s a look at 10 New Year’s Eve celebrations that will take place in Indy. New Year’s Eve at the IMA. From 9 pm – 1 am in the Pulliam Family Great […]