This Weekend at the Indiana State Fairgrounds (2/5/10 to 2/7/10)

As usual the Indiana State Fairgrounds buzz with action this weekend with four great Indianapolis events. This Indianapolis attraction never fails to please, as it attracts Hoosiers statewide to its facilities for a variety of fun things to do in Indianapolis. The fun never stops at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. This week, the 88th Annual Indianapolis Home Show continues, plus a Boy Scout Memorabilia Auction, Naptown Roller Derby and a reunion of Purdue University Agriculture Alumnis for a forecast a fish fry. Enjoy your preview of what is happening this week at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

88th Annual Indianapolis Home Show

I wrote about the Annual Indianapolis Home Show last week (This Weekend at the Indiana State Fairgrounds 1/29 to 1/31). But in case you missed it, you have one more weekend to learn about all things home improvement. Home owners, this is the Indianapolis event for you! Sample all the latest trends in construction and design at the Annual Indianapolis Home Show. Learn about great ways to increase the value of your home with easy tips form the experts at the Indianapolis Home Show. Hundreds of booths with more than a thousand experts in the Toyota Exposition Hall and West Pavilion are ready and eager to share advice on everything from home building to remodeling, home decor to landscaping and much more.

Be amazed at the Centerpiece Home in the Exposition Hall. This fully constructed house, built by Davis Building Group, has completed decoration and landscaping. Marvel at the 2,650 square feet of excellent home work. This year’s Indianapolis Home Show attracts some of the biggest celebrities. Catch Paul DiMeo of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: House Edition” and Matt Fox and Shari Hiller of HGTV’s “Room by Room.” Here them talk about their experience and expertise when it comes to home improvement.

Head to the Indianapolis Home Show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis downtown through February 7, 2010. Open Thursday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, Friday from 11:00 am to 9:30 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am to 9:30 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Tickets are $12.00 at the door and $9.00 online. Indianapolis kids age six to twelve are $5.00 and children under five are admitted for FREE. For additional information, visit the Indianapolis Home Show website, or call 317.705.8719.

Boy Scouts Memorabilia Auction

The Boy Scouts Memorabilia Auction offers Hoosier Boy Scouts a chance to meet and mingle with other collectors. Find Firecrafter and OA items, camp patches, council shoulder patches, handbooks, jamboree patches and insignia and much much more. Items from Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Explorers will be on hand as treasures ripe for the picking. You might just make “the find of a lifetime” and some great bargains to boot.

Over 160 tables will accommodate forty five Scout memorabilia from sixteen states. Bring in your personal and prized pieces of your Scout Memorabilia to be appraised by experts. Just like the PBS’s hit “Antique Road Show,” the Boy Scout Memorabilia auction experts will happily answer questions and place values on your valuables. Indianapolis kids who are Scouts and that meet all the requirements can receive a Collections Merit Badge from a Collections Merit Badge counselor.

Head to the Pioneer Our Land Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds for this fun Indianapolis event. Open Friday, February 5, 2010 from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm and Saturday, February 6, 2010 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Admission is only $2.00 and Scouts that come in uniform will get in for FREE. The Boy Scouts Memorabilia Auction is sponsored by the Crossroads of America Council. For additional information call the Indianapolis branch of Boy Scouts of America at 317.925.1900.

Naptown Roller Derby

Indy’s Tornado Sirens take on Memphis’ Hustlin’ Rollers in Naptown Roller Derby’s in “Beat My Valentine” this Saturday, February 6, 2010. The February bout always garners the highest attendance and support for Naptown Roller Derby. Watch as the Circle City and the River City go head to head in this Indianapolis sports event. Our Tornado Sirens will send these ladies rolling all the way back to Graceland!  The bout won’t be a walk in the park though, as the Hustlin’ Rollers are ranked number nine in the South Central region and our Tornado Sirens are currently in the 11th ranking for the North Central region.

Prepare for Super Bowl Sunday this Saturday at Naptown Roller Derby. Compare which hits are bigger and which players are more scrappy. My bet is that the Tornado Sirens might just come out on top when compared to the Indianapolis Colts in terms of fight! Head to the Pepsi Coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds this Saturday, February 6, 2010 to see who takes home Valentine’s Day bragging rights.

Doors open at 7:00 pm and the bout starts at 7:30 pm. Purchase tickets in advance for only $12.00 (cash) or pay $17.00  (cash) at the door. Indianapolis kids six and under will be admitted for FREE. Military personnel with a ID will be admitted for $8.00 (up to two tickets). For addition information call 317.522.1958 or visit Naptown Roller Derby’s official website.

Purdue Ag Alumni

This Saturday, February 6, alumni of Purdue University‘s agriculture department will convene for their annual “Ag Forecast” and “Fish Fry.” The fun starts at 9:30 am in the Grand Hall of the Indiana State Fairgrounds with the “Ag Forecast.” This program will highlight important developments and topics in agriculture this year. Admission to the “Ag Forecast” is FREE for all Indianapolis people.

Then head over to the Toyota Blue Ribbon Pavilion of the Indiana State Fairgrounds for the Fish Fry. Purdue University two World Food Prize Laureates will be featured speakers at this year’s Fish Fry. Philip Nelson, Purdue’s Scholle Chair Professor in Food Processing, won the 2007 World Food Prize for his work in developing a large scale storage and transportation of fresh fruit and vegetable products. His method, known as “aseptic food processing” was a huge scientific breakthrough for the world of agriculture. Gebisa Ejeta, Purdue’s Distinguished Professor or Agronomy, won the 2009 World Food Prize for her work developing sorghum hybrids that are resistant to both drought and the parasitic Striga weed. Her work has made food available to hundred of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa.

Together they will address the topic “Assuring Global Food Security.” Then find out who the 2010 winner of the World Food Prize will be. This award has been handed out every year since 1987. The award is given in recognition of “significant contributions toward improving the world food supply.” Each year the winner is chosen by a panel, who consider a number of factors including measurable impact on the world food supply.This Indianapolis education event is sure to enlighten.

The Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry will feature yellow perch raised on Indiana farms and roasted pork loin entrees. Vegetarian substitutions and dietary accommodations will be available with an advanced reservations. Tickets to the Fish Fry are $20.00 and available by advance purchase only. Doors open at 10:30 am and the meal begins at 11:30 am. For additional information call 765.494.8593, or visit the Purdue University Agricultural department’s website.

Indiana State Fairgrounds

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