This Weekend at the Indiana State Fairgrounds (3/26/10 to 3/28/10)

The Indiana State Fairgrounds was conceived as a way to promote agriculture in the state. Up until its construction in 1951, the Indiana State Fair was held in Military Park in the heart of Indianapolis downtown. When the Indiana General Assembly passed an act forming the State Board of Agriculture, it was decided from then on that the Indiana State Fair would have an agricultural theme each year and the Indiana State Fairgrounds would be constructed. How fitting that the site of the State Fair has turned into an Indianapolis event hot spot that hosts events like the upcoming Green Fest Indy 2010, an Indianapolis festival focused on raising awareness on how to care for Mother Earth. Also this weekend at the Indiana State Fairgrounds the 12th Annual Spring Indianapolis Bead, Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show and the Super Sunday Indy Automotive Swap Meet and Car Sale. Head to the Indiana State Fairgrounds for some great Indianapolis culture events.

Green Fest Indy 2010

Green Fest Indy 2010 makes going green in Indianapolis easy and accessible. Eco-friendly Indianapolis businesses and communities unite from across central Indiana to make the Circle City a healthy and sustainable place to live. Learn about green products, services, ideas, networks and jobs at this fun Indianapolis festival. With workshops, presentations, interactive activities and games designed to engage Indianapolis kids, Green Fest Indy 2010 aims to make an impact on our collective carbon footprint.

Green Fest Indy 2010 looks at the environment from every angle, offering a whole host of solutions for Indianapolis people to make an impact on the world around them. Look for a series of eco-friendly fashion shows, grass roots volunteer opportunities, competitions and the first ever Indiana Green Business Awards. Plus hear Indianapolis media personality, Sara Snow, speak on the Green IT! stage Sunday, March 28, 2010.

Even Mayor Greg Ballard will be on hand to kick off this new Indianapolis festival on Friday, March 26t, 2010h. Learn how to cook using healthy local ingredients from Maribel Alchin, a well known Hoosier Healthy Living Advisor. Take the kids to the Kids Zone, where TV’s Curious George will be on hand to help promote green youth practices. The Kids Zone is filled to the brim with interactive activities to get kids thinking green early in life.

After the excitement of the Kids Zone, kick off your shoes and relax a while in the Relaxation Zone. Guided group meditation provides the perfect opportunity to clear your mind and commune with fellow Indianapolis residents. All this and more at Green Fest Indy 2010, Friday, March 26 to Sunday, March 28, 2010 in the Toyota Exposition Hall.

Tickets to Green Fest Indy 2010 are $8.00 for adults. Children under twelve get in free. A $2.00 discount will be given to people who carpool with three or more adults, take the bus or show up on bicycle. For additional information call 317.641.1919 of visit the Green Fest Indy 2010 website.

12th Annual Spring Indianapolis Bead, Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show

The Indiana State Fairgrounds welcomes the 12th Annual Spring Indianapolis Bead, Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show Friday, March 26 to Sunday, March 28, 2010. As the largest show dedicated to jewelry and gems to traverse the United States, this Indianapolis event is not to be missed by jewelry and accessory lovers. It features jewelry makers and gold and silversmiths from across the nation ready to size, reconstruct, repair, design or make original jewelry on the spot. Choose from a variety of gems, stones, opals and crystals as you select pieces to be turned into custom made one of a kind jewelry pieces.

These experts are practiced in a variety of areas including wire wraps, wire sculpture, stone beads, pearls, stone setting, amber, opal, fossil and minerals. The quality of their work is second to none, as these dealers are chosen through a very selective process. Plus hourly door prizes will go home with lucky attendants, and one Grand Prize (a gold ring with a precious stone) will be awarded Sunday evening.

The Indiana Bead Society and the 500 Earth Sciences Club will be on hand to share information about their clubs’ activities. Also, attend silversmithing, and lamp-work beading demonstrations happening throughout the weekend. Or sign up for a class on bead stringing and wire wrapping to learn how to make your own fabulous and unique jewelry pieces.

The 12th Annual Spring Indianapolis Bead, Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show takes over the Agriculture and Horticulture Building of the Indiana State Fairgrounds this weekend. Admission is only $5.00 and is good for all three days. Kids sixteen and under are admitted for FREE, when accompanied by an adult. For additional information call Val Wimmer at 540.384.6047 or visit Tote Shows official website.

Super Sunday Indy Automotive Swap Meet and Car Sale

This Sunday, March 28, 2010 the Indy Automotive Swap Meet and Car Sale descends on the West Pavilion of the Indiana State Fairgrounds. This is the first of four “Super Sunday” events in Indianapolis this year that car lovers won’t want to miss. Are you working on your dream car? A hot rod that sits on bricks in your garage? Or a souped-up racer that consumes your time and your mind? Then the Super Sunday Indy Automotive Swap Meet and Car Sale is the place for you.

This is the place to get parts. Find auto parts for makes and models of all kinds. Whether you are looking for chrome parts, brake systems, upholstery or anything else, chances are this Auto Show will turn up treasure for your big project. Plus, the Indy Automotive Swap Meet offers a parts pick up door, to help you load over-sized or heavy parts into your car or truck.

Don’t forget the Car and Truck sale. Find a fix-me up project to begin anew on, or purchase your dream car or truck. With no commission fees, this just might be the best auto deal in town this weekend. But it only lasts one day, so don’t miss your chance to take home a new baby.

Tickets to the Super Sunday Indy Automotive Swap Meet and Car Sale are $7.00 for adults. Children twelve and under are admitted for FREE when brought by an adult. For additional information call 708.563.4300 or visit hte Super Sunday Indy website.

Indiana State Fairgrounds

After you spend some time at either of these three unique Indianapolis events, whet your appetite at any of the great Indianapolis restaurants or Indianapolis bars located in Indianapolis downtown. Or head to Broad Ripple Village, located just ten minutes North of the State Fairgrounds. Stay tuned to Indianapolis News, Events and Information on Fun City for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis. Make the Circle City your playground!

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

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