Indiana State Fairgrounds: January Events and Things to Do

The Indiana State Fairgrounds are a premiere Indianapolis attraction. Though most Hoosiers only enjoy the State Fairgrounds when the weather is warm, there are plenty of Indianapolis events all year round to entertain Indianapolis people. From expos and conventions to Indianapolis sports, the Indiana State Fairgrounds attracts a wide variety of entertainment. Plus, with prime Indianapolis real estate between Indianapolis downtown and the Indianapolis cultural district, Broad Ripple Village, the State Fairgrounds are easy to get to. This January enjoy a range of Indianapolis events at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

January at the Indiana State Fairgrounds

44th Annual Central Indiana RV Show – Take a peek at Indianapolis’ biggest RV show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. With more than 120,000 square feet of RVs, parts and accessories at the West Pavilion, the 44th Annual Central RV show features all the top brands. Whether you’re a novice RV owner or a “King of the Road,” this expo has what you want including camping information, a huge selection of travel trailers, motorhomes, fifth wheels and tent campers. Take advantage of super show deal and special show financing. Its never too early to begin planning your Summer vacation adventure on the open road.
World’s Greatest Hobby Show on Tour – The World’s Greatest Hobby Tour makes its first ever stop in Indiana. This new event is designed to showcase the hobby of model railroading, introducing a whole new generation of train lovers to a rewarding and fun past time. Bring the family and enjoy a romp through the world of scale trains from carpentry to artistry. Learn about electrical engineering and history of trains as you wander through 100,000 square feet of exhibit space including 50,000 square feet of huge operating model railroads. Your Indianapolis kids can enjoy a ride on a giant train and more than 100 trains to play with as you peruse more than 200 booths by manufacturers and retailers. This expo also features demonstrations, seminars and new products.
Indiana on the Fly: Fly Fishing and Wing Shooting Show – This Indianapolis event is for the fly fisher in your life. Enjoy seminars, fly tying demonstrations, casting tips, upland bird hunting and much more. Plus hear from special guests including key note speaker Beau Beasley, smallmouth expert Tim Holschlag and upland huntress Georgia Pellegrini. From hunting dogs to casting clinics, this event is tailor made for fly fishers, hunters and their families.
Midwest Reptile Show, Indianapolis, Indiana Midwest Reptile Show – The Midwest Reptile Show returns to Indianapolis in the Southwest Pavilion of the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Peruse the largest selection of reptiles, supplies and live food in the Midwest. Take home a new friend as you marvel at lizards, frogs, geckos and more. This event is designed for those with a soft heart for the cold blooded.
Indy 1500 Gun and Knife Show – For more than 25 years, the Indy 1500 Gun and Knife show as been the premiere weapons expo in Indiana. Peruse a large selection of guns and knives at this Indianapolis event being held in the South Pavilion of the Indiana State Fairgrounds. See the latest technologies and pick up a new piece for your personal collection. This Indianapolis shopping event promises to be the best place to find the newest selections in the gun and knife show world.
Marketplace at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis 36th Annual Greater Indianapolis Garage Sale and Marketplace – You know what they say, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” The Annual Greater Indianapolis Garage Sale and Marketplace proves this old adage as a piece of complete truth. Bargain hunters unite as they search through more than 600 booths for unique items. Get more for your money at this Indianapolis event. You’ll find a plethora of deals at unbelievable prices including antiques, collectibles, jewelry, new and used clothing, arts and crafts and furniture. Plus, in their own spin on “Antiques Road Show,” bring your own treasures and a get a free appraisal from the staff of Southport Antique Mall.
Indianapolis Home Show, Indiana Indianapolis Home Show – Is your living room looking a little tired? Is your bedroom a respite or a wreck? It might be time to do a little redecorating or better yet remodeling. Get your home improvement plans jump started at the Indianapolis Home Show in the West Pavilion and Exposition Hall of the Indiana State Fairgrounds. See the latest in appliances, garden and outdoors, home decor, exterior design, windows, financing, kitchen and bath and more.
The Woodworking and DIY Show – The Do-It-Yourself movement has taken over the United States. Become self-reliant at this Indianapolis event. Take a seminar on various DIY projects, learn about the world of woodworking and speak with tool specialists and craftsman. And take part of the “ShowOFF Showcase,” where creative craftspeople of all experience levels show off their talents.
Stewart's Indiana Flea Market, Indianapolis Stewart’s Indiana Flea Market – Since 1976, the Indiana State Fairgrounds has played host to Stewart’s Indiana Flea Market. With more than 250 booths filling the agricultural building of the Fairgrounds. Find great booths on a variety of items including jewelry, furniture, decor, clothes, kitchen wares and more. From vintage style to modern design, there is something for everyone at Stewart’s Indiana Flea Market.
Naptown Roller Girls Double Header – The most fierce chicks in Indianapolis take on their first bouts of the New Year in the Pepsi Coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Watch the Tornado Sirens and the Warning Belles skate toward victory in this double header match. Don’t miss this Indianapolis sports event!
Indy Circle Track Expo, Indianapolis, Indiana Indy Circle Track Expo – Attention all race fans: the Indy Circle Track Expo is back at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Working on your auto at home? Head to the swap meet to find that elusive part that has been stalling your project. Meander through the trade show to learn about the latest merchandise and innovation in Circle Track Racing. And salivate over the cars up for auction.
WinterFest Craft Beer Festival, Indianapolis, Indiana 2012 Winterfest Craft Beer Festival – The 2012 Winterfest Craft Beer Festival offers the widest selection of local and national craft beers in Indiana this Winter. You don’t have to wait for the Summer beer festivals to sample the latest seasonal brews from your favorite Indiana breweries. The Winterfest Craft Beer Festival offers a full day of drinking for beer connoisseurs. Enjoy ales, lagers, porters and more at this amazing Indianapolis event.
2012 Indiana Judge’s Cup Gymnastics – The best gymnasts in Indiana are practiced and ready for the Indiana Judge’s Cup. Watch as teams and individuals compete in a variety of events including the vault, the uneven bars, the balance beam, floor routines and more. These athletes are in the best shape of their lives and hoping to take home top prize at this competition.


Enjoy all of these Indianapolis events at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Afterward, enjoy a delightful meal at any of these Indianapolis restaurants. Or head for a nightcap at any of these Indianapolis bars. Both Broad Ripple Village and Indianapolis downtown are virtually a stones throw away.

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Indiana State Fairgrounds
1202 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205