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Christmas Gift and Hobby Show @indystatefair, Nov. 8-12, 2017

November 8, 2017 1 comment
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At the Christmas Gift and Hobby Show.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2016, all rights reserved.

By Tiffany Whisner
On behalf of the show

WHAT: The All-New Christmas Gift + Hobby Show is a place where thousands of people come together to experience a unique shopping event with one-of-a-kind finds. The show features more than 350 exhibitors along with a Holiday Entertainment Stage sure to put you in the holiday mood. Plus, get the chance to meet Santa!

The Christmas Gift + Hobby Show is produced by Marketplace Events, which produces 38 consumer shows in the U.S., 14 home shows in Canada, and six holiday shows. The 58 events collectively attract 17,250 exhibitors, 1.9 million attendees and another 2 million unique web visitors annually.

WHEN: 5 days: Wednesday, November 8 through Sunday, November 12, 2017

WHERE: Indiana State Fairgrounds – West Pavilion

FEATURES:

Search more than 350 vendors under one roof in this exciting five-day shopping event. There truly is something for everyone on your gift-buying list!

Merry Money is back! A winner will be drawn every 30 minutes throughout the show — all five days of the show — to receive $25 in Merry Money to use at any one vendor of your choice at the Christmas Gift + Hobby Show.

Show attendees can enjoy performances from a magician, local school choirs, singers, dancers and more on the Holiday Entertainment Stage.

Don’t forget to take your picture with Santa. He’ll be seated near the 40-foot live Christmas tree — a Norway Spruce courtesy of Hillcrest Christmas Tree Farm in Greenfield, Ind.

Do you or someone you know love to read? More than two dozen Indiana authors will appear at the Christmas Gift + Hobby Show to sell, sign and read from their works.

Pay honor and tribute to all our veterans on Saturday, November 11! All veterans and active duty military get FREE ADMISSION for the day. Just bring a valid ID, and come enjoy the Christmas Gift + Hobby Show!

Donate a toy on opening day ONLY, Wednesday, November 8, to Children’s Bureau, Inc., and receive a coupon for $4 off the price of adult admission at the box office.

Santa’s Elves of Indy are setting up their workshop at the Show, with volunteers at the coat check and gift-wrapping station. All proceeds go to helping the charity assist children and families in need this holiday season.

Hello, Neighbor! Daniel Tiger will be live at the Christmas Gift + Hobby Show on Saturday, November 11 from 12-2 p.m.

How much do you enjoy the Christmas Gift + Hobby Show? Would you like tickets to go every year for the rest of your life? Visit the Show Information Booth, and sign up to win!

TICKETS: $12 – Adult

FREE – Children 12 and under

$8 – Seniors (Box Office Only)

SHOW TIMES:
11/8-11/9 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
11/10-11/11 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
11/12 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

ONLINE DISCOUNT: Check out the Christmas Gift + Hobby Show website at www.ChristmasGiftandHobbyShow.com and get $2 off adult admission — good every day! Not applicable for senior tickets. Make sure to go online and save!

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“Just Us Girls” Packages in Richmond, Indiana @Visit_Richmond

July 28, 2017 Leave a comment
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“Just Us Girls” Pouch in Richmond, Indiana.

By Bob Burchfield, Editor
AroundIndy.com
, LLC

The other day I was sightseeing in Richmond and Wayne County, Indiana. While visiting with Nancy Sartain at the Richmond/Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau (CTB), I came across a unique package that should be of interest to women.

If you stop by the CTB, located at 5701 National Road East in Richmond, you can pick up a “Just Us Girls” pouch (see photo above) containing eight (8) coupons (see below) for discounts on purchases at local galleries, restaurants, boutiques, and more (see below).

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There is also a Visitor Savings Booklet included in the pouch, with 54 discount, free admission, BOGO, and free gift offers (see the “Experience Richmond” image below).

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All coupons expire on Dec. 31, 2017. So now is the time to round up a group of your best friends and head to eastern Indiana to take a day trip with your BFFs, do some shopping, have some fun, and enjoy some good savings on products and services at area venues.

For more information, go to http://visitrichmond.org/, or call 765-935-8687.

Pop Indy Shop in Greenfield, Indiana: Throwback to Another Era

January 6, 2017 Leave a comment
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Pop Indy Soda Pop and Candy Shop in Greenfield, Indiana.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2017, all rights reserved.

By Bob Burchfield, Editor
AroundIndy.com, LLC

Are you tired of the ordinary, the mundane, the routine? Have I got an answer for you!

It’s the Pop Indy Soda Pop and Candy Shop in Greenfield, Indiana (Pop INdy), across the street from Riley Park on East Main Street.

You want to take a trip down memory lane? Want to relive your childhood? Want to stir memories that haven’t come to mind in years? Then THIS is an absolute must-visit!

I can’t tell if the intoxicating aromas are from the popcorn, the candy, the ice cream, or the sodas–or a combination of all of the above. But I can tell you this: the smells alone are worth a trip to Greenfield. Beyond that, the color and strong visual appeal of this tiny shop is eye-catching and stimulating. It’s immediately enthralling and even somewhat enchanting!

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Just a few of the many varieties of soda at Pop Indy Shop.

There are dozens upon dozens of sodas in this shop that you’ve never heard, and a dozen more that you’ve forgotten about with the passage of time, like Choc-Ola, Grapefruit Kiss, even Dad’s Old-Fashioned Root Beer (there are at least a dozen different brands of root beer alone!).

With flavors like Kickapoo Joy Juice, Capt’n Eli’s Black Cherry Pop, Chocolate Raspberry Truffle soda, Frostie Cherry Limeade Soda, Italian Cherry Soda, and on and on and on, you will easily be able to spend an hour in a shop that is not much bigger than your living room!

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White Chocolate Raspberry Milk Shake at Pop Indy Shop.

There’s delicious ice cream concoctions, like the White Chocolate Raspberry milk shake pictured here, as well as dime candy, candy sticks, popcorn, and lots of other interesting and tasty treats.

And if you need to watch your P’s and Q’s like me, good news: I brought home a delicious bottle of Virgil’s Zero Black Cherry Cream Soda with zero calories, fat, carbs, sugar, and protein. There’s a whole section of diet and sugar free items.

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Shelaine Gilmer, owner and proprietor.

Owner and proprietor Shelaine Gilmer has put together a combination of the old corner grocery store and drugstore counter in a delightful little store that will leave you with a smile on your face and a soft spot in your heart. You’ll want to return often, for sure.

Pop Indy Soda Pop and Candy Shop is located in Riley Park Plaza, on the NE corner of East Main and Apple Streets, across the street from Riley Park (one block south of The Mug and just down the street from the Hancock County Fairgrounds. The address is 1004 East Main Street (see photo below). It’s open Tue-Sat, 10 AM to 6 PM.

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The shop is on Facebook at facebook.com/popindygreenfield, and on Instagram at @popindyshoppe. For more information, call 317-586-8277.

Check it out. You’ll be glad you did. And tell Shelaine I sent you.

Perennial Premiere at the Museum of Art, Apr. 26-27

April 24, 2014 Leave a comment
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Indianapolis Museum of Art. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2011, all rights reserved.

By Chris Parker
Indianapolis Museum of Art
http://www.imamuseum.org/

The IMA salutes spring with its annual Perennial Premiere Plant Sale and Celebration held at the Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse on April 26-27, 2014. Drawing more than 1,000 visitors over two days, the event provides both the novice and seasoned gardener with a broad selection of plants including perennials, native plants, herbs, small trees and much more. In addition, there are regional vendors selling nature-related plants and merchandise. A rare treat, IMA horticulturists will be on hand to answer any questions, and attendees can take guided garden walks and see Bonsai demonstrations. Photos of last year’s beautiful occasion can be found here.

What:
Perennial Premiere

When:
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11 – 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1–2 p.m. and 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Where:
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse
4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Indiana

For more information, visit http://www.imamuseum.org/, or call 317-923-1331.

Things to do in Indianapolis, April 7-13, 2014

April 6, 2014 Leave a comment