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100th Indianapolis Home Show, Jan. 21-30, 2022

January 5, 2022 Leave a comment

By Tiffany Whisner
On behalf of the Home Show

The Indianapolis Home Show returns for its 100th year! An Indiana tradition, the oldest home show in North America offers the latest in decorating, landscaping, construction and remodeling ideas. Visitors to the Indianapolis Home Show can talk to hundreds of home and décor experts for advice and explore thousands of the newest home products. It’s a must-attend event!
 
The Indianapolis Home Show is produced by Marketplace Events, which produces 57 consumer shows annually in the U.S. and 16 in Canada, including 65 home shows, six holiday shows and two wedding shows. The 73 combined events, in 34 markets, currently attract 22,000 exhibitors, 1.9 million attendees and another three million unique web visitors annually.
 
WHEN:                10 days: Friday, January 21 through Sunday, January 30, 2022
 
WHERE:             Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center – West Pavilion, Expo Hall
              
Fischer Homes to Build Centerpiece Home
Fischer Homes leads the builder team for this year’s Centerpiece Home, a structure built entirely inside Exposition Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds! Fischer Homes will unveil the Leland floorplan, part of its Masterpiece Collection, with a Modern Farmhouse elevation. This two-story, 3,376-square-foot home includes four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a three-car garage and the option of a finished lower level. It also offers a two-story family room with shiplap fireplace, spacious hearth room with fireplace, gourmet island kitchen with butler’s pantry, private owner’s suite on the first floor and a flexible loft space.
 
HGTV Star Mina Starsiak Hawk is Back!
Daughter of the “Two Chicks and a Hammer” mother-daughter duo, Mina Starsiak Hawk is back at the Home Show revealing all the best stories from season six of “Good Bones.” The series follows Mina, a real estate agent and mom of two, along with her mom, Karen, as they buy properties throughout Indianapolis, demo them down to studs and renovate them into dazzling homes. Don’t miss seeing Mina at the Home Show on Friday, January 28 and Saturday, January 29.
 
Nina Klemm of Carmel-Based “Flipping Exes”
Nina is a realtor with a client roster that includes everyone from professional athletes to CEOs. She and her ex-boyfriend starred on Bravo’s “Flipping Exes,” flipping properties in and around Carmel, the “Beverly Hills of the Midwest.” Meet Nina and hear about all the up-and-coming trends for home décor and renovation when she appears at the Home Show on Saturday, January 22 and Sunday, January 23.
 
Home Idea Center by Davis Homes
Want to know about all the newest and coolest trends for your home? The Home Idea Center by Davis Homes has it! Located in the center of the West Pavilion, come check out everything from the best new home products and appliances to the biggest home décor trends to reinvent and refresh your home!
                             
Make It a “Great Day” with Local Personality Patty Spitler
Host and executive producer of “Great Day TV with Patty Spitler,” Patty is a popular name in central Indiana TV and radio, having won The Indianapolis Star’s Best Local TV Personality twice! She has a 45-year career in radio and TV broadcasting, including 23 years at WISH-TV, and is known for her passion for pets. Meet Patty at the Home Show when she appears on Friday, January 28.
 
Local Design Influencer Combines Modern + Vintage
Anissa Zajac is an interior designer and CEO of House Seven design + build, which she owns with her husband Brian. Based in Indianapolis, the mother of three has become a top influencer in the field of design — her unique approach embodies her love for both antiques and modern furnishings. Come see Anissa on Saturday, January 22, and get advice on how to create a space that is both functional and beautiful.
 
The Marketplace
At the Marketplace, Home Show attendees can find everything from affordable furniture to unique knick knacks you won’t see anywhere else! Seek and Find Furniture and Home Décor along with several local furniture artisans from The Artisan Markets bring a boutique shopping experience with curated home décor and gift items. Plus, they’ll be on stage throughout the 10-day Home Show to show you creative ways to take your next step in home décor.
 
Tablescape Inspiration
Need a festive way to kick off any good celebration? Tablescapes prove that a beautiful table is more than just dishware. It’s your chance to get creative! A group of local designers offers Home Show attendees a hearty dose of tabletop inspiration, from the simple and stylish to the elegant and elaborate. Make sure to check out these displays! And designer Jamie Markley will have some DIY tips for you on stage on Saturday, January 29.
 
Take a Pic with Pixie Gypsy
It’s the cutest, most-decked-out mobile photo booth you’ve ever seen! Pixie Gypsy is a fully-remodeled 16′ 1971 Pixie Piker camper turned into a mobile photo booth. Come see Pixie Gypsy all decorated for the Home Show, and snap pics with your friends and family on site!
 
Not In My Backyard with the Hoosier Gardener
Not In My Backyard, says Hoosier Gardener Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp! Writing and speaking about natural gardening for more than 25 years, Jo Ellen has all kinds of “dirty” secrets. At this year’s Home Show, she’ll take a look at poor landscape practices and how to correct them — everything from pruning to planting and more! See her on stage on Thursday, January 27.
 
The Queen of Free Takes the Throne
Cherie Lowe, the Queen of Free, shares freebies and strategies for everyday savings along with inspiration for those pursuing a debt-free life. If you long to refresh your home but feel the pinch of your finances, join the court of the Queen of Free at the Home Show on Sunday, January 23 and Sunday, January 30.
 
Sip, Sip, Hooray!
The Wine Bar by Booher Remodeling and PRP Wine International is the place to wine down. Featuring an open concept in the West Pavilion, the Wine Bar has a variety of wines for Home Show attendees to treat their taste buds.
 
Precision Outdoors Living Stage 
Check out all the Home Show stage presentations on the Precision Outdoors Living Stage, designed and constructed by Precision Outdoors. A local landscaping company servicing the Indianapolis area for almost two decades, Precision Outdoors offers everything to build your outdoor dream space. Also, check them out on stage on Thursday, January 27; Friday, January 28; and Sunday, January 30 to talk all things outdoors.
 
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Hero Day – Opening Day
Pay honor and tribute to all our heroes on Hero Day, Friday, Jan. 21! All active and retired military, police and fire personnel get FREE ADMISSION for the day, plus FREE PARKING at the State Fairgrounds. Just bring a valid ID, and come enjoy the Home Show on opening day!
 
Master of Ceremonies WIBC’s Terri Stacy
Often referred to as the “Sunshine of the Morning Show” on WIBC, Terri Stacy acts as a roving field reporter for Radio Indiana. Terri’s personality and charm come back to the Home Show both weekends this year as master of ceremonies to keep Home Show attendees informed and involved with what’s happening on the Precision Outdoors Stage and throughout the Home Show.
 
Fridays                                               1/21, 1/28                           10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturdays                                           1/22, 1/29                           10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sundays                                             1/23, 1/30                           10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday-Thursday                              1/24 – 1/27                         10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
 
$15 – Adult                        
$3 – Children ages 6-12                  
FREE – Children 5 and under
 
Check out the Indianapolis Home Show website at www.IndianapolisHomeShow.com and get $2 off adult admission — good every day! Make sure to go online and save! Online discount courtesy of Central Indiana Chevy Dealers 
 
Visit any Indiana Members Credit Union, and purchase tickets for $4 off the regular box office admission price of Home Show tickets! Check out www.IndianapolisHomeShow.com.
 
Visit select participating Central Indiana Ace Hardware stores starting January 3, 2022, and get a coupon for $4 off the regular box office admission price of Home Show tickets! Check out the list of participating stores at www.IndianapolisHomeShow.com.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 317.705.8719 OR VISIT THE INDIANAPOLIS HOME SHOW WEBSITE AT www.IndianapolisHomeShow.com.

10 New Things at the 2021 Indiana State Fair @indystatefair

July 22, 2021 Leave a comment

By Sharon Smith
Indiana State Fair

10 NEW Things Added to Your 2021 Indiana State Fair

July 22, 2021, INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Indiana State Fair, July 30-August 22 (CLOSED Mondays and Tuesdays), is full of traditions and memories for Hoosiers, but equally important, are the exciting, NEW experiences to enjoy. Sign up for a yoga session with goats and pigs, be amazed as Mighty Mike bends horseshoes, or sit back and relax at the new Backyard Outdoor Bar. The 2021 Indiana State Fair is back in an even bigger way and has something for everyone! These are just some of the interactive new experiences that will be at your 2021 State Fair:

  1. Budweiser Clydesdales
    Known for their extreme strength and striking appearance, the iconic Budweiser Clydesdales are some of the most recognizable animals in the country and now you can see them while visiting your 2021 Indiana State Fair from July 30 through August 8! Visit these majestic horses located just inside Gate 12 north of the Farm Bureau Building or catch them in the Daily Parade.
  2. Forever Forest
    Explore how our lives are connected to forests in the all-new Forever Forest exhibit. Presented by Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association, Forever Forest is an interactive exhibit where children can play and learn about sustainability, selective harvesting, transportation needs, and the every-day products we use that are made from trees. This exciting new exhibit is located at the Farm Bureau Building and is open daily from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  3. Double Decker Carousel
    The 2021 Indiana State Fair will feature a brand new ride: it’s the Double Decker Carousel! Located just west of the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand, the Double Decker Carousel features two levels of beautifully handcrafted figures, completed with tigers, zebras, and giraffes. Don’t miss a ride on this timeless classic, now twice as nice!
  4. The Mighty Mike Show
    Step right up! The Mighty Mike Show is coming to the 2021 Indiana State Fair. Witness Mighty Mike juggle bowling balls and sledgehammers as if light as a feather while dressed in a 1920s- style bathing suit. Prepare to be amazed as he bends horseshoes and tears decks of cards but try not to laugh at his goofy dance routines. Shows will take place daily in Hoosier Spirit Park at 1:00, 2:30, 4:00, 5:00, and 6:30 PM.

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  1. Bubble Tower
    Come visit the Family Fun Park to witness the world’s BIGGEST bubble toy in action! This machine is a solar-powered attraction sure to delight fairgoers all day, every day. Stop by for some bubble popping fun and to soak in the beauty of shiny bubbles floating through the hot summer air. Just follow the bubbles!
  2. Backyard Brats & Brews
    Looking for a shady spot to sit back and relax during your visit to the 2021 Indiana State Fair? Located in Hoosier Spirit Park, Backyard Brats and Brews is the perfect place to grab a cold beverage, grilled brats, and other snacks while enjoying live music and yard games. With its unique “backyard barbeque” atmosphere, this family-friendly area is great for all ages. Stop by Backyard Brats & Brews open from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM daily during the Fair.
  3. The Great American Duck Race
    One water track, four racing lanes, unlimited smiles! Whether you’re chosen to participate or not, everyone’s a winner at the Great American Duck Race. Learn about Mallard ducks and watch them splash to the finish line while you cheer on your favorite. Located in the Family Fun Park, this unique and educational show takes place at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM, and 6:00 PM daily beginning August 4.
  4. Street Drum Corps
    Street Drum Corps is a world-renowned, high energy, drum and percussion show, as seen on America’s Got Talent, American Idol, Master Chef, Glee, MTV, and numerous professional sporting events. The group has a punk-rock sound and uses unique instruments, such as garbage cans, rain barrels, kitchenware, recycled products, and even power tools. Catch their daily performances at the Fair, starting at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 4:30 PM. Shows will take place at the Family Fun Park July 30-August 1 (Opening Weekend) and will take place at the Gate 12 Kids’ Zone for the remainder of the Fair (August 4-22).
  5. The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show
    Filled with action-packed competition and lots of laughs, it’s the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show! The show features quality lumberjack competitors known throughout the world for their strength, skill, and athletic ability. Stop by the WGU Indiana Parklet to see them compete in events like log rolling and axe throwing. Shows start at 12:30, 2:00, 3:30, 5:30, and 7:00 PM daily.

10. Animal Yoga
The Indiana State Fair is excited to offer animal yoga this year, featuring some of your favorite animals including goats, pigs, bunnies, and lambs! These cute animals will climb, cuddle, and entertain as you partake in a 45-minute beginner-level yoga session. Yoga sessions will take place July 31 at 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM, August 1 at 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM, August 12 at 6:00 PM, August 18 at 6:00 PM, and August 19 at 6:00 PM. Each session costs $35 per ticket and includes admission to the Fair. Space is limited, so make sure to register today at IndianaStateFair.com and secure your spot

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ABOUT THE INDIANA STATE FAIR

The Indiana State Fair is the state’s largest multi-day event celebrating Hoosiers’ spirit and agricultural heritage. These 18 days celebrate Indiana agriculture and promote it to hundreds of thousands of people across Indiana, and beyond. Nationally recognized for offering great entertainment, showcasing 4-H youth, interactive agriculture education programs, premier facilities and a variety of unique, fun foods, the Indiana State Fair has been an annual attraction for generations of Hoosiers since 1852. The 2021 Indiana State Fair will be held July 30-August 22 (CLOSED Mondays and Tuesdays). The theme for this year’s fair is Celebrating the Hoosier Spirit.

One of the best ways to save money at the fair is to order tickets in advance. Tickets purchased online before 11:59 PM on July 29 are only $10 plus convenience fee, while general admission tickets purchased at the gate during the Fair are $13. Value packs of tickets, including the Family 4-Pack and Super Family 4-Pack, are available online only through July 29 at 11:59 PM. The Family 4-Pack includes 4 tickets and a parking pass for just $40 and the Super Family 4-Pack includes 4 tickets, a parking pass, and 50 Fair Bucks for $90. And don’t forget that children 5 and under get in FREE! Purchase tickets at IndianaStateFair.com today.

For more information, visit www.indianastatefair.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Indiana Pork BBQ Split at the State Fair @indystatefair @IndianaPork @INporkproducers

July 28, 2019 Leave a comment

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The Indiana Pork BBQ Split is coming to the Indiana State Fair, Aug. 2-18, 2019.
Photo provided by the Indiana Pork Producers Association and used with written permission.

By Jeanette Merritt
Indiana Pork Producers Association

Indiana Pork will showcase a new food item for the 2019 Indiana State Fair “Taste of the Fair” contest.

The Indiana Pork BBQ Split features three delicious items; a scoop of pulled pork, macaroni and cheese and coleslaw.  The BBQ Split resembles a banana split and will be served with a pickle on the side.

“Indiana Pork is excited to promote our Taste of the Fair entry at the 2019 Indiana State Fair,” said Jeanette Merritt, Director of Checkoff Programs for Indiana Pork.  “Fairgoers love our pulled pork!  We think the Pork BBQ Split will delight guests and be easy on their wallets!”
The Indiana Pork BBQ Split will be available for guests to purchase for $9 at the three Indiana Pork tent locations during the Indiana State Fair, August 2-18, 2019.  Indiana Pork tents are located in front of the Swine Barn, in front of the West Pavillion (Cattle Barn) and near Pioneer Village.
For more information, visit https://indianapork.org, or call 317-872-7500.

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Indiana Flower and Patio Show, March 9-17, 2019 @homeshowindy @indystatefair

March 8, 2019 Leave a comment

Indiana Flower and Patio Show at the State Fairgrounds

Indiana Flower and Patio Show at the State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

By Tiffany Whisner
On behalf of the Flower and Patio Show

WHAT:
Become inspired, informed and energized at the 61st Indiana Flower + Patio Show! The show features showcase gardens crafted by many of Indiana’s premier landscapers, hundreds of finer outdoor living experts, and thousands of ideas, solutions and products to take home!

WHEN:
9 days: March 9 – March 17, 2019

Saturdays 3/9, 3/16 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sundays 3/10, 3/17 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday-Friday 3/11–3/15 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE:
Indiana State Fairgrounds – West Pavilion, Exposition Hall. 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis.

FEATURES:

You wanted more flowers, and we listened! This year’s Flower + Patio Show is bursting with beautiful buds, more colorful and extravagant than ever. After a blooming welcome from show entrances designed by McNamara Florist, you’ll experience Showcase Gardens that will wow as you walk down the aisles. Be sure to visit both West Pavilion and Expo Hall for a variety of sprouting succulents and pleasing perennials.

One of the most popular features at the Flower + Patio Show is the Plant Market! Attendees can get a first peek at the sights and scents of the first buds of spring. Take home herbs, seeds, terrariums, cacti and hardy spring annuals. Plus, get fresh flowers, plants and supplies throughout the 4,500 square feet of the Plant Market, located at the entrance of Expo Hall.

Host of DIY Networks’ “Lawn and Order,” “Yard Crashers” and appearing with wife Peyton on HGTV’s “Going Yard,” Chris Lambton is an expert in landscaping, hardscaping, garden planning, lawn care and maintenance for all areas of your outdoor living space. Chris appears at the Flower + Patio Show Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17, offering attendees landscaping tips and gardening know-how.

Landscape designer Sara Bendrick comes to the rescue of people who love their homes but hate their yards on DIY Network’s “I Hate My Yard.” She works with homeowners to create the outdoor living spaces they’ve always dreamed of! Sara will help Flower + Patio Show attendees realize the opportunity of their exterior spaces when she appears on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10.

You pick it — and take it home with you! Show visitors get to pick their very own fresh-cut gorgeous bouquets and then take home the scents, colors and textures of the season. Select your blooms, and a designer from the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) puts together an arrangement just for you!

Want the chance to win a Weber Grill valued at more than $300? All you need to do is find one of four iPads set up at the Flower + Patio Show and cast your vote for “Best Garden,” “Best Use of Color” and “People’s Choice.” Just by casting your vote, you might be the winner of the grand prize, a Weber Grill presented by Ace Hardware!
On Monday, March 11, the Fairgrounds will host a food drive at the Flower + Patio Show to benefit Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana! Donate a canned good and receive a voucher for $4 off the price of adult admission at the box office.

Hero Day at the Flower + Patio Show is Tuesday, March 12. All active and retired military, police and fire personnel get FREE ADMISSION for the day, plus FREE PARKING at the State Fairgrounds. Come pay honor and tribute to all our local heroes!

For more information, visit https://indianaflowerandpatioshow.com.