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Weekend Guide with Terri Stacy

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6th

 

48th ANNUAL RILEY FESTIVAL

8am|Courthouse Square in Greenfield

HUGE!  The Riley Festival goes through Sunday and is one of Indiana’s largest street fairs, covering 12 city blocks.  The Parade is Saturday morning at 11am.  Parking is a challenge, so it’s easiest to park at the 4-H Fairgrounds and catch a shuttle.   This year’s festival includes Helicopter Rides, fantastic food, and live entertainment all weekend long. 

 

 

CONNER PRAIRIE CORN MAZE

10am|Conner Prairie

This is a new attraction for Conner Prairie and everyone is lovin’ it!  You probably saw it if you went to any of the summer’s Symphony on the Prairie shows.  It’s right behind the stage…A 7-acre corn maze!  There’s a path specifically for younger kids, and then another path for teens and adults.  You do have to buy the general admission ticket to get to the corn maze, which will cost you an additional $5 per person.   Headless Horseman starts Oct. 12th!

 

BAGI HOME-A-RAMA, Presented by First Internet Bank

Noon|The Lakes at Grassy Branch in Westfield

This is the last weekend to see these amazing 5 homes in the Lakes at Grassy Branch in Westfield!  Noon to 8pm through Sunday.  Parking is NOT available at Grassy Branch so park for free at Grand Park in Lot E, and a Home-A-Rama Shuttle will take you to the neighborhood.  Tickets are $15 online, or $18 at the show.  

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS FIRE DEPT. “OPEN HOUSE

1pm|Various locations

IFD Chief Ernest Malone invites you and your family to attend one of the 7 selected IFD Stations, and meet the Firefighters who serve that area.   Activities include, CPR Demonstrations, Free Vitals Checks, Station Tours, Apparatus Displays and more!  Check the website for locations.

 

 

FOUNTAIN SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL

4pm|Fountain Square Cultural District

More than 60 performing artists and musician Friday and Saturday.  Fans and musicians love this festival because of the intimate setting.  The Fountain Square Music Festival 2017 promises to bring “groundbreaking modern music with breathtaking visuals via their first ever outdoor mainstage: THE NUCLEUS.”  Check out the website for a complete schedule and ticket prices.

 

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 7th

 

TOUR de CURE

8am|Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Big fundraiser benefiting the American Diabetes Association.   This is the ONLY cycling event that takes place at one of the most famous landmarks in the world!  You can take laps around the oval or on the road course.  All ages and abilities are invited to participate in the 50K, 75K, 100M or the family ride.  $10 registration fee; $200 fundraising minimum.

 

 

The 22nd ANNUAL INDIANAPOLIS HALF MARATHON AND 5K

8:30am|Ft. Harrison State Park

A beautiful venue and a nationally recognized running event because of the course.  There are 3 to choose from, the half marathon, the 5K and a kids one mile fun run.  Afterwards, stay for the cookout with hamburgers, veggie burgers, brats and all the sides.

 

 

2nd ANNUAL INDY FUEL 5K RUN & WALK

10am|Indiana State Fairgrounds

Registration starts at 9am with the 5K race around the fairgrounds beginning at 10am.  Benefits Special Olympics Indiana and the Community Health Network Foundation.   Meet players and enjoy snacks and beer after the race.   $30-$40 includes ticket to Indy Fuel’s opening night October 21st.

 

FISHERS RENAISSANCE FAIR

10am|Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

Saturday and Sunday, step back in time with your entire family, and experience the golden age of Queen Elizabeth.  Costumed characters, jousting, juggling, acrobats, sword play and more!   More than 70 Artisans and plenty of food and drink!  10am to 6pm both days.

 

 

THE INDIANAPOLIS CHILDREN’S MUSEUM’S GUILD “WICKED WOODS” HAUNTED HOUSE

10am|Indianapolis Children’s Museum

For so many Hoosiers, this is the first haunted house we remember visiting!  Goes through Halloween, with plenty of friendly “lights on” hours for the little ones who scare easily.  Friendly Witches feasts are available for breakfast and lunch and the Black Hat Dash is still looking for participants!  Check the website for ticket info and details on all of their October events.

 

“WOOF IT AND HOOF IT” Survivor Program Charity Walk

12:30pm|Nickle Plate District Amphitheatre in Fishers

The Woof It & Hoof It Charity Dog Walk raises money for the Hamilton County Humane Society’s Survivor Program, which provides emergency medical care for thousands of animals.  From Animals hit by cars, to those who are victims of neglect or abuse.  Bring your best friend and walk with us on Saturday to make a difference!

 

 

HOOPS & HEROES CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME

6pm|Crispus Attucks High School

This is not your average basketball game!  Indianapolis Fire Department v. IMPD in a charity game to benefit the Julian Center.  The ultimate game among Indy’s biggest heroes and they take it very seriously!  $5 admission.

 

 

SNSI’s “2017 INDY HAIR BALL”

6pm|Delaware Township Community Center in Fishers

Indy Hair Ball 2017…An Elvis Rock n’ Roll!  Spay & Neuter Services of Indiana was formed over 40 years ago and contributed significantly in the reduction in shelter euthanasia across the state.   Support SNSI by attending this year’s “Hair Ball” with music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s…dinner, drinks and an Elvis Impersonator!   It’s ALWAYS a great event!

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 8th

 

BUD LIGHT TAILGATE

10am|Georgia Street

Join Hammer & Nigel broadcasting live on Georgia Street before you head over to Lucas Oil Stadium.  Live entertainment, $3 Bud Lights, food and prizes!   Ends at 1pm.

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS BRIDE EXPO

11am|Indiana State Fairgrounds Ag-Hort Building

The show will feature over 100 of the area’s best wedding professionals!   Fashion Shows, entertainment and sample some possible menu items for your wedding from some of Indianapolis most creative catering companies.  VIP Hour is from 11am to noon ($25),  General Admission from noon to 4pm ($10).  Thousands of dollars in door prizes!

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