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Oct 222014
Gobble up all the fun this weekend before Halloween next weekend (Okay, maybe that's a stretch, but we just liked this picture).

Gobble up all the fun this weekend before Halloween next weekend (Okay, maybe that’s a stretch, but we just liked this picture).

There is a sort of tension in the air. Everyone is on edge, with nervous energy pulsing as we are all waiting. Are we waiting for the adrenaline rush of Halloween? Well, yes, but before that we’re anxiously awaiting the end of the work week and the start of another glorious weekend. If you want to start your Halloween celebrations early this weekend, we know of a couple possible plans. If Halloween isn’t really your favorite holiday and you want to enjoy your weekend a different way, we’ve got you covered too. Hopefully, all our Cheapsters can find something they’ll enjoy on the cheap from this weekend’s Top Five Cheap/FREE ideas:

Beard and Brew Preliminaries – Coming up on November 1, Noblesville will hold a Beards and Brews Championship to celebrate the best facial hair in town. In order to qualify your sweet beard for this championship, however, you’ll need to attend one of the preliminary contests. One of those was already held, but you can still attend a preliminary contest at Grand Junction Brewing or Fountain Square Brewing. Both start at 7:00 p.m. Thursday October 23. Every preliminary contest will name a bearded representative in four categories: Best of Show, Longest Bear, Thickest Beard, and Most Creatively Groomed Beard. We’ll give you more details on the Championship round next week, but make sure you attend a preliminary contest this week if you want to have a shot at winning.

Black Cat Ball – If you’re hoping to start Halloween early, you won’t want to miss the Black Cat Ball in Brownsburg. From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday October 24 at Eaton Hall (61 N. Green Street in Brownsburg), you’re invited to enjoy fun for the whole family. There will food, games, costume contests, prizes, music, dancing, family photos, and more. Best part of all, admission is FREE for this event.

Hubler Keeping Kids Safe – Parents and children of all ages are invited to this event, which is dedicated to child safety. Time is critical when you’re dealing with the nightmare of recovering a missing child. Hopefully it’s something none of our Cheapsters will ever have to experience, but Hubler is hosting an event in which you can help prepare for such a situation. You can have FBI-quality digital fingerprints and photographs taken of your children in case of an emergency, as well as ask questions and learn tips on how to keep your children safe. The event lasts from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday October 24 and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday October 25.

SaturDAISY at Holliday Park – If you have a green thumb and want to meet some like-minded people, we have arrived at the final Saturday of the Holliday Park Garden work days. If you’re interested, you can join the staff and volunteers from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday October 25 at 6363 Spring Mill Road. You will be caring for the gardens and grounds of the park. It’s a great way to make the most of your Saturday morning if you love the outdoors.

Pinocchio’s Spooktacular – From 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday October 25, Pinocchio’s Ice Cream at 1011 N. State Road 135 in Greenwood is having a Halloween party of their own. If you show up in costume, you’ll enjoy FREE toppings all day. In addition, you can look forward to the following schedule of other fun events:

  • 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Prize Wheel
  • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Face painting
  • 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: Cornhole tournament
  • 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: Live music
Oct 222014
Augustino's Halloween

Happy Halloween from Augustino’s.

We couldn’t really lump this post in with our weekend roundup, because the event isn’t happening this weekend. Augustino’s Halloween Wine Dinner takes place on Thursday October 30, which means it’s about a week away. We didn’t want to wait to tell you about it until Monday, however, as the seats for this awesome event are filling up quickly. This is one of the most popular dinners of the year at Augustino’s, and you won’t want to miss it.

As for the details, it’s $40 per person for a five-course meal. That looks like a hefty price tag for a Cheapster, but keep in mind everything that goes into that price. For $40, you’ll wine and dine from the following menu:

  • Greco di Funi paired with an Apricot Canapé with a Sage Sauce and Mascarpone, served with a Toasted Garlic Crostin
  • Scagliola Dolcetto paired with “Red Pepper Cauldrons” stuffed with Guanciale Pasta Fagioli
  • Scagliola Mati Barbera paired with “The Salmon from the Blackberry Lagoon!”
  • Grilled Salmon with a Blackberry Glaze served atop a Roasted Corn Salad with Green Peppers, Feta and Quinoa
  • Goggiano Fiurin Ruché paired with “The Jack O’Lantern’s Revenge” Pumpkin Beef Roulade with Fresh Plums, Goat Cheese and Walnuts, served beside Plum & Goat Cheese Risotto
  • Scagliola Moscato paired with our “Apples that are NOT Poisoned!” Baked Stuffed Apples with a Star Anise Caramel Sauce & Pear Bread Pudding doused with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

The fine meal begins at 6:30 p.m., and we encourage you to RSVP early before all the plates and wine goblets are taken. The Halloween Wine Dinner has been a big fan favorite for seven years, and it will sell out before you can say, “trick or treat.”

Oct 222014
halloween costumes

This dog doesn’t look happy

The race is on to either buy or design the best Halloween costume you possibly can. Boys often opt for monsters or superheroes, while girls tend to prefer princesses, angels, etc. For adults, however, Halloween costumes represent a completely liberating opportunity to be someone you aren’t with society’s full approval. Since this happy time only comes around once per year, make sure your selections stick to these five commandments of Halloween costumes. If they do, you and everyone around you will be better off at the end of the month.

1. Thou shalt not damage household items for costumes.

Given that we’re from Indianapolis on the Cheap, we admire you for choosing to use your own materials rather than purchase expensive one-time use items. That said, damaging your household items for costumes tends to be a bad idea. As an example, consider the old cut-eyeholes-in-sheets-to-make-a-ghost trick. This idea has so many problems, it’s hard to know where to begin. This costume is overdone, meaning it won’t be terribly scary. It’s hard to walk in, and ending your Halloween night with a sprained ankle bites worse than a trick-or-treat bag full of only Toblerone. If your sheets happen to be white, you could be confused for a member of the KKK. Finally, once you cut eye holes in those sheets, they won’t work well as sheets anymore.


2. Thou shalt not wear clothing inappropriate for the weather.

We’ve heard it before – it’s warm right now as I’m buying this costume. October is a month of transitions, and we can still get away with wearing short sleeves. Murphy’s Law always strikes by October 31, however. The weather never cooperates with Halloween costumes, and you will be miserable if you spend much time outdoors in the cold autumnal night wearing a costume that exposes your upper thighs and midriff. Plus, we aren’t even going to comment on the family-friendly factor in your neighborhood.


3. Thou shalt not just wear your own clothes.

If this is your plan, go back and read our introductory paragraph again. Seriously, go read it. We’ll wait. Okay, now to summarize: If you want to dress up as something crazy, this is the one time of year you can do it without anyone reporting you to the police. We know Ebenezer Scrooge is more affiliated with Christmas, but dressing up as yourself on Halloween is a move only he would sponsor. Plus, it shows a complete lack of creativity.


4. Thou shalt not risk expensive items.

This rule is kind of the corollary to Rule #3. Go to a little bit more effort than just dressing as yourself, but don’t blow Halloween costumes out of proportion by wearing expensive items that you need to take care of. For example, don’t wear your wedding dress out for Halloween. Don’t wear real jewelry  you could lose in someone’s bowl of candy. If you’re going out as a creepy CEO, don’t actually wear the same suit and tie that a real CEO would wear. This one is almost more like common sense, but we wanted to make sure we had five commandments.


5. Thou shalt not make the dog (or other pet) look stupid.

We understand  you love your pup. We aren’t even telling you to completely leave them out of the Halloween fun. If your dog loves attention, taking him with you on your Halloween excursions could be fun. However, keep your pet’s feelings in mind when you decide to deck him out in an elaborate costume. Fido doesn’t care if you think he looks awesome in a prison inmate jumpsuit. He’s just going to try to eat said jumpsuit and pout for the rest of the evening.


If you have been reviewing your Halloween costumes and found them to be in violation of our five commandments, don’t panic. We encourage you to read our national site’s 85 cheap and easy costumes post for alternative ideas.

Oct 192014
flu shots

Fight back against flu season this fall.

As much as our Cheapsters love saving money, we only need to mention one key word to demonstrate that health is even more important than deals and discounts: ebola. With the news constantly tracking this deadly disease , it can be easy to get caught up in all the fear surrounding an admittedly awful virus.

Just because ebola looks like the meanest disease around these days, however, doesn’t mean we should all turn our back on the flu. A few Americans have contracted ebola, while the CDC notes that 5-20% of Americans suffer from the flu every season. And while we can’t point out opportunities to be vaccinated against ebola (at this point, anyway), here’s a roundup of the places where you can gain protection from the flu:

CVS: Most insurance plans will enable you to receive your flu shot at CVS this year for FREE. Not only that, they’ll give you a 20% off shopping pass with a flu shot. Of course, “most insurance plans” does not mean “all insurance plans”, so we recommend your plan and its copay procedures before checking out the CVS Immunization Scheduler. If your insurance doesn’t cover you, the cost is $31.99 for your flu shot this year, but you’ll still get that shopping pass.

Walgreens: The same idea at CVS applies to Walgreens as well. Most insurance plans are accepted (though the price tag here is $31.99 as well without insurance acceptance), and Walgreens will give you a FREE immunization assessment from the pharmacist when you receive your flu shot to determine which other immunizations may be right for you.

Costco – If you don’t have insurance but you do happen to have a Costco membership, this one’s a great deal at just $14.99 for the flu shot.

Walmart – It may not be as cheap as Costco, but it isn’t hard to find a Walmart in this city. And at $25 for the flu shot, you’re saving money compared toe the pharmacies.

Meijer – Insurance acceptance varies at Meijer, too, and the shot costs $27.99 otherwise.

Finally, the other option is to check out these one-time deals around Marion County. All of them cost $15 for adults and $10 for kids. Here are the times and places:

  • Chin Community Center – 9:00 a.m. to noon Tuesday October 21 at 2524 E. Stop 11 Road
  • Southport Presbyterian Church – 9:00 a.m. to noon Tuesday October 28 at 7525 McFarland Boulevard


Oct 192014
PinPoint Perks

Start the week off with coupons from PinPoint Perks.

It’s tough to say whether the economy is turning around. Depending on which polls you believe, unemployment might be expanding or shrinking. These are uncertain times, but one fact remains clear regardless. It’s always a good idea to save money with coupons when and where possible. Saving a couple bucks here and a few more there may not seem like that much, but those small savings add up over time.

PinPoint Perks makes these kinds of savings easy, as you can print individual coupons off from an ever-growing list of companies. This week, we’ll highlight five businesses who are new to the PinPoint Perks partnership. Just follow the links to access the coupons that we will list in this post. With no further ado, here’s this week’s PinPoint Perks roundup:

Hino Oishi Hibachi & Japanese Cuisine - Welcome to Hino Oishi Hibachi & Japanese Cuisine in Carmel, IN. At Hino Oishi you’ll enjoy a wide selection including: Appetizers, Salads, Soups, Noodle & Fried Rice, Teriyaki Dishes, Vegetarian Dishes, Youshoko Land Entrees & Seafood & Fresh Fish, Bento Box & Kids Youshoku.

Hino Oishi’s coupons include $5 off a $50 purchase, FREE appetizer, and half off sushi roll.

Barrio Taco & Tequila Bar – Welcome to Barrio Taco & Tequila Bar in Indianapolis, IN. Barrio Taco & Tequila Bar offers an exciting, unique flavor through authentic street-style Mexican & Latin cuisine. You’ll enjoy a lively and fun atmosphere and live entertainment.

Barrio’s coupons include $10 off $30 food purchase, FREE chips and queso, and FREE churros with $30 food order.

College Hunks Hauling Junk – Welcome to College Hunks Hauling Junk in Indianapolis, IN. They offer full service junk removal, donation pickups & labor services throughout the entire Indianapolis area & surrounding counties.

College Hunks’ coupons include FREE onsite estimate and up to $25 off.

Gene Ray Heating and Cooling – Gene Ray Heating and Cooling has proudly been serving the south side of Indianapolis since 1976. They’re here to help provide your home, office, church with total comfort and reliability at a fair and reasonable price.

Gene Ray’s coupons include a furnace tune-up for only $59.

The Meat Shop – Welcome to The Meat Shop of Indianapolis. They sell only the finest quality beef, pork, poultry, seafood and wild game as well as a variety of other products. The butchers will impress you with a wide selection as well as hard to beat prices. They guarantee that you will be satisfied with their products and custom service.

The Meat Shop’s coupons include $5 off any purchase of $25 or more, $10 off any purchase of $50 or more, $20 off any manager’s special bundle, and 50% off lunch or dinner.

Oct 192014
Scary Halloween

Maybe we’ll look for good local dental deals next month?

Halloween is truly held at the perfect time. It’s early enough in the fall season that there’s rarely snow on the ground, but it’s getting colder quickly and you can pretend that the shiver running down your spine is from the cold weather and not from the spooky decorations.

Of course, some Cheapsters embrace that spine-tingling sensation of fear, seeking out the most thrilling scares they can find. If you’re a big fan of the more macabre side of Halloween and don’t want to wait until October 31 to be scared silly, check out the discounts on these opportunities around Indy:

Haunted Angelus House – Over 13,000 square feet of horror await you at the Haunted Angelus House, located at 8829 E. Washington Avenue. By day, the Angelus is a nonprofit group home giving around-the-clock service and a safe place to live to children with physical and mental disabilities (so, your money goes toward a great cause here). By night this time of year, however, the Angelus strives to be Indy’s best haunted attraction. Open dates that fall on Sunday through Thursday, the House is open from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, they stay open until midnight. Adults cost $20 while kids aged ten and under cost $10. Be advised that this one is rated as “Very Scary,” so it’s not for the faint at heart.

FriteLodge – Located at 7525 Acton Road, FriteLodge opens its doors from 7:00 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays leading up to the big Halloween night. Admission at the door costs $10, but we recommend you use the online coupon and pay just $8 for your pants-wetting fun. All proceeds collected at FriteLodge are donated to local charities, so again they scare because they care (and yes, that was shamelessly ripped from Monsters, Inc.)

Hanna Haunted Acres – Featuring five separate haunts (two of which are new in 2014), Hanna Haunted Acres is Indy’s premiere Halloween attraction. They are located at 7323 E. Hanna Avenue, and always open at “dark.” Sunday through Thursday, they stay open until 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, they don’t close until midnight. A Combo Pass will give you a ticket for one time through all five attractions, which is probably the best deal. You can pay $29 at the door, but dedicated Cheapsters will buy tickets online for only $27. Here are the five attractions to look forward to:

  • Hanna Haunted Hayride
  • Saw
  • Hooded (new in 2014)
  • Outbreak (new in 2014)
  • Scarecrow’s Revenge

Haunt Out Hunger – 3650 E. Thompson Road offers an opportunity every Friday and Saturday leading up to Halloween to fight hunger in our local communities while enjoying a scary outdoor walk. The walks take place from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and it’s FREE to participate. They ask, however, that you bring at least one canned food item to donate (all donations will be delivered to the Hunger, Inc. local food bank). The theme this year is Twisted Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes.

Haunted Trails at Cool Creek Park (Hamilton County) is open October 28, 29 and 30 from 7 to 10 pm  for just $5 per person. There is a fright-free zone with non-scary activities for the 12 and under crowd available as well.

We will continue to add to this list and send it out to you with updates as the month rolls along and we hear of other scary opportunities. Keep screaming, Indy.

Oct 192014
Not scary Halloween

Enjoy the less frightening side of this beautiful time of year.

There are enough Halloween-related events and opportunities going on this month that listing them all in one post would be impractical. Nobody wants to wade through a novel, so we decided to split the list in two. If you like the thrill of being scared out of your mind, we advise you to check out our Scary Halloween Roundup. If you love the Halloween season but aren’t a huge fan of being terrified, here’s the roundup for you:

Johnson County Monster Mash – On Friday October 24, the Greenwood Public Library is partnering with Johnson County to hold a family-friendly Halloween party. Businesses all over Johnson County will be giving away treats to the kids. The fun takes place at the Greenwood Community Center (100 Surina Way).

Zoo Boo – As long as the bears and tigers stay on the other side of the fences, there’s nothing particularly scary about Zoo Boo. From 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. every Friday and Saturday  between now and Halloween, you and your kids can enjoy Zoo Boo for FREE after you pay the normal zoo admission price. The little ones are encouraged to dress up in costumes and bring goodie bags for trick-or-treat through the Zoo grounds.

Children’s Museum Creepy Carnival – This one could be a crossover between our two lists, as the Children’s Museum is offering their annual haunted house. This one can be scary, but they offer lights-on hours for a more kid-friendly experience. Tickets to the haunted house are $7 at the door, but you can buy them in advance at participating Marsh Supermarkets for $6. Just be aware that this event doesn’t begin until Saturday, October 11.

Kelsay Farms – If you’re looking for a place to go find the perfect pumpkin, enjoy some delicious dairy snacks, and make your way through a corn maze, Kelsay Farms will be a great choice. They are open daily from October 13 to October 24, and every weekend from now through October 26. The corn maze is seven acres, and you can tackle it during the day or after dark with flashlights. The maze is not haunted, so you won’t have to worry about anything jumping out at you unless you have a particularly vindictive older brother. General admission is only $8, and the only additional costs are for buying pumpkins and snacks. If you want a particularly special event, we recommend you go Saturday, October 25, when they offer trick-or-treat in the maze.

Monster Mash Community Halloween Party – Also in Greenwood, the Community Center is holding a Halloween Party at the Greenwood Public Library. From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 24, you can attend the party for FREE. There will be a live DJ,bounce houses, trick or treating, and a costume contest. If you want to stay for dinner and a hayride, that only costs $2. The Monster Mash features fun for all ages.

Baxter YMCA: Friday, October 24 is the date for the annual Halloween at the Y event for families. From 6 to 8 pm, you can tour the haunted house, indulge in yummy snacks, try your hand at crafts and burn energy in the bounce house. Come in costume — the cost is $12 per family (maximum 2 adults) for members, $15 for non-members, or $3 per person ($6 non-members). Ages 2 and under are FREE. Contact for tickets and info.

Pilsung ATA Martial Arts – From 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, October 25, you can attend a FREE party at Pilsung ATA Martial Arts. This event includes games, Stranger Danger Safety Training for kids, snacks, and door prize drawings. Pilsung ATA Martial Arts is located at 707 S. Madison Avenue, and the only stipulation to attend is that you must RSVP via their Facebook Page. Follow our link and you can leave them a comment or message saying how many people in your group are coming.

Edward’s Drive In has an unusual setting but a lot of Halloween fun on October 25. Join them for the annual Spooktacular car show — registration is from 9 am to noon, with awards from 2 pm to 3 pm. There’s also trunk-or-treating for the kids (that’s when you go from car to car, of course!) and a costume contest.

The Boo n Brew at Clay Terrace is free and runs from 2 pm to 6 pm on Saturday, October 25. The adults can enjoy beer as the kids participate in the annual Malloween, a mall-wide, safe trick or treating event from store to store for children ages 10 and under. Other fun activities will include live entertainment, face painting, balloon artist, hayrides and more!

Teddy’s Burger Joint is holding a party on Tuesday, October 28 beginning at 6 pm. Bring the kiddos in their costumes and come decorate some pumpkins with us! Each child will receive a pumpkin to paint, a bit of candy and get to have a little Halloween fun with the Teddy’s crew.



Safe Night Halloween Trunk or Treat – The Indiana State Fairgrounds are holding their annual trick-or-treat session on Halloween night. From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 31, kids aged 12 and under can trick or treat for FREE. Just remember that kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Oct 192014
Women Leaders Symposium

Sarah Fisher is the keynote speaker at this year’s event.

Did you know that women own nearly 30% of Indiana-based businesses? It’s for this reason that the Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce is hosting a one-day symposium geared towards the pursuit of business success for the women leaders in our community. On Thursday, October 30, you are invited to join in this opportunity to connect, learn, grow, and advance your business and career.

The cost to register for the 2014 Women Leaders Symposium is just $99, and you can sign up here. The Symposium takes place at the Johnson County Armory, which is located at 325 Minute Man Way in Franklin. The day begins at 9:30 a.m. with registration before a series of panels and interactive introductions. The afternoon belongs to breakout sessions before a closing session from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The day’s agenda was developed by a group of central Indiana business women who are committed to helping our female Cheapsters advance in business. Contrary to what some previously believed, however, you don’t have to currently be a CEO or business leader to attend this symposium. Any woman wanting to advance in the business realm is welcome and cordially invited to attend. We hope to see you there.

Oct 192014
Another Monday, another bloomin' onion.

Another Monday, another bloomin’ onion.

You may recall that this NASCAR season, Outback Steakhouse has a new driver for our Cheapsters to cheer to victory. Every time Kevin Harvick finishes in the Top Ten of a NASCAR Sprint Cup race this year, Cheapsters can enjoy a FREE Bloomin’ Onion appetizer at the Australia-themed steakhouse.

This past weekend, the Sprint Cup Series took NASCAR drivers to Talladega for the next leg of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. More drivers were ousted from the Chase, but our Outback Warrior Kevin Harvick wasn’t one of them. Harvick finished ninth in the big race, and Outback Steakhouse is giving you the freebie in recognition of his success.

You don’t need a coupon to claim your FREE Bloomin’ Onion. Just say “Bloomin’ Monday” to your server today on Monday, October 20 to enjoy your freebie. After that, stay tuned to see how Kevin Harvick does in the next race. There aren’t many more to go this year, but we’ll be watching and waiting to let you know of his exploits.

Oct 152014
Weekend Roundup

We hope everyone has a ball this weekend.

It has been an interesting week for us at Indy on the Cheap. In case you were still wondering why you didn’t receive a newsletter from us until today this week, we experienced some technical issues that kept our page from functioning properly. Needless to say, dealing with these issues stressed us out and made us look ahead longingly to the weekend. If it has been one of those weeks for you, too, take solace in two facts. First, you’re almost through the week. Second, you can check out our top five cheap and/or FREE ideas for things to do this weekend. Here’s the list:

Art in Odd Places – For the first time every, downtown Indy has invited local and national artists to create accessible and interactive works of art along Market Street up to and including Monument Circle. From dawn on Friday, October 17 through dusk on Saturday, October 18, you can experience these works of art yourself for FREE. The projects include music, dance performances, sculptures, and more. Whatever you think you’re going to see, you’re probably going to be surprised at least a couple of times.

Girls Night Out – Don’t worry, gents, we’re about to reach a sporting event that might be more up your alley. In the meantime, our female Cheapsters are invited to a Girls Night Out at Hope Community Church in Brownsburg (located at 3350 SR 267). Starting at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, enjoy FREE admission to a shopping experience that include hot chili, a baked potato bar, and soup. The vendors on site will include Avon, The Pampered Chef, Pink Zebra, Dove Chocolate, Origami Owl, and more.

Indy Eleven Home Finale – The Indy Eleven soccer team will be competing in its final home game of the season Saturday, October 18 against the San Antonio Scorpions. Tickets haven’t sold out (yet), but there’s some extra perks to attending this game in particular. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m., but you’ll want to arrive early. The first 1,100 fans over the age of 18 to arrive will receive FREE scratch-off Hoosier Lottery tickets. The first 8,000 fans in attendance will also receive pink Breast Cancer Awareness bracelets. The gates open at 6:00 p.m., so you’ll want to arrive early. After the game is over, the fans who stay also get treated to a fireworks show, so make an evening of it Saturday.

Body, Mind, and Spirit Expo – The State Fairgrounds will be playing host to the Body, Mind, and Spirit Expo this weekend at the Farm Building. The hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10, but you can take $1 off by printing this coupon. Plus, you’ll receive a $5 gift certificate from Good Earth Natural Food Co. with your admission. So, you make up most of the cost when you attend this set of exhibits. You can learn more about permanent healing, attitudes that cause health, daily energy solutions, balancing your mind and body, and more.

Midwest Reptile Show – Speaking of the State Fairgrounds, they made our list twice this weekend with the Midwest Reptile Show. If your family is fascinated by snakes, iguanas, and geckos (oh my!), you can visit this fun event from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday in the Southwest Pavilion. Adults can enjoy admission for only $5, while children aged eight and under are FREE.