Monday, April 26, 2010

The Fairgrounds is Goin' Country Y'All

So, what do American Idol alums Danny Gokey and Bucky Covington, country stars Steel Magnolia and Coldwater Jane, and up-and-comer Blaine Larsen all have in common? These are just some of the country music stars WFMS will present at the 16th annual hhgregg Country Music Expo this Saturday and Sunday, May 1st and 2nd!

If you are a fan of country music, the Indiana State Fairgrounds is the place to be this weekend. You'll see acoustic concerts from big and new country stars! Bring a sharpie - you might even win the chance to MEET your favorite star and get their autograph and picture. So slip on those cowboy boots and practise your two-step - the stars are coming out and they're ready to play!

Submitted by Angie Foreman

Friday, April 9, 2010

Horse Lovers Unite

Ok, even if you're not a self-proclaimed "horse lover", there is indeed something for everyone at this year's Hoosier Horse Fair Expo - spread out throughout the Fairgrounds today through Sunday, April 11. Just to give you an idea....where else can you find:

1.) A hippie on a horse - making jumps and galloping about in a "faux fro", glasses and tie-dye tee straight out of 'That 70s Show'

2.) A myriad of bejeweled and bedecked saddles

3.) Cute ponies and their even cuter riders

4.) Lots of cowboys sporting their cowboy hats

5.) Cowboy boots - ALL shapes, sizes, colors, you name it...I found these cute-as-button boots - perfect for my babies, but come with deep pockets. These were nearly $50 per pair.

6.) Fashionable headwear for horses? Who knew?!

7.) Hydropedes. What? I just wanted to throw this guy in the mix - he tried so hard to sell me on some comfort soles. Probably took pity on my 6 months pregnant belly and decided I was definitely in the market for padded soles. Didn't make the sell though...sorry Hydropede fella!

8.) The world's biggest rocking horse in the Kids Corral. Got kids? They'll love this.

9.) A huge assortment of horse coloring pages - also located in the Kid's Corral. Bring your young'uns and prepare to color till your heart's content.

10.) And, of course, lots of horse competitions: dressage, horsemanship ,showmanship, groom and clean - even a rodeo thrown in for fun.

And this is just the tip of the proverbial equine iceburg. There's something for everyone at this year's Hoosier Horse Fair - a real extravanganza. You won't want to miss it. Visit Hoosier Horse Fair Expo for more information.
Submitted by Angie Foreman