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Arriving early to the Market? Our official start-time is 3PM Sunday, October 7, but if you plan to arrive earlier, we’ve provided a handy list of activities and attractions. Click here to download it.

If you’re looking for some quieter, library-related activities, check out this list from the Indianapolis Public Library Central Branch.


Monday night after a full day of Market Mania usually leads to some fun. This year’s no exception. Join us at Indy’s oldest bar and restaurant The SLIPPERY NOODLE INN starting at 7PM for dinner, drinks, a Trivia Contest emceed by Passion River’s Mat Levy, and a blues band at 8:30PM. See the map below for directions, or just follow the crowd. We’ll start from the hotel lobby about 6:45PM.

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The Market offers organized events most evenings, but participants are free to explore downtown Indianapolis, too. Tuesday night, October 9, is our official ‘night off,’ so feel free to make plans and reservations in advance.



Wednesday, October 10th, at 7PM, doors open for our Best in Show screening at the historic Athenaeum on Massachusetts Avenue, with a program start-time of 7:30PM. Below, find a list and map of conveniently located restaurants in the area of the screening venue. All shown are about a 15-minute walk from the Market hotel. To ensure prompt arrival at the screening, we encourage participants to make dinner arrangements in advance!

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