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Beyond the Barn: Indianapolis, Indiana

Thursday, June 10, 2021

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The team absolutely loves sharing with you our favorite places to visit beyond the barn as we travel the country to NJSA and Team Purebred events. Next week, we’ll be at The Exposition in Indianapolis, Indiana. While we enjoy Des Moines, the Indiana State Fairgrounds is much closer to home for most of our team, and as a result we have quite a few amazing places to share with you! From breakfast to dinner to dessert as well as family fun and everywhere in between, we have you covered!

All the Dessert!

We all have a sweet tooth at! So we’ve listed a lot of options and, of course, put it first.

The Cake Bake Shop
Multiple locations – Broad Ripple, Carmel
Crumbl Cookies
Graeter’s Ice Cream
Multiple locations – Carmel, Fishers, Broad Ripple
Gallery Pastry Shop
Multiple locations – Broad Ripple, Downtown Indianapolis
My Sugar Pie
The Flying Cupcake
Multiple locations – Carmel, Broad Ripple, Keystone/Castleton, Downtown Indy


The most important meal of the day! Don’t have a hangry showman on your hands. Start your day out at one of these spots.

Multiple locations – Downtown Indianapolis, Keystone/Castleton
Wild Eggs
Multiple locations – Downtown Indianapolis, Fishers, Carmel
First Watch
Multiple locations – Carmel, Keystone/Castleton, Downtown Indianapolis
Multiple locations – Carmel, Keystone/Castleton, Downtown Indianapolis, Zionsville
Jack’s Donuts
Multiple locations – Downtown Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield

Lunch Spots

Places to grab a quick midday bite in between showing!

Multiple locations – Broad Ripple, Carmel, Fishers, Downtown Indianapolis
317 Burgers
Broad Ripple
Fan Dan’s Deli
Multiple locations – Broad Ripple, Carmel, Downtown Indianapolis
Shake Shack


It’s always nice to sit down with friends after a long day at the barn. We highly recommend all these places!

Verde – Flavors of Mexico
Multiple locations – Fishers, Carmel, Keystone/Castleton
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant
FoxGardin Kitchen & Ale
Matt The Miller’s
Napolese Pizzeria
Multiple locations – Broad Ripple, Keystone/Castleton, Downtown Indianapolis
The Italian House on Park
Blupoint Oyster House 
Broad Ripple


If you have time to change your clothes and head to a nice dinner, look no further than our suggestions below!

Ocean Prime
St. Elmos
Downtown Indianapolis
1933 Lounge
Multiple locations – Fishers, Downtown Indianapolis
Downtown Indianapolis

Over 21!

If you are over 21 and enjoy wineries and breweries, we have tested these out!

Sun King Brewing
Multiple locations – Downtown Indianapolis, Broad Ripple, Fishers, Carmel
Hotel Tango
Multiple locations – Fountain Square, Zionsville
Four Day Ray Brewing
Peace Water Winery
Multiple locations – Carmel, Downtown Indianapolis, Fishers
Taxman Brewing Co.
Multiple locations – Downtown Indianapolis, Fortville

Family Fun

It’s always nice to step away from the dust and explore the area with your family. Take a look at these places that are fun for all ages!

Top Golf
Indianapolis Zoo
Downtown Indy
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Downtown Indy
Birdies Mini Golf
Speedway Indoor Karting