Outdoor Living Show adds Holiday Marketplace


Donell Heberer Walton understands her good fortune.

“I’m just happy to put on a show during a pandemic when so many shows have been canceled,” Heberer Walton said. “It makes me very happy, especially for the exhibitors.”

Heberer Walton’s Suburban Indy Home & Outdoor Living Show is set for Oct. 16 to 18 at the Grand Park Events Center in Westfield. The show is Heberer Walton’s seventh at Grand Park. It will be the fourth one for the fall. There were three in the spring.

There is a new addition this year.

“With a lot of the larger holiday shows being canceled this year, we have added a Holiday Marketplace,” Heberer Walton said. “Not only will you be able to talk with people (about) your home improvement and landscaping, but you’ll be able to do a lot of shopping. There will be a lot of fine artists, crafters and people who make their own products. We have boutiques with kids and adult clothing, furniture, bath and body products and a lot of hand-crafted wood products.”

Heberer Walton said the marketplace will help the small business owners.

“Those folks generally do most of their business through shows and events,” she said. “Since most or not all have been canceled, they are just thrilled to have a show and to be able to sell their wares.”

The Events Center is a 375,000-square-foot soccer complex.

“We use the middle field, which is 100,000 square feet,” Heberer Walton said. “It’s easy for us to have one way in and one way out to really contain and regulate who goes in and who goes out, which is so much easier than a larger facility that has many entrance and exit points.”

Heberer Walton said the capacity has been approved for more than 500. She said the aisles are 12 feet wide or 20 feet wide to help with social distancing.

She said it has been a combined effort by the City of Westfield, Grand Park, the Hamilton County Health Dept. to get the show approved.

Tickets are $5 and available online only. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 16-17 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct, 18. For more, visit suburbanindyshows.com.


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