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If you’re looking for some family fun Sunday, here’s a great option for you, featuring activities from pony, carriage rides and hot air balloons rides to a petting zoo.

Mark Mattingly, director of Biltwell Event Center joined us today to share what you need to know about the Biltwell Summer Fair. Here’s more from him:

This event is part of our quarterly Open Door Series which is designed to invite our community and neighbors to enjoy different themed events throughout the year.

The fair will be from 4-9 p.m. Sunday at the Biltwell Event Center, 950 S. White River Parkway West Drive.

Our state fair theme offers plenty of outdoor activities for social distancing including:

Food is provided by MBP Catering & Santorini Greek Kitchen (both located here in the Biltwell Event Center).

Our historic building opened in 1922 as a door & cabinet factory and features our Grand Hall as well as our Dock, Den & Deck spaces for all types of events.

Find advance sale discount tickets online here and here.

Tickets include entry, entertainment, carnival games, fair food and non-alcoholic beverages/combos.

There is an additional charge for balloon rides, pony & carriage rides, alcoholic drinks.

For more information visit the Biltwell Event Center website.

The IMPD Horse Patrol has been around for nearly forty years, and keeping them in Indy is truly a team effort. You can help support their mission by attending their upcoming fundraiser, “Polo at Sunset,” at the Hickory Hall Polo Club in Boone County.

Chris Golightly, executive director of IMPD Horse Patrol joined us on Indy Style this morning to tell us all about their purpose, funding and this Friday’s event.

What most people do not know is the IMPD Horse Patrol unit is not fully funded by the City’s budget.

City funding pays for hay, grain, bedding, shoeing the horses, basic vet costs, officer salaries, basic facility upkeep/services/utilities and trucks/trailers.

The association supplements this by raising funds that support:

Purchasing horses, officer training and travel to those classes, fences, grooming supplies, salt blocks, tack (saddles, bridles, bits), horse training aids.

“Polo at Sunset” on Aug. 14 raises a portion of these funds for the IMPD Horse Patrol.

Our IMPD Horse Patrol website outlines all prices and details on the event. Cost for general admission is $20 per carload. We also have tailgate spots starting at $100 per carload.

It’s at Hickory Hall Polo Club in Boone County and it’s of course outside, which is where most people want to be right now.

It’s a family event that includes a flyover with a candy drop and of course Polo!

This unit was formed in 1983 with the idea that more patrols needed to be in the downtown area but presented in a positive way.

The unit started with six officers, seven horses, a truck and a horse trailer.

Today there are seven officers and eight active horses.

In crowd management situations, One horse is equal to 10 officers on the ground—protecting in crowds, holding a line.

People can see the unit working at community and school events, city events (ex. Indy 500, Colts games) and patrols our Downtown and other city areas daily to keep us safe.

The horses and officers can be approached, and the patrol is proactively going into our neighborhoods throughout the city over the next few weeks.

Officers and horses are joining food truck vendors each week for small block party type events.

Our officers are here to support the community and work with people in neighborhoods.

For more information, visit