• Hendricks County plans Super Bowl festivities

    January 24, 2012 No comments

    The Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau has developed the catch phrase “Super-Sized” and added a website at www.TourHendricksCounty.com/supersite geared specifically to market our Super Bowl-related offerings, which begin Jan. 27.

    “This entire effort is about extending the festivities that are occurring Downtown out here into Hendricks County,” said Jaime Bohler Smith, executive director of the Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We have a lot of exciting plans for visitors and residents.”

    Those activities and services include:

    • Eye Black Friday10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 27 and Feb. 3 at Metropolis Shopping Center, 2499 Futura Park Way, Plainfield — This fun event will give Metropolis visitors an opportunity to win gift cards valued from $10-$100. Participants can either arrive at Metropolis on those days with eye black under their eyes or go to the guest services booth in the center of the mall to pick up free eye-black stickers to wear. Guests caught with eye black on while shopping at Metropolis will win a gift card instantly, no strings attached.
    • Super FanbowlNoon to 4 p.m. Jan. 28 at Metropolis — Come dressed in the spirit wear of your favorite NFL team and participate in games and win prizes. The event, which will be held in Metropolis’ new Event Center, will include an Indianapolis 500 head-to-head race simulator, food and other fun activities. The Event Center is on the second floor of the outdoor mall above Journeys with access available on the east and west sides of the building.
    • Video Game Tournament6 to 9 p.m. daily Jan. 30 through Feb. 3 at Metropolis — Metropolis will have four full-size, stand-up arcade machines featuring the game NFL Blitz in the Event Center. The games will be free to play. The highest scorer each day wins a ticket to the NFL Experience in Indianapolis.
    • Super Cars Display10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 2-5 at Metropolis — Hendricks County will ‘super-size’ our Super Car display. In addition to an Indy Car painted to represent an NFL team, we will feature other displays that represent Hendricks County motor sports. An NHRA NAPA Funny Car from Don Schumacher Racing and possibly a display from John Force Racing will flank the Super Car.
    • Rural Routes to Main Street Cultural Trail “Super-Sized” Open House11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 2-4 at various locations throughout the county — This popular self-paced, self-directed driving tour has become a Hendricks County staple over the past three years. But with the Super Bowl in town we decided to super-size it as well. The usual tour, which allows participants to explore 15 locations throughout the county including art studios and galleries that feature handmade Indiana artisan products and foods, will be expanded to include special offerings, such as dishes, exhibits, classes and more devoted to the game of football and tailgating experiences. To learn more about the trail, visit www.RuralRoutestoMainStreet.com. To learn more about the super-sized open house, click on the News/Events link on that page.
    • Welcome centersFeb. 2-5 — Official Super Bowl volunteers will man four welcome centers in Hendricks County including at Metropolis, the Hampton Inn in Plainfield, a rest area on I-74 near Lizton and at the Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau office in Danville to answer any questions guests might have.
    • Welcome bags — We will distribute 2,500 drawstring backpacks from Metropolis filled with a special Visitors Guide, coupons, giveaways and other goodies for Super Bowl guests staying in Hendricks County hotels and for riders on our free shuttles.
    • Free shuttle service11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 3 and 4 at Metropolis — We will provide free, non-stop shuttle service from Metropolis Shopping Center to Downtown Indianapolis. Seats are limited and only are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    For more information about other activities in Hendricks County during Super Bowl week, check out our Events Calendar at www.TourHendricksCounty.com.  For up-to-the-minute hotel availability in Hendricks County, call the HCCVB office at (317) 718-8750.

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