Hit the Road

Indianapolis is more than just the holy land for NASCAR enthusiasts. It’s also one of three homes to the annual Rib America Festival. Because America needs a good ribbing. Seriously, though, the four-day event kicks off Friday at Military Park (601 West New York Street, 317-233-2434) with succulent smoked meats and live performances from yesteryear favorites such as REO Speedwagon, Molly Hatchet and Ted Nugent. Admission is free to the public. Yes, you’ll have to endure separate lines for beer tickets and beer, but you can take solace knowing that the seven-hour ride home will give you plenty of time to digest those deep-fried Twinkies and Oreos. Live it up, middle America, your diet deserves a weekend off.

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