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Fairgoers to Celebrate ‘Wonderful World of Food’ at the 2017 Indiana State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS –Indiana State Fair patrons may want to bring much bigger appetites to the annual event this summer after Fair officials today announced its 2017 theme, the “Wonderful World of Food.”

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2017 Miss Indiana State Fair Queen Crowned Out of Vanderburgh County

INDIANAPOLIS- Miss Vanderburgh County, Becca Lax was crowned the 59th Indiana State Fair Queen. Miss Indiana State Fair 2017 was selected over 86 other contestants after three days of judging. The Indiana State Fair Queen plays a key role in promoting the Indiana State Fair by traveling nearly 6,500 miles during June and July to approximately 45 counties in preparation for the Indiana State Fair, August 4-20, 2017

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Fun Happens Here. All Year. Fall Events Bring Variety to Fairgrounds

Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center

The Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center has a fall entertainment season jammed packed with shows and events for the entire family. From Safe Night Halloween, the start of the Indy Fuel season, to Christmas Gift & Hobby Show and the Junior League Holiday Mart, the entire grounds will have an event to offer.

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Public Ice Skating Update

This year the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center Public Ice Skating will be operated by our partners, Indiana Ice Arenas, LLC affiliate of Indy Fuel Hockey. Moving forward, Indiana Ice Arenas will oversee all staffing and programming for ice-related activities within the 29,000 sq. foot facility, which is used year-round, including pricing.

The 2016-2017 season will bring a few changes to public skaters but we are happy to welcome another season of ice skating fun on the grounds.

Learn more about the changes here: http://www.indyfueltank.com/popweaveryouthpavilion

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2016 Indiana State Fair Ends with Sunshine and Record Final Day Attendance

INDIANAPOLIS—The 2016 Indiana State Fair drew to a close today with a return to “Fair Weather” and the crowds that followed. Proof that good weather brings Hoosiers to the Fair.  On the last day of the Fair a new final Sunday attendance record for the 17-day Fair was set with 83,148 fairgoers through the gates.

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Coliseum Campaign: Memories in the Making Completed After Raising $10 Million

Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center

INDIANAPOLIS—Today the Indiana State Fair Foundation announced the completion of the Coliseum Campaign after raising $10 million towards the $53 million renovation to the Indiana Farmers Coliseum and the $10 million addition of the Pop Weaver Youth Pavilion and Cheri Daniels Arena. This campaign marks the inaugural fundraising effort for the Indiana State Fair Foundation that was founded in 2011.

Hundreds of donors from across the state contributed to the Coliseum Campaign, with the top ten donors contributing more than 90% of the $10.1 million raised.

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Record Participation in Indiana State Fair Farmers Care Initiative

INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers helping those in need is part of Indiana’s culture, and an effort led by the Indiana State Fair and Dow AgroSciences, has prompted 39 counties to participate in the “Farmers Care” Food Drives. Through a partnership with the Indiana Association of Fairs (INAF) and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH), these 39 counties have helped Farmers Care collect just over $15,394 and 36,360 pounds of food. The top five county food drives have been determined by the amount of food they collected and are as follows:

  • Porter County – raised $10,500
  • Adams County – 4,500 pounds of food
  • Wells County – 3,611 pounds of food
  • Jefferson County – 2,985 pounds of food
  • Miami County – 2,000 pounds of food

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2016 Taste of the Fair Winner!

INDIANAPOLIS – The people have spoken! This year’s Taste of the Fair winner goes to Goodwin Family Products with their Pig Sticks. Come try a Pig Stick at the Indiana State Fair open through Sunday!

Out of 23 delicious entries, Goodwin Family Products’ Pig Sticks emerged as the 2016 Indiana State Fair Taste of the Fair Grand Champion. Made with a center cut pork chop and Chef Tony Goodwin’s special BBQ seasoning, these deep fried delights proved to be the most popular food among fairgoers.  One anonymous voter on the 2016 Indiana State Fair app even suggested they be renamed “love on a stick”.  The Pig Stick is located at the corner of Main Street and State Fair Boulevard near the Midway. Congratulations!

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Rain or Shine the Fun Doesn’t Stop at the 2016 Indiana State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS- The forecast is calling for rain this weekend, but the fun doesn’t stop at the 2016 Indiana State Fair. With plenty of indoor, covered attractions and exhibits, our 250-acre campus provides so many opportunities for fairgoers when the weather won’t cooperate. We outlined suggested parking on a map attached!

 

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Six 4-H Members Claim Grand Champion Titles

INDIANAPOLIS- Six exhibitors finished as Grand Champions in the 2016 Indiana State Fair Grand Drive Presented by Farm Credit Mid-America. The top livestock of various species, weights, and classes and their exhibitors from across the Hoosier state battled it out in the Indiana Farmer’s Coliseum Sunday evening for the title that they have worked towards for the past year. The categories included Dairy Steer, Meat Goat Wether, Market Lamb, Rabbit Meat Pen, Market Barrow, and Beef Steer.

4-H member Travis Wallen, 15, of Johnson County has poured his heart into his Grand Champion Market Barrow since it was just five weeks old. He says his barrow won due to his ‘wow’ factor.

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