Competitive Events


Check out the Competitions and Contests below for the 2016 Indiana State Fair. Online Entry for 2017 is COMING SOON!

Music for All Indiana State Fair Band Day presented by Music Travel Consultants

UPDATE: Winchester Community Marches to Victory at 70th Annual Indiana State Fair Band Day

Click Here to read more!


Click Here for the 2016 Copyright Report

Click Here for the 2016 Ticket Order Form – School Band Directors Only

Baton Twirling Competition

Saturday, August 20 – Farm Bureau Building

Cheerleading Competition

Saturday, August 13 – Hoosier Lottery Grandstand

Ultimate Grilled Cheese Contest

Enter the “Ultimate Grilled Cheese Contest” and you could be one of eight lucky chefs to grill up your masterpiece on August 13th at the Indiana State Fair! Indiana residents ages 10 & up can enter– 1st place winner takes home $500 worth of prizes, plus the winning recipe will be featured on!

Click here to see all official rules. Good Luck and Get Cheesy!

Open Car Show

Sunday, August 21 – The 2016 Open Car Show will be held on Sunday, August 21, with registration beginning at 8 am.  All participants must check-in by 9:30 am.  Award ribbons will be given out to the top 25 participants along with the Grand Champion.

Shoup’s Country Backyard BBQ Cook-Off

UPDATE: Cook-Off Winners Announced

Click Here to see all of the winners!


Young Hoosier Piano Competition

Finals will take place during the 2016 Indiana State Fair


Youth Talent Contest

August 5,6,7 & 14 – Farm Bureau Building

Click Here for the 2016 Youth Talent Contest – County Sanction Application