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24th Annual Safe Night Halloween

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – For the 24th consecutive year, the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center, along with dozens of community partners, are coming together to host Safe Night Halloween from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, October 31. Offering kids and parents a free, safe place to spend Halloween, the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center’s Safe Night Halloween is open to all children ages 12 and under who are accompanied by an adult. Parking and admission are free to all. This year, the event will be offered indoors at the 4-H Exhibit Hall on the northside of the Fairgrounds.

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A New Drive-Through Christmas Lights Show is Coming to the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center

August 26, 2019, INDIANAPOLIS, IN – A new family holiday tradition begins this winter at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center, 1202 E. 38th Street, Indianapolis, Ind.

The iconic State Fairgrounds announced today that it will host CHRISTMAS NIGHTS OF LIGHTS, a dazzling seven-week display November 8, 2019 through January 1, 2020.

The display will be offered rain or shine every evening, including holidays. Cost is $7 per person and children 3 years old and under are free. A “Carload Special” of up to nine passengers is just $30. All tickets sales are available at the gate, upon arrival.

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FAIRs Care Food Drive Winners Announced by the Indiana State Fair

August 21, 2019, INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Hoosiers helping those in need is part of Indiana’s culture, and an effort led by the Indiana State Fair has prompted 27 Indiana county fairs to donate food and participate in the FAIRs Care food drives. Through a partnership with the Indiana Association of Fairs (INAF) and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH), these counties have collected 76,363.6 pounds of food for local food pantries this year. The top five counties that have made the most food contributions and will receive a check for $200 are:

Joseph County 4-H Fair – raised $45,881.54

Porter County 4-H Fair – raised $34,386 plus 2 steers and 1 hog (valued at $4,200)

Cass County – raised $35,387.00

Tipton County 4-H Fair – raised $13,395.07

Hamilton County 4-H Fair – raised $10,271.64

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Indiana State Fair Celebration of Champions honors 4-H youth at Indiana Farmers Coliseum

August 20, 2019, INDIANAPOLIS, IN – As the 2018 Indiana State Fair drew to a close Sunday night, one major event remained for 4-H youth whose hard work and dedication had earned them the right to attend the Indiana State Fair Celebration of Champions at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. The Indiana State Fair Celebration of Champions presented by the Indiana State Fair Foundation awards 4-H youth for achievement, scholarship and hard work. This year, the Indiana State Fair Board and Indiana State Fair Commission approved the addition of breeding females to the Celebration.

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2019 Indiana State Fair sees boost in attendance

August 18, 2019, INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Despite a closing weekend that included severe weather, this year’s hero centric Indiana State Fair closed with 878,857 people traveling to the fairgrounds for the 17-day event.

The Indiana State Fair was particularly special this year as it chose to recognize admirable Hoosiers through its theme, “Heroes in the Heartland presented by Indiana Donor Network.” The fair prides itself on providing a variety of agricultural and entertainment opportunities. This year’s fair offered more free events along with creative and signature food items that drew Hoosiers of all ages to Indiana’s greatest agricultural showcase. The 2020 Indiana State Fair runs August 7-23.

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Indiana State Fair 2019 Taste of the Fair Winners Announced

August 15, 2019, INDIANAPOLIS, IN – After two weeks of fierce culinary competition, the results of the 2019 Indiana State Fair Taste of the Fair have been announced. Of the 16 food vendors who competed, only three are walking away with prestigious bragging rights and cash prizes. Voted on by fairgoers throughout the fair, the 2019 Grand Champion Taste of the Fair title and $2,500 cash prize has been awarded to Relleno de Papa, offered by Jorge and Catherine Pomales of Da Portable Rican.

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Vote for Your Favorite Food at the Indiana State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, August 8, 2019 – At the Indiana State Fair, nothing compares to the intensity of a livestock show, or the excitement of watching your favorite band perform at Band Day! When it comes to competition, the Fair truly has something for everyone. Yet, while most contests are reserved for a select group of participants, the State Fair offers one competition that only works with the help of everyday fairgoers. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to vote for the 2019 Taste of the Fair!

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Music for All Indiana State Fair Band Day Presented by Music Travel Consultants Announces Top Ten; Anderson High School Wins Top Honor

August 2, 2019, Indianapolis, IN- The 2019 Music for All Indiana State Fair Band Day presented by Music Travel Consultants has concluded after a hard-fought battle between the bands previously announced as the “Sweet 16.” This was the final contest of the Central Indiana Track Show Association’s (CITSA) season for these 40 high school bands. After much deliberation among the eight judges, Anderson High School was awarded the title of “Indiana’s Best Band” and takes home the trophy at this year’s Indiana State Fair Band Day.

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Music for All Indiana State Fair Band Day Presented by Music Travel Consultants Announces Sweet Sixteen

August 2, 2019, Indianapolis, IN- After countless hours spent practicing and rehearsing for today’s competition, 40 Indiana high school bands have fought long and hard for a spot in tonight’s Sweet 16 Music for All Indiana State Fair Band Day Presented by Music Travel Consultants. Tonight at 8 p.m. the Sweet 16 will battle it out again for the prestigious first-place trophy and the honor of being named “Indiana’s Best Band.”

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100 FREE Things to Do at the 2019 Indiana State Fair

Indianapolis, IN- Where can you watch a world-renowned circus performance, pet baby goats, and meet your favorite Superheroes all in one day? The answer is none other than the Great Indiana State Fair! In fact, the Indiana State Fair offers more than 100 things to do daily that are FREE with your paid Fair admission. It doesn’t get much better than that, so start planning for all the fun ahead, and don’t forget that there are only 48 hours left – available through August 1st at 11:59 p.m. – to buy advance tickets to this year’s State Fair!

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