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Featured Farmers Announced for 2018 Indiana State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 14, 2018) — The Indiana State Fair and Corteva Agriscience are proud to announce the Featured Farmers being honored at this year’s Indiana State Fair. In its fourth year, this program celebrates and helps put a face on Hoosier agriculture by connecting consumers with farmers. The 17 farm operations represent all regions of the state, showcasing different agricultural products throughout the 17-day fair, August 3-19.

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Fairgoers Invited to STEP RIGHT UP! to The Greatest 17 Days of Summer

April 18, 2019, INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, circus lovers from around the world! The Indiana State Fair announces its 2018 theme STEP RIGHT UP! to The Greatest 17 Days of Summer, August 3-19. For the first time the Indiana State Fair, the greatest showcase of agriculture and entertainment, is bringing fairgoers a world-class circus featuring acrobats, clowns, trapeze artists and more! The new Big Top Circus presented by Bee Window is FREE with paid State Fair admission.

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Entries are open today for 2018 Indiana State Fair competitions

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 1, 2018) — The Indiana State Fair has opened entries, and the 2018 Indiana State Fair Entry Books and all registration and deadline information is live online for all competitions such as best apple pie, best cookie jar and best hand-pieced quilt.

Competitors can choose from 38 departments, including vegetables, livestock, photography and textiles. All ages are welcome to compete for cash prizes and 8,292 blue ribbons to be awarded.

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Indiana State Fair “FAIRS Care Drive-Thru Food Drive” to benefit Gleaners Food Bank, March 20

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. 2/28/18 – In honor of National Ag Day on March 20, the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center and its FAIRS Care program needs your help to provide much needed food relief for the community’s food pantry source, Gleaners Food Bank. The “FAIRS Care Drive-Thru Food Drive,” will be held on Tuesday, March 20 from 6:30 – 9:30 AM and 3:00-6:00 PM at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center, Fall Creek Pavilion Parking Lot (located inside the main entrance off Fall Creek Parkway), at the Gate 6 entrance.

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2018 Miss Indiana State Fair Queen Crowned

INDIANAPOLIS, IN 1/7/18- Audrey Campbell, Miss Fountain County, was crowned the 60th Indiana State Fair Queen today at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center.

Miss Indiana State Fair 2018 was selected over 83 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 great Indiana State Fair, August 3-19, 2018.

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Indiana State Fair Commission’s Cindy Hoye Inducted into Industry Hall of Fame

LAS VEGAS, NV — November 27, 2017 — Today at the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) 127th Annual Convention, Cynthia “Cindy” Hoye of the Indiana State Fair was inducted into the IAFE Hall of Fame. The IAFE Convention is currently taking place Nov. 26-29, at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. The highest honor bestowed by the IAFE, the Hall of Fame Award is presented annually in recognition of an individual’s distinguished achievement in, or contribution to, the Fair industry.

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Indiana State Fair Commission Statement – Andre Lacy

Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center

Nov 30, 2017 – The Indiana State Fair Commission (ISFC), the Indiana State Fair Board, and the entire ISFC organization are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our Chairman, Andre Lacy.

We feel extremely fortunate to have worked closely with this special man who dedicated his life to providing visionary and enthusiastic leadership to the community.  His extraordinary dedication to the ISFC and the Indiana State Fair will be remembered for years to come.

Our thoughts and sincere sympathies are with the Lacy family during this difficult time.

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22nd Annual Safe Night Halloween Trunk or Treat

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – For the 22nd consecutive year, dozens of community partners are coming together at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion during Safe Night Halloween Trunk or Treat from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31st. Offering kids and parents a free, safe place to spend Halloween, the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center’s Safe Night Halloween Trunk or Treat is open to all children ages 12 and under who are accompanied by an adult.

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

Indiana State Fairgrounds, INDIANAPOLIS, IN, August 21, 2017 – As the 2017 Indiana State Fair drew to a close Sunday night, one milestone remained for twenty-four 4-H youth whose hard work and dedication had earned them the right to attend the Celebration of Champions at Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

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Indiana State Fair draws more than 900,000 fairgoers

Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center, INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 8/20/17 – The 2017 Indiana State Fair themed “The Wonderful World of Food” welcomed a total of 906,732 fairgoers through its gates over a 17-day run, August 4th-20th, which marks a 24% increase in attendance over 2016.  With 17 days of fantastic weather, the fair had steady crowds that enjoyed new attractions, a wide variety of food, and free entertainment.

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