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MEDIA ADVISORY: 2020 INDIANA STATE FAIR 4-H LIVESTOCK COMPETITION & PROJECT SHOWCASE

WHAT: The Indiana State Fair 4-H Livestock Competition & 4-H Project Showcase is an event showcasing the 4-H youth project components of the State Fair; focusing on youth education, development and the human and animal connection. Participation is limited to 4-H members. The Indiana State Fair 4-H Livestock Competition will include:
• 4-H Horse & Pony
• 4-H Beef
• 4-H Dairy & Dairy Beef
• 4-H Swine
• 4-H Sheep
• 4-H Meat Goats
• 4-H Dairy Goats
• 4-H Pygmy Goats
• 4-H Llama
• 4-H Rabbit
• 4-H Poultry
• 4-H & FFA State Livestock Judging Contest

The Indiana State Fair Project Showcase will be held on Saturday, August 15 and will include:

Fashion Revue; Public Speaking; Demonstrations, Tractor Operating

Grand Drive: 4 p.m., Sunday, August 9

Supreme Drive: 4 p.m., Sunday, August 16

A complete schedule is available at www.indianastatefair.com. Unofficial results will be posted to indianastatefair.com as they become available.

WHEN: August 8-22, 2020
WHERE: Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center, 1202 E 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205
  • Media Parking: Enter through Gate 6 off Fall Creek Parkway and park behind the Public Safety Building (first building on the left when you enter through the Gate).
IMPORTANT NOTES: ALL members of the media covering the event must notify me in advance regarding their coverage plans so that I can meet/escort you from the Public Safety Parking Lot. Facial coverings and temperature checks are mandatory (I will administer temp checks). Please contact me on my cell phone at 317-619-0374 at least 30 minutes prior to arriving to the State Fairgrounds.

• For more information or to access event FAQs, visit www.indianastatefair.com
• Twitter: @IndyStateFair

2020 INDIANA STATE FAIR WILL NOT TAKE PLACE; MODIFIED STATE FAIR 4-H LIVESTOCK SHOW SCHEDULED IN AUGUST AT THE STATE FAIRGROUNDS – JUNE 4 - 2PM

Indianapolis, IN 6/4/2020 - Today the Indiana State Fair Commission and the Indiana State Fair Board announced a modified State Fair 4-H Livestock Show with additional activities that will be held on the State Fairgrounds in August. This year’s traditional Indiana State Fair will not take place. Ultimately, the difficult decision was driven by the impact of COVID-19. Click Here to read more!


UPDATED ISFEC STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) – MAY 21 - 2:30PM

As we move forward with plans to host this year’s Indiana State Fair August 7-23, we continue to monitor the situation closely and follow the guidance of the State of Indiana and public health authorities. Until then, we encourage Hoosiers to stay healthy and strong as our community continues to rebound.

UPDATED ISFEC STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) – MAY 1 - 2:30PM

Governor Holcomb has detailed the state’s plans for a roadmap to reopening the Indiana economy as the COVID-19 pandemic continues with five stages leading to an anticipated full reopening by July 4. By July 4, the state hopes large events and mass gatherings, including the Indiana State Fair, August 7-23, will be allowed at full capacity. With these new guidelines in place, all events at the Fairgrounds have been suspended through the end of June. We are diligently working to reschedule those events that we can to a later date.

Welcome to August Indy 500! The Greatest 17 Days of Summer just got BIGGER!

“We would like to officially welcome the Indy 500 to the Month of August. Two iconic events, our Great Indiana State Fair & the Indy 500 will surely make for an incredible month for our City and our State. August in Indy just got bigger!”

Cindy Hoye, Executive Director Indiana State Fair Commission


UPDATED ISFEC STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - MARCH 16 – 12:30pM

Announced today: Governor Holcomb has ordered that all large events and mass gatherings must be limited to no more than 50 people in the interest of public health. The Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center has suspended all events for the next 8 weeks. We are diligently working to reschedule those events that we can to a date later in the year.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but the safety and health of our guests, staff and community are our top priority. A ticket refund policy is being developed for individual shows and will be communicated when finalized. Please check our Events webpage for updates on event status.

Click Here to view the Indiana State Department of Health’s dedicated webpage for COVID-19, as well as, the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.


ISFEC STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - MARCH 12 - 4:22PM

In the interest of public health, Governor Holcomb has ordered that all non-essential gatherings must be limited to no more than 250 people. Until further notice events scheduled at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center are suspended. We will work in the coming weeks to reschedule those events that we can.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but the safety and health of our guests, staff and community are our top priority. A ticket refund policy is being developed and will be communicated when finalized. Please check back for updates.

Click Here to view the Indiana State Department of Health’s dedicated webpage for COVID-19.

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