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Mayor Joe Hogsett Announces 2021 Mayor’s Bike to the Fair Day

Mayor Joe Hogsett Announces 2021 Mayor’s Bike to the Fair Day

INDIANAPOLIS – Today Mayor Joe Hogsett announced the details of the 2021 Mayor’s Bike to the Fair Day, in partnership with the Indiana State Fair. The Indiana State Fair returns this year July 30-August 22, closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

“We’re excited to bring back one of our favorite annual events,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett. “The Mayor’s Bike to the Fair Day is a great way for cyclists of all ages to experience our beautiful trails and greenways on the way to enjoying the unparalleled entertainment of the Indiana State Fair.”
 
Plan Your Trip to the 2021 Indiana State Fair

Plan Your Trip to the 2021 Indiana State Fair

July 28, 2021, Indianapolis – The Great 2021 Indiana State Fair is right around the corner, and it’s time to start planning your trip! The 2021 Indiana State Fair opens this Friday, July 30 and will be CLOSED on Mondays and Tuesdays. A great summer tradition returns with your favorite tasty foods, and amazing new rides like the Hoosier Cruiser Super Wheel and the Double Decker Carousel. This year, there’s plenty of WOWs and NEW experiences blended with your favorite Hoosier traditions! And with so much to see and do, it’s a good idea to plan your visit before you head to the fair. 
10 NEW Things Added to Your 2021 Indiana State Fair

10 NEW Things Added to Your 2021 Indiana State Fair

July 22, 2021, INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Indiana State Fair, July 30-August 22 (CLOSED Mondays and Tuesdays), is full of traditions and memories for Hoosiers, but equally important, are the exciting, NEW experiences to enjoy. Sign up for a yoga session with goats and pigs, be amazed as Mighty Mike bends horseshoe, or sit back and relax at the new Backyard Outdoor Bar. The 2021 Indiana State Fair is back in an even bigger way and has something for everyone! This is just some of the interactive new experiences that will be at your 2021 State Fair:  
“City of Bricks” Featuring Sean Kenney’s Wild Connections Made with LEGO® Bricks Coming to the India

“City of Bricks” Featuring Sean Kenney’s Wild Connections Made with LEGO® Bricks Coming to the India

July 20, 2021 INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Calling all LEGO lovers! NEW to the 2021 Indiana State Fair, “City of Bricks” is an award-winning, interactive experience featuring Sean Kenney’s Wild Connections Made with LEGO® Bricks located in the State Fair’s Harvest Pavilion. The “City of Bricks” experience will be offered free-of-charge with paid fair admission throughout the State Fair, July 30-August 22 (the fair is CLOSED Mondays and Tuesdays). 
NEW Fair Food Announced for the 2021 Indiana State Fair

NEW Fair Food Announced for the 2021 Indiana State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, July 8, 2021 – Indulging in sweet and savory treats is an absolute must when visiting the Great Indiana State Fair and routinely ranks as the #1 reason people attend the fair. Just announced: a variety of new and wacky culinary creations added to this year’s State Fair offerings!

As always, the 2021 Indiana State Fair will offer traditional fair foods such as corn dogs and elephant ears, but these NEW 23 food items featured in the “Taste of the Fair” contest are a MUST TRY.
 
2021 Indiana State Fair to Host 2nd Job Fair

2021 Indiana State Fair to Host 2nd Job Fair

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 1, 2021) Every year the Indiana State Fair hires seasonal employees to help put on the Great Indiana State Fair, returning July 30-August 22 (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). The State Fair is a month away and still has about 100 positions available for anyone looking for a fun, summer seasonal job.

The Indiana State Fair will hold a second job fair Wednesday, July 7 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center in the Pop Weaver Youth Pavilion, 1202 E. 38th Street, Indianapolis, 46205. Candidates will be interviewed and potentially hired on-site.
 
Experience Indiana’s Largest Ferris Wheel & Ways to Save BIG at the 2021 Indiana State Fair

Experience Indiana’s Largest Ferris Wheel & Ways to Save BIG at the 2021 Indiana State Fair

Indianapolis, IN, June 30, 2021- Where can you experience the largest Ferris wheel in the state and enjoy free concerts from some of your favorite musicians all in one day? The answer is your Indiana State Fair! The Fair is scheduled for July 30-August 22 and is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

NEW to this year’s fair: the Hoosier Cruiser Super Wheel allows fairgoers to soar to new heights on the largest Ferris Wheel in the state of Indiana! Standing a whopping 150-feet tall, this giant wheel will be located on the north stretch of the State Fairgrounds and will operate daily throughout the fair.
 
Inaugural Deep Fry Dash for Damar set for Aug. 4 during Indiana State Fair

Inaugural Deep Fry Dash for Damar set for Aug. 4 during Indiana State Fair

The Indiana State Fair,scheduled for July 30-August 22 (CLOSED Mondays and Tuesdays), will host the inaugural Deep Fry Dash for Damar presented by Meridian Health Services, a 5K and one-mile fun run through the Indiana State Fairgrounds on the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 4.

Open to runners and walkers of all ages, the event will benefit two great causes: Damar Services, which cares for children and adults with developmental disabilities and autism, and the Indiana State Fair Foundation, which raises funds to support year-around agriculture education, youth development and campus stewardship efforts of the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center.
 
NATIONAL EXPOSITION SWINE SHOW MOVES TO INDIANAPOLIS

NATIONAL EXPOSITION SWINE SHOW MOVES TO INDIANAPOLIS

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, June 8, 2021 – For the first time in its history, the National Swine Registry (NSR) will host the Exposition Swine Show in Indianapolis at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center, June 13-19. The Exposition was historically held in conjunction with the World Pork Expo, the world’s largest pork industry-specific trade show, in Des Moines, Iowa until 2019 when it was established as a separate, stand-alone event.  
Hundreds of seasonal jobs available for 2021 Indiana State Fair

Hundreds of seasonal jobs available for 2021 Indiana State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 18, 2021) Every year the Indiana State Fair hires seasonal employees to help put on the Great Indiana State Fair, returning July 30-August 22. This is your opportunity to be part of an amazing State Fair team!

The 12th annual Indiana State Fair Job Fair will be held Tuesday, May 25th from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center in the Agriculture/Horticulture Building, 1202 E. 38th Street, Indianapolis, 46205.
 
Indiana State Fair Returns this Summer

Indiana State Fair Returns this Summer

May 4, 2021, INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Indiana State Fair announced today that this year’s State Fair will take place Friday, July 30th – Sunday, August 22nd. The Fair will dedicate this year’s theme to celebrating all things Indiana and the resiliency of the Hoosier Spirit. State Fair officials have been actively working with the Indiana State Department of Health as planning continues in the coming months.  
Indiana State Fairgrounds education program offers augmented reality experiences for students

Indiana State Fairgrounds education program offers augmented reality experiences for students

In celebration of National Ag Day, the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture have teamed up to launch a new augmented reality education opportunity for students of all ages but with a focus on grades eight, nine and 10. 
More than 8,000 students are registered for virtual field trips during the spring semester!

More than 8,000 students are registered for virtual field trips during the spring semester!

DID YOU KNOW? More than 8,000 students are registered for virtual field trips during the spring semester at the Indiana State Fairgrounds! Virtual field trips are an excellent example of how the Fairgrounds’ Education Department has been able to use technology to pivot during the pandemic and provide ag-oriented, curriculum-based field trips to students throughout the state. 
Popular Drive-Through Christmas Light Display Raises Money for Local Charities

Popular Drive-Through Christmas Light Display Raises Money for Local Charities

December 14, 2020, INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Not only is Christmas Nights of Lights at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center bigger and better than ever this year, the event is spreading holiday cheer by raising money for local charities. To date, the popular drive-through light show has raised more than $12,000 for the following nonprofit organizations:
Indy Humane - $2,800
Toys for Tots - $1,500
FOX59 Pack the Pantries - $4,300
WRTV Toy Drive - $3,500
 
Popular Drive-Through Christmas Light Display Returns

Popular Drive-Through Christmas Light Display Returns

November 5, 2020, INDIANAPOLIS, IN – A family holiday tradition continues at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center and it’s bigger and better than ever! The show will feature new music, an extended route and additional light displays including a spectacular 240 ft. wall of lights, making it the largest synchronized show in Central Indiana. This dazzling light display will be open from dusk until 10 p.m., with extended hours on the weekends, November 13, 2020 through January 3, 2021.  
Weekend of Motorsports Scheduled for Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center

Weekend of Motorsports Scheduled for Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center

(Indianapolis, IN) Motorsports fans are excited about a big weekend of racing, coming to the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center, Friday-Sunday, August 21-23. Friday and Saturday action features racing of the two-wheeled variety with American Flat Track followed by the return of the Hoosier Hundred for USAC Silver Crown on Sunday. 
2020 INDIANA STATE FAIR 4-H LIVESTOCK COMPETITION & PROJECT SHOWCASE

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 
Mecum Exceeds $74 Million in Indy with a Triumphant Return to Live Auctions

Mecum Exceeds $74 Million in Indy with a Triumphant Return to Live Auctions

WALWORTH, Wis. – July 21, 2020 – Mecum Auctions held its most successful Indianapolis auction to date as the 33rd annual flagship event climbed to just more than $74 million in overall sales. In all, the 2020 auction was host to 1,800 vehicles and more than 6,000 Road Art lots offered over nine auction days, July 10-18. The sprawling Indy lineup ultimately achieved an overall sell-through rate of 90% as the vehicles alone reached an exceptional 78% sold. Notably, 346 of the vehicles offered were sold to online-only bidders for a total of $10.3 million. 
Indiana State Fairgrounds hosts World Blood Donor Day Red Cross blood drive to help during pandemic

Indiana State Fairgrounds hosts World Blood Donor Day Red Cross blood drive to help during pandemic

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 8, 2020) — The Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center and Anheuser Busch are stepping up to help during the pandemic by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive to boost blood supplies. The blood drive will take place on World Blood Donor Day, Sunday, June 14, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center, 1202 East 38th Street in Indianapolis, with a goal to collect 75 blood donations.  
2020 INDIANA STATE FAIR WILL NOT TAKE PLACE MODIFIED STATE FAIR 4-H LIVESTOCK SHOW SCHEDULED IN AUG.

2020 INDIANA STATE FAIR WILL NOT TAKE PLACE MODIFIED STATE FAIR 4-H LIVESTOCK SHOW SCHEDULED IN AUG.

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.  
MEDIA ADVISORY: Mega Fresh Mobile Pantry Food Distribution

MEDIA ADVISORY: Mega Fresh Mobile Pantry Food Distribution

Saturday, May 16
Media Availability: 9-9:45 am by the Indiana Farmers Coliseum
Drive Through Distribution: 10 am to 3 pm (while supplies last)
NOTE: Media are welcome throughout the event
 
Welcome to August Indy 500! The Greatest 17 Days of Summer just got BIGGER!

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 and 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
Basketball is the theme of the 2020 Indiana State Fair

Basketball is the theme of the 2020 Indiana State Fair

March 10, 2020, INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Great Indiana State Fair, taking place August 7-23, announces that its 2020 theme BASKETBALL presented by Pacers Sports & Entertainment will be dedicated to all things related to the sport, with an homage to Indiana’s rich basketball legacy. The theme will be activated through multiple interactive experiences, including All-Star Court (a Basketball Amusement Park), the Pacers Sports & Entertainment Court, daily storytelling moments – 17 of Indiana’s greatest basketball stories told through the 17 days of the Fair, team player meet & greets, and so much more. 
ApHC NATIONAL SHOW MOVING TO INDIANAPOLIS IN 2021

ApHC NATIONAL SHOW MOVING TO INDIANAPOLIS IN 2021

MOSCOW, Idaho – For the first time since 1992, when it was held in Columbus, Ohio, the National Appaloosa Horse Show & Youth World Championship is coming back to the Midwest. The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) and the Indiana State Fair Commission today signed a 3-year agreement to hold one of America’s oldest and most prestigious horse shows in Indianapolis, beginning in 2021. 
2020 Miss Indiana State Fair Queen Crowned

2020 Miss Indiana State Fair Queen Crowned

INDIANAPOLIS, IN 1/5/20 - Claudia Duncan, Miss Vanderburgh County, was crowned the 62nd Indiana State Fair Queen today at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center. Claudia is the 4th representative from Vanderburgh County to be crowned Miss Indiana State Fair following Karen Kosester, 1974; Tate Fritchley, 2016 and Becca Lax, 2017.

Miss Indiana State Fair 2020 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 at least 10,000 miles during June and July to approximately 45 counties in preparation for the great Indiana State Fair, August 7-23, 2020.
 

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