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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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