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State Fair Trip Tips

With 250 acres, there's a lot to see and do at the Indiana State Fair! Let us help you create memories by following these Trip Tips:



TRIP: New for This Year Only!

Backyard Brats & Brews

Looking for a shady spot to sit back and relax during your visit to the 2021 Indiana State Fair? Located in Hoosier Spirit Park, Backyard Brats and Brews is the perfect place to grab a cold beverage, grilled brats, and other snacks while enjoying live music and yard games. With its unique “backyard barbeque” atmosphere, this family-friendly area is great for all ages. Stop by the Backyard Brats & Brews open from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM daily during the Fair.

Bubble Tower

Come visit the Frito-Lay Family Fun Park to witness the world’s BIGGEST bubble toy in action! This machine is a solar-powered attraction sure to delight fairgoers all day, every day. Stop by for some bubble popping fun and to soak in the beauty of shiny bubbles floating through the hot summer air. Just follow the bubbles!

City of Bricks

“City of Bricks” is an award-winning, interactive experience featuring Sean Kenney’s Wild Connections Made with LEGO® Bricks. Produced by Imagine Exhibitions, this incredible collection offers larger-than-life, nature-inspired sculptures and creations made entirely from LEGO® Bricks. Open daily in the Harvest Pavilion from 9AM to 9PM.

Forever Forest
Explore how our lives are connected to forests in the all-new Forever Forest exhibit. Presented by Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association, Forever Forest is an interactive exhibit where children can play and learn about sustainability, selective harvesting, transportation needs, and the every-day products we use that are made from trees. This exciting new exhibit is located at the Farm Bureau Building and is open daily from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

The Great American Duck Race

One water track, four racing lanes, unlimited smiles! Whether you’re chosen to participate or not, everyone’s a winner at the Great American Duck Race. Learn about Mallard ducks and watch them splash to the finish line while you cheer on your favorite. Located in the Frito-Lay Family Fun Park, this unique and educational show takes place at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM, and 6:00 PM daily beginning August 4.

Hoosier Cruiser Super Wheel

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. Riders can enjoy one of the wheel’s 36 climate-controlled gondolas that comfortably seats 4 to 6 guests for a breathtaking, birds-eye view of the Fairgrounds and beyond! Price is $10 per rider and $15 for an upgraded, VIP experience.

The Mighty Mike Show

Step right up! The Mighty Mike Show is coming to the 2021 Indiana State Fair. Witness Mighty Mike juggle bowling balls and sledgehammers as if light as a feather while dressed in a 1920s-style bathing suit. Prepare to be amazed as he bends horseshoes and tears decks of cards but try not to laugh at his goofy dance routines. Shows will take place daily in Hoosier Spirit Park at 1:00, 2:30, 4:00, 5:00, and 6:30 PM.

The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show
Filled with action-packed competition and lots of laughs, it’s the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show! The show feature quality lumberjack competitors known throughout the world for their strength, skill, and athletic ability. Stop by the WGU Indiana Parklet to see them compete in events like log rolling and axe throwing. Shows start at 12:30, 2:00, 3:30, 5:30, and 7:00 PM daily.



TRIP: Kid-Approved!

Animal Town

A must-see, interactive animal experience, Animal Town includes 8 different species of barn yard animals and is located in the Frito-Lay Family Fun Park from 9AM – 8PM all 18 days of the Fair!

Bubble Tower

Come visit the Frito-Lay Family Fun Park to witness the world’s BIGGEST bubble toy in action! This machine is a solar-powered attraction sure to delight fairgoers all day, every day. Stop by for some bubble popping fun and to soak in the beauty of shiny bubbles floating through the hot summer air. Just follow the bubbles!

City of Bricks

“City of Bricks” is an award-winning, interactive experience featuring Sean Kenney’s Wild Connections Made with LEGO® Bricks. Produced by Imagine Exhibitions, this incredible collection offers larger-than-life, nature-inspired sculptures and creations made entirely from LEGO® Bricks. Open daily in the Harvest Pavilion from 9AM to 9PM.

Easy Ride ‘Em Ponies

Saddle up! Our littlest Fair fans will enjoy a hand-led pony ride around the south end of the Frito-Lay Family Fun Park! Price is $6 per rider and is open from 9AM-8PM.

Forever Forest
Explore how our lives are connected to forests in the all-new Forever Forest exhibit. Presented by Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association, Forever Forest is an interactive exhibit where children can play and learn about sustainability, selective harvesting, transportation needs, and the every-day products we use that are made from trees. This exciting new exhibit is located at the Farm Bureau Building and is open daily from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

The Great American Duck Race

One water track, four racing lanes, unlimited smiles! Whether you’re chosen to participate or not, everyone’s a winner at the Great American Duck Race. Learn about Mallard ducks and watch them splash to the finish line while you cheer on your favorite. Located in the Frito-Lay Family Fun Park, this unique and educational show takes place at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM, and 6:00 PM daily beginning August 4.

Little Hands on the Farm presented by CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plans

An Indiana State Fair MUST DO! Don’t miss this classic, interactive mock farm located in the Frito-Lay Family Fun Park. Open daily from 9AM – 8PM

The Mighty Mike Show

Step right up! The Mighty Mike Show is coming to the 2021 Indiana State Fair. Witness Mighty Mike juggle bowling balls and sledgehammers as if light as a feather while dressed in a 1920s-style bathing suit. Prepare to be amazed as he bends horseshoes and tears decks of cards but try not to laugh at his goofy dance routines. Shows will take place daily in Hoosier Spirit Park at 1:00, 2:30, 4:00, 5:00, and 6:30 PM.

The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show
Filled with action-packed competition and lots of laughs, it’s the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show! The show feature quality lumberjack competitors known throughout the world for their strength, skill, and athletic ability. Stop by the WGU Indiana Parklet to see them compete in events like log rolling and axe throwing. Shows start at 12:30, 2:00, 3:30, 5:30, and 7:00 PM daily.

Putt-Putt Golf

Enjoy a round of putt-putt golf for FREE in the Corteva Agriscience FFA Pavilion every day from 9AM – 8PM.




TRIP: Date Night

Animal Town

A must-see, interactive animal experience, Animal Town includes 8 different species of barn yard animals and is located in the Frito-Lay Family Fun Park from 9AM – 8PM all 18 days of the Fair!

Backyard Brats & Brews

Looking for a shady spot to sit back and relax during your visit to the 2021 Indiana State Fair? Located in Hoosier Spirit Park, Backyard Brats and Brews is the perfect place to grab a cold beverage, grilled brats, and other snacks while enjoying live music and yard games. With its unique “backyard barbeque” atmosphere, this family-friendly area is great for all ages. Stop by the Backyard Brats & Brews open from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM daily during the Fair.

Free Stage Concert

Located in Celebration Park, enjoy one of 18 FREE shows, nightly! Seating is first come, first served.

The Great American Duck Race

Challenge your loved one to a duck race! Whether you’re chosen to participate or not, everyone’s a winner at the Great American Duck Race. Learn about Mallard ducks and watch them splash to the finish line while you cheer on your favorite. Located in the Frito-Lay Family Fun Park, this unique and educational show takes place at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM, and 6:00 PM daily beginning August 4.

Hoosier Cruiser Super Wheel

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. Riders can enjoy one of the wheel’s 36 climate-controlled gondolas that comfortably seats 4 to 6 guests for a breathtaking, birds-eye view of the Fairgrounds and beyond! Price is $10 per rider and $15 for an upgraded, VIP experience.

Putt-Putt Golf

Classic date night activity! Enjoy a round of putt-putt golf for FREE in the Corteva Agriscience FFA Pavilion every day from 9AM – 8PM.

Taste of the Fair

Taste your way around the Fair! Pick up a map at any of our State Fair Information Booths pres. by Prairie Farms to help you locate this year’s NEW deliciously wacky food & beverage items! Don't forget to try each entry and vote for your favorite at the Fair.


Sleep Number Skyride
End your date night with a sunset ride on the Sleep Number Skyride! Price is $6 per rider.
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