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What's New at the Fair

Racing pigs or augmented reality pigs? Playful otters or parakeet meet and greets? We have it ALL! The Indiana State Fair is back and even BIGGER with something for everyone!


Discover the rich legacy of Indiana basketball at the State Fair! Bring the whole family to explore the history, players, and moments that make Hoosier hoops legendary. Visit the Indiana Basketball History Exhibit in the Harvest Pavilion.

Daily 9AM-9PM: Harvest Pavilion


Don't miss the debut of Illuminate!, a lightshow sure to immerse fairgoers of all ages into a world of wonder in ways that may surprise even the most illuminated! Nestled within Expo Hall, this new exhibit is FREE with paid Fair admission.

Experience this spectacular display of lights through the first two weeks of the Fair!

July 28-Aug 6, 9AM-9PM: Expo Hall


Experience the excitement of the Pacers Sports & Entertainment Exhibit at the Indiana State Fair! Immerse yourself in the world of Indiana's beloved Pacers, Fever, Mad Ants and Pacer’s Gaming. Interact with players, coaches, life size bobble heads and more iconic moments. A must-see for all basketball fans!

Daily 9AM-9PM: Harvest Pavilion


Get your tossin' arm ready! Please join us for our FIRST Indiana State Fair Cornhole Tournament on July 29! Sign up for your chance at a $2,000 prize.

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Space Ham: An Augmented Reality Space Experience

Welcome to Space Ham - the Indiana State Fair's first-ever augmented reality experience! Use your phone to scan the QR code to meet Hammy and his team. Space Ham uses the camera on your phone to transport you to a unique outer space arena filled with Hammy's friends and activities. Explore this amazing exhibit and see something truly out of this world!

Daily 9AM-8PM: Main Street


Come take a splash with this interactive, up-close-and-personal show with the sweetest creatures on the Fairgrounds! Slide in to the MHS Family Fun Park August 2-20 to catch Otter Adventure.

Aug 2-20 (times vary): MHS Family Fun Park


You can't see pigs fly but you can see them RACE! You haven't lived until you've seen these racing pigs compete for the grand prize, an Oreo cookie! Check out the races on the east end of the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand every Friday through Sunday at 11:30AM, 12:30PM, 3PM, 6PM and 7:30PM!

Dates and Times Vary: Main Street


You won’t want to miss The Xpogo Stunt Team- competitors on two seasons of Americas Got Talent! Jumping over 9 feet in the air on next generations pogo sticks while throwing down flips and incredible tricks, Xpogo will THRILL you ‘til the final bounce. Catch their performances every day of the Fair in The Backyard!

Daily (times vary): The Backyard

Sneaker design contest: presented by indiana fashion foundation

Open to Youth (age 11-17) & Adult participants. White sneakers, supplies and paint are provided! $30 Registration Fee

July 28 - 2 & 6PM: Indiana Arts Building

HOOPFEST: A Basketball amusement park

Whether you're a casual fan, an aspiring player, or a die-hard basketball lover, Hoopfest has something for everyone. Come join us at this exhilarating basketball theme park and experience the thrill, joy, and camaraderie that the sport brings. Get ready to shoot, score, and create unforgettable basketball memories at Hoopfest!

Daily 9AM-8PM: The Backyard

Chuck Taylor and Indiana Basketball at the Indiana History Train

In a variety of ways, Indiana remains the heart of basketball in the United States. Its history here has no shortage of iconic moments or people. There are many Hoosier natives who are famous for changing or contributing to the game, such as Oscar Robertson, John Wooden, and Larry Bird. There is one Hoosier who gave his life to the game, whose name virtually everyone in the United States knows. His fame extends far beyond the bounds of basketball. Few, however, who know his name know much about him. The man is Charles Hollis Taylor, better known as “Chuck” Taylor—the man behind the name on that famous shoe—the Converse All Star. In this exhibit you will be able to explore:

  • The Game that Chuck Taylor helped to spread
  • The Man who Chuck Taylor really was
  • The Shoe Chuck Taylor made famous

Daily 9AM-8PM: MHS Family Fun Park

Pluie Diaper Changing Tables

Families and caregivers can now find the world's first and only self-sanitizing diaper changing tables throughout the Fairgrounds! Pluie's patented UV-C light system known to kill 99.9% of germs sanitizes the changing surface in just 60 seconds. Multipurpose handles, a plush changing surface, and retractable safety strap also improve cleanliness, comfort, and convenience. Co-founded by an Indy native, Pluie headquartered and manufactured in the Midwest.

Daily 9AM-9PM

Hoosiers movie exhibit

The 1951 Chevy Gene Hackman drove in the movie Hoosiers.

Daily 9AM-9PM: Harvest Pavilion


Get up close and personal with friendly parakeets at the State Fair! Bring the whole family to experience a delightful encounter with these colorful birds. The Parakeet Encounter is located just west of the Indiana Young Farmers Building.

Daily 9AM-8PM: DNR Building

The rope warrior

The Rope Warrior is a lean, mean, jumping machine who executes stunts that most of us can't even imagine-using a jump rope, and is the current Guinness World Record holder for the most "Rump Jumps" (jumping rope while reclining on his bottom) in one minute: 56.

Aug 9-13 (times vary): Main Street


Enjoy a new shopping district you won’t want to miss!

Daily 9AM-8PM: The Mercantile at AgHort

Indiana Musician showcase

Enjoy the music of local Indiana musicians performing around the State Fairgrounds in many locations! Stop by The Backyard, Wine Garden and The Taproom.

Daily: The Backyard, Wine Garden and The Taproom
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