Celebrating the State that Grew the Game

Join us for the 2020 Indiana State Fair, August 7th – 23rd, for a celebration of new proportions! The 2020 Indiana State Fair will Celebrate the State that Grew the Game of Basketball presented by Pacers Sports & Entertainment.

Hoosier farm communities have always known how to grow a good thing, including the game of basketball – it grew here as it would grow like nowhere else. From back road barnyards to small town schoolyards; from high school gyms to college field houses, from neighborhood streets to big city arenas….Indiana basketball has always raised spirits and created champions. And while the rest of the country eventually joined us in our pursuit of basketball glory, nobody does it like we do.

1892: the first Indiana State Fair at the current Fairgrounds AND the first year basketball took root here. Two Hoosier traditions that have stood the test of time.

We are proud to team up with Pacers Sports & Entertainment to pay tribute to our rich basketball heritage….to bring you the Year of Basketball!

New for 2020!

  • Celebrity Appearances
  • ALL STAR COURT – a Basketball Amusement Park
  • Daily Indiana Basketball Stories
  • Bee Window Harvest Pavilion will be home to the Indiana Pacers Sports and Entertainment Activation Court and where we'll celebrate Indiana’s basketball history. You won't want to miss the free throw shoot-outs, dunk contests, ba-skee ball, and daily performances!
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