WHAT’S NEW AT THE 2019 INDIANA STATE FAIR
Big Top Circus presented by BEE Window
The Circus is returning with ALL NEW acts! Quick change artists, muscle men, beautiful Arabian horses and the return of Bello Nock! The circus is FREE with paid Fair admission (seating if first come, first served). Try our new $5 Fastpass for Reserved Seating; limited supply.
Every year the Fair offers a wide variety of crazy fun foods across over 130 concessionaire stands! This year we’ll have even MORE wacky fun foods to try!
SUPER CITY: WHERE HEROES UNITE!
This year we’re bringing all of your favorite super heroes to YOU! This hands-on, interactive exhibit will let you feel like a super hero while being immersed into a world of everyday heroes, crime-fighters, and more. Join us in the Corteva Agriscience Harvest Pavilion to meet-and-greet with your favorite super heroes EVERYDAY of the Fair! Scroll down to see our full hero lineup!
Midway presented by 811
Always a thrilling experience, don’t miss the largest Midway in the Midwest at the Indiana State Fair Midway! Including a NEW Roller Coaster – the Sky Hawk!
On August 4 come get ZEN and connect with your INNER SPIRIT with one of our favorite barnyard animals! Sixty-minute sessions begin at 9AM, 10:30AM, 1:30PM and 3PM. Click Here to register now!
Celebrity Grape Stomp
Come watch our celebrities dive into a barrel of grapes and stomp their way to victory! Catch the Grape Stomping competition on August 2 at 5PM in the Indiana State Fair Wine Garden pres. by Indiana Grown.
Winners from the first Indiana State Fair Wine & Spirits Competition will be announced!
Hoosier Lottery Grandstand Schedule
Friday, August 2 Music for All Indiana State Fair Band Day pres. by Music Travel Consultants
Saturday, August 3 Hot Air Balloon Launch
Saturday, August 3 Light Up the Night Illuminated Tractor Parade & Balloon Night Glow
Tuesday, August 6 Harness Racing
Thursday, August 8 Grand Circuit Harness Racing featuring the Fox Stake
Saturday, August 10 Cheerleading Competition
Sunday, August 11 Indiana State Fair Tractor Pull
Tuesday, August 13 Indiana State Fair Championship Rodeo
Wednesday, August 14 Indiana State Fair Championship Rodeo
Saturday, August 17 Demolition Derby
Sunday, August 18 Demolition Derby
Remembering Our Fallen
A photographic war memorial featuring 31 Tribute Towers of 5,000 servicemen and women honoring our country’s military fallen from The War on Terror (9/11/2001 – Present). Help us honor these men and women through their own photos – poignant depictions of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. OPEN DAILY in the Renewal by Andersen Family Fun Park: AUGUST 2-11
K9 Crew Trick Dog Show
The K9 Crew Trick Dog Show is the ultimate high-energy canine thrill show!
Super Hero Schedule
Friday, August 2: Spider-Man
Saturday, August 3: Black Panther
Sunday, August 4: Iron Man
Monday, August 5: Captain America
Tuesday, August 6: Star-Lord
Wednesday, August 7: HULK
Thursday, August 8: Thor
Friday, August 9: Ant-Man
Saturday, August 10: Spider-Man
Sunday, August 11: Black Panther
Monday, August 12: Superman
Tuesday, August 13: The Flash
Wednesday, August 14: Wonder Woman
Thursday, August 15: Wonder Woman
Friday, August 16: Batman
Saturday, August 17: Green Lantern
Sunday, August 18: Batman
Bee Hive Demonstration
In celebration of National Bee Day (August 17), we’ll be leading a demonstration on how to properly inspect a bee hive! Buzz over to Animal Town pres. by Indiana Farm Bureau at 4PM to check it out.
Indiana State Fair Wine Garden presented by Indiana Grown
Come enjoy a glass from the winners of the 2019 Indiana State Fair Wine & Spirits Competition presented by Indiana Grown in the all new State Fair Wine Garden presented by Indiana Grown located outside of the Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building!
Super Cinema presented by IPL
Movies, games & more – Located on the north side of the Fairgrounds by Gate 12, come sit back, relax, and enjoy the great outdoors with family and friends!
Party with the Animals
Be a part of an animal’s morning stroll or nightly feeding with this all new exhibit tour! Gain backstage access to Animal Town pres. by Indiana Farm Bureau and learn what it takes to take care of our animals!
Tours are $10 and are held daily at 10AM & 6PM.
Participants can pay on site and will receive a prize after the tour!
Random Acts of Music
Classical Music Indy is known for their spontaneous pop up performances anywhere and anytime…grocery stores, street corners, Monument Circle and now the Indiana Arts Building! Stop by one of their performances on August 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15.
Join us daily to honor and celebrate our cultural heroes! From those that feed our minds or bodies to those that protect us and keep us safe.
Friday, August 2: Heroes of the Heart
Saturday, August 3: Heroes of the Classroom
Sunday, August 4: Hometown Heroes
Monday, August 5: Heroes of Freedom
Tuesday, August 6: Care Giver Heroes
Wednesday, August 7: Heroes of History
Thursday, August 8: Heroes of Bravery
Friday, August 9: Heroes of Justice
Saturday, August 10: Family Heroes
Sunday, August 11: Heroes of Hope
Monday, August 12: Heroes Behind the Badge
Tuesday, August 13: Heroes of Medicine
Wednesday, August 14: Heroes of the Field
Thursday, August 15: 4-Legged Heroes
Friday, August 16: Heroes of Courage
Saturday, August 17: Heroes of Sports
Sunday, August 18: Heroes of Giving
Enjoy these GREAT shows for FREE with paid Fair admission. Seating is first come, first served.
Friday, August 2: Ace Frehley
Saturday, August 3: To be announced
Sunday, August 4: Chase Rice
Monday, August 5: Air Supply
Tuesday, August 6: Indiana Wind Symphony
Wednesday, August 7: SWITCHFOOT
Thursday, August 8: KC & The Sunshine Band
Friday, August 9: Pop 2000 Tour (hosted by Lance Bass / O-Town /Aaron Carter / Ryan Cabrera / Tyler Hilton)
Saturday, August 10: David Nail
Sunday, August 11: Matthew West & Francesca Battistelli
Monday, August 12: Happy Together Tour (The Turtles / Chuck Negron, formely of Three Dog Night / Gary Puckett & The Union Gap / The Buckinghams / The Classic IV / The Cowsills)
Tuesday, August 13: Sixteen Candles
Wednesday, August 14: Boyz II Men
Thursday, August 15: Melissa Etheridge
Friday, August 16: Everclear
Saturday, August 17: The Guess Who
Sunday, August 18: Gospel Music Festival headlined by Mary Mary
Featured Farmers presented by Corteva Agriscience
Beginning in 2015, the Fair honors and celebrates 17 different farming families and agricultural commodities for all 17 days of the Fair. This year we are honored to continue telling the story of where your food comes from and how Hoosiers are helping feed the world.
Friday, August 2: Huber family – Huber’s Orchard & Winery (Wine), Clark County
Saturday, August 3: Russell family – Russell Veggies (Vegetables), Floyd County
Sunday, August 4: Rodibaugh family- Rodibaugh Farms (Soybeans and Pork), Jasper County
Monday, August 5: Mark Smith – Mark Smith Farms (Llamas), Montgomery County
Tuesday, August 6: Sean Smith – Culver Duck (Duck), Elkhart County
Wednesday, August 7: Gelfius family – Gelfius Farms (Tomatoes and Pork), Bartholomew County
Thursday, August 8: Arnholt family – Arnholt Farms (Corn and Green Beans), Bartholomew County
Friday, August 9: Jeff Martin – Triple B Tilapia (Tilapia) Jasper County
Saturday, August 10: Houin family – Homestead Dairy (Dairy Cows), Marshall County
Sunday, August 11: Lamb family – Lamb Farms (Popcorn), Boone County
Monday, August 12: Sommer family – Sommer Farms (Corn, Soybeans, Alfalfa, and Dairy Cows), Adams County
Tuesday, August 13: Sam & Darren Schwoeppe – Schwoeppe Dairy Farm, (Dairy Cows), Dubois County
Wednesday, August 14: Glenn Morris – Lyles Station (Beef, Corn, and Soybeans), Gibson County
Thursday, August 15: Emily & Cory Studebaker (Poultry), Whitley County
Friday, August 16: Smith family – Smith Family Farms (Beef and Pumpkins), Madison County
Saturday, August 17: Cline family – Cline Farms (Corn, Soybeans and Pork), Tipton County
Sunday, August 18: Kevin Bohman – Bohman Bee Company (Honey), Jefferson County