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.

New Foods!

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!

Goat Yoga

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.

Cultural Heroes

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

 

Free Stage

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