Marion County Fair holds family arts competition

INDIANAPOLIS – The Marion County Fair will be hosting family arts competitions throughout the fair from June 15 to June 24, 2018. Exhibits are separated into three categories: People’s Choice, Daily Contests, and Open Class Competitions.

This year, the People’s Choice Contests are greatly anticipated. The categories are: “Pinterest” Inspired Picture Frames, Duct Tape Contest, and Fairy Garden Containers. These items entered will be left on display throughout the fair and fairgoers will have the chance to vote on their favorite.

There will also be daily contests held, including a Husband/Wife Calling Contest, a Watermelon Seed Spittin’ Contest sponsored by Waterman’s Farm Market, and even a Best Fair Selfie Contest.

The most traditional competitions are the Open Class Competitions. Exhibits such as home arts, photography, fine arts, culinary arts, and food preservation will be turned in and judged before the fair and then put on display with their ribbons to show off to the fairgoers.

Entries for People’s Choice and Open Class Competitions are due on Saturday, June 10 from 1 to 5 p.m. For full family arts rules and and entry forms visit

The competitions will be taking place at the Marion County Fairgrounds, 7300 East Troy Avenue, located just east of I-465 & Southeastern Avenue interchange. Gates open at 5 p.m. on weekdays and 12 noon on weekends. General Admission to the grounds is $5 per person; children 5 and under are free, military members with a valid ID are free, and parking is free in convenient fairground lots.

General admission fair tickets can be purchased online at For more information about the Marion County Fair Family Arts competitions, visit

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For further information contact:

Sally Bonneau, 317.846.8965/office, 317.965.5566/cell,