Fair Animals at the Marion County Fair

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INDIANAPOLIS- The Marion County Fair is very unique in the fact that it is a very urban area. There are not a lot of farms in the county nor land to house a bunch of animals. That being said that doesn’t mean the fair doesn’t have animals for fairgoers to enjoy.

Throughout the fair, Baird Petting Zoo & Pony Rides will be at the Community Youth Building. The unique petting zoo has both farm animals and exotic animals. Walking through the petting zoo costs nothing, but there is feed available for purchase if you want to feed some of your favorite animals.

The fair will also have an arrange of different animal based contests hosted by 4-H. The Horse Arena alone will have four events throughout the fair. Two of these events will be Western Horsemanship and Speeding Events. Other animals that will have featured shows will be poultry, Serama poultry, dogs, swine, sheep, and other small animals.

On the performance front, we also have two special shows that fairgoers should check. The Elite Performance K9s will be returning again this year. This year will also have Indy’s Wildlife & Exotic Rescue there doing demonstrations.

This will be taking place at the 123-acre Marion County Fairgrounds, 7300 East Troy Avenue, located just east of I-465 & Southeastern Avenue interchange. Gates open 5pm 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 always free in convenient fairground lots.

Visit www.MarionCountyFair.org for a complete schedule of events, including exact days and times.