Calendar of Events – Fair 2018-05-17T13:08:13+00:00

Fair Calendar of Events

Every Day of the Fair

Every Day Attractions & Exhibits

Opening Weekend

1st Friday
1st Saturday
1st Sunday

Mid-Fair

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday

Closing Weekend

2nd Friday
2nd Saturday
2nd Sunday

Calendar of Events

Below you will find a daily lineup / calendar for hours of operation, special discounts, key events, special features & more! This page doesn’t offer a comprehensive list of everything that is happening at the fair, but should give you a good overview of the main attractions. We will post our fair program on this page in early June with the complete scheduled lineup!

NOTE – If you are looking for fairgrounds events outside of fair time, please click here!

Every Day Attractions & Exhibits

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday
Gates & Midway – 5p – 11p
Exhibit Buildings – 5p – 9p

Saturday & Sunday
Gates & Midway – 12p – 11p
Exhibit Buildings – 12p – 9p

Special Discounts

Check the daily lineups below!

Featured Buildings & Areas

Certain locations around the fairgrounds have activity & exhibits every day! Here is an overview of the areas and what you will find in them!

  • The Midway – This signature attraction lights up the night sky and the smiling faces of kids and adults alike! The midway is open during all hours of the fair and often has ride discounts available. See the daily lineup below for daily specials!
  • Fair Concessionaires – Perhaps the most iconic part of the fair – THE FOOD – Our concessionaires serve up all the traditional fair fare to satisfy your palette!
  • Park Stage – Serving as the epicenter for fair music, talent and entertainment… the Park Stage hosts a variety of acts each day!
  • The Marketplace – This air-conditioned building features local business exhibits, cash & carry items and a sit-down cafe.
  • Family Arts Building – Also air-conditioned, this building hosts competitions and family artistry for all aspiring to be “the best in Marion County” at what they do!
  • Baird Petting Zoo & Pony Rides – Located inside and on the front lawn of the 4H Community Building, this interactive area allows you to meet some wonderful farm and exotic animals! Feed bags and pony rides are available for purchase!
  • 4-H Exhibit Hall – This building showcases the hard work and talent of Marion County 4-H Youth, with projects ranging from science to photography and everything in between! Projects selected to move on to the State Fair competition will be featured!
  • 4-H Arts & Crafts – The arts & craft projects of the Marion County 4-H Youth call this building home! Browse clothing designs, knitting & crochet, paintings, pottery and more in this building!
  • Poultry Barn – A variety of poultry species will be on display throughout the fair.

Friday, June 15

Hours of Operation

Gates & Midway – 5p – 11p
Exhibit Buildings – 5p – 9p

Special Discounts

Midway Rides – Unlimited for $25

Key Events

Opening night of the fair is always special! Its the night we crown our new Queen and cap the evening with a fireworks celebration! Here’s a glimpse at some of the marquee events & special features that will take place!

Special Features

In addition to the key events scheduled, we also have a few of our special features lined up for opening night. Learn all about these special features here!

  • Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel (multiple performances)
  • Bear Hollow Chainsaw Carving (multiple performances)

Saturday, June 16

MetroPCS Kid’s Day

Thank you to our title sponsor of the day – MetroPCS

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Hours of Operation

Gates & Midway – 12p – 11p
Exhibit Buildings – 12p – 9p

Special Discounts

Midway Rides – Unlimited for $25

Key Events

Here’s a glimpse at some of the marquee events & special features that will take place!

Special Features

In addition to the key events scheduled, we also have a few of our special features lined up. Learn all about these special features here!

  • Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel (multiple performances)
  • Bear Hollow Chainsaw Carving (multiple performances)
  • Elite Performance K9s – Frisbee & Trick Dogs (multiple performances)

Sunday, June 17

Father’s Day Celebration

Hours of Operation

Gates & Midway – 12p – 11p
Exhibit Buildings – 12p – 9p

Special Discounts

Gate Admission – $2 off for all men in honor of Father’s Day

Key Events

Here’s a glimpse at some of the marquee events & special features that will take place!

  • 12p – 5p – 4-H Horse & Pony (12p – 5p) Western Ground & Costume Class
  • 12p – Junior Talent Show Ages 12 & under
  • 3p- Father Calling Contest
  • 7p – Senior Talent Show Ages 13-21
  • 7p – 9p – 45 RPM – British Invasion 60s Music

Special Features

In addition to the key events scheduled, we also have a few of our special features lined up. Learn all about these special features here!

  • Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel (multiple performances)
  • Bear Hollow Chainsaw Carving (multiple performances)
  • Elite Performance K9s – Frisbee & Trick Dogs (multiple performances)

Monday, June 18

Senior Night

Hours of Operation

Gates & Midway – 5p – 11p
Exhibit Buildings – 5p – 9p

Special Discounts

Gate Admission – $1 off for those age 55+ in honor of Senior Night
Midway Rides – $1 per ride

Key Events

Here’s a glimpse at some of the marquee events & special features that will take place!

  • All Evening – 4-H Horse & Pony Western Performance & Versatility
  • 7p – Adult Talent Show Ages 21 & up
  • 7p – Box it Up Recipes

Special Features

In addition to the key events scheduled, we also have a few of our special features lined up. Learn all about these special features here!

  • Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel (multiple performances)

Tuesday, June 19

Hours of Operation

Gates & Midway – 5p – 11p
Exhibit Buildings – 5p – 9p

Special Discounts

Midway Rides – Unlimited for $25

Key Events

Here’s a glimpse at some of the marquee events & special features that will take place!

Special Features

In addition to the key events scheduled, we also have a few of our special features lined up. Learn all about these special features here!

  • Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel (multiple performances)

Wednesday, June 20

Ladies’ Night

Hours of Operation

Gates & Midway – 5p – 11p
Exhibit Buildings – 5p – 9p

Special Discounts

Gate Admission – $2 off for Women in honor of Ladies’ Night
Midway Rides – $1 per ride

Key Events

Here’s a glimpse at some of the marquee events & special features that will take place!

  • 5p 7p – 4-H Horse & Pony Fun Day
  • 6:30p – 7:15p – Heaven Cansler – Country Singer
  • 7p – TQ Midget Racing
  • 7p – Salsa Dip Contest
  • 7:15p – 7:45p – Calling Contest – Open Mic Competition
  • 7:45p – 9p – Greg Rhodes – Country Singer
  • 9p – Art Carroll Ladies Night Prize Drawings

Special Features

In addition to the key events scheduled, we also have a few of our special features lined up. Learn all about these special features here!

  • Pork Chop Revue – Comedy/Variety Show featuring Pigs (multiple performances)

Thursday, June 21

Hours of Operation

Gates & Midway – 5p – 11p
Exhibit Buildings – 5p – 9p

Special Discounts

Midway Rides – Unlimited for $25

Key Events

Here’s a glimpse at some of the marquee events & special features that will take place!

Special Features

In addition to the key events scheduled, we also have a few of our special features lined up. Learn all about these special features here!

  • Pork Chop Revue – Comedy/Variety Show featuring Pigs (multiple performances)

Friday, June 22

Hours of Operation

Gates & Midway – 5p – 11p
Exhibit Buildings – 5p – 9p

Special Discounts

No Discounts

Key Events

Here’s a glimpse at some of the marquee events & special features that will take place!

Special Features

In addition to the key events scheduled, we also have a few of our special features lined up. Learn all about these special features here!

  • Pork Chop Revue – Comedy/Variety Show featuring Pigs (multiple performances)
  • Elite Performance K9s – Frisbee & Trick Dogs (multiple performances)

Saturday, June 23

MetroPCS Kid’s Day

Thank you to our title sponsor of the day – MetroPCS

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Hours of Operation

Gates & Midway – 12p – 11p
Exhibit Buildings – 12p – 9p

Special Discounts

Midway Rides – Unlimited for $25

Key Events

Here’s a glimpse at some of the marquee events & special features that will take place!

Special Features

In addition to the key events scheduled, we also have a few of our special features lined up. Learn all about these special features here!

  • Pork Chop Revue – Comedy/Variety Show featuring Pigs (multiple performances)
  • Elite Performance K9s – Frisbee & Trick Dogs (multiple performances)

Sunday, June 24

Halfway to Christmas Eve Celebration

Hours of Operation

Gates & Midway – 12p – 11p
Exhibit Buildings – 12p – 9p

Special Discounts

Midway Rides – Unlimited for $25

Key Events

Here’s a glimpse at some of the marquee events & special features that will take place!

  • 1p – 5p – Halfway to Christmas Eve Extravaganza featuring Santas walking the fairgrounds!
  • 3p – 4p – Indianapolis Municipal Band – Orchestral Band
  • 3p – Apple Pie Contest
  • 4p – 4-H Closing Ceremonies – All 4-H exhibit buildings close at 3p for the remainder of the fair

Special Features

In addition to the key events scheduled, we also have a few of our special features lined up. Learn all about these special features here!

  • Pork Chop Revue – Comedy/Variety Show featuring Pigs (multiple performances)
  • Elite Performance K9s – Frisbee & Trick Dogs (multiple performances)