MCF Grandstands

Grandstands Overview
Event Lineup
Image Gallery

Grandstands Overview

The Marion County Fair Grandstands is home to many of our horsepower related events throughout the fair! Cars, trucks, motorcycles and more race, crash, jump and compete at the grandstands / track to the delight of fairgoers! Generally there is at least 1 major event on most fair days! Scroll down to view the scheduled line-up and an image gallery from past events!

Please note the schedule below is in progress and more events may be added closer to fairtime!

Grandstands Event Fees

  • $5 admission for access to seating at each event.
  • Kids ages 5 and under get in FREE.
  • Pit passes may be available for an additional fee during certain events.

Become a Sponsor!

Interesting in sponsoring the Grandstands or any of the events? Or perhaps you know of someone who might? Check out our Become a Sponsor page and help support the 501(c)3 not-for-profit Marion County Fair!

Grandstands Event Line-up!

Saturday, June 22

TQ Midget Racing

Three-quarter midgets, or TQ Midgets, will compete at high speeds around the track!

Gates open at 5p
Practice begins at 6:30p
Racing begins at 7p

Race Organizer / Promoter

This U.M.R.A. King of the TQ Midgets Series event is produced by T.E. Promotions. If you are interested in competing or learning more visit their website or call T.E. Promotions at 812-689-1011 OR 812-871-7728.

Monday, June 24

Motocross & Quad Racing

Gates open at 5p
Practice begins at 6:30p
Racing begins at 7p

See motocross bikes & quads fly through the air as they race around a custom-built track full of twists, turns and jumps!

Race Organizer / Producer

Event produced by T.E. Promotions. If you are interested in competing or learning more visit their website or call T.E. Promotions at 812-689-1011 OR 812-871-7728.

Tuesday, June 25

Outlaw Karts

Gates open at 5p
Practice begins at 6:30p
Racing begins at 7p

High-speed outlaw karts will compete on our 1/5 mile dirt oval!

Friday & Saturday, June 28-29

Demolition Derby (2 nights)

Gates open at 5p
Derby begins at 7:30p on Friday & 7p on Saturday

New Derby Organizer / Promoter

We’re SO EXCITED to have reached an agreement with the premiere demo derby promoter in the state, Bumper Thumper Promotions!

  • More Cars – Many more cars competing!
  • Larger Arena – We’re increasing the size of the competition arena by 2.5x!
  • More Classes – Going from single class to the following classes of vehicles!
    • Power Wheels (Ages 4-8)
    • Minivans (Friday night only)
    • Full-size Gut n’ Go (Saturday night only)
    • Mini/Mid Size Challenge
    • Full Size Stock
  • Longer Show – Expect 2 – 2 1/2 hours of hard-hitting action!
  • Faster Speeds – Better track conditions will increase speeds and hits!
  • Special Contests – Pretty car contest each night!
  • More Entertainment – All these improvements will make for a great show!

If you would like to compete in the derby, please click the Bumper Thumper link or logo to visit their website for entry information!

Derby Pricing
  • Grandstands Admission – $5, children 5 and under are free.
  • Pit Pass / Power Wheels Driver – $10
  • Driver / Car Registrations – $35