The Marion County Fair’s theme is “Meet You at the Marion County Fair,” inspired by the idea that the fair is a gathering place for all in the community. From friends to family, competitors to exhibitors, 4-H members to volunteers… all can call the fair a home away from home. This feeling of summertime fun and nostalgia is evoked in a song entitled “County Fair” performed by Indiana based artists, the Elms. We use this song as a background to our radio and TV commercials as well as our online promotional videos.
60-sec fair overview – English
60-sec fair overview – Spanish
Meet You at the Marion County Fair!
Follow us on Social Media!
For more information on any of the press releases below, please contact either…
The 89th Annual Marion County Fair Returns Friday, June 21-June 30!
INDIANAPOLIS – The gates to the Marion County Fair swing open for its 89th annual Fair Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 30 at 7300 East Troy Avenue with a full complement of fun and entertainment for all ages on the agenda.
This year’s headlining feature is Dino-ROAR, which will be doing performances all 10 days at the fair. This show features eight life-like animatronic dinosaurs for all the dinosaur lovers in Marion County. This shows goal […]
Queen Pageant at the Marion County Fair
INDIANAPOLIS- The Marion County Fair is seeking entrants for the 2019 scholarship pageant. The pageant will take place on June 21, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Marion County Fairgrounds Coliseum. The annual pageant is a scholarship opportunity for the contestants. A total of $1,400 worth of scholarships will be given out to the Queen and her Court.
- Queen: $1,000 scholarship
- First Runner-Up: $200 scholarship
- Princess: $100 scholarship
Park Stage Performers at the Marion County Fair
INDIANAPOLIS- The Marion County Fair’s Park Stage is jam-packed with a wide range of different, talented performers throughout the duration of the fair from June 21-30! You aren’t going to want to miss any of these performers. The schedule for this year is:
Friday, June 21st:
- 7-7:45 p.m.- Bryan Thompson
- 8:15-9 p.m.- Bryan Thompson
Saturday, June 22nd:
- 12:30-1 p.m.- Ziynne “Kid of Pop”
- 3-3:30 p.m.- Superheroes
Grandstands Events at the Marion County Fair
INDIANAPOLIS- Looking for a thrill? The Marion County Fair has you covered. This year’s Grandstands events are thrilling and exciting spectacles that include racing, demolition, and more.
Five nights of the fair will have an action packed event at the Grandstands. For $5 per event and kids 5 and under are free, you are going to want to see them all. This year TQ Midget Racing will be returning along with a two night Demolition Derby. Motocross & quad racing and Outlaw Karts will […]
Midway at the Marion County Fair
INDIANAPOLIS- Staples of the Marion County Fair are the rides, games, and food. Returning again this year, North American Midway Entertainment will be providing fairgoers with this Fair tradition. There is something for the whole family at the Midway. Whether that be a ride on the ferris wheel, eating an elephant ear or winning a prize at the water gun game, the Midway has you covered.
If thrill seeking is what you are looking for, the Midway offers a few exhilarating rides. The Mega Drop shoots […]
Fair Animals at the Marion County Fair
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 […]
Family Arts Competitions at the Marion County Fair
INDIANAPOLIS- Every year, the Marion County Fair hosts family arts competitions throughout the fair. This year will not be an exception. Starting on June 21st through the 30th, the Family Arts Building will have an array of different competitions going on for fairgoers to enjoy.
The competitions are broken into three categories: People’s Choice Contests, Daily Contests, and Open Class Competitions. The People’s Choice Contests are where the fairgoers get to choose the winners. Daily contests are where special judges will examine […]
Pricing at the Marion County Fair
INDIANAPOLIS- The Marion County Fair kicks off on June 21 and continues through June 30. On certain days, there will be special pricing and ride discounts.
General admission is typically $5. Children 5 and under, military members, police officers, and firefighters (with ID) get into the fair for free. A fair-long pass that covers all 10-days costs $25, but these are only available at the fair office. Fairgoers can also receive a $1 off coupon by filling out a form at
Give Back at the Marion County Fair
For the full press release, click here.
INDIANAPOLIS- The ability to give back will be incorporated in this year’s Marion County Fair. Fairgoers will have a chance to help out the community, while also enjoying the fun activities at the county fair.
This year the Marion County Fair is participating in the Fairs Care Program as a way to give back. The Fairs Care program has the goal of raising awareness of local hunger needs and help feed Hoosiers affected by hunger needs.
The fair will be collecting cans throughout […]
Proclamations from the City of Indianapolis & Franklin Township
INDIANAPOLIS- The Marion County Fair received two formal proclamations from both the City of Indianapolis and Franklin Township. These proclamations honor the fair’s 89th Anniversary and its continued impact on the community.
To view the City of Indianapolis proclamation, click here.
To view the Franklin Township proclamation, click here.