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.
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88th Marion County Fair plans 10 days of family fun, entertainment June 15-24 INDIANAPOLIS – The gates to the Marion County Fair swing open for its 88th annual edition Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 24 at 7300 East Troy Avenue with a full complement of fun and entertainment for all ages on the agenda. Headlining this year’s event are the “fair-well” performances of Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel. The world-famous rodent demonstrates her skills on skis and spreads her water safety messages June 15 through June 19 in what is one of her final bookings before she and trainer Lou Ann Best retire the act. Twiggy is back by popular demand after her 2017 performances packed the fair’s Administration Plaza with fans. Other special features on this year’s schedule are • Elite Performance K9s (June 16-17 & June 22-24) • [...]
Marion County Fairgrounds Grandstand Schedule INDIANAPOLIS - The Marion County Fairgrounds Grandstands is an exciting tradition of the fair and this year there is a thrilling lineup that includes cars, trucks, motorcycles and more competing at the grandstands. For just $5 per event you can see kart racing, supercross racing and even a demolition derby! The Horse Pull is back this year for the first time since 2012 and admission is FREE! New to the fair this year is the motocross and the TQ Midget racing. The motocross bikes will be flying through the air as they race through the custom built track that is full of jumps and twists. The TQ Midgets are going to be competing at high speeds around the track! Pit Passes may be available for an additional fee during certain events. Get your seats now [...]
Animals at the Marion County Fair Indianapolis - While the Marion County Fair is not far from downtown Indianapolis there is no lack of interesting animals to see. Each year at the Marion County Fair there are a variety of animals all around the fairgrounds. Between the petting zoo, the animal competitions and the 4-H shows, you’re bound to see an abundance of animals. Be sure to visit the petting zoo where you visit with your favorite animals, you can even see a camel! You are able to pet and admire these cute cuddlers throughout the fair. Carrots are available to purchase so you can feed the animals! There will also be a variety of animal competitions going on during the fair including a poultry show on June 16, pigeon show on June 24, serama poultry show on June 23, [...]
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 [...]
Marion County Fair hosts “Halfway to Christmas Eve” celebration INDIANAPOLIS – Sunday, June 24 is the last day of the Marion County Fair as well as the Halfway to Christmas Eve celebration. From 1 to 5 p.m. at the fairgrounds there will be a Halfway to Christmas Eve extravaganza, featuring Santas walking around the fair and greeting the guests! Later that evening the Indianapolis Municipal Band will be performing on the Park Stage from 3 to 4 p.m., the Apple Pie Contest will be held at 3 p.m., and at 4 p.m. the 4-H closing ceremonies will commence. The celebration will be held 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 [...]
Marion County Fair Kid’s Days Celebrations Indianapolis - The Marion County Fair is hosting two Kid’s Days in 2018. The day was so popular last year we just had to bring it back for double the fun this year thanks to our sponsor MetroPCS! Both Kid’s Days will be taking place on each Saturday of the fair, June 16 & June 23. Kid’s Day is dedicated to all the great kids out there by providing non-stop fun and excitement! A big highlight is the many princesses & superheroes that will be in attendance. Princesses & superheroes are performing throughout both days, singing and telling stories. They will be available after each performance to meet fans and take pictures! There will be different princesses & superheroes both kids days allowing you to come both days and see double the princesses! You [...]