2020 Special Features

Special Features Overview

Each year the fair brings in special features, events, acts and/or performers to delight the crowds. Often these special features are new to the fair, but they also could be returning acts that have been recent crowd favorites! Either way, there is no guarantee these events will return next year, so make sure you come see them while you can!

2020 Special Features Lineup

While more acts may be added as the fair draws near, our current special event lineup for the fair includes…

  • Dino-ROAR (Interactive show & exhibit)
  • Robot Rangers
  • Norsewoodsmen- Demos
  • Elite Performance K9s (Frisbee, obstacle course & trick dogs)
  • Fireworks- Circle City Pyrotechnics Inc.
  • Car Show
  • Petting Zoo
  • History on Wheels
  • Free 15 minute tarot card readings in Marketplace until 5pm on July 11!

To learn when each of these special features will be at the fair, check out the descriptions, details and photos below!

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Dino-ROAR

Appearance Schedule

Dino-ROAR will be at the fair all 9 days! They will perform multiple roaming shows each day!

Monday – Thursday
6p & 8p

Fridays
7p & 9p

Saturdays & Sundays
1:30p, 4:30p & 7p

Appearance Location

Main Street

Description

The Dino-ROAR shows feature 8, life-like, animatronic dinosaurs! The dinosaurs and their puppeteer handlers will roam the admin plaza area multiple times each day of the fair. This educational & interactive show teaches kids fun facts about dinosaurs in a captivating manner.

Between shows fairgoers can browse the fossil tent, featuring fossils from all types of dinosaurs. Written descriptions are provided for each fossil so that fairgoers can look & learn about our prehistoric friends!

Visual Sneak Peak

Elite Performance K9s

Appearance Schedule

The Elite Performance K9’s will be at the fair for 5 days, performing multiple shows each day! Below are the dates & times they’ll be on-site.

  • Saturday, July 11
    • 12:30p
    • 2:30p
    • 4:30p
  • Sunday, July 12
    • 2:30p
    • 5:00p
    • 7:30p
  • Friday, July 17
    • 6:30p
    • 8:30p
  • Saturday, July 18
    • 1:00p
    • 3:30p
    • 6:00p
    • 8:00p
  • Sunday, July 19
    • 3:30p
    • 6:00p
    • 8:00p

Appearance Location

Coliseum Lawn

Description

Elite Performance K9’s is a family owned company from the Indy area. All of our dogs were rescued and are part of our family. We use positive training techniques which shows when our dogs are performing. We all love what we are doing. This passion and enjoyment carries over to make our shows fun and enjoyable for everyone. Our shows are scripted, high energy and entertaining for all! We pride ourselves on having a show with a variety of rescued breeds!

Visual Sneak Peak

Fireworks – Circle City Pyrotechnics Inc.

Appearance Schedule

July 11th & July 12th

Time: 10:00-10:30pm both days!

Description

Fireworks: Saturday, July 11th 10pm-10:30pm & Sunday, July 12th 10pm-10:30pm

Norsewoodsmen Wood Carving Demos & Auction

Appearance Schedule

  • Everyday of the Fair!

Appearance Location

Coliseum Lawn

Description

Professional chainsaw wood carving Norsewoodsmen will carving each day of the Fair!

Robot Rangers

Appearance Schedule

The Robot Rangers will be at the fair each day July 11-19th!

      • 3 Strolling Sessions Per Weekday- 45 min Performances
      • 4 Strolling Sessions Per Weekend-45 min Performances

Appearance Location

Walking around the Fairgrounds!

Description

The Robot Rangers are Strolling, Energetic Robots, full of Spark, Hardy High-fives and Witty Conversation.

Visual Sneak Peak

Car Show

Appearance Schedule

July 12th

Time:

9am-11am registration 

Starts @ 11am

Judging @ 3pm

Description

Car Show July 12th. Registration is 9am-11am; Starts at 11am; Judging begins at 3pm

Petting Zoo

Appearance Schedule

July 11th-19th

Description

The Marion County Fair will feature Scheumann Farm Petting Zoo at this year’s fair from July 11-19th!

History on Wheels

Appearance Schedule

July 15th-19th

Description

The Marion County Fair will feature History on Wheels at this year’s fair from July 15-19th!

An exhibit dedicated to Indiana’s automotive and racing heritage is coming to Hoosier communities across the state! The exhibit touches on the history of more than 100 Indiana automakers and manufacturers, such as Cord, Duesenberg and Studebaker. It also delves into the lives of Hoosier innovators and inventors, such as Carl Fisher, Elwood Haynes and Ralph Teetor.

MPG Wrestling

Appearance Schedule

July 11th