Marion County Fair
Marion County Fair Special Features
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! 2021 Special Features are being added, so stay tuned!
TIME: 12 Noon
Have the cutest baby in Marion County? Let our judges decide! Contestants must be 6 to 18 months in age. Registration forms, birth certificates, and $10.00 registration fee accepted on-site. The first 50 babies to be registered will receive a participation ribbon.
Bring on the school spirit! Junior Varsity and Middle School teams will participate in this year’s competition. New this year– teams have the opportunity to participate in the “Traditions” category, performing their school song and chant. Come out and cheer on your school’s team…Let’s go!
LOCATION: 4-H Building
TIME: 12 PM Sign-In/ 1 PM Start
Bring your own bags and show off your skills! Interested competitors can enter for just $5 per person with a $500 prize (plus entry fee split). Sign at Noon, with the competition beginning at 1PM. All skill levels are welcome to play in this double-elimination format.
DAY(S): 7/2 & 7/3
TIME: 5:30 PM-11 PM
The Demolition Derby will be at the Circle City Raceway, during the Marion County Fair on Friday and Saturday. Carnage and Mayhem added with School bus racing. Ticket in addition to fair entry.
LOCATION: Main Street
TIME: Multiple Shows Daily
Features 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.
DAYS: 6/25 & 7/4
LOCATION: Parks Stage
Produced by Circle City Pyrotechnics, there’s no better way to celebrate summer than with a fireworks show! We’ll celebrate 2021 by lighting up the sky with a colorful display on the opening night of the fair, AND to celebrate Independence Day on July 4th! Don’t miss out on this fun.
Midget Wrestling Warriors
TIME: 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Featuring top wrestlers from across the US, Canada, and Mexico– MPG Wrestling’s mission is to give athletes 5’2” and under, a wrestling company where they showcase their athleticism, talents, and passion in a professional environment giving wrestling fans of all ages and incredible experience!
TIME: 7 PM
This annual pageant has been crowning Queens since 1958! This county pageant serves as the feeder competition leading to the Indiana State Fair Pageant. Sponsored by Gregory & Appel, the Marion County Fair Queen receives a $2,500 scholarship and the opportunity to represent her county in a variety of positive ways throughout the year. Join us for this extra special tradition.
LOCATION: Poultry Barn
TIME: 11 AM-2 PM
APA and ABA Sanctioned Poultry Show, featuring judges Mike Sayre and Matt Lhamon. New this year– awards and operated by new management. A fair tradition, always enjoyed by all!
LOCATION: Family Arts Building
TIME: Ongoing Exhibit
Featuring the Robotics Club from Franklin Central High School, this group of S.T.E.M. students will impress you with their showcase. A great opportunity to see 21st century learning up close and personal.
Sheep & Swine Shows
DAY(S): 6/26 (Sheep) 7/3 (Swine)
LOCATION: Sheep & Swine Barn
TIME: 2 PM
The Sheep & Swine Shows are at the heart of our county fair! Be sure to come out to see this year’s best sheep and swine contestants for this time-honored tradition. All animals arrive at Noon, with the shows beginning at 2PM on their respective day.
DAY(S): 6/26 & 7/3
LOCATION: Parks Stage
TIME: 3 PM
This LIVE Animal show is the perfect blend of fact and fun for all ages! Silly Safari shows include a variety of reptiles, mammals, birds, and bugs for an experience everyone will remember. Our funologists keep the entire audience involved and special guests from the audience join each animal for a game that teaches about the natural world.
LOCATION: Cattle Barn
TIME: Junior Division Registration at Noon| Senior Division Registration at 5 PM
Do you have TALENT? Join us on the first Sunday of the fair for our Youth Talent Competition. Two divisions this year to include Junior Division (ages 12-under) Senior Division (ages 13-21. Bring your A-game and become the next shining star. Competition winners advance to the Indiana State Fair Talent Competition.