Marion County Fair

Special Features

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!

Baby Contest

When: 6/26 @ 12PM | Where: Park Stage

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 due in advance by 6/23/21. The first 50 babies to be registered will receive a participation ribbon.

Bike & Car Show

When: 6/26 | 11am-3pm/Where: Park Stage

Cirque Adventure

When: 6/25-7/4  Multiple Shows Daily|Where: Small Oval 

An Acrobatic show guaranteed to WOW you.  Don’t miss this themed circus show including High Flying Aerial Acts, Amazing Ground Acrobatics, Trampoline Acts, Teeterboard Acts and various other circus skills. All Shows are appropriate for the entire family and are designed to be interactive with the audience. 


Cheerleading Competition

When: 6/26 @10AM | Where: Fairgrounds Coliseum

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!

Corn Hole

When: 6/26 @12PM Sign-In, 1PM Start | Where: 4-H Building

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.



When: Daily Feature | Where: In front of Coliseum

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.


When: 6/25 and 7/4 @Dusk| Where: 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.

Gypsy Rattlecan 

When: 6/25-7/4 Multiple Shows Daily| Where: Parks Stage

Gypsy Rattle-Can is a performance spraypaint artist that travels the country, usually with his trusty pug sidekick Gypsy, leaving a trail of artwork in their wake.  This is an exciting live art performance that you won’t want to miss at this year’s fair!

Midget Wrestling Warriors

When: 6/30-7/3 Nightly Shows @ 6:30PM| Where: Fairgrounds Coliseum

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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!



Princess/Queen Pageant

When: Finals 6/28 @ 7PM|Where: Fairgrounds Coliseum

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.

Poultry Show

When: 6/26 @9AM| Where: Poultry Building

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!

Robotics Expo

When: 6/25-7/4| Where: Family Arts Building 

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

When: June 26th(Sheep) & July 3rd(Swine) @2PM| Where: Sheep & Swine Barn

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.

Silly Safari

When: June 26th @3PM & 7/3 @3PM| Where: Parks Stage

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.

Talent Show

When: Junior Division 6/27 Registration at Noon| Senior Division 6/27 Registration at 5PM | Where: Cattle Barn

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.

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