This year, the Indiana State Fair will take place during August 4 through 20 and the theme is “The Wonderful World of Food,” and if that doesn’t catch your attention, I don’t know what will. Each day, for the endurance of the fair, will celebrate specific foods important to the state of Indiana, like Deep Fried Food on August 4, Cheese on August 11, and Honey on August 20. The fair will be held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis on over 250 acres with 20 venues, where the fair has been held every year since 1892.
There are plenty of promotional days and deals, like “$2 Tuesday” on August 15, where admission is only $2, “AAA Day,” where AAA cardholders receive free admission on August 17, and more! There will be games, rides, and, of course, food for all ages along the Midway and plenty of parking options.
Performances will include Blue October on August 11, Danny Gokey on August 13, Dashboard Confessional with The All-American Rejects on August 16, and much more! There will be a Cheerleading Competition, “Monster Truck Madness,” and a Demolition Derby, not to mention all of the exhibits and activities planned, like Go-Karts, Hendrick’s Racing Pigs, Purdue University Interactive Exhibits, livestock, and Watermelon Seed Spitting, just to name a few.
There is something for everyone at the Indiana State Fair! You can pick up a free brochure from the Aurora Public Library or Dillsboro Public Library today for a day-by-day information guide, sponsor information, and parking and ticket information. The brochure also includes a map of the grounds that you can use.
You can purchase tickets and parking at the gates or online, but if you purchase online, it is a few dollars cheaper. The fair will be open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
For more information on ticket prices and hours, pick up a brochure from the Aurora or Dillsboro branch today. By the way, be sure to like us on Facebook; there might be a surprise contest or two that you might be interested in winning between now and the end of the Summer Reading Program. (And you don’t want to miss the surprise!)