What’s Going on at The Indiana State Fair Today

What’s Going on at The Indiana State Fair Today



Indiana State Fair Foundation Day

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Here are some highlights at the Indiana State Fair today!

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9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

WFYI PBS Kids Playdate Join WFYI for “Back to School” day at the State Fair. Meet one of our favorite PBS KIDS characters, Nature Cat, and learn about nature, while you also enjoy family-friendly entertainment, and make fun crafts. Fair admission required.

9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Livestock Nursery Stop by to see mom & baby calves. You may even catch a new baby calf being born!
11 a.m.


“Celebrating Indiana’s Bicentennial” Cupcake Bake-Off presented by Domino Sugar Indiana Arts Building
11-1 p.m. Gene Stratton Porter: Author, Naturalist, and Conservationist DNR Building
11 a.m. and

4 p.m.

36th Annual Youth Talent Contest Farm Bureau Building
12:30 p.m.

 3 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Timberworks Lumberjack Show Timberwork’s Lumberjack Show offers spectators a unique blend of logging history, world class competition, and plenty of hilarious comedy!
1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Freestyle Moto X presented by Ride Safe Indiana Coming back to the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand this year is the Freestyle Moto X presented by Ride Safe Indiana. This event is free and also runs August 8th at 2pm & 7pm.
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Make it with Wool Fashion Show Come watch this fashion show featuring wool on the Indiana Arts Main Stage!
3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Hispanic/Latino Music Festival Presented by Honda, this festive and cultural affair returns once again to the Indiana State.  Featuring Graciela Beltran, this is one Free Stage party you won’t want to miss.
7 p.m. 4-H Market Animal Grand Champion Drive Watch the top-of-the-line 4-H dairy steers, market lambs, meat goat wethers, barrows, beef steers and their handlers show off their accomplishments in the Grand Champion Drive in the Indiana Farmer’s Coliseum.
8-9:30 p.m. Blue Soul Band This band makes music from the soul to touch the soul. Every time you hear them perform… it’s going to be a new experience at the WGU Main Street Stage.


Featured Farmer

  • Who: TK Hattery Farms; Troy and Janie Hattery; Kendel and Kandy Hattery
  • Where: Peru, Indiana (Miami County)
  • Hoosier Homestead Award: Centennial – 1904
  • Fun Fact: Troy has dedicated his time serving on the Miami County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of directors for more than two decades.