Festivals Fairs Fun

Indiana State Fair 2017 Daily Schedule
    August 4 - 20, 2017
Indiana State Fairgrounds - East 38th Street and Fall Creek Parkway, Indianapolis.

            August 18, 2017 - Friday
8:00 am
• Belgian and Haflinger Class Shows - Indiana Farmers Coliseum
• Open Hampshire, Chester Whie, and Poland China Show and Sale - 4-H Exhibit Hall

9:00 am
• Tour a Pig Farm via Virtual Reality Glasses - Glass Barn presented by Indiana Soybean Alliance
• Habitat For Humanity AG Home Build - Tractor Supply Co. FFA Pavilion
Easy Ride 'Em Ponies - MetroPCS Family Fun Park
• Pathway to Water Quality presented by Indiana American Water - Pathway to Water Quality
• Goat Mountain

• Cheese Sculpture sculpted by The Cheese Lady, Sarah Kaufmann - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
• FFA Pavilion Activities - Tractor Supply Co. FFA Pavilion
• Girl Scout Programming - Girl Scout's of Central Indiana Bldg.
• World Famous Budwesier Clydesdales - MetroPCS Family Fun Park
Flag Raising Ceremony - Pioneer Village



9:00 am     (continued)
Free Blood Pressure Screenings pres. by Butler University Pharmacy Students and Faculty - Hook's Museum and Soda Fountain
• Sustainability Activities - Boy Scouts Area
• Wonder Trail presented by Indiana Farm Bureau Foundation - Farm Bureau Building
• Our Global Kitchen Exhibit: Food, Nature, Culture - Harvest Pavilion
• Purdue Extension Display - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building

Baird's Exotic Animal Experience - MetroPCS Family Fun Park
• Glass Barn A Clear Look at Farming - Glass Barn presented by Indiana Soybean Alliance
• STEM Activities - Boy Scouts Area
• Hunter's Honey - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
• Little Hands on the Farm pres. by CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan - MetroPCS Family Fun Park

• Livestock Nursery - Hoosier Lottery Grandstand Side Lot
• Purdue Extension-Marion County Demonstration Garden - Purdue Extension Demonstration Garden
• Indiana's Urban Garden: Takeout Garden - Greenhouse
Old-time Ice Cream Treats and Antique Pharmacy - Hook's Museum and Soda Fountain
• CANstruction Display - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building

• Indiana State Department of Agriculture - Normandy Barn
• Youth Interactive Stations - 4-H Exhibit Hall
• Indiana History Train - MetroPCS Family Fun Park
• Shooting Sports - Boy Scouts Area
• Indiana Young Farmers Association Exhibits - Farm Bureau Building

• Build Your Creativity with Legos - Indiana Arts Building
• Indiana Grown Marketplace - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
• Boy Scout Basecamp - Boy Scouts Area
Second Lady, Karen Pence's Water Color Paintings - Indiana Arts Building
• My American Farm Games Scavenger Hunt for Prize - Farm Bureau Building
• Photo Stations - Boy Scouts Area



10:00 am
• Culinary Stage - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
• Inkapirka - Sounds of the Andes - Indiana Arts Building
• Mike & Joe Flowers (Pioneer Stage) - Pioneer Village
Vintage Farm Machinery in Action - Pioneer Village

• Snakes Alive Talk - DNR Building
• Family Fun and Cooling Station - Angie's List Gardens
• Go-Karts - Indiana Beer, Wine & Spirits, presented by Visit Indiana

10:30 am
• Making Paper Flowers (Front Yard) - Pioneer Village
• DockDogs - Big Air Competition - Dow AgroSciences Celebration Park

10:45 am
• Tall Tales with Uncle Don (Front Yard) - Pioneer Village

11:00 am
• Wildlife at the Time of Abe Lincoln - DNR Building
• Habitat for Humanity Ag Home Build - Closing Ceremony - Habitat for Humanity Build
• Film Flick - Pioneer Village Opry House
• State Fairgrounds Architectural Trolley Tour - DNR Building



11:00 am     (continued)
The Amazing Honeybee Children's Program - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
• Beef It's What's for Dinner (Culinary Stage) - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
• The Fun Bunch - Dance Stage
• Hedrick's Racing Pigs - MetroPCS Family Fun Park
• Live Farmer Chats sponsored by Indiana Soybean Alliance - Glass Barn presented by Indiana Soybean Alliance

12:00 pm
Free Popcorn - Farm Bureau Building
• Film Flick - Pioneer Village
• Heather Tallman (Indiana Grown Culinary Stage) - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
• Hands-On Milking Demonstration - Livestock Nursery

Indiana Beer, Wine & Spirits, presented by Visit Indiana
• Bell Ringers (Main Stage) - Indiana Arts Building
• Mac Bellner & Friends - Pioneer Village

12:30 pm
• DockDogs - Big Air Competition - Dow AgroSciences Celebration Park

1:00 pm
• Indiana Grown Culinary Contest (Main Stage) - Indiana Arts Building
• Kids Craft Corner - Indiana Arts Building
• Hedrick's Racing Pigs - MetroPCS Family Fun Park
Monster Truck Madness - Hoosier Lottery Grandstand


  Indiana State Fair 2017 Daily Schedule:


  • Aug. 4 - Friday     • Aug. 5 - Saturday

  • Aug. 6 - Sunday     • Aug. 7 - Monday

  • Aug. 8 - Tuesday     • Aug. 9 - Wed.

  • Aug. 10 - Thursday     • Aug. 11 - Friday

  • Aug. 12 - Saturday     • Aug. 14 - Monday

  • Aug. 18 - Friday     • Aug. 19 - Saturday



1:00 pm     (continued)
• Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
• Pioneer Playtime (Front Yard) - Pioneer Village
• Live Veterinary Surgery (Spay & Castration) - Purdue Vet Medicine
• Indy Food Swappers (Culinary Stage) - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building

1:30 pm
• Hoosier Haflinger Sire Program - Indiana Farmers Coliseum

2:00 pm
• Vintage Farm Machinery in Action - Pioneer Village
• Hoosier Hospitality Awards and Will Kock Award Program - Indiana Beer, Wine & Spirits, presented by Visit Indiana
• American Dairy Association of Indiana Inc Delicious Dairy Demos (Culinary Stage) - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
• Live Farmer Chats sponsored by Indiana Soybean Alliance - Glass Barn presented by Indiana Soybean Alliance
Still Kickin' Cloggers - Dance Stage

• Help for Your Old house: Indiana Style - DNR Building
• Witch Hazel Valley People (Pioneer Stage) - Pioneer Village
• Hands-On Milking Demonstration - Livestock Nursery

2:30 pm
• DockDogs - Big Air Competition - Dow AgroSciences Celebration Park
• Featured Farmer Chat sponsored by Indiana Soybean Alliance - Glass Barn presented by Indiana Soybean Alliance


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3:00 pm
• Indiana Radio Show with the IN State Museum - Pioneer Village Opry House
• Butter Churning Demonstration (Front Yard) - Pioneer Village
• Hedrick's Racing Pigs - MetroPCS Family Fun Park
• Marion County Health Tomato Magic (Culinary Stage) - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building

4:00 pm
• Fun with Newspapers (Front Yard) - Pioneer Village
Fishing for Kids - DNR Building
• Live Veterinary Surgery (Spay & Castration) - Purdue Vet Medicine
• 4-H Dairy Goat Wether Show - Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion (Sheep Barn)
• Belgian and Haflinger Draft Horse Shows - Indiana Farmers Coliseum

• Indiana Radio Show with the IN State Museum - Pioneer Village Opry House
DockDogs - Big Air Competition - Dow AgroSciences Celebration Park
• Vintage Farm Machinery in Action - Pioneer Village
• Live Farmer Chats sponsored by Indiana Soybean Alliance - Glass Barn presented by Indiana Soybean Alliance
• Chocolate for the Spirit (Culinary Stage) - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
• Hands-On Milking Demonstration - Livestock Nursery

4:30 pm
• Take Flight Live Raptor Show, naturalist Mark Booth (Amphitheater) - DNR Building

5:00 pm
• Preformer's Edge - Dance Stage
• Chair Caning (Front Yard) - Pioneer Village
Hedrick's Racing Pigs - MetroPCS Family Fun Park
• Natalie Gain & Friends (Front Porch) - Pioneer Village

• 4-H Dairy Goat Showmanship - Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion (Sheep Barn)
• Film Flick - Pioneer Village Opry House
• Purdue Extension Presents: Be Heart Smart Recipes for Heart Health (Culinary Stage) - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
• Indiana Radio Show with the IN State Museum - Pioneer Village Opry House

5:30 pm
• Dairy Goat Barn Chats presented by Farm Credit Mid-America - Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion (Sheep Barn)
• Swine Barn Chats presented by Farm Credit Mid-America - Swine Barn

6:00 pm
• Visit with Raggedy Ann (Front Yard) - Pioneer Village
• Beekeepers of Indiana - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
Midwest Superstars - Dance Stage

6:30 pm
• Swine Barn Chats presented by Farm Credit Mid-America - Swine Barn
• Elvis Extravaganza Impersonator Contest - Farm Bureau Building
• Dairy Goat Barn Chats presented by Farm Credit Mid-America - Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion (Sheep Barn)
Indiana State Fair Parade - Main Street

7:00 pm
Monster Truck Madness - Hoosier Lottery Grandstand
• Hedrick's Racing Pigs - MetroPCS Family Fun Park
• Circle City Cloggers - Dance Stage

7:30 pm
Kiefer Sutherland - Chevrolet Silverado Free Stage
• Swine Barn Chats presented by Farm Credit Mid-America - Swine Barn
• Indiana Music Sing-Along (Front Yard) - Pioneer Village
• Dairy Goat Barn Chats presented by Farm Credit Mid-America - Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion (Sheep Barn)

8:00 pm
• Common Ground - Dance Stage

12:00 am
• Indiana Beer, Wine & Spirits prested by Visit Indiana



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