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

            August 4, 2017 - Friday - Opening Day
6:00 am
• Giant Hot-Air Balloon Race - Hoosier Lottery Grandstand

8:00 am
• Opening Ceremonies - Harvest Pavilion
• 4-H Barrow Showmanship - Swine Barn
4-H Horse and Pony Show - Indiana Farmers Coliseum

9:00 am
• Glass Barn A Clear Look at Farming - Glass Barn presented by Indiana Soybean Alliance
• Wonder Trail presented by Indiana Farm Bureau Foundation - Farm Bureau Building
• Indiana Young Farmers Association Exhibits - Farm Bureau Building

• Build Your Creativity with Legos - Indiana Arts Building
• Second Lady Water Color Painting Exhibit - Indiana Arts Building
• Indiana's Urban Garden: Takeout Garden - Greenhouse

• Tour a Pig Farm via Virtual Reality Glasses - Glass Barn presented by Indiana Soybean Alliance
Old-time Ice Cream Treats and Antique Pharmacy - Hook's Museum and Soda Fountain
• IndianaINTERN.net Summer Engagement Event - Farm Bureau Building
• Photo Stations - Boy Scouts Area

• Sustainability Activities - Boy Scouts Area
• CANstruction Display - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
• STEM Activities - Boy Scouts Area
Shooting Sports - Boy Scouts Area



9:00 am - (continued)

• My American Farm Games Scavenger Hunt for Prize - Farm Bureau Building
• Boy Scout Basecamp - Boy Scouts Area
• Girl Scout Programming - Girl Scout's of Central Indiana Bldg.
• Indiana Department of Agriculture - Normandy Barn

• Habitat For Humanity AG Home Build - Tractor Supply Co. FFA Pavilion
Cheese Sculpture sculpted by The Cheese Lady, Sarah Kaufmann - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
• Purdue Extension-Marion County Demonstration Garden - Purdue Extension Demonstration Garden
• FFA Pavilion Activities - Tractor Supply Co. FFA Pavilion

• Hunter's Honey - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
• Indiana Grown Marketplace - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
• Purdue Extension Display - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
• 4-H Rabbit Meat Pen and 6 Class Breeds Show - Northwest Pavilion (Rabbit & Poultry Barn)

• 4-H Rabbit Interactive Demonstrations - Northwest Pavilion (Rabbit & Poultry Barn)
Livestock Nursery - Hoosier Lottery Grandstand Side Lot
• Goat Mountain - Goat Mountain
• Pathway to Water Quality presented by Indiana American Water - Pathway to Water Quality

• Farm Toy Show - Pioneer Village Opry House
• Flag Raising Ceremony - Pioneer Village
• Baird's Exotic Animal Experience - MetroPCS Family Fun Park
Easy Ride 'Em Ponies - MetroPCS Family Fun Park

• Indiana History Train - MetroPCS Family Fun Park
• Little Hands on the Farm pres. by CollegeChoice 529 - MetroPCS Family Fun Park
• Youth Interactive Stations - 4H Exhibit Hall



9:30 am
4-H Market Lamb Showmanship - Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion (Sheep Barn)

10:00 am
• Family Fun and Cooling Station - Angie's List Gardens
• Vintage Farm Machinery in Action - Pioneer Village
• Design a Quilt Square (Front Yard) - Pioneer Village
• Snakes Alive Talk - DNR Building

• Color a Farm Picture (Front Yard) - Pioneer Village
Family Reunion String Band (Pioneer Stage) - Pioneer Village
• Go-Karts - MetroPCS Family Fun Park
• Culinary Stage - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building

• 4-H Fashion Revue Preliminary Judging (3rd Floor Auditorium) - Indiana Arts Building
• Inkapirka - Sounds of the Andes - Indiana Arts Building
• Our Global Kitchen Exhibit: Food, Nature, Culture - Harvest Pavilion



10:30 am
• Visit with Raggedy Ann (Front Yard) - Pioneer Village
DockDogs - Big Air Competition - Dow AgroSciences Celebration Park

11:00 am
• Roving Naturalist - DNR Building
• Beef It's What's for Dinner (Culinary Stage) - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
• Habitat for Humanity Ag Home Build - Opening Ceremony - Habitat for Humanity Build
• Live Farmer Chats sponsored by Indiana Soybean Alliance - Glass Barn presented by Indiana Soybean Alliance
Hedrick's Racing Pigs - MetroPCS Family Fun Park

12:00 pm
• Free Popcorn - Farm Bureau Building
• The Fun Bunch - Dance Stage
• Heather Tallman Cooking Demo (Culinary Stage) - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
• Indiana Beer, Wine & Spirits Exhibition - Indiana Beer, Wine & Spirits, presented by Visit Indiana
• Hands-On Milking Demonstration - Livestock Nursery

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


  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
• Little Red Door Cancer Agency's Eat Well, Live Well, Cooking Demos - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
• Kids Craft Corner - Indiana Arts Building
• Hedrick's Racing Pigs - MetroPCS Family Fun Park

Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
• Pioneer Playtime (Front Yard) - Pioneer Village
• Live Veterinary Surgery (Spay & Castration) - Purdue Vet Medicine

2:00 pm
• Vintage Farm Machinery in Action - Pioneer Village
• Hands-On Milking Demonstration - Livestock Nursery
• Live Farmer Chats sponsored by Indiana Soybean Alliance - Glass Barn presented by Indiana Soybean Alliance
• American Dairy Association of Indiana Inc Delicious Dairy Demos (Culinary Stage) - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
Cumberland Gap Bluegrass Band (Pioneer Stage) - Pioneer Village

2:30 pm
• DockDogs - Big Air Competition - Dow AgroSciences Celebration Park
• Butter Churning Demonstration (Front Yard) - Pioneer Village
• Featured Farmer Chat - Glass Barn presented by Indiana Soybean Alliance

3:00 pm
• Hedrick's Racing Pigs - MetroPCS Family Fun Park
• Chocolate for the Spirit (Culinary Stage) - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
4-H Llama and Alpaca Show - Pop Weaver Youth Pavilion

4:00 pm
• Hands-On Milking Demonstration - Livestock Nursery
• Vintage Farm Machinery in Action - Purdue Vet Medicine
• Live Veterinary Surgery (Spay & Castration) - Purdue Vet Medicine
• Fishing - DNR Building

• The Peterson Farm Brothers - Farm Bureau Building
• Purdue Extension Presents: Be Heart Smart Recipes for Heart Health (Culinary Stage) - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
• Live Farmer Chats sponsored by Indiana Soybean Alliance - Glass Barn presented by Indiana Soybean Alliance

4:30 pm
• DockDogs - Big Air Competition - Dow AgroSciences Celebration Park
• Take Flight Live Raptor Show (Amphitheater) - DNR Building
Country Dancing for All (Front Yard) - Pioneer Village

5:00 pm
• Open Pygmy Goat Show 1 Wethers and Bucks - South Pavilion (Saddle Horse Barn)
• Hedrick's Racing Pigs - MetroPCS Family Fun Park
• State Fairgrounds Architectural Trolley Tour - DNR Building
• 4-H Rabbit Illustrated Talks - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
• Center Stage Dance Academy - Dance Stage

5:30 pm
• Making Paper Flowers (Front Yard) - Pioneer Village
• Swine Barn Chats presented by Farm Credit Mid-America - Swine Barn

6:00 pm
• 4-H Performing Arts - 4H Exhibit Hall
• Fox Hill Dance Academy - Dance Stage
• Sammy Terry - DNR Building
• Beekeepers of Indiana - Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building

6:30 pm
Indiana State Fair Parade - Main Street
• Swine Barn Chats presented by Farm Credit Mid-America - Swine Barn

7:00 pm
• Country Dancing for All (Front Yard) - Pioneer Village
• Hedrick's Racing Pigs - MetroPCS Family Fun Park
• Circle City Cloggers - Dance Stage
• Liar's Contest presented by Indiana Storytellers Association (Pioneer Stage) - Pioneer Village

7:30 pm
• Swine Barn Chats presented by Farm Credit Mid-America - Swine Barn
• George Thorogood and The Destroyers - Chevrolet Silverado Free Stage
• 4-H Pygmy Goat Showmanship - South Pavilion (Saddle Horse Barn)

8:00 pm
Washington Park Friday Night Line Dancers - Dance Stage

9:00 pm
• Light Up the Night featuring the Illuminated Tractor Parade and Hot-Air Balloon Night Glow


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