INDIANAPOLIS – It’s a Hoosier tradition: salivating over the sweet smell of roasted corn on the cob wafting through the warm summer air; hearing high-pitched screams mixed with laughter all over the massive midway; and watching a child’s eyes open wide as he gets his first close-up look at a majestic Clydesdale or a playful piglet. This is the Indiana State Fair.
Hoosiers will celebrate their agricultural heritage Aug. 2–18 and “Fun at Every Turn” is not just this year’s theme, but also a promise. Big-name entertainers like Styx, Joe Nichols, Kevin Costner and the Modern West Band and many more will perform free concerts while attractions like Get Animated, the Sinbad High Dive Show and Rosstyn Ice Shows presented by CountryMark give families plenty to see and do all over the 250-acre fairgrounds.
Indiana’s State Fair, the sixth oldest in the country, is known for its outstanding livestock shows and 4-H competitions. This year, it will also be known for its popcorn power as Pop Weaver Popcorn presents the “Year of Popcorn” with a variety of popcorn related activities and events, including the World’s Largest Popcorn Ball presented by Indiana Family of Farmers!
General admission is $10; advance tickets are $7; kids 5 and younger are free.