Learn About Several Fun New Guest Experiences at the 2023 Indiana State Fair
The Indiana State Fair is a celebration of all the best Indiana has to offer. This year's fair will take place from July 28 - August 20, and as always, it's shaping up to be the can't-miss event of the summer.
We've already learned about all of the amazing concerts you'll be able to see on the Hoosier Lottery Free Stage. We also know about the special basketball-related exhibits and activities, and we now know about the 30 new menu items available at the fair. What else could there be? Plenty more, actually.
The fair just released information about many more NEW, fun events fairgoers can look forward to only at the 2023 Indiana State Fair.
Illuminate! July 28-Aug 6
Illuminate! is a custom light show full of oversized lanterns that is sure to immerse fairgoers of all ages into a world of wonder in ways that may surprise even the most illuminated! This new exhibit is FREE with paid Fair admission. Experience Illuminate! July 28-August 6 from 9am-9pm in the Expo Hall.
Cornhole Tournament - July 29
Warm up your tossin' arm ready and get ready to join the first-ever Indiana State Fair Cornhole Tournament and your chance to win a $2,000 prize! The cornhole tourney is July 29 at 1pm in the Purdue Extension Building.
Otter Adventure - Aug 2-20
Come take a splash with this interactive, up-close-and-personal show with the sweetest creatures on the Fairgrounds! Be a part of the Otter Adventure August 2-20 at 11am, 2pm, and 5pm in the MHS Family Fun Park.
Swifty Swine Racing Pigs
We've all heard the expression "when pigs fly," but what about when pigs race? The Indiana State Fair features racing pigs competing for the grand prize - an Oreo cookie! You can watch the races on the east end of the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand every Friday through Sunday at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm, 6pm, and 7:30pm.
Xpogo: Extreme Stunt Team
The Xpogo Stunt Team has competed on two seasons of America’s Got Talent! Jumping over 9 feet in the air on next generations pogo sticks while throwing down flips and incredible tricks. You can see an Xpogo performance every day of the Fair in The Backyard (times vary)
Bring the whole family to experience a delightful encounter with these friendly and colorful birds. The Parakeet Encounter is located just west of the Indiana Young Farmers Building and is open daily from 9am-8pm.
The Rope Warrior
This ain't your mama's jump roping. The Rope Warrior has been performing his interactive and visually entertaining jump rope show all over the world for the last 25 years. Career highlights include: Performances for Boris Yeltsin in Russia, and for Presidents Clinton and Bush at their inaugurations. He has made over 100 national television appearances and currently holds three world records.
Indiana Musician Showcase
Enjoy the music of local Indiana musicians performing around the State Fairgrounds in many locations! Stop by The Backyard, Wine Garden, and The Taproom.
Enjoy a new shopping district you won’t want to miss!