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What is New at the 2017 Indiana State Fair?


The 2017 Indiana State Fair takes over the state fairgrounds August 4 – 20! This year’s theme is Wonderful World of Food! So what is new at the fair this year? Below are some of the things we’re most looking forward to at the 2017 fair, courtesy of the State Fair website!

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This amazing exhibit is organized by the American Museum of Natural History in New York and takes visitors on a journey around the world and through time to explore the foods enjoyed by different cultures!

Subaru Skyride


Visitors to this year’s Indiana State Fair will get the chance to see the sights from high above the fairgrounds with the addition of the NEW Subaru Skyride. This amusement attraction and is similar to a ski chairlift. Rising approximately 35 feet above the ground over the span of 1,400 feet, the 90-chair aerial lift will travel east and west in a continuous loop between the Swine Barn and the Midway. This ride isn’t free, but we think it will quickly become a favorite at the fair!

World Championship Ice Cream Eating Contest


Major League Eating makes its Indiana State Fair return on August 13 with the World Championship Ice Cream Eating Contest. Come see ice cream devoured as quickly as possible and don’t worry about the brain freeze!



Refuel your love for dogs at the DockDogs Competition Shows (Dow AgroSciences Celebration Park | Everyday)

Tour a Pig Farm with Virtual Reality

Typical farm in Central Indiana with a red barn

Check out the newest rage in technology and tour a Pig Farm via Virtual Reality Glasses at the Glass Barn presented by Indiana Soybean Farmers.

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Pigs are cute, sure, but did you know they are fast? Cheer on your favorite hog at Hedrick’s Racing Pigs (Metro PCS Family Fun Park | Everyday at 11AM, 1PM, 3PM, 5PM, & 7PM).

Baird’s Exotic Animal Experience


Ever seen a camel up close? How about a buffalo or an ostrich? Not on your typical Indiana farm. These animals, and more, can be found within Baird’s Exotic Animal Experience daily MetroPCS Family Fun Park!

Looking to head to the fair on a budget? The fine folks at the Indiana State Fair have made a list of 250 things you can do for free!

And don’t forget to come visit the Visit Indiana booth in the Visit Indiana Beer, Wine & Spirits building (circled on the map below).

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