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The Bicentennial Experience Debuts at the Indiana State Fair

Do you know Indiana’s tie to North America’s longest underground river, the Empire State Building, space travel and a popular gum that doubles your chewing pleasure? You can find out the answers to these questions and more in The Bicentennial Read more >

200 Free Things to Do at the Indiana State Fair

The 2016 Indiana State Fair is less than a month away (August 5-21)! In honor of our state’s 200th birthday, this year’s fair theme is “Celebrating Indiana’s Bicentennial”. In that theme, the State Fair staff compiled a list of 200 FREE Read more >

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Indiana State Fair!

The Indiana State Fair. If you know me at all, you will know that I’m crazy about the state fair. I typically visit multiple times a year, I search for all the new and exciting things to do, I faithfully Read more >

Indiana State Fair!

As I sit here and write this I can hardly contain my excitement. The Indiana State Fair starts tomorrow! I grew up going to fairs. My Mom loves fairs and she has (thankfully) passed down that love to me. Since Read more >

2013 Indiana State Fair Reaches New Record for Attendance

Several weeks ago, Andy Klotz told me he thought we would never beat 2009’s record attendance of nearly 974,000. “School starts early, and the weather was really nice that year,” he said. “Plus the Coliseum is under construction. I don’t Read more >

Styx Puts On An Awesome Show at Indiana State Fair

Last night I finally got to see my first rock concert when I was 14. Let me explain that: when I was a kid, I was never allowed to go to concerts. There were — allegedly; I never found out Read more >

Visiting the Indiana State Fair? Live a Little, Try Some Fair Food!

We’ve all seen the news stories, the ewwww!-inducing groans and the “can you believe it?” news stories about what’s new at the Indiana State Fair, food-wise. Indiana freaked out several years ago when deep-fried Twinkies hit the state. And we Read more >