Indiana State Fairgrounds Comments and Reviews
“Whoo hoo! Just seeing the fairgrounds makes me want to hoot and holler. The most notable event at the fairgrounds, of course, is the Indiana State Fair. Usually held in the sweltering dog days of summer, the State Fair is something I always look forward to, with its amazing food (pork tent, I love you, and you, elephant ears, and you, lemon shake-ups, and you milk booth, and you roasted corn ears, etc., etc.), exhibits of various farm equipment, live sheep shearing, animal competitions, somewhat frightening amusement rides, and ridiculously overpriced carnival games. I always look forward to seeing the world’s largest hog–who, miraculously, turns up in Indiana every year without fail!–as well as the DNR exhibit, the cake contest winners, the wedding gowns and the quilts. I think the State Fair, while wildly expensive, would be fun for just about anyone.
During the rest of the year, there are car shows, home and garden shows and other events of that nature at the various buildings on the grounds. The Pepsi Coliseum is a skating rink year-round and home to the Indianapolis Ice during the hockey season.”
“A LOOOOT bigger than it outwardly appears. All the buildings surround a horse track. On the one straightaway is a large grandstand, where people can either view the horse events, or the concerts that take place during the Indiana State Fair, and at other, less frequent times.
Went to the 150th Annual Indiana State Fair this year. First time I had gone in 11 years – couldn’t remember much of my first trip, but if I had, I might have worn better shoes. You will be doing a lot of walking for any event that is held here, that’s for sure. Lots of bathrooms around the facility (not Port-a-Potties; actual bathrooms), however, and tons of places to get inside into the AC and rest.
All in all, if you are coming to a big event like the State Fair, please take my word for it – Ride the shuttle…”
“I have gone to this every year since I was a senior in high school. A total blast! My advice is this- Do not go here for the rides/ or games because they are a waste of money. They are pretty terrible and can cost a lot.
The best parts of this experience are the FOOD and the ANIMALS. There are baby animals as well as huge pigs. The food is super yummy and fried. I can’t wait to go tomorrow!”
“Indiana Rib-Eye is still open around the southeast bend of the oval, but there is a Hoosier Rib-Eye that is trying to act as a knock off. The Indiana Rib-Eye is soooo much better, so it is worth the walk!
If anyone wants to know what deep fried Pepsi is, it is a doughy type of pastry injected with Pepsi syrup and brown sugar… and it’s waaay to sweet for even me.
The world’s largest boar (pig) lives in Indiana and is 1100 (that’s one-thousand, one hundred) pounds! And it even breathes….
Now it’s open for three full weeks!”