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Indiana State Fair weekend highlights

The Indiana State Fair is in full swing, attracting thousands from Indianapolis, other cities in Indiana and beyond. It all comes to an end on Sunday, August 23rd. This weekend sees the Grand Finale. The Fair is noted for its flourishing finishes, so don’t miss it, or you’ll have to wait another year.

Indiana State Fair Highlights

Friday, August 21

  • 5 pm & 8 pm
    Motorcycle stunts demonstration
    Hoosier Lottery Grandstand
    Stunts performed by ten-time AMA Champion in the Stunt Trials, Geoff Aaron
  • 5:45 pm
    Gypsy Harbor – concert
    Hoosier Lottery Grandstand
  • 6 pm
    4-H, Open Llama and Alpaca Show
    Blue Ribbon Pavilion
    6:30 pm
    Bucky Covington = free concert
    WFMS 95.5 fm free stage
  • 6:30 pm
    Motorcycle Rodeo
    Hoosier Lottery Grandstand
    6:30 pm
    Daily Parade down Main Street
  • 7 pm – Midnight
    Midnight Madness – specials for unlimited rides
    8:45 pm – 10:30 pm
    The Eclipse – concert
    Hoosier Lottery Grandstand

Saturday, August 22

  • 7:50 am
    4-H Tractor Contest
    Riley Fun Park
  • 9 am – 8 pm
    4-H Dog Show
    West Pavilion
  • 10 am
    Farm & Antique Auction
    Pioneer Village
  • 11 am
    Harness Racing
    Hoosier Lottery Grandstand
  • 4 pm
    Cheerleading Competition
    Hoosier Lottery Grandstand
  • 5 pm – 9 pm
    WJJK 104.5 Karaoke Day
    Celebration Park Free Stage
  • 6:30 pm
  • Daily Parade down Main Street

Sunday, August 23

  • 9 am – 5 pm
    4-H Dog Show
    West Pavilion
  • 10 am – 4 pm
    State Fair Queen Pageant
    Pepsi Coliseum
  • Noon – 10 pm
    Last Blast Midway Special
  • 4 pm – 10 pm
    Gospel Music Day
    Celebration Park Free Stage
  • 5:30 pm
    Demolition Derby and Fireworks
    Hoosier Lottery Grandstand
  • 6:30 pm
    Daily Parade down Main Street

Take a look at some other fun Indianapolis events
More Indianapolis fairs and festivals
Nearby Indianapolis attractions
Indianapolis hotels near the Indiana State Fair
View the Indiana State Fairgrounds
Read about the interesting history of the Indiana State Fair