The 2010 Indiana State Fair has finally arrived. So it is time for every Hoosier in and around Indianapolis to get down the Indiana State Fairgrounds for some fun in the pleasant not-so-hot sun. Each day we here at FunCityFinder.com will break down the upcoming action for all Indiana to enjoy. First up is opening night at the 2010 State Fair. Your plans should be to get to the fair early and often so as not to miss out on all the pig products that you and your family can enjoy at this annual Indianapolis event.
Friday, August 6, 2010
St. Vincent Health Day
The 2010 Indiana State Fair’s opening ceremonies will start at 8:30 am in the Dow Agro Science Celebration Park. Also, the St Vincent Health Day, sponsored by the St. Vincent Hospital in and around downtown Indianapolis. Their “Prevention Parkway” will be on the State Fair Blvd for health related screenings and early detection and prevention information. The 9th Annual Tobacco-free Day is also on Friday, fairgoers are encouraged, but not forced, not to smoke on this day even though most visitors are outside.
- Opening Ceremonies at Dow AgroSciences Celebration Park at 8:30 a.m.
- Youth Talent Contest in the Farm Bureau Building
- WFMS 95.5 FM Radio and ChooseChevy.com present Jerrod Neimann on the Free Concert Stage starts at 7:00 p.m.
- Midnight Madness on the Midaway which allows fairgoers a chance at unlimited rides from 7:00 p.m.-midnight for only $25 per person.
Marching Bands from all over the Hoosier State to Compete for bragging rights on Band Day.
Nearly 50 high school marching bands from throughout the state will compete for bragging rights and cash prizes in Riley Fun Park the Indiana State Fair Band Day competition presented by 1, 4 & 7 p.m. DreamItDoItIndiana.com.This year’s competition will, for the first time, feature a uni- fied Anderson High School and Highland High School march- ing band; Highland High School is the defending champion but is being turned into a junior high.
Bands practice all summer — and sometimes longer — for a chance to dazzle the crowds and the judges and for the right to be crowned “Band Day Champion.”
Preliminaries start at 9 a.m. and tickets are $6 for adults and $2 for children. Finals, which feature the remaining 16 teams, get underway at 8 p.m. Tickets to that show are $10 for adults and $4 for children. Both competitions take place at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand.