Events & Attractions – By area

Want to know what all is happening at the grandstands or on park stage? Below you will be able to sort through our events and attractions by the area they are located in on the fairgrounds. Click on the photos or the names of the event / attraction for more details on each event.

Click these links if you want to sort by day or by type.

Glen’s Valley Praise

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Saturday, June 24 from 6-7:30p Glen's Valley Praise is a Gospel group who will be performing Saturday, June 24th!

Baird Petting Zoo

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June 16-25 A fun and up close experience with farm animals of all different types! The event will be offered all week so make sure to take some time out of your day to go check out what they have to offer at the Baird Petting Zoo!

Blue Hues

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Saturday, June 24 from 6-7:30p Influenced by blues, country, and rock, this local Indianapolis band has something for everybody to love!

Jason Wells

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Sunday, June 25 from 7:30-9p Jason is a person and musician that you won’t forget, a real person with real music that combines classic rock and blues!

45 RPM

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Saturday, June 17 from 7-9p Remember when music was a way of life? 45 RPM wants to take you on a trip back to the wonder years with music from the British Invasion and Rock and Roll from the 1960s in America.

Serama Poultry Show

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Serama Poultry Contest - Saturday, June 24, 12p-5p

Gonzo Cross Races (Motorcycle)

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Friday, June 16 @ 7p The exciting outdoor endurocross racing will be on display at the grandstands. Admission is $5 and kids get in free!

Kasey the Fire Dog Safety Program

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Saturday, June 24 from 1-1:45p The Kasey Program teaches children their fire & life safety skills by using Kasey, a black labrador retriever, to perform the skills we teach, i.e., stop, drop & roll, checking the door to see if it's hot, knowing two ways out, etc.

Greg Rhodes

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Wednesday, June 21 from 7:45-9p Greg Rhodes is a natural country/ pop singer. He's hails from Muncie and has written some great Indiana music. Joining Greg onstage is his wife Heather who sings with unbelievable feeling!

Pacers Fan Van

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Saturday, June 24 from 4-6p The Pacers Fan Van will be on-site letting fair-goers play games and win prizes!

Calling Contest

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Wednesday, June 21 from 7:15-7:45p Come show off your pipes! Whether calling in the livestock, your husband for dinner or your kids to bed... we want to hear your best calling techniques.

Indiana Starfire Cloggers

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Saturday, June 17 from 4-5p AND Tuesday, June 20 from 6-7p Don't miss this action-packed dance performance from the Indiana Starfire Cloggers!

Island Breeze

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Tuesday, June 20 from 8-9p Audiences will sway to the easy-going melodies that this group has to offer as their music brings a little piece of the tropics to Indiana.

Nicole Bridgens

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Monday, June 19 @ 5:15 & Thursday, June 22 from 6-7p Nicole Bridgens is a crowd favorite who sings a variety of genres, and no matter the musical choice for the day there is always something for audiences to love!

Ladies Night Prize Drawing

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Wednesday, June 21 @ 9p The Art Carroll Ladies Night Prize Drawing will give away many great gifts to the ladies at the fair on Ladies Night!

Indiana Gospel Music Association

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Tuesday, June 20 & Thursday, June 22 @6p The Indiana Gospel Music Association was founded in 1974 with it’s main purpose to be that of spreading the message of Jesus Christ through music.

Carly Brooke

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Friday, June 23 @ 5:30p-6:30p Carly first competed at the 2010 Marion County Fair at the age of 8 and since then has made numerous appearances throughout the city, and even in Nashville! We are happy to have her back as she has talent way beyond her years, see for yourself!

Small Animal Pet Show

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Saturday, June 17 @ 12p Cats, guinea pigs and other small pets area eligible to compete in this 4-H event.

Rides

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The centerpiece of the Marion County Fair is the midway! Ran by North American Midway Entertainment, the world’s largest traveling outdoor amusement park! They bring a thrilling midway experience to the fair!

Open Class Pigeon Show

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Sunday, June 25 @ 12p Bring your lawn chair, your good humor and your best feathered friends for an enjoyable day at the Marion County Fair pigeon show!!

Sheep Shows

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Junior Southdown Show Saturday, June 24 @ 12p • Open Class Sheep Show Saturday, June 24 @ 2p • 4-H Sheep Show Saturday, June 24 @ 4p

Swine Shows

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Open Class Saturday, June 17 @ 2p, 4-H Show Sunday, June 18 @ 4p

Family Arts

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One of the most active areas of the Marion County Fair, the Family Arts Building, plays host to multiple competitions all fair long. From cooking to arts & crafts, to photography and more... check out all the things you can see and compete in in the Family Arts building!

Silly Safari Exotic Animal Show

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Saturday, June 24 @ 1:30p A kid focused, animal show! Meet, pet and learn about some cool exotic animals from the Silly Safari gang!

Pedal Pull Competitions

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Saturday, June 24 @ 4p Witness this test of horse leg power as competitors of all ages get behind pedal-powered tractors and pull a rolling weight sled.

Bear Hollow Wood Carving Auction

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Saturday, June 24 @ 5:30p An auction to purchase Bear Hallow Wood Carver Jason Emmons's wood carvings! Plan to come place a bid and take home a one of a kind piece of art!

Bear Hollow Chainsaw Carving Demo

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Friday, June 16 @ 6 & 8p • Saturday, June 17 @ 2, 4, 6 & 8p • Sunday, June 18 @ 2, 4 & 6p Come watch Bear Hollow Wood Carver Jason Emmons use a chainsaw to carve beautiful art out of wood!

Talent Shows

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Sunday, June 18 @ 12p & 7p and Monday, June 19 @ 6:30p Are you the best in Marion County? Prove it! Our talent competition is open to all ages!

Cheerleading Contest

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Saturday, June 17 @ 12p We've got spirit yes we do, we've got spirit how 'bout you?