Events & Attractions – By type

Want to know what animal, music or motorized events are happening? Or perhaps what competitions you can compete in? Below you will be able to sort through our events and attractions by their type. Click on the photos or the names of the event / attraction for more details on each event.

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KIDS’ DAY presented by PNC Bank

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Saturday, June 24 ALL DAY The Marion County Fair is hosting many family friendly events on Kids' Day! Click here for a complete list of activities your child and the whole family may enjoy!

Professor Steve

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Saturday, June 24 from 2:30-3:30p Making science fun, exciting, & easy to understand with big visual demonstrations and experiments. Great for all ages!

Midnight Run

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Saturday, June 24 from 6-7:30p Midnight Run is one of Indianapolis' top teen rock bands. Their high energy will make it impossible to stay in your seat!

Blue Hues

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Saturday, June 17 from 1-3p Influenced by blues, country, and rock, this local Indianapolis band has something for everybody to love!

Jason Wells

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Sunday, June 18 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!

The Edgars

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Sunday, June 18 from 6-7p A local Indiana band all raised on the roots of Rock n' Roll with hopes of leaving an everlasting impact on generations to come!

Fiddle Contest

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Sunday, June 18 from 1-5p Show off your fiddlin' skills on Park Stage! Pre-registration is required.

CC’s Exotic Pets

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Friday - Sunday, June 16-18, 23-25 CC's long list of Exotic Animals will be in the Peaceful Grounds Barn for you to come interact with during the fair!

45 RPM

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Sunday, June 25 from 7:30- 9:30p 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

FREE Painting Lessons

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June 16, 21, 23, from 5-9p and June 17, 18, 24, 25, from 12p-9p Wine and Canvas will conduct complimentary painting classes to teach fairgoers some painting basics and have some fun in the process!

Truck Drag Races

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Tuesday, June 20 @ 7p Enjoy a great night of drag racing on dirt... Truck Style! Competitors will compete in multiple classes and age divisions.

ATV Drag Races

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Wednesday, June 21 @ 7p Enjoy a great night of drag racing... ATV Style! Competitors will compete in multiple classes and age divisions.

The Norwegian Elks

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Sunday, June 25 from 5-6:30p Here is a great chance to listen to a band with a contemporary folk style for everyone to enjoy.

Circle City Steel Drums

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Sunday, June 18 & Monday, June 19 from 7-8:30p Circle City Steel will bring you Island Music and jazz with a steel pan drum for a performance that you won't forget!

Gonzo Cross Races (Motorcycle)

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Friday, June 16 @ 8p The exciting outdoor endurocross racing will be on display at the grandstands. Admission is $5 and kids get in free!

Cornerstone Family Worship – Fusion

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Tuesday, June 20 @ 7-8p Praise and worship on Gospel Night with music from the Cornerstone Family Worship Center's praise group, Fusion!

Kasey the Fire Dog Safety Program

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Saturday, June 24 from 2:30-3:30p 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.

RC Blues Band

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Friday, June 23 from 5:30-6:30p The RC Blues Band is Randy Krupsaw on guitar and vocals, Chip Calwell on harmonica, and sometimes other blues brothers (on bass, drums, keyboards).

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 1-3p 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 7-7:45p 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.

Police K-9 Demonstration

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Tuesday, June 20 at 7p Come see the Indianapolis K-9 unit run through drill and techniques used to train their police dogs.

OASIS Dance Performances

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Monday, June 19 from 6:30-7:30p & 7:30-8:30p Part of the Oasis lineup on Senior Night, you can enjoy the dance steps on the park stage in these line and step dancing demos!

Indiana Starfire Cloggers

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Saturday, June 17 from 3:30-4:30p AND Sunday, June 25 from 3 - 4p Don't miss this action-packed dance performance from the Indiana Starfire Cloggers!

Nicole Bridgens

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Monday, June 19, Wednesday, June 21 & 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!

Peaceful Grounds Urban Demo Farm Activities

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Activities during all hours of the fair! See what's happening on our farm inside the fairgrounds. From guided tours, to worm composting demos & two days of a farm & arts market you'll be thrilled to see what's growing on!


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Friday, June 16 @ 9:30p & Saturday, June 17 @ 1p Our stage is your stage. Come out and show off your karaoke skills!

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!

Dance Rhythms

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Sunday, June 18 @ 5-6p We develop the "dancer within" for everyone ages 3 through adult!

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.

Rural Route 3

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Thursday, June 22 from 7:30-9p With an arsenal of crowd pleasing covers and down-home originals, RR3 offers a sound that strives to bring country music to new heights.

Carly Brooke

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Saturday, June 17 @ 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.

Motorcycle Races

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Saturday, June 17 @ 7p 1/8 mile, tight quarters dirt flat track motorcycle racing will be on display at the grandstands. Admission is $5 and kids get in free!

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 • Open Class Sheep Show Saturday, June 24 @ 2p • 4-H Sheep Show Sunday, June 25 @ 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 @ 3p 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!

Fred Astaire Dance Party

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Friday, June 16 @ 7-10p Come join the students and teachers of Fred Astaire Dance Studio for an evening of fun, music & dance!

Cheerleading Contest

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