State Fair offers plenty of entertainment options

The Indiana State Fair starts today and runs through August 23.

This year’s theme is “Year of The Farmer” introducing you to the men, women and children that supply your food to your dinner table. Just like every year, the Fair schedule is packed with fun activities every day for your friends and family.

In past year’s we were taken aback by the deep fried candies, this year The Fair is straying to something new. The 2015 State Fair signature food is the Indiana Pork Association’s Smoked Pig Patty, which is a fully smoked, Indiana grown , quarter pound pork patty topped with Shoup’s Country Food’s signature BBQ sauce and Indiana grown Dill pickles. There will be a total of three tent locations throughout the fairgrounds where you can find the Smoked Pork Patty.

For those car junkies, this year the State Fair is offering an all American Car show on Sunday, August 23. Admission fee for the car show will be $15 at the gate.

Everyone loves the midway at the Fair. Hours for the midway will be noon to 11 p.m. during the week and 11 a.m.–11 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Wristbands for unlimited rides will cost $30.

Family day at the Midway will be held on August 10, where midway wristbands will only cost $15 a piece. Don’t miss out on the fun, from the Log Flume water ride to the legendary State Fair Ferris Wheel, there is something for all ages at the Indiana State Fair Midway.

Live music will be offered through the Shane Co. Concert Series in the Indiana Farmer’s Coliseum. Concert ticket prices range from $25 – $50.

The series includes:

  • Meghan Trainor with special guests Charlie Puth and Life of Dillion on August 11th at 7 p.m.
  • Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion “The America the Beautiful Tour” on August 12 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias performs August 13 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Country Artist Jake Owens with special guest Parmalee August 14 at 8 p.m.
  • 93.9 Summer Jam featuring rapper Juvenile, SWV, Naughty by Nature, Da Brat, and Rob Base on August 15 at 7 p.m.

On the free stage, the line up is as follows.

  • Indigo Girls on August 7 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Morris Day & The Time on August 8 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Hispanic/ Latino music festival presented by Honda on August 9 throughout the day.
  • Rodney Atkins on August 10 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Frankie Ballard on August 11 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Creedence Clearwater Revisited on August 13 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Return of The Dukes: John Schneider & Tom Wopat on August 14 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Emily Kinney from AMC’s The Walking Dead on August 15 at 4 and 7:30 p.m.
  • Contemporary Christian Music Festival August 16 at 2-9 p.m.
  • Village People on August 17 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Big & Rich on August 18 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Craig Morgan on August 19 at 7:30 p.m.