Indiana State Fair Returns This Summer

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Fair is back.

This year’s State Fair will take place from Friday, July 30 to Sunday, August 22. The theme will celebrate all things Indiana and the resiliency of the Hoosier spirit.

The State Fair is working with the Indiana State Department of Health as they plan the event.

“We have almost three full months before we open the 2021 Indiana State Fair, and we are confident that with our 250+ acre, mostly outdoor campus we will be able to host our Fair late this summer,” Indiana State Fair Commission Executive Director Cindy Hoye said. “We are thankful to the State Department of Health for their collaboration and continued guidance on getting us back to hosting this important community event.”

This year, the State Fair will add a weekend to the front end and will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

According to Hoye, “We know this year’s State Fair may look a little different, and we are prepared for that. By adding an additional weekend, it allows us to spread Fair attendance across a new weekend. This event matters to our State and our fairgoers; it’s an important part of annual Hoosier family traditions.”

The Fair is planning to bring back favorites including carnival rides, fair food, 4-H competitions, free entertainment, and more.

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