Every year the fair brings together a variety of people from all walks of life in Indiana. This year is “A Time to Celebrate” at the Indiana State Fair with the grand re-opening of the coliseum. The coliseum is a historically rich building built in 1939 and host to everyone from President John F. Kennedy to the Indiana Pacers and the Beatles.
Summer of 2014 will be filled with many events happening in the newly-renovated coliseum including 4-H competitions and national touring concert acts.
The Indiana State Fair runs from August 1 – 17 and is open to all ages. Check out the Indiana State Fair website for information on discounts and special events.
Click here to check out a video about the coliseum renovations.
Whether it be riding the rides at the midway, eating elephant ears, or seeing the world’s largest boar – some of our fondest childhood memories involve the Indiana State Fair.
We asked a few of the Senate Democrat Caucus staff members what they were looking forward to at this year’s Indiana State Fair, and this is what they had to say:
“I look forward to the fried Wisconsin Cheese vendor and then watch the Clydesdales driver teams, the Percheron Mare team cart. Look forward to seeing the work done on the Coliseum.” –Donna
“I’m looking forward to the new craft beer options at the fair. It’s a great way to showcase Indiana’s producers and introduce Hoosiers to new tastes.” –Adam
“The over-abundance of fried creations every year would definitely be up there on my list.” –Andrew
“Lemon shake-ups and the world’s biggest pig!” –Susan
“I like the 4-H horse and pony shows.” –Michelle
“Elephant ears, Sutter’s salt water taffy, fish in the Natural Resources Building, riding the tractor train or walking the loop around to the other side.” – Emma
“The world’s biggest HOG!!! And that’s my favorite too, along with the winning hog litter. I love the pioneer village too. As for food, corn on the cob and caramel corn!” –Laura
For more information on the Indiana State Fair go to www.in.gov/statefair/fair/