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All dates, times and programs subject to change; check fair program for updates. For youth fishing, pre-registration at the DNR building is required.
 

Friday, August 7

9 a.m. - noon NO FISHING
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. DNR Fishing Pond 10th Year Anniversary Celebration
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Pelts and Skulls
3 - 4 p.m. DNR Fishing Pond 10th Year Birthday Celebration
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Show
5 p.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Buildings
6 p.m. Friday Night Campfire Stories, Songs and S'mores

Saturday, August 8
Wild Game Cookout Day

9 a.m. - noon NO FISHING
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Spiders and other Insects
11 a.m. Taste of the Wild Cookout: A Free Taste of Indiana's Wild Fish and Game
11 a.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs.
2 p.m. Dutch Oven Cooking
2 - 4 p.m. Liar's Bench program
3:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Show
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
6 p.m. Resource Dog Workout, DNR dogs find illegal game, track poachers.

Sunday, August 9

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Youth Fishing; Fishing Pond
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Abraham Lincoln Visits
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Gene Stratton-Porter: Author, Naturalist and Conservationist
1 p.m. Smoky Bear's Birthday Party
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Show

Monday, August 10

9 a.m. - noon Youth Fishing
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nature's Nasties (Spiders)
2 - 3:30 p.m. SCUBA Demonstration with Indiana Conservation Officers
2 - 4 p.m. Military History with Fort Harrison Interpreter
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. Indy Parks Birds of Prey

Tuesday, August 11

9 a.m. - noon Youth Fishing
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Mystery of Coal
11 a.m. - noon Indiana Snakes
10 p.m. James Whitcomb Riley
2 - 4 p.m. FIRE! How the DNR Uses Fire as Tool, DNR Fire Headquarters
4:30 p.m. An Evening with an Eagle
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing

Wednesday, August 12

9 a.m. - noon Youth Fishing
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Indiana Geodes
1 p.m. Bats: Myths and Reality
2 - 4 p.m. A Birder's Nature Table
4:30 p.m. Raptors of Indiana, Live Birds of Prey from Patoka Lake
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing

Thursday, August 13

9 a.m. - noon Youth Fishing
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Ice Age Animals
1 p.m. A Grave Matters in Indiana: How to Preserve our Cemeteries
1 p.m. Gardening for Butterflies
2 -3:30 p.m. Paddling Safety/Life Jacket Presentation
2 - 4 p.m. Native People at Prophetstown SP
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. The Art of Falconry, Indiana Falconry Association

Friday, August 14

9 a.m. - noon Youth Fishing
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Remains To Be Seen with a Pokagon State Park Interpreter
1 p.m. Attracting Birds to Your Backyard
2 - 3:30 p.m. SCUBA Demonstration with Indiana Conservation Officers
2 - 4 p.m. Learn about the Lewis and Clark Commission
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. Indiana Birds of Prey, Live Raptors from Hardy Lake Raptor Center
6 p.m. Resource Dog Workout, DNR dogs find illegal game, track poachers

Saturday, August 15

9 a.m. to noon Youth Fishing
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Binocs & Beaks: Bird Games
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wilderness Survival
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Fly Casting Demonstrations
2 - 3 p.m. Muskie Fishing Tips
2 - 4 p.m. Fly Tying Demonstrations
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Show

Sunday, August 16

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Youth Fishing
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Leave No Trace
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wilderness Survival
Noon - 5 p.m. Snakes Alive! Indiana Snakes on Display
2 p.m. Smoky Bear Birthday Party
4:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Show
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing

Monday, August 17
Hoosier Heritage Day

9 a.m. - noon NO FISHING - SCHOOLS IN SESSION
9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 100 Years of Indiana's State Park, State Fair Blvd.
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Indiana Snakes
1 p.m. The National Register Certificate Ceremony
2 p.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs.
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. Indy Parks Birds of Prey
5 p.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs.

Tuesday, August 18

9 a.m. - noon NO FISHING - SCHOOLS IN SESSION
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. -1 p.m. Animal Adaptations
2 - 4 p.m. Learn about the Lewis and Clark Commission
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. An Evening with an Eagle

Wednesday, August 19

9 a.m. - noon NO FISHING - SCHOOLS IN SESSION
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
10 a.m. - noon Geology of Monroe Lake
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Indiana Fossils
1 p.m. Turtle Talk
2 - 4 p.m. Life and Times of George Rogers Clark
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. An Evening with an Eagle
7:30 - 8 p.m. Summertime Bass Fishing in Indiana

Thursday, August 20

9 a.m. - noon NO FISHING - SCHOOLS IN SESSION
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Abe Lincoln with Lincoln State Park interpreter
Noon - 2 p.m. Paddling Safety/Life Jacket Presentation
1 p.m. Underground Railroad in Indiana
2 - 4 p.m. State Fairground Tree Walk
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Show

Friday, August 21

9 a.m. - noon NO FISHING - SCHOOLS IN SESSION
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Abe Lincoln
1 p.m. Indiana Wildlife at the Time of Lincoln
2 - 3:30 p.m. SCUBA Demonstration with Indiana Conservation Officers
2 - 4 pm. Help for Your Old House: Indiana Style. Bring your “Old House” questions.
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. Indiana Birds of Prey, Live Raptors from Hardy Lake Raptor Center

Saturday, August 22

9 a.m. - noon Youth Fishing
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
10 a.m. - noon Archaeology Road Show (Artifact ID)
10 a.m. - noon How to Volunteer for Indiana State Parks
11 a.m. Silly Safaris Wildlife Program
11 a.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs.
Noon - 5 p.m. Snakes Alive! Indiana Snakes on Display
1 p.m. Shipwreck Stories on Lake Michigan
2 - 4 p.m. Learn about Lewis and Clark Commission
2:30 p.m. Off-Road Vehicle Safety w/Indiana Conservation Officers
4:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Show
5 - 8 p.m. Youth Fishing
6 p.m. Resource Dog Workout, DNR dogs find illegal game, track poachers

Sunday, August 23

Noon - 3 p.m. Youth Fishing
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. Silly Safaris Wildlife Program
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Spring Mill Village, Pioneer Games
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Show

 

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