Listed below are a couple of our special contests. Please check back for more information.
YOUNG HOOSIER PIANIST COMPETITION
Presented by Piano Solutions Finals - Young pianists ages 5 to 18 from around the state compete in the finals in the Home & Family Arts Building 3rd floor auditorium. Please check back for more information.
ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW
Antique Tractors are found on display in Pioneer Village every day of the Fair. Please check back for more information.
MUSIC TRAVEL CONSULTANTS STATE FAIR BAND DAY COMPETITION
The most prestigious and exciting band contest in the state kicks off the Indiana State Fair on the First Saturday in the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand on August 2.
BATON TWIRLING CONTEST
Indiana's best go head to head in the State Championship Baton Twirling Contest. You can find them in the Farm Bureau Building twirling their way to the top. Please check back for more information.
BREWER’S CUP COMPETITION
One of the largest competitions in the country, the Indiana State Fair Brewers’ Cup is held in July. In 2010 we had a record 1071 entries: 310 professional and 761 homebrews.
INDIANA STATE FAIR OPEN CAR SHOW
The Indiana State Fair Car Show was open to the first 100 vehicles registered - Registration is now closed as the maximum of 100 cars has been reached; State Fair Blue Ribbons will be awarded to the top 25 vote getters along with Grand Champion!
Top cheerleaders from around the state compete in this annual competition. Devoted school representatives spend countless hours rooting for their teams. Now it's your turn to cheer for THEM! Please check back for more information.
INDIANA STATE FAIR VOCAL THROWDOWN
The Indiana State Fair is holding its first-ever open singing competition complete with cash prizes and an opportunity to perform at the fair. All entries will be submitted on video and the public will vote on the top five in both divisions. Check back for more information.
TRADITIONAL ARTS INDIANA STATE FAIR FIDDLE CONTEST
Indiana's best fiddlers compete on the stage in the Opry House located in Pioneer Village. The contest's mission is to showcase Indiana's many fiddle styles from bluegrass to old-time to western swing. Competitors are judged fairly and awarded prize money. Please check back for more information.
YOUTH TALENT CONTEST
County Fair Talent Contest winners from across the state come to the Indiana State Fair hoping to succeed at the state level. Exciting Hoosier talent is always in abundance at the State Fair. You can see a variety of acts such as singing, dancing, tumbling, clogging, cheerleading and baton twirling. Hope you can stop by the Farm Bureau Building to watch some of Indiana's youth at their best.