Few things are as quintessentially American as a day at the state fairgrounds. Offering concerts, rodeos, rides, and enough deliciously fried food to warrant a subsequent diet of kale salad for a month, the Indiana State Fairgrounds is the best place to enjoy these warm summer months.
Without further adieu, here are the fair’s top 10 attractions you simply can’t afford to miss.
HATCH GREEN CHILI BEEF MEATBALLS
Indiana Beef Cattle Association (South Side Location)
The best damn meatballs in the damn state. ‘Nuff said.
HANSON – Friday, August 10
An Evening with Hunter Hayes – Thursday, August 16
Country music’s golden boy takes on Indiana.
Here Come The Mummies – Friday, August 17
The funktastic, enigmatic studio band, famous for their infectious grooves.
INSIDE OUT GRILLED CHEESE
American Dairy Association of Indiana Inc.
Mild cheddar on the outside of sliced sourdough bread stuffed with gouda on the inside. YUM.
BBQ PORK POTACHOES
Indiana Pork Producers Association
It’s delicious BBQ pulled pork on top of seasoned pit potatoes topped with cheese and sour cream. What’s not to love?
SUBARU SKYLINE – Open daily
A trip flying high above Main Street. This must-do tradition at the Fair will show you the best views and allow you to take in a breeze; open daily!
Grand Funk Railroad – Wednesday, August 15
These guys are are legends. If you don’t know their music, don’t worry. You definitely do.
Indiana State Fair Rodeo – Wednesday, August 15
Want to see animals run and thrash around, with people along for the ride?
Demolition Derby – Saturday, August 18
If they animated this like Pixar’s “Cars”, it would be rated R.
While these are our favorite picks, make sure to check out the full list of fun activities on the official Indiana State Fair website for more info!