Get your fair food appetite ready! TODAY is the first day of the Marion County fair! With midway rides, 4-H exhibits, concerts and events, what’s not to love?
The Fair is affordable for the entire family at only $5 per person. And kids 5 years and under get in FREE! There is also free admission for military members with ID and free parking. The fair runs through July 4, 2021.
Entertainment Insider McKinzie Roth spoke with Abdul-Hakim Shabazz, an active board member of the Marion County Fair today on Indy Style.
Reigning Marion County Fair queen Kelsey Kendall even sampled some cicada pizza!
This year there will be princess and queen contests, and the Marion County Fair Queen wins a $2,500 scholarship.
Other attractions at the Marion County Fair include the Dino Roar, dog shows and woodcarving demonstrations. As for concerts, The Band Perry, Yelawolf, Three 6 Mafia, Neal McCoy Shenandoah, and many more will perform at the fair gounds!
The Marion County fair was established in 1930 as a street fair in New Bethel (now known as Wanamaker). Following several moves in the Wanamaker area, the fair’s home was relocated to 123 acres at 7300 E. Troy Ave — which is their current location. There are 17 buildings on the grounds, The fair is owned and operated by Marion County Agriculture and 4-H Club Fair Association, Inc. a not-for-profit organization. It is governed by a 14-member board of directors.
For updates and info on Marion County fair go to: marioncountyfair.org.