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New attractions will shine this year at the Indiana State Fair!

Anna F. Whelchel, CFE, chief marketing & sales officer for the Indiana State Fair Commission, joined us Tuesday on “Life.Style.Live!” to share what you can expect from this year’s fair from the old to new traditions.

The 2022 Indiana State Fair opens Friday, July 29 and runs through Sunday, August 21 (closed Mondays & Tuesdays).  

Fairgoers are encouraged to buy tickets early to save up to 40%. Tickets are currently available to purchase online here. Discounts end on July 28 at 11:59pm.

New attractions include:

● The Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show features world-class teams of dog trainers and their adopted dogs – as seen on AMERICA’S GOT TALENT! The Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show will be held at the MHS Family Fun Park from August 3 through August 21. Daily FREE shows (with paid fair admission) at 12pm, 3pm, and 5:30pm. 

 ● Visit all the baby farm animals and their moms in Momma Town at the Expo Hall every day of the fair from 9am to 8pm. Pet all of your furry friends while visiting this new, educational exhibit. 

 ● Watch the craziest diving shows the Indiana State Fair has to offer: The Flying Fools High Dive show will wow fairgoers of all ages! Daily FREE show times are 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, and 7pm. 

 ● Back by popular demand from the 2021 Indiana State Fair, STRONGMAN Mighty Mike returns to show off his mind-blowing strength! Watch the FREE (with paid fair admission) Mighty Mike show daily along Main Street at 1pm, 3:30pm and 6pm. 

 ● The Backyard Brats & Brews expands in 2022! This northside destination will double in size, adding more games, comfortable seating areas and entertainment! The Backyard Stage, presented by Universal Windows Direct, will feature daily bands & artists! 

 ● The USA Mullet Championships will take over the State Fair on Saturday, July 30th at 2pm. You won’t want to miss this first time event 

● Back by popular demand, the State Fair Hot Air Balloon Night Glow, presented by PNC Bank, returns on Opening Day, Friday, July 29 at 9pm. This event is free with Fair admission. Don’t miss the magical sights of this great event.  

● The Hoosier Lottery Grandstand schedule is packed full of fun events, including fairgoer favorites such as the State Fair Championship Rodeo, Demolition Derby, Harness Racing, and so much more! Check out the full schedule at 

 ● State Fair Art Installations – check out the multiple NEW art installations throughout this year’s State Fair! Fairgoers will find a photo opp at every turn to capture a favorite family memory! Fairgoers can expect to see their favorite traditions as well, including visiting with all of the animals, enjoying the thrills of the midway rides and all of the unique exhibits such as Pioneer Village, Little Hands on the Farm … and so much more!

About the Indiana State Fair:

The Great Indiana State Fair The Indiana State Fair is the state’s largest multi-day event celebrating the Hoosier spirit and agricultural heritage. These 18 days bring all communities together to celebrate all things Indiana and promote it to hundreds of thousands of people across the state, and beyond. Nationally recognized for offering great entertainment, showcasing youth and interactive agriculture educational programs, premiere facilities and a variety of unique, fun foods, the Indiana State Fair has been an annual attraction for generations of Hoosiers since 1852.

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Today was our last visit to the Indiana State Fair, so we had to make sure it was full of fun! Randy Ollis made a new Llama friend at Animal Town, visited some life-sized animatronic dinosaurs at the Dino Stroll, and Amber got a look at the ax-throwing and log rolling that goes on at the Paul Bunyan Lumber Jack Show.

Animal Town

Animal Town is located in the Family Fun Park at the Indiana State Fair. Open 9am to 8pm daily. This Interactive Animal Experience with beef and dairy cattle, chickens, goats, draft horses, llamas, rabbits, sheep and swine gives visitors a chance to see all of the animals that are shown during the fair and learn more about the animals and the farmers who raise them.   Animal Town is just East of the Little Hands on the Farm.

Dino Stroll

New to the Indiana State Fair! Don’t miss your chance to see this life-sized, animatronic T-Rex standing over 25 feet tall and spanning over 60 feet long with an enormous T-Rex ROAR! A roaming Velociraptor AND a dinosaur egg that you can climb inside for photos will join the T-Rex this week (August 18-22) in Hoosier Spirit Park.

Pioneer Village

Pioneer Village steps you back in time to see what farming was like in Indiana in the 1800s.  Music, vintage farm equipment, and locally made food and gift items can be found. Plus if you are lucky, you’ll run into a Story Teller or two. 

Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show

Filled with action-packed competition and lots of laughs, it’s the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show! The show feature quality lumberjack competitors known throughout the world for their strength, skill, and athletic ability. Stop by the WGU Indiana Parklet to see them compete in events like log rolling and axe throwing. Shows start at 12:30, 2:00, 3:30, 5:30, and 7:00 PM daily.

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It wouldn’t be the Indiana State Fair without the corn stands! Amber Hankins stopped by one them to see how they make their corn on the cob and corn in a cup taste so good.

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Amber went to the State Fair to get a look at the process of sheep being sheared, and you can do the same by visiting the Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Indiana State Fair.

In addition to having sheep throughout the Fair, you are also able to catch sheep shearing demonstrations in this building. The Indiana State Fair is also proud to be home to the National Shetland Show and Conference.

The dairy goats will be showcased the final weekend of the fair in this building. They anticipate nearly 1,300 dairy goat entries.

The popular Sheep to Shawl contest where you can see how wool is made into usable goods will take place on the performance stage in the Indiana Arts Building.

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It was another fun and exciting day at the Indiana State Fair as Randy learned to play the washboard at Pioneer Village and Amber visited the Dairy Bar to see how they make grilled cheese sandwiches and shakes. She also found some interesting hidden gems while exploring at the fair. Watch to see what she discovered.

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You can find goats of many breeds, ages and sizes at the Indiana State Fair’s “Goat Mountain.” This is one of the many places at the fair you can visit to experience fun for all ages. Watch the video above to see what the “Goat Mountain: experience is like.

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They wrote a special song just for this occasion!

Buck Rogers Jr., Hoosier song-writer and Bill Bailey, musician, joined us today with a special song dedicated to the Indiana State Fair, along with a song titled, “The Big Pond,’ and they even got some help from Amber & Randy!

Watch the videos above and below to see their performances and learn when you can see them performing live a the State Fair.

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It is Randy vs. Amber in the Great American Duck Race at the Indiana State Fair. 

One water track, four racing lanes, unlimited smiles. Whether you’re chosen to participate or not, everyone’s a winner at the Great American Duck Race!

Catch this unique, educational, and fun show five times daily in the Family Fun Park at the State Fair from August 4 to 22.


The challenge is on to find $10,000 worth of Pokemon cards at the Indiana State Fair.

This scavenger hunt was put together by Noblesville Indiana’s local game store Moonshot Games and a local Youtube star.

Josh Cecil, head of video, for Moonshot Games and Real Breaking Nate, Youtube personality, joined us today to share more about the scavenger hunt and his Youtube career.

Fairgoers can visit the Moonshot Games booth in the Hoosier Lottery Expo hall to begin the adventure, or simply go to on their mobile devise.

Participants will find a webpage with 20 different Pokemon prizes with coordinating clues.

These clues lead scavenger hunters on a quest to find QR codes that are redeemed for prizes.

Each day of the fair Moonshot Games hides 20 new QR codes all over the fairgrounds. These QR codes can be scanned to win the Pokémon prizes that range from $5 for easier to find items all the way up to $200 for prizes with some more challenging clues. 

Moonshot Games is a local game store with a brick and mortar store in Noblesville and one on Mass Ave. in Downtown Indy. Stores sell board gamesw, trading card games, and puzzles.

Real Breaking Nate is a Youtube sensation with over 800,000 subscribers, who is known for breaking boxes of Pokémon cards, hiding Pokémon cards, and for overwhelming positivity.

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Real Breaking Nate on Youtube


This company is making history as the Indiana State Fair’s first all-vegan food vendor in the fair’s 165-year history.

Taria Slack and Derrick Slack, her husband are the owners of Black Leaf Vegan, which is also own the only vegan food truck in Indianapolis.

She joined Indy Style at the State Fair today to share more about their business and to give Amber and Randy a taste of Black Leaf Vegan’s nachos and bratwurst.

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