Indiana State Fair returns July 30 – Aug. 22, 2021

SOURCE: News release from Indiana State Fair

The Indiana State Fair announced today that this year’s State Fair will take place Friday, July 30th–Sunday, August 22nd. The Fair will dedicate this year’s theme to celebrating all things Indiana and the resiliency of the Hoosier Spirit.State Fair officials have been actively working with the Indiana State Department of Health as planning continues in the coming months.

“We have almost three full months before we open the 2021 Indiana State Fair, and we are confident that with our 250+ acre, mostly outdoor campus we will be able to host our Fair late this summer,” Indiana State Fair Commission Executive Director Cindy Hoye said. “We are thankful to the State Department of Health for their collaboration and continued guidance on getting us back to hosting this important community event.”

This year the State Fair will add a weekend to the front end of the Fair schedule and will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays weekly.

According to Hoye, “We know this year’s State Fair may look a little different, and we are prepared for that. By adding an additional weekend, it allows us to spread Fair attendance across a new weekend.This event matters to our State and our fairgoers; it’s an important part of annual Hoosier family traditions.”

The Fair is planning to bring back fairgoer favorites including carnival rides, fun, wacky fair food, 4-Hcompetitions, free entertainment, and much more. Stay tuned for new spectacular experiences to the 2021 State Fair.

About the Indiana State Fair

The Indiana State Fair is the state’s largest multi-day event celebrating Hoosiers’ spirit and agricultural heritage. These 18days celebrate Indiana agriculture and promote it to hundreds of thousands of people across Indiana, and beyond. Nationally recognized for offering great entertainment, showcasing4-Hyouth, interactive agriculture education programs, premier facilities and a variety of unique, fun foods, the Indiana State Fair has been an annual attraction for generations of Hoosiers since 1852. The 2021 Indiana State Fair will be held July 30-August 22. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.