Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Indiana State Fair 2010 - The Year of the Pig

It's time to Pig out at the State Fair - in more ways than one.  The fair always has a theme each year, and for 2010 - it's all about the pork.

From August 6th - 22nd you can enjoy music, food and fun for the entire family.  Gates open at 8am and building/exhibit hours are generally form 9am until 9pm.
General admission is $8 for adults and free for kids under 5.
You can get advance discount tickets at AAA, Wal-Mart, CVS, Indiana Farm Bureau, Marten House, Fairgrounds ticket office and online (http://www.indianastatefair.com/) until August 5th.

Below are discounts for this year's Great Indiana State Fair, so that you, your family and friends can save while being a part of one of the state's greatest traditions:

Free Admission Ticket in the Indianapolis Star: Monday, Aug. 9, the Indianapolis Star will print a ticket good for free admission to the fair on the following Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 11 and 12. Watch the Star for more surprises!

Turkey Hill Dairy $2 Tuesdays: On Tuesday Aug. 10 and 17, visitors are admitted for just $2, compliments of Turkey Hill Dairy with a voucher printed from www.turkeyhill.com/indianastatefair.

$2 Taste of the State Fair: On both Tuesdays of the fair, Aug. 10 and 17, concessionaires all over the fairgrounds will have $2 servings available all day long!

Free Lottery Ticket: On Hoosier Lottery Day, Saturday, Aug. 14, all guests at least 18 years old can redeem their fair admission ticket stub for a free lottery ticket from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at either of the two Hoosier Lottery Booths at the Hoosier Lottery grandstand or on the north side at Dow AgroSciences celebration Park.

Save your Admission Ticket: Bring your admission ticket-back coupon to any Pork Concession tent for $1 off any "Make a Meal Deal."

$2 Discount with Pepsi Brand Can: All visitors who bring any Pepsi brand can on the fair's final day, Sunday, Aug. 22, will receive $2 off the gate admission.

BMV Carload Day: Large families and groups of friends traveling to the fair together will want to take advantage of this great offer on Monday, Aug. 16. Admission is only $15 per vehicle for up to 10 people with a voucher printed from www.mybmv.com .

Tractor Shuttle Rides for Seniors: All seniors age 55 and older can ride the tractor shuttles around the fairgrounds for just $3 a day when they purchase a special wristband at the State Fair information Booths located in Pioneer Village and on State Fair Blvd. On golden Hoosiers' Day, Aug. 17, seniors can ride the tractor shuttles for free!

Free Admission for Military Personnel and Families: The State Fair is honoring our current and former members of the Armed Forces by offering free admission for them and family members on Thursday, Aug. 19, with presentation of a military ID. Log onto www.indianastatefair.com for more information.

Indiana State Fair Value Coupon Book: Save money on everything from corn dogs to sunglasses by purchasing this book of coupons for just $5. More than $100 in deals and discounts are being offered by dozens of fair vendors. The books are available in the State Fair gift Shop presented by Indiana Pork Farmers.

Concerts for 2010 include:
Selena Gomez
Keith Urban
Rascal Flatts with Kellie Picker
Sugarland with Little Big Town
Chris Tomlin
Toby Mac

Other entertainment:
Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Blue Monkey Side Show
Lucas Oil Indy Super Pull
Welde's Big Bears
Rowdy Rooster Puppet Show

New Stuff for 2010
God Bless America - 25' sculpture of Grant Wood's famous American Gothic portrait
Boy Scout Bridge - Indiana hardwood stretching across the tunnel connecting to the Pathway for Water Quality in honor of the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouts
Habitat for Humanity Home - volunteers will be constructing a home at the fairgrounds which will be transported to a new location to become home to an Indianapolis woman and her children.
Bridges to Japan - exhibit
DockDogs - area's best canine athletes compete in Big Air Dgos, Extreme Vertical and Speed Retrieve events.

Then there is always the free concert stage, the midway, the corn on the cob, the lemon shake ups, the 4-H exhibits, the baby pigs, the horse races and Pioneer Village and tractor parades, etc.

"Garbage Burger" Wins Fair's Signature Food Contestfrom Headlines - Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick This year's signature dish at the Indiana State Fair will be full of garbage. Frankfort-based Shoup's Country Foods Inc.'s "Garbage Burger" is the winning entry in the fair's signature food contest. The traditional pork burger, topped with pulled pork and seasoned with Shoup's barbecue sauce, will be available at the fair for $7.

It's a Hoosier tradition - so if you've never been, you have to check it out.  The people watching alone, is some of the best entertainment in town.

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