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The best free things to enjoy at the 2017 Indiana State Fair

Posted at 1:40 AM, Aug 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-04 19:48:30-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana State Fair opens Friday and this year's theme is "The Wonderful World of Food."

The fair runs through August 20th and with hundreds of events there's certain to be something for everyone. 

Check out the list of FREE events going on each day at the Indiana State Fair below. 

Friday, August 4: Celebrating Deep Fried Food
6AM
Giant Hot Air Balloon Race
Hoosier Lottery Grandstand Infield
11AM
Habitat for Humanity Opening Ceremonies
Habitat for Humanity Home Build
4-6PM
The Peterson Farm Brothers
Farm Bureau Bldg. Auditorium
7:30PM
George Thorogood and The Destroyers
Chevrolet Silverado Free Stage
9PM
Light Up the Night, featuring the Illuminated Tractor Parade & Hot Air Balloon Night Glow
Hoosier Lottery Grandstand

 

 

 

Saturday, August 5: Celebrating Melons
7:30PM
Hotel California “A Salute to the Eagles”
Chevrolet Silverado Free Stage

 

 

 

Sunday, August 6: Celebrating Popcorn
2-8PM
Hispanic Music Festival featuring Las Chicas Rolands & Carmen Jara
Chevrolet Silverado Free Stage
7PM
4-H Market Animal Grand Drive presented by Farm Credit Mid-America
Indiana Farmers Coliseum

 

 

 

Monday, August 7: Celebrating Salsa/Ketchup
7:30PM
Bret Michaels: The Party Starts Now Tour
Chevrolet Silverado Free Stage

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 8: Celebrating Eggs
7:30PM
High Valley presented by HANK FM
Chevrolet Silverado Free Stage

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 9: Celebrating The Pork Burger
ALL DAY
Seniors 55+ can ride the shuttles for FREE.
6PM
Harness Racing featuring the Fox Stake
Hoosier Lottery Grandstand
7:30PM
An Evening with Montgomery Gentry presented by WFMS
Chevrolet Silverado Free Stage

 

 

 

Thursday, August 10: Celebrating Funnel Cakes
11AM
Harness Racing
Hoosier Lottery Grandstand
3PM
Little Red Door Cancer Agency’s Eat Well, Live Well Recipe Contest Judging
Indiana Arts Building
6PM
Harness Racing
Hoosier Lottery Grandstand
7:30PM
Yacht Rock Revival with special guests Robbie Dupree, Player’s Peter Beckett, Matthew Wailder and Elliot Lurie from Looking Glass
Chevrolet Silverado Free Stage

 

 

 

Friday, August 11: Celebrating Cheese
11AM
Chelsea House Orchestra
Pioneer Village Opry House
12PM
Cheese Sculpture Unveiling: Sarah Kaufmann “The Cheese Lady”
Purdue Ext. Ag/Hort Building
3PM
Chelsea House Orchestra
Pioneer Village Opry House
7:30PM
Blue October
Chevrolet Silverado Free Stage

 

 

 

This year’s Indiana State Fair will feature more than 50 different rides. 

The fair runes through August 20. General admission is $12 per person. Children 5 and under get in free.