Indiana State Fair: August 12 Event Schedule

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With potential storms looming, the fun isn’t stopping at the Indiana State Fair.

Here’s a list of some of Friday’s events:

Budweiser Clydesdale Hitch – 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
For the first time at the Indiana State Fair come see the famous Budweiser Clydesdales in Champions Pavilion.

4-H Pigeon Showmanship – 8 a.m.
Northwest Pavilion

Snakes Alive Talk – 10 a.m.
Look at the snakes at the DNR Amphitheater!

Vintage Farm Machinery in Action – 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Watch these antique machines at work at the Demonstration Field of the Pioneer Village!

Hoosier Homestead Awards – 1 p.m.
In honor of Indiana’s rich agricultural heritage, the Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes families with farms that have been owned by the same family for 100 years or more. Join in on the celebration at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

TAIKOPROJECT – 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
Hailing from Los Angeles, California, the TAIKOPROJECT  is a group of young emerging taiko drummers that will bring a dynamic sound to Dow AgroSciences Park three times a day. 

Delicious Dairy Demos – 2 p.m.
Learn about preparing dishes including dairy products brought to you by the American Dairy Association Indiana Inc. at the Marsh Culinary Stage in the Purdue Ag/Hort Building.

Gold Medal Flour Cookie Contest – 3 p.m.
Indiana Arts Building

Twilite Nites – 4-4:30 p.m.
This is the band you’re looking for when it comes to ballroom, jazz, and swing. They play a variety of music from the 20’s through the 70’s for dancing and listening at the WGU Indiana Main Street Stage.

Harness Racing – 6 p.m.
Unlike traditional horse racing, Standardbreds compete at a “pace” or a trot instead of a gallop.  Instead of riding their mounts, jockeys drive the horse from behind in carts.  Don’t miss this unique equine event at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand.

38 Special – 7:30 p.m.
They have Gold and Platinum album awards, sales in excess of 20 million, and a blast of southern rock to blow your mind. For being together for over three decades, this band sure knows how to wow a crowd. This evening, get ready to experience the timeless hits of 38 Special.

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