PREVIEW | Indiana State Fair opening day highlights

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 1, 2014) – Today is opening day at the Indiana State Fair, and there are plenty of exciting events taking place.

Here is a list of today’s highlights:

  • Giant Hot Air Balloon Launch — Infield at sunrise (approx. 6:15 a.m.)
  • 4-H Horse & Pony Contesting Classes — Youth Arena at 8 a.m.
  • Opening Ceremonies — Coliseum at 8 a.m.
  • All Day Ride Survival with unlimited rides for $30 — Midway Noon to 11 p.m.
  • World’s Largest Male Hog Contest — Swine Barn at 8 p.m.

Shane Co. Coliseum Concert Series:

Critically acclaimed Beatles tribute band BritBeat will start the State Fair out on a high note. Fans can hear BritBeat perform some of the Beatles’ all-time favorites, as a part of the Shane Co. Coliseum Concert series, in the same place the original Beatles played at the fair 50 years ago in their only Indiana appearance. Showtime is 7 p.m.

Everyday Entertainment:

  • Great American Duck Race: Family Fun Park at 10:30 a.m., 1, 4, 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.
  • MHS pres. Flippenout Extreme Trampoline Show: Dow AgroSciences Celebration Park at 11:30 a.m., 2 & 4:30 p.m.
  • Shenanigans! Comedy Wild West Show: Family Fun Park at 12, 3 & 6:30 p.m.
  • Indiana Farming Experience: Glass Barn 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Little Hands on the Farm: Family Fun Park 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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