Indiana State Fair: Day Two

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Fair-goers are getting a break from the heat with some cooler temperatures during day-two at the Indiana State Fair.

This year’s theme is all about Indiana's Bicentennial, and one of the ways organizers are marking the milestone -- food, of course.

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Some vendors are celebrating with birthday cake creations while others are putting a twist on some of the classics. This year, organizers say they want you to be their fair food critic.

"We’re encouraging everyone to vote and pick your favorite vendors. You can vote every single one, try as many as you like, give them a star rating and then you can add a personal review," said Indiana State Fair Spokesperson Lesley Gordon.

For more information on voting, click here.

There’s also plenty of new attractions to check-out -- like "The skater," a new ride inside the midway.

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There’s more than 50 rides to try overall.

Also new this year -- BMX Parkour stunt shows. The performers mix martial arts, tricks and aerial bike stunts to create a high-energy show.

"You’re guaranteed three things with our events: Chills, thrills and spills," said Solution Action Sports owner Justin Hardin

The group performs three times a day on the new Grandstand Entertainment lot, right next to the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand.

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Here's a look at the schedule for Tuesday, August 6th:

Motorcycle Safety Day, Presented by Ride Safe Indiana


8-8 p.m.

Bicentennial Train Hop aboard the Indiana Bicentennial Train and learn about Indiana's past, present, and future in a fun, interactive way!
9 a.m. Music for All Indiana State Fair Band Day presented by Music Travel Consultants Preliminaries Experience great music and pageantry as you watch high school marching bands from across Indiana compete for a spot in tonight’s Sweet Sixteen.
ALL DAY Pokemon Go Meet-Up The Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center is home to more than 32 Pokestops and 4 Gyms!  Bring your friends to level up and log some distance.
10-1 p.m. Shoup’s Backyard BBQ Cook-Off Come see the Shoup's Backyard BBQ Cook-Off on West State Fair Boulevard!
12 p.m. 36th Annual Youth Talent Contest Farm Bureau Building

1-9 p.m.

Indiana Beer, Wine and Spirits Exhibition The exhibition is located in the Grand Hall across from the Indiana Farmers Coliseum and will showcase Indiana beer and wine with tastings and sales by the glass.  While this exhibit will be educational and interactive, only persons aged 21 and older may enter the venue.
4:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Show Have a look at the raptors or birds of prey at the Amphitheater during this awesome event!
6:30-8 p.m. HAYWIRE- WGU Indiana Main Street Stage Haywire is a five-piece band consisting of two guitars, keys, drums, and bass.  Haywire is mainly a country band with some 80's rock thrown in just to make sure you’re paying attention! Located at the WGU Indiana Main Street Stage.
7 p.m. Leaping Llama and Llama Limbo Watch llamas perform surprising acts of agility in the Cheri Daniels Arena in the Pop Weaver Youth Pavilion
7:30 p.m. Neal McCoy presented by Hank-FM and Royal Pin Leisure Center There is No Doubt About It that Neal McCoy will be a huge hit on the Free Stage. He has had seven Top 10 hits, one gold album, and three platinum albums.  Fairgoers 21 and over will be able to enjoy alcohol before the performance.
8 p.m. Music for All Indiana State Fair Band Day presented by Music Travel Consultants Finals The top sixteen bands will compete for a championship title.

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