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Indiana State Fair: The Big Top Circus

May 15, 2018
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Indiana State Fair

The Greatest 17 Days of Summer returns August 3–19, 2018 at the Indiana State Fair. This year, STEP RIGHT UP! to fun under the Big Top! That’s right, the Greatest Showcase of Agriculture & Entertainment is now bringing you a world-class circus with acrobats, clowns, trapeze artists and more. The Big Top Circus is presented by Bee Window and is FREE with paid State Fair admission. There will be three shows daily, and seating will be limited to the first 1,600 people per show.

In addition to the Big Top Circus, fairgoers will enjoy many new features at this year’s fair including “Animal Town,” an interactive learning experience that showcases a variety of species such as cows, pigs, sheep, goats, horses, llamas, rabbits and chickens; a Ninja Warrior Show with daily performances and an appearance by world-famous professional eater Joey Chestnut who will participate in this year’s World Ice Cream Eating Championship.

Indiana has a rich circus heritage, and the State Fair is the perfect place to celebrate that history. Circus-themed exhibits will educate and help tell the Indiana circus story.

The State Fair offers promotional days, including $2 Tuesdays, free Indy Star ticket days and AAA Day. Plus, save up to 43% off general admission tickets by purchasing online at, presented by WGU Indiana.

And, of course, no fair experience would be complete without visiting some of the more than 130 food stands located throughout the Fairgrounds. Don’t miss the new fair foods this year, including Deep Fried Sugar Cream Pie, BBQ Pork Potatoes and a Deep-Fried Chicken & Waffle Sandwich.

For more information, including the Chevrolet Free Stage concert lineup, visit

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