Events Schedule

Special Sponsored Days

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Carnival Midway

Our Carnival  Midway has over 30 rides for kids of all ages.  With Daily wristbands and the ever popular Mega Ride Pass, we have the best carnival ride value in the area.  To purchase your Mega Ride Pass, or to check out the daily Wristband prices, just go to the Carnival Page!

Horse Shows

Watch the free horse shows or other livestock shows and learn more about them in out livestock barns.  Our horse shows feature one of the best Draft Horse shows in the area.

Grandstand

Our exciting grandstand motorsports shows include the popular Monster Trucks, Mud Drags, Demo Derby and Tractor Pull

Exhibits

Whatever your interest, you can find information and exhibits from Quilting to Beef, Photography to Woodworking or Zucchini to Roses in our large exhibit buildings and livestock barns!

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Scheduled Events

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Click here to download Schedule of EventsThe full  2017 schedule of events.

Special Days and Schedule Highlights

Everyday at the fair: 

Friday, August 4

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES             Watch for Bea buzzing around the fairgrounds!
ALL DAY                    FARM BUREAU PRESENTS: FROM FARM TO FORK – ASK A FARMER A
                                    QUESTION FROM 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. -  Flower Show Building
ALL DAY                    NORTHWEST INDIANA WOODWORKERS ASSOCIATION
                                    DEMONSTRATIONS - Family Arts & Crafts Building
THROUGHOUT THE DAY  SEE THE STROLLING STILTWALKER AND GORILLA!
12 NOON - CLOSE      JUNGLE ISLAND PETTING ZOO & BIRD ENCOUNTER – Midway
1:00, 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 P.M.  KIDBUCKS GAME SHOW – South of Agriculture Building
2:00, 4:00, 6:00 & 8:00 P.M. SILLY SAFARIS LIVE ANIMAL SHOWS - North of Agriculture Building,

Saturday, August 5 - The Times Day

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES         Watch for Bea buzzing around the fairgrounds!
8:30 A.M.                      PIE DAY – NEW DAY!  Family Arts and Crafts Building
ALL DAY                    FARM BUREAU PRESENTS: FROM FARM TO FORK – ASK A FARMER A
                                    QUESTION FROM 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. -  Flower Show Building
ALL DAY                    NORTHWEST INDIANA WOODWORKERS ASSOCIATION
                                    DEMONSTRATIONS - Family Arts & Crafts Building
THROUGHOUT THE DAY  SEE THE STROLLING STILTWALKER AND GORILLA!
10:30 A.M.                   BEAN SPITTING CONTEST REGISTRATION - Special Activities Area
11:00 A.M.                   BEAN SPITTING CONTEST
12 NOON - CLOSE      JUNGLE ISLAND PETTING ZOO & BIRD ENCOUNTER – Midway
1:00 P.M.                     GIANT SQUASH WEIGH IN - Agriculture Building
1:00, 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 P.M.  KIDBUCKS GAME SHOW – South of Agriculture Building
2:00, 4:00, 6:00 & 8:00 P.M. SILLY SAFARIS LIVE ANIMAL SHOWS - North of Agriculture Building,

Sunday, August 6

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES              Watch for Bea buzzing around the fairgrounds!
ALL DAY                          FARM BUREAU PRESENTS: FROM FARM TO FORK – ASK A FARMER A
                                    QUESTION FROM 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. -  Flower Show Building
ALL DAY                          NORTHWEST INDIANA WOODWORKERS ASSOCIATION  DEMONSTRATIONS- Family Arts & Crafts Building
THROUGHOUT THE DAY  SEE THE STROLLING STILTWALKER AND GORILLA!
11:00 A.M. & 1:30 P.M.    HOT WHEELS REGISTRATION – Lion’s Shelter
12 NOON & 2:30 P.M.     HOT WHEELS RACING-FOR ALL AGES – Lion’s Shelter
12 NOON - CLOSE           JUNGLE ISLAND PETTING ZOO & BIRD ENCOUNTER – Midway
1:00-4:00 P.M.                   “ZUCCHINI ZOO CONTEST” – Build A Vegetable Figure – Agriculture Building
1:00, 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 P.M.  KIDBUCKS GAME SHOW – South of Agriculture Building
2:00, 4:00, 6:00 & 8:00 P.M.  SILLY SAFARIES LIVE ANIMAL SHOWS - North of Agriculture Building,
3:00 – 6:00 P.M.                VAN BUSKIRK & KRISCHKE DDS CLASSIC CAR SHOW CONTEST– Special Activities Area -           Free t-shirt to registered cars while supply lasts!
 Watch For PITCH BLACK DRUMLINE performing throughout the fairgrounds

Monday, August 7 - Senior Citizens Day

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES               Watch for Bea buzzing around the fairgrounds!    
ALL DAY                          FARM BUREAU PRESENTS: FROM FARM TO FORK – ASK A FARMER A
                                    QUESTION FROM 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. -  Flower Show Building
ALL DAY                          NORTHWEST INDIANA WOODWORKERS ASSOCIATION
                                           DEMONSTRATIONS - Family Arts & Crafts Building
THROUGHOUT THE DAY  SEE THE STROLLING STILTWALKER AND GORILLA!
12 NOON - CLOSE           JUNGLE ISLAND PETTING ZOO & BIRD ENCOUNTER – Midway
12 NOON                           4-H MINI POULTRY ACTIVITY - Goat/Poultry Barn
1:00, 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 P.M.  KIDBUCKS GAME SHOW – South of Agriculture Building
2:00, 4:00, 6:00 & 8:00 P.M.  SILLY SAFARIS LIVE ANIMAL SHOWS - North of Agriculture Building,  
2:00 P.M.                           4-H MINI DAIRY GOAT ACTIVITY – Goat/Poultry Barn
6:30 P.M.                           4-H MINI SWINE ACTIVITY – Livestock Show Pavilion                                                                    

 Tuesday, August 8 - Pepsi Family Value Day

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES         Watch for Bea buzzing around the fairgrounds!
ALL DAY                    FARM BUREAU PRESENTS: FROM FARM TO FORK – ASK A FARMER A
                                    QUESTION FROM 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. -  Flower Show Building
THROUGHOUT THE DAY  SEE THE STROLLING STILTWALKER AND GORILLA!
10:00 – 12 NOON         “WHAT’S NEW IN CANNING” DEMONSTRATION WITH LINDA CURLEY,
                                    PURDUE EXTENSION – Family Arts & Crafts Building.
12 NOON - CLOSE      JUNGLE ISLAND PETTING ZOO & BIRD ENCOUNTER – Midway
1:00-4:00 P.M.              “ BLOOMIN’ KIDS CONTEST” – Create your own arrangement! - Flower  Show Building
1:00, 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 P.M.  KIDBUCKS GAME SHOW – South of Agriculture Building
2:00, 4:00, 6:00 & 8:00 P.M.  SILLY SAFARIS LIVE ANIMAL SHOWS - North of Agriculture Building,
4:30 – 10:00 P.M.         BASKET MAKING DEMONSTRATION BY JULIE DUTTLINGER – Family
Arts and Crafts Building
6:00 P.M.                      4-H BEEF GROOMING ACTIVITY - Livestock Show Pavilion

Wednesday, August 9

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES         Watch for Bea buzzing around the fairgrounds!
ALL DAY                    FARM BUREAU PRESENTS: FROM FARM TO FORK – ASK A FARMER A
                                    QUESTION FROM 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. -  Flower Show Building
ALL DAY                    DUNELAND WOOD CARVERS DEMONSTRATION - Family Arts and Crafts Building
8:30 A.M.                      4-H BEEF ACTIVITY - Livestock Show Pavilion
THROUGHOUT THE DAY  SEE THE STROLLING STILTWALKER AND GORILLA!
12 NOON - CLOSE      JUNGLE ISLAND PETTING ZOO & BIRD ENCOUNTER – Midway
1:00, 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 P.M.  KIDBUCKS GAME SHOW – South of Agriculture Building
2:00, 4:00, 6:00 & 8:00 P.M.  SILLY SAFARIS LIVE ANIMAL SHOWS – North of  Agriculture Building,  
6:00 P.M.                        4-H MINI DAIRY ACTIVITY – Dairy Barn
7:00 P.M.                     4-H LIVESTOCK COSTUME ACTIVITY – Livestock Show Pavilion

Thursday, August 10 - Public Transit Day

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES         Watch for Bea buzzing around the fairgrounds!

ALL DAY                    FARM BUREAU PRESENTS: FROM FARM TO FORK – ASK A FARMER A
                                    QUESTION FROM 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. -  Flower Show Building
ALL DAY                    HERITAGE QUILTERS DEMONSTRATION – Family Arts and Crafts Building
THROUGHOUT THE DAY SEE THE STROLLING STILTWALKER AND GORILLA!
12 NOON TO CLOSE JUNGLE ISLAND PETTING ZOO & BIRD ENCOUNTER – Midway
1:00 - 4:00 P.M.            “CROP CREATIONS”  Decorating Contest - Agriculture Bldg.
1:00, 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 P.M.  KIDBUCKS GAME SHOW – South of Agriculture Building
2:00, 4:00, 6:00 & 8:00 P.M. SILLY SAFARIS LIVE ANIMAL SHOWS - North of Agriculture Building
 5:00 P.M.                     GOAT MILKING CONTEST – Goat/Poultry Barn           
 Watch For PITCH BLACK DRUMLINE performing throughout the fairgrounds

Friday, August 11

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES         Watch for Bea buzzing around the fairgrounds!

ALL DAY                    FARM BUREAU PRESENTS: FROM FARM TO FORK – ASK A FARMER A
                                    QUESTION FROM 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. -  Flower Show Building
10:00 – 4:00 P.M.         UNIQUE SEWING TECHNIQUES DEMONSTRATION BY FOX
                                    FARMHOUSE – Family Arts and Crafts Building
THROUGHOUT THE DAY  SEE THE STROLLING STILTWALKER AND GORILLA!
12 NOON TO CLOSE  JUNGLE ISLAND PETTING ZOO & BIRD ENCOUNTER – Midway
1:00, 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 P.M.  KIDBUCKS GAME SHOW – South of Agriculture Building
2:00, 4:00, 6:00 & 8:00 P.M. SILLY SAFARIS LIVE ANIMAL SHOWS - North of Agriculture Building
2:30 P.M.               4-H ROOSTER CROWING ACTIVITY - Goat/Poultry Barn
4:30 – 10 P.M.     CERAMIC TECHNIQUES DEMONSTRATION BY LORI CHILDRESS – Family Arts & Crafts Building
7:00 P.M.                     4-H  ACHIEVEMENT NIGHT,  AND  MINI GRADUATION -  Livestock Show Pavilion

Saturday, August 12  - Post Tribune Day

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES                Watch for Bea buzzing around the fairgrounds!

ALL DAY                          FARM BUREAU PRESENTS: FROM FARM TO FORK – ASK A FARMER A
                                    QUESTION FROM 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. -  Flower Show Building
ALL DAY                       SCRAPBOOKING DEMONSTRATION BY CAFÉ CROP – Family Arts and  Crafts Building
THROUGHOUT THE DAY  SEE THE STROLLING STILTWALKER AND GORILLA!
10:00 A.M.                         4-H LIVESTOCK & DAIRY JUDGING ACTIVITY – Livestock Show Pavilion
10:00 A.M.                        FROG JUMP REGISTRATION – Special Activities Area
11:00 A.M.                        FROG JUMP CONTEST - 
12 NOON TO CLOSE       JUNGLE ISLAND PETTING ZOO & BIRD ENCOUNTER – Midway
12 NOON                           4-H COW PIE THROWING CONTEST – Dairy Barn
12 NOON                           4-H BARN AWARDS – Dairy Barn
1:00, 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 P.M.  KIDBUCKS GAME SHOW – South of Agriculture Building
2:00, 4:00, 6:00 & 8:00 P.M. SILLY SAFARIS LIVE ANIMAL SHOWS - North of Agriculture Building,
3:00 – 6:00 P.M.                TOM LOUNGES ENTERTAINMENT BIKE SHOW – Special Activities Area
                                           Free t-shirt to registered bikes, while supply lasts!
4:00 P.M.                           4-H SMALL ANIMAL AUCTION – Livestock Show Pavilion
5:30 P.M.                           4-H LARGE ANIMAL AUCTION – Livestock Show Pavilion
                                           Order of Sale:  Rabbits, Poultry, Beef, Goat Milk and Goats, Dairy Milk and Steers,  Sheep, Swine.

Sunday, August 13

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES       Watch for Bea buzzing around the fairgrounds!
ALL DAY                   FARM BUREAU PRESENTS: FROM FARM TO FORK – ASK A FARMER A
                                    QUESTION FROM 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. -  Flower Show Building
THROUGHOUT THE DAY  SEE THE STROLLING STILTWALKER AND GORILLA!
10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. CALUMET AREA LEATHER CRAFTERS DEMONSTRATION – Family Arts
                                    and Crafts Building
11:00 A.M. & 1:30 P.M. HOT WHEELS REGISTRATION – Lion’s Shelter
12 NOON & 2:30 P.M.  HOT WHEELS RACING-FOR ALL AGES – Lion’s Shelter
12 NOON - CLOSE       JUNGLE ISLAND PETTING ZOO & BIRD ENCOUNTER – Midway
1:00, 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 P.M.  KIDBUCKS GAME SHOW – South of Agriculture Building
2:00, 4:00, 6:00 & 8:00 P.M. SILLY SAFARIS LIVE ANIMAL SHOWS - North of Agriculture Building,

 

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