2019 Indiana State Fair Competition Entry Fast Approaching

(INDIANAPOLIS) – With more than 8,200 blue ribbons and cash prizes to be awarded, individuals interested in competing at the 2019 Indiana State Fair, August 2-18, should register by July 1st at 11:59 p.m., as entry fees will increase at midnight.  

Entries are currently being accepted for all Livestock departments, Indiana Bred and Owned Program, Agriculture & Horticulture, Indiana Arts, Brewers Cup, Wine & Spirits Competition, Band Day, Baton Twirling, Cheerleading, Youth Talent, and Fiddle Competition.

Competitors have the option to enter contest categories that revolve around this year’s State Fair theme, HEROES IN THE HEARTLAND presented by Indiana Donor Network, such as the painting category, Lego category, cake decorating category, costume category, and others. Hoosiers of all ages are welcome to compete in entry categories.

Those interested in entering can visit the Indiana State Fair website to view department listings, rules and entry guidelines and entry categories. While most departments have a July 1st deadline, be sure to check the entry books for exact entry deadlines.

For more information, contact the Indiana State Fair Entry Department at 317-927-7515. Competitors interested in entering should visit the Indiana State Fair competition and contest website and fill out the registration form.

The 2019 theme, HEROES IN THE HEARTLAND presented by Indiana Donor Network, highlights the heroism of everyday Hoosiers whose exceptional commitment and caring enrich our lives without the benefit of capes, costumes or superpowers. Online ticket sales are available now at a discounted rate of $8 plus convenience fee on the Indiana State Fair website. Tickets can also be purchased at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum Box Office during regular business hours at the discounted rate. Tickets purchased at the gate are $13.


The Indiana State Fair is the state’s largest multi-day event celebrating Hoosiers’ spirit and agricultural heritage. These 17 days celebrate Indiana agriculture and promote it to hundreds of thousands of people across Indiana, and beyond. Nationally recognized for offering great entertainment, showcasing youth, interactive agriculture education programs, premiere facilities and a variety of unique, fun foods, the Indiana State Fair has been an annual attraction for generations of Hoosiers since 1852. The 2019 Indiana State Fair will be held August 2-18. To pay tribute to the heroism of everyday Hoosiers, this year’s Indiana State Fair theme is HEROES IN THE HEARTLAND presented by Indiana Donor Network. Throughout the 17-day event, the Indiana State Fair will salute Hoosier farmers, first responders, educators, members of the Armed Forces, and many others who keep us safe and make us proud. Additionally, each day during the fair, Marvel Character and DC Comics Superheroes will be highlighted. For more information, visit www.indianastatefair.com.