Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Local News

July 30, 2013

Indiana State Fair to open Aug. 2

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u The Glass Barn: A Clear Look at the Farming Experience – The Indiana Soybean Alliance has designed and built a 4,500 square foot glass-paneled barn on the north side of the fairgrounds. It’s filled with interactive games and activities designed to educate visitors on how farming works and how food is produced.

u Get Animated – Get Animated is an 8,000 square foot exhibit inside the Grand Hall on Main Street. It’s an interactive experience that takes visitors through the history of animation.

u Kiddie Land Midway – The fair’s traditional midway, with rides and games, is still there. But this year, there is also a new midway just for young children. It’s located away from the larger midway, on the fairgrounds’ northeast side (off Gate 6.)

u Rosstyn Ice Shows – Outdoor ice shows will be held on a 40-by-40 skating rink in Dow AgroSciences Celebration Park on the fairgrounds’ northwest side. The rink is covered by a clear-span, engineered tent with bleacher seating for up to 800 spectators.

To see a complete listing of fair offerings, including special discount prices, go to the State Fair’s website, www.in.gov/statefair/fair

Maureen Hayden covers the Statehouse for the CNHI newspapers in Indiana. She can be reached at maureen.hayden@indianamediagroup.com

 

2013 Indiana State Fair When: Aug. 2-18 Where: Indiana State Fairgrounds, at 38th Street and Fall Creek Parkway in Indianapolis Hours: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.; no admittance after 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Gates open at 6 a.m. for the Giant Hot Air Balloon Launch on Aug. 10. Building/exhibit hours are generally 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. throughout the fair. (Exposition Hall is open 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily.) Admission: $10 at the gate for anyone 6 and older; children 5 and younger get infree; $7 advance discount tickets are available online at www.indianastatefair.com Parking:Available on a first-come, first-serve basis inside the State Fairgrounds for $5 a vehicle. There is additional paid parking around the fairgrounds, with shuttle transportation at some venues.

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