State_Fair_LARGE_WhiteThe 2016 Indiana State Fair will celebrate the Indiana Bicentennial this year with a new app, a signature food contest, and the revival of the Indiana Bison!

That’s right, bison. Expect to see brightly painted bison from around the state, Indiana’s Largest Bison Art Display, and the world’s largest bison herd pastured outside the Glass Barn.

You’ll also find our own Red Frazier Bison as one of the concessionaires with buffalo brats, burgers, dogs, and jerky; and an entry in the signature food contest – the Bison Cheese Steak Eggroll!

Opening day is Friday August 5 with the annual Hot Air Balloon Race kicking it off at 6:15 a.m. in the infield and the Opening Ceremonies on the free stage at 8:30 a.m.

For the full schedule of entertainment, food, fun, and competitions, click here.