The county fair has been a staple in rural American summers for many years. Everything from pie eating contests to pageants remind us that we're from the country and we like it that way!

Norman Reibold, President of the 2016 Vanderburgh County Fair:

Come join us for one of the most fantastic events in Vanderburgh County. Bring the entire family out for a week of fun at the county fair. There are rides for the kids, a queen contest for mom, and a tractor pull for dad. Grab some tasty fair food such as a pork chop, a haystack, or ice cream.

More importantly, come and support the youth of the community. Take a look at all of the projects that showcase their talents.

This event takes hundreds of volunteers to make it all happen. A special thanks to all of our volunteers. Most specifically to Rodney, Shanta, Melanie, Sara, Sherri, and Beth for their efforts and dedication throughout the year. Enjoy the fair!

2016 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Admission Price

Admission includes all daily entertainment, there is no additional charge!
Daily Admission – $7.00
Season Pass – $25.00

Fair Food

For our Vanderburgh County Fair Food Booth Schedule and map please click here!

Monday, July 25

~ Gates Open at 3:00pm ~
12 noon – 2pm Livestock Barn Olympics ~ Livestock Show Barn
3pm Motorcycle Race – Sign-up ~ Grandstand Arena
3pm – 10pm All Exhibit Buildings Open to the Public
4pm 4-H Barbecue Contest ~ SIAM
4pm 4-H & Open Pygmy Goat Show ~ Livestock Show Barn
4pm – 4:30pm Battle of the Cupcakes Registration and Set-Up ~ Auditorium
4:30pm 4-H Dog Show ~ Commercial Building
4:30pm – 5:30pm Battle of the Cupcakes Decorating ~ Auditorium
5pm – 11pm All Rides Open
5pm Motorcycle Practice ~ Grandstand Arena
5pm – 9pm Kid’s Corner Open
5:45pm Battle of the Cupcakes Award Presentation ~ Auditorium
6pm & 8pm David Delmar Magic Show ~ Kid’s Corner
6:30pm Motorcycle Races ~ Grandstand
7pm Official Fair Opening ~ Lakeside North
Fair Queen Pageant (Will follow Fair Opening) ~ Lakeside North
Grounds closing time will be announced one half-hour before closing.

Tuesday, July 26

SENIOR CITIZEN’S DAY
8am 4-H Rabbit Show ~ Small Animal Barn
9am 4-H Dairy Goat Show ~ Livestock Show Barn
9am 4-H Horse & Pony Contest & Speed Events ~ Lower Horse Arena
9am – 3pm Senior Citizen‟s Activities ~ Auditorium
9am – 10pm All Exhibits Buildings Open to the Public
10am – 9:00pm Kid‟s Corner Open
1pm 4-H Watermelon Relay ~ Area West & Below Industrial Bld.
12 noon 4-H Boer Goat Show ~ Livestock Show Barn
4pm – 11pm All Rides Open
6pm 4-H Dog Agility ~ South of Outdoor Horse Arena
6pm & 8pm David Delmar Magic Show ~ Kid’s Corner
7pm Young Miss Pageant ~ Lakeside North
7pm 4-H Dairy Showmanship Contest ~ Livestock Show Barn
7pm Three Bar J Rodeo ~ Grandstand
Grounds closing time will be announced one half-hour before closing.

Wednesday, July 27

4-H DAY
8am 4-H & Open Poultry Show ~ Small Animal Barn
9am 4-H Horse & Pony – Halter/Western Riding Classes ~ Livestock (Horse) Pavilion
9am 4-H, Open, & District Dairy Show ~ Livestock Show Barn
9am – 10pm All Exhibits Buildings Open to the Public
9am – 11am Mini 4-H Day Camp “Green Group” ~ Auditorium
10am – 9:00pm Kid‟s Corner Open
1pm – 3pm Mini 4-H Day Camp “Clover Group” ~ Auditorium
1pm 4-H Balloon Toss & Bubble Gum Blowing Contest ~ In Front of Activities Center
4pm – 11pm All Rides Open
5pm 4-H Llama Show ~ Industrial Building
6pm 4-H Swine Show ~ Livestock Show Barn
6pm & 8pm David Delmar Magic Show ~ Kid’s Corner
6:30pm Indiana Bicentennial/4-H Parade ~ Begins and Ends at Auditorium
7pm Little Miss & Mister Contest ~ Lakeside North
8:30pm Dustin Lynch Concert
Grandstand Grounds closing time will be announced one half-hour before closing.

Thursday, July 28

8am Open Rabbit Show ~ Small Animal Barn
9am 4-H Horse & Pony – English Halter/English Classes ~ Lower Horse Arena
9am 4-H Beef Show • Livestock Show Barn
9am – 10pm All Exhibits Buildings Open to the Public
9am – 11am Mini 4-H Day Camp “Green Group” ~ Auditorium
10am – 9:00pm Kid‟s Corner Open
9am Kid‟s Pedal Tractor Pull Registration ~ Industrial Building
10am Kid‟s Pedal Tractor Pull ~ Industrial Building
12 noon. – 9pm Bear Hollow Wood Carving Exhibition Co-sponsored by Echo Power Equipment ~ Grandstand South
1pm 4-H Pie & Watermelon Eating Contest ~ Banquet Hall Pavilion
1pm. – 3pm Mini 4-H Day Camp “Clover Group” ~ Auditorium
1pm 4-H & Open Sheep Show ~ Livestock Show Barn
3pm 4-H Scavenger Hunt ~ In front of Activities Center
4pm – 11pm All Rides Open
4pm Ice Cream Crank-off ~ Banquet Hall Pavilion, Entry Fee
6pm Vanderburgh County Fair Farmers Pull – Classes: Hot Farm, Pick -up Truck, Semi and Antique Tractor ~ Grandstand
6pm – 8pm Llama/Alpaca Fun Night ~ Industrial Building
6pm & 8pm David Delmar Magic Show ~ Kid’s Corner
7pm Tiny Tots Contest ~ Auditorium
Grounds closing time will be announced one half-hour before closing.

Friday, July 29

9am – 10pm All Exhibit Buildings Open to the Public
8am 4-H Supreme Showmanship ~ Livestock Show Barn
9am Versatility Class in Honor of Brianna Patrick ~ Lower Horse Arena
9am 4-H Model Airplane & Rocket Performance ~ Field South east of Livestock (Horse) Pavilion
9am – 11am Mini 4-H Day Camp “Green Group” ~ Auditorium
10am 4-H Horse & Pony Free Fun Show ~ Lower Horse Arena
10am – 9pm Kid‟s Corner Open
11:30am Livestock Auction Buyer‟s Meal ~ Livestock Show Barn
12 noon. – 9pm Bear Hollow Wood Carving Exhibition Co-sponsored by Echo Power Equipment ~ Grandstand South
1pm 4-H Livestock Premium Auction ~ Livestock Show Barn
1pm – 3pm Mini 4-H Day Camp “Clover Group” ~ Auditorium
4pm – 11pm All Rides Open
5pm Antique Machinery Parade ~ Grandstand
6pm Frog Jumping Contest ~ Livestock Show Barn
6pm & 8pm David Delmar Magic Show ~ Kid’s Corner
7pm Talent Contest, Vocal & Instrumental ~ Auditorium
7pm Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Professional Tractor Pull
7:30pm Little Farmers Pet Parade ~ Livestock Show Barn
Grounds closing time will be announced one half-hour before closing.

Saturday, July 30

8am – 10am Vanderburgh County Fair Car Show Registration ~ West of Industrial Building
8:30am 4-H Cat Show ~ Auditorium
9am Open Beef Show ~ Livestock Show Barn
9am Mud Volleyball Registration ~ Lower Horse Arena
9am – 9pm All Exhibits Buildings Open to the Public
10am – 4pm MOI Dirt Drags ~ Grandstand
10am 4-H Horse & Pony Club Costume Classes & Free Fun Show ~ Indoor Horse Arena
10am – 3pm Vanderburgh County Fair Car Show ~ West of Industrial Building
10am – 3pm Mud Volleyball ~ Lower Horse Arena
10am – 9pm Kid’s Corner Open
12 noon Open Boer Goat Show ~ Livestock Show Barn
12 noon – 9pm Bear Hollow Wood Carving Exhibition Co-sponsored by Echo Power Equipment ~ Grandstand South
12 noon Talent Contest: Dance, Novelty, Tumbling (Junior Division) ~ Auditorium
2pm – 11pm All Rides Open
3pm Talent Contest: Dance, Novelty, Tumbling (Senior Division) ~ Auditorium
4pm 4-H Club Cook Out ~ Centercreek Playground
6pm 4-H Parade of Champions ~ Lakeside North
6pm Miss Golden Pageant ~ Auditorium
6pm & 8pm David Delmar Magic Show ~ Kids Corner
7pm Demolition Derby ~ Grandstand
Grounds closing time will be announced one half-hour before closing.