Along with carnival fun, concessions, pageants, livestock, and more, country music singer-songwriter Granger Smith is coming to town for a concert. The Vanderburgh County Fair is going to be incredible. We have the scheduled events and food booths that will be on hand.

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The Vanderburgh County Fair is right around the corner, July 26th, 2021 through July 31, 2021. There are many fun things on the fair schedule, but Granger Smith coming on Wednesday, July 28th at 8:30 is a highlight for sure! And, it's included in your fair admission. After fairs and concerts were all canceled last year because of the pandemic, we deserve this.

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Vanderburgh County Fair Admission

Admission includes all daily entertainment, there is no additional charge!
Daily Admission – $10.00
Season Pass – $30.00
Granger Smith feat. Earl Dibbles Jr. concert Arena Floor admission only $10
*Grandstand seating is free.

Vanderburgh County Fair Schedule

Sunday, July 25

9a 4H Swine Show ~ Livestock Show Barn

Monday, July 26

~ Gates Open at 3:00p ~
8am 4-H Pygmy Goat Show ~ Livestock Show Barn
8am 4-H Dog Obedience ~ Dog Arena
12 noon – 2pm Livestock Barn Olympics ~ Livestock Show Barn
2:30pm ROLLING THUNDER Presenting COLORS ~ Grandstand East
3pm – 10pm All Exhibit Buildings Open to the Public
4pm 4-H Barbecue Contest ~ SIAM
4pm – 4:30pm Battle of the Cupcakes Registration and Set-Up ~ Auditorium
4:30pm – 5:30pm Battle of the Cupcakes Decorating ~ Auditorium
5pm 100th VCF RECEPTION/SOCIAL HOUR w/ Barbershop Harmony
5pm – 11pm All Rides Open
5:45pm Battle of the Cupcakes Award Presentation ~ Auditorium
6pm & 8pm Comedy Illusionist ~ Kid’s Corner
6pm OFFICIAL 100TH FAIR OPENING ~ Grandstand recognition of past officers & volunteers
7:30pm 100TH FAIR QUEEN PAGEANT ~ Grandstand follow Fair Opening
Grounds closing time will be announced one half-hour before closing.

Tuesday, July 27

~ Senior Citizen’s Day ~
8am 4-H Rabbit Show ~ Small Animal Barn
8am 4-H Meat Goat Show ~ Livestock Show Barn
9am 4-H Horse & Pony English ~ Lower Horse Arena
9am – 3pm Senior Citizen’s Activities ~ Auditorium
9am – 10pm All Exhibit Buildings Open to the Public
10am – 9pm Kid’s Corner Open
11am 4-H Dairy Goat Show ~ Livestock Show Barn
1pm Fun Fair Activity ~ Area West & Below Industrial Bld.
2pm – 6pm Extension Homemaker Quilt Hand Tying
Demonstration ~ Auditorium
4pm – 11pm All Rides Open
5pm 100th VCF TREE RE-DEDICATION & TIME CAPSULE PLACEMENT ~ Y in main road
5pm 4-H Dog Agility ~ Dog Arena
6pm & 8pm Comedy Illusionist ~ Kid’s Corner
6:30pm BKA Go Kart Races ~ Grandstand
7pm Young Miss Pageant ~ Auditorium
Grounds closing time will be announced one half-hour before closing.

Wednesday, July 28

~ 4-H DAY ~
8am 4-H Poultry Show ~ Small Animal Barn
9am 4-H Horse & Pony – Halter/Western ~ Horse and Pony Arena
9am 4-H Dairy Show and Showmanship ~ Livestock Show Barn
9am – 10pm All Exhibit Buildings Open to the Public
10am 4-H Llama /Alpaca Show ~ Industrial Building
10am – 9pm Kid’s Corner Open
1pm Fun Fair Activity ~ In Front of Activities Center
3pm 25TH ANNIVERSARY ICE CREAM CRANK OFF ~ Banquet Hall porch
4pm – 11pm All Rides Open
6pm & 8pm Comedy Illusionist ~ Kid’s Corner
6:30pm 100TH VCF PARADE LED BY PU MASCOT PURDUE PETE starts at Auditorium
8:30pm Granger Smith Concert ~ Grandstand
** Entrance on the dirt track in front of the stage will require a wristband which can be purchased for $10 on Wednesday at 5:30pm
** Entry to the dirt track will be available at 5:30pm after wristband is purchased.
Grounds closing time will be announced one half-hour before closing.

Thursday, July 29

8am 4-H Beef Show ~ Livestock Show Barn
9am 4-H Horse & Pony – Speed ~ Horse and Pony Arena
9am – 10pm All Exhibit Buildings Open to the Public
9am Kid’s Pedal Tractor Pull Registration ~ Industrial Building
10am – 9pm Kid’s Corner Open
10am Kid’s Pedal Tractor Pull ~ Industrial Building
12pm 4-H Sheep Show ~ Livestock Barn
12 noon – 9pm Bear Hollow Wood Carving Exhibition Co-sponsored by Echo
Power Equipment ~ Grandstand South
1pm Fun Fair Activity ~ In Front of Activities Center
1pm 4-H Scavenger Hunt ~ In front of Activities Center
2pm – 6pm Extension Homemaker Quilt Hand Tying Demonstration ~ Auditorium
3pm – 3:45pm 100TH VCF BIG KID/ADULT PEDAL PULL REGISTRATION ~ Black top in front of Expo Hall
4pm 100TH VCF Big Kid/Adult Pedal Pull $5 per person ages 13-100
4pm – 11pm All Rides Open
6pm TRACTOR PULL REENACTMENT-“JUST LIKE THE OLD DAYS” WALK ON SLED ~ Grandstand
6pm Vanderburgh County Fair Farmers Pull • Hot Farm • Garden Tractor • ITPA Truck • Semi • Antique Tractor ~ Grandstand
6pm & 8pm Magic Show ~ Kid’s Corner
7pm – 9:30pm CELEBRATING! *FREE CONCERT WITH ANNABEL WHITLEDGE WITH FREE SNACKS! ~ Lakeside
9:30pm STEAM ENGINE SPARK SHOW ~ SE end of Grandstand
Grounds closing time will be announced one half-hour before closing.

Friday, July 30

All Day “SALUTE TO THE ROARING 20’S” ~ special surprises all day
8am 4-H Supreme Showmanship Large and Small ~ Livestock Show Barn
9am Versatility Class in Honor of Brianna Patrick ~ Lower Horse Arena
9am 4-H Model Airplane & Rocket Performance ~ Field southeast of Livestock (Horse) Pavilion
9am – 10pm All Exhibit Buildings Open to the Public
10am – 9pm Kid’s Corner Open
11:30am Livestock Auction Buyer’s Meal ~ Banquet Hall
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
2pm – 6pm Extension Homemaker Quilt Hand Tying Demonstration ~ Auditorium
4pm – 11pm All Rides Open
4:30pm Antique Machinery Parade ~ Grandstand
6pm Frog Jumping Contest ~ Livestock Show Barn
6pm & 8pm Comedy Illusionist ~ Kid’s Corner
6:30pm Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Professional Tractor Pull
7pm Talent Contest • Vocal & Instrumental ~ Auditorium
Grounds closing time will be announced one half-hour before closing.

Saturday, July 31

8am – 10am Vanderburgh County Fair Car Show Registration ~ Auditorium Parking Lot
8:30am 4-H Cat Show ~ Auditorium
9am – 9pm All Exhibit Buildings Open to the Public
10am 4-H Horse & Pony Club Costume Classes & Free Fun Show ~ Indoor Horse Arena
10am – 2pm Vanderburgh County Fair Car Show ~ Auditorium Parking Lot
10am – 9pm Kid’s Corner Open
12 noon Talent Contest • Dance, Novelty, Tumbling (Junior Division) ~ Auditorium
12 noon – 9pm Bear Hollow Wood Carving Exhibition Co-sponsored by Echo Power Equipment ~ Grandstand South
1pm Vanderburgh County Fair Car Show Awards
2pm “OLD TYME GAMES” Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest, Apple Peeling Contest, 3 Leg Race, Rolling Pin Throw, and Spouse Callin Contest ~ Location TBA
2pm – 6pm Extension Homemaker Quilt Hand Tying Demonstration ~ Auditorium
2pm – 11pm All Rides Open
3pm Talent Contest • Dance, Novelty, Tumbling (Senior Division) ~ Auditorium
6pm & 8pm Comedy Illusionist ~ Kid’s Corner
7:30 pm Demolition Derby ~ Grandstand
Grounds closing time will be announced one half-hour before closing.

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Besides hanging out with the livestock at the fair, my favorite fair fun is eating. Eating at all of the various food booths lining the fairgrounds. This season is jam-packed with awesome food options. Just take a look!

Food Booth Map

Vanderburgh County Fair

Daily Food Booth Schedule

July 26 – July 31

JUNIOR LEADER FOOD BOOTH {Sunday 7am – 6pm (7am – 9:30am breakfast only)}
JUNIOR LEADER FOOD BOOTH {Mon.-Sat. 7:30am – Close (7:30am – 9:30am breakfast only)}
YOUNG DAIRYMAN BOOTH {Mon.-Sat. 11am – Close}
SIAM BOOTH {Mon.-Sat. 11am – 9:30am}
WOODEN BUILDING BOOTH {Mon.-Sat. 11am – Close}
BANQUET HALL {Lunch | Tues.-Sat. 11am – 2pm}
BANQUET HALL {Dinner | Mon.-Sat. 4pm – 8pm}
FAIR ASSOCIATION FOOD BOOTHS {Mon.-Sat. 4pm – Close}
ICE TEA STAND {Mon.-Sat. 4pm – Close}
LEMONADE STAND {Mon.-Sat. 4pm – Close}
MIDWAY FOOD BOOTHS {Mon.-Sat. 4pm – Close}

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