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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

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DNR Home > Places To Go > Events > DNR at the State Fair > DNR 2016 State Fair Schedule DNR 2016 State Fair Schedule

All dates, times and programs subject to change; check fair program for updates. For youth fishing, pre-registration at the DNR building is required.
 

Friday, August 5

9 a.m. - noon NO FISHING
10:30 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Pets and Skulls - Roving Naturalist
2 - 4 p.m. Front Porch History
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Show
5 p.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Buildings
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sammy Terry Show

Saturday, August 6
Wild Game Cookout Day

9 a.m. - noon NO FISHING
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Spiders and other Insects
11 a.m. Taste of the Wild Cookout: A Free Taste of Indiana's Wild Fish and Game
11 a.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs.
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Private Lands Biologists Offer Habitat & Hope
2 - 4 p.m. Cowboy Bob and Indiana Outdoors
2 - 4 p.m. Liar's Bench program
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Show
6 p.m. Resource Dog Workout, DNR dogs find illegal game, track poachers.

Sunday, August 7

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Youth Fishing; Fishing Pond
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Abraham Lincoln Visits
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Gene Stratton-Porter: Author, Naturalist and Conservationist
2 - 4 p.m. Indiana Arts in the Park
2 - 4 p.m. State Parks Birthday Party including Smokey
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Show

Monday, August 8

9 a.m. - noon Youth Fishing
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nature's Nasties (Spiders)
2 - 3:30 p.m. SCUBA Demonstration with Indiana Conservation Officers
2 - 4 p.m. Military History with Fort Harrison Interpreter
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. Indy Parks Birds of Prey

Tuesday, August 9

9 a.m. - noon Youth Fishing
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Mystery of Coal
11 a.m. - noon Indiana Snakes
1 p.m. Gene Stratton Porter
2 - 4 p.m. Liar's Bench
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Program

Wednesday, August 10

9 a.m. - noon Youth Fishing
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Indiana Geodes
1 p.m. Bats: Myths and Reality
2 - 4 p.m. Civilian Conservation Corps in Indiana
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. Raptors of Indiana, Live Birds of Prey from Patoka Lake

Thursday, August 11

9 a.m. - noon Youth Fishing
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Ice Age Animals
1 p.m. The National Register Certificate Ceremony
1 p.m. Gardening for Butterflies
2 p.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs.
2 -3:30 p.m. Paddling Safety/Life Jacket Presentation
2 - 4 p.m. Native People at Prophetstown SP
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. The Art of Falconry, Indiana Falconry Association
5 p.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs.

Friday, August 12

9 a.m. - noon Youth Fishing
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Remains To Be Seen with a Pokagon State Park Interpreter
1 p.m. Attracting Birds to Your Backyard
2 - 3:30 p.m. SCUBA Demonstration with Indiana Conservation Officers
2 - 4 p.m. Learn about the Lewis and Clark Commission
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. Indiana Birds of Prey, Live Raptors from Hardy Lake Raptor Center
6 p.m. Resource Dog Workout, DNR dogs find illegal game, track poachers

Saturday, August 13

9 a.m. to noon Youth Fishing
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Binocs & Beaks: Bird Games
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Fly Tying Demonstrations
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wilderness Survival
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Private Lands Biologists Offer Habitat & Hope
2 - 3 p.m. Fly Casting Demonstrations
2 - 4 p.m. Migratory Bird Treaty Act Activities
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Show
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Sammy Terry Show

Sunday, August 14

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Youth Fishing
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Migratory Bird Treaty Act Day
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wilderness Survival
Noon - 5 p.m. Snakes Alive! Indiana Snakes on Display
2 - 3 p.m. Indiana State Parks and NPS Birthday Party with Smokey
2 - 4 p.m. Indiana Parks Alliance
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Show

Monday, August 15

9 a.m. - noon NO FISHING - SCHOOLS IN SESSION
9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 100 Years of Indiana's State Park
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Indiana Snakes
2 - 4 p.m. History of Mounds State Park with Touch Table
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. Indy Parks Birds of Prey

Tuesday, August 16

9 a.m. - noon NO FISHING - SCHOOLS IN SESSION
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. -1 p.m. Animal Adaptations
2 - 4 p.m. Salamonie and Mississinewa reservoir history
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Program

Wednesday, August 17

9 a.m. - noon NO FISHING - SCHOOLS IN SESSION
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monarch Migration Challenge
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Indiana Fossils
1 p.m. Life and Times of George Rogers Clark
2 - 4 p.m. History of Monroe Lake
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Program

Thursday, August 18

9 a.m. - noon NO FISHING - SCHOOLS IN SESSION
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Roving Naturalist
Noon - 2 p.m. Paddling Safety/Life Jacket Presentation
1 p.m. Underground Railroad in Indiana
2 p.m. Grave Matters in Indiana
2 - 4 p.m. History of Brookville/Whitewater
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Show

Friday, August 19

9 a.m. - noon NO FISHING - SCHOOLS IN SESSION
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wildlife at the time of Abe Lincoln
1 p.m. Abe Lincoln - Pickle Barrel Program
2 - 3:30 p.m. SCUBA Demonstration with Indiana Conservation Officers
2 - 4 p.m. Help for Your Old House: Indiana Style. Bring your “Old House” questions.
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. Indiana Birds of Prey, Live Raptors from Hardy Lake Raptor Center
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sammy Terry Show

Saturday, August 20

9 a.m. - noon Youth Fishing
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
10 a.m. - noon Archaeology Road Show (Artifact ID)
10 a.m. - noon How to Volunteer for Indiana State Parks
11 a.m. Silly Safaris Wildlife Program
11 a.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs.
Noon - 5 p.m. Snakes Alive! Indiana Snakes on Display
1 p.m. Shipwreck Stories on Lake Michigan
2 - 4 p.m. History of Indiana Dunes State Park
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Private Lands Biologists Offer Habitat & Hope
3:30 p.m. Water Dogs
4:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Show
5 - 8 p.m. Youth Fishing
6 p.m. Resource Dog Workout, DNR dogs find illegal game, track poachers

Sunday, August 21

10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk
11 a.m. Silly Safaris Wildlife Program
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Spring Mill Village - The Game of Graces
Noon - 3 p.m. Youth Fishing
2 - 4 p.m. Spring Mill - Make a thaumatrope and butterfly
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing
4:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Show

 

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