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Livestock Open Class Handbook / Entry List

CLICK HERE for the 2015 Unofficial Results

Click Here for the 2015 Open Class Animal Judges

Department 101 - Draft Horse

Department 102 - Open Llama & Alpaca

Department 103 - Open Beef Cattle

Department 104 - Open Dairy Cattle

Department 105 - Open Swine

Department 106 - Open Sheep

Department 107 - Open Dairy Goat

There will be no poultry animal exhibitions at the 2015 Indiana State Fair.
Click Here to read more.

Department 109 - Open Rabbit

There will be no pigeon animal exhibitions at the 2015 Indiana State Fair.
Click Here to read more.

Department 112 - Open Agriculture/ Horticulture

Department 115 - Open Pygmy Goat

Department 116 - Open Meat Type Goat

Click Here for the Indiana State Fair grievance / appeal form.
Click Here for the Indiana State Fair 4H Animal Affidavit.

Livestock Barns

West Pavilion / Cattle Barn

As the largest cattle barn of its kind in the world, this facility is home to thousands of animals during the Fair.

Champions Pavilion / Draft Horse Barn

The Draft Horse has as long a tradition in Indiana agriculture as the farmer, and the Draft Horse Barn is the place to get up close and personal with Clydesdales, Percherons, Halflingers and Belgians. The Indiana State Fair is proud to stall the participants in the largest six-horse hitch competition in the U.S. and in 2014 the National Belgian Show, National Clydesdale Show and the National Haflinger Show.

The 4-H and Open Class Llamas and Alpacas are also in this barn.

Youth Arena

The 28,000 sq. ft. Youth Arena opened for the 2013 Indiana State Fair and will continue to be a focal point for youth, agriculture, and educational programs.

Poultry & Rabbit Barn / Northwest Pavilion

This year there will not be any poultry exhibits with live animals at the Fair, as a result of the Indiana State Board of Animal Health decision, but there will still be plenty of bunny rabbits and Cavys to ooh and aah over. To learn more CLICK HERE

South Pavilion / Saddle Horse Barn

The Saddle Horse Barn is home to many horses that compete in the 4-H Horse and Pony Shows including donkeys, miniature horses, mules and ponies.

Blue Ribbon Pavilion / Sheep Barn

In addition to having all kinds of sheep throughout the Fair, you are also able to catch sheep shearing demonstrations in this building. The Indiana State Fair is also proud to be home to the National Open Shropshire Show.

The popular Sheep to Shawl contest where you can see how wool is made into usable goods took place in the Pioneer Village Opry House.

Swine Barn

The Swine Barn holds approximately 2,300 pigs of 11 different breeds. Judging take place daily in the center ring. Many Fairgoers stop by to see the World's Largest Male Hog and the Champion Sow and litter, two attractions that leave big impressions on the little ones.

The Pygmy and Dairy Goats are also shown here.

Biosecurity Plan

Click Here to see the Biosecurity Plan.

Animal Wellness & Care

Click Here to see the Animal Wellness & Care policy.