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Competitions

Contests

Listed below are a couple of our special contests. Please check back for more information.

YOUNG HOOSIER STATE PIANO COMPETITION
Presented by Piano Solutions - Young pianists ages 5 to 22 from around the state compete in the finals in the preliminary rounds with the finals hosted in the Home & Family Arts Building 3rd Floor auditorium during the fair. 
        Click Here for the Entry Form
        Click Here for the Terms & Conditions

YOUNG HOOSIER STATE VIOLIN COMPETITION
Presented by Piano Solutions and Frank's Violins - This competition invites young violinists from around the state to perform and compete on the Performing Arts Stage in the Home & Family Arts Building. The competition is open to violinists ages 5 to 22 who are Indiana Residents. Please check back for more information.
        Click Here for the Entry Form
        Click Here for the Terms & Conditions

ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW
Antique Tractors are found on display in Pioneer Village every day of the Fair. Entries are due by July 1st! 
        Click Here for the Entry Form
        Click Here for the Terms & Conditions

MUSIC TRAVEL CONSULTANTS STATE FAIR BAND DAY COMPETITION
The most prestigious and exciting band contest in the state kicks off the Indiana State Fair on the First Saturday in the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand on August 2. 
        Click Here for the Entry Form
        Click Here for the Program
        Click Here for the Agreement Form
        Click Here for the Copyright Report
        Click Here for the Ticket Order Form  

BATON TWIRLING CONTEST
Indiana's best go head to head in the State Championship Baton Twirling Contest. You can find them in the Farm Bureau Building twirling their way to the top. Please check back for more information.
        Click Here for Individual Entry Form
        Click Here for Group/Corps Entry Form
        Click Here for Terms & Conditions

BREWER’S CUP COMPETITION
One of the largest competitions in the country, the Indiana State Fair Brewers’ Cup is held in July. In 2010 we had a record 1071 entries: 310 professional and 761 homebrews. Click Here for more information!

INDIANA STATE FAIR OPEN CAR SHOW
The Indiana State Fair Car Show was open to the first 100 vehicles registered - Registration is now closed as the maximum of 100 cars has been reached; State Fair Blue Ribbons will be awarded to the top 25 vote getters along with Grand Champion! Please call 317-270-2843 with questions.
        Car Show Flyer

CHEERLEADING COMPETITION
Top cheerleaders from around the state compete in this annual competition. Devoted school representatives spend countless hours rooting for their teams. Now it's your turn to cheer for THEM! Please check back for more information.
        Click Here for the Entry Form
        Click Here for the Terms & Conditions
        Click Here for the Ticket Order Form

INDIANA STATE FAIR VOCAL THROWDOWN
The Indiana State Fair is in its 2nd annual Vocal Throwdown Competition - open singing competition - complete with cash prizes and an opportunity to perform at the fair. All entries will be submitted on video and the public will vote on the top ten in both divisions. Submissions will be accepted June 2 - June 30. Check back for link to enter. 
        Vocal Throwdown Terms & Conditions

TRADITIONAL ARTS INDIANA STATE FAIR FIDDLE CONTEST
Indiana's best fiddlers compete on the stage in the Opry House located in Pioneer Village. The contest's mission is to showcase Indiana's many fiddle styles from bluegrass to old-time to western swing. Competitors are judged fairly and awarded prize money. Please check back for more information.
        Click Here for the Terms & Conditions / Entry Form

YOUTH TALENT CONTEST
County Fair Talent Contest winners from across the state come to the Indiana State Fair hoping to succeed at the state level. Exciting Hoosier talent is always in abundance at the State Fair. You can see a variety of acts such as singing, dancing, tumbling, clogging, cheerleading and baton twirling. Hope you can stop by the Farm Bureau Building to watch some of Indiana's youth at their best. 
        Click Here for the Entry Form
        Click Here for the Terms & Conditions 
        Preliminary Contest Sanction Application - due July 1st

ELVIS IMPERSONATOR 
Are you ready to put on your Blue Suede Shoes and give us your best Elvis Impersonation?  Well join the contest that will take place during the Indiana State Fair on August 17 at 3pm in the Farm Bureau Building.  You can register at email@elviscontest.com or call (614) 239-9688.  If you would like more information go to www.elviscontest.com.