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Fun Fair Facts

The largest one-day crowd in State Fair history was Saturday, August 14, 2004 when 117,912 people passed through the gates.

The Indiana State Fair is the 6th oldest State Fair in the country, originating in 1852.

Famous Fairgrounds visitors include Muhammad Ali, Bob Hope, the Beatles, John Phillip Sousa, Sonny & Cher, the Jackson 5, Elvis Presley, John Mellencamp, President John F. Kennedy, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush.

In 1964, the Beatles performed in the Pepsi Coliseum and in the Marsh Grandstand, which were their only performances in Indiana.

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