Indiana State Fairgrounds
This year’s Indiana State Fair theme is the Year of Dairy Cows, but it might have more accurately been the Year of Recovery after last year’s stage-collapse tragedy. As the fair regains its footing, some things will be different—multi-day admission tickets now will be available, for example, and headliner concerts (including Barry Manilow on Aug. 3 and Train on Aug. 4) will take place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse downtown. Other beloved elements, though, will stay the same—including livestock competitions; midway rides; and gourds, gourds and more gourds. Full concert lineup here. More state fair info here.