'Comin' Back Around' is the theme
of the 2008 Indiana State Fair.
It seems like a match made in heaven. Two great representatives of American culture--drum corps and the Indiana State Fair (ISF)--meeting up for the first time on Aug. 6. The Blue Stars and the Cavaliers Anniversary Corps will make special appearances at the ISF's Band Day Competition. Just north of Indianapolis, the fairgrounds will be host to a whole 12 days of events, but there's just one chance to see the drum corps before they head to the World Championships in Bloomington! You'll have to be there bright and early to see the Blue Stars kick off the event, a full day high school band competition in a prelims-finals format that begins at 8 a.m. The Hoosier State's finest bands will find out if they qualify for the evening show when awards are announced at 4:40 p.m., but prior to that the Cavaliers Anniversary Corps will take the field and wow the crowd with selections from their 60-year history. There will be plenty of variety, from these two drum corps exhibitions to each of the four to six minute performances by 50 marching bands. There's plenty more to do at the state fair, from 4-H interactive learning areas to livestock exhibitions, to a covered bridge built just for this event! Drum Corps International will have a booth set up in the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand Side Lot, so be sure to stop by! If you get hungry, the Indiana State Fair is legendary for selection, flavor, portions and prices, so bring your appetite, as well as your wallet. Tickets for the prelims event are $6 for adults and $2 for children, and the finals show is priced at $10 for adults and $4 for children. Drum Corps International wants to help you get out and see these groups, and is offering tickets to the Indiana State Fair for sale through our offices. You can only order your tickets through Drum Corps International until Aug. 1, and this limited time offer has a special $7 advance price (children 5 and under are free)! You'll save a dollar off the gate this way. Tickets are valid any day of the fair, from the 6th through the 17th. Call 317.275.1212 x3 to get your tickets today! Learn more about the Indiana State Fair.