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DNR Home > Places To Go > Events > DNR at the State Fair > DNR 2014 State Fair Schedule DNR 2014 State Fair Schedule

All dates, times and programs subject to change; check fair program for updates. For youth fishing, pre-registration at the DNR building is required.

Friday, August 1

9 a.m. - noon NO FISHING
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk, Amphitheater
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Pelts and Skulls, Roving Naturalist
12 - 3 p.m. Reel Women - Reel Men: Anyone can learn to fly fish, Fishin’ Pond
2 - 4 p.m. Geology of Monroe Lake, Front Porch
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing, Fishin’ Pond
4:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Show, Amphitheater
5 p.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Buildings, DNR Trolley Stop
7 p.m. Friday Night Campfire Stories, Songs and S'mores, Amphitheater

Saturday, August 2
Wild Game Cookout Day

9 a.m. - noon NO FISHING
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk, Amphitheater
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Spiders and other Insects, Roving Naturalist
11 a.m. Taste of the Wild Cookout: A Free Taste of Indiana's Wild Fish and Game
11 a.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs., DNR Trolley Stop
2 p.m. Dutch Oven Cooking, Amphitheater
2 - 4 p.m. Liar's Bench program, Front Porch
3:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Show, Amphitheater
6 p.m. Resource Dog Workout, DNR dogs find illegal game, track poachers. Amphitheater
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing, Fishin’ Pond. Outcast Bass Club

Sunday, August 3
Wear It Indiana Day

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Youth Fishing; Fishing Pond
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk, Amphitheater
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Abraham Lincoln Visits, Roving Naturalist
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Gene Stratton-Porter: Author, Naturalist and Conservationist, Front Porch
1 p.m. Shipwreck Stories on Lake Michigan, Amphitheater
1 p.m. Smoky Bear's Birthday Party, Front Porch
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing, Fishin’ Pond
4:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Show, Amphitheater

Monday, August 4

9 a.m. - noon Youth Fishing, Fishin’ Pond
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk, Amphitheater
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nature's Nasties (Spiders), Roving Naturalist
2 - 3:30 p.m. SCUBA Demonstration with Indiana Conservation Officers, Fishin' Pond
2 - 4 p.m. Military History with Fort Harrison Interpreter, Front Porch
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing, Fishin’ Pond
4:30 p.m. Indy Parks Birds of Prey, Amphitheater

Tuesday, August 5

9 a.m. - noon Youth Fishing, Fishin’ Pond
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk, Amphitheater
11 a.m. - noon Indiana Snakes, Roving Naturalist
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Mystery of Coal, Roving Naturalist
1 p.m. Legacy Theater: Indiana Stories and Songs, Amphitheater
2 - 3:30 p.m. Paddling Safety, Fishin' Pond
2 - 4 p.m. FIRE! How the DNR Uses Fire as a Tool, Front Porch
4:30 p.m. An Evening with an Eagle, Zach Walker from As Wings of Eagles, Inc., Amphitheater
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing, Fishin’ Pond

Wednesday, August 6

9 a.m. - noon Youth Fishing, Fishin’ Pond
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk, Amphitheater
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. What is that?, Roving Naturalist
1 p.m. Bats: Myths and Reality, Amphitheater
2 - 3:30 p.m. Paddling Safety, Fishin' Pond
2 - 4 p.m. A Birder's Nature Table, Front Porch
4:30 p.m. Raptors of Indiana, Live Birds of Prey from Patoka Lake, Amphitheater
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing, Fishin’ Pond

Thursday, August 7
Hoosier Heritage Day

9 a.m. - noon Youth Fishing, Fishin’ Pond
9 a.m. - 9 p.m. History of Indiana's State Parks, DNR State Fair Bldg.
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk! Amphitheater
11 a.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs., DNR Trolley Stop
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Ice Age Animals, Roving Naturalist
1 p.m. Gardening for Butterflies, Front Porch
1 p.m. DNR Historic Preservation Awards, Amphitheater
2 p.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs., DNR Trolley Stop
2 -3:30 p.m. Paddling Safety, Fishin' Pond
2 - 4 p.m. Native People at Prophetstown SP, Front Porch
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing, Fishin’ Pond
4:30 p.m. The Art of Falconry, Indiana Falconry Association, Amphitheater
5 p.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs., DNR Trolley Stop

Friday, August 8

9 a.m. - noon Youth Fishing, Fishin’ Pond
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk, Amphitheater
11 a.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs., DNR Trolley Stop
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Birds of Indiana, Roving Naturalist
1 p.m. Attracting Birds to Your Backyard, Amphitheater
2 - 3:30 p.m. SCUBA Demonstration with Indiana Conservation Officers, Fishin' Pond
2 - 4 p.m. Learn about the Lewis and Clark Commission, Front Porch
4 - 7 p.m. Family Fishing, Youth Fishing, Fishin’ Pond
4:30 p.m. Indiana Birds of Prey, Live Raptors from Hardy Lake Raptor Center, Amphitheater
6 p.m. Resource Dog Workout, DNR dogs find illegal game, track poachers, Amphitheater

Saturday, August 9

9 a.m. to noon Fish with a Firefighter, Youth Fishing, Fishin’ Pond, Indiana Firefighters
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk, Amphitheater
11 a.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs., DNR Trolley Stop
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Binocs & Beaks: Bird Games, Roving Naturalist
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wilderness Survival, Amphitheater
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Fly Casting Demonstrations, Fishin' Pond
2 - 3 p.m. Muskie Fishing Tips, Fishin' Pond
2 - 4 p.m. Fly Tying Demonstrations, Front Porch
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing, Fishin’ Pond
4:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Show, Amphitheater
7:15 - 8:45 p.m. Indy Admirals Remote Control Boats, Fishin' Pond

Sunday, August 10

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Youth Fishing, Fishin’ Pond
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk, Amphitheater
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Leave No Trace, Roving Naturalist
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wilderness Survival, Amphitheater
Noon - 5 p.m. Snakes Alive! Indiana Snakes on Display, DNR Building
12:30 p.m. Taxidermy Demonstration, Front Porch
2 p.m. Smoky Bear Birthday Party, Front Porch
4 p.m. Taxidermy Demonstration, Front Porch
4:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Show, Amphitheater
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing, Fishin’ Pond

Monday, August 11

9 a.m. - noon NO FISHING - SCHOOLS IN SESSION
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk, Amphitheater
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Indiana Snakes, Roving Naturalist
1 p.m. A Grave Matters in Indiana: How to Preserve our Cemeteries, Amphitheater
2 - 4 p.m. 100 Years of Indiana State Parks, Front Porch
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing, Fishin’ Pond
4:30 p.m. Indy Parks Birds of Prey, Amphitheater

Tuesday, August 12

9 a.m. - noon NO FISHING - SCHOOLS IN SESSION
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk, Amphitheater
11 a.m. -1 p.m. Animal Adaptations, Roving Naturalist
2 - 4 p.m. Learn about the Lewis and Clark Commission, Front Porch
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing, Fishin’ Pond
4:30 p.m. An Evening with an Eagle, Zach Walker from As Wings of Eagles, Inc., Amphitheater

Wednesday, August 13

9 a.m. - noon NO FISHING - SCHOOLS IN SESSION
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk, Amphitheater
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Indiana Heritage Corps at Work, Front Porch
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Indiana Fossils, Roving Naturalist
Noon - 2 p.m. Paddling Safety, Fishin' Pond
1 p.m. Turtle Talk, Amphitheater
2 - 4 p.m. Life and Times of George Rogers Clark, Front Porch
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing, Fishin’ Pond
4:30 p.m. An Evening with an Eagle, Zach Walker from As Wings of Eagles, Inc., Amphitheater
7:30 - 8 p.m. Summertime Bass Fishing in Indiana, Fishin' Pond

Thursday, August 14

9 a.m. - noon NO FISHING - SCHOOLS IN SESSION
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk, Amphitheater
11 a.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs., DNR Trolley Stop
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Foods from the Forest, Roving Naturalist
Noon - 2 p.m. Paddling Safety, Fishin' Pond
1 p.m. Underground Railroad in Indiana, Amphitheater
2 - 4 p.m. State Fairground Tree Walk, Front Porch
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing, Fishin’ Pond
4:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Show, Amphitheater

Friday, August 15

9 a.m. - noon NO FISHING - SCHOOLS IN SESSION
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk, Amphitheater
11 a.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs., DNR Trolley Stop
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Abe Lincoln, Roving Naturalist
Noon - 2 p.m. Paddling Safety, Fishin' Pond
1 p.m. Indiana Wildlife at the Time of Lincoln, Amphitheater
2 - 3:30 p.m. SCUBA Demonstration with Indiana Conservation Officers, Fishin' Pond
2 - 4 pm. Help for Your Old House: Indiana Style. Bring your “Old House” questions. Front Porch
4 - 7 p.m. Family Fishing, Youth Fishing, Fishin' Pond
4:30 p.m. Indiana Birds of Prey, Live Raptors from Hardy Lake Raptor Center, Amphitheater

Saturday, August 16

9 a.m. - noon Youth Fishing, Fishin’ Pond
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk, Amphitheater
10 a.m. - noon Archaeology Road Show (Artifact ID), Front Porch
10 a.m. - noon How to Volunteer for Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs, DNR State Fair Bldg.
11 a.m. Silly Safaris Wildlife Program, Amphitheater
11 a.m. Architectural Trolley Tour of Historic Fairgrounds' Bldgs., DNR Trolley Stop
Noon - 5 p.m. Snakes Alive! Indiana Snakes on Display, DNR Building
1 p.m. Off-Road Vehicle Safety w/Indiana Conservation Officers, Amphitheater
2 - 4 p.m. Learn about Lewis and Clark Commission, Front Porch
4:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Show, Amphitheater
5 - 8 p.m. Youth Fishing, Fishin’ Pond
6 p.m. Resource Dog Workout, DNR dogs find illegal game, track poachers, Amphitheater

Sunday, August 17

Noon - 3 p.m. Youth Fishing, Fishin’ Pond
10 a.m. Snakes Alive Talk, Amphitheater
11 a.m. Silly Safaris Wildlife Program, Amphitheater
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Spring Mill Village, Pioneer Games, Roving Naturalist
2 - 4 p.m. Stuff that Critter - Preserving Animal Specimens, Front Porch
4 - 7 p.m. Youth Fishing, Fishin’ Pond
4:30 p.m. Take Flight Live Raptor Show, Amphitheater

 

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