The Indiana Standardbred display at the Indiana State Fair is back. After missing last year due to COVID-19 restrictions, plans are in place to resume the display in one of the Speed Barns at the State Fairgrounds during the fair, which begins Friday, Aug. 30 through Sunday, Aug. 22. The display will be closed each Monday and Tuesday plus Thursday, Aug. 12 due to harness racing at the State Fair.
Volunteers will work in cooperation with the Indiana Standardbred Association (ISA) and the Indiana Standardbred Breed Development. Duties will include talking with visitors and answering questions about harness racing and overseeing the display, which includes information stations, equipment displays as well as a retired Standardbred available for the public to interact with.
Each volunteer will receive a free ticket into the State Fair along with a parking pass. Volunteer hours are needed from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on weekends. Volunteers are asked to commit to working in the Speed Barn for a few hours at a time, but are not committed to working the entire day.
For more information or to sign up, contact Emily Dever at (765) 860-2312. Phone calls and text messages will be accepted.