As of 2015, events held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds include public ice skating, the Pepsi HANKFEST, Stewart's Indiana Flea Market, the Thanksgiving Weekend Racer's Auction & Trade Show, and The Colossal Coliseum Challenge. The fairgrounds also host the Indiana State Fair and the Bead, Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show.
Public ice skating is a two-hour session in the Pop Weaver Youth Pavilion. The Pepsi HANKFEST is a music event featuring performers such as Darius Rucker, Kip Moore, David Nail, Dan + Shay, Cassadee Pope and Clare Dunn. Stewart's Indiana Flea Market features more than 250 booths with antiques, collectibles, bath and body, jewelry, crafts, candles, surplus and clothes. Admission to the flea market is free.
The Thanksgiving Weekend Racer's Auction & Trade Show is a car show held in the Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion. The Colossal Coliseum Challenge is a sporting event. The Indiana State Fair is a popular event that features concerts, a beauty pageant, the Indiana beer and wine exhibition, a midway and food. The fair hosts contests such as a piano competition, a baton twirling competition and a fiddle contest. The Bead, Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show features jewelry makers and gold and silversmiths from all over the United States.