The Glass Barn is an Indiana State Fair favorite for families — there’s air conditioning, a lot of fun activities for many ages and it’s where you snap your annual State Fair photo. Families spending time at the Glass Barn will learn so much about modern farming and how their lives intersect with the food, fuel and fiber grown by Indiana Soybean Farmers.

Live Farmer Chats

Every day at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., visitors will have an opportunity to chat with a farmer live from their farm. We’ve spoken with hog farmers, Christmas tree farmers, soybean farmers and more! During the chats, you can ask questions about family life on the farm, animals and more. Everyone will be entered to win grocery gift cards and Dairy Bar milkshake coupons.

11 a.m.          Live Farmer Chat
2 p.m.           Live Farmer Chat
2:30 p.m.     Featured Farmer of the Day Chat
4 p.m.           Live Farmer Chat

Things to do with Kids at the Indiana State Fair

We’re always looking for a place to duck in out of the sun and explore, everyone is welcome at the Glass Barn, but kids will find many special opportunities designed for them to connect with life as a farmer.

BeanGo and BeanGo for Kids 

The popular BeanGo game will send you on a mini-scavenger hunt around the Glass Barn to find out interesting facts about farming in Indiana. This year, there’s even a child component to the game! You’ll take home the 2019 Bean There Done That commemorative trucker hat.

PictureU Interactive Photo Booth 

Snap a photo with your family and friends in the newly updated photo booths and then text or email your pix to yourself and your family members. There are three new designs with Snapchat filters too!

weGROW Farmer Chats

This video theater experience allows visitors to connect with the farmers who grow their food. They get to meet real farmers via a live video chat, take a virtual tour of farms and watch videos portraying what it’s really like to be an Indiana farmer. Farmer chats will take place each day during the State Fair at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Come talk with real farmers, ask them questions and win! A $25 grocery gift card and Dairy Bar milkshake coupons will be awarded at each chat!

Virtual Reality Experience

Check out the “Smart Farm” technology and get a glimpse of a farm in Virtual Reality. Experience 360-degree videos using our Virtual Reality Glasses, which give you a one-of-a kind experience inside a modern pig farm.


A lively interactive touch screen farming game that allows four people at a time to compete to grow the most food.


Connect the food you eat with the farmers who grow it in this interactive grocery store. Play games on touch screens and learn about how soybean farmers are growing enough food to feed you and a growing population.