The Indiana State Fair is a great family outing for Hoosiers across the state each year. Here are some things you should know:

WHEN: August 2 – 18, 2019, gates are open mostly around 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays have extended hours until 9:30 p.m. Check here for midway hours!

WHERE: Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th St. Indianapolis, IN 46205

COST: $13 for ages 6 and up. Click here for information about discount deal days! Click here to learn how you can snag a free ticket courtesy of the IndyStar.

THEME: Hoosiers in the Heartland

PARKING: The fair offers a free park and ride shuttle or you can park on site for $8 per vehicle. There is also a cheaper option for motorcycles, which will run you $8, and if you bike to the fair you could save a dollar on admission. Find more information on parking and directions here.

WHAT TO DO: Besides the delicious fried foods, fair rides and other traditional entertainment, there are some new activities and shows coming to the fair this year. From hot air balloon launches to tractor pulls and demolition durbies, here is what’s new at this year’s State Fair!


Anything we didn’t cover? Still have lingering questions? For more information, visit the State Fair website!