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Media Credential Policy

All requests for media credentials to the Indiana State Fair should be made through the fair’s online application process by clicking here. The system is designed to efficiently manage all credential requests. One person may request credentials for multiple employees. Credentials are transferable among different employees of the same organization provided the bearer has been listed on the organization’s application. 

Media credentials are intended for working members of online, print and broadcast news media producing original content for purposes of reporting on the Indiana State Fair.  The State Fair may request clips of fair coverage within two months following the conclusion of the fair.  State Fair officials reserve the right of final approval of all credential applications.  Going through the application process does not guarantee that the application will be approved.  For all approved applicants, failure to comply with State Fair media policies could result in revocation of credentials.

Unless requested otherwise, all credentials and parking permits will be mailed or delivered to media agency supervisors who are expected to distribute them to appropriate personnel.  Again, the credentials are for working members of the media only and should not be used as general admission to the fair or as promotional prize package give-aways. Requests for such tickets should be made separately to Anna Whelchel at awhelchel@indianastatefair.com or (317) 927-7545.

Your Indiana State Fair credential admits you to all State Fair events except the Coliseum Concert Series. For further assistance, contact the Media Relations department at (317) 927-7577 or aklotz@indianastatefair.com. Media should enter the Fairgrounds through Gate 6 off Fall Creek Parkway. Television live trucks may also use Gate 1A off 38th Street, but they must have an escort to their remote location, which can be arranged by calling the Media Relations office at (317) 927-7577. 

Once inside the grounds, all vehicles except live trucks will be directed to park in the infield. No vehicular traffic other than live trucks will be permitted on the fairgrounds main road from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Any outlet that plans to bring its own golf cart on the grounds needs pre-approval and should make that request through the Media Relations department.