Guest Services / Accessibility
Accessible parking can be found just inside Gate 6, Gate 1, both north and west of the Expo Hall, the southwest corner of the infield adjacent to the ADA accessible walk tunnel and the south lot of the Indiana School for the Deaf. Most restrooms are accessible to persons with disabilities.
A limited number of strollers are available for rent for $10, wagons for $15, manual wheelchairs for $25, and electric carts for $50 inside the 38th Street Main Gate entrance (Gate 1), east of the Grand Hall and inside Gate 12 from 9 am - 10:30 pm. Half day rentals are now also available. Strollers for $5; wagons for $10; manual wheelchairs for $20 and scooters for $35. NEW & COMING SOON - you can reserve in advance.
Free-standing ATM's are found around the Fairgrounds, provided by Carolina ATM Company sponsor.
All permitted bags, purses and fanny packs are subject to search upon entry and within the Indiana State Fairgrounds. All entrances may utilize "Bag Search Areas" for guests carrying a permitted bag. Regulations prohibit alcoholic beverages or glass items. Guests are not allowed entry with the aforementioned prohibited items. The Indiana State Fairgrounds does not offer a Claim Check area nor storage lockers.
It is unlawful for children 15, 16 or 17 years old to be in a public place in Marion County at any time between 1 am and 5 am Saturdays and Sundays; after 11 pm on Sundays through Thursdays and before 5 am on Mondays through Fridays unless accompanied by the child's parent, guardian or custodian. For children younger than 15 years old, it is unlawful to be in a public place in Marion County after 11 pm or before 5 am on any day unless accompanied by the child's parent, guardian or custodian. Other exceptions apply in specific circumstances. Contact Security at 927-7520 if you have questions.
First Aid is located in Hook's Historic Drug Store Annex, near the 38th Street Main Gate (Gate 1), at the Public Safety Center near Fall Creek Parkway (Gate 6) and in front of the Tractor Supply Company FFA Pavilion. Emergency ambulance service is available. During the Fair they can be reached by calling 927-7520.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Gates open each day, August 1 - 17 at 8 a.m. No tickets will be sold after 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday or after 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. *All times dependent on weather and other unforeseen conditions*
The Prairie Farms Information Booths are located across from the Home & Family Arts Building and in Pioneer Village (9 a.m. - 8 p.m.). Visitors can receive information about events, concessions and other Fair activities. Shuttle passes can also be purchased here.
INFORMATION # AT SWITCHBOARD
Fair information line (317) 927-7500.
Breastfeeding mothers and families are welcome to visit one of the two Lactation Stations - near the Family Fun Park's south entrance and just north of the Covered Bridge - to nurse their babies, use the changing station, or gather information about women's and infant health issues.
LEAVING / REENTERING THE FAIR
Anyone who leaves the Fairgrounds and would like to return later must get their hand stamped, or they will have to pay the $10 entrance fee upon return. The hand stamp is only good for the day it is issued. Each day of the Fair, a stamp with a different symbol, number or color will be used. If the fairgoer does not have the specific stamp that corresponds to the stamp of the day, then they will have to pay the $10 admission fee. Hand stamps are available until 8 pm. The Gate Supervisor will oversee this procedure.
Please contact the Public Safety Center during the Fair at 317-927-1400 with any reports of lost children. Lost children found should be taken to the Indiana State Police Information Booths located in the Public Safety Center (Gate 6), across from the Administration Building and across from the Tractor Supply Company FFA Pavilion (Gate 12). The State Police can be reached at the northeast information booth by calling (317) 927-7665 and at the southwest information booth at (317) 927-7666.
LOST & FOUND
If you have lost something during the State Fair you can reach the Public Safety Center during the Fair at 317-927-1400. After the Fair is over you may reach our switchboard at 317-927-7500 with any questions regarding a lost item.
STATE FAIR PARKING INFORMATION
Gates open at 8 am every day. Parking is $5 in the Infield. Cars & vans may enter through the 38th St. Main Gate, Fall Creek Parkway (Gate 6), Gate 10 at the northeast corner, or Gate 16 at the northwest corner. Customers can also park at the Indiana School for the Deaf off of 42nd Street and on 46th Street north of the Indiana School for the Deaf for $5. Free shuttle service to the Fair is offered at the 46th Street lot. Customers can also park for $5 at the South 38th Street Lot across from the 38th St. Main Gate and at Fall Creek Parkway and Keystone Avenue (shuttle service to Fair entrance included). State Fair Park and Ride service is available at Glendale Mall's Rural Street lot. Free shuttles operates every 20 minutes from 10 am-11 pm daily.
PARTY TENTS & CATERING
Party tents and Barto's Banquet Hall are available for use during the Fair and are available free of charge with the use of the Indiana State Fair catering service. The Hospitality Tents holds up to 300 people each and are located behind the Farm Bureau Building. Barto's Banquet Hall (air conditioned) holds up to 230 people. Prior reservations are required. Call Event Services at 927-7523 for more information.
Animals not involved with State Fair exhibits or being used as service animals are not allowed.
Restrooms are located in the following buildings:
- Swine Barn
- Farm Bureau Building
- West of Family Fun Park
- Ball State Ag/Hort Building
- South Pavilion/Saddle Horse Barn
- Cattle Barn/West Pavilion
- East of Orscheln Farm & Home FFA Pavilion
- Exposition Hall
- DuPont Food Pavilion
- Hoosier Lottery Grandstand
- Speed Barn
- 4-H Exhibit Hall
- DNR Building
- Northwest Pavilion/Poultry
- Draft Horse Barn (Champions Pavilion)
- Ellison Bakery Home & Family Arts
- West Side Communications Building
- Sheep Barn (Marsh Blue Ribbon Pavilion)
SHUTTLE SERVICE AT THE FAIRGROUNDS
Customers can ride for only $1.00. The ADA-Accessible Shuttle sponsored by Eastgate Chrysler Jeep Dodge & Westgate Chrysler Jeep Dodge is available for $1.00 for persons with disabilities. Shuttle service is available Monday through Thursday from 9:30 am - 10:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am-10:30 pm and Sundays 9 am-10 pm. Shuttles are sponsored by Hoosier Lottery, Master Spas, Angie's List and Eastgate Chrysler Jeep Dodge / Westgate Chrysler Jeep Dodge.
DESIGNATED SMOKING AREAS
In an effort to create a healthier environment for everyone at the State Fair, there are now designated smoking areas stationed around the fairgrounds. The areas will be clearly marked with protection from the elements and a receptacle for all discarded smoking materials.
STATE POLICE INFORMATION BOOTHS
The State Police Information booths are located in the Public Safety Center near Gate 6, (317) 927-1400, across from the Administration Building, (317) 927-7666, and across from the Orscheln Farm & Home FFA Pavilion near Gate 12, (317) 927-7665.
STROLLER RENTALS / ELECTRIC CARTS / WHEELCHAIRS
A limited number of strollers are available for rent for $10, wagons for $15, manual wheelchairs for $25, and electric carts for $50 inside the 38th Street Main Gate entrance (Gate 1), east of the Grand Hall and inside Gate 12 from 9 am - 10:30 pm. Half day rentals are now also available. Strollers for $5; wagons for $10; manual wheelchairs for $20 and scooters for $35. NEW - you can reserve in advance. visit here to place your reservation.
The Great Indiana State Fair is known for its festive atmosphere and beautiful fairgrounds. Please help us keep it that way! Dozens of trash containers are located throughout the fairgrounds for your convenience. Thanks for your help in keeping the Indiana State Fair the cleanest fair in the country!
No person in possession of a deadly weapon shall be permitted onto or be permitted to remain on the Fairgrounds; any person properly licensed to carry a firearm must secure the firearm in a locked compartment of his/her vehicle and it shall not be visible to a passerby.
Under Indiana law, an agritourism provider is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in agritourism activities at this location if the death or injury results from the inherent risks of agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals as well as the potenital for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death, or for other participants to act in a manner that may cause you injury or cause your death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.