Directions & Parking

Fairgrounds Map

Click here to view the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center map

From the North

  • Via I-65 (Chicago, IL)
    Take Exit 119 to West 38th Street. Continue 4.5 miles and the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center will be on your left.
  • Via I-69 (Fort Wayne, IN)
    I-69 becomes Binford Boulevard in Indianapolis. After 6 miles, Binford Boulevard becomes Fall Creek Parkway. From Fall Creek Parkway, turn Right on East 38th Street and the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center will be on your right.

From the South

  • Via I-65 (Louisville, KY)
    Merge onto I-70 East. Take Exit 85B to North Keystone Avenue. Turn Left on East 38th Street and the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center will be ahead on your right.

From the East

  • Via I-70 (Columbus, OH)
    Take Exit 85 to Keystone Avenue and turn Right. Turn Left on East 38th Street and the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center will be ahead on your right.
  • Via I-74 (Cincinnati, OH)
    Merge onto I-465 North. Take Exit 44A to I-70 West. Take Exit 85 to Keystone Avenue and turn Right. Turn Left on East 38th Street and the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center will be ahead on your right.

From the West

  • Via I-70 (St. Louis, MO)
    Take Exit 85B to North Keystone Avenue. Turn Left on East 38th Street and the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center will be ahead on your right.
  • Via I-74 (Danville, IL)
    Merge onto I-465 North. Take Exit 17 to West 38th Street. Turn Right on West 38th Street and continue 7 miles to the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center on your left.

Parking

The Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center has more than 7,000 paved spaces on 250 acres, so visitors are encouraged to leave plenty of time to access events and shows. There is a $5 facility charge per vehicle for events at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center. Cash and credit cards are accepted, so please have your payment ready when you arrive.

The main entrances include:

  • Gate 1 off of 38th Street
  • Gate 6 off of Fall Creek Parkway

Depending on the number of events for the weekend, you may not exit where you entered. Check the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center map below to become familiar with the streets surrounding the grounds (i.e. 42nd Street). Unless specifically reserved for an event, parking may not be adjacent to your final destination.

Please follow the directions of parking attendants when entering the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center. When parking in the Infield, please use pedestrian tunnels to access activities.

If you require additional accessibility or use a mobility device, please use the tunnel covered by awnings at the southwest corner of the infield.

ADA parking is available throughout the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center. There may be times when temporary or “special event” ADA parking is created to support large crowds. Please look for signage and parking attendants to assist. Download the ADA parking map here.

Parking may be available in the lots just south of the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center off of 38th Street. Parking attendants and/or signage will note when available. Parking plans for the weekend may necessitate use of these lots.

VIP and valet parking may be available for specific events – as requested by particular shows. Please look for signage or advance notice from event promoter via email or social media. Additional fees may apply.

Shuttle Rides

The Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center offers complimentary Shuttle Rides for all guests. Shuttles are not available on every weekend. Please check your desired events to see if shuttle service will be available.

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Fairgrounds Shuttle Routes 2015 - Map w/ADA

  1. Covered Bridge
  2. Centennial Hall
  3. 4-H Exhibit Hall & Auditorium
  4. Discovery Hall
  5. Dow AgroSciences Celebration Park
  6. Department of Natural Resources Amphitheater
  7. Indiana Farm Bureau Building
  8. Normandy Barn
  9. Public Safety Center
  10. Communications Building
  11. Swine Barn
  12. Hoosier Lottery Grandstand
  13. Champions Pavilion
  14. Elements Financial Ribbon Pavilion
  15. Grand Hall
  16. Indiana Farmers Coliseum
  17. Pop Weaver Youth Pavilion
  18. South Pavilion
  19. Administration Building
  20. West Pavilion
  21. Harvest Pavilion
  22. Exposition Hall
  23. Southwest Pavilion
  24. Northwest Pavilion
  25. Agriculture Horticulture Building
  26. RV Campground

Transportation Options

Public Transportation
IndyGo is the city’s public transit provider and Routes 4 and 39 directly serve the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center. Visit IndyGo.net for trip planning services.

Bicycles
The Fairgrounds is situated by the Monon Trail and other bike/pedestrian trails. There are available parking spots dedicated to bicyclists in front of the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. During the Indiana State Fair, bike parking is located off the Monon Trail in the historic train depot area managed by Pedal & Park.