The Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center offers modern event facilities in a historical setting. The Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center first opened in 1892 and has hosted more than 115 Indiana State Fairs. Prior to 1892, the first 40 Indiana State Fairs were held at rotating sites around the state.
In 1990, the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center began its present existence as a year-round events center. Since that time, many of our venues have undergone renovations and upgrades that have continued to bring modern comforts to the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center’s ability to be a great site for conventions, consumer shows, conferences, sports, concerts, fairs, exhibitions, meetings, weddings, banquets and retreats.
Laid out over 250 acres, the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center is home to more than 1,000,000 square feet of event space and offers the most flexible event venues in the state of Indiana.
The Indiana State Fair Commission oversees management of the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center and the Indiana State Fair. Click here to view the members of the ISFC.
The Indiana State Fair Board advises and assists with planning the Indiana State Fair. Click here to view the members of the ISFB.
The Fairgrounds Mission
To preserve and enhance the Indiana State Fairgrounds and the annual Indiana State Fair for the benefit of all citizens of Indiana.
The Fairgrounds Vision
To be a premier year-round gathering place that maximizes its resources to host a wide range of diverse activities. To be recognized as the best State Fair in the country, showcasing agriculture & youth in an educational, entertaining and safe environment.
The Fairgrounds Core Values
- Teamwork – We take pride in operating as a team with integrity and a sense of caring for our staff, our guests and our community.
- Service – We are committed to delivering outstanding service and great experiences to each other and our entire community.
- Tradition – We are passionate about honoring our past and shaping our future as we provide a platform for creating time-honored memories and traditions.
- Excellence – We are dedicated to being a premier leader in our industry through hard work, perseverance and resilience.
The Fairgrounds Culture
The Indiana State Fair Commission has a culture unlike that of many private businesses as well as other State government agencies. While operating as a business with a focus on revenue, we are a community partner that operates with integrity and a sense of caring for others – even when no one is looking. Agriculture is the foundation of this cherished century-and-a-half old institution which we take pride in preserving and enhancing. We are ethical, courteous and considerate in our business decisions. We take a ‘can-do’ approach to customer service as we create family memories for the citizens of Indiana.
Welcome to the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center… where our goal is to exceed the expectations of all our visitors and attendees! Our commitment to service and attention to detail that we, and our event partners, give to each event enable us to achieve this goal one event at a time.
The information provided in this section is designed with the visitor in mind. Information about your visit to Indianapolis, directions to the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center, the Event Calendar, Parking information, and Transportation information can be found using the links to the left.
The Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center has over 1,000,000 square feet of event and exhibit space, which are laid out over 250 acres and 20 venues. We host more than 400 events a year!
You are sure to find an event that piques your interest at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center! Be sure to check out our Event Calendar by clicking here.
We take pride in our facility and the community it represents. If you have any questions regarding your visit to the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center, please do not hesitate to contact us at (317) 927-7500.