Accessible parking can be found just inside Gate 1, 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.
Free-standing ATM’s are found around the Fairgrounds.
BABY CARE CENTERS
Mamavas can be found in the MHS Family Fun Park and the Indiana Farmers Coliseum; First Aid in the Hook’s Historic Drug Store Annex.
Visit either location to nurse your babies, use the changing station, or gather information about women’s and infant health issues.
All bags must be 9” x 10” x 12”
or smaller. All bags are subject to search prior to entering the Indiana State
Fairgrounds. All bags larger than 9” x 10” x 12” will need to be returned to a
vehicle or home before entering the Fairgrounds. Lockers are not available for
those who arrive with oversized bags. Any prohibited items must be returned to
a vehicle or home of they will be confiscated by public safety personnel and
not returned. Fairgoers are not limited to the number of bags smaller than 9” x
10” x 12” that they bring in, and all bags may be searched. Any carry-in
items for family care such as diaper bags, snacks, or water for children or
medical reasons will be permitted – no medical proof or note needed.
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.
First Aid is located in Hook’s Historic Drug Store Annex, near the 38th Street Main Gate (Gate 1), ant at the Public Safety Center near Fall Creek Pavilion (Gate 6). Emergency ambulance service is available. During the Fair they can be reached by calling (317) 927-7520.
One of the best things about the Indiana State Fair is the chance to get close to all the different animals. The safest way to enjoy the animals is to be sure and wash your hands each time after contact with any animal at the Fair. This is especially important for young children. As you stroll around the Fairgrounds, you will notice dozens of hand-sanitizing stations and restrooms.
Please take advantage of them to keep your hands clean, especially if you are about to enjoy some delicious Fair food! BE SMART, STAY HEALTHY, WASH YOUR HANDS! Wash your hands after petting any animal – it’s the best way to enjoy the Great Indiana State Fair.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Gates open each day at 9AM. No tickets will be sold after 8PM. *All times dependent on weather and other unforeseen conditions*
STATE FAIR INFORMATION BOOTHS PRES. BY PRAIRIE FARMS
The State Fair Information Booths pres. by Prairie Farms can be found at Gate 6, Gate 12, in the northeast corner of Pioneer Village, and on State Fair Blvd just inside Gate 1. Visitors can receive information about events, concessions and receive FREE sunscreen.
INFORMATION PHONE NUMBER
Fair information line is (317) 927-7500.
LEAVING / RE-ENTERING 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 $14 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 $14 admission fee. Hand stamps are available until 7:30PM. The Gate Supervisor will oversee this procedure. No re-entry into the Fair after 8PM.
Please contact the Public Safety Center during the Fair at (317) 927-7520 with any reports of lost children.
LOST & FOUND
If you have lost something during the State Fair you can reach the State Police (west end of Communication Building) 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.
NEW IN 2023! UNACCOMPANIED MINOR POLICY
Fairgoers under the age of eighteen (18) must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or chaperone (age 21+) to enter the Indiana State Fair starting at 6PM daily.
- Each adult may chaperone up to six (6) individuals and must remain at the Fairgrounds while the minors they are chaperoning are still present.
- Any minors under the age of 18 not accompanied by an adult will not be admitted.
- Any person entering may be asked to show a valid driver’s license, state identification card, or other government issued ID.
- Does not apply to organized and ticketed group outings or those participating in competitions where existing chaperone procedures are in place.