Guest Services

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.
  • Strongly encourage (but do not require) clear bags.
  • Strongly encourage (but do not limit) smaller bag sizes. We recommend guests do not bring bags bigger that 16” x 16” x 8”
First Aid is located in the Public Safety Center near Fall Creek Parkway (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 Livestock Show 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 event. This is especially important for young children.

There are dozens of hand-sanitizing stations and restrooms for you to use to clean your hands.

Please take advantage of them to keep your hands clean, especially if you are about to enjoy some delicious carnival food!


The information line is (317) 927-7500.

Please contact the Public Safety Center during the Livestock Show at (317) 927-7520 with any reports of lost children. Lost children found should be taken to the the Public Safety Center (Gate 6).

If you have lost something during the Indiana State Fair 4-H Livestock Competition & 4-H Project Showcase, you can reach the Public Safety Center during the event at (317) 927-1400.

After the event is over you may reach our switchboard at (317) 927-7500 with any questions regarding a lost item.

Gates open at 9AM every day. Cars & vans may enter through the 38th Street South Lot entrance.

Animals not involved with Indiana State Fair Livestock Show or being used as service animals are not allowed.

All guests entering through gates are subject to search. To ensure guests have a safe and enjoyable day, the following items are not permitted at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center:
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Animals (service animals allowed)
  • Balloons
  • Beach Balls
  • Glass Bottles
  • Coolers
  • Commercial A/V Equipment
  • Fireworks
  • Illegal Substances
  • Lasers
  • Noisemakers
  • Sticks, Bats, Poles
  • Weapons, Firearms, Knives
Restrooms are located in the following buildings:
  • Tractor Supply Co. Swine Barn
  • Farm Bureau Building
  • Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building
  • South Pavilion/Saddle Horse Barn
  • Cattle Barn/Universal Windows Direct West Pavilion
  • Hoosier Lottery Expo Hall
  • Bee Window Harvest Pavilion
  • Hoosier Lottery Grandstand
  • RV Campground
  • 4-H Exhibit Hall
  • Northwest Pavilion/Poultry
  • Draft Horse Barn (Champions Pavilion)
  • Indiana Arts Building
  • West Side Communications Building
  • Sheep Barn (Blue Ribbon Pavilion)
The Indiana State Fairgrounds is known for its festive atmosphere and beautiful grounds. 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 Fairgrounds the cleanest in the country!

No person in possession of a deadly weapon shall be permitted onto or be permitted to remain on the Fairgrounds (including knives); 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.

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