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Safety is the top priority at the Indiana State Fair. We are committed to creating a safe, welcoming, and enjoyable experience for all visitors. State Fair management reserves the right to refuse admission or eject any person violating facility, local, state or federal laws or whose conduct is deemed illegal, disorderly or offensive.

All fairgoers are expected to follow ALL safety policies and guest code of conduct, including:

  • Weapons are prohibited at the Indiana State Fair.
  • Visitors entering the Fairgrounds will be screened through metal detectors at entry gates.
  • If severe weather or an emergency affects the Indiana State Fair, please listen for public address announcements, and follow instructions from State Fair personnel and public safety officials.
  • There is a NO RUNNING policy while visiting the Indiana State Fair
  • Guests will enjoy every event free from disruptive behavior, including foul or abusive language or obscene gestures.
  • Guests will consume alcoholic beverages in a responsible manner. Intervention with an impaired, intoxicated or underage guest will be handled in a prompt and safe manner by public safety personnel
  • Guests who engage in running, fighting, throwing objects or any other violent or offensive action will be immediately ejected from the State Fairgrounds
  • Smoking, including alternative smoking devices such as electronic and/or vapor, is only permitted in designated smoking areas around the Fairgrounds
  • The following items are PROHIBITED from entering the Indiana State Fair:
    • All guests entering through gates are subject to search. To ensure guests have a safe and enjoyable to the Indiana State Fair, 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
      • Commercial A/V Equipment
      • Fireworks
      • Illegal Substances
      • Lasers
      • Noisemakers
      • Sticks, Bats, Poles
      • Weapons, Firearms, Knives
  • Guests will be required to wear a shirt and shoes at all times for their own safety
  • Smoking is prohibited at the Indiana State Fair with the exception of designated areas.
  • Guests and State Fair personnel will treat each other in a courteous and respectful manner at all times.
  • Guests will respect barriers and other safety devices and signs used to protect them from vehicular traffic and un-safe actions.
  • Guests will follow the direction of the public safety personnel on duty 24/hours a day at the Indiana State Fair.

To report emergencies, a safety concern or request medical assistance while visiting the State Fairgrounds, please call 317.927.7520. If you do not have access to a phone, stop any police officer or State Fair staff member, or visit one of the Indiana State Police Information Booths. Indiana State Police Information Booths are open all 18 days of the Fair, and are located across from the Administration Building, in the Communications Building, and just west of the Farm Bureau Building.

Indiana State Fair staff and Public Safety Officials have been trained to intervene when deemed necessary and to use their best discretion to help ensure that guests who ignore the Code of Conduct do not interfere with other guests’ ability to enjoy an event. Guests who violate the Code of Conduct, or prevent others form enjoying the Fair may be subject to ejection without refund and, to the extent their conduct constitutes a violation of law, may be subject to arrest.

Enjoy your visit to the Great Indiana State Fair!

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