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Directions & 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 an $10 facility charge per vehicle for events at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center. Cash and credit cards are accepted.

Main entrances include:

  • Gate 1 on 38th Street
  • Gate 3 on 38th Street
  • Gate 6 on Fall Creek Parkway

PURPLE LINE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

38th Street: Fall Creek Parkway to Keystone Ave

  • Beginning March 10, 38th Street will be closed for 10 days for construction of a storm sewer
  • Immediately following the 10 day closure, eastbound 38th Street will be closed from Fall Creek to Keystone Ave for 120 days (July 18)

38th Street: Monon Trail to Fall Creek Parkway

  • Beginning on or after February 28, the outside lane of eastbound 38th Street will be closed from just east of the Monon Trail to just east of Coliseum Ave. for roadway widening
Detour routes will be clearly marked.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE FAIRGROUNDS

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.

While shuttle service is no longer available, there are several parking options. ADA accessible parking is available throughout the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center. There may also be times when temporary or “special event” ADA parking is created to support large crowds. Please look for signage and parking attendants to assist.

Patrons attending an event at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum who need an ADA accessible entrance may utilize designated drop off areas directly in front of or directly adjacent to the front of the building.

When parking in the Infield, if you require additional accessibility or use a mobility device, please use the tunnel covered by awnings at the southwest corner of the infield.

Download the ADA parking map here.


Additional Parking Options:

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.


Venue Map

Click the map below for detailed directions to the Fairgrounds!

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)
    Take Exit 107 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 111 to Washington Street. Turn Left on to Washington Street and then Right on to College Avenue. Turn Right onto Fall Creek Parkway and the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center will be ahead on your Left.
  • 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.

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.


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