Options on Getting to the Indiana State Fair

PLAN AHEAD! We have many options for how to get to and from the Indiana State Fair, including routes and parking options listed below.   

FREE State Fair Park & Ride
When you park at Glendale Mall’s Rural Street lot, you can ride the Indiana State Fair shuttle for FREE! The shuttle runs every 20 minutes from 10AM to 11:45PM each day of the Fair.

Fairgrounds Parking
Parking is available on a first-come, first served basis inside the State Fairgrounds for $5/vehicle.  Visitors should enter through Gate 1 off 38th Street, Gate 6 off Fall Creek Parkway or Gate 10 off 42nd Street.

Ride Safe Indiana Motorcycle Parking Lot
Special designated Motorcycle Parking located in the infield on a first-served basis for $5/motorcycle.

State Fair E-Z Park
These $5 lots are located south of 38th Street across from the Main Gate and at the Indiana School for the Deaf on 42nd Street.

Indiana School for the Deaf Parking Lot Hours:

  • 6AM-9PM Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • 9AM-9PM Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

 

Live Traffic Map provided by Waze

WAZE

The Indiana State Fair has partnered with Waze to give you the best experience possible to get to and from the Fair.

Download the free Waze app and use the following links to reach the most accessible parking lots:

Traveling from the North? Park at the Indiana Deaf School Lot CLICK HERE

Traveling from the South? Park at our South Lot CLICK HERE

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking for persons with disabilities can be found just inside Gates 1, outside of 16, and in the Infield.

Pedal & Park
Save $1 off Fair admission when you bike to the State Fair and use one of the secured bike racks available on the Monon Trail at 38th Street. Bikers can enter the Fairgrounds through Gate 18 on the Monon Trail.

Hours:

  • 10AM-9PM Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • 10AM-11PM Tuesday & Saturday

Lyft
NEW riders get a FREE ride to the Fair using code StepRightUp (up to $10). Existing customers will receive a 20% discount on their ride using code STEPRIGHTUP2018.

IndyGo Public Transportation

IndyGo Routes 4 & 39 will bring you just steps away from the Indiana State Fairgrounds main entrance on 38th Street. Fare is $1.75 per ride or $4 for an all-day pass. Youth 18 and under and people 65 and older are eligible for reduced fare with proper ID. Plan your public transit trip to the Fair at www.IndyGo.net.

FOLLOW TRAFFIC SIGNALS & OFFICERS DIRECTING YOU TO THE GREAT INDIANA STATE FAIR

Driving Directions:

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)
    Merge onto I-70 East. Take Exit 85B 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 85B to North Keystone Avenue. Turn Left on East 38th Street and the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center will be ahead on your right.
  • 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.