Media Room

Welcome! Journalists are encouraged to use any information found on this site when reporting on the Indiana State Fair. This includes logos, graphics and photographs (please credit “Indiana State Fair” on all photos). If you need a higher resolution photograph or have any other questions, please contact

Media Relations Contacts

For additional information and/or interview requests, please contact:

Sharon Smith
Communications Manager

Requesting Media Credentials 

Thank you for your interest in covering the Indiana State Fair! Applications are now open to personnel currently working in print, online, or broadcast news media producing original content for the purpose of reporting on the Fair.

To begin your application process, please complete the online form by clicking here!

Once your application has been received, you will be sent a confirmation email regarding your status.

To receive your credentials by mail, you must apply by July 25th. Credentials applied for after July 25th will need to be picked up at the Communications Building by calling ahead to schedule a pick-up time. Please send any questions to

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2018 General Fair Hours

Gate Hours

Sunday – Thursday: 8AM – 9PM
Friday – Saturday: 8AM – 9:30PM


Gate admission tickets will not be sold or accepted after the gates close.

Building & Exhibit Hours

Daily: 9AM – 9PM

Gate Admission Tickets

Advanced Discount Tickets: $8 (+ conveniece fee) if purchased before August 3, 2018, at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum Box Office or online here.

General Admission Tickets: $13.00 if purchased after August 2, 2018

Children 5 years of age and younger: FREE