Top 20 best things about the State Fair of Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana – Looking for something to do this summer? We have an event you won’t want to miss this August, the 2016 Indiana State Fair. The top 15 reasons to see the 2016 Indiana State Fair this year. One of the best events in all of Marion County. With well over 450 festivals in Indiana this August alone, you just can not miss this one!

This year marks 120 years that the festival has been going strong. The organizers of the fest believe that 2016 will be their best ever… The arrival of August means it is time for some of the best events of the year. In Indiana it is no exception. This year the Indiana State Fair will be rocking Marion County and you got to see the top entertainment offered in 2016. Find the top things to do, what to see and much more in Indianapolis.

The 2016 Indiana State Fair offers great attractions this August. You need to be there!. Take a look at some of the top reasons to check out this festival. The event is held from August 5 to August 20. The Indiana State Fair celebration is listed as one of the top 50 events of August in 2016.

The 2016 Indiana State Fair is one of the best events in Indiana and gets high marks across the board for this great state fairs festival
Date Published: 08/02/2016
The Indiana State Fair is one of the top 50 state fairs festivals in all of America. The Indiana State Fair festival gets a review of 9.9 out of 660 user votes and reviews
9.9 / 10 stars
2016 Indiana State Fair image

2016 Indiana State Fair image

Top 5 reasons to see the Indiana State Fair

Top 5 reasons to see this festival and why you just can not miss it!

  1. The Fray will save your life with their show.
  2. The Fair Train
  3. Midway carnival
  4. Great community event Indiana will be proud of.
  5. Blues Traveler will have an amazing set on August 15th.
Indiana State Fair 2016 shot glass

Indiana State Fair 2016 shot glass

Dates and times of the Indiana State Fair

The Indiana State Fair is a 15-day state fairs festival that will be held from August 5 to August 20 in Indianapolis, Indiana this summer. Rocking the suburbs with the entire family like Quiet Riot did!

Indiana State Fair

Indiana State Fair

2016 Indiana State Fair locations

The 2016 Indiana State Fair is held in Indianapolis every August.
1202 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana
Looking for lodging for the 2016 Indiana State Fair?

Great options available in and around Indianapolis from hotels, motels, and camping options
Don’t miss out on the Indiana State Fair because of booking issues and be a part of one of the greatest state fairs festivals this summer!

State Fair of Indiana 2014

State Fair of Indiana 2014

Official contacts of the Indiana State Fair

The official contacts of the Indiana State Fair. If you have any of these contacts that might be missing please leave a comment below and we will add it.
Twitter: IndyStateFair
Email:
Website: Get the official times of Indiana State Fair –> Official State Fair of Indiana times

What they are saying about the Indiana State Fair:

I left here feeling we played one of our best sets ever. The experience will be with me forever. Thank you Indiana.- Isaac Slate

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State Fair of Indiana 2014 – The State Fair of Indiana is going to be something special!  Year after year of Indianapolis State Fair Traditions – See you at the Fair August 1 – 17, 2014 Find them on Twitter @IndyStateFair #INStateFair.

Dates of the Indiana State Fair

The dates of the State Fair of Indiana is typically held in early August and also is one of the best state fairs in the nation! This year the state fair will be held August 1 – 17, 2014.

State Fair of Indiana 2014

State Fair of Indiana 2014

State Fair of IN Updates

Here are some updates and top 10 things to know about the official state fair.

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Location and directions to the IN State Fair

Here’s the official address for the IN State Fair for 2014.

  • I-65 North (from Louisville, KY; Columbus, IN)
    Take I-70 East to North Keystone Avenue, Exit #85B. Turn right (North) onto Keystone Avenue. Turn left (West) at 38th St. Continue west to the Fairgrounds entrance.
  • I-65 South (from Chicago, IL; Lafayette, IN) 
    Take I-65 South to the 38th Street exit #119. Continue about 5 mi. east to the Fairgrounds entrance.
  • I-70 East (from St. Louis, MO; Terre Haute, IN)
    Take I-70 to North Keystone Avenue exit, #85B. Turn right (North) onto Keystone Avenue. Turn left (West) at 38th St. Continue west to the Fairgrounds entrance.
  • I-70 West (from Columbus, OH; Richmond, IN)
    Take I-70 to North Keystone Avenue exit #85B. Turn right (North) onto Keystone Avenue. Turn left (West) at 38th St. Continue west to the Fairgrounds.
  • I-69 South (from Detroit, MI; Fort Wayne, IN) 
    I-69 South becomes Binford Boulevard (SR37) which becomes Fall Creek Parkway. The Fairgrounds is located just north of 38th Street on Fall Creek Parkway.
  • I-74 West (from Cincinnati, OH) 
    Take I-74 to I-465 North. Take I-465 North to I-70 West to Keystone Avenue, exit #85B. Take Keystone Avenue north to 38th Street. Turn left (west) on 38th Street.
  • I-74 East (from Danville, IL)
    Take I-74 to I-465 North to 38th St. exit. Turn right (East) onto 38th St. Fairgrounds is approximately 7 miles east.
  • From Indianapolis International Airport 
    Take the Indianpolis Airport Expressway to I-465 North to 38th Street exit. Continue east to the Fairgrounds entrance.

State Fair Parking

  • Free State Fair Park and 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 10 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. 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.
  • 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.
  • Handicap Accessible Parking
    Accessible parking for persons with disabilities can be found just inside Gates 1, 6 and 16, as well as in the infield.
  • NEW: Reserved Parking
    Parking is now available for a limited amount of spaces behind the Public Safety Building for $20 per day.
  • NEW: Premiere Parking
    A limited amount of parking is now available in the Old Farmer’s Market lot off Fall Creek Parkway for $25 per day. Park your car and let us shuttle you to one of our designated drop-off points: 1. Pioneer Village or 2. Main Street
  • Pedal and 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 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Bikers can enter through Gate 18 on the Monon Trail.

IndyGo Public Transportation

IndyGo Routes 4 and 39 stop steps away from the main entrance on 38th St. 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 you public transit trip to the Fair at IndyGo.net

State Fair of IN

 

Contacts

Web site: http://www.in.gov/statefair/fair/
Food, fun, rides and family entertainment for nine award-winning days and nights. Featuring special ticketed performances by big-name musical acts.

State Fair Camping and lodging info

If you’re thinking of staying in Indianapolis, IN then here’s some information you’d want to know about the Indiana State Fair.

  • Family Friendly Dump Stations
  • Gift Shop Free Parking
  • Group Rates
  • Internet: WiFi
  • Live Entertainment
  • MasterCard
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Restroom Facilities
  • RV Tent Sites with Truck parking

History of the State Fair of Indiana

When you visit the IN State Fair you can expect to find a whole world of livestock animals, horse shows, competitive exhibits, entertainment, ag education, concerts and carnival rides galore!! We’re thrilled to offer you a wide variety of attractions and are sure that there is something for everyone in your family to enjoy.
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State Fair of Indiana Offers and unique Deals for 2014

Friday, August 1

Opening Day of your Indiana State Fair!

Sunday, August 3

Elanco Day

Hispanic/Latino Music Festival on the Free Stage

Monday, August 4

Kids Day

Tuesday, August 5

$2 Taste of the State Fair – $2 food specials all around the Fairgrounds

Golden Hoosiers Day – Seniors (55+) ride shuttles around the Fairgrounds FREE all day!

Red Hat/Pink Hat Day – Members ride shuttles around the Fairgrounds FREE all day!

Thursday, August 7

State Employees Day – State Employees get in FREE with ID!

Honoring Our Armed Forces and Veterans Day – All Military personnel or Veterans and their families are admitted FREE with military ID card, DD Form 214 or other recognized Veteran’s organization membership card.

Hoosier Heritage Day – Indiana’s Past, Present and Future on display on State Fair Blvd.

Friday, August 8

Purdue Day – Boiler Up!

Saturday, August 9

Hoosier Lottery Day!

4-H Day

Sunday, August 10

Contemporary Christian Music Festival on the Free Stage

Tuesday, August 12

$2 Taste of the State Fair – $2 food specials all around the Fairgrounds

Wednesday, August 13

BMV Discount Day – Admission only $5 with voucher from www.mybmv.com (coming soon). One voucher per person.

Farmers’ Day

Thursday, August 14

AAA Day – FREE admission for AAA members with valid AAA membership card! One valid AAA card per person.

Friday, August 15

$5 Friday with Foodie Fair Specials

Saturday, August 16

FFA Day – Honoring our FFA students and alums!

Sunday, August 17

Pepsi Day – Bring any Pepsi brand can and receive $2 off gate admission!

Pepsi Gospel Music Jam on the Free Stage

via Indiana State Fair 2014 : Special Days and Deals.

State Fair Attractions

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Indiana State Fair

Past acts at the Indiana State Fair

Here are some of the hit performances and bands that showed up for the IN State Fair.