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General Information

Maps, Directions & Parking


  • Coming Soon: Map of the 2014 Indiana State Fair!

Driving Directions

The Indiana State Fairgrounds is located on the corner of East 38th Street and Fall Creek Parkway in Indianapolis. Check out the map for our exact location. For more detailed directions click here.

  • 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 & 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 & let us shuttle you to one of our designated drop-off points: 1. Pioneer Village or 2. Main Street
  • 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 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