Hoosier Economy Your Guide to the Indiana State Fair

Your Guide to the Indiana State Fair


It’s that time of year again.  The Indiana State Fair has begun as the state celebrates the Year of the Farmer.  Here is a helpful guide to make sure Hoosiers are aware of all of the new attractions and deals that the fair has to offer.


Tickets can be purchased ahead of time online for $9 (plus a convenience charge) along with parking passes to speed up your entry, and Midway Ride bracelets that will be only $20 until August 9th. For a complete list of admission information and to purchase tickets ahead of time, click here>>

Musical Entertainment

Headlining acts include Meghan Trainer  on August 11th, along with Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias  the 13th, and Jake Owen takes over the stage for some singing and dancing on the 14th. Click here for ticket information>> For a more affordable option, the Free Stage has an extensive line-up this ear featuring acts such as the Indigo Girls, KC and the Sunshine Band, The Village People, and more.

Food and dining

It wouldn’t be the Indiana State Fair without a variety of food options ranging from typical, to wild. Each year, the fair host a contest to dub a dish the Indiana State Fair’s Signature Food. You can find this year’s winner, the Smoked Pig Patty, in the IN Pork Association’s tent.

Two-Dollar Tuesdays are also back this year, giving fair-goers the opportunity to purchase select food items for just $2 each.

Discount Days

From college students and members of the military, to days you simply need to print off a coupon, the fair’s Discount Days should help keep costs down throughout the next two weeks. For a full list of savings each day, follow this handy guide>>

This year’s fair is  shaping up to be an exciting and all inclusive experience for everyone. Don’t forget to share your experiences online via Twitter (@IndyStateFair) and Facebook using the hashtag “#YroftheFarmer.