Taking Toddlers and Babies to the Indiana State Fair

We’ve taken newborn babies to the Indiana State Fair five different years and I’ve never regretted it. Of course it’s been more fun as they are older, but there’s no reason why everyone can’t have a fun time. Here are our tips and some information your might need when considering taking your baby to the Indiana State Fair this year.

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How Much Does it Cost to Bring My Baby to the Fair?

Admission is $14 per person, but children 5 and under are free. You can also take advantage of other free days and discount days or buy tickets in advance!

Is There Food or Drink for My Baby at the Fair?

If you have a sippy cup or bottle, the Dairy Bar will fill them for free! Our little ones love eating at the Dairy Bar but if you have teeny ones, you’ll want to pack your own food. Plan for hot temperatures and keep those foods cool!

Is the Indiana State Fair Stroller and Wagon Friendly?

We bring our stroller and wagon every single year. You won’t have a problem using it anywhere. In fact, if you’d rather, you can rent a stroller or wagon at the Indiana State Fair! Stroller: $11/day, Double Stroller or Wagon: $17/day. Find rental services at the Main Gate, Gate 12, and in the Grand Hall.

Is There Anything Fun For Little Ones?

ANIMALS! Take your babies to see the animals and to feed the animals! The Pioneer Village is so much fun for kids to see, the entertainment at the Family Fun Park is fantastic, AND Little Hands on the Farm is adorable. My littles love spotting and taking photos with all of the mascots. Here are some more FREE things to do with kids at the Indiana State Fair.

What Can I Bring to the Indiana State Fair?

Food and beverages are permitted but no alcohol or glass containers. Bring those baby bottles, snacks, and packed lunches! You can bring bags in, so diaper bags are fine! All bags are subject to searches.

Where Are the Nursing/Breastfeeding Areas at the Indiana State Fair?

Breastfeeding mothers and their families are welcome at the two Lactation Stations. The Milk Bank, in partnership with Metro Indy Lactation Coalition (MILC), is providing two lactation stations at the Indiana State Fair. Look for the lactation station RV in the Family Fun Park area, near Little Hands on the Farm, or at the Red Cross building next to Hook’s Pharmacy.

Where Can I Find a Diaper Changing Table

Diaper changing stations are located in the Red Cross at the Public Safety Center and in the Red Cross at Hook’s Historic Drug Store. The lactation station at the Family Fun Park also has a changing table.

Where Can I Find or Be Reunited with My Lost Children at the Fair?

Contact the Public Safety Center at 317-927-1400 with any reports of lost children. Lost children found should be taken to the Indiana State Police Information Booths located in the Public Safety Center (Gate 6), across from the Administration Building, and across from the Tractor Supply Co. FFA Pavilion (Gate 12). The State Police can be reached at the northeast information booth by calling (317) 927-7665 and at the southwest information booth at (317) 927-7666.

Where is First Aid at the Indiana State Fair?

First Aid is located in Hook’s Historic Drug Store Annex, near the 38th Street Main Gate (Gate 1), at the Public Safety Center near Fall Creek Parkway (Gate 6) and in front of the Tractor Supply Co. FFA Pavilion. If you need an ambulance service, call 927-7520.

Are There Free or Discounted Fair Tickets?

YES! Click here for full list of discounts and free days at the Indiana State Fair!

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