The Indiana State Fair is back August 2-18! You’ll want to make plans to visit and we have your best tips for saving money at the best fair the Indianapolis area has to offer. Looking for free admission? Inexpensive midway rides? Deals on concessions and fair food? We have all the info you need!

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Free Before Three (August 14)

August 14th is Farmers Day at the great Indiana State Fair. In honor of our Heroes of the Field, our Hoosier Farmers, the Indiana State Fair will offer FREE gate admission from 9am-3pm on August 14! (parking is still $8/vehicle) After 3pm, Fair admission will be the regular $13

Indiana State Fair Midway Ride & Wristband Discounts

Ticket Presale
Purchase your fair tickets by August 1st and pay only $8 each (save $5) + other offers for discount tickets and parking passes.

Purchase your Midway wristband by August 4th to save $10!
Wristbands $25 through August 4th, $35.00 at the Fairgrounds.

$2 Tuesday – August 6th & 13th
All Midway rides are $2 each, some food items and admission are all $2 each
No coupon or voucher required.

Indiana State Fair Food & Concession Discounts & Freebies

Pick up your $1 OFF coupon to the beef tent, dairy bar or pork tent from any Glass Barn Volunteer. The Glass Barn is located on the north side of the fairgrounds.

Win free milkshakes and $25 grocery cards at the 11am, 2pm, 2:30pm and 4pm farmer chats.

Get a Fuel Up kids meal at the Dairy Bar for 1/2 off when you bring this coloring sheet to the fair. Make sure your kiddos color it in, they might even win a dairy farm experience for four!

Indiana Dairy is happy to fill sippy cups or baby bottles with fresh, cold milk for FREE at the Dairy Bar. Just stop in and ask for your free milk. We do it every year but this is our last fair visit with a baby!

Grab a free bag of freshly popped pop corn at the Indiana Farm Bureau building from 12-5pm.

Every Tuesday, try special items from every concessionaire for only $2.

Indiana State Fair Admission Discounts & Coupons

Purchase tickets online for $8 + $1 fee (save $3). Offer ends August 1.
Children 5 and under are always free.

Family 4-Pack (BEST Deal)
$35 Includes four admission tickets and one parking pass. Offer ends August 1.
Children 5 and under are always free.

School and educational groups of 15 or more can get $5 admission and free admission for teachers through the Indiana State Fair Field Trip Experience. This learning experience is self guided to cater the learning experience to YOUR classroom.

Indiana State Fair Field Trips are an opportunity for Classroom and Home Educators to enhance curriculum by utilizing an educational experience that cannot be accomplished in the classroom setting. Learn more about State Fair Field Trips here.

MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2019

Chevrolet Military Day

Current and former military personnel, and their family members, get in FREE with military ID presented at the gate!

TUESDAY AUGUST 6, 2019

$2 Tuesday

presented by Indiana Secretary of State
$2 admission, $2 midway rides and $2 concession food specials. $2 Dollar Tuesdays at the Indiana State Fair are our favorite!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2019

Indiana Pork Day

Free admission with the free ticket in the Monday edition of the Indy Star.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2019

BMV Discount Day

$6 gate admission with voucher from in.gov/bmv

MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2019

First Responders Day

First responder personnel and their families receive free admission when ID or badge is presented at the gate.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2019

$2 Tuesday

presented by the Indiana Secretary of State
$2 admission, $2 midway rides and $2 concession food specials.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2019

AAA Day

Free gate admission with a valid AAA membership card. One card per person.