Parking at the Indiana State Fair can be confusing. With the traffic and congestion, sometimes it's difficult to know where to go and it's best to be prepared ahead of time. Not sure how to get to the fairgrounds? The information below will help you feel more prepared when it comes to parking at the fair.
Directions to the Indiana State Fairgrounds
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.
Parking Information for the Indiana State Fairgrounds
Free State Fair Park & Ride
If you don't want to deal with the traffic and parking hassles at the Indiana State Fair and aren't planning on taking the FairTrain, you might want to consider the free park and ride option. To take advantage of the free shuttle, park at Glendale Mall's Rural Street lot and ride to the fair. The shuttle runs every 20 minutes from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day of the fair.
Parking is available on a first-come, first served basis inside the Indiana State Fairgrounds for $5 per vehicle. Enter Gate 1 off of 38th Street, Gate 6 off Fall Creek Parkway or Gate 10 off 42nd Street.
Motorcyle Parking Lot
If you plan on riding a motorcycle to the State Fair, there's a special parking lot just for you. The lot is located in the infield, also on a first-served basis. The cost is $5 per motorcycle.
State Fair E-Z Park
Parking is also available for $5 south of 38th Street, across from the Main Gate and at the Indiana School for the Deaf on 42nd Street.
Handicap Accessible Parking
Parking for person with disabilities can be found just inside Gates 1, 6 and 16 and also in the infield.
Pedal and Park
If you want to burn off some of that unhealthy fair food, bike to the Indiana State Fair and save $1 off fair admission. Park at one of the secured bike racks available on the Monon Trail at 38th Street from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Enter through Gate 18 on the Monon Trail.
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.