How to Save Money at the Indiana State Fair

Keep more green in your pocket this year!

There are plenty of ways to save money while enjoying Indianapolis attractions and the Indiana State Fair is no exception.  From free general admission to discounts on the Midway, these tips are sure to save you some dough. Please note that these discounts vary a little each year and will be updated in July to reflect the most current deals available.

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    Midway Voucher

    Indiana State Fair Midway
    ••• The Indiana State Fair Midway beckons visitors to try their luck at carnival games or board a thrill-seeking ride. Photo credit: Mandi Rogier

    Walmart will offer special vouchers for midway wristbands for just $17 prior to August 5. That's a great savings for each wristband purchased! Wristband holders will also receive a free Pepsi and game ticket during their visit.

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    Discount Tickets

    ••• Photo Courtesy of the Indiana State Fair.

    Discount tickets are $7. They will be available at all Indiana Walmart stores, CVS/pharmacy stores, Indiana Farm Bureau offices, The Marten House Hotel, and the Indiana State Fairgrounds Box Office.

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    The Indianapolis Star Free Ticket

    Newspaper
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    The Indianapolis Star will print a ticket good for free admission to the fair on a specific date. Be sure to keep your eye on the paper as the fair approaches.

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    Turkey Hill Dairy $2 Tuesdays

    On Tuesdays of the State Fair, visitors are admitted for just $2, compliments of Turkey Hill Dairy with voucher printed from the Turkey Hill website.

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    $2 Taste of the State Fair

    On both Tuesdays of the fair, concessionaires all over the fairgrounds will have $2 servings available all day long!

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    Free Admission for State Employees

    All state employees are admitted to the fair for free on one day of the state fair each year, with the presentation of an employee ID card.

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    Free Lottery Ticket

    On Hoosier Lottery Day, all guests at least 18 years old can redeem their fair admission ticket stub for a free lottery ticket from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hoosier Lottery Booth at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand. If it's your lucky day, you may go home with a few extra bucks in your pocket!

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    IPL Carload Day

    Large families and groups of friends traveling to the fair together will want to take advantage of this great offer. Admission is only $15 per vehicle for up to 10 people with voucher printed from the IPL website.

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    Tractor Shuttle Ride Senior Discounts

    ••• Photo Courtesy of the Indiana State Fair.

    All seniors, age 55 and older, can ride the tractor shuttles around the Fairgrounds for just $3 per day when they purchase a special wristband at the State Fair Information Booths located in Pioneer Village and on State Fair Blvd. On Golden Hoosiers’ Day, seniors can ride the tractor shuttles for free!

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    BMV Day

    Fairgoers can save $4 off of the $8 gate admission by redeeming the voucher available on-line at the BMV website.

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    AAA Day

    AAA members receive free admission on August 18 when they show their valid membership card at the gate. One valid AAA card per person.
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    Free Admission for Military Personnel and Families

    The State Fair is honoring our current and former members of the Armed Forces by offering free admission for them and family members with presentation of a military ID.

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    $2 Discount with Pepsi Can

    All visitors who bring any Pepsi brand can on the fair’s final day, will receive $2 off the gate admission.

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    Indiana State Fair Value Coupon Book

    ••• Photo Courtesty of the Indiana State Fair.
    Save money on everything from corn dogs to sunglasses by purchasing this book of coupons for just $5. More than $100 in deals and discounts are being offered by dozens of fair vendors. The books are available in the State Fair Gift Shop presented by Indiana Soybean Farmers.
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    Use Your Admission Ticket to Save on Food

    Bring your admission ticket-back coupon to any Pork Concession Tent for $1 off any “Make a Meal Deal.”