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Event Overview:

The Indiana State Fair is full of history and long-standing traditions.  It is the sixth oldest state fair in the nation dating back to 1852, and has been held every year with the exceptions of 1861 (Civil War) and 1942-1945 (WWII).

The original purpose of the fair was to allow Indiana’s farmers to get together to share ideas, view the most modern farming techniques and display their products.  The fair has stayed true to these ideals and continues to be a yearly highlight for thousands of Hoosiers.

Indiana’s first State Fair took place in what is now known as Military Park in downtown Indianapolis. The fair has not always been held in the state capital, however.  Other host cities include Lafayette (1853), Madison (1854), New Albany (1859), Ft. Wayne (1865) and Terre Haute (1867).  The fair moved to its current location at East 38th Street and Fall Creek Parkway in 1892.

Exhibitor Information:

Exhibiting your goods or services at the Indiana State Fair provides an excellent marketing opportunity to more than 850,000 guests each year. In fact, 80% of the organizations and companies return each year. To fill the remaining 20% of open spaces, we seek the highest caliber, most unique goods or services that will enhance the commercial quality and variety of our Fair.  Due to the fact that we process returning exhibitor contracts through March and April, we may not know space availability for new concessionaires until the end of April or early May

Contact the event managers listed below for more information about how you can participate at the Indiana State Fair 2015.

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Conference/Event Dates: 08/07/2015 - 08/23/2015
Conference/Event Hours: 8 am - 9:30 pm (gates close for entry)
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 08/07/2015 - 08/23/2015
Expo/Exhibit Hours: 10 am - 10 pm
Classification: Consumer
Primary Industry: State & County Fairs
Other Industries: Local Shows & Fairs, State & County Fairs
Estimated Attendance: 978,000
Previous Attendance: 954,884
Cost to Attend: $12. Children ages 5 and younger: Free
Audience: Open to the public.
Notes: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.; Admission tickets will not be accepted or sold after 9pm (Sun.-Thurs) and 9:30pm (Fri.- Sat); Building/Exhibits Hours are generally 9am-9pm throughout the Fair (The Exposition Hall is open 10am-9pm daily; 10am-8pm on closing day) (Home & Family Arts Building closes at 8 pm on closing day)
Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis inside the State Fairgrounds for $5/vehicle. Please see the "Arrival, E-Z Park & FairTrain" section on the next page. Bikers can save $1 off admission when they use one of the secured bike racks on the Monon Trail at 38th Street and they must enter through Gate 18.
Venue: Indiana State Fairgrounds
Venue Phone: (317) 927-7500
Venue Type: Indoor - Other
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel List:
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Number of Exhibitors:550
Event Square Footage:73,740 (expo hall)
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: Enhance your statewide marketing efforts as a sponsor of Indiana's largest multi-day event with over 978,000 consumers expected! Pre-Fair & On-site Turn-Key and Interactive Sponsorships avaialble!

If you are interested in becoming an Indiana State Fair sponsor for 2015, please contact Alexis Crouch at 317-927-7500 or by email at

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10'; 20' x 10'; 30' x 10' (indoor) 10' x 10' $1,200; 20' x 10' $1,700; 30' x 10' $2,600 any corner booth $100 extra   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
20' x 20'; 40' x 20' (indoor) 20' x 20' $2,100; 40' x 20' $4,100 any corner booth extra $100   Water: n/a
Outdoor minimum of 15' $85 per front foot   Generator: n/a
Machinery Field $800-$900 per lot of agriculture related products. $85 per front foot for non-agriculture products   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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