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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

Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the Indiana State Fair 2018? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.

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Conference/Event Dates: 08/03/2018 - 08/19/2018
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 08/03/2018 - 08/19/2018
Classification: Consumer
Primary Industry: State & County Fairs
Other Industries: Local Shows & Fairs, State & County Fairs
Estimated Attendance: 980,000
Audience: Open to the public.
Venue: Indiana State Fairgrounds
Venue Phone: (317) 927-7500
Venue Type: Indoor - Other
Number of Exhibitors:550 (Previous Year)
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 2016, 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
Prices subject to change   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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