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38TH STREET CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Due to the DigIndy Project, through December 31st there will be construction along 38th Street affecting eastbound traffic. Left-hand turns will NOT be permitted at the main Fairgrounds gate on 38th Street (Gate 1). Please proceed to the gate east of the main entrance for Fairgrounds entry (Gate 3). Please follow traffic signage and personnel.

For more information on the DigIndy Project, click here!

Directions & Parking

The Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center has more than 7,000 paved spaces on 250 acres, so visitors are encouraged to leave plenty of time to access events and shows. There is an $8 facility charge per vehicle for events at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center. Cash and credit cards are accepted.

The main entrances include:

  • Gate 1 on 38th Street (no left turns onto the grounds for eastbound traffic)
  • Gate 3 on 38th Street
  • Gate 6 on Fall Creek Parkway

Please follow the directions of parking attendants when entering the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center. When parking in the Infield, please use pedestrian tunnels to access activities.

If you require additional accessibility or use a mobility device, please use the tunnel covered by awnings at the southwest corner of the infield.

ADA parking is available throughout the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center. There may be times when temporary or “special event” ADA parking is created to support large crowds. Please look for signage and parking attendants to assist. Download the ADA parking map here.

Parking may be available in the lots just south of the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center off of 38th Street. Parking attendants and/or signage will note when available. Parking plans for the weekend may necessitate use of these lots.

From the North

  • Via I-65 (Chicago, IL)
    Take Exit 119 to West 38th Street. Continue 4.5 miles and the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center will be on your left.
  • Via I-69 (Fort Wayne, IN)
    I-69 becomes Binford Boulevard in Indianapolis. After 6 miles, Binford Boulevard becomes Fall Creek Parkway. From Fall Creek Parkway, turn Right on East 38th Street and the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center will be on your right.

From the South

  • Via I-65 (Louisville, KY)
    Merge onto I-70 East. Take Exit 85B to North Keystone Avenue. Turn Left on East 38th Street and the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center will be ahead on your right.

From the East

  • Via I-70 (Columbus, OH)
    Take Exit 85 to Keystone Avenue and turn Right. Turn Left on East 38th Street and the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center will be ahead on your right.
  • Via I-74 (Cincinnati, OH)
    Merge onto I-465 North. Take Exit 44A to I-70 West. Take Exit 85 to Keystone Avenue and turn Right. Turn Left on East 38th Street and the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center will be ahead on your right.

From the West

  • Via I-70 (St. Louis, MO)
    Take Exit 85B to North Keystone Avenue. Turn Left on East 38th Street and the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center will be ahead on your right.
  • Via I-74 (Danville, IL)
    Merge onto I-465 North. Take Exit 17 to West 38th Street. Turn Right on West 38th Street and continue 7 miles to the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center on your left.

Transportation Options

Public Transportation
IndyGo is the city’s public transit provider and Routes 4 and 39 directly serve the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center. Visit IndyGo.net for trip planning services.

Bicycles
The Fairgrounds is situated by the Monon Trail and other bike/pedestrian trails. There are available parking spots dedicated to bicyclists in front of the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. During the Indiana State Fair, bike parking is located off the Monon Trail in the historic train depot area managed by Pedal & Park.


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