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The Indiana State Fair offers solutions that are affordable for Hoosiers



Indianapolis, Indiana – In a few days, the Indiana State Fair will arrive, but some fairgoers might be wondering: Are there activities that are less expensive?

Those who are unsure should not worry. The 18-day state fair this year features plenty of free alternatives and specials.

The state fair will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays from July 28 to August 20. The schedule is available here. One-day parking passes cost $8 apiece, while general admission tickets cost $11.

A list of 100 free activities that Indiana residents can enjoy was supplied by the state fair. There are several free activities offered, including free concerts at The Hoosier Lottery Stage, free tractor shuttle rides, the butterfly exhibit, and much more.

• Advance Discount Fair Admission Tickets.: $11 advance discount state fair tickets are available through July 27 at 11:59 p.m.
• Advance Discount Fair Parking Pass: $8 discount state fair parking is available through July 27 at 11:59 p.m.
• Advance Discount Midway Wristband: $25 midway wristbands are available through July 30 at 11:59 p.m.
• Advance Discount Family 4-Pack: Includes one parking pass and four admission tickets to the 2023 Indiana State Fair. Available Friday through July 27 at 11:59 p.m.

There will also be daily gate discounts available on selected days:

• BMV Discount Day: Wednesday, Aug, 2, $7 gate admission with a printed or digital voucher from the BMV website.
• $3 Thursdays: Aug. 3, 10, and 17. There will be $3 admissions, $3 Midway Rides, and $3 food options at each food stand.
• Free Indy Car Ticket Day: Wednesday, Aug. 16. AAA Cardholders receive free state fair admission with a valid AAA membership card presented at the gate. Ove valid per person.
• Military & First Responders’ Day: Friday, Aug. 18. First responders, current and former Military, and their families receive free admission with valid ID presented at the gate.