Written by Anna Whelchel, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer at the Indiana State Fair

The excitement is BACK as The Greatest 18 Days of Summer returns with the Indiana State Fair, Friday, July 29 through Sunday, August 21 (CLOSED Mondays and Tuesdays). The 2022 State Fair will honor Indiana’s Automotive Excellence, in partnership with Tom Wood Automotive Group. This year will celebrate everything from four wheels to four legs – including more than a century of Hoosier heritage and horsepower. Mark your calendars and buckle up as summer shifts into high gear!

About the Indiana State Fair

A summertime staple, the annual Indiana State Fair is the state’s largest community gathering, bringing together Hoosiers for 18 spectacular days with traditions and memories made at every turn. From fan-favorite fair food, visits with the animals, thrilling rides, and hundreds of free edutainment areas, there’s truly something for everyone at the Great Indiana State Fair.

Attractions and food

While Hoosiers can expect to enjoy their fairgoer favorites, there are plenty of NEW, can’t-miss experiences. An immersive auto experience, including classic car collections, celebrity car appearances (including the Batmobile, the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine and more), the WORLD OF SPEED exhibit – including the nationally recognized SPEED in MOTION exhibit! Plus, there’s plenty for the little tykes, including daily shows by Strongman Mighty Mike, High Dive Show, Canine Dog Trick Show, and much more. Check out everything new this year at IndianaStateFair.com.

No fair experience would be complete without visiting the more than 140 food stands located throughout the Fairgrounds – including this year’s NEW wacky foods! The Hoosier Lottery Free Stage offers daily, free concerts from top performers including KANSAS, Chaka Khan, Trace Adkins, KC and The Sunshine Band, We the Kingdom, and many more across a variety of musical genres.

Plan your trip today!

  • Buy tickets in advance and SAVE! Tickets purchased at IndianaStateFair.com before 11:59 PM on Thursday, July 28 are only $10 (plus convenience fee), while general admission tickets purchased at the gate during the Fair are $14.
  • Family Value Packs are available, including the Family 4-Pack, available online only through Thursday, July 28 at 11:59 PM. The Family 4-Pack includes four tickets and a parking pass for just $40. Children ages 5 and under get in FREE!
  • Check out trip tips for recommended State Fair plans tailored to your ideal experience! Whether you’re with little kids, on a date night or taking a traditional lap around the fairgrounds, there’s something for everyone. Driving and parking recommendations are also available.

From the roar of the crowd to the rev of an engine, excitement is in the air for the 2022 Indiana State Fair, presented by Tom Wood Automotive Group, from July 29 through August 21. Take a few laps and pace yourself – there’s a lot to do! See you there!

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