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General Information

The Fairgrounds Mission

Our mission is to preserve and enhance the Fairgrounds and the annual State Fair for the benefit of all citizens of Indiana.


To be a premier year-round gathering place that maximizes its resources to host a wide range of diverse activities. To be recognized as the best State Fair in the country, showcasing agriculture & youth in an educational and entertaining environment.

Core Values:

We believe in:

  • Agriculture as our foundation
  • Operating in a safe and fiscally conscious manner
  • Investing in our customers, our personnel, and our facilities
  • Striving toward a more self-sufficient financial model
  • Building family memories and traditions for future generations
  • Responsible stewardship of this historic and treasured state institution
  • Constant innovation and dynamic, relevant presentations