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Indiana State Fair Discounts 2011 (#INStateFair)

2011 Indiana State Fair

It’s almost time for the great Indiana State Fair and 2011 is the Year of Soybeans. Running from August 5th-21st this year, you’ll have 17 days to experience all that the Indiana State Fair has to offer. From deep fried Klondike Bars to giant ears of corn; from a petting zoo to art exhibits; from livestock competitions to great concerts, the Fair really does have something for everyone.

While the State Fair is still an affordable place to go for a family outing as summer is winding down, there are some great ways to save money and still enjoy everything at the fair.

Special Pricing & Discounts!

Midway Voucher: Walmart will offer special vouchers for midway wristbands for just $17 prior to August 5. That’s a great savings for each wristband purchased! Wristband holders will also receive a free Pepsi and game ticket during their visit.

Discount Tickets: Tickets are $7. They will be available at all Indiana Walmart stores, CVS/pharmacy stores, Indiana Farm Bureau offices, The Marten House Hotel, and the Indiana State Fairgrounds Box Office.

Free Admission ticket in The Indianapolis Star: Monday, August 8, The Indianapolis Star will print a ticket good for free admission to the fair on the following Wednesday and Thursday, August 10 and 11.

Turkey Hill Dairy $2 Tuesdays: On
Tuesday Aug. 9 and 16, visitors are admitted for just $2, compliments of Turkey Hill Dairy with voucher printed from

$2 Taste of the State Fair: On both Tuesdays of the fair, Aug. 9 and 16 , concessionaires all over the fairgrounds will have $2 servings available all day long! (This is my personal favorite discount during the fair)

Free Admission for State employees: All state employees are admitted to the fair for free on Thursday, Aug. 11, with the presentation of an employee ID card.

Free Lottery Ticket: On Hoosier Lottery Day, Saturday, Aug. 13, all guests at least 18 years old can redeem their fair admission ticket stub for a free lottery ticket from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hoosier Lottery Booth at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand.

IPL CARLOAD Day: Large families and groups of friends traveling to the fair together will want to take advantage of this great offer on Monday, Aug. 15. Admission is only $15 per vehicle for up to 10 people with voucher printed from

Tractor Shuttle ride discounts for seniors: All seniors, age 55 and older, can ride the tractor shuttles around the Fairgrounds for just $3/day when they purchase a special wristband at the State Fair Information Booths located in Pioneer Village and on State Fair Blvd. On Golden Hoosiers’ Day, Aug. 16, seniors can ride the tractor shuttles for free!

BMV Day: Fairgoers can save $4 off of the $8 gate admission on Aug. 17 by redeeming the voucher available on-line at

AAA Day: AAA members receive free admission on Aug. 18 when they show their valid membership card at the gate. One valid AAA card per person.

Free Admission for Military personnel AND FAMILIES: The State Fair is honoring our current and former members of the Armed Forces by offering free admission for them and family members on Thursday, Aug. 18, with presentation of a military ID. For a list of charted organizations that will be accpeted as proof of service, click here

$2 Discount with Pepsi BRAND can: All visitors who bring any Pepsi brand can on the fair’s final day, Sunday, Aug. 21, will receive $2 off the gate admission.

Indiana State Fair Value Coupon Book: Save money on everything from corn dogs to sunglasses by purchasing this book of coupons for just $5. More than $100 in deals and discounts are being offered by dozens of fair vendors. The books are available in the State Fair Gift Shop presented by Indiana Soybean Farmers.

SAVE YOUR ADMISSION TICKET: Bring your admission ticket-back coupon to any Pork Concession Tent for $1.00 off any “Make a Meal Deal.”

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