Indiana State Fairgrounds

Every August, it's one of America's Great State Fairs. The rest of the year, it can be practically anything.

You're imaginative. Perfect. This space is your canvas, with more than 15 buildings and unique areas to create a dynamic, exciting event.

And if you're running low on time for imagination to work its magic, the good news is we've seen so many different configurations successfully executed on our fairgrounds, we can help you figure out how to make your attendees say, “We should go back there.”

Facilities

Blue Ribbon Pavilion – A 69,000-square-foot, multi-purpose exhibit space that can accommodate large consumer shows and agricultural events.

Grandstand – A classic outdoor arena that seats 15,000.

Coliseum – A 49,500-square-foot building that seats 8,000 for exhibitions, shows and more.

West Pavilion – This 171,000 square foot building hosts expositions, major trade shows and more and can be attached to adjoining buildings for additional space.

South Pavilion – There's astounding flexibility in this 139,000-square-foot, modernized multi-purpose facility.

Exposition Hall – Its 74,000-square-foot space is perfect for trade shows, auctions, equipment sales and much more.

Champions Pavilion – A 66,500-square-foot, multi-purpose exhibit space for up to 4,600 people. A permanent, brick-enclosed walkway to the Blue Ribbon Pavilion can provide a total area of 135,500 square feet for larger consumer shows, trade shows or events.

Old National Bank Grand Hall – This once-theatre is now a 9,000-square-foot beauty, great for private parties, seminars, meetings and receptions.

Ag/Hort Building – Its 43,000 square feet capacity includes two renovated wings and a massive center section. Great for collector's shows, trade shows and seminars.

Northwest Pavilion – The high ceilings and 27,000 square feet keep the Northwest Pavilion fully functional all year round.

Pioneer Our Land Pavilion – More than 18,000 square feet of clear span space makes planning easy for trade shows and more.

Farm Bureau Building – Its flexible space can be a 1,000-seat auditorium or a large open tradeshow area. Add on the 4,300 square foot entrance hall and a full cafeteria and kitchen for a small trade show, reception or seminar.

Southwest Pavilion – This 10,500 square foot building has perfect breakout space for a larger show or an intimate space for a smaller show.

Natural Resources Building – New interior upgrades make this a perfect space for a smaller affair. Outside landscaping enhances any event.

FLOOR PLANS - Click to show
Bankers Life Floor Plan

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ROOM CAPACITIES - Click to show
Event Space Total Sq. Ft. 10x10s 8x10s Theatre Classroom Banquet Seating
4-H Exhibit Hall & Auditorium
Exhibit Hall 10,425 48 63 606 300 344
Auditorium 8,100 46 51 810 400 464
Meeting/Apartment A 200     18 8  
Meeting/Apartment B 175     16 6  
Meeting/Apartment C 175     16 6  
Meeting/Apartment D 175     16 6  
Meeting/Apartment E 200     18 8  
Meeting/Office 200     18 8  
Agriculture Horticulture Building
  47,880 204 290 3,990 1,966 2,312
Centennial Hall
1st Floor 12,920 76 76 1,078 532 624
2nd Floor 13,570 60 60 1,132 558 656
3rd Floor 9,300 72 72 776 382 448
Champions Pavilion
Main Floor 65,485 324 376 5,018 2,474 2,904
Meeting Room 201 1,185     100 50  
Meeting Room 202 1,765     146 72  
Meeting Room 203 1,680     140 70  
Covered Bridge
  1,750     146 72 88
Discovery Hall
Main Floor 2,920 10 12 244 120 136
Room 301 650     54 28  
Room 302 665     58 28  
Room 303 505     42 22  
Room 304 515     44 22  
Room 305 885     74 36  
Room 306 655     56 28  
Room 307 655     56 28  
Room 308 990     84 42  
Room 309 990     84 42  
DNR Ampitheater
  Outdoor     157    
Dow Agrosciences Celebration Park
  Outdoor          
Exposition Hall
Main Floor 73,740 393 493 6,146 3,028 3,560
Meeting Room 1,015     86 42  
Farm Bureau Building
Auditorium 7,660 41 49 988 384 448
Banquet Hall 4,895 32 38 408 202 232
Banquet Hall 5,005 27 35 418 206 240
Grand Hall
  6,245 37 49 520 256 350
Hoosier Lottery Grandstand
        13,921    
Marsh Blue Ribbon Pavilion
Main Floor 70,575 362 471 5,514 2,716 3,192
Meeting Room 1 365     30 16  
Meeting Room 2 535     46 22  
Meeting Room 3 595     50 24  
Meeting Room 4 1,270     106 52  
Meeting Room 5 510     44 22  
Meeting Room/Wool Room 2,075     174 86 96
Normandy Barn
Upstairs 2,365     216 106 128
Downstairs 1,470     48 24 48
Northwest Pavilion
  27,150 145 204 1,508 744 872
Coliseum Floor
  28,830 169 169 2,404 1,184 1,392
Pioneer Our Land Pavilion
  16,335 87 130 1,726 850 1,000
South Pavilion
Hall A 14,980 77 96 1,248 615 720
Hall B 42,165 244 293 2,008 990 1,160
Hall C 42,360 244 293 2,018 994 1,168
Hall D 20,795 135 135 1,248 616 720
Southwest Pavilion
  9,005 44 68 750 370 732
West Pavilion
  147,040 714 1,356 25,370 12,502 14,704


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