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Easy ways to save on your family trip to the Indiana State Fair

Corn dogs, elephant ears, fair rides, events and more! If you’re headed out to the Indiana State Fair, you’ll find plenty to eat and plenty to do, BUT add up all those costs and you could find yourself wishing you could save a few bucks in the process. Jeanine Bobenmoyer, Indy’s Child, tells us there ARE ways to save…. you just have to know a few secrets!

1. Take advantage of the deal days!

– Monday, 8/15 is Meijer Family Day: Up to 10 family members get in for $20.

– -$2 Tuesdays: $2 gate admission, food specials, kiddie rides and more.

2. Kids ages 5 and under are free

3. Check out the Fair’s list of 200 FREE things to do

– Free stage performances: Laura Marano from Disney Channel’s Austin and Ally on 8/20

– Indiana Department of Natural Resources Fishing Pond

– Tons to choose from!

4. Save on parking by using the free shuttle service from Glendale Mall

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The Indiana State Fair runs August 5-21. Fairgrounds are located at 1202 E. 38th Street, Indianapolis. For more details, visit their website or Facebook page, or call {317} 927-7500.