$2 Tuesday Highlights Indiana State Fair Discounts

Fair Hopes To Attract Bargain Hunters

Hoosiers hoping to save some money while having some fun can do both at the Indiana State Fair on Tuesday.

The fair is holding $2 Tuesday, where visitors can find bargains on just about everything, including admission and fair food, 6News' Julie Pursley reported.

A voucher is available on the Indiana State Fair Website, allowing people to get in for $2, instead of the normal $8 admission price.

"That was the reason why today was the chosen day to come up," said fairgoer Gina McGaha.

The fair teamed up with Turkey Hill Diary and other vendors for $2 Tuesday this week and next week.

Once inside, visitors will also find discount specials on the Midway and at various vendors around the fairgrounds.

Fair food is also available for $2. It will be a smaller portion in many cases, but the price gives fairgoers a chance to sample several foods for less. Corn dogs, shish kabobs and lemon shakeups are among items available for that price.

"I figure we'll be here all day, and the $2 portions are really nice," said fairgoer Jim Tuttle. "The fair food can get kind of expensive, especially with the kids."

Instead of a $5 elephant ear, fair attendees can get a pig ear for $2.

Fair officials said they devised $2 Tuesday to give families a break.

"It's $2 to get in, and then all the concession stands around the grounds offer a $2 special, $2 for rides," said Cindy Hoye, executive director of the Indiana State Fair. "So people … who want to look at something that's very value-oriented, those are a great couple of days."

Midway rides are $2 from noon to 10 p.m.

Fair staff said the promotion was very successful last year and that they decided to bring it back because of popular demand.