Indiana State Fair Volunteer

About Indiana State Fair Ticket Sales

Volunteers are needed to work for the Indiana Lions Foundation as ticket sellers, ticket scanners, kiosk monitors and hand stampers at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis. This is the Foundation’s largest fundraiser. If you haven’t worked at the Indiana State Fair in a while, you might be pleasantly surprised at the changes that have been implemented in recent years. Most jobs can be done while sitting and many are in air-conditioned ticket booths. The checkout process for tickets sellers has been streamlined.  In addition to ticket sellers and ticket scanners, the fair is adding self service ticket kiosks at each of our gates, and people are needed at each gate to monitor these machines and to sell tickets in front on very rare occasions. We have also added stamper positions and they are located at the exit and will hand stamp people who wish to re-enter the fair. We will make every effort to honor the position for which you registered, but it may be necessary to work at another position. Gate 18 has been closed to the public so we will only have gates 12 and 1W this year. Please note the new start and end times. We have also added early morning and late afternoon shifts.

Open shifts are listed at the bottom of this page.  The Fair will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and the Fair will close for the evening at 8:00 pm.

Get a flavor of the work by Watching videos of Lions working at the State Fair on our YouTube channel.

Shift Times

Please check times of shifts carefully as the shift times have changed and and early morning and late afternoon shifts have been added.

Required Liability Waiver

A signed liability waiver is necessary and it will be provided at the sign in station.

Dress Code

  • Khaki/tan or black pants, shorts or skirts.
  • Lions shirts are acceptable. White Tee Shirts are also acceptable.
  • We are asked to wear caps and Indiana Lions Foundation caps will be provided.
  • If you have the blue state fair tee shirts and caps from previous years they are acceptable.


Volunteers will enter at gate 10 and park in a designated parking area near the transportation center. Gate 10 at the Indiana State Fair is on 42nd Street, at the intersection of 42nd Street and Crittenden Avenue. You should be able to use that intersection as the destination in Google Maps.

WP Woods Credits

Earn Woods credits by volunteering to work at the State Fair. 1 credit for working the early morning shift. 1 credit for working the 8:00AM to 2:30PM shift, 2 credits for the 2:00 PM – 8:30 PM shift. 1 credit for working the 4:00 – 8:30 pm shift.

Final Notes

Please remember that as soon as you clock in you are an employee of the Indiana State Fair and no longer a volunteer for the Lions Foundation.

If you cannot come in at your scheduled time for any reason, please let us know as soon as you know!

Lions State Fair Committee Contacts

If you have questions, please call the members of the committee listed below:

PDG Bob Howard (262) 243-0678
PCC Bob Booher (317) 435-0139
Lion Rose Russel (574) 250-0125
Lion Pam Arnold (260) 705-6610
PDG Kathy Lozier (317) 431-7655
PDG Don Cooper (260) 615-5350