Where do I park?
Free Parking. Free Parking, with free shuttle service to and from the Fair, can be found at the following locations (the map below displays all the free parking sites with shuttle service - highlighted in blue):
The State Fairgrounds - 1201 E 38th St. - Patrons are encouraged to use the Fairgrounds as parking option #1 due to its vast parking area and easy shuttle service along 38th St.
Light of the World Church - 4646 N Michigan Rd.
Major Taylor Velodrome - 3649 Cold Spring Rd.
Paid Parking. A limited number of paid parking spots are available on a first come first served basis on Newfields' campus for $30 per vehicle, until the lot is full. For paid parking, please use Newfields' main entrance along 38th Street, located at 1300 W. 38th St.
Handicap Parking. Vehicles with state-issued disability placards or license plates may park on a first come first served basis, for free, on Newfields' campus. For handicap parking, please use Newfields' main entrance along 38th Street, located at 1300 W. 38th St.
Please note that beginning this year, there will be no Penrod parking nor shuttle service at Butler University or Crown Hill.
Is there bicycle parking?
Yes. “Pedal & Park” operates a free bike corral for those patrons who want to ride their bikes to the Fair. The corral will be located off the Central Canal Towpath at the Pony Truss Bridge (Red Bridge) entrance to the Newfields campus.
How much are tickets?
Friday Evening with Penrod:
General admission tickets are $175 per person and VIP admission tickets are $225 per person. Purchase of tickets must be in advance and can be obtained from our home page.
Saturday Art Fair:
Advanced tickets can be purchased from our our home page, and all in-store locations (listed below) are $15. You can also purchase tickets the day of event for $20 at any gate.
Do children need tickets?
Admission to the Penrod Arts Fair is FREE for kids who are 10 years old and younger. Evening with Penrod is only for ticket holders that are 21 and over.
Are Pets Allowed?
Our Pet Policy aligns with Newfields' campus Pet Policy, available here: https://discovernewfields.org/visit
Pet Policy: Pets are not allowed on the Newfields campus on the day of the Penrod Arts Fair, except that guests who rely on service animals or who train service animals may bring them to the Newfields campus on the day of the Penrod Arts Fair and must comply with the provisions outlined in Newfields' Service Dog Policy.
Please do not leave your dog (or any other pet) in your car when attending the Penrod Arts Fair or Evening with Penrod.
Service Animals: Service dogs or service dogs-in-training are welcome to visit the Newfields campus on the date of the Penrod Arts Fair and Evening with Penrod. The service dog must be under physical or voice control of the patron at all times.
Please note that emotional support, comfort, and companionship are not qualified as service tasks for a person with a disability; therapy dogs are also not considered service dogs.
Where do I get tickets?
You can purchase your tickets from the links above! You can also purchase advanced tickets at participating Hubbard & Cravens and at Newfields. Tickets are also available at the gates on the day of the event.
What time do the gates open on Saturday?
The Penrod Arts Fair begins at 9:00 am on the day of the Fair.
What time does the fair close on Saturday?
The Penrod Arts Fair closes at 5:00 pm on the day of the Fair.
Is there a list of Fair artists?
Yes, it can be found on via this link!
Is there a Map of the Fairgrounds?
Yes, the Arts Fair is on the Newfields campus and a Fair Map can be found HERE!
Is there a list of the Entertainment lineup?
Every year, the Penrod Arts Fair offers a variety of live entertainment. The Penrod Arts Fair Entertainment lineup can be found HERE!
Is there a digital program?
Is there a bag policy?
The safety and security of all our patrons is important. Therefore, bags larger than a small laptop case are subject to search to ensure the safety of all our patrons.