The Indiana State Fair starts its 17-day run Friday. A different Indiana farm operator will be highlighted each day until activities wrap up Aug. 23.
Indiana officials who imposed a statewide ban on bird shows have dialed back the emergency rule, but the ban will still keep chickens, ducks and other birds out of August’s Indiana State Fair.
Indiana won’t have to pay any more damages from the 2011 deadly Indiana State Fair stage collapse under a decision by the state Supreme Court.
General admission tickets for the August fair will be $12, up from $10 last year. Advance ticket prices will rise from from $7 to $8.
The operators of 17 farms from around the state have been picked to represent the "Year of the Farmer" during this summer's Indiana State Fair.
State officials say the Indiana State Fair hires about 1,400 seasonal employees every year. More than half of the fair's 218 year-round employees started out as seasonal or summer workers.
Attorneys for a 13-year-old Ohio girl hurt when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair argued Monday that the state's cap on liability damages is unconstitutional and should be thrown out by the Indiana Court of Appeals.
This year’s 17-day run goes down in the books as one of the three most attended.
The first person to sample alcohol under the new law was 67-year-old Ed Swafford of Liberty. He tried a Bavarian-style ale and declared it tasty.
Strict limits will be in place when the Indiana State Fair sells alcoholic drinks for the first since 1946 when its 17-day run begins Friday.
About 40 Indiana craft brewers and wineries will be setting up shop in the new wine and beer garden inside the fairgrounds’ Grand Hall.
The Fairgrounds Coliseum, which reopens Thursday after a $63 million renovation, is likely to receive a new name soon, an Indiana State Fair Commission spokesman said.
The company that owned the stage involved in the deadly 2011 Indiana State Fair rigging collapse has agreed to pay a $50,000 fine for safety violations.
Indiana State Fair Public Relations Director Andy Klotz said there is no concrete plan yet for how newly approved alcohol sales will work, but the main focus will be to promote Indiana beer and wine.
The law ends a 67-year ban on selling alcoholic beverages at the Indiana State Fair, positioning Indiana to join 48 other states that allow the practice.
A Marion County judge has denied Mid-America Sound Corp.’s claim that the state is financially responsible for the cost of its defense and any judgments against it over the fatal 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse.
Senate Bill 114 would let students have up to five excused absences from school to participate in the Indiana State Fair.