Republican Rep. Robert Cherry of Greenfield says alcohol sales could provide needed revenue to the State Fair and allow the event to showcase Indiana wine and beer.
The Indiana State Fair has wrapped up a 17-day run during which officials say it drew 952,020 visitors.
Many say it's too early to tell whether last year's decision to extend the Indiana State Fair schedule by five days
is resulting in stronger sales.
Japanese culture will be on display at the Indiana State Fair next year. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels announced today, while
traveling on a economic development mission in Japan, that the Asian country will be featured in its own exhibit at the fair
for the first time in 2010.
The Indiana State Fair is a great treat, but there’s a lot more to it than the food and fun. In 2008, more than 859,000 folks visited the fair. According to our estimates, spending at the fair last year led to more than $63 million in total economic activity.
An economic dry spell may have corporate America praying for rain, but tough times have led to a bountiful year at the
Indiana State Fair. Two weeks before the fair’s Aug. 6 start date, corporate sponsorships were running 22 percent ahead of
2007, surpassing $1.5 million for the first time.
Beverly Morgan and her husband Allen opened their first lemon shake-up stand at the Marion County Fair in 1970, when they were both teachers looking for some summer income. It went so well, they opened a stand at the Indiana State Fair. And they'll be back there this week, when the fair kicks off its 150th year of midway rides and corn dogs.