Indiana State Truthful returns after 2020 pandemic is canceled
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indiana State Fair will return with some changes this summer, a year after the coronavirus pandemic forced its cancellation, fair officials said Tuesday.
This year’s fair will take place from July 30th to August 30th. 22 and focus on the theme of “Celebrating All Things Indiana and the Resilience of the Hoosier Spirit,” exhibition officials said in a press release.
This year’s State Fair will include a weekend in the front end of the exhibition schedule, while the exhibition grounds will be closed every week on Mondays and Tuesdays.
“We know this year’s State Fair can be a little different, and we’re prepared for it. By adding an extra weekend, we can spread the trade show visits over a new weekend, ”said Cindy Hoye, executive director of the Indiana State Fair Commission, in a press release.
Fair officials said they had been actively working with the Indiana Department of Health to plan the fair’s return a year after it was demolished during the pandemic.
Hoye said the organizers “are confident that with our 250-acre campus, most of which is outdoors, we will be able to host our show at the end of the summer.”
She said the show plans to bring back show goers’ favorite attractions, including carnival rides, unusual fair food, 4-H competitions and free entertainment.