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Sonny Perdue talks about agriculture issues with Indiana farmers

By Abrahm Hurt and Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue discussed a new farm bill with a gathering of Indiana farmers that focused on getting fair prices for their produce. Perdue joined Gov. Eric Holcomb, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and U.S. Sen. Todd Young in a roundtable discussion at the […]

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State Fair kicks off 17 days of food and fun

By Abrahm Hurt  TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — As the smell of corn dogs and caramel corn wafted through the air, the Indiana State Fair opened with its theme of “The Wonderful World of Food.” After record low attendance in 2016 because of heat and rain, Gov. Eric Holcomb said this year was going to be a record year. […]

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Indiana fire marshal shuts down amusement ride after Ohio tragedy

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s fire marshal has directed all Fire Ball amusement rides to be immediately taken out of service after a deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair. One person was killed and several others were injured at the Ohio State Fair Wednesday when the Fire Ball ride malfunctioned. Before the fire […]

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Online coupon offers half-off state fair admission Thursday

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana state fair goers can get half-off the price of admission Thursday with a coupon from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Thursday is “myBMV.com Discount Day” and anyone can go to the BMV website to access a coupon for a $6 discount. “Visiting the Indiana State Fair is such a […]

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Pence’s state fair visit excites Indiana voters

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Haywood family attends the Indiana State Fair each of the 17 days it’s open. “We have every year for the last fifteen years,” Becky Haywood said. But this year’s opening day was different for the Indianapolis family. They listened to the Republican vice presidential nominee, Gov. Mike Pence, […]

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New at the state fair: Fan food award, Bison-tennial Field exhibit

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Starting Friday amusement rides, exhibits and deep-fried food return to the Indiana State Fair along with some new highlights. “The fair draws so many different people,” said Lesley Gordon, media and community relations manager for the fair. “Friends and family come together that you haven’t seen in a while and […]

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Intern networking event series returns this summer

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — An intern networking event series will return this summer at three Indianapolis locations to encourage community engagement. Officials with Indiana INTERNnet, a statewide resource for internship opportunities managed by the Indiana Chamber, said each of the events will offer interns professional development and networking opportunities, in addition to time to […]

Commentary: Indiana, with the tassels still on

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Commentary: Indiana, with the tassels still on

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The cliché says the whole world will go by if a person sits in one place long enough. I’m sitting on a bench on Main Street at the Indiana State Fair. The entire world may not be going by, but it seems like a pretty good-sized slice of Indiana […]

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Video: 2015 “Year of the Farmer” State Fair kicks off Friday

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Indigo Girls, Big & Rich among Indiana State Fair free stage entertainers

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Fair has released its free stage schedule for this summer, with performances from Big and Rich, KC & the Sunshine Band, and Indigo Girls. The shows will start on Aug. 7 and go through Aug. 23. The current line-up for the performances is: Aug. 7: Indigo Girls […]

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