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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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State sends 5,000 books home with state fair attendees

INDIANAPOLIS – State education officials and the Indiana National Guard gave away more than 5,000 new and donated children’s book to Hoosier families through the course of the Indiana State Fair. The Department of Education hosted the giveaway in cooperation with the guard’s Books and Boots program. “Through the Hoosier Family of Readers, the department […]

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State fair attendance narrowly misses record mark

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – New renovations to the Fairgrounds Coliseum and the addition of a Beer and Wine Exhibition helped attract one of the largest-ever crowds to the Indiana State Fair. The 2014 State Fair saw a total of nearly 955,000 visitors, making it the third most attended fair in its 157-year history. […]

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Video & story: New, traditional food is always a fair favorite

Fair vendors offer variety of foods from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Joan Wealing of Remington isn’t after deep-fried Twinkies or elephant ears when she attends the Indiana State Fair. She’s looking for something quite a bit healthier. On Friday, she was on her way to the fairgrounds’ new agricultural building […]

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