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Bill Would Allow Alcohol Sales At Indiana State Fair

Indiana’s is only one of the two state fairs in the nation that prohibit beer and wine sales.

Hoosiers could soon be allowed to buy alcohol at the Indiana State Fair if a proposed bill passes the General Assembly.

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Hoosiers could soon be allowed to buy alcohol at the Indiana State Fair if a proposed bill passes the General Assembly.

Hoosiers could soon be allowed to buy alcohol at the Indiana State Fair if a proposed bill passes the General Assembly.

Indiana State Fair spokesperson Andy Klotz says alcohol sales could bring in about $200,000 per year.

“We are also trying to help the beer and wine industry in the state grows and become our feature of our ad message here at the state fair,” Klotz says.

Sen. Jean Leising is sponsoring the bill. Her spokesperson Courtney Arango says alcohol sales would still be very limited to maintain the fair’s family friendly environment.

“Her proposal is that it will be limited to the sale in just one of the bars and also the concert of the state fair,” Arango says.

Alcohol has been banned at the state fair since 1947 and Indiana’s is only one of the two state fairs in the nation that prohibit beer and wine sales.

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