Airport officials now say they're looking for a professional construction management firm for the project.
Peerless Potato Chips has been in business since 1928 in Gary.
Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson says the city can't take on the $350,000 in debt that would be required to do the show this year.
Gary is looking for a corporate sponsor to help underwrite the $350,000 event.
According to state records and court officials, there are more than 200,000 pending cases in the Gary court.
Retiring Justice Robert Rucker graduated from Gary Roosevelt High School in 1964.
Officials say the deadly Dec. 24 fire has been determined to be arson, but the investigation is ongoing.
The electrical maintenance technician died of accidental electrocution on June 15.
Grand jurors in northwest Indiana have indicted a former Gary city administrator.
The IEDC has approved Regional Cities Initiative funding to support improvements to the South Shore commuter line and two other projects.