A bill the Senate passed would allow the State Fair to sell beer, wine and spirits within a specific area on the fairgrounds.
Construction crews will not be working on renovations to the historic Coliseum while the fair is in progress.
The Indiana State Fair brought in about $100,000 less than expected, which officials attribute to low concert attendance and a hot summer.
The results could serve as a guide for responding to future tragedies.
State Fair officials say multiple days of rain and one washout day contributed to low attendance numbers.
Company officials say not enough people agreed to take the deal, so it is releasing itself from any financial obligation.
A temporary stage collapsed on concert-goers August 13, 2011, killing seven.
State officials say they still haven't confirmed any human-to-human transmission of the disease.
Officials say there's no evidence the flu has been transmitted between people.
Fair workers will use new electronic scanners to admit attendees.