The Indiana State Fair kicked off Friday morning with a hot air balloon launch. The fair runs August 1-17.
The Indiana State Fair is allowing alcohol sales for the first time in 67 years.
Bloomington-based Upland Brewing Company won the Indiana State Fair's Brewer of the Year award this week.
This year will be the first time alcohol is served at the Indiana State Fair in about 70 years.
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.