The fair will last for 17 days, and this year's theme is the "Year of the Farmer."
The request comes after a shooting in South Carolina sparked controversy over the meaning of the flag.
The parties involved in a lawsuit filed after the Indiana State Fair stage collapse in 2011 are nearing a settlement.
The State Fair Coliseum renovation includes new LED screens and retains the original buildings exterior.
A judge ruled that the State was not financially liable for the private company that provided the stage rigging that collapsed at the State Fair in 2011.
Both the House and Senate have passed a bill that would allow alcohol at the Indiana State Fair and now waits for Governor Pence to pass or veto it.
Indiana’s is only one of the two state fairs in the nation that prohibit beer and wine sales.
The legislature says it is prepared to make permanent the regulations created after the Indiana State Fair stage collapse.
Stephanie Murray pleaded guilty to forgery and perjury in Marion County Criminal Court on Monday.
The State Fair’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan was created to deal with issues ranging from weather events to public safety emergencies.