State Fair Encouraging 'Hero' Nominations

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The Indiana State Fair says the theme for this year's event will celebrate a wide variety of Hoosiers. The fair announced this morning the 2019 theme will be Heroes in the Heartland. Communications Manager Sharon Smith says people will have the opportunity to nominate their own personal heroes through the "Who's Your Hero?" campaign. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Smith says planning for this year's fair began shortly after last year's event ended and organizers are looking to grow certain aspects.

"We certainly find great success in our Featured Farmers program. Every day during the fair, we feature a farmer where folks can come up and speak to that family and understand the produce that they grow and ask questions and it's a great educational opportunity," said Smith. "We definitely have built that program over the years because it's been successful and this allows us again to tie into the theme because Hoosier farmers are a big focus for this year's theme."

Smith says the 2019 State Fair will feature new programming as well as enhanced versions of programs that have been successful in the past. She says the announcements for the Free Stage concerts will begin in the next few weeks. 

You can learn more about the State Fair and the Heroes in the Heartland theme by clicking here.

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