After being canceled last year due to the pandemic, the Indiana State Fair is set to resume this summer. Officials say the theme for this year’s fair, set to take place July 30 through August 22, will celebrate “all things Indiana and the resiliency of the Hoosier Spirit.”
Organizers say they have been actively working with the Indiana State Department of Health to prepare for the fair, and planning will continue in the coming months.
The 2021 State Fair will have a slightly different schedule. The event will feature an additional weekend at the beginning of the schedule, and the fair will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays each week.
“We have almost three full months before we open the 2021 Indiana State Fair, and we are confident that with our 250+ acre, mostly outdoor campus we will be able to host our Fair late this summer,” Indiana State Fair Commission Executive Director Cindy Hoye said in a news release. “We know this year’s State Fair may look a little different, and we are prepared for that. By adding an additional weekend, it allows us to spread Fair attendance across a new weekend. This event matters to our State and our fairgoers; it’s an important part of annual Hoosier family traditions.”
Officials say fairgoers can expect to see their favorite carnival rides, fair food, 4-H competitions, and free entertainment at this year’s fair. More announcements on new experiences at the fair are expected over the next few months.