Indiana State Fair officials say attendance at this year's state fair increased over 2018. A total of 878,857 people visited the Indianapolis State Fairgrounds to attend the 17-day event, compared to 860,131 last year.

Event representatives say the fair is the state’s biggest multi-day event celebrating Hoosiers’ spirit and agricultural heritage. 

The Indiana State Fair’s theme this year was “Heroes in the Heartland presented by Indiana Donor Network,” in honor of Hoosier farmers, first responders, educators, members of the Armed Forces, and others.

The 2020 Indiana State Fair is slated to run August 7-23.