Patrons at the Indiana State Fair ride the fair train on the grounds Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Indianapolis. The 2014 fair might include sales on Indiana-made beer and wine. Gov. Mike Pence signed into law a bill that ended the 67-year ban on alcohol fairs at the fair. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.--- If you plan to head to the Indiana State Fair this year, you may be allowed to have an alcoholic beverage.
Gov. Mike Pence has signed a bill ending the 67 year ban on fair alcohol sales.
If the State Fair Commission chooses to do so the law would take effect July 1 and would permit sales at this year’s fair which runs August 1-17.
The Indianapolis Star reported that State Fair Spokesman Andy Klotz said allowing alcohol sales is a great way to promote Indiana's growing wine and craft beer industries, but opponents say alcohol sales will hurt the fair's family-friendly atmosphere.