Bill could allow alcohol at state fair

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
If you plan to head to the Indiana State Fair this year, you may be allowed to have an alcoholic beverage.

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.


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