Uncertain revenue after State Fair stage collapse

The verdict is still out as to whether or not this year’s Indiana State Fair rebounded from the financial hit it took after the deadly stage collapse in 2011.

The State Fair Commission and the State Fair Board met Thursday, October 11, to release their revenue report for 2012. Officials hoped that the 2011 fair would hit the one-million dollar mark for the first time. But that was before the stage rigging collapsed minutes before the fair’s big concert, killing seven people and injuring dozens more.

Following the collapse several big concerts and other events were canceled.


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