Indianapolis Those attending this year's Indiana State Fair won't get big-name concerts, or watch events in the popular Pepsi Coliseum.
But organizers say the nation's sixth-oldest fair still has a lot of life in it.
The fair opens this Friday for its 17-day run.
Officials say it's a "unique year" without the concerts and coliseum events visitors have come to expect.
The concerts were bypassed in 2013 until a $53 million upgrade of the facility is complete.
Major musical performances were moved off site last year following the deadly stage collapse back in 2011, before a concert by country duo Sugarland.
But fairgoers will have plenty of new things to explore, including a glass barn to teach visitors about modern farming, a youth arena, and a midway geared toward smaller children.