We’ve lost another Indiana Summer tradition as a result of the impact of COVID-19—the Indiana State Fair is not happening in it’s typical form this year. Instead, a modified State Fair 4-H Livestock Show with additional activities will be held on the State Fairgrounds in August.
Cindy Hoye, Executive Director of the Indiana State Fair Commission, said:
“Safety is our number one priority. We’ve spent months working through options that would allow us to host the Fair. Agriculture and youth are the foundation of our mission and the heartbeat of the Indiana State Fair, so we are determined and proud to honor our 4-H members with a version of that State Fair experience that allows Indiana’s youth to be recognized for their dedication and hard work.”
The Indiana State Fair is a can’t miss event for our family every year. It’s been a tradition since I was a little kid. While we’ll miss the food, fun, and genuine celebration of all things Indiana, we hope to see the tradition of the Indiana State Fair return in 2021.
Did you know this is not the first time the Indiana State Fair was modified or did not take place? I didn’t but during the Civil War and WWII the Fairgrounds was used to support the war effort.
For more information on the State Fair 4-H Livestock Show, 4-H projects, and an updated FAQ resource, visit IndianaStateFair.com.
About the Indiana State Fair
The Indiana State Fair is the state’s largest multi-day event celebrating Hoosiers’ spirit and agricultural heritage. These 17 days celebrate Indiana agriculture and promote it to hundreds of thousands of people across Indiana, and beyond. Nationally recognized for offering great entertainment, showcasing 4-H youth, interactive agriculture education programs, premier facilities and a variety of unique, fun foods, the Indiana State Fair has been an annual attraction for generations of Hoosiers since 1852. The 2021 Indiana State Fair will be held August 6-22. For more information, visit www.indianastatefair.com.