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Horizon League Announces Indianapolis as Future Site for #HLMBB and #HLWBB Championships

INDIANAPOLIS (January 25, 2019) – The Horizon League Council selected Indianapolis to host the 2020-22 Horizon League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships, announced the League office on Friday. Indianapolis will play host to the semifinals and championships games. The dates and bracket for the entire 2020 Horizon League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship will be released at a later date.

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Breeding Females Added to the 2019 Indiana State Fair Celebration of Champions

Indianapolis, IN – The Indiana State Fair Board and Indiana State Fair Commission have approved the addition of breeding females to the 2019 Indiana State Fair Celebration of Champions.  This transformative event provides monetary awards to the best-of-the-best at the Indiana State Fair to be held August 2-18 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center in Indianapolis.

In addition to the 26 champions currently recognized at Celebration of Champions, the 2019 event will also include 15 breeding female champions that exemplify the very best seedstock the state of Indiana has to offer.

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2019 Miss Indiana State Fair Queen Crowned

INDIANAPOLIS, IN 1/6/19 – Halle Shoults, Miss Benton County, was crowned the 61st Indiana State Fair Queen today at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center. Halle is the second representative from Benton County to be crowned Miss Indiana State Fair, 50 years following Terilyn Krill in 1969.

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Fairgoers to Celebrate the 2019 Indiana State Fair “Heroes in the Heartland” presented by Indiana Donor Network

January 3, 2019, INDIANAPOLIS, IN – To pay tribute to the heroism of everyday Hoosiers, the Indiana State Fair announces that its 2019 theme is HEROES IN THE HEARTLAND presented by Indiana Donor Network.  Throughout the 17-day event, slated for August 2 -18, the Indiana State Fair will salute Hoosier farmers, first responders, educators, members of the Armed Forces, and many others who keep us safe and make us proud. The Fair will celebrate our nurturers, protectors, guardians and guides. Additionally, each day during the fair, Super Heroes featured in box office movies will be highlighted.

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Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center Economic Impact

Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center

Indianapolis, IN – The Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center announces that the renovation of the Indiana Farmers Coliseum, along with the continued success of the Indiana State Fair and other events held at the Fairgrounds, generated a direct economic impact of more than $197.4 million on the local economy in 2017, according to an Economic Impact Study conducted by the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. This impact figure is an increase of 22% over a 2011 study in which an impact of $161 million was reported. This is the fourth study conducted by the group since 2001.

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Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center Facility Charge Increase

Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center

Effective January 1, 2019, the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center will be adjusting its Facility Charge from $5 to $8 per vehicle.

For more information, contact Sharon Smith, Communications Manager, at ssmith@indianastatefair.com.

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23rd Annual Safe Night Halloween Trunk or Treat

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – For the 23rd consecutive year, dozens of community partners are coming together at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center to host Safe Night Halloween Trunk or Treat from 5-7PM, Wednesday, October 31. Offering kids and parents a free, safe place to spend Halloween, the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center’s Safe Night Halloween Trunk or Treat is open to all children ages 12 and under who are accompanied by an adult.

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Indiana State Fair announces 2018 FAIRs Care Food Drive winners

August 17, 2018, INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Hoosiers helping those in need is part of Indiana’s culture, and an effort led by the Indiana State Fair has prompted 35 Indiana county fairs to donate food and participate in the FAIRs Care food drives. Through a partnership with the Indiana Association of Fairs (INAF) and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH), these counties have collected 57,536 pounds of food for local food pantries this summer. The top five counties that have made the most food contributions and will receive a check for $200 are:

  1. Cass County 4-H Fair – raised $34,051.30
  2. Tipton County 4-H Fair – raised $11,669.96
  3. Miami County 4-H Fair – raised $9.352.00
  4. Putnam County 4-H Fair – raised $8.205.00
  5. Wells County 4-H Fair – raised $5,038.3

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Indiana State Fair Foundation’s Celebration of Champions honors 4-H youth at Indiana Farmers Coliseum

August 20, 2018, INDIANAPOLIS, IN – As the 2018 Indiana State Fair drew to a close Sunday night, one major event remained for 4-H youth whose hard work and dedication had earned them the right to attend the Celebration of Champions in the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. The Indiana State Fair Foundation’s Celebration of Champions awards 4-H youth for achievement, scholarship and hard work.

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Indiana State Fair draws 860,131

August 19, 2018 INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The 2018 Indiana State Fair, themed STEP RIGHT UP! to the Greatest 17 Days of Summer, drew 860,131 fairgoers over its 17-day run, August 3-19. The fair attracted a record number of fairgoers on its second $2 Tuesday promotional day by bringing in more than 91,000 guests through its gates, making it the highest attended weekday in fair history.  Perfect weather in the middle of the fair lead to the second highest attended five-day stretch in fair history.

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