Indiana State Fair attendance tops 950,000

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indiana State Fair saw its third largest crowd ever this year, with more than 950,000 visitors.

Fair officials say the renovated Fairgrounds Coliseum and the new Indiana Beer and Wine Exhibition both got rave reviews from visitors.

This year’s fair drew in 954,884 people, making it the third largest attended fair.

The Beer and Wine Exhibition saw 48,259 visitors. There were 70 different brewers and wineries at the exhibit.

Organizers say in addition to alcohol sales, cooler weather helped make this year’s Indiana State Fair a success. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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