For immediate release: Aug 14, 2011 05:45:00 EST
Posted by: [Statefair]
Contact: Andy Klotz
Phone: (317) 927-7577

Indiana State Fair update/advisory

For Immediate Release:      August 14, 2011


Contact:  Andy Klotz (317) 927-7577 ofc., 372-1277 cell,    


Media Advisory

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana State Fair will resume Monday, Aug. 15 at 8 a.m.  Due to the tragic incident in the Grandstand on Saturday night, the status of the fair's remaining concerts with Janet Jackson, Lady Antebellum and Maroon5 and Train are all still undetermined.

Updates on other Grandstand events include:


·        The Hoosier Rodeo Series Finals Aug. 15 has been cancelled

·        No decision has been made regarding Harness races Aug. 18 - 20

·        No decision has been made regarding the Cheerleading Competition Aug. 20

·        No decision has been made regarding the Demolition Derby Aug. 21

·        The Last Blast fireworks display Aug. 21 has been cancelled

In addition, the 4-H competitions scheduled for today, Aug. 14, have been cancelled.  Any 4-H entrant may choose to compete in the open class competitions at no cost.

Refunds for Saturday's Sugarland concert will be issued at the point of purchase.

On Monday, Aug. 15, the Sate Fair will conduct a remembrance ceremony at 9 a.m. on the Free Stage in the northwest corner of the fairgrounds.  Gov. Mitch Daniels, his wife Cheri and Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman will all be part of the program.  The fair will then proceed with exhibit buildings opening at 10 a.m.

There will be no further press conferences or updates on any of these items until at least Monday afternoon.




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