Indiana State Fair Continues to Entertain and Educate More than 900,000 Visitors

Indiana State Fair Continues to Entertain and Educate More than 900,000 Visitors

INDIANAPOLIS –The 2015 Indiana State Fair Year of the Farmer presented by Dow AgroSciences has come to a close and fairgoers and organizers alike can agree that this year saw record breaking days, new entertainment and an overwhelming display of all things agriculture, with more than 90 percent of visitors surveyed recognizing it as the Year of the Farmer.

This year the Indiana State Fair welcomed a total of 907,342 fairgoers through our gates over the 17-days, the fifth highest attendance on record. Even with a few rainy days and schools starting earlier we had a record breaking opening Saturday and the best $2 Tuesday in history. With four days having attendance over 70,000 we had steady crowds to enjoy all the new attractions and free entertainment.

The Indiana State Fair prides itself on education and with 12,416 exhibitors representing nearly 45,000 exhibits that tradition continues to be a priority. What better way to close the Fair than by honoring the achievements of youth competing in 4-H livestock, agriculture and other events at the Celebration of Champions. The Indiana State Fair recognized 24 4-H youth with monetary awards totaling nearly $100,000 that honor achievement, scholarships and hard work.

Celebrating the Year of the Farmer with Dow AgroSciences was a timely recognition for the hard working families that sacrifice to provide the food that feeds families all across this country and the world. A celebration wrapped in innovation, diverse free entertainment, 10 discount days, old and new traditions, and Signature Fair food brought Hoosiers of all ages out for Indiana’s greatest agricultural showcase.

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