Tuesday, September 28

State Fair

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The Indiana State Fair is back this year after being cancelled due to COVID-19. I attended for the first time, and it felt like stepping back in time to a world before the coronavirus.

I'm a New Yorker who married a Hoosier and moved to Indianapolis. On Wednesday, I visited the Indiana State Fair for the first time. From fried food feasts to lively livestock, follow me on my journey through the fair. See more stories on Insider's business page. The state fair is a big deal in Indiana.Launched back to 1852 to tout the state's agricultural output, the fair has offered Hoosiers the opportunity to showcase their livestock, food, and crafts, and enjoy all sorts of entertainment over the years. Typically, the event goes down during the month of August, taking place at a designated fairgrounds in Indianapolis. In 2020,...