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July 29, 2013

STATE FAIR PREVIEW: Earlier start to school years may impact attendance

2013 is the Year of The Popcorn



* What: 2013 Indiana State Fair

* When: Aug. 2-18

* Where: Indiana State Fairgrounds, at 38th Street and Fall Creek Parkway in Indianapolis

* Hours: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.; no admittance after 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Gates open at 6 a.m. for the Giant Hot Air Balloon Launch on Aug. 10. Building/exhibit hours are generally 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  throughout the fair. Exposition Hall is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

* Admission: $10 at the gate for anyone 6 and older; children 5 and younger get in free; $7 advance discount tickets are available online at www.indianastatefair.com

Maureen Hayden can be reached at maureen.hayden@indianamediagroup.com

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Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

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