INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The “Year of Popcorn” could be a near record-setter at the Indiana State Fair.
Fair officials said depending on Sunday’s turnout, 2013 could be the second most attended fair in history.
“This has been a smooth running fair with outstanding memories,” Andy Klotz, fair spokesman said. “[We have had] lots of great feedback and it will be a tough one to top.”
Klotz said State Fair organizers are expecting a grand total of more than 950,000 to have walked through the gates in August.
The most attended fair happened four years ago when more than 970,000 people took part in an extended 17-day fair which has been regularly scheduled since.
While some soak in their final tastes of the summer staple, others are already looking ahead. Fair officials say work begins for the next year immediately.
A theme for the 2014 Indiana State Fair is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
8 A.M. UPDATE: Car crashes continued as people drove into work. Hamilton County had a car that went down an embankment near 240th Street and State Road 19. Firefighters had to remove the roof of the car to get the passengers out.
A car ended up in the water early Friday morning, as drivers tried to make their way despite snow that fell overnight.
State police are warning Indiana residents about a phone scam that has been reported in central Indiana where grandparents are swindled out of money by con artists who tell them about a fake emergency.