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Indiana State Fair closed for night due to storms

A sign to welcome people to the midway is shown July 27, 2023, prior to the start of the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Storms with heavy rain and the potential for more on Wednesday night closed the Indiana State Fair.

The fair also announced Wednesday night that the free concert by Three Dog Night was canceled.

In addition, The Governor’s Cup Grand Circuit Harness Racing Featuring the Fox Stake was postponed to 11 a.m. Friday. The race runs on the fairgrounds’ dirt track.

The National Weather Service did not issue any storm warnings in central Indiana on Wednesday, but did put out a flood watch through 4 a.m. Thursday for much of the area.

It’s at least the second time the state fair has closed its gates during the 2023 fair due to weather. The fair on July 28 delayed by two hours its opening day until 11 a.m.

Wednesday night’s weather also caused the Indy Eleven to postpone by 2-1/2 hours the start of the game against Birmingham Legion FC at the downtown Indianapolis Carroll Stadium. That game began at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and wasn’t expected to end until early Thursday.

The Indianapolis Indians canceled a Wednesday game against the Nashville Sound. It will be played Thursday, making the day into a doubleheader with the team.

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