Saturday, June 21, 2014

Beer and wine at the State Fair as Indiana makes another incremental step toward civilization.

Amid prohibitionist fears of an immoral drunkfest, the Indiana State Fair has been planning a presentation pretty much like all the rest.

State Fair Looking For Breweries, Wineries, by Andy Ober (

Indianapolis, Ind. - The Indiana State Fair is now accepting applications from Hoosier brewers and wineries to participate in the inaugural Indiana Beer and Wine Exhibition at this year's fair, Aug. 1-17. There is no charge to participate, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The exhibition, which will only be open to visitors who are at least 21 years old, will feature "tasting tables" and beer and wine being sold by the glass. Exhibitors will be able to staff these tables to educate patrons on the beer and wine making process, and to discuss their individual products. They will also be able to display, but not sell, their promotional materials and merchandise.

The new exhibition will be located in the Grand Hall on Main Street directly across from the Fairgrounds Coliseum. It will also include educational displays from the Indiana State Museum's American Spirits exhibit.

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