Alcohol Draws More Money Than Expected For State Fair

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

Alcohol Draws More Money Than Expected For State Fair

August 19, 2014 Updated Aug 19, 2014 at 1:22 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (21Alive) -- This year was the first year for alcohol sales at the state fair in 67 years, and its sales topped organizer's expectations.

The Indiana Beer and Wine Exhibition drew 48,259 visitors this year, well above the estimated attendance. Overall, this year's fair was the third best attended fair on record. Alcohol sales totals won't be available until October but they are hoping that alcohol will be a great source of revenue for the event.

Next year's State Fair runs Aug. 7-23.

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