It’s January, and the month of August seems so far away...but it will be here before we know it.
Yes, we begin planning the next State Fair almost immediately after one ends - sometimes before! Sure, we've already booked and announced four major concerts for this year. And yeah, a good part of the grounds entertainment has been secured. But personally, the "Fair Year" really kicks-off in January at the Indiana Association of Fairs Festivals and Events annual convention.
Representatives from each county fair come together in Indianapolis to see old friends from around the state, discuss ideas and ask advice of their peers, and venture through the trade show in search of talent, awards, souvenirs and such for their events. I've booked many artists on our Main Street Stage, having met them at the INAFFE convention. You never know what you'll find!
Submitted by Bobbi Bates