Indiana State Fair Opens Friday

INDIANAPOLIS (WOWO): Workers are putting the final touches on the Indiana State Fair. The two-week event kicks off Friday, August 1 in Indianapolis.

Officials call it a celebration of agriculture, youth and food. It's also a chance to showcase the newly renovated State Fairgrounds Coliseum.

It's fresh off a $53-million renovation. For the first time in about 30 years the arena will host the fair's headliner concerts.

There are also plenty of other entertainment options including the Free Stage. The fair runs through August 17. WOWO will also be at the fair with reports during the 18-day event.

You can find info at indianastatefair.com.