Bill to allow alcohol sales at State Fair passes, 75-20


The Indiana State Fair is one step closer to selling alcohol. The Indiana House of Representatives voted 75-20 in favor of the bill. It now heads to Gov. Mike Pence for his signature.

On Monday, the bill cleared the second of its three required readings in the House. The state Senate already passed the bill 33-13.

Fair organizers say they want to showcase beer, wine, and distilled spirits just like other products of Indiana agriculture. Opponents worry it could threaten the fair's family atmosphere.

Indiana and North Carolina are the only two states that do not allow drinking during their state fairs, although North Carolina does allow fairgoers to sample wine and buy bottles of wine to take home.