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'Fairgrounds Fun Park' at Indiana State Fairgrounds canceled due to COVID-19

State health leaders announced July 8 that the Fun Park is canceled.
Credit: North American Midway Entertainment

INDIANAPOLIS — UPDATE: State health leaders announced on July 8 that the Fun Park scheduled for July 31 through Sept. 7 has been canceled as a result of an increase in positive COVID-19 cases following the July 4th weekend.

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The Indiana State Fair was canceled because of the pandemic, but that doesn't mean the fairgrounds will sit quiet.

North American Midway Entertainment announced it will bring a first-time summer carnival to Indiana at the end of July.

Fairgrounds Fun Park will bring carnival rides, games, favorite midway foods, and outdoor entertainment to the fairgrounds from July 31 through September 7. It will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but it will be open on Labor Day.

There will be safety measures including employee hand washing and equipment disinfecting; a series of hand sanitizing stations throughout the park; no contact payment options; Plexiglas shields to protect food; and additional sanitizing of rides and games.

However, Jody Madeira started a change.org petition to cancel the event because "there is no protocol that would allow this event to operate safely."

The petition has more than 2,000 signatures as of Friday morning.

For more information on the event, click here.

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