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Pence to get last call on Indiana State Fair alcohol

Hoosiers will likely be able to knock back a beer or sip wine at the Indiana State Fair.

The Indiana House voted 72-20 Tuesday to approve the measure and it now heads to Gov. Mike Pence.

The Senate already approved a bill to repeal state law prohibiting alcohol sales during the Indiana State Fair. Alcohol is sold on the state fairgrounds at various events during the rest of the year.

The State Fair Commission will be in charge of crafting a responsible program of alcohol sales at the fair, including location, hours and more.

Fair officials have said the fair would focus on the agricultural link to Indiana wine, beer and spirits in an exposition limited to those 21 and older – akin to a beer garden. Alcohol would have to be consumed in the confined area, meaning it could not be carried around the fair.

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