• Newsletters
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Monday, September 25, 2017
View complete forecast
News-Sentinel.com Your Town. Your Voice.

2013 will be year of popcorn at Indiana State Fair

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.The Associated Press
Monday, November 12, 2012 07:58 am
INDIANAPOLIS — Next year's Indiana State Fair will toast the state's ranking as the nation's second-largest popcorn producer.Fair officials say the 2013 State Fair that runs Aug. 2-18 will be the year of popcorn. Fair Executive Director Cindy Hoye says most people don't realize Indiana is a popcorn powerhouse.

Officials say popcorn was first grown as a crop about 4,000 years ago, but the treat didn't become popular until it was the only snack many people could afford during the Great Depression. Nearly all the popcorn in the world is grown in the United States.

Next year will be the seventh straight year the fair has highlighted one of Indiana's agricultural commodities. Earlier fairs have put the spotlight on corn, trees, tomatoes, pigs, soybeans and dairy cows.


News-Sentinel.com reserves the right to remove any content appearing on its website. Our policy will be to remove postings that constitute profanity, obscenity, libel, spam, invasion of privacy, impersonation of another, or attacks on racial, ethnic or other groups. For more information, see our user rules page.
comments powered by Disqus