Fairgrounds Fun Park scheduled for the Indiana State Fairgrounds cancelled

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)- Wednesday afternoon, Indiana officials announced another big summer event has been impacted by COVID-19.

The Fairgrounds Fun Park set to take place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds has been cancelled.

The event was scheduled to start on July 31st and continue through early September.

The operators of the summer carnival say the event was cancelled out of an abundance of caution.

This comes as state health officials say Indiana is seeing an uptick in its positivity and hospitalization rates.

Officials also say the decision to cancel the event was made in consultation with the State Department of Health.

“The carnival provider and state fairgrounds had a thorough and very thoughtful plan on how to conduct the event safely but have concluded that it’s best not to move forward with the Fun Park,” said Dr. Kristina Box, Indiana State Health Commissioner.

Dr. Box says small 4-H livestock shows will conducted at the fairgrounds in the absence of other events.

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