Stage collapse tragedy impacts Indiana State Fair events

After Saturday┬┐s disaster, the fair closed Sunday to honor those lives lost and those who were injured. Before the fair reopened Monday, a special service was held to help those cope with the tragedy.

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The Indiana State Fair is working to get back to business.  

After Saturday’s disaster, the fair closed Sunday to honor those lives lost and those who were injured.  Before the fair reopened Monday, a special service was held to help those cope with the tragedy.

Now, the fair hopes to move forward, hoping many folks will celebrate Hoosier heritage by visiting the fair during its last six days.

However, moving on can be difficult, especially after the stage collapse during Saturday night’s concert.

Many fair-goers said the mood was different on Monday, the first day the fair was open again after Saturday’s tragedy,

Vendors say attendance was down quite a bit Monday and people Fox59 spoke with say they had a hard time describing the somber mood around the fairgrounds, as folks took time to stop by a small memorial outside the grandstand to say a quick prayer for the victims or offer a flower.

Several concerts and events have been canceled after the incident, and some moved to other venues.  
 
Janet Jackson and Lady Antebellum canceled their shows, but Train and Maroon 5 concerts are scheduled for Thursday night at the Conseco Fieldhouse.

Refunds for Janet Jackson and Lady Antebellum are available at point of purchase.

The cancelations and changes have some venders concerned they will take a hit.

Although attendance was down Monday at the State Fair, others remain hopeful the crowds will pick up as the week goes on.  There are still plenty of things to do at the fair, including all-you-can-eat pancakes.

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