INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The theme of the 2019 Indiana State Fair will be "Heroes in the Heartland."
Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb made the announcement early Thursday in an online video .
State officials say the theme is meant to celebrate the heroism of everyday people, saluting farmers, first responders, educators and members of the Armed Forces.
The 17-day fair are will be held this year between Aug. 2 and Aug. 18.
The Indiana State Fair has been an annual celebration of agriculture in the state held since 1852.
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