By Tabby Fitzgerald

An electric Midway keeps the state fair humming at night

The Yo-Yo Swings prove a popular ride on the Midway at the Indiana State Fair. Many Hoosiers waited in line to ride the lit-up swings. Photo by Tabby Fitzgerald, TheStatehouseFile.com.

An electric Midway keeps the state fair humming at night

Brazil Morales sits for a cartoon drawing of herself on the Midway at the Indiana State Fair. Her mother, Yahaira Morales, brings her daughter to the fair every year and has a cell phone case booth at the fair. She said the best part of the fair is the rides. Photo by Tabby Fitzgerald, The Statehouse File.

An electric Midway keeps the state fair humming at night

From the top of the Ferris wheel in the back of the Midway, fairgoers can see the entire Indiana State Fair fairgrounds lit up at night. According to Lynda Franc, corporate marketing director of North American Midway Entertainment, which operates the Midway, “Vendors are selected for the Midway based on what fairgoers want and have enjoyed in previous years.” Photo by Tabby Fitzgerald, TheStatehouseFile.com.

An electric Midway keeps the state fair humming at night

Game booths at the state fair offer a variety of prizes to choose from. According to Lynda Franc, corporate marketing director of North American Midway Entertainment, which operates the Midway, “We always keep an eye on what’s trending in the industry so that when there’s a new favorite, we can try and incorporate it into our Midway layout. This year, we brought on Pokemon prizes for many of our games.” Photo by Tabby Fitzgerald, TheStatehouseFile.com.

An electric Midway keeps the state fair humming at night

Many people wait in line to get on the Ferris wheel. The ride, lit up blue and red at night, is one of the more popular attractions at the fair. Photo by Tabby Fitzgerald, TheStatehouseFile.com.

An electric Midway keeps the state fair humming at night

The lit-up Midway arch at the Indiana State Fair marks the entrance to an area filled with games and rides for Hoosiers of all ages. From the arch, you can see several of the attractions, such as the Ferris Wheel and carousel. Photo by Tabby Fitzgerald, TheStatehouseFile.com.

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