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“Year of Soybeans”: Foods Not to Pass Up this Year at the State Fair

Having been surrounded by state and county fairs my entire life (as is the case with every true Hoosier), it’s not the rides, the livestock or even the entertainment that keep me coming back to the fairgrounds each year (although Read more >

Beating the Heat at the State Fair

In the midst of August each year, fairgoers parade to the State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis to enjoy their annual traditions of 4-H, fair food and entertainment. August not only brings the State Fair to Indiana each year, but a whole Read more >

Ways to be Healthy (And Still Have Fun) at the Indiana State Fair (#INStateFair)

This morning I heard that Dr. Oz is visiting the Indiana State Fair this afternoon. I’m guessing he’ll have a few things to say about all the fried, sugary foods available. And while these tasty treats are certainly part of the Read more >

The Other Farm Animals at the Fair

Besides eating outrageous amounts of food at the fair, boarding crazy amusement rides and looking at sprawling farm implements by the hundreds, another all time favorite activity at the state fair is visiting the livestock barns. Slow moving brown-eyed cows, strong yet Read more >

Big Names Rock the Stage at the Indiana State Fair (#INStateFair)

The Beatles. The Jackson 5. Dolly Parton. Diana Ross and the Supremes. Chicago. Whitney Houston. Garth Brooks. Def Leppard. T-Pain. New Kids on the Block. Kanye West. All of these A-list celebrities convey different genres, different backgrounds and different fans, Read more >

Little Hands on the Farm: Fun Indiana State Fair Attraction for Young Kids (#INStateFair)

Here’s a riddle for all you Indiana State Fair aficionados: Where can you give your kids a lesson in how to milk a cow, plant vegetables and the value of a dollar, all in one place? Answer: The Little Hands on Read more >

What’s New at the Fair in 2011?

The Indiana State Fair has been a Hoosier tradition for over 150 years and has maintained some great traditions during that time – the annual 4-H competitions, live entertainment and last, but MOST DEFINITELY not least – the highly anticipated Read more >

It’s State Fair Time for the Indiana DNR (#INStateFair)

Indiana Tourism welcomes today’s guest blogger, Ginger Murphy: Ginger Murphy is Assistant Director for Stewardship for Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs. During her 25 years with DNR she has also worked as an interpretive naturalist at the Upper Wabash Reservoirs Read more >

$2 Tuesday at the Indiana State Fair (#INStateFair)

My favorite days at the Indiana State Fair each year are $2 Tuesdays. If you print out this form (pdf), you can get into the fair for just $2, thanks to Turkey Hill Dairy! In addition to being able to Read more >

Stay Connected with the #INStateFair

The Indiana State Fair hasn’t even started, and yet I already feel like it’s in full swing. Perhaps that’s because I don’t want to miss a thing, so I’ve been following the Fair on Twitter and Facebook, reading the Blue Ribbon Read more >