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Hot Air Balloon Rides in Indiana

As I was driving home from a meeting tonight, I saw the most beautiful hot air balloon floating in the sky in the distance. It seemed like such a lovely way to spend a summer evening, and it got me Read more >

State Fair Says “Thank You” – Free Admission Tonight and Friday (#INStateFair)

Indiana State Fair officials have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of support and good wishes from people all over Indiana and the nation since Saturday’s tragedy in the Grandstand. As a way to thank them, the fair is offering visitors free Read more >

The Great Indiana State Fair (#INStateFair)

The 2011 Indiana State Fair is here and there’s still plenty of time to see and do all the great things at the fair. Check out this video below (put together by our friends at 12 Stars Media) that shows Read more >

“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 >