All of my “people” know how much I LOVE the Indiana State Fair. Before moving to the burbs several years ago, we lived within walking distance of the fairgrounds and we would visit 7 or 8 times during the fair’s two week run.  While the Midway and the deep fried corn are the draw for some, I love the Fair for an entirely different set of experiences!

Here’s what I’m in love with at the fair this year-

ONE

Every year a theme is chosen for the State Fair. The year of the cow, corn, soybean, etc. This year was the Year of the Farmer. While many of the exhibits focused on large corporate farms where thousands of acres of monocrops are planted, there were several exhibits that featured small family farms. Beck’s is sponsoring a “Why I Farm” campaign and you can download this song for free!

TWO

Where else can you see an entire Lego farm? The construction of this masterpiece took four months and my daughter ripped out some of the hay within 30 seconds….

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THREE

Our school district is one of the top schools in the state of Indiana. My children have had amazing teachers, support staff and administration. When we moved to the burbs we chose to buy a house in this specific district. But the food served to our children in the cafeteria is horrendous. Overpriced, overprocessed and lacking any real nutritional value. But at the fair I met John Barnes who introduced me to the USDA’s initiative, Farm to School. Look out Westfield….

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FOUR

I almost always limit the number of rides the kids are allowed to go on at the Midway.  There are so many other things to see at the fair from the live animals to the 4H exhibits to a dairy farm cheese sculpture but this year Mama broke the bank and bought the unlimited ride bracelets. Seeing sweet Vivi on her first “fast ride” was worth every penny.

 

The big kids enjoyed some Midway thrills as well!

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FIVE

What better way to top off your day at the fair then to send your kids home with your husband, meet up with some girlfriends and take in a free Indigo Girls concert?

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 BONUS Fair Shots!

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Find what you are in love with this week and share!


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12 Comments on Saturday I’m in Love- State Fair Edition

  1. I love this list! We are huge fans of the State Fair too and typically make it there 3-4 times. Even this year where we will be traveling 16 out of the last 19 days of August, we’ll still squeeze in 3 visits. 🙂 Side note, we are pondering moving to Westfield and I’d love to chat with you more about life in the burbs.

    • Great to connect with another State Fair fan!! My kids are already trying to plan another trip around the start of school. Westfield ROCKS! I would love to chat about it anytime!

  2. I love this list! We are huge fans of the State Fair too and typically make it there 3-4 times. Even this year where we will be traveling 16 out of the last 19 days of August, we’ll still squeeze in 3 visits. 🙂 Side note, we are pondering moving to Westfield and I’d love to chat with you more about life in the burbs.

    • Great to connect with another State Fair fan!! My kids are already trying to plan another trip around the start of school. Westfield ROCKS! I would love to chat about it anytime!

  3. I LOVE state fairs! We just moved to Minneapolis in January and I have heard non-stop about the fair since we’ve gotten here! It starts in a few weeks and I can’t wait to experience the whole thing! Love that your’s has a theme each year, thats so creative!

  4. I LOVE state fairs! We just moved to Minneapolis in January and I have heard non-stop about the fair since we’ve gotten here! It starts in a few weeks and I can’t wait to experience the whole thing! Love that your’s has a theme each year, thats so creative!

    • Doesn’t it??? I remember eating giant cookies and square pizza for lunch when I was in high school! I can’t wait to delve more into what role parents take play in changing the look of school lunch in our public schools!

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