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The Indiana State Fair

August 27, 2014

It’s hard to say how or why I developed such a bizarre fascination with State fairs, but last week I took a childhood dream and made it a reality when I boarded a plane and then drove nearly 5 hours to attend the Indiana State Fair!

Now, I’ve attended countless exhibitions and parking lot midways in my life, but Indiana was my first all-American State Fair.

Prize winning pigs, cow milk-off’s and some pretty colourful locals made it was everything I could have hoped it would be.

Here are a few of my ‘first encounters’ only at the Indiana State Fair.

The Tractor Parade:


It’s shoulder to shoulder on the bustling fair ground… Perfect time to watch innocent bystanders flee for their lives as a 50 tractor parade comes barreling through the crowd with no advanced warning.

The Hall of Beauties:


Over 100 past Indiana State Beauty Queen’s portraits cast in golden guild frames line the salmon pink walls.
It’s like a scene out of the ‘Haunted Mansion’ at Disney World.

The Covered Bridge:


I’m 100% percent sure this bridge did not even span over water, but in America, if you build it, they will come!

The Prized Pig:


Spotosaurus Rex, the undisputed heavy weight of the world at 1007 pounds, was trucked in and rolled into a pen for all to enjoy.

Deep Fry:


From the never before seen Red Velvet Oreo, to a plethora of Pork Rinds & Pig Skin, it seemed nothing went ‘un-dunked’ at this State Fair.

Ol’ Timey Carnival Games:


I always wonder what people do with their giant stuffed win, but in Indiana live animals seem to be the prize.

A Kissing Booth:


Have an extra dollar bill to spare, well then you too can French a French Bulldog.

From first kisses to 1st places, the Indiana State Fair did not disappoint!

What an amazingly memorable vacation!

Mr. Fab fair


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