Indiana’s Family of Farmers Invites You to the State Fair!

You may have met us at last year’s Indiana State Fair, where we, Indiana’s farmers, were identifying ourselves as members of the IN Crowd. However, we have decided that “Indiana’s Family of Farmers” better represents who we are and let’s you know exactly who you are hearing from. If you’d like to know more about us and keep in touch, visit us at on Facebook at For now, we want to be sure you know about all of the great things we are doing at this year’s great Indiana State Fair which runs until August 22!

Food for Thought Recipe Trail
Indiana’s Family of Farmers are hosting the Food for Thought Recipe Trail at the Indiana State Fair this year. You can collect recipe cards from all eight locations on the Recipe Trail around the Fairgrounds, (maps will be available), bring them to the final destination-the Food for Thought display at the FFA Pavilion and win a prize for just completing the trail (while supplies last). Then, register for the daily (whole ham giveaways) and grand prizes ($500 in free groceries (1) or sets of tickets (2) to see celebrity chefs, Eric Ripert and Anthony Bourdain live). For more specific information, visit Indiana Dairy’s Winners Drink Milk blog.


Culinary Opportunities
Be sure to check out the Dairy Bar, Pork Tents, and Beef Tents while you are at the Fair. These all feature products raised by Indiana farmers. Often, those same farmers will be serving the food in those tents too! Be sure to check out this year’s Signature Fair Food – the Garbage Burger – being served at all 3 of the Indiana Pork Tents!

Indiana Pork presents the Pig Art Gallery
Remember the cow statues in Chicago a few years ago? Indiana Pork and Sheridan-based JBS United are teaming up this year to present a gallery of Indiana pigs, artistically decorated to reflect unique themes in the Hoosier State. The gallery will also feature Harley, the official Indiana Pork pig who resides outside the Lt. Governor’s office at the Statehouse. They will be displayed in the Pioneer Our Land Pavilion.

ISDA Normandy Booth
Join Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) for family fun and information on how Indiana agriculture benefits every Hoosier, every day from the quality of your food, to the quality of your life, to ensuring a sustainable future for us all.

Wonder Trail sponsored by Indiana Farm Bureau
Kids can travel the Wonder Trail around the fairgrounds to learn about agriculture and earn a prize at the end.

Indiana Wine Council Booth
There will be information on Indiana’s 48 wineries and our Signature Wine and Grape, Traminette, in the Ag/Hort Building.  Award winning wine from the Indy International Wine Competition will be on display and folks can learn about the new Indiana Winery Guide free IPhone app!

Follow Me Barn Tours
Tours, which are sponsored by Indiana Farm Bureau, will leave the Farm Bureau Building daily and will rotate between the swine, cattle, sheep, poultry and horse barns. Tours are free and offer a unique opportunity for the whole family. To find out more or to register in advance, visit

And much, much more!

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