I was super excited to get to go to the Indiana State Fair this year! I haven’t been in a LONG time! The weather was perfect, it wasn’t crowded, and it was filled with awesome food, great shows, really neat vendors and lots of bloggers! :) Indiana’s Family of Farmers was nice enough to send bloggers to the fair to learn about the exhibits, farming and to experience first hand why farms matter!
When we got to the fair we were taken on a tour of the newly renovated Coliseum. It looked really awesome and it was really cool that they kept the original integrity of the building. When wee were in the Coliseum touring, some of the kids were showing their 4H cows. I never knew how much work went into showing animals! These kids have put in so much time and effort! It was really neat to watch.
Of course the State Fair had lots of animals! We walked around and looked (and fed!) them. How adorable is this baby goat?
One of the kid’s favorite exhibits was the Seed Survivor exhibit! We learned all about seeds, water and soil. The kids even got to plant their own Sunflowers to bring home! (Free event!)
There were tons of exhibits and hands on things for the kiddos!
Of course we had to head over to the Midway! What is a fair without rides? :)
Both of the boys really loved the BMX show! (Free event!)
And we couldn’t get out of the fair without stopping to see the tractors!
The whole time I was at the fair, I kept thinking, I can’t believe it’s taken us so long to get here! Why didn’t we do this last year!? If you are thinking of going this year here are some discounted days:
Tickets at the door are $20, but you can purchase tickets for just $10 online here.
You can also go on Tuesdays for only $2 admission.
Other ticket discounts:
8/7 – Indiana State Employee day. Employee’s get in free with ID.
8/7 – All military members and veterans get in free with their ID
8/14 – Free admission for AAA Members
Tuesdays – $2 food specials, Rides $2 each
8/11 Wristbands only $15 for rides! Wristbands get you unlimited rides from noon-10 PM.
Thanks so much Indiana Family of Farmers for hosting us at this year’s State Fair!