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State Fair day 5

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Two dollar Tuesdays are a glorious thing at the Indiana

State Fair. Two dollar gate admission and two dollar treats from most of the

food vendors. 

I came to the Fairgrounds straight from work. After I parked

and was limping towards the Fairgrounds a lovely person driving a golf cart

gave me a ride to Main Street (and you though those streets had no names).

I started my food tour with an iced tea from King Taters –

they brew their tea onsite. You can get sweet or regular, and if you purchase

and bring their large cup back they offer discounted refills. My next stop was

for a pork BBQ slider from the Pork Tent. Their two dollar offering is just the

perfect and sensible size.

I popped into the Indiana Arts Building to spend time looking

at the paintings, calligraphy, mixed media, pottery, and jewelry. We have some

talented folks in our state and I’m grateful that they share it with us. While

I was in the building I had to visit my Best of Show cake in the culinary

department and got a thrilled when I saw folks looking at it.

I headed out for my next two dollar treat, a gyro from the

booth between the Indiana Arts Building and the Cattle Barn. It was even more

delicious because it was made by my sweet cousin, Olivia, a Purdue student

making some extra money before school starts next week. 

I needed to walk off my two dollar food binge so I hoofed it

around the grounds towards Pioneer Village. My resolve to not eat anything else

quickly flew out of my head when I realized that Ben’s Pretzels was serving a

full size portion of their delicious soft pretzels for just two dollars. God

bless the Amish. I managed to make the pretzel last almost until I got home.

I was lucky to catch Michael Lawson in the Mac Reynold’s

Barn, we had a whole year’s worth of catching up to do. Darlene, who you can

find most days of the Fair at the John Deere showed me the sweetest thing –

baby bunnies in a nest under one of the tractors on display. 

My friend, Jude, was playing banjo on the front porch of

Pioneer Village. Sitting for a few minutes to enjoy the music and soak in the beautiful

weather was the perfect way to end the day.

Nonprofit director by day and music fan and State Fair junkie by night.