Two dollar Tuesdays are a glorious thing at the Indiana
State Fair. Two dollar gate admission and two dollar treats from most of the
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.