This is the point in the Indiana State Fair that I start to panic about all of the things that I haven't done yet and the food I haven't eaten. I only four more visits to pack it all in!
I didn't get to the Fairgrounds until after 7:00 PM - I really do have a job (or two) - and the place was nearly empty. I don't know if it was the threat of rain or if the whole state was there the day before. The weather was perfect and their were no lines.
I swung by the Free Stage to catch a bit of Craig Morgan's concert. He had a nice crowd - and they line danced. I wish I would have been in position to get the whole stage setup - there was a whole second level - the drummer was perched in the air - I bet his view was grand!
I spent time in the Agriculture/Horticulture Building looking at the Open Show projects. Did you know that Indiana is home to over 58,000 farms, growing more than 30 different crops, fruits, and vegetables? That is the sort of thing that you learn in the Ag/Hort Building.
I really wanted to take one of those watermelon home. They look perfect. I settled for a cup of fruit from the cafe in the building - it was great and loaded with watermelon.
#selfiewithafarmer - Ernest Harmon farms in Boone County and raises cattle, corn, and soybeans.
Nora Spitznogle is a nonprofit director by day and year-round Indiana State Fair geek. She hasn't missed a single day of the Fair in over a decade and the stack of ribbons from entering baking competitions and ugly lamp contests in the Open Show are among her prized possessions.