It’s that time again! The Indiana State Fair runs from Friday August 2-18 and I can barely contain my excitement! From the food to the information, agricultural displays to, well-the FOOD! It is a fun event from start to finish. I never thought I would be saying this as a 12 year old girl. When I was growing up I really didn’t like going to the state fair. It always seemed like a long, hot day. I wanted to walk around with my friends and enjoy the amusement park. I just didn’t get the bigger picture-how many young kids do?
Now that I am an adult I enjoy my trips to the fair. The older I got the more I can to learn that this is Indiana’s time to shine. Band competitions, reenactments, 4H, concerts. The best and the brightest put it all out there for other Hoosiers to see and appreciate.
One thing that has never changed is my love of the Dairy Bar. Shakes, ice cold chocolate milk and crispy grilled cheese sandwiches are a yearly staple for me. I walk right past the junk that I can get anywhere. It is all about the Dairy Bar for me. I am not alone. My kids are almost worse than I am. This year Indiana Dairy will be unveiling the new “Blue Moo” grilled cheese. As you can imagine is it not only a grilled cheddar cheese sandwhich but it also has blue cheese.
Heaven I tell you-Heaven!
Jenni Purcell with the American Dairy Association of Indiana will be sharing a few dairy facts with us on Around the Kitchen Sink on Thursday August 1st at 11 pm on Toginet.com.
Stay tuned in the coming days as I give away tickets so you and a guest can experience the Indiana State Fair for yourself!
A Few Dairy Facts:
There are more than 1200 dairy farms in Indiana and 97% of them are family-owned
The average herd size is 129 cows
The dietary guidelines recommend eating at least 3 servings of nutrient rich dairy products a day
Read more Indiana Dairy fun facts at WinnersDrinkMilk.com
Dairy Bar:Open&weekdays 7 a.m. to 9p.m., weekends 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Breakfast daily until 10a.m. Conveniently located across the street from the Pepsi Coliseum, and a great value at the fair!