1st Place: 2015 Ultimate Mac and Cheese Contest

On Saturday, August 15th, we held our first annual Ultimate Mac and Cheese contest. The Purdue Agriculture Horticulture building filled with Indiana State Fair goers as our nine contestants (3 chefs, 3 farmers, 3 home-cooks) battled it out. Each participant was given an hour to mix, bake, and create what they hoped would be an blue..

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Senior Citizen Day: Nutrition Feature

Take it from my Grandma, who is feisty and has 90 years of experience, you have to keep moving, eat healthy and drink your milk to keep healthy! Drink your Milk: For older adults, the benefits of dairy can be endless. Consuming milk, cheese, and yogurt can lead to improved cardiovascular health, weight management, and..

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Mid America Gymnasts Volunteer at the Dairy Bar

The Dairy Bar at the Indiana State Fair could not do what it does if it was not for such dedicated volunteers.  Please see who will be at the Dairy Bar TODAY serving up some great treats. Gymnastics show their amazing skills at the dairy bar! Dipping, flipping and more…. We are Mid*America Gymnastics Training Center..

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What is the Deal with Livestock Shows?

So you’re going to the State Fair (or maybe you visited one of your county fairs). You’ve had your milkshake, the corn dogs were great, and then you wandered into an arena full of serious-looking kids (and possibly even more serious parents) parading cows around in a circle. What in the world is going on..

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Meet the Dairy Bar Volunteers: Indiana Dairy Producers

Indiana Dairy Producers have been serving guests and closing the Dairy Bar on Friday nights for four years.  Stop by and meet the farmers who help make this dairy bar such a delicious stop at the fair.   by Doug Leman, executive director of Indiana Dairy Producers Indiana Dairy Producers is the dairy farmer member organization in Indiana..

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10 Years of the Cheese Sculpture

The Cheese Sculpture has been going strong since 2006 and this year will be our tenth objet d’arte carved completely out of la fromage, as the French would say (well, maybe they wouldn’t, but French is the language of art, right?). Here’s a look back at prior cheese sculptures: The sculpture in 2006 commemorated the..

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Celebrate National S’more Day

Here’s the setting:  You just finished your hamburgers/hot dogs roasted over the campfire.  Clean up is done, and you’re watching the few remaining fireflies rise up on their nightly journey.  The fire is mostly glowing embers, with a few small flames rearing up every so often.  No one is tired just yet, so what is..

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2015 Dairy Bar Menu

It’s opening day at the Indiana State Fair, and without a doubt, our Dairy Bar will be hopping! Check out this year’s offerings and add the Dairy Bar to your list of stops today through August 23rd! Milk: 50 cents per glass (Chocolate and White Refills (25 cents) **Sippy cups and baby bottles – FREE**..

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Things To Wonder from the Indiana State Fair

These are the answers for some of the “Things to Wonder” from the Indiana State Fair Wonder Trail. If you haven’t followed the Wonder Trail, make sure to check it out on your next trip to the Indiana State Fair.” Listed below are the “Things” we are wondering about: How many compartments does a cow’s..

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