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Sounds and Smells Around Indiana

I always enjoy spring in Indiana. Not only for the warmth and the end of the ice and slush, but for what it's going to bring in sounds and smells. This is what I really love about Indiana. I love the spring warmth when you can just lie down in the grass and absorb the warmth of the sun. It's not too…

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2013 Indiana State Fair Reaches New Record for Attendance

Several weeks ago, Andy Klotz told me he thought we would never beat 2009's record attendance of nearly 974,000. "School starts early, and the weather was really nice that year," he said. "Plus the Coliseum is under construction. I don't know if we'll ever beat 974,000." Except we did this year. The…

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United State of Indiana

As you may know, the Indiana State Fair ended this weekend with a record setting 978,296 visitors! Were you one of them? If so, did you stop by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development’s booth? If yes, then you probably noticed the cool shirts we were wearing (and everyone was asking about), which…

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Styx Puts On An Awesome Show at Indiana State Fair

Last night I finally got to see my first rock concert when I was 14. Let me explain that: when I was a kid, I was never allowed to go to concerts. There were — allegedly; I never found out — lots of drugs, drinking, and sex going on there, which meant that I was never allowed to go. By the time I…

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Indiana State Fair with Kids - Tips! (#INStateFair)

We just got back from our first of many Indiana State Fair trips this year. I always recommend to anyone going that they check out the program and website ahead of time to make the most of their visit. There are so many free activities and events to take advantage of while you are visiting. Since I…

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Make the Most of Summer with these August Events

It is hard to believe that school is about to start and summer is winding down, but what better way to send off summer that to take advantage of these August events throughout the state: 2013 Indiana State Fair (Indianapolis) - August 2-18 - If you have ever met me, than you know I LOVE the State…

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Special Deals at the Indiana State Fair

Next month starts the Indiana Festival of Complete Awesomeness Indiana State Fair, from August 2 – 18. We're going to be highlighting special days, events, and information on the blog. These are the special admissions and ticket savings throughout the Indiana State Fair this year. Whether you work…

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Ten Things to Know About the Indiana State Fair

It's August, and that means it's time for the Indiana State Fair, or as I like to call it, The Indiana Festival of Complete Awesomeness ! This is the chance for you to see what's happening throughout the state. We're one of the leaders of crop and animal production — in many cases, Indiana feeds the…

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5 Things to Look Forward to in Indiana Travel

Today was the Indiana Tourism Media Marketplace at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. It's an annual event that brings together travel writers, convention and visitor's bureaus, and representatives of notable Indiana attractions. I love to go because I see all the people I'm lucky enough to work with…

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