Today I visited the Indiana State Fair. It draws over a million people each year, mostly folks coming to sample some of the odd cuisine one can only find in such places.
And, for the vegetarians out there, never fear...Dr. Vegetable is here!
One is greeted at the main gate of the Indiana State Fair by a giant organ from Pennsylvania. Because who does not want to start a festive day with a gaudy, giant organ? OK, I can't lie, I liked it a lot.
There was a lovely garden area with flowers and vegetables. The bees were in honey heaven (2 featured below).
There was also a very cool Pioneer Village building with recreations of events and activities from the early days of America. Featured below is a very sweet young lady who was kind enough to pose for a photo and chat a bit. She didn't once call my cellphone a "tiny, glowing box from Satan" so the realism is not 100%.
Harkening back to the days of my youth, the fair had actual working video game machines from the 80's. I haven't seen some of these in decades and they were like old friends considering how much time I have spent on them.
Another exhibit in the same building featured work from both Warner Brothers and Hanna-Barbera cartoons, more throwbacks to my younger days.
I even got to pose in the famous Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo, once as my alias namesake, Fred.
And once as Daphne because I wasn't sure which hole Fred was which sounds horrible when taken out of context. I make a darn cute Daphne I must say.
The slogan of a local amusement park says "There's more than corn in Indiana" and, hopefully, this post gave you a small taste of that. That being said, there is a ridiculous amount of corn here too. Even at the fair.
It was such a fun time and I highly recommend it if you ever happen to be in Indiana in August. And, if you find yourself in that situation, let me know and you can come fill another one of the holes in the Mystery Machine with me. All my best to you and yours you glorious, sweet superstars.
My Fair Indy
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