Indiana State Fair: The Year of the Dairy Cows {a Giveaway}(closed)

Edited 7/25: This giveaway is now closed. I am contacting the winner via email tonight! Thanks for playing! The only thing I don’t like about the Indiana State Fair is that it signals the end of summer. Other than that, it’s the icing on my proverbial summer cake. It’s everything that is special about Indiana, all rolled into a two week blitz on the corner of E. 38th Street.

One of the highlights from the 2011 Fair

There is  food.

There are animals.

There is a Midway full of entertainment.

There are displays and sideshows and cheese sculpture.

There are things that you just have to see to believe (have you seen the world’s largest boar? It’s kind of a State Fair “thing”).

There is also something that just says “Hoosier” to me. For the second year, Indiana Family of Farmers is partnering with Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH) to donate one pound of food for every State Fair visitor who completes the Recipe Trail.

The Recipe Trail, you ask?

The Recipe Trail consists of 8 locations around the Fairgrounds, plus one more stop at the Indiana Family of Farmer’s booth in the DuPont Food Pavilion for the 9th and final card. Upon finishing the trail, participants will receive a prize, plus an entry for a Frigidaire chest freezer. More details and the official rules can be found on IFOF’s website.

This year the Indiana State Fair is honoring the Dairy Cow (somewhat related: Indiana is #2 in the nation for ice cream and frozen yogurt production). Be on the look out for Indiana’s Dairy mascot, Buttercup. Rumor has it she’s going to be celebrating the duration of the fair!

As part of that celebration, Indiana Family of Farmer’s provided a fun giveaway- this year, in addition to TWO tickets for admission to the Indiana State Fair, the lucky winner will also receive a set of Dairy coupons (2 Milkshakes, 2 Grilled Cheeses, 2 Kids Meals)!

To win, leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about the Indiana State Fair, or if you’ve never been, tell me why you’d like to go.

Additional ways to enter (for each thing you do, leave an additional comment telling me what you did)

1)Tweet about this giveaway by using this tweet:  I entered to win @IndyStateFair tix from @FamilyofFarmers & @gotchababy. You can enter too!

2) Post something to the above effect on your Facebook page, making sure you link back to this giveaway.

3) Go like Family Fun in the City on Facebook.

Entries will be accepted through Wednesday, July 25th at about 9pm. Be sure to use your best email when commenting, so that I can reach you if you win! The winner will have 24 hours to respond, if they are unreachable, a new winner will be chosen.

Do you really want to win these tickets? Check out all of the other giveaways being offered by other Indianapolis bloggers (check back throughout the week, we’re all doing our own thing):

Evoked by Light- Katie’s giveaway will run until 7/25

Indianapolis With Kids- Katy’s giveaway will run until 7/30

Redefining Perfect- Sarah’s giveaway will run until 7/25

Just Like the Number- Angie’s will be up soon!


Disclosure: I am an IFOF Ambassador, and as such, this is a sponsored post. It’s true, I blog for milkshakes.  I received a set of tickets for admission and the Dairy bar for my personal use, just like the ones I am giving away. The opinions expressed in this post and the love I have for the Indiana State Fair are all my own.