Oddball fair displays satiate your curiosity

An all-spoon band. A sculpture carved from cheese. Men riding wild bulls—on purpose. A building-high corn stalk. Children on leashes. Cats on leashes. A llama wearing a potato suit. A horse in a tiny pink hat. And we won’t even mention what some of the people are...

REVIEW: Top 5 main-dish picks for $2 Tuesday

Two-dollar Tuesday happens twice during the 17-day run of the Indiana State Fair. During $2 Tuesday most food vendors will have one or two special items for which they only charge $2. Most vendors will offer a small version of their big draw or others will lower their...

Marching band students perform as one

The cloudless sky provided no relief from the sun, with temperatures well on the way to a high of 88 degrees. But a steady breeze funneled down the track and helped cool the marching band students, clad in black jackets and blue feathered hats. Before their...
Master Gardener grows love of plants in others

Master Gardener grows love of plants in others

Nestled at the back of the Indiana State Fairgrounds sits the Purdue Demonstration, blossoming with black-eyed Susans, petunias and brightly colored ornamental peppers, along with other annual plants suited to grow in Indiana. The large garden is staffed and...