Kids find excitement in every part of fair

Kids find excitement in every part of fair

Four-year-old Ellie Cooper skipped up to the goats in their pen. She waved and chirped, “Hello,” as if they could understand what she had said. But as soon as a goat poked his head out of the pen, looking for food Ellie didn’t have, the girl shrieked and jumped...

Baby chicks draw in crowd at poultry-less fair

Pressing his nose to the incubator, Tate Hines stared in awe as a chick struggled to get out of its egg, its beak and some of its feathers poking out of a small hole in its shell. “He’s punching his way out of the there,” Tate said. “I can see his beak.” Tate, a...

$2 Tuesday brings large crowds to state fair

The Indiana State Fair can be taxing on wallets and waistlines. While most people might consider a $5 corn dog and a $7 funnel cake worth it once a year, it’s an even better bonus when there are $2 corn dogs and funnel cakes throughout the fair. So for vendors and...