Fair stores provide unique shopping experience

Fair stores provide unique shopping experience

The Indiana State Fair offers a shopping experience unlike anywhere else. Fair shops are where city folk can embrace their country side and purchase items they usually would not, such as a sheep-shaped shawl pin. These three hidden treasures provide unique shopping...
Parking attendant brings joy to job

Parking attendant brings joy to job

Calvin Bumphus begins his workday at 5:30 a.m. He clocks in, grabs his reflective vest and flashlight, hops on a golf cart, and rides to his station at Gate 6, where he directs cars into the Indiana State Fair. “I’m here to make sure people are safe and having fun,”...
Feast on fair food without going broke

Feast on fair food without going broke

Spending money and eating junk food: two givens at the Indiana State Fair. Luckily, some food vendors offer items that won’t break the bank. Check out these 10 tasty treats for $5 and under. 1. Pizza Huge slices of cheese, pepperoni or sausage are $5 each at Charlie’s...
Bishop Dwenger Saints maintain unbeatable status

Bishop Dwenger Saints maintain unbeatable status

Bishop Dwenger Saints maintain unbeatable status By Miller Kern / BSU Journalism at the Fair Amy Gonzagowski demands “superior precision and correctness” when it comes to tumbling, jumping, stunting and chanting. She is the head coach for Bishop Dwenger Saints...
First live cow birth experience induces nausea

First live cow birth experience induces nausea

The Indiana State Fair excels at making a city person feel like a country bumpkin —especially when it comes to being around farm animals. Even though I’m from a small town in Indiana, I would consider myself a city girl. I live in a subdivision. I have a cat and...