Human, dog work together to impress judges

Human, dog work together to impress judges

The 4-H Dog Show at the Indiana State Fair, scheduled on the last weekend of the fair, may seem like an afterthought, but for those that compete, it is something they look forward to all year. The dog show is the last major 4-H event of the fair, and it takes place in...
Carnival workers face stigma, stereotypes with job

Carnival workers face stigma, stereotypes with job

The life of a carnival worker is one often shrouded in secrecy. They’re a group of people who consider themselves to be different from everyone else in the world—the “marks,” as they call them. And we consider them different too—whether or not they are. They have...
Thoughts and things from my time at the fair

Thoughts and things from my time at the fair

The Indiana State Fair: a place for Hoosier farmers to sell and share their wares for a special month of the year. Tractors, tools and the “World’s Largest Boar” are all fine attractions, but for someone who is neither a Hoosier nor a farmer, some of the particulars...