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Indiana State Fair

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Quick Q&A: Garrison Keillor

“I’d love to get Taylor Swift on our stage, which would endear me to my daughter. We’d sit Taylor down with a guitar and have her sing some old country songs.”

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Unspoken Rules: Indiana State Fair

Want to haggle on a hot tub? Wait ’til the last day. Vendors would rather not haul them off.

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Swoon List 8.12.14

Including the toffee-coated German chocolate cake from Three Wise Men.

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How to Dine at the Indiana State Fair

As one of the perks of landing a summer internship at Indianapolis Monthly, two members of the 2014 college crew spent a day at the fair “doing research.”

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Q&A: Phillip Phillips Plays Indiana State Fair

We caught up with the singer before the show.

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Speed Read: Josh Kaufman, Pitch Man

After headlining the 31-date Voice tour that wraps August 2, Kaufman will start recording his major-label debut album. Not bad for a guy who was performing solo at Potbelly on Monument Circle earlier this year.

State Fair Beer and Wine
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Indiana State Fair Barrels Forward with Beer

The ultimate taste test may come soon at the State Fair. Though only Indiana breweries and wineries have been invited to participate this year, Carmichael would like to add the much-larger brands.

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All Hail the County Fair!

The beribboned road leading to that neon-lit crescendo of summer, the Indiana State Fair, may provide an even better reflection of our agricultural heritage—and inspire the next generation to embrace it.

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26 Great Indy Dates

From summertime fireworks to Holiday festivities, we’ve got you covered on what’s happening in the Circle City.

Awesome Derby.
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The New Indy Must-Do List: 26 Experiences to Try

No doubt, Indy has quite an array of intriguing things to explore, but here are 26 of the city’s most noteworthy musts.

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Our Top 5 Photo Albums of 2013

Meet the Flockers—Indy’s urban chicken farmers—plus look back on Indy 500 Snake Pit hijinks, the State Fair food romp, and a pair of brew-drenched events.

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Our Top 10 Dining Stories of 2013

Including Indiana State Fair (fried) food porn, a celebrity’s surprise visit at a downtown eatery, a buzzworthy drink prepared 10 different ways, and much more.

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The Hoosierist: Bricks & Mormon

Question: How much do those fancy helicopters the TV stations use cost?

Popcorn ball (Photo courtesy Indiana State Fair)
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Photo: The Indiana State Fair Is in the Rearview, and So Is This Fantastic Hat

Sartorial decisions aside, here’s a by-the-numbers look at this year’s fair attendance and much more.

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10 Reasons to Hit the DuPont Food Pavilion at the Indiana State Fair

Earlier this month, IM reported that the Indiana State Fair—that bastion of deep-fried butter—was taking baby steps toward appealing to a more refined class of locavores and epicureans, primarily at the DuPont Food Pavilion.