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Eyes at the Indiana State Fair

POSTED ON July 28, 2010

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My first summer as a Hoosier is about to wrap up but before doing so I have to experience something Hoosiers have enjoyed since 1852: the Indiana State Fair.  Growing up in the Buckeye state, I have been to a few state fairs and county fairs but not often and not lately so that my trip to the Indiana State Fair is bound to be exciting.  Better yet?  The Fair opens today and goes until August 22! This year’s fair is themed “Year of the ...

My first summer as a Hoosier is about to wrap up but before doing so I have to experience something Hoosiers have enjoyed since 1852: the Indiana State Fair.  Growing up in the Buckeye state, I have been to a few state fairs and county fairs but not often and not lately so that my trip to the Indiana State Fair is bound to be exciting.  Better yet?  The Fair opens today and goes until August 22!

This year’s fair is themed “Year of the Pigs” which only piques my curiosity further as I plan my day on the fairgrounds.  Pigs?  I questioned this theme and did some research to find that Indiana has the 5th largest pork industry in the United States and that the hope of fair organizers is that a theme about pigs will help the industry as it has struggled with higher seed prices, a “swine” flu scare, and overall economic downturn.

I can’t say that I will help out any pigs at the fair by buying a pork chop but if this year’s fair is like others, then other fair goers will as the fairs website reports that each year 14,000 pounds of pork chops are consumed.   Along with many pork chops on the menu, 37,160 milkshakes will be consumed as well as 10,459 Deep Fried Snickers.  I will plan on helping the dairy farmers and enjoy a milkshake or two!

Besides eating at the fair, something I will enjoy doing is seeing all of the people that come to the fair.  To best do this and to see the exhibits and animals, I will need to wear my Purifier polarized sunglasses to reduce glare from the sun and protect my eyes.  Purifier polarized sunglasses are perfect for my people watching as they reduce glare from the ground and fair attractions and their UV protection blocks out harmful sun rays that can damage my vision.

Have fun at the fair!

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