Like many Hoosiers, I can hardly imagine summer without a trip to the Indiana State Fair to experience deep-fried delights, barnyard aromas and kids’ midway shrieks.
And when I need a break from the sensory onslaught, I do what many of the fair’s almost 900,000 annual visitors do: Visit the Angie’s List Gardens.
In the days leading up to the fair, our staff, along with the landscapers from Property Pros Land Management, put the finishing touches on this 17,000-square-foot oasis of annual and perennial plants. The gardens provide both respite and inspiration for people, and are also the site of free consumer-education sessions from several dozen experts on home, health, pet and property services. Not only that, we offer games and crafts for kids.
You might say that Angie’s List Gardens is a fair within a fair. I love how our efforts mirror the fair’s mission of displaying the state’s bounty in an educational and entertaining environment.
If you visit the Indiana State Fair before it concludes at 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, please stop by and see us!
Photo by Eldon Lindsay