I love the fair. The rides, the people, the all butter replica of Neil Armstrong's moon landing (I'm looking at you, Iowa). But most of all, I love the food. It's fried, fun, and totally unique. I have a piece up in Modern Farmer explaining how chefs come up with new state fair foods. (HINT: It involves a deep-fryer.)
Absolutely gut-wrenching video of the Indiana State Fair concert stage collapse from last night. Reports indicate a freak wind burst and sudden weather may be partially to blame, and that the concert was delayed at the time.
This photo ran in the September 3, 1955 Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) with the caption, "Knight 'Looks' Hello - The new Videophone is employed by Governor Knight and his wife at State Fair."