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Events Weeks: 8/07/02 - 8/27/02
For additional information, call (765) 494-8396

August 7-18: Indiana State Fair

The 146th annual Indiana State Fair has something to offer for all ages. Some of the events for this year include daily 4-H and livestock exhibits, various musical artists, educational interactive areas for children, old-time farming demonstrations in the Pioneer Village, blue ribbon horse pulls and the Indiana State Fair Queen Pageant. Tickets for the fair are $6 and children 5 and under get in free. Entertainment tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster. For more information, contact Ticketmaster at (317) 927-1482. No exchanges, no refunds rain or shine. Gates to the fair open at 6 a.m., and parking is free when available. Additional $3 parking can be found on the old IUPUI property across from the 38th Street Main Gate. Free parking also is available at the Indiana School for the Deaf on 42nd Street. For further information call 1-888-EXT-INFO. CONTACT: Dana Neary,

August 14: Purdue Day At Indiana State Fair

The Indiana State Fairgrounds will be alive with Boilermaker spirit during Purdue Day. Tents housing exhibits from a majority of the university's schools will line much of Main Street. Other activities will include a meet and greet with Jerry Ross, astronaut and Purdue alum. Cricket spitting qualifications and spit-off also will be held. An evening parade around the fairgrounds will feature the two Boilermaker Specials, Purdue police car, chemistry van and fire truck. The cheerleaders and Purduettes also will participate. A gold football jersey will be presented to country music artist Kenny Chesney the night of his concert. CONTACT: 1-888-EXT-INFO or Dana Neary at

August 19: First Day Of Classes

The first day of fall semester classes for students will begin at 7:30 a.m.

August 22, 26: Farm Bill Seminars

The Indiana Farm Bureau and Purdue Extension are sponsoring a series of informational seminars on the new farm bill. The meetings will be held across northern Indiana and are open to the public. The meetings will be hands-on sessions led by Purdue ag economist Allan Gray. He will use a spreadsheet program that allows farmers to calculate their government payments. Counties hosting the meetings will be Allen, Whitley, Elkhart, Marshall, St. Joseph and Porter/LaPorte. CONTACT: Allan Gray, (765) 494-4323,, or the Indiana Farm Bureau.

August 27: Davis-Purdue Ag Center Field Day

The program will start at 8:30 a.m. and will be at the Davis Purdue Ag Center, five miles north of Farmland, Ind. on State Road 1. Topics include corn and soybean herbicide demonstration plots, fall applied herbicide products, soybean aphids and other insects, global positioning tools on the farm, and pesticide recordkeeping for private applicators. Chemical companies are sponsoring lunch. CONTACT: Dan Kirtley, Purdue Extension educator, (765) 584-2271,

Compiled by Andrea Campbell (765) 494-8402,

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