Indiana State Fair

Indiana State Fair is held in Indianapolis annually and would be the equivalent to the Sydney Royal Easter Show or Royal Queensland Show in Australia. All the judging took place inside a big, air-conditioned coliseum. I was able to watch the junior 4-H showmanship competition, where they split the judging of the showmen into different groups depending on what breed of animal the juniors were showing. The 4-H cattle judging was the next day where I watched the Shorthorn, Simmental, Angus, and Chi Steer judging. They also have as part of the 4-H show dairy steer judging, which was by far the largest entered event by the juniors. There is also an open show where anybody is able to exhibit, not just the junior competitors, but is held after all the 4-H and junior events. At the open show, I was able to watch the Angus & Shorthorn judging. The Jordan Family exhibited two heifers at the open show, one of which was Reserve Junior Division Champion. I also got to tour the sheds and look at the cattle exhibits as well as see all the attractions at the fair and have a famous Hoosier Rib-Eye Steak!

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