By Sarah Ford of Indiana Pork
When I started as the director of public and industry relations at Indiana Pork five years ago, I was given the task of running the Indiana Pork tent concession at the Indiana State Fair (ISF). A buckeye by birth, I had never been to the ISF so I was naïve as to how large this task would be. Most of all, I had no idea that the pork tents are more than a concession – they are a destination.
Just about everyone I’ve visited with who attends the ISF eats at the pork tents. For many it’s the one time a year they indulge in a pork burger (and be sure to try the bacon flavored one this year), for others it’s an opportunity to enjoy a full meal at a competitive price. And for some folks, it’s a chance to sit across the table from a family member or friend and reconnect.
Whatever your reason for visiting one of our three pork tent locations, rest assured that Indiana’s 3,000 family pork farmers thank you for your business. Every dollar spent goes toward programs that support Indiana’s pork farmers – and taking care of our pigs and serving up good pork is what we do best.
In honor of the ISF pork tent tradition, Indiana Pork is giving away a family 4-pack including 4 admission tickets to the State Fair and 4 meal tickets redeemable at the pork tents. Just comment with your favorite State Fair memory, and we’ll choose a winner at random Friday morning!