Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wordless Wednesday...CANstruction at Indiana State Fair

One of my favorite exhibits at the Indiana State Fair is the Canstruction - ONE CAN make a difference in the Ag/Hort Building. I believe they started this fun competition between local engineering/construction companies a couple of years ago. Last year during the Year of Tomatos (Tomatoes), all of the entries used Red Gold tomato cans and the final products were everything from a hot air ballon to a ferris wheel. The best part is at the end of the fair, all of the cans are donated to local charities to fight hunger in our state. So, so cool!

This year all of the final products are related to the Year of Pigs!


This next one is supposed to mimic the famous Chick-fil-A billboards. When I looked at this one, I couldn't see the words but when I took a photo, they became clear. Very cool.

This one is my favorite...

There is also so, so much more to see and do in the Ag/Hort Building, including a cool garden with a model train running through it from Ball State University, the beekeepers exhibit complete with live bees AND honey, a concession stand featuring "garden fresh" offerings AND strawberry shortcakes, and the giant pumpkins! Right now, there is one giant pumpkin on display where you can get a fun snapshot like this...

The competition for the largest pumpkin is this Saturday at 10 a.m., which is a fun activity for the whole family! The hot air ballon race is that day too.

Thanks to Indiana Soybean Alliance for providing the tickets to the Indiana State Fair.

Linking up Welcome Wednesday and Wordless Wednesday.


  1. these are such fun - i especially like the eggs and bacon!

  2. Ooops!
    At first glance, I thought "Eat Mor Pork" said "Eat More PorN"!

  3. This would have been something fun to do with the kids!
    I am a new follower from FMBT...yes, I'm late. If I wasn't late, people wouldn't recognize me! haha

  4. How did I miss these? But I'm totally with Big D as to what I thought the sign for Eat more Pork said @ first glance. Now I've picked my self up of the floor and am back under control. :)

  5. We never even made it into the Ag/Hort building. Guess that just means we will have to make a trip back. I love the eggs and bacon.



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