Travel Indiana stretches its boundaries this month. Can you recognize and name the event where this photo was taken? You don’t have to guess the year. Just name the venue.
Here are a couple of hints. This year’s event runs from Nov. 1-16. Thousands of Indiana livestock producers will head south to either show, buy or sell livestock. Some may go just for the atmosphere. Others may want to check out the huge exhibition of vendors offering country ware and all kinds of livestock-related products. It’s all just in time to pick up a Christmas present for the livestock enthusiast who has everything — almost!
Congratulations to Norma Wallpe, Fowler. She correctly guessed that the rare doctor’s buggy featured in the July issue of Indiana Prairie Farmer was housed at Pioneer Village on the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
The buggy is just one of many unusual items of days gone by you will find there. This year, Pioneer Village added another rare item to its collection. Jim and Bob Cherry, Greenfield, donated a Massey-Harris binder, originally horse-drawn, restored to its original condition.
Mauri Williamson, retired curator of the ag museum, "worked" at Pioneer Village each day of the fair in 2016. Pioneer Village is now in the capable hands of Tim Nannet and a crew of assistants.
Wallpe will receive a $25 gift certificate for being the winning entry. For a chance to win your own gift certificate, identify the livestock show described above. Send your entry to: Indiana Prairie Farmer, P.O. Box 247, Franklin, IN 46131, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.