Harvest Dinner


Join us for a unique evening at the Indiana State Fair benefiting the Indiana State Fair Foundation!

Traditional harvest dinners bring together family and friends for celebration and fellowship at the end of a long planting season. They are the culmination of months of hard work, commitment and stewardship. They are the very essence of what it means to be a farmer in Indiana.

The Indiana State Fair is our state’s largest celebration of agriculture, so what better way to celebrate than with a Harvest Dinner to honor Indiana’s farmers.

The 5th Annual Harvest Dinner will take place on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, in the Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

Keynote: A Conversation with Kimbal Musk 

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of three businesses – The Kitchen Restaurant Group, Big Green, and Square Roots – with real food missions that are rapidly scaling across the USKimbal Musk is a restauranteur and philanthropist whose personal mission is to pursue an America where everyone has access to real food.

The Kitchen Restaurant Group — with its three concepts Next Door, Hedge Row, and The Kitchen — serves real food at every price point.  Big Green, builds permanent, outdoor Learning Garden classrooms in hundreds of underserved schools across America reaching over 300,000 students every day.  Square Roots, brings local, real food to people in major cities by empowering next-gen farmers to grow food in indoor, modular, hydroponic farms.


The Harvest Award is given annually at the Harvest Dinner to an individual, organization or company that has made a significant contribution to the growth of our great Indiana State Fair with a focus on agriculture, youth and education.

Past Harvest Award Recipients:
DOW AgroSciences – 2015
Purdue University – 2016
Mauri Williamson – 2017
Andre B. Lacy – 2018
Jane Ade Stevens – 2019


All proceeds from this event will benefit the Celebration of Champions which awards the hard working 4-H youth who rise to the top of their peers at the Indiana State Fair.


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Marsha Mohr and David Williamson accepting the 2017 Harvest Award on behalf of their father, Mauri Williamson