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Harvest Dinner

This special event won’t be about politics or the issues of the day, but rather a friendly conversation about their approach to leadership, reflecting on their time as Governor, and their impact on Indiana over the past 35 years.

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.

Each year, the proceeds from the Harvest Dinner support the Youth Development Fund, which benefits Celebration of Champions and 4-H youth participating at the State Fair.


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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 (Now Corteva Agriscience) – 2015
Purdue University – 2016
Mauri Williamson – 2017
Andre B. Lacy – 2018
Jane Ade Stevens – 2019
Indiana Farm Bureau – 2022
Gov. Eric Holcomb – 2023
Gov. Eric Holcomb - 2023 Harvest Award Recipient 

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