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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.

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.

Information on the 2024 Harvest Dinner coming soon!


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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