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2019 Indiana State Fair (big changes coming in 2020)

2019 Indiana State Fair  a BIG THANK YOU to all who demonstrated in our booth.  It was a great year and I hope we all inspired some to join our wonderful crafts.

Mark your calendars for 2020 … August 7th through the 23rd.  Watch closely !! They tell me there will be BIG CHANGES for 2020.  So please watch.  I don’t know how early we will know the changes or details until the last moment.  All the superintendents are waiting for the word from those who make the decisions.

CLICK ABOVE for details and to SIGN up all you talented spinners, knitters, crocheters, felters, etc. and I will add you to our list of experts.  You will receive an Entrance ticket but you will need to pay for your own parking.








spinning wheel, ashford

        2019 DAILY SCHEDULE  from  11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Friday, Aug. 2nd:  Thelma Goulet, Mary Ann Carpenter, Patricia McMurray, Diana Stevens

Saturday, Aug. 3rd: Thelma Goulet, Rebecca Hartley, Mary Vanhook, Elizabeth Vanhook, Sarah Whitlock

Sunday, Aug. 4th: Patricia McMurray, Nina Suntzeff

Monday, Aug. 5th: Patti Hodge, Carol Rider, Janie Bruns, Thelma Goulet

Tuesday, Aug. 6th:  Pam Morford, Mary Ann Carpenter, Patricia McMurray, Diana Stevens

Wednesday, Aug. 7th:  Susan Markle, Eran McCarty, Kathy Peoples

Thursday, Aug. 8th:   Mary Ann Carpenter, Thelma Goulet,  Diana Stevens ==================================================

Friday, Aug. 9th:  Mary Ann Carpenter, Diane Werblo and Mac McCrary

Saturday, Aug. 10th:  Meredith Jaye Addison, Patricia McMurray

Sunday, Aug. 11th:  Meredith Jaye Addison, Thelma Goulet ===================================================

Monday, Aug. 12th:  Patti Hodge, Carol Rider, Janie Bruns

Tuesday, Aug. 13th:  Mary Ann Carpenter, Fannie Earbin, Patricia McMurray,     Diana Stevens

Wednesday, Aug. 14th:  Patricia McMurray, Susan Markle, Eran McCarty, Kathy Peoples

Thursday, Aug. 15th: Mary Ann Carpenter, Thelma Goulet,  Diana Stevens ========================================================

Friday, Aug. 16th:  Mary Ann Carpenter,  Patricia McMurray, Diana Stevens,
Thelma Goulet

Saturday, Aug. 17th: Mary Vanhook, Elizabeth Vanhook, Sarah Whitlock, Pam Morford, Thelma Goulet

Sunday, Aug. 18th: Patricia McMurray

Please fill out the form above with your name, address, email and cell phone number and also mark your personal calendars    I will send you an Entrance Ticket. You will need to pay for your own parking, usually $ 5.00.

Please check the daily schedule of volunteers (listed above and below) to see what day you might want to come. It is more fun if 2 or 3 of you come together.

You can also contact me at thegouletswift.newsletter@gmail.com,  text me Thelma Goulet 317-431-1675 with subject of State Fair or another email: thegoulet@usa.com.

Feel free to bring a finished project on our manikin or display table, contact me, Thelma Goulet with any question. Please plan to just bring when you are there demonstrating and then take them home with you.

Our Booth is located inside the Indiana Arts Building (or women’s building).

  • One entrance ticket is provided for each person the day of your participation and good for the whole day.
  • Parking details:   There is, however, a daily parking fee of $5.00 to park on the Fair Grounds infield or on the south side of 38th street @ Gate 1a. Here is the map of the fairgrounds (hold cursor over each area) and further information on the fairgrounds website.

  • Driving into the busy Gate #1 can be very slow. Instead, we suggest you park across 38th street by the entrance to Gate #1 and walk across the street into Gate #1.  Then, walk north through the fairgrounds to the Arts Building.

    OR ..you could drive to the west side of fairgrounds on the 38th street and turn North onto Winthrop Ave.  Follow Winthrop to enter Gate #16.  Gate #16 takes you to the infield, where you may be able to park close to our building.  From the infield, you can sometimes walk across the track behind building #21 instead of walking under the tunnel.

  • Of course, if you have a wheelchair sticker, you will need to drive into Gate #1 for handicap parking.  That will be fairly close to our building.

                                                   THE BOOTH INFORMATION

   ONE SHIFT:  11am to 4pm.
Allow plenty of travel time.  It can get busy at the Fair a very long line to get through the entrance … So i suggest get to the fairgrounds about 10:00 am.

 That will get you to the booth for your time of 15 minutes before opening the booth.

  • We are located near the STAGE area on the west side of the building (far side of building fairly near the main entrance, also near the face painting).

  • Please uncover the tables and set up your station.
  • Please write your name and your county on a name tag (if there are some there).
  • Check the note-book for any messages from the previous day.
  • Bring whatever fibers and tools you would like to demonstrate. Unfortunately, no tools will be provided for volunteers to use, but spinners, drop spindlers, knitters, crocheters, and felters are very welcome bring whatever tools they would like to show off their craft.
  • I will have some tools you can use to teach anyone wanting to learn.  That will be a drop spindle, some knitting needles, a crochet hook, carding brushes and an Inkle Loom.
  • Small tables and chairs with pads will be available for all demonstrators.
  • There should be at least one person in the booth at all times, so please stagger your lunch or bathroom breaks.
  • Some wool fiber will be available to spin and you could donate that spinning to our weaver if you wish.  If she is not there just take your hand- spun with you. Please ONLY Mary Ann Carpenter will do the weaving on the floor loom for the woven consistency of the scarves .
  • After the shift: Close booth at 4 p.m.  Please cover the tables and manikin securely  with the coverings. Tidy up the booth. Leave notes for next day of any problems and/or text/call me 317-431-1675.
(Updated 5-23-19)
         Thursday, Aug. 3rd: Set up day, Thelma Goulet, ??
         Monday, Aug. 21st:  Tear down day, Thelma Goulet ??

We are organizing a SWIFT sheep to shawl team again this year to compete on Sunday, August 19th (the last day of the fair).  This is a novice group so don’t laugh too hard.



About Thelma Goulet

Happy to promote our fiber arts of spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting and teaching 4-Hers and the public with demonstrations and more.

One comment on “2019 Indiana State Fair (big changes coming in 2020)

  1. Pingback: 2019 Indiana State Fair Friday, Aug.2nd to Sunday, Aug. 18 HELP us to Demonstrate-Teach the Fiber Art of your choice. | Swift Indiana

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